Artists and Labels to Give Bandcamp Revenue to Black Lives Matter Organizations
Many will support racial and social justice initiatives with tomorrow's waiver day
Published Jun 04, 2020Bandcamp is once again waiving its revenue share this Friday (June 5) to help out artists and labels affected by coronavirus lockdowns, and a number of labels and artists have announced plans to commit their earnings and share special releases in support of racial justice and change.
Below, you can find a partial list of artists and labels set to support local bail funds, Black Lives Matter chapters, anti-racist organizations and more. Participants include Jayda G, Paul Chin, TOPS, Dana Gavanski, Parallel Minds, Mint Records and Boiled Records, among many others.
Earlier this week, Bandcamp shared plans to donate 100 percent of proceeds from sales for a 24-hour period on June 19 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, committing to doing the same on Juneteenth every year going forward.
At this time, Bandcamp will waive its revenue share to support artists affected by COVID-19 once more, on July 3, on purchases from midnight to midnight PT.
You can find Bandcamp's complete list of participating artists and labels here, along with an extensive volunteer-created spreadsheet of Black producers, artists and labels here, and a list of Canadian artists who have announced plans to donate here.
Arrowhawk Records: Donating 100% of their share of digital sales to Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement; donating 100% of digital sales of Jeffrey Silverstein's You Become the Mountain to Portland Freedom Fund & National Bail Out.
Paul Chin: Donating all proceeds to Black Mental Health Matters.
Citrus City: Donating 100% of all sales for the next two weeks to organizations assisting Black LGBTQ+ communities.
Counter Intuitive: Donating all proceeds from sales to bail funds, with a matching donation up to $1000 from the label.
Dais Records: Donating proceeds from all sales to National Bailout Fund, Reclaim the Block, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, the Bail Project, Black Visions Collective MN, and Black Lives Matter.
Damnably: Donating 100% of their share of sales to Stand Against Racism & Inequality and Black Thrive; offering new merch from Otoboke Beaver, Drinking Boys and Girls Choir, and Say Sue Me.
Deathbomb Arc: Donating 50% of all profits from this Friday, as well as 25% of all profits from this week, to Black Lives Matter and bail funds.
Double Double Whammy: Donating 100% of all proceeds to the Movement for Black Lives and the Loveland Foundation.
Equal Vision Records: Sharing all proceeds from exclusive compilation with artists.
Fat Possum Records: Donating 15% of all sales to the Boys & Girls Club of Oxford, Mississippi.
Father/Daughter: Donating $1.00 for every item sold to Black Lives Matter.
Fell From the Tree: Donating to Black Visions Minnesota and the Jesse Pratt López fund for homeless black trans women.
Full Time Hobby: Sharing 100% of digital revenue with artists; releasing exclusive new track from Dana Gavanski.
Get Better Records: Donating 100% of all proceeds to the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and Black & Pink National.
Great Grandpa: Making all titles Name Your Price, with proceeds split between Black Visions Collective and Northwest Community Bail Fund.
Grimalkin Records: Releasing exclusive new cassette compilation with hand-drawn cover; all proceeds going to support releases by people of colour as well as various aid organizations.
Hit City USA: Donating all proceeds to Black Lives Matter.
Jayda G: Releasing limited edition new 12″ produced using climate-neutral processes on 140g black recycled lead-free calcium zinc-based vinyl. Sleeve in FSC certified or recycled paper. Vegan ink print. No shrink-wrap.
Maple Death Records: Donating 30% of all sales to Refugees Welcome Italia.
Merge Records: Sharing 100% of digital revenue with artists; releasing new live album from Fruit Bats, a new single from the Clientele, and Volumes 1-6 & 8-9 of Superchunk's Clambakes series.
Mint Records: Offering rare test pressings from Wares, the Pack A.D., lié and Tough Age; donating 100% of sales made from June 1 through June 7 to Black in BC Mutual Aid Fund, Black Lives Matter Vancouver, and Progressives Everywhere Bail Fund.
Pale Spring: Donating 100% of proceeds from remaining merch to Black Visions Collective.
Paradise of Bachelors: Matching all digital sales with donations to local bail funds as well as Black Lives Matter.
Parallel Minds: All sales proceeds to bail & mutual aid funds, entire discography 35% off.
Planet Mu: Donating label share of sales to Chicago Defender Charities.
Punks Against Sweatshops: Releasing exclusive compilation and T-Shirt to benefit Punks Against Sweatshops and No Sweat's Garment Workers Solidarity Fund.
Ropeadope: Offering last of the first pressings of Terrace Martin's Velvet Portraits, signed Yazz Ahmed vinyl, test pressings, and archival audio from the Ropeadope vault. Will offer early release of upcoming titles for 24 hours only, and launch crowdfunding campaign for Aaron Parks' Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man.
Rough Trade Records: Releasing entire Parquet Courts discography to Bandcamp for the first time; making a donation to Black Lives Matter.
Rough Trade Publishing: Releasing new compilation Talk – Action = Zero, with all proceeds going to benefit Black Lives Matter.
RVNG: Redistributing proceeds from all sales towards individual black artists living in NYC, and working with black community leaders to identify and reach those individuals.
Sacred Bones Records: Donating 100% of all digital sales split between the Loveland Foundation and a nationwide bail fund that splits donations among community bail funds.
Sad13: Donating all profits to bail funds.
The Secret History: Donating all digital sales to Black Lives Matter.
Shadow Show: Donating all proceeds from digital sales to Reclaim the Block.
Shall Not Fade: Offering 15% off with code "SNF15", mystery vinyl bundles, and donating all proceeds to Black Minds Matter.
Shelter Press: Donating all proceeds from exclusive new cassette by Lisa Lerkenfeldt to Aboriginal Legal Service and Common Ground.
Suburban Living: Donating all funds from a previously unreleased demo to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund.
Sub Pop: Sharing 100% of revenue with artists; releasing new LP from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, as well as new music from the Helio Sequence, Hot Snakes, Pissed Jeans, Shannon Lay & Steve Gunn, Shabazz Palaces ft. Stas THEE Boss, and Mudhoney.
Suicide Squeeze: Donating 100% of label's share to Nationwide Bail Fund.
Tetrapod: All sales go to benefit Black Visions MN; Tetrapod will match those sales with a donation to Reclaim The Block
Thrill Jockey: Releasing several LPs at a reduced price, with proceeds going to anti-racism charities; releasing a handful of limited-edition coloured LPs that were unearthed during a recent warehouse clearout.
TOPS: Donating 100% of profits on Friday to Black Lives Matter LA and Hoodstock Montreal.
Turbo Recordings: Donating 100% of digital sales in June to Minnesota Freedom Fund, Reclaim the Block and the official George Floyd memorial fund.
Whited Sepulchre Records: Donating digital sales to Black Vision Collective & Cincinnati Bail Fund.
Whities: Donating 100% of proceeds from digital sales to Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal: Matching proceeds from all sales with a donation to National Bail Out.
Window Seat: Donating 100% of all proceeds to Black Lives Matter.
Yep Roc: Sharing 100% of revenue with artists; Offering new live releases from Eleni Mandell, the Countdown Quartet, the Minus 5, Los Straitjackets, Robyn Hitchcock, Darren Hanlon, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Tift Merritt recorded at YR15.
Young Women's Music Project: Releasing compilation to raise funds for their charity which supports young women in Oxfordshire ages 14-21 to gain skills and confidence through music.