Bandcamp is doing this to help artists:
To support musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bandcamp is waiving our revenue share on all sales this Friday, March 20, from midnight to midnight PST.
— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) March 17, 2020
Radioactive Man, one of my all-time favourite artists sent out his mail today:
Where to start with this message… What a shitstorm.
Future unknown for everyone on the planet ..
Seems like a nightmare and every day so far during this, for a split second when I wake up I think to myself ‘ I just had the worst nightmare.’ ..Am sure I’m not the only one doing that..
Now is not the time for the blame game, but to try and help each other as much as we can..
The good folk at Bandcamp have kindly offered to help artists by taking their percentage off of orders for 24 hours as of midnight tonight..
I’d like to donate 50% of all sales for that period to my local food bank which helps people in need ..
It’s basic needs we need to help with at the moment.. www.trusselltrust.org/what-we-do/
I was in the process of doing this Tee shirt recently before said shitstorm.
It’s a silver hand screenprinted logo on a black Gildan tee with the logo from the recent Doors to Manual 4x vinyl release which is also still available..
50% of profit off this Tee will go to the aforementioned trust as long as it’s on sale for..
(At the moment it’s a 6 week campaign as the tees are made to order)
Details on my page..
Yes I’m trying to help myself too as obviously all gigs are cancelled and the vinyl/mastering business I work in is in serious trouble along with every single other business worldwide due to this pandemic.
I’m certainly not going to rely on our government to help me hence trying to do something here..
I’ve also uploaded some previously unavailable remixes from the Growl album from 2008 feat the likes of Luke Vibert, Paul Blackford, Christopher D Ashley amongst others titled Gnarl and Gnash Ep’s in my Discography..
All that remains to say is let’s help each other as much as we can through this, especially the weak, the elderly, people with underlying health issues and the homeless..
Finally the governments and leaders of this world might realise we don’t live in an economy, we live in a society, albeit a very delicate one..
Things will have to change when this goes away.. Maybe something positive will come of all this.. it’s gonna have to ..
Love to all, look after yourselves and each other