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Björk joins Bandcamp for Juneteenth fundraiser, donating income to Black Lives Matter UK

By | Published on Friday 19 June 2020


As part of Bandcamp’s day of fundraising for charities that seek to tackle racial prejudice and injustice, Björk has made her entire catalogue available on the direct-to-fan platform. She and her label One Little Independent will donate all income generated by sales of the records today to Black Lives Matter UK.

Marking Juneteenth – which commemorates the anniversary of slaves in Texas being freed in 1865 – Bandcamp itself will today donate 100% of its income to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. It has also announced it will donate a further $30,000 annually to organisations that fight racism.

“The current moment is part of a long-standing, widespread, and entrenched system of structural oppression of people of colour, and real progress requires a sustained and sincere commitment to political, social, and economic racial justice and change”, says Bandcamp in a blog post.

“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 organisations through our Oakland space, how we operate as a team, and who and how we hire”, it adds.

Björk and OLI are among a number of artists and labels also making their own fundraising commitments on Bandcamp today. As well as offering her records digitally, they are also being sold in various physical editions, including a number of new limited edition versions. See her full catalogue here.

You can find a full list of other artists and labels – including Perfume Genius, Deerhoof, Tunde Adebimpe, Sunn o))), Wilco, Yumi Zouma, 4AD, Ninja Tune, Domino Records, Erased Tapes Records, and Ghostly International – donating Bandcamp income to charity today here.