So as we're approaching the 3rd anniversary of our birth in October, we thought it'd be a good time to share with our fans something that we've never written before in our articles. And that relates to the way we make money and how we can sustain our passion for music without breaking the bank.
First of all, all of us here at Urban Fu$e have a day job. The reason why we have a day job is because making music at this point doesn't pay the bills. As much as we are serious about making music a full-time career, our mission so far has been to use music to help the world. And just like anything else in life, when you do something you love to do, even if you don't get paid enough to do it, you still do it. You know what we mean?
So far, if you get to know us, you probably notice we have a sizable catalog of financial related songs written specifically for adults compared to any other artists out there in the world. While what we do is quite unconventional and requires a lot of convincing, we truly believe in our mission. Then again, when you truly believe what you do brings value to a lot of people, even when you don't get paid, you still do it, right?
When the pandemic hit in 2020, many artists started to really crank up their "donation" engine via many platforms to nicely suggest to their fans to support their musical creation financially. At some point, we almost went down that road. However, we decided NOT to. The reason for that decision is that we feel what we're doing and giving to the world is out of our kindness and invaluable. To really attach a price to it is like attaching a price to your baby, you know what we mean? However, on all streaming platforms and even on this website, we're forced to put a price on everything. There's no way around it.
Similarly, we also feel that if we were to sell a lot of merch on our website and various social media platforms it will then defeat our mission which is to help our fans understand the importance of saving money through our music. The other day when we cleaned out our closets, we counted almost 20 t-shirts and sweats that we have bought over the last 30 years that we rarely use. In America, we have an abundance of everything so we never think twice about spending that $20 for a new sweat or a new mug. However, if we were to take the same $20 and find a way to invest this money, over 30 years, this money could grow tremendously. This is the very topic we touched on in our song "Retire In Peace, RIP". The concept is compounding interest in case you're not sure what's in "Retire In Peace".
Final thought, as long as we live, we will continue to make music that serves humanity. Members of Urban Fu$e may come and go but Urban Fu$e is here to stay. That's a promise. It would be very nice if we make millions upon millions so we can use that to invest in better sounds, better equipments, better this and better that. But even if we don't make any profits, we still make music because the reason why we started to make music is because we want to impact the world in ways that no other artists have. We have a very narrow vision of what we will write about, which is SPEMF health, Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Mental and Financial health. This extremely narrow focus helps us tremendously in our lives as we go about living our lives, working our day job, dealing with issues which arise every single day just like an average Joe or Jane out there. In the end, we, all the members of Urban Fu$e, are the beneficiaries of what we have created as well. And when all the beneficiaries of this type of music get together, we have a community of like-minded individuals who share the love of music on top of a love for living a fulfilled life. That's worth the sacrifice financially. That's how we feel. We may come across as too "altruistic" to some fans but we think it's important for our fans to understand where we come from. We would love to hear your thoughts?