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(From the bottom of my heart…)
Because of your direct contributions I continue to keep at it and flourish with this independent artistry! I ask for your contributions here only because the music/entertainment industry (and big business in general) unfortunately still exploits its artists and talent, with most large corporations continuing to short-change people in order to maximize profits. That’s why YOU – the people, the patrons of the arts, the real-recognize-real (!) – are the ones I’ve come to rely on.
For every $1 you give here, I’ll retain 87¢. Compare that to streaming sites (e.g. Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) where they require OVER 4 MILLION streams PER MONTH just for an artist to earn minimum wage; it’s not sustainable, it’s certainly not fair.
While I support every artist’s decision to do as they feel called, I believe in maintaining Personal and Artistic Integrity, Expression and Creative Freedom as a Creator (and Human Being!), and refuse to submit and pump out content beholden to soulless advertisers, run-of-the-mill corporations and special interests.
I push forward as an independent (and interdependent) community enterprise, and I’m an underground MC through and through. This choice/course of action compels me to personally bankroll my operational expenses (including but not limited to – Recording, Licensing, Mixing/Mastering services, Equipment, Graphic design, Video production, Marketing/Promotions, Distribution, Web hosting/services, Online solutions & more) in order to deliver you the highest-quality, substance-driven content you’ve come to expect (and can always count on me for!). What that also means is the moment you decide to DIRECTLY kick me $10 (or any amount!), you are strengthening my ability to sustain and grow, so that I can better serve you AND our community (*Added bonus – you know exactly where your contributions are going!).
That said, I recognize there are MANY ways to lend your support other than just cold-hard cash (*for example – one of the BIGGEST ways you can support is to sign-on to the PakBackers Mailing List if you haven’t already!), but the monies definitely helps – helping keep the lights on and keep the records+videos+messages coming.
So, if you can swing it, please consider making a contribution at this time. But more importantly, please keep vibing with a Pak and his artistry. And enjoy the ultra-organic, keep-ya-light and carried-on-high empowered ride while you’re at it 😀
Always with Love, Light, Appreciation & a Thousand THANKS!
-Sam “Pak-1” John