As Bandcamp once again waives its revenue share from the platform’s sales today (June 5), many artists and record labels have plans to donate the extra revenue to Black Lives Matter and similar causes.
Bandcamp initially designated specific dates to waive their share of music and merch sales in order to help support musicians who had lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic. The last edition, which took place on May 1, paid artists a whopping $7.1 million. Yet, today through midnight Pacific, many bands and labels are looking to use the money earned from the special occasion to give back to Black Lives Matter-aligned organizations, as the country protests the ongoing issue of police brutality.
Vanyaland has assembled a list of Boston- and New-England-based acts, as well as record labels, who are using their additional funds from today’s Bandcamp sales to donate to worthy causes that seek to end police brutality and protect Black lives. This is not a complete list, and we will be updating it throughout the day.
Glacier: Donating all Bandcamp sales (physical and digital) through Monday (June 8) to Violence In Boston Inc. After June 8, digital sales proceeds will continue to be donated to Violence In Boston Inc.
Don Giovanni: “The overwhelming majority of our artists are donating 100% the money that comes in, on this day that was designed to sustain them, to be split between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers.”