As we no doubt know you’re aware of, there’s a nasty bug going around disrupting everything. At best it is doing damage to businesses both big and small. At worst, it is killing people.
When you think about it, independent artists are small business owners. Already, the low return rate from streaming has harmed their incomes, with live performances being the only solid way of gaining revenue, until now.
With all venues either facing severe curfews or complete shutdown until further notice, this last revenue stream for artists has now effectively been halted.
The website Bandcamp is doing something about it. It will forgo collecting its share of revenue from sales on the site made this Friday, March 20, the company announced on Tuesday, March 17. The initiative will be active from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m Pacific time. All sales will go to the artists and can assist greatly in this time of crisis.
MusicTAP asks that you give a listen to their music on Friday while you are practicing social distancing and caught up in shelter-in-place quarantine procedures. If you like what you hear, PLEASE consider buying the music. Again, for this one-day window, Bandcamp will NOT take their cut and the money will go to support these artists.
Below are but a few to consider, but please consider!
Thanks, and let us all do our part to flatten the curve without losing our incomes.
The Lost Dogs https://thelostdogs.bandcamp.com
Josh Lory/Young Earth Records https://youngearthrecords.bandcamp.com
Chris Neri https://chrisneri.bandcamp.com/
Curtis Eiler https://curtiseller.bandcamp.com
the b-attitudes https://theb-attitudes.bandcamp.com/
CurryCuts Music Label currycuts.bandcamp.com
Chris Taylor (“All albums are $6.00”) https://christaylor.bandcamp.com
Kerosene Halo https://kerosenehalo.net
Eric Grubbs/Caved Mountains https://cavedmountains.bandcamp.com/releases
James Byron Schoen/Edensong http://edensong.bandcamp.com
Rick Barry https://rickbarry.bandcamp.com
Bram Cools https://bramcools.bandcamp.com/
Michael Roe https://michaelroe.bandcamp.com
Dann Gunn https://danngunn.bandcamp.com/
Phil Keaggy https://philkeaggy.bandcamp.com
Eve Selis https://eveselis.bandcamp.com
Terry Scott Taylor/Daniel Amos Https://danielamosboots.bandcamp.com
The Seventy Sevens https://the77s.bandcamp.com
Gretchen’s Wheel https://gretchenswheel.bandcamp.com/
Paul Melancon https://paulmelancon.bandcamp.com/
Michael Knott https://knott.bandcamp.com/
Creeping Hush https://creepinghush.bandcamp.com/
L.S. Underground https://lsunderground.bandcamp.com/
The Successful Failures https://music.thesuccessfulfailures.com/
Jeff Elbel + Ping https://ping.bandcamp.com/
And How andhow1.bandcamp.com
By Torchlight bytorchlight.bandcamp.com
Golems of the Red Planet http://golemsoftheredplanet.bandcamp.com
Cait Brennan https://caitbrennan.bandcamp.com/music
Ojo Taylor https://ojotaylor.bandcamp.com/
Steve Layton https://stevelayton.bandcamp.com/
Jim O’Dell https://jimodell.bandcamp.com
The John Sally Ride https://thejohnsallyride.bandcamp.com/
Andy Tillison/The Tangent https://andytangent.bandcamp.com/
Craig Carlstrom/Orbis Max http://orbismax.bandcamp.com/
William Steffey https://williamsteffey.bandcamp.com/
Derri Daugherty https://derridaugherty.bandcamp.com/
Eric Matthews https://ericmatthews.bandcamp.com/
Altar Boys https://thealtarboys.bandcamp.com/
Futureman Records https://futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com/