This coming Friday, February 3, Bandcamp will donate all of its proceeds from the day to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the company has announced. The move comes as a response to President Trump's recent Muslim ban that temporarily halts immigration from seven Middle East and African countries.
The company announced the plan through an open letter written by CEO and founder Ethan Diamond. An immigrant himself, Diamond described Trump's actions as “not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.”
Bandcamp donation will be made up of the 15 percent of all digital sales and 10 percent from all merchandise sales it makes through the platform. In addition to the statement, Bandcamp has also shared a selection of music from artists based in the countries affected by the executive order.
The gesture is the latest in many donations to the ACLU in recent days. Sia vowed to match fan donations to the cause while Lyft donated $1 million to "defend our constitution.". On January 30 The A.C.L.U. said it raised more than $24 million in donations since the first full day of Trump's immigration ban.