Blip Discs will pass all bandcamp fees directly to artists to support East Africans impacted by coronavirus.
The London-based label and brainchild of Tom Blip, Blip Discs, which features releases from Glowing Palms, Mubashira Mataali Group, O'Flynn, and Tom Blip & Swordman Kitala, has announced that all profits from Bandcamp sales will be passed straight onto the artist.
An emergency coronavirus fund for musicians, worth up to €40million, has been launched in Germany.
GEMA, the German performing rights organisation, made the announcement today, Monday 23rd March, with the intended recipients songwriters and composers.
Artists earned $4.3 Million on Bandcamp last Friday, with almost 800,000 items sold through the platform, which had announced it would waive its fees for 24-hours in a bid to support musicians and labels during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Bandcamp, sales were more than 15 times the norm for a Friday, with peak demand seeing a staggering 11 items bought per second. Imprints such as Hyperdub also announced they would not be taking any cut from revenue, so 100% of cash would go directly to artists in those instances.
Lobster Theremin has shared three charity compilations.
Jimmy Asquith's London-based label, founded in 2013, has released some of dance music's pivotal releases.
Today (20th), the imprint has released the 'Lobster PLUR' series, which spans three releases and 35 tracks, raising money for mental health charity Mind, and homeless charity Shelter. Money from the records will also go to "an independent fund for a number of contributing artists to help give back to the music and wider community during these uncertain and strange times."
Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share for all sales this Friday 20th March, between midnight and midnight PST, in support of artists.
The online music store and platform will not be taking any cut from purchases made, in turn offering a bigger payout to record labels and their artists.
Kode 9's imprint Hyperdub has also promised to give 100% of March sales on Beatport directly to artists, and has recommended buying this Friday.
Hyperdub will give 100% of Bandcamp sales directly to the artists impacted by coronavirus this month.
The London label, run by Kode 9, made the announcement this afternoon via Twitter. The post also encouraged fans to make the most of Bandcamp's own offer to waive fees this Friday 20th March, which will further add to what artists take home.
Artists have come together to raise money for Australia's current bushfire crisis.
Since September 2019, bushfires have ravaged almost 2,000 homes, and killed at least 25 people and millions of animals. Celebrities and public figures have come together to raise funds since the fires began, including key figures from the Australian electronic music scene.
Midland has shared a previously unreleased track called 'Beyond This' via Bandcamp.
The track notably featured in the DJ's Boiler Room set at last year's edition of AVA festival, and became the source of numerous track ID request following the stream.