Bandcamp to donate profits to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The site’s profits from 19 June will be directed to the civil rights organisation

On 19 June, Bandcamp will be donating 100% of its sales for 24 hours towards the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. This move comes in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and “the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the US and around the world,” Bandcamp wrote on its website.

The site will, additionally, set aside $30,000 annually to partner with “organisations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of colour.”

Bandcamp’s CEO, Ethan Diamond wrote in a statement:

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“We stand with those rightfully demanding justice, equality, and change, and people of color everywhere who live with racism every single day, including many of our fellow employees and artists and fans in the Bandcamp community.”

Read the full statement here.

Earlier this year, Bandcamp announced a series of four revenue-waived Fridays, in which the site would give up its share of profits for a 24 hour period, to see 100% of sales go towards supporting artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two revenue-waived Fridays saw $4.3million and $7.1million in sales respectively.

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