Sound American and DRAM Subscriptions!

When our editor sends out emails and make phone calls to ask for participation in a new issue of Sound American, the same phrase appears near the tail-end; the part that spells out deadlines, expectations, promises and the all-important fee structure. It reads: "I am working on slightly less than a shoestring of a budget and therefore..." We have been very lucky to have some of the most interesting and brilliant minds in music, film, literature, and art agree to contribute their ideas to the journal for remuneration that is, frankly, embarrassing.

 

One of the first orders of business in the expansion and qualitative upgrade to SA is to rectify this problem, and your help is needed. We've tried very hard in the past to not call upon our readership too much for contributions as it's been part of the mission to make information as free and detached from economics as possible. However, it is now time to begin gently asking for donations, purchases, and any such ways of providing us the funds to provide our contributors with a fee that is commensurate with the expertise, time, patience, and love that goes into each article.

 

Our mothers taught us that it is not nice to just ask for handouts without providing something in return and since our editor is too busy to come mow your lawn or do your laundry, we've come up with a new way of keeping the publication running whle making our readers' lives more full and easier, Sound American is pleased to announce our first subscription series.

 

Below is a tiered system of subscription options. You can purchase a full subscription that will give you access to the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) as well as all of our releases for the year, including the book, the new Alex Mincek CD and our forthcoming LP of New American Songbooks. Or, if you just want the products, consider a Sound American Subscription which bypasses DRAM and gets you your stuff delivered early and direct to your door. If you don't like products, consider a DRAM only subscription, and if you already purchased your copy of Sound American Volume 1, then please feel free to take advantage fo the special rate of the Early Adopters Series of subscriptions which will fill out your collection.

 

There are full descriptions of each subscription option below. Click on the box to explore more and to purchase. If you have any questions, please contact our editor at soundamericannate@gmail.com and happy subscribing!

FULL SUBSCRIPTON:

100.00/Year

 

Includes:

 

One Year Free Unlimited Access to the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org)

 

One Copy of SA1: The First Three Issues Book

 

One Copy of Alex Mincek: Torrent Deluxe CD

 

One Copy of New American Songbooks Volume 1 LP (with Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles, and Greg Saunier) out late 2017.

 

 

Plus:

 

Above items shipped to your house before official release date.

 

Receive download codes before products are available for preorder to the general public.

 

Receive news about issues, articles, discs, and books before announced to the public.

Sound American SUBSCRIPTON:

55.00/Year

 

 

 

Includes:

 

One Copy of SA1: The First Three Issues Book

 

One Copy of Alex Mincek: Torrent Deluxe CD

 

One Copy of New American Songbooks Volume 1 LP (with Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles, and Greg Saunier) out late 2017.

 

 

 

 

Plus:

 

Above items shipped to your house before official release date.

 

Receive download codes before products are available for preorder to the general public.

 

Receive news about issues, articles, discs, and books before announced to the public.

Early Adopter FULL SUBSCRIPTON:

85.00/Year

 

Includes:

 

One Year Free Unlimited Access to the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org)

 

One Copy of Alex Mincek: Torrent Deluxe CD

 

One Copy of New American Songbooks Volume 1 LP (with Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles, and Greg Saunier) out late 2017.

 

 

Plus:

 

Above items shipped to your house before official release date.

 

Receive download codes before products are available for preorder to the general public.

 

Receive news about issues, articles, discs, and books before announced to the public.

Early Adopter SA SUBSCRIPTON:

40.00/Year

 

Includes:

 

 

One Copy of Alex Mincek: Torrent Deluxe CD

 

One Copy of New American Songbooks Volume 1 LP (with Mary Halvorson, Ron Miles, and Greg Saunier) out late 2017.

 

 

Plus:

 

Above items shipped to your house before official release date.

 

Receive download codes before products are available for preorder to the general public.

 

Receive news about issues, articles, discs, and books before announced to the public.

DRAM SUBSCRIPTION

75.00/Year

 

Includes:

 

 

One Year Free Unlimited Access to the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org)

 

Plus:

 

Receive news about issues, articles, discs, and books before announced to the public.

 

First opportunity to secure a 2018 full subscription (limited quantity available)