Bandcamp to donate Friday's proceeds to help protect voting rights in the US

Bandcamp have announced that they’ll donate their portion of proceeds from sales on Friday (September 28) to a fundraiser to protect voting rights in the US.

They’re also using the occasion to encourage people to register to vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections in the country, which will take place on November 6.

Bandcamp take a 15% cut from digital sales and 10% from merchandise sold through the website – and 100% of that cash will be go towards the Voting Rights Project which is led by the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, which protects “the right to vote and ensure that right is afforded equally to all.”

A statement on Bandcamp says: "Now more than ever, we need to make sure that every person who wants to exercise their right to vote can do so easily, without hassle, anxiety, or obstruction."

On February 3, 2017, Bandcamp donated their profits from sales to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in light of President Trump’s executive order which prevented refugees from entering the country for 120 days.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.