Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’All

This is awesome

Bandcamp Daily

bandcamp-fans-given-artists-100-millionFans have now given artists $100 million USD through Bandcamp.

Fans give artists $3.5 million every month on the site, and buy more than 16,000 records a day, which works out to about one every five seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (there goes one now). In terms of units sold, Bandcamp’s share of the record industry is roughly the same as BMW’s share of the auto market back when Steve Jobs said this. Furthermore, sales on Bandcamp are up 30% in the last 12 months, at a time when the rest of the industry is down 11%. We see this growth as proof that if you give fans easy ways to directly support the artists they love, they’ll take you up on it every time. So a big, big thanks to everyone supporting artists on Bandcamp, and to all the artists and labels…

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URGENT: Volunteers needed in West Virginia water crisis

I’m reprinting this email I received from Occupy Sandy, as the link to the online version did not resolve correctly and I wanted to tweet this out. -RP


West Virginia needs our help

Please read the urgent message below from our friends with the West Virginia Clean Water Hub, a grassroots effort to get clean water to communities and help organize in the fight against Big Coal, Big Gas, Big Oil, and terrible government. These are radical folks, in it for the long haul, and they could really use some solidarity right now.

Can you answer their call?

– The Occupy Sandy Team

P.S. Read or listen to this NPR story about the scale of the crisis (WV Clean Water Hub is also featured).