Since the pandemic arrived in the U.S. in March 2020, Bandcamp has declared 15 Bandcamp Fridays, so forgive me if I truncate my usual spiel. If you’ve somehow found this post without being aware of Bandcamp Friday, I’ll just say this: for 24 hours, the digital retailer passes along its usual share of revenue to […]
Bandcamp’s daylong inducement to music-shopping sprees, rebooted yet again last month, returns for its latest iteration on September 3. On the first Friday of the month for the rest of the year, the online music store will pass along its usual cut of sales to independent musicians and labels—a practice it began almost a year […]
Though live shows are returning, there’s no safer way to support artists and labels than buying music online.
We’re not out of the woods after more than a year of this, but we can still be grateful for the little things.
The U.S. could’ve had live music back already, but at least Bandcamp is still helping the artists making do without.
With concerts and tours on hold for most of the year, Chicago’s music scene doubled down on mutual aid and fundraising for community groups.
Bandcamp Friday lets you be sure that basically all your money will reach the people who made what you’re buying.
The nation may be diseased and broken, but you can still use your Bandcamp dollars to do a small kindness for musicians and labels.
Once again, it’s “Bandcamp day”—when almost all your money goes to the artists and labels you want to support.
The Reader recommends 34 recent releases for this month’s Bandcamp day.
Just in case you’ve been waiting to spend your monthly music budget till more of it would go to artists and labels
Even as Illinois reopens, artists and labels remain cut off from major sources of income—so Bandcamp is again waiving its cut of sales.
Many musicians and labels will donate the day’s Bandcamp money to support the fight for Black lives.
In the past few weeks, the Reader has recommended three dozen Bandcamp releases—and this Friday, the service will again pass its share of revenue along to artists.
On March 20, Bandcamp responds to the pandemic by giving up its cut so that all your money supports musicians. Here are six local acts to start with.