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Sub Pop, Merge, and 400 Other Labels and Artists Donating Today’s Bandcamp Proceeds to the ACLU

Artists and Labels Donate in Response to President Donald Trump's Immigration Ban

Feb 03, 2017 Xiu Xiu Bookmark and Share

Today might be a good day to buy something from Bandcamp. Earlier this week Bandcamp CEO and founder Ethan Diamond announced that today the website will be donating all their proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (the ACLU) in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban targeting countries that are predominately Muslim. But of course the website only makes a portion of the sales, the rest goes to the labels and artists. Now a selection of over 400 indie labels and artists have announced that today they are also donating all their portion of Bandcamp’s proceeds to the ACLU.

The labels include Merge, Sub Pop, Hyperdub, Killer Rock Stars, Epitaph, ANTI-, ATO, City Slang, DFA, Fat Possum, Mexican Summer, and Run for Cover. Merge are “making a donation to the ACLU matching 100% of proceeds from Bandcamp purchases.” The artists include Four Tet, Speedy Ortiz, Sad13, Los Campesinos!, and Xiu Xiu (who are donating all of their Bandcamp proceeds for the next four years to the ACLU). The full list of bands and labels, with links to each Bandcamp page, can be found here.

Diamond had this to say earlier this week: “Last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.” You can read the full statement by clicking through to the Bandcamp post where Diamond has also collected songs by artists from each of the seven countries targeted by the immigration ban (plus one artist from Mexico).

(Via Pitchfork)


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