Community-Supported Art (CSA)
Click one of the “Subscribe” buttons below to join, and you will help make it possible for me to keep recording and touring…
People don’t buy physical recordings much anymore, and most people rarely pay to download anything. Mostly people get their music via streaming services these days — which is great for exposure, but terrible in terms of paying artists anything meaningful.
This situation has created a crisis for artists, many of whom have been unable to continue recording, touring, etc. Those of us who still manage to make ends meet are either getting millions of streams on a monthly basis (pop stars and some others) or we have successfully adopted the paid subscription model of survival, in the tradition of community radio stations and small farmers throughout the US and elsewhere.
So in a nutshell, you sign up through one of the “Subscribe” buttons below to be billed annually or monthly via PayPal, and you become a member of my CSA of one sort or another. What you get in return is my undying gratitude, plus the other rewards described below…
The preferred method for you to join my CSA is through one of the buttons below, but if you don’t like PayPal, you can also join via davidrovics.bandcamp.com/subscribe, or by sending a check (and an explanatory note that includes your email and mailing addresses) in the mail to me once a year at PO Box 86805, Portland, Oregon 97286 (US).
Thank you for your support! Whether or not you can afford to join my CSA, if you know any fans of my music who aren’t broke, please feel free to tell them about it. I am very happy for each one of the 300 or so people who are current members of my CSA at any given time, but it would be amazing to someday reach my goal of 1,000 members…
Proletarian Circle – $50 per year
- Access to a frequently-updated folder containing all the albums I’ve ever made in a studio, plus lots of other exclusive digital content.
- A selection of 5 physical CDs in the mail from my back catalog, depending on what I have in stock at the time.
- A new album in your email inbox every time I record a new one.
- A spiffy plastic card, making you an official member of the Better Anarchist Club, which gives you free access to almost any of my shows around the world.
- An annual private lesson, in person or via Skype, on playing music, songwriting, making a living as a musician, or any other area of expertise.
- A 50% discount on all other merch, such as t-shirts, hoodies and thumb drives.
- My eternal gratitude.
Family Circle – $100 per year
You get all of the above, plus up to 4 Better Anarchist Club cards, so the whole family can come to shows for free. Plus you get one free “I’m A Better Anarchist Than You” t-shirt each year upon request – from onesies to XXXL, so as the kids grow, they’ll never outgrow this one!
Concert Circle – $250 per year
You get everything from the Proletarian and Family Circles, plus an annual concert in your living room for your friends and family (or whoever else you invite) next time I’m touring in your part of the world. (The fine print: this realistically applies mainly to folks living in Europe and North America, which is where I tour regularly.)
Song Circle – $500 per year
You get everything from the Proletarian, Family, and Concert Circles, plus every year you can give me a subject to write a song about, which will ultimately be not only written, but professionally recorded. Several of my best songs have been written on commission like this. Luckily, people who want to pay me to write a song are always suggesting topics I would have wanted to write about anyway, so there’s no conflict of interests going on, in case you’re wondering…
Central Committee Circle – $1,000 per year
All of the above plus, well, you tell me!