In a story we continue to follow and support here at Ghost Cult, Bandcamp is donation 100% of their share of proceeds of any purchases on their platform today, Juneteenth the observance of the end of slavery in the United States. From midnight to midnight PDT, and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, they will donate 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. We’re also allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color. This was sparked by the recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people here and abroad. Thanks, Bandcamp for doing this and you can read their statement they released today here.
Our pals at MetalBandcampGiftClub (https://metalbandcampgift.club) are at it again, unifying the metal community, and raising money for a great cause! The crew has launched a Bail Fund Raiser supporting Bail and Legal Funds Nationwide. Several of the metal world’s heavy hitters banded together to donate prizes, and Ghost Cult is humbled to have been included in this fine company such as Heavy Blog is Heavy, Hot Blooded Podcast, Last Rites Zine, Perfect World Productions, and Ken Kopija, (Inhale The Heavy). Your donation to the cause enters you to win, so pitch in for a great cause and maybe win some cool new giftcards from Bandcamp! MBGC has already raised 1,275.69, but much more is needed. Please donate what you can! The contest ends on June 30th. We want to help families stay together, and keep people out of jail simply because they can’t afford bail. Continue reading
Bandcamp continues to step up to the plate and support great causes. On June 19th (Juneteenth) they will begin a campaign to Support Racial Justice, Equality, and Change. This year and every June 19th hereafter the artist-centric platform will donate 100% of their profits from the sale of music to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in honor of George Floyd and many black people murdered by police in America. Read their statement below. This Friday, June 5th marks the third day where the platform will donate 100% of their share to bands and artists. Continue reading