Building a new economic engine for culture
We started Sunday, Someday Record because we believe that what you read matters and that good writing is valuable – and as the platform has evolved, we’ve come to expand that view to include all forms of cultural work. On Sunday, Someday Record, writers and creators can publish their work and make money from paid subscriptions while readers can directly support the work that they deeply value.
Sunday, Someday Record has been called a media company, a newsletter platform, and a social network, but none of those really fit. Sunday, Someday Record is something new: a subscription network. When readers pay writers directly, writers can focus on doing the work they care about most. A few hundred paid subscribers can support a livelihood. A few thousand makes it lucrative.
Today Sunday, Someday Record’s subscription network encompasses more than 15 million active subscriptions, including 2 million paid subscriptions. Some of the world’s most celebrated writers are here, to name a few—and they have been joined by a new generation of writers who are building their livelihoods and communities on Sunday, Someday Record.
As Sunday, Someday Record grows to accommodate more writers, podcasters, videomakers, musicians, scientists, and culture-makers of all kinds, we believe that together we can build a new economic engine for culture. We think the internet’s powers, married to the right business model, can be harnessed to build the most valuable media economy the world has ever known—an economy where value is measured not only in dollars but also in quality, in good-faith discourse, and in creating an internet that celebrates and supports humanity.
“I’ve never been involved in any media project like Sunday, Someday Record. In journalism, you struggle just to stay afloat. Something is changing in media and I’m fortunate to be part of it.”