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Bandcampers Banding Together For Ukraine

Scores of artists on the music-streaming site are donating profits to war relief efforts.

Another month, another Bandcamp Friday. But this time, there’s a twist: Scores of artists and labels are donating some or all of their proceeds toward Ukrainian war relief efforts. Here’s a partial list of some of the acts getting in on the action. Send them your money:


Big Wreck

Big Wreck – consisting of Ian Thornley (vocals, guitar), Dave McMillan (bass), Chris Caddell (guitar) and Sekou Lumumba (drums) — will release a special cover of the powerful and emotive Sting song Russians, originally released in 1985. The track will be available digitally, exclusively via Big Wreck’s Bandcamp on Friday, March 4 at 12:01am ET. It will be priced at a $1.25 minimum with the option to pay more. 100% of proceeds from Bandcamp Friday sales, will be donated to the UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency), aligning with Bandcamp’s initiative of providing 100% of their share of sales back to the artist on the first Friday of every month. The UNHCR is on the ground aiding refugees fleeing the crisis in Ukraine. This is the same organization that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively recently committed $1 million.


Balaklava Blues

Toronto-based Ukrainian Canadian duo Balaklava Blues have released a timely new single called Shelter Our Sky. It arrives in tandem with their announcement of a collaborative NFT project that seeks to raise funds in support of Come Back Alive, a Ukrainian NGO that helps Ukrainian military, volunteers, and their families on the basis of crowdfunding, inviting artists to contribute works inspired by the song, and its powerfully moving video.



All OSEES and John Dwyer-related project sales on Bandcamp today, Saturday & Sunday will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross.


Monkeytown Records

We are deeply shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people. This Friday, March 4, all our revenue from Bandcamp will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross. If you can, please support the humanitarian organization of your choice.


Big Potato Records

We will be giving all the revenue saved from Bandcamp (10%) plus 10% more from sales on the day to British Red Cross who have a fund set up to pass on to Ukrainian Red Cross.


International Chrome

100% of the money we take for International Chromies Vol. 10 will be directed to the Ukrainian Red Cross and other charities working with people displaced by the war in Ukraine. As this is an ever-changing situation we’ll send the money to wherever we think needs the most help at the time we send it, and will be prioritising those working with POC who are experiencing extra difficulties at border crossings — if you can afford to do so we encourage donating directly as well.


Cruel Nature Records

We will be donating any proceeds up until the end of the weekend to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. This is in addition to the £200 we donated earlier this week.


Charlie Butler

All proceeds from Live at DOUBLEDOTBASH will be donated to the British Red Cross’ Ukraine Crisis Appeal.


Michel Banabila

Just to let you know we are making a fundraiser album with Ukrainian artists that will be released by Maryana Golovchenko on Bandcamp Friday.


Felte Records

Fiends, we are going to use this Bandcamp Friday moment to encourage our fans to donate to help those in need in the senseless conflict occurring in Ukraine. We will be donating modest amounts to these three non-profit organizations. These are just a few of many. There are plenty of non-profits to choose from & any amount helps.


Chute Records

We’re donating £1 from any order on Friday to Unicef’s Ukraine Protect Children Fund.


Cached Media

Independent from whatever sales occur this week/end we will be making a donation to relief efforts to benefit those displaced, injured, or otherwise impacted by the Russian governments aggression towards Ukraine.



Thieves! Out now is a collection of 14 unreleased tracks from the Thief archives. You can purchase it for $5 (or more) and 100% of that money will go to a Ukrainian relief fund of your choosing (UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Voices of Children, UN Refugee Agency, International Medical Corps). You will receive a receipt of the donation in a day or two.


Copper Feast Records

It’s Bandcamp Friday at the end of this week and as well as having some killer vinyl releases available, we will be making all of our digital back-catalogue Pay What You Want for the day, with all of the money raised being donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross.


Permanent Vacation

Please help us to raise money for the people in the Ukraine by buying this compilation. 100% will go to unitedhelpukraine.org Many thanks to all the artists for providing their music.



All sales proceeds from the 12″ + CD bundle / for Ukraine will go to Ukraine Humanitarian Aid and Fundacja Ocalenie/Rescue foundation.


The Coathangers

Give a dollar or more if you got it. Thank you for your support. All proceeds from Putin Lights Up The Fires will be donated to CARE for its Ukraine Crisis Fund, which will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance. Prioritizing women, families, and the elderly, CARE aims to help at least four million Ukrainians affected by the crisis.



Today we don’t feel really good sharing our next release, because of the current situation. That’s why we want to take action and decided that all the income on Schimmer Records in the next 2 weeks will be donated to help Ukraine.


The Jewel Garden

When I was a teenager obsessed with places far away from Oklahoma, I read a lot about various countries in Eastern Europe. This all bled into a lot of the music I made at the time, for better or worse, and when I started my first ambient (guitar) project in 95 (right after I got a Boss PS-3 for my birthday!), I called it Ukraine. I decided to (lightly) remaster all of the recordings I still have of the project and am gonna release a compendium of them on tomorrow as a pay-what-you-want deal w/ all the proceeds going to Ukrainian organizations, artists, etc. It’s a small thing, but hell.