I’ve never made it a secret that the following things are true:
- I come from intergenerational wealth.
- My husband works for Amazon.
- We live a comfortable upper middle-class lifestyle.
I don’t really need much more money in my life. I’m not looking to get rich off of my work as an artist or an activist. I am also extremely uneasy about capitalism in general.
That said, recording and promoting music costs money and my wonderful Noah deserves to not be the sole breadwinner in our household because that’s a lot of pressure to put on one human being. So… I now have a store where you can buy things.
While I’m still building the financial model for the rest of my business – and things may vary at times – my general practices will be as follows:
- 25% of Tae Phoenix Entertainment’s share of profits will be donated to grassroots organizations that are run by and for marginalized people. I’m still evaluating that list, and I would love suggestions. I will be posting receipts for this on a quarterly basis.
- All I want is to make a living wage. I will cap my take-home pay at $15/hour, or $40,000 in today’s dollars, whichever comes first. Should my cost of living change substantially, I’ll be transparent about any adjustments to this.
- Wherever possible, I will sell products that are made in the US.
- I will call out my profit margin on all physical goods I sell.
So, now that we’ve had this little talk, perhaps I can interest you in some fine merchandise?