Bandcamp Buyer’s Guide: Artists and labels donating proceeds to BIPOC organisations
This Friday, June 5th from 6pm AEST, Bandcamp is once again waiving their fees for a full 24 hours. In light of the political unrest across the world fighting back against police brutality and systemic racism in light of the murder of George Floyd in the US and across the world, many in the music industry are doing their bit to pay the rent and will be donating proceeds to a number of charities and organisations here in Australia. We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list below of those we are aware of, and we’ll update as more come to light throughout the day. Dig deep if you can, and if you’re able to go further, there are links for further donations and petitions at the bottom of this article.
Future Classic – All proceeds to go towards Act Blue, a US based non-profit which donates to multiple charities fighting against white supremacy, and the National Justice Project, an Australian based advocacy group fighting for legal and social justice reform.
Solitaire Recordings – All proceeds will be donated to multiple US based charities including Black Visions Collective, Brooklyn Bail Fund, Black Legal Action Centre (Toronto) and Hoodstock.
Jack Colwell – All proceeds from his recently released debut album Swandream will be donated to the Aboriginal Legal Service in NSW and ACT.
Hatchie – All proceeds of her recently released cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Sometimes Always’ with the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will be donated to The Movement for Black Lives and The Loveland Foundation.
Ninajirachi – “100% of Bandcamp pre-orders and sales from Ninajirachi’s new Blumiere EP will be donated to Australian Indigenous Legal Services & Agencies across Australia.”
Soothsayer – All proceeds from their Bandcamp catalogue for the whole month of June will be donated to “Aboriginal Lives Matter” causes
Sweater Curse – All proceeds from merch and music will be donated to Murri Watch and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) ATSILS
Wolfjay – Donating 100% of proceeds to Pay The Rent and matching all donations out of their own pocket
PURPLE SNEAKERS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY, AT HOME AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO DONATE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. #BLACKLIVESMATTER
The Justice Fund for David Dungay Jr who died in police custody
Free Her Justice Fund to raise funds for incarcerated Aboriginal women imprisoned for unpaid fines
Sisters Inside, an organisation that supports criminalised women and girls, and their children, both inside and outside prison
SIGN: Justice for George Floyd
DONATE: Minnesota Freedom Fund to post bail for arrested protestors in the US
Australian Indigenous Legal Services & Agencies you can donate to:
VIC – https://vals.org.au
NT – http://naaja.org.au
NSW & ACT – https://alsnswact.org.au
WA – https://als.org.au
SA – https://alrm.org.au
QLD – https://atsils.org.au
TAS – http://tacinc.com.au