Yesterday, mau5trap announced on social media that they would donate 100 percent of their Bandcamp earnings of the day to the George Floyd Memorial Fund. They also matched 100 percent of their net proceeds from the platform from yesterday as well.
Floyd’s family set up the GoFundMe page “to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George.” Part of the proceeds would also help support George’s children and their education.
Bandcamp and Other Record Labels Give Back
The music streaming company announced that it would waive fees on all sales made on their site on June 5th. Many artists and record labels donated their proceeds to local bail funds, Black Lives Matter organizations, and nonprofits fighting police brutality.
On its website, Bandcamp also announced the steps it would take to promote racial justice and change moving forward.
“So this coming Juneteenth (June 19, from midnight to midnight PDT) and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education.”
They continued, “We’re also allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.”
But that’s not all: The company has committed to changing things inside the music industry as well.
“We’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we build to empower them, who we promote through the Bandcamp Daily, our relationships with local artists and organizations through our Oakland space, how we operate as a team, and who and how we hire.”
Donate directly to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund page here.