For the third year in a row, Bandcamp is holding a fundraiser to celebrate Juneteenth (June 19)—a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Today (June 17), from midnight to midnight Pacific Time, Bandcamp will donate 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. “This annual fundraiser is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to racial equity,” Bandcamp CEO and co-founder Ethan Diamond wrote in a statement. Find that in full below.
Bandcamp has used its Bandcamp Friday model to support a number of causes since the pandemic hit in 2020, including Black Lives Matter organizations, Ukrainian relief, abortion funds, and more. Bandcamp Fridays have been the source of more than $20 million in revenue for independent artists.