The last - and most important - Bandcamp Friday* is Fri 4 December! If you're a music fan - or have some in your life - and want to support artists whose income has been utterly devastated this year, please check out our expanded, updated and eclectic-to-a-fault Spotify playlist of Scottish artists for some great Christmas gift ideas.
*Throughout lockdown, online music store Bandcamp have been waiving their normal fees on the first Friday of every month so artists recieve 100% of anything spent.
We started Bandcamp Fridays back in March to support artists impacted by the pandemic, and in the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.
That’s incredible, but just as amazing is that since the pandemic hit in March, fans have bought more than $75 million worth of music and merch directly from artists and labels, and to date, fans have paid artists over half a billion(!) dollars on Bandcamp.
It’s a good reminder that Bandcamp Fridays are really an extension of what Bandcamp is about every day. Thank you to all the artists and labels who shared their music with us, and the fans who spent their hard-earned coins to support the artists they love.
Because the pandemic is far from over, we’ll continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year.
Stay tuned for more details, and until then we’ll continue working to make Bandcamp the best place to support artists every single day. Thank you again, and we wish you all safety and good health.