Every member of Bandcamp United Union bargaining team was laid off

As news hit that about 60 of Bandcamp’s 118 employees had been laid off, one group was particularly affected – members of the Bandcamp United Union.

All of the union’s eight-person bargaining team has been laid off, along with 40 of its 67 official members lost their jobs.

The union said that 50% of union members on the editorial team, 12 of 13 union-eligible support staff, and two-thirds of union-eligible engineers were all laid off.

The union had been scheduled to return to the bargaining table today.

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Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a Berklee College Of Music professor.

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  1. I’m heartbroken, I was planning on buying a ton of stuff from Bandcamp but I can’t reward this behavior

    There’s a sore need for a new company in old-Bandcamp style, where the current artists can move to.

    There’s a good chance that sogntradr will drop the shop after all, their core business is music licensing, not sales.

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  3. I believe they’re still doing Bandcamp Fridays. If so that remains a viable option to directly support your favorite artists on the platform.

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