During the height of the pandemic, Bandcamp started (March 2020) its Friday promotion, when it waived its cut of any money you spend buying music from artists or their labels on its marketplace, and it ran on every first Friday of the month.
Now, the independent music platform is reviving this project. According to its update page, it has Bandcamp Fridays scheduled for September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd.
Bandcamp says that when you buy music during a Bandcamp Friday, 93 per cent of that money goes to the artist or label on average (with the rest going to payment processing fees). That’s compared to an average of 82 per cent the rest of the time.
The break in the promotion came soon after Bandcamp was acquired by Epic Games (May of 2022), but now since Epic promised that Bandcamp would “keep operating as a standalone marketplace and music community” but that it would play “an important role in Epic’s vision to build out a creator marketplace ecosystem for content, technology, games, art, music and more,” the Friday promotion program is back.
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