We mentioned this last month but according to the official schedule, today is the last Bandcamp Friday. If you aren’t familiar, Bandcamp Friday is a day in which the music service Bandcamp.com waives their revenue fees and gives 100% of profits to the artists. They started this as a means of giving back to artists suffering during the pandemic but as we slowly crawl towards returning to normality, the need for the platform to waive their fees is less dire. It’s been a good run and no other music platform stepped up in the way they did. Hopefully you’ve found some good music along the way and felt good about supporting artists.
More than anything, hopefully this series of Bandcamp events has gotten you into a rhythm of supporting artists directly. No shade towards Spotify, Apple Music and their ilk but there’s no better direct digital line of support for an artist than Bandcamp.
Per usual, we’ll be tweeting about the selections we find and keeping a handy list of recommendations over on Buy Music Club; the un-official playlisting site for Bandcamp selections.