Ever-popular online music storefront Bandcamp has announced the return of Bandcamp Fridays through May 2022. As COVID-19 continues to impact the music industry globally, the platform decided to re-instate its first Friday of the month promotion in which artist and label fees are waived.
Planned upcoming Bandcamp Fridays will happen on February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th.
The first of many Bandcamp Fridays to come was launched on March 20th, 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Music consumers spent $4.3 million on downloads, physical copies and merchandise — 15 times the amount of a normal Friday. All revenue goes directly to artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by the disruption of live shows.
Bandcamp’s initiative will continue providing support to the many artists who depend on touring revenue. More info about the no-fee holiday can be found here, and check this link for details and a countdown to Bandcamp Fridays.