What is Ampled? 3 Game-changing Facts About Music Subscription
Ampled is self-owned
They said “to hell with selling out!” The only people involved in decision making are artists and the employees, therefore no major influences will hinder the website’s creative vision. Due to the co-op nature of the project, no one investor or artist has more say over the trajectory of Ampled. It’s a pure democracy.
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What Do you Get on Ampled?
That’s an interesting question. Ampled works a bit like Patreon, for lack of a better comparison, except it’s literally just for musicians. You get intimate content that simply cannot be shared in today’s social media climate. Seeing as most social media is highly public and used to demonize celebrities, Ampled provides itself as an open space to share really personal content with superfans. No need to worry about cancel culture here, every fan *wants* to see the musician! That’s what they’re paying for!
“Not to be too folksy about this, but I’m planning to treat my Ampled page as a digital front porch of sorts. Everyone is invited.”
For example, I follow a lovely gal called Lizzie No. Def check her out. Every week or so Lizzie No shares some fun new content, either in the form of a cover, an exclusive livestream, or in one week a new unreleased single! For Lizzie No, we get content a little earlier than most, and get a glimpse into her artistic process. As a big fan, this is a really exciting thing to be a part of.
Of course, this is not what *every* fan gets on Ampled, it is only an example of what one artist provides to her subscribers. The choices are limitless! Mini-games, vlogs, virtual lyric-writing, etc. Whatever your fan-heart desires. Check it out!
Rachael Sanders is a social media personality and host to IGTV series: You Should Totally Listen to This. Sanders journalism seeks to amplify music as an experience more than an art. Her style is both objective, and unpretentious. Sanders keeps a pulse on up and coming rock and funk, and is a forever fan of emo and alt rock. Catch her drinking cheap beer at a basement show near you. Instagram @OhayRachael