Not often, but every once in a blue-moon, some person or entity will ask, “Do you guys have alternative funding methods up and running?”, and for a truly, very long while, we’ve just sat on the fence because for us, whether as people or as a company, it’s never been this all important, total encompassing “thing” to try and get more monies beyond the Major-4 retail-earnings and royalties etc., and, while they’re not all that much these days, it’s always been a matter of “just” feeling fine, treading the lines and willing, hoping for all the best, making the greatest audio-experiences we can.
And we still feel this way, but, we’ve added something to “experiment” with this sentiment…
Talking about money sucks; all said, for instance, when a person or entity can’t monetize on YouTube then the alternatives are either ask, beg, or hope. Well, we’ll just say the facts! When you listen to our stuff at Apple, Amazon, Spotify, or Google-Play, it helps!! But on the flip-side, at our website, neither YouTube or the companies listed above are providing enough return to keep doing what we do at the highest-quality and at scale, so, simply put, ANY CONSIDERATION for a DONATION is deeply and greatly appreciated.
So without further ado, we present a new website section, just for “You” (a.k.a. “The” person or entity that may want to help with the many items beyond adding us to a playlist or purchasing a download).
Want to help us further our distribution and marketing?
We weren’t as complicit as many, but it got harder to get “traffic” to our own conventions because the general-public, liked “free” stuff; but it’s over now. What will you do?? #think #thoughts #control
http://tk3.nl/country – We’ve rolled out some new functionality and so now, we ask the question, “Where are you from?” — Now at TAKEO TAMA, choose, select “your” region and discover our availability to cherish and share with your fellow country women and men. got International?!
We don’t attempt to entertain you for the praise, but, many of you; for some reason, travel the world to post to Instagram, write songs to post to SoundCloud; it makes no sense to us. But if it makes sense to you, do it (we guess)?
There’s a belief out there. Someone believes, “The average internet user has the attention span of a Goldfish.” — Think about this for a second. Some person, not only with the understanding that not all mankind is created or grows equally but, with the understanding that they are likely similar if they can ‘judge’ such a metric against their own existence; this person believes that other people, in general, have no dexterity beyond flopping around needlessly, endlessly, and devotedly upon the world-wide-web with no other interpretation other than to eventually “die”, sans oxygen, per the form of a device/vice called, “The Internet.”
Eh, you’re right…”we’re” over-reacting…..
But, let’s think about something for one quick second?!
Let’s think about the things most utilized on this “Internet” for a moment. What do we have? We have:
Those are the basics, a.k.a., most widely known networks in the “mainstream” conscious.
Here’s a thought:
Nearly everything that goes big like Facebook is a product of mass-marketing, and if something is built to be mass-marketed then you can make both educated and uneducated guesses that for the most part, anything built to thrive upon a mass-market is likely (and typically), an “average” product or byproduct.
There isn’t a large middle-ground for debate usually, and it’s primarily because, the items that are created, built, or deployed for mass-appeal are safe and often indistinguishable.
So, if “we” say, “Well, the internet is actually just an average product for average people and doesn’t really go beyond the paradigm of average,”–well–“you” can pretty much summarize that our statement is, “average”, at best…?
While we have “our own” problems with the Internet (mostly encased in issues of fair reporting and fair monetizing abroad), we tend to think that the Internet is more like a game of Billiards. — Many people step-up to the table but some people just DOMINATE the game.
If we call what we do a “job” then “our job” ultimately is to “make art”, period; no more, no less.
For us, YES, we consider a ton of items average and merely to be more points-of-distribution for our creations (and sometimes borrowed materials) but no matter what, no matter where you look or how you attempt to discover more and more things to be interested in or learn about, somewhere, a ton of times and usually where unexpected, you’ll find amazing and average, intertwined, ad nauseam…
Yes…Feel Their Suffering Young Jedi…..
An Average Song With A Slightly, Above-Average Rendition…?
Really Just A Classic But Also A Much Needed Reminder For Times Like Now.
(And of course, some of our stuff)…
Also remember! While the easiest way to support Takeo Tama is via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google-Play; please also know that if “you” ever want to go beyond traditional downloading and streaming to help us grow beyond the status-quo, you can also make any donation at any time via PayPal, Patreon, or Gumroad; no strings, no silliness, no mailing-lists!!
Another year has come and gone, and exactly what do we have to look forward to, this coming year? 2019: A New Year, A New World — One year before the beginning of a new decade, 2020. Get ready for all the good vision jokes. We foresee them coming as well; the world is changing both physically and online, peoples viewpoints are changing, though maybe not as much as “we” have hoped. There are rumors of wars, talks of change, and yet, which direction do we see entertainment heading??
As humanity as a whole may at times be precariously balanced, or is at least, seemingly so, TAKEO TAMA has good hopes for the year to come, such as the hope to continue to pour our hearts out through music, art, and who knows what other avenues.
We give you our heart and hope for the best.
Our wish for you all this new year is for health, growth, and frankly, a year lived on purpose!