Bandcamp donated its share of each sale on Friday to the Transgender Law Center that totalled more than US$100,000.
Total sales for the day topped US$700,000 on Friday. Using its average commission rate of 12%, Bandcamp’s donation was about US$84,000. However, more than 200 artists and labels also pledged a percentage of their sales on the day, putting the total contribution at more than US$100,000.
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Bandcamp hasn’t taken kindly to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to prevent transgender people from serving in the country’s military for a variety of ridiculous reasons like medical costs, and the streaming platform is fighting back.
Today the company has announced that it will donate 100% of its profits this Friday August 4 to the Transgender Law Centre, in a similar fashion to its protest against Trump’s infamous ‘Muslim Ban’, which saw profits donated to the ACLU.
“Bandcamp is a platform for artistic expression, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, is welcome here,” Bandcamp says. “We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalized.