A Gift from NewAm for the New Year!
There's still time to help us meet our goal!
Make a tax-deductible contribution now.
WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
WE'RE MORE THAN HALFWAY THERE!
We want to thank you for supporting the NewAm's visionary artists. If you contribute $20 or more towards our end-of-year fundraising goal, you will be automatically entered to win a Bandcamp Subscription of your choosing or an Ecstatic Music Festival Season Ticket! (Previous end-of-year donations will be included in the contest. Winner will be announced 1/16/18.)
It's not too late to make a tax-deductible donation and help us meet our goal by January 15th!
2017 was an exciting year for all of us at New Amsterdam Records. While continuing our mission of releasing albums and presenting concerts at the highest level, we also restructured to make our recording projects part of our registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, giving us new capacity to support that work. Take a look back at our 2017 releases and see what critics have been saying about our artists' albums. Then, please help us guarantee another year of visionary music by making an end of year donation now.
For New Amsterdam Records to continue helping to build the projects and careers of some of todays most innovative and engaging musicians, we need to raise $13,000 towards our operations. If we don’t reach our end-of-year goal, our 2018 programs will be substantially impaired.
We hope you will consider a contribution of any amount. Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will directly support our artists' records and performances.
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
Unlike the traditional label model, NewAm allows artists to retain full ownership of their recordings and pays 100% of sales directly to the artists in exchange for an administrative fee. By forgoing any incentivized income, we are able to develop, distribute, and publicize our albums as a non-profit organization. This configuration allows us to operate as a 360º artist service organization, with support extending past album production and presentation into artist branding and broader career development. In order to build grassroots support for our world of music across the globe, we recently created a direct audience-to-artist onsite fundraising platform, which, in four short months, has raised over $15,000 for artists' projects.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
In the ten years since we launched New Amsterdam, we've seen incredible changes in the music industry. In 2008, 80% of album sales were from physical CD purchases, and 20% were from online downloads. That split soon reversed, and over the past few years, digital downloads have plummeted. Streaming traffic has continued to grow, but with streaming royalty rates so infinitesimally meager, streaming income accounts for only a small fraction of the income earned by physical and digital sales in previous years. After a near-decade of supporting over eighty-five uncompromising, unclassifiable, award-winning albums in a rapidly changing marketplace, it became clear to us that public support is essential for this music to survive. With recorded-music revenue for all but the most visible popular music disappearing, composers and performers of adventurous music need a different mechanism to receive support from their fans. New Amsterdam Records provides that mechanism via our appeal to you, the generous admirers and supporters of their visionary music.
Your generous support of New Amsterdam makes it possible for us to serve our artists and the listeners who love them.
We cannot do it without you.
With deepest gratitude,
Bill, Sarah, Judd, Michael, Jill, Erika, Curt, Molly,
and the rest of the NewAm staff