Bandcamp Donating All Proceeds To ACLU For Sales Made Friday
The ACLU has seen donations flood in as it leads opposition to President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily restricting entry into the US by refugees and by people from seven majorly Muslim countries.
Bandcamp's founder and CEO, Ethan Diamond, stated that he himself is a descendant of immigrants and that bandcamp would be donating 100 percent of its share of the proceeds.
"We at Bandcamp oppose the ban wholeheartedly, and extend our support to those whose lives have been upended," Diamond wrote in a blog post. In addition, over 400 artists and labels announced they would be donating their proceeds from Friday's Bandcamp sales to the ACLU.
Bandcamp is a digital music store that offers releases from indie labels such as Sub Pop, Domino, Merge and Epitaph, as well as independent artists including Sufjan Stevens and They Might Be Giants.