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Rapper Talib Kweli is the First-Ever Major Artist to Launch a Patreon Album Campaign

Rapper Talib Kweli is the first artist to release an album on Patreon , a content subscription service — says Variety . Though other smaller acts have offered their musical efforts on the platform, Talib is the first major musician to launch a Patreon rollout. His new album “Cultural Currency” will be available to fans via three tiers, ranging in price from $5 per month to $25 per month. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) In addition, each option offers unique benefits, including exclusive access to one new track dropping every month for 12 months and merch. “When the music industry told me no, I built an industry around myself. Working with Patreon is the next step in this evolution,” he said of the partnership. “Patreon was created by artists for artists. I am proud to be born who I am, but my chosen tribe consists of artists and people who love art. Sharing my art on Patreon allows me to connect with my tribe in amazing and innovative ways.”...

Niki McGloster

Jul 14, 2020