The gift economy model I embody only works when I trust that humanity knows how to give freely to one another when they feel inspired to. If I keep this $5 model any longer, I might as well live a fully normal life. And I might as well charge for my live concerts too. There would be no point to the last 32 months where I gave up my well-paying job, living in my house, my car, my romantic relationship, my financial security, my comfortable life. Why would anyone give all that up!? I gave it all up to pursue the dream I believe in: to live as a worldwide musician within a gift economy model, taking a stand for those who feel imprisoned by fear and scarcity, to embody the message that money is not a reason to walk away from a dream. You can see why a tiny little $5 has been like a raspberry seed in my tooth. Looking back, I realize more than ever how I set situations up like this so that I can walk my talk. I "charged" $5 for my songs for two reasons.
The second reason: Fear again. I thought I had to prove to you that I believe in my music.
- ENJOY THE ATTACHED VIDEO Releasing my song "The Call" to you with today's announcement makes me SO happy!
- I LOVE YOU, PATRONS! People choose to be my patron because they believe in me. If you feel inspired, give any amount within this purity of energy. Because of you I continue to create magic, music, and take risks. Emily Potter is creating music on Patreon!
- HOW TO HEAR THE NEW SONGS: I will openly announce all my new songs on Patreon and on Facebook. "Like" me there at: The Million Kisses Facebook Page
- CREATE WITH ME! I am creating big magic with forward-thinking videographers, recording studios, other musicians, and big wild dreamers of all kinds. If you feel inspired to create together, contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org