The Black Artist Database (BAD) appears to be ever evolving. The platform first launched as Black Bandcamp amid the racial justice protests of 2020. It rebranded in May, and now it has expanded outside of music with a new directory called Black Creative Database.
With the mission of “increasing visibility, work opportunities and pay for Black creatives globally,” the new database allows users looking to enlist creative collaborators to filter its talent pool by discipline and location. Listed professionals include journalists, photographers, videographers, designers and curators.
“The purpose of Black Creative Database is to surface the richness of creative talent from the global Black diaspora in pursuit of wage equity, transparency and stable employment for our extended creative communities,” reads a press release.
BAD is a collaborative effort between team members across four continents as well as volunteers worldwide. In addition to its flagship music release database, the platform provides editorial content, podcasts, and special features promoting racial equality in electronic music.