All Scupanon shows have been cancelled due to the measures taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We love to play for people, so this is painful for us. Also it deprives us of income from those gigs. But of course it’s not just us; all musicians are impacted by the shutdown of live music across the country, and the world.
Here are ways you can help your favorite bands and solo artists make up for the lost revenue during the Coronavirus shutdown:
Buy records– CDs or vinyl– or buy paid downloads.
Unfortunately artists receive very little money when you listen to our music on streaming platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Pandora, etc. So if that’s the main way you listen to music, please consider buying some paid downloads to help us out. Bandcamp.com allows you to pay more than the listed price for a download to support the artist.
Scupanon as a band does not have recordings, but our songwriter, Rob Roper, has CDs and Downloads at https://robroper.bandcamp.com
And check out our fiddler, Diamond Jim’s latest CD, “Rivers of the Land.”
Join the Artist Fan Clubs.
Many bands and solo artists have a fan club on platforms like Bandcamp and Patreon, where you can make a regular monthly contribution. Please consider this, at least until we can gig again.
Scupanon does not have a fan club, but Rob does. It’s called the Misfit Club and is on his Bandcamp site, https://robroper.bandcamp.com/the-misfit-club
Tip During Live Internet Shows.
Live video streaming platforms, such as Facebook Live, don’t pay us for our performances, like real music venues do. Most artists will provide a way to tip them. Please consider doing so. Scupanon is looking into doing some live shows over the internet. We’ll let you know when we organize one.
Rob is using this shutdown as a songwriting retreat. We hope to be back with new material once this craziness is over!
-Rob Roper for Scupanon