Today is The Final “Bandcamp Friday” of 2020

As previously announced, Bandcamp has waived fees for bands one Friday, every month, for  2020 since the coronavirus (COIVISD-19) pandemic began. The relief dates have paid out over $75 million dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform, as bands seek relief. Today, December 4th, 2020 is 2020’s final Bandcamp Friday! The additional relief days do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. Fans have paid artists $627 million using Bandcamp, and $19 million in the last 30 days alone. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see its Fair Trade Music Policy. However, this is an amazing gift to bands and a great day for fans to load up and support bands if you can. Continue reading

Listen to Devin Townsend’s Cover of a Christmas Classic – “Silent Night”

 

As we previously reported, Devin Townsend will host his “A Very Devy Christmas” Live Stream special on December 23rd, and now finally has a Christmas song to share, to get you into the spirit of the season. Listen to Devy’s lovely rendition of the classic religious carol, “Silent Night.” Devy plans to record and release more holiday tracks from the sound of it! The track also marks Townsend’s very first appearance ever on Bandcamp as a solo artist.  

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Today is The Next to Last “Bandcamp Friday” for 2020

As previously announced, Bandcamp will continue to waive fees for bands one Friday, every month, for the remainder of 2020. The relief dates have paid out millions of dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform that day, as bands seek relief from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. Today, November 6th, 2020 is this month’s Bandcamp Friday! The additional relief days do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see its Fair Trade Music Policy. However, this is an amazing gift to bands and a great day for fans to load up and support bands if you can. Continue reading

Author And Punisher Releases “Live 2020 B.C.” Album

Industrial Metal act Author & Punisher has surprise-released a live album “Live 2020 B.C.” Album. The album was created while the band was direct support for Tool on the Fear Inoculum tour, for which the band was direct support for three months, before the pandemic. We’ve been jamming this out, and it kills! You can purchase and stream the album over at Bandcamp and buy special bundles of merch too! 

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Korn Shares Cover of Charlie Daniels “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” ft. Yelawolf

Korn has shared a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” Yelawolf exclusively via Bandcamp today at the link below.  All proceeds from the track will be donated to  Awakening Youth,  a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons. Daniels passed away earlier this month at age 83 after suffering a stroke.  Recorded during the sessions for the critically acclaimed chart-topping epic The Nothing (Roadrunner), the track honors the late Daniels. 

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Bandcamp to Waive Fees for Artists on “Bandcamp Fridays” for The Rest of 2020

As previously announced, Bandcamp will continue to waive fees for bands one Friday, every month, for the remainder of 2020. The relief dates have paid out millions of dollars to bands while taking no fees, encouraging fans to spend more on the platform that day, as bands seek relief from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. The additional relief days do not include artist subscription payments or vinyl pressing campaign pledges. For more information on Bandcamp’s revenue share, please see its Fair Trade Music Policy. However, this is an amazing gift to bands and a great day for fans to load up and support bands if you can. Continue reading

HUM Releases New Album “Inlet”, First New Release in 23 years 

Seminal alternative rock/post-hardcore outfit Hum have released a new album, Inlet, their first since 1998’s Downward Is Heavenward on Bandcamp, streaming in its entirety.  The new album was enginered by Hum members Matt Talbott and Tim Lash along with James Treichler. Released via Talbot’s own Earth Analog Records, the album is available via various digital platforms with vinyl due out late this summer.

 

https://humband.bandcamp.com/album/inlet

Bandcamp Will Donate 100% of Their Share of Sales Today to Support Racial Justice, Equality, and Change

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. 

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41 Bands Will Donate Their Bandcamp Sales on June 5th to The National Bail Fund Network

A large group of underground heavy music and punk bands have united in solidarity to donate money earned from sales on Bandcamp’s June 5th “free day” (when Bandcamp will not take their cut of sales from bands) to the memory of George Floyd, murdered by a police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, MN. Forty-one bands will donate their proceeds to the National Bail Fund Network. The group  organizes to end all forms of detention, criminalization, and surveillance. The charity uses community bail funds as organizing tools to free people and push to abolish detention. For more information on bail funds, please visit: https://bit.ly/WhyBailFunds To get involved, head to the Bandcamp pages below and buy on Friday, June 5 from 12 – 12 PST! More importantly, you can donate to the National Bail Fund directly here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid. Among the bands participating include Lightning Born, Haunt, Astral Witch, Throne of Iron, Emblem, Obsequiae, Smoulder (we became aware of this initiative from a friend sharing their post), and many more. Please support these bands and this cause if you can!  Continue reading

Bandcamp Will Donate 100% of Their Share of Profits on June 19th to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

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