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Fans spent $4.3 million on Bandcamp during last Friday’s artist fundraiser

The music site waived its usual commission fee.

March 23, 2020
Fans spent $4.3 million on Bandcamp during last Friday’s artist fundraiser

Last Friday, Bandcamp waived its service fee on sales for a day, putting more money in the pockets of musicians who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement from Bandcamp today, fans spent $4.3 million over the day, with over 800,000 pieces of music and merch sold on the site. "That’s more than 15 times our normal Friday," the company said in a statement, "and at the peak, fans were buying 11 items per second."

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Fans spent $4.3 million on Bandcamp during last Friday’s artist fundraiser