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Bandcamp Shares Results Of Fee-Cut Day
Christian Eede , March 23rd, 2020 18:52

The company dropped its usual 15% share of sales made via the platform last Friday

With Bandcamp having last Friday (March 20) decided to waive its share of all purchases made via the platform, the sales figures are now in.

The music purchasing platform, which is one of the most direct ways to support artists without gigs through the COVID-19 pandemic, reports that fans bought nearly 800,000 items, be that physical music and merchandise or digital downloads. This amounted to total sales of $4.3 million.

This is a significant contrast to an average Friday, Bandcamp says, with around 47,000 items typically being sold on that day.

Find more information via Bandcamp here, and catch up on our feature of tQ writers' Bandcamp tips from last Friday here.