Shoutout to the P&P team for holding things down over the past few days. I’ve been missing in action and will probably be a little slow over the next few days while I figure some things out. I feel bad disappearing without an explanation, so check this out: I graduated with an MBA over the weekend. Crazy. Now I need to figure out the next step, and I’ve been seriously considering the involvement of Pigeons and Planes in that next step.
I’ve always talked about expanding P&P into more than just a music blog. I’ve joked about a P&P record label, a P&P festival, a P&P clothing line, and other ideas ranging from lucrative to ridiculous. Somewhere along the line, these jokes stopped being funny and turned into legitimate goals. I feel like, with all the time and money that has gone into schooling, I should probably find a desk and put my marketing degree to work, but the idea of not dedicating as much time into this website makes me kind of sick to my stomach. Plus, trying to spread the word of Pigeons and Planes is kind of marketing, right? Right.
We always try to keep things as transparent as possible here, so I’ll tell you the main issue: money. Right now, the only revenue that P&P sees is from advertisements. I’ve never accepted money for posts and it’s not something I want to get into. My attempts to get Diddy to act as a celebrity sponsor (I’m open to a monthly allowance or lump sum payment) have yielded no responses. I like to believe that he’s just thinking it over. Diddy, hit me back!
Moving forward, the challenge is finding new ways of creating revenue without sacrificing content. I think it’s entirely possible, but it’s going to take a lot of work and some creative ideas. Hopefully you’ll see some of these ideas come to life. I’m not sure what the next step is, but I’ll keep you updated.