Back in March, the company launched Bandcamp Fridays, with the aim to support artists impacted by the pandemic. What they did was provide a platform and an idea that resulted in the music community responding and coming together in an unprecedented show of support, pouring more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.
The numbers provided by Bandcamp are staggering, and a symbol of hope and positiveness during what have been some tough months for the music and entertainment industries. Since the pandemic hit in March, fans have bought more than $75 million worth of music and merch directly from artists and labels, and to date, fans have paid artists over half a billion (yes, with a “b”) dollars on Bandcamp!
It’s been amazing to see Bandcamp launch and support this initiative from within, and to see all the music fans support the artists and labels they love with their hard-earned money, especially given the scarcity many of us are feeling due to lockdowns.
Starting this Friday, August 7th, the company will continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year.
Here is the Bandcamp Fridays 2020 Calendar:
August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020
Please note that the times are from midnight to midnight Pacific time. For time zone demystification, check out: http://isitbandcampfriday.com/