Here's the deal - I believe that paid for music is going away. My manager did some math and showed me that I'm having a 93% decrease in music sales - even digital sales. And when I looked at my own music consumer habits, I saw a huge decrease as well: When I'm listening to music, I'm now streaming it via Spotify and Apple Music. And I'm guessing y'all are doing the same. And I get it.
And so a few months ago, I announced that I was planning to give my music away. And I've been doing that via email - lots of people asked me for albums and I emailed links. Today I'm happy to share that I've made it even easier.
This rainy afternoon, we got my four most recent albums uploaded to Band Camp where you can download them for free. For real. You can enter in $0 and have the tracks. That's it. No catch. Just music!!
It's here: ellisdelaney.bandcamp.com
For my health, happiness and creative energy, it is better for me to just keep making music that moves me and share it with you.... rather than try to find ways to make you pay for it.
So here, please have it! ellisdelaney.bandcamp.com
I will of course accept your money though! :-) For real! You can sign up on patreon.com/ellis or you can just contact me and find out how to become a major donor/patron of the arts for me. And through Bandcamp, you can still choose to pay something if you want to. But you are not required to! It's a gift from me, truly.
I am not saying I don't value music (I do!) and I still am ticketing my concerts and licensing music for things. But once the music is made, I am offering it freely... and it feels super great!