A New Way To Experience Us
Streaming has changed the world in so many wonderful ways, but the compensation for artists has only went down. We can barely make enough money (with thousands of streams) to even afford the renewal fees to keep them up on Spotify and iTunes.
Introducing "Monroeville Airdrops." The biggest expense in getting music to you is production and recording costs. This can run up to thousands of dollars per day. Our leader, Matt Munsey, has built Pluck It Studio next to his home in Newport, Tennessee. Every week this year the band will spend time in the studio writing, recording, and creating music and videos to sell directly to our fans in a package called an "Airdrop." These will be dated and kept online for sale through our online store, www.MonroevilleMerch.com
Because of Pluck It Studio, we can afford to spend more time creating new music for you and allow the band members to be fairly compensated for their work. The best part about it is you are directly supporting us in our journey and getting music you can't stream any where else! It's also not just music. In each airdrop there will be special bonus content like behind the scenes videos, live performance videos, and music videos not available any where else.
How does it work?
We will spend time regularly in the studio writing and recording songs to share with you. Once we have three or four songs ready to go we will place them on our online store as an "Airdrop" for a flat fee. Once you purchase an airdrop you will immediately be able to download the files as many times as you want. It's so easy, anyone can do it!
Why do it this way?
Bruce Lee once said, "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it."
We thought about lots of different ways to make up for the lack of CD sales. Most content providers these days have moved towards a subscription model. As you all know, our schedule can get very busy. We didn't want to create a monster that needed to be fed every week with no flexibility. The concept of airdrops just kept coming back to us. This would give us a way to bring you new music as much as every week on the slow times and as little as once a month during the busy season. Each airdrop will have previews and clips for you to shop before you buy. Every airdrop will be catalogued on our site if you missed one or just found us and want to get all of our music!
At the end of the day, we know our true fans will support us like they always have and we are grateful to you for that!
God bless you and please come see us in the Smoky Mountains soon!