BLACK LIVES MATTER x Bandcamp Day
Hey dear comrades!Tomorrow is Bandcamp day again and for sure, all pleasurable and consumerist activities (like buying music) come under pressure right now to justify themselves in the light of more pressing things happening; that being—more than any other at the moment perhaps—the current upsurge of Black people primarily in the USA fighting for their rights, for recognition, justice and appreciation. There's a great urgency in this fight for a change, maybe a revolution someday. Therefore it might seems like quite a vain thing to do: spending your money on digital or physical music media; and in fact, it would be the better choice to invest that money in support structures for Black or otherwise repressed people worldwide instead. Still, it might be easier to clear the hurdle of donating to these structures and networks, when it's connected to a thing we are doing almost everyday anyway and is immediately sensual to us—like listening to and consuming music. Let's do our little contribution to the greater cause by using tomorrow's Bandcamp day to support artists and labels that again are supporting the fight against racism, racial prejudice, injustice, inequity and exploitation. This is a list of different organizations in the USA and UK that are currently fundraising to give legal defense to Black people, build up bail funds or support the Black communities in other ways(*): NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Black Lives Matter Black Vision Emergency ReleaseFund Minnesota Freedom Fund Brooklyn Bail Fund Reclaim The Block Campaign Zero https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd https://www.stophateuk.org/fundraising ✊🏿✊🏿 Check these resources as well, if you want to read up on the matter: Black Lives Matter - Ressourcen auf Deutsch Anti-racism resources (for white people) Protest Help, Money and Petitions: ✊🏿✊🏿 So, tomorrow Bandcamp will pass on their share from online sales and give them directly to the artists and labels. Bandcamp itself compiled an extensive list of labels and artists, which in turn donate their tomorrow's proceedings to different organizations supporting the current Black struggle—featuring revered labels such as Whities, Optimo Music, NNA Tapes, Dark Entries, Dais Records, Deathbomb Arc, RVNG Intl and many more. Find the list here: Artists and Labels Offering Donations, Special Merch, and More on Friday, June 5 (Note, that it also includes labels/artists that just offer some special deals for the Bandcamp day.) On Juneteenth (June 19) Bandcamp will donate 100 percent of their share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Very great to see is that a vast bunch of artists and labels from Poland support the currently ongoing protests in the USA together by sharing all tomorrow's proceedings to Black Lives Matter and bail funds and also encourage everyone to support POC artists and give (direct) support to activists and organizations like the ones above. Here's a list of Polish artists and labels that participate in this—among them are Pointless Geometry, 𝓰𝓵𝓪𝓶𝓸𝓾𝓻.𝓁𝒶𝒷𝑒𝓁, zodiaque tapes and a whole lot more: https://www.facebook.com/pointless.geometry/posts/2576747285926194 Furthermore, there's a lot of great labels working with black artists and constantly bringing underground producers and musicians to the fore, which are absolutely worth checking out and supporting: Night Dreamer Labour Tapes PTP Fade To Mind International Anthem Recording Company Curl Don Giovanni Orange Milk … ✊🏿✊🏿 And of course, don't forget to take it to the streets this Sunday: Black Lives Matter - Demo Leipzig BLACK LIVES MATTER Lastly, if you decide to buy any of our releases through Bandcamp tomorrow, we as U-Bac will donate that money to the BLM campaign as well. »Fight the powers that be!« ✊🏿✊🏿 (*) We copied these links from other, trustful websites. However, you might want to check yourself how these funds/organizations operate and which one of them you want to support and in what way you.