- 24 Mar 20
Nearly 800,000 items were sold on the day the site waived its revenue shares.
On March 20, Bandcamp waived its revenue shares for a full 24 hours to help artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by covid-19. Several companies followed suit, directing all revenue directly to artists on Friday.
It ended up being the biggest sales day in the website's history - $4.3 million was spent on music that day, Bandcamp announced. The money came from the purchase of roughly 800,000 items. “That’s more than 15 times our normal Friday, and at the peak, fans were buying 11 items per second,” the company wrote.
Last Friday, fans spent $4.3 million—15x a normal day of sales—in support of artists on Bandcamp https://t.co/ElpCIN3s4f
— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) March 23, 2020
Because of the Coronacrisis Hot Press has launched the Hot Press Sessions – bringing you live performances of your favourite Irish artists from the safety and comfort of your home.
Throughout the series, our star-studded line-up will be taking over the Hot Press Instagram account (@hotpressmagazine), and live-streaming performances directly to you.
We'll also be encouraging everyone who enjoys our Lockdown Sessions to support musicians through this difficult time by buying their merch and music.
Yesterday Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' act and Ticketmaster's 'New For 2020', rapper Malaki took to the virtual stage.