What better time to show some warm, fuzzy appreciation in the form of cold, hard cash to the artists and bands you love?
Social media is currently awash with Spotify Wrapped posts, neatly glossing over the criminally small amounts of streaming royalties that the majority of artists get paid. Meanwhile, multi billionaire Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has a spare €100 million to punt on a defence startup named Helsing. Is it just me that finds that ever so slightly outrageous? But I digress.
Thankfully, Bandcamp only takes 10-15% fees on digital sales so artists see a far greater cut than those offered on other streaming services.
Even better, on the first Friday of every month since March 2020, Bandcamp have waived their revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods decimated by the pandemic.
So, in case you're interested, here are just some of my favourite Bandcamp releases from 2021. Enjoy!