Bandcamp to give all proceeds to artists for 24 hours this Friday

Bandcamp to give all proceeds to artists for 24 hours this Friday

The spread of COVID-19 and the lockdowns following it has made things even more challenging for independent musicians to make a buck. They've since turned to playing online gigs, merch sales, and streaming to get by.

To help out these artists, Bandcamp has announced on Tuesday (03/17) that they will be waiving their revenue shares on music sales for 24 hours this March 20 (Friday) at midnight PST (or March 20-21 starting at 3 p.m., Philippine time). They will be "rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists' pockets."

"It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time," Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond writes in a statement.

Gigs are cancelled, here's how you can support your favorite musicians

Here are some acts and their latest offerings on Bandcamp you can help out:

Peril Streep - Silent Battles EP

Sound Architects - Regenesis

AOUI - AOUI

Thirds - YORK1

January - VIVE

Ciudad - Ciudad Forever

Ruru - The Odds

The Mind is a Terrible Thing - Mother Night

Blood Pact - Blood Pact

tidal - life after

Dana Blaze - REVENGE

Irrevocable - Where Is Home?

pillow talk - middle child

Various ArtistsPilipinas Hardcore Vol. 2 Compilation

Polar Lows - Hereafter

Forests - 'Dakota'

mutesite - re

50HUNDRED - SOULS3

Jan Romina - 'On the Line'

Social Climb - 'For You'

Thomas the Death Train - Ordinary People and Exceptional Beasts

Awktard - I'm Conscious

fcj - 'Like the Movies'

Rusty Machines - 'Until'

Wicked Adobo

Marjannah - Istana

At Last Farewell - 'Lucid' 

For more recommendations, check out Bandwagon's list of notable releases from 2019.