The hospitality industry has been one of the first places to be hit since early news of Covid-19 pandemic. With it now in full force artists, labels, DJ’s, agents, venues and all musical ventures are either completely finished or hanging by a thread.
While this outlook is fairly bleak, it’s great to know that streaming platforms may hit an all-time high’s and this time for reflection may also influence further creativity from artists. It’s been particularly positive to see the music scene stand together as one and Bandcamp lead the way with their latest initiative.
If your new to Bandcamp or have that wish list you’ve been meaning to download, it couldn’t be a better time to support.
See their full statement:
To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.
For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.
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.
Co-Founder & CEO