Bandcamp has announced that they are making their popular “fee free” one-off events into a regular, monthly fee holiday the first Friday of every month.

As the coronavirus pandemic and accompanying lockdowns spread across the world in March, Bandcamp announced a special Friday release day when the company would waive its automatic cut of all sales. The fee holiday was wildly successful, leading to the platform selling 15x as many records as normal and repeat fee holidays coming about once every month since then.

The events (now known by convention and seemingly officially as “Bandcamp Fridays”) will now take place on the 1st Friday of every month through the end of the year 2020, according to an announcement on the Daily Bandcamp blog:

We started Bandcamp Fridays back in March to support artists impacted by the pandemic, and in the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels… Because the pandemic is far from over, we’ll continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year.

 

Dates for 2020 are:

August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020

Since the COVID-19 lockdowns began, fans have bought more than $75 million of music and merch on the platform, according to the release.

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