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P A Y - W H A T - Y O U - C A N (offer closed) 

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Although we've ended this offer, we're still committed to making our studio services affordable to as many musicians as possible, even in these tough times. Your donations help us continue to do this.

Why did we stop offering Pay-What-You-Can pricing?

Call it a failed experiment.

The disappointing reality is that most people just didn't respond to the offer in the way we'd hoped, and we struggled to reach the people we wanted to help with it.

In broad brush strokes: most enquiries about PWYC came from people who could comfortably afford to pay our suggested day rates but saw an opportunity to save themselves some pocket money. Those are not the people the offer was meant to benefit.

At the same time, many of those who found themselves in financial circumstances which would have made it impossible for them to meet our suggested day rates felt uncomfortable about asking for PWYC prices.

There was even one accusation that we were hiding our "real" prices behind PWYC as some kind of cynical marketing ploy.

Such is the way of London humans in this version of late-stage capitalism, I guess.

Although we've closed this offer, Marketstall Recording remains committed to keeping our services affordable to as many people as possible. Making music cannot be left to become just a hobby for those who can afford the leisure time and equipment to pursue it.

So if you want to make a record and are struggling to afford to do so, get in touch, let's talk about how we can make it work for you.

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