Turns out when you pledge something, there is a responsibility to maintain some transparency, even more so when things are moving and changing. That’s what I would expect, so that is what I’m doing with this post.
As I begin to make some structural changes to the layout of my Good Old Mike sites, I want to provide an update here to ensure complete transparency about how these changes relate to funds being generated for charity. From my perspective, there is nothing substantial to report, but I do want to share a bit about the present agreement and how changes may or may not apply to them.
I have pledged that all sales proceeds for present releases of Good Old Mike Music and all AUDIO streaming proceeds for the Good Old Mike Music are pledged to the Supported Charities for the first 12 months after release. This continues to be the case. No change at all.
Releases presently in scope are:
- Zero Gravity (EP)
- Gotta Get Out (single)
- OK (single)
However, to clarify, the VIDEOS on the Good Old Mike Music YouTube channel are NOT monetized, and therefore do not generate ANY revenue whatsoever for our causes. For this reason, I encourage everyone to stream AUDIO from YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. in order to help generate funds for our causes.
In order to maximize exposure for this charitable endeavor, I am presently working on merging my Good Old Mike Music and Good Old Mike Garage YouTube channels. But this comes with a small complexity I am compelled to document. This change will enable me to monetize future music related content; however, since I will not be able to easily determine what revenue would be generated by future music content vs other content, I am not pledging to donate future video revenue at this time. Hopefully, down the road, we can revisit. I am considering a few options like earmarking a percentage of video revenue.
I hope this makes sense. If there are any questions at all, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Y’all be good!