I want to start by thanking everyone that purchased the acoustic version of “Deja Vu” yesterday!  As you may know, yesterday Bandcamp held a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, and donated 100% of their revenue shares from purchases on the site.  Inspired by their announcement earlier in the week, I decided to record a stripped down version of “Deja Vu” to upload on Friday and donate my portion of revenue from sales as well.  In total, $157.00 was spent yesterday on the track!  

To break that down, Bandcamp will be donating their share of $23.55 (15%), a payment processing fee of $6.59 (4.2%) will go to PayPal for handling the transactions, and my share of $126.86 (80.8%) will also be donated to the ACLU.  I’ve also decided that I am going to match Bandcamp’s 15% personally, which results in a grand total of $173.96 going directly to the ACLU thanks to the support of all of you who contributed!  It’s going to take a few days for the purchases to all clear into an account, and once it all does I will be submitting the donation to the ACLU.

I just want to thank you all again for taking the time and money out of your day to contribute to this fundraiser.  It really warmed my heart to see the notifications coming in all day, and I am beyond thankful to have a way to contribute through my music!  I’d also like to thank Bandcamp for giving artists and labels a platform to do this with ease, and motivate so many to contribute!  I suggest you purchase your music on Bandcamp whenever possible. They’ve always had the artist’s best interest in mind with their business model.  You can find out more about the total results from Bandcamp’s fundraiser at https://www.bandcamp.com I encourage anyone reading this that isn’t up to speed with what the ACLU does to visit their website https://www.aclu.org and learn more about this fantastic organization as well.  

Keep spreading the love, and remember to keep fighting for the things you believe in!  As Prince once said, “…if the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy - punch a higher floor!”


Ryan (HH)