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Ellis’ 2 min take on the music business and patronage

Ellis’ 2 min take on the music business and patronage


What is going on in the music industry?!
Holy smokes y’all! It has really been an amazing time for technology and for
the way we consume music in the sense that we’re able to access more music
than ever through streaming services like Spotify
and Apple music and Pandora and all those. And at the same time for artists
like myself, I really have depended, in the past, on sales… music sales, and I see
now that having memberships to these streaming services how awesome they are
and how great it is to be able to access music that I want, I myself have not bought any music in the last year (except for Hamilton!) But really it
dawned on me when I was reviewing my digital sales and recognizing that I had
a 93 percent drop in digital sales last year that things are really changing
fast. And I can no longer depend on digital sales, or physical sales, or sales at all of music to be able to do this. And so I’m
asking for your support. I’m asking you to consider becoming a monthly patreon
at whatever level works for you. A dollar a month, five dollars, ten dollars, (even a
thousand dollars!) would be awesome! I want to keep making music for you. And
even if music sales completely go away I believe that this can work. And if you
feel moved by my music and you like this idea I hope you’ll consider signing up! Thank you!
Visit patreon.com/ellis

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