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Just about a year ago, we were settling into a weird new normal of lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing. One bright spot amidst the gloom was the emergence of a new monthly holiday for music lovers — Bandcamp Friday, during which the outfit waived its usual fees and gave artists a much-needed financial boost. The tradition continues in 2021 — the next one hits on May 7.

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A new year is here and there’s a world of sound to sink into over on Bandcamp. See below for some recent recommendations — and don’t forget that Bandcamp Fridays, during which the platform waives its standard fees, are still a thing in 2021.

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If you’re anything like us, your hard drives are stuffed to the proverbial gills with the spoils of past Bandcamp Fridays, during which Bandcamp waives its usual fees, offering a much-needed infusion of cash to artists and labels. Clear some more digital space. The next Bandcamp Friday is Nov. 6 — and we’ve got a few recent/recommended items to grab below.

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The weirdest summer ever rolls on. Who can say where the rest of 2020 will take us? But as always, there’s still a deep well of sound to dip into over on Bandcamp. A refreshing escape! Here are a few recent/recommended selections — and remember that on the first Friday of each month this year, Bandcamp is waiving its fees, sending a necessary infusion of cash into the pockets of artists and labels. The next Bandcamp Friday is September 4. Fill up that shopping cart …

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Bandcamp is stepping up once again on June 19 in honor of Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. For 24 hours, the platform will donate all of its our share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization dedicated to effectively enacting racial justice and change through […]

Bandcamp threw thousands of musicians a lifeline in March by waiving its fees for 24 hours, ensuring that all cash spent went directly to artists and labels. The music community showed up in a big way, spending $4.3 million. Every good deed deserves an encore, so Bandcamp is waiving fees again on Friday, May 1. […]