Bandcamp has announced that on June 19th it will donate its entire share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
A reaction to the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, it will be giving 100% of its share to the charitable organisation, one “that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education,” Bandcamp says.
It will also allocate an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organisations fighting for racial justice and creating opportunities for people of colour.
“Beyond that, we encourage everyone in the Bandcamp community to look for ways to support racial equality in your own local community, and as a company we’ll continue to look for more opportunities to support racial justice, equality and change,” Bandcamp says.
This Friday (June 5th) it will also be waiving its fees on sales as it has been doing for every first Friday of the past couple of months, in support of artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We’ve collated some of the releases by artists who are donating 100% of their sales to Black Lives Matter causes.