Dedicated website launched to showcase and support black artists on Bandcamp
In line with Juneteenth, Bandcamp have announced that they will be donating its share of sales made across the site today towards the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The CEO, Ethan Diamond announced this earlier through a press statement:
“We stand with those rightfully demanding justice, equality, and change, and people of colour everywhere who live with racism every single day, including many of our fellow employees and artists and fans in the Bandcamp community.”
In recent weeks a spreadsheet went viral online listing a widespread assortment of black musicians and artists selling music via Bandcamp. This has since been overhauled into a dedicated web platform allowing for interactive updates and easy access browsing. A consortium of community driven designers, developers and activists have worked hard on the project to breathe life into the resource ensuring longevity and dependability in the future as Niks Delanancy explains:
“With this site, we hope to showcase, leverage and directly support as many Black artists, producers and labels from different spectrums of the music. Driven by an energised and enthusiastic community, we encourage you to consider these artists when purchasing music, and continue to circulate and add to the site.”
We encourage you to visit the platform HERE and make as many purchases as you can via Bandcamp today.