For artists and labels around the world, Bandcamp sales have represented a much-needed lifeline during the pandemic. The online music platform’s initiative to waive their usual 15% cut of download sales and 10% cut of physical and merch sales on certain dates has meant proceeds from purchases go directly to musicians, and Bandcamp’s first four fee-waive days have already resulted in revenue of more than $20 million. Now, Bandcamp Fridays are becoming a regular fixture, taking place on the first Friday of the remaining months of 2020.
Today marks the first Bandcamp Friday of the fall season, and we wanted to highlight 10 women-led acts from Latin America, the U.S., and Europe, spanning pop, indie rock, experimental electronic music, and more. From up-and-coming singers to cutting-edge producers, these women represent only a sample of the endless talent you can find on Bandcamp. Check them out and if you like what you hear, consider opening up your wallet and sending some support their way.