What is the goal?
My goal in this project is and shall remain to create music that moves you. To create moments. I don’t want to be availing myself as a means to some unrelated end, and you don’t want me to be doing that either. But that leaves me with the challenge of how else to fund production costs.
In the words of a fellow patreon creator, "many of us regularly pay $3 for a cup of coffee, and we don’t think twice about it, yet it would seem onerous to pay $3 for something that actually brings us much more value than a cup of coffee ever could." I’m guilty of feeling this way, and frankly it wasn’t until I started self-producing music that I even cared to better understand the value economy. Asking for listener support is something that I dreaded at the beginning. Then I thought about it. Listener-supported music is untainted by third parties with impure incentives. The music is free, and everyone can listen to it. If some of you find this music valuable, then you can support it to the degree that you find it valuable, which is the transaction that most honestly reflects whatever benefit you get from my work.