Bandcamp’s revenue-waiving Fridays will continue for the remainder of 2020

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

Bandcamp generally takes 15% from digital music sales and 10% from merchandise, but for 24 hours – midnight to midnight, PST on that day – the company forfeited its revenue share.

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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.