Bandcamp will waive its cut of sales for one day to support musicians during coronavirus pandemic

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With all live performances and tours cancelled or postponed indefinitely for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus, bands and artists have lost a major source of income.

To help raise awareness of the pandemic’s impact on musicians, as well as put some money directly into artists’ pockets, online music company Bandcamp has announced it will waive its cut of all purchases made via the site on Friday, March 20.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.