Bandcamp is our favorite website to buy music and receive download codes from New England artists for music submissions. We love how easy they make adding music to our library. You can download WAV files in addition to MP3, FLAC, AAC, and more. Bandcamp has a transparent, equitable revenue share with artists. An average of 82% of the money goes to the artist (or label) and it is typically received within 24-48 hours. There’s good news today: Bandcamp Friday is back in 2022 on February 4th, March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th. If you’re not sure if it’s Bandcamp Friday, you can always check isitbandcampfriday.com to find out.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandcamp Friday was a way for fans to support artists in an even bigger way thanks to Bandcamp waiving their 10% revenue share. On 17 days beginning March 2020, artists received 92% of their music and merchandise sales! More than 800,000 music fans participated with artists and labels being paid $70 million dollars.
If you’re on Bandcamp and haven’t shared your music with us yet, check out our music submission guide. With live music not fully back yet, you can use Bandcamp as an online merch table. To help you find new music to buy on Bandcamp Friday or any other day, our friends at Publi*sist put together this BNDCMPR list featuring artists in their network. Click the “buy” link to visit each artist’s profile.