So yesterday I sent out the invoices to my distros. Today I got a couple of mean spirited emails about that they didn’t know anything about it & could I send more evidence of it. WTF? Stuff like this is a big part of why drifting completely away from selling physical products seems so appealing to me. Asking people who owe me & the artists on the label money to pay it is already my least favorite thing to do, I don’t need people attacking me for it. I don’t want to be a bill collector, I just want to help people on the label to make enough to pay for the music addictions/careers.
I listened to a podcast between Ariel Hyatt & Bryan Meece (owner of Rockethub) about how to make the right narrative for a fan funding program, to have something feel like they are part of your personal cool & hip community. It makes me feel like part of the reason my music projects haven’t been successful is because I am not super-excited about making music right now. If I want to make music that other people find fun & exciting, first I need to have fun & be excited. The other thing I think is interesting is that they really encourage the idea of asking your family & friends to support a project instead of just relying on your fanbase; which I find really disconcerting, but I also know that every music Kickstarter that I personally know the people had a big chunk of funding come from a family member or their own credit card.
Last Night’s Dream:
I’m in Pittsburgh staying at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse House. We get up at 6:45 because Nate & Dan want to be at Giant Eagle (local grocery store) when it opens to buy copies of a book about Buck Rogers & Dick Calkins. I can’t justify spending $20 on the book & later that day I end up checking out a copy from the library.