Slaid Cleaves

Slaid: I saw your breakdown on how you make money from your music: CD sales from your site, Amazon/Apple, Spotify, etc. As an American living in Norway, ordering CDs is prohibitively expensive (and I may never get to see you live), so I'm one of those fans you get 7 cents from via Spotify. Do you do Kickstarter for your records or only self-fund? Maybe you need a "send me money" PayPal account or something for people who want to flat-out donate. ;-) Regards, Craig

Slaid Cleaves responded on 03/09/2019

Hey Craig,

I appreciate your concern. It's a tricky situation. I'm starting to think on the lines of: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." So I guess begging people to "follow" and "like" and "share" is what I should do more of.

That said, I like the BandCamp model, which allows fans to pay more than list price if they choose. My latest release is available there, and I will be uploading more material this year.

Cheers -Slaid

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