It’s another Bandcamp Friday, which means if you buy my music today, Bandcamp doesn’t take their cut, which means I’m dedicating yet another post to pitching you my tunes and my merch (and my SubscribeStar page).
I make this appeal once a month or so, so I don’t want to sound like a broken record (no pun intended), but The Virus has really hit musicians hard over the last year. My royalty payments from ASCAP in 2021 (based on performances in 2020) will be virtually non-existent (I usually bring in around $200-300 in performance royalties annually from my writer and publishing accounts—not much, but it helps), because there were virtually no performances last year. Besides lost royalty payments, there’s the lost revenue from gigs, tips, and music lessons (the last of which is, thankfully, picking back up considerably—praise the Lord!).
Last May readers responded to the call and bought my tunes (you can pick up the entire discography for $19.98—a 35% discount, my biggest discount yet). If you’d like to support independent musicians, today is a great day to do it, as I’ll take home (nearly) 100% of the purchase.
I also have some interesting merch available. I’m currently offering two completely original doodles, “Bird of Paradise” and “Bleeding Heart,” for just $10 each. There are no other physical copies in existence, so you’d own these lovingly doodled marker pictures—and no one else. They make great “bathroom art”—the kind of thing that would look good in a guest bathroom, or maybe a tacky beach house.
I’m also clearing out the last few remaining “Flamin’” t-shirts for $15 (plus $5 shipping; the featured image for this post is on the shirt). These shirts are rare and I won’t be making any more of them.
An easy (and free) way to support me is to “follow” my Bandcamp page. I post updates about new merchandise, new music, and other interesting offers about once a month. It’s a good way to keep up with the latest news on my musical adventures.
Another free way to support me is to turn off your ad-blocker. The site delivers several thousand ad impressions monthly, but most of those are blocked, which means they don’t pay out. You can usually find the ad-blocker as a little widget or icon in the upper-right-hand side of your browser; click on it and it will usually give you the option to “pause” or stop the blocker from running on this site. I know ads are annoying, but seeing a few DuckDuckGo ads helps out in an incremental way.
Of course, you can always take the plunge and subscribe to my SubscribeStar page. It’s very affordable and grants you access to exclusive posts on Saturdays (and bonus content for $5 and up subscribers). It’s also the easiest way to support the site on a recurring basis.
Finally, you can send a one-time tip as well; thank you to those of you who have done so.
If you can’t afford to support the site, no worries! I’m thankful to have you here. You can always share my posts with friends, family, and other like-minded folks. And I always love comments and words of encouragement—as well as suggestions about the kinds of content you’d like to see.
Thank you again, as always, for your support.