Munimuni, Kamara, The Ridleys to release new music through Patreon
MANILA, Philippines – With gigs, concerts, and festivals cancelled indefinitely under the coronavirus pandemic, many musicians have had to find new ways to make a living.
While online streaming platforms are always a recourse, the artists of indie label Marilag Records have turned to another potentially income-generating corner of the internet: Patreon.
In a video posted on YouTube on May 22, the label’s artists announced their new project called #AllTogether, where the artists release new music and cover each others’ songs every month. The material will be available through Patreon, a platform that allows people to support creatives via a monthly membership fee.
Marilag Records' Patreon has 3 different membership levels: a USD 1, USD 5, and USD 10. Each level offers varying degrees of access to the content that their artists put out.
The label currently has 3 bands: Munimuni, The Ridleys, and Kamara, all of which will be supported by Patreon subscriptions.
“It might take a long time before artists can get back to doing what they love, and that is playing music for people who love music,” explained Marilag Records co-founder and Munimuni guitarist TJ de Ocampo.
“We as artists and as a label are committed to making music that gives people hope and inspires them to keep pushing forward, and we believe this is something valuable, especially at a time like this,” Kamara vocalist and guitarist Kerith de Ocampo added.
Marilag Records’ first Patreon release, scheduled for June 3, will be a new song by Munimuni. – Rappler.com