Last year, Bandcamp held a one-day fundraising sale for ‘Juneteenth’, the US holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people. It was in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. A year later, the company is to hold a second such fundraiser.
“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,” wrote CEO Ethan Diamond.
“At the same time, we are nowhere near where we need to be, and there is still much work to be done. This annual fundraiser is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to racial equity, and we’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we develop, those we promote through the Bandcamp Daily and Bandcamp Radio, how we work together as a team, who and how we hire, and our relationships with organisations local to our Oakland space.”