Bandcamp announces second annual Juneteenth fundraiser

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    Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 17:42
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  • Next Friday, June 18th, Bandcamp will donate 100 percent of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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  • Bandcamp will once again donate its fees to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to mark Juneteenth this year. On Friday, June 18th, from midnight to midnight PST, Bandcamp will donate all its proceeds to the NAACP. Juneteenth, which lands on June 19th each year, commemorates the end of slavery in the US. This is the second time Bandcamp has held a Juneteenth sale, following last year's edition. "We've been inspired by and joined in the growing call for racial justice and equity, and have celebrated the many new reforms, practices, and policies that bring us closer to a world where Black people and people of color can thrive without fear of violence and oppression," Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond said in a statement on their website. "At the same time, we are nowhere near where we need to be, and there is still much work to be done." Last month, Black Bandcamp, a platform created to highlight Black artists on the music service, changed its name to Black Artist Database, and remains a strong resource for discovering and supporting Black music. Read more about it, including an interview with founder Niks Delancey, here.