“FREE MUSIC FOREVER!”
What can I say?! I want you to have it without anything getting in the way! 😀 And also because all this middle-man sh*t is seriously messed up. Major record labels, big companies like Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon and even a lot of smaller ones too, they all charge artists a premium for their services but only cut us a TINY percentage of revenue generated. My costs might not seem like much at first, but trust me, it quickly adds up. Seriously, for all the time and energy and expense us creators are required to pay (especially us relatively unknown/upcoming/underground artists, think of us as small businesses, like mom-and-pop shops yo!) just to get our stuff in the door and keep our music up on their platforms/sites?? Well it’s an insult and a disrespect, not just to the artist, but to the fans/supporters of that artist too! (Read on to find out what I mean).
Consider this, would you rather give $10 DIRECTLY to your favorite artist(s), or, to a giant corporation that then kicks that artist pennies (even fractions of pennies!) on the dollar?! Yup, that’s what I thought, me too 😉 Whenever I have the option to, I make sure my money and my contribution is going DIRECT to the artist as much as possible. I don’t want to “sell-out” or compromise my vision/message as an artist just to stay afloat, but I also want to make the highest-quality sh*t I can! But above all, I want to make sure that YOU (the listener/supporter) has the dopest experience possible (that means NO junk ads, NO product placements, NO pay-to-remove-advertisements bullsh*t).
Which is why I’m asking you to please consider a donation/gift at this time via the DONATE BUTTON below (ANY amount is welcome, supremely appreciated (!!), and goes a loooong way!).
I mean it! It’s YOUR donations that make what I’m doing possible yo! Real talk! For every $1 direct donation, I receive about 87¢ (PayPal takes the other 13¢ in fees), whereas with an iTunes purchase, I’d see 9¢ (WTF right?!). For Spotify (and other similar streaming sites) I’d need OVER 4 MILLION streams per month just to earn MINIMUM WAGE (that’s f*ckin’ nuts yea?!). Writing, Recording, Mixing/Mastering, Equipment, Graphic designs, Video production, Marketing/Promotions, Distribution, Web hosting/services, along with the thousands of hours it takes to put all this kickass goodness together & produce the tightest sh*t I possibly can for y’all (!), well, it all adds up & costs a pretty penny yo! But check it. When YOU donate DIRECTLY from this site, you’ll be enabling me & my teammates to continue operations and expand reach. YOU will be the reason I can keep on being an indie artist who’s creating QUALITY and REAL sh*t you can FEEL and FEEL-GOOD about backing!
No pressure though, sincerely. Main thing is you please CHECK OUT THE MUSIC & STAY CONNECTED (i.e. sign-on to my PakBackers Mailing List if you haven’t already!). That’s my biggest ask above all 😉 And now, continuing on, with nothing but Love, Light, Aloha, Best Wishes & a Thousand THANKS! -Sam “Pak” John
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