Bandcamp sales top £5.7 million on no fee day

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With all of proceeds going to artists and labels.

Bandcamp sales from its recent no fee day have topped £5.7 million.

While the site normally takes a 15% share of digital sales and 10% from merchandise sales, on the 1st May the platform waived these fees – for a second time – in order to support artists during the Coronavirus pandemic – subsequently drawing in £5.7 million in sales.

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It is a £2.25 million increase in sales from Bandcamp’s first no fee day on the 20th March, which resulted in over £3.45 million being spent during the 24-hour period – fifteen times the average amount spent on site on a Friday.

Bandcamp will hold forthcoming no fee days on 5th June and 3rd of July, from 12am PST on Friday to 12am PST on Saturday.

Head here for more info.