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.
ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2017! WE WILL MAKE OUR 2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE BY THE END OF JANUARY SO STAY TUNED!