There are many ways to learn a whole lot about the world without leaving home. But it sure helps if you do. After being home almost all winter and spring for a sort of improvised paternity leave which I have enjoyed immensely, I find myself nonetheless looking forward to the next big tour in a way that I haven't in a long time.
The initial roll-out of my latest solo acoustic studio album is exclusively for members of my Patreon-style Community-Supported Art program, or CSA, which you are most welcome to join at davidrovics.com/subscribe. But for listeners to my podcast, here's an album tour.
In these troubled times, around the world people seem to be asking each other, how do we fight back against this madness? In May, 1919 in Winnipeg, the working class answered this question by shutting down the city and running it themselves.
How should independent musicians survive in the streaming age? There seems to be mostly a lot of hopelessness, along with a few dead-end ideas. I have another idea: demand streaming justice. Fight back against the vulture capitalists of Stockholm. How did we get to this point? Here are my two cents.
Spotify is not single-handedly responsible for my relatively impoverished financial state as a working musician. But it is certainly one of the most prominent reasons for it.