Bandcamp Friday just got a little sweeter.
Launched by Hype Machine ahead of Bandcamp Friday, Merch Table is a simple and wildly useful tool to support artists on Bandcamp without having to manually search for individual tracks and albums. Users can copy and paste the links to their favorite Spotify playlists and the app will do all the heavy lifting, directing you to Bandcamp pages for every song in the sequence (where they’re available.)
And there’s no better time to give it a run. Today (and every first Friday of the month,) the artist-friendly streamer is donating the whole bag from song, album, and merch, sales to musicians. Announced at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the fee-less initiative is intended to buoy morale and wallets for independent musicians while playing live remains mostly out of the cards. To date, the effort has paid more than $75 million directly to artists and independent labels. However, it remains unclear whether the streamer will extend the program into 2021, which could make this the last fee-less Friday until otherwise noted.
You can give Hype Machine’s Merch Table app a run here. Hold tight for updates on when Bandcamp Friday will return.