Friday, 1 April 2016

My Inner Circle



In the last few months, I've been asking myself how I could make music my job. I've studied for years, I have stayed at home on Saturday nights practicing and writing songs, while my friends would go out and enjoy themselves, I've put music in front of everything else. I've played in my room for years, slowly coming out of it and performing in front of more and more people.

Then, three years ago, I decided the time had come to do something big. To finally walk towards my dream and put it into effect. I took my guitar (easier to carry than a piano!), got on a plane and moved to London, where I found a job that allowed me to buy a piano, record my first EP and promote myself. But with a full time job, there is little time left for music, and it's hard to work, practice, write, perform, record, and have a life at the same time.

And then Tradiio one day sends me an email and tells me that maybe there is some hope, called the Circle.

Tradiio is helping artists to receive what they deserve.

Only because you can download your music for free or listen to it on Spotify (which gives me and all the other artists breadcrumbs!), it doesn't mean that making music is free.

People study to make fridges, then they start making fridges, then they sell them. Because a fridge is a material, touchable item, and people understand it takes time and money to make it.

People study to make music, then they start making music. Then... they need to find another job to survive. Because music is not touchable, maybe people don't understand the whole long process that lies behind it.

And they probably will stop making music at some point, because everybody has a limited stamina!

Would you download a fridge for free if you could? If you did, and everybody else did too, nobody would make fridges any longer, and you couldn't keep your beer cold. No more cool beers for anybody, folks!

Same applies to music. If you don't support an artist you like, they might stop making music at some point, and all you're going to listen to will be the umpteenth Nicky-Minaj-feat-somebody-else's song (which we might all like, but is that really the only thing you want to listen to?).

So why do you only listen to music for free?

Now it's the time to help and support the artists you like, now it's the time to give music a chance.

Because it makes you happy. Because music gives you a lot. And you should give music what it deserves. Give it the value it has.

So this Tradiio Inner Circle I was talking about allows you to become a part of my team and support my music. With a monthly subscription of the amount that you choose you will be part of my Circle (you can select how much you want to support me with each month. This could be £1, €2, $5 or more. £5 is £1.25 per week. That’s one coffee per week!) and in return you get access to my music, videos and other contents before they are released to everyone else or other rewards.

If you have liked my music and you still do, why don't you give up one coffee per month and support me with $1 per month? That wouldn't make a big difference for you, but it would make it for me, and I will be able to produce more of the music you like.

And the cool thing about this Tradiio Circle is that once you start supporting me, you will be able to be part of this circle and directly interact with me, giving me advice, suggestions, requests. It will be a big family, and my music will be more beautiful also thanks to you. You will be part of it.

I hope to see you lovely people in the Circle!

https://tradiio.com/valerio-lysander/circle

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