Mixcloud Select subscription
I regularly receive messages asking me how you can donate me for my work.
I've often thought about whether I wanted to add some donation options, but I've always been skeptical about it.
All my mixes are, and always will be, available to everyone, for free. I'm not doing this for money. Also, there is no need for yet another subscription service — we already have enough of those to pay for.
After much thought, I decided to enable the Mixcloud Select option: https://www.mixcloud.com/marcopm/select/
How it works: if you want, you can subscribe to my Mixcloud channel monthly (or just leave a tip).
The reason I chose to use Mixcloud for this feature, in addition to the fact that all my mixes are already available there, is due to Mixcloud's fair distribution model: a percentage of your donation will go directly to the artists whose songs I play in the my mixes. Mixcloud is the only open platform that pays all rights holders (artists, labels, songwriters, publishers) and also pays DJs. Mixcloud's monetization program pays 83% of revenue out to rights holders and channel owners. More information here https://blog.mixcloud.com/2020/10/21/takedown-troubles-artists-that-get-played-should-get-paid/ and here https://www.mixcloud.com/media/client/www/5a14b39e0d5127c1652b.png
As a Select subscriber, you'll get some additional bonuses on Mixcloud as well: no ads, no playback limits, offline listening, full tracklist, and the ability to hear some of my new mixes a few days before the official release!
I may add some new exclusive mixes for Select subscribers in the future, but nothing sure yet.
I want to make this very clear: don't feel like you have to donate. Even if you regularly listen to my mixes. Do this only if you feel you want to show your support with an additional donation. Otherwise, enjoy the music and share the word as always... for me it has always been more than enough and the only reason why I keep making them (besides my passion of course)!
While your subscription will motivate me to regularly release new mixes, keep in mind that there will always be months without a new mix. As you know, I prefer to take my time to make a mix so that I (and hopefully you as well) can be fully satisfied with it. Quality before quantity.
So even if you subscribe monthly, you probably won't get a new mix every month.
So again, subscribe mostly only if you want an extra way to show your support!