Bandcamp has announced that on March 20th, from midnight to midnight PST, the site will waive its revenue shares on music sales to “put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.”
The move comes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been affecting artists’ incomes drastically due to tour and festival cancellations.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future,” Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond wrote in a statement. “For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not.”
Check out the announcement below.
Lead photo courtesy of Marco Verch.