Bandcamp Waves Juneteenth Commissions, Bjork, Many Other Indies Joins In
Today, June 19th from midnight to midnight PDT and every Juneteenth hereafter Bandcamp has pledged to donate 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Bandcamp is also giving an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.
“The current moment is part of a long-standing, widespread, and entrenched system of structural oppression of people of color,” wrote Bandcamp co-founder Ethan Diamond, “and real progress requires a sustained and sincere commitment to political, social, and economic racial justice and change.”
Björk Joins Dozens Of Indies Donating Today
Björk has made her entire catalog available on Bandcamp. She and her label One Little Independent will donate all income generated today to Black Lives Matter UK.
Many independent artists and labels including Deerhoof, Wilco, 4AD, Ninja Tune, Domino Records, Ghostly International, Hopeless, Jagjaguwar, Luaka Bop, and Saddle Creek are also donating Bandcamp income to a charity today.