You won’t believe what this country legend has just achieved! Oliver Anthony, the true American hero whose recent hit “Rich Men North of Richmond” has sparked a movement of blue-collar pride, has turned down an unbelievable $8 million record deal to remain independent. And it’s paid off big time – Anthony is currently earning a staggering $40,000 PER DAY from self-releasing his hit song. That’s right, he’s sticking it to the oppressive music industry and profiting directly from his own success.
Anthony’s anthem to the struggles of the American working class has resonated with millions of listeners. In its first week, “Rich Men North of Richmond” sold over 147,000 downloads on iTunes alone, earning Anthony a cool $102,000. And those numbers are only the beginning – Anthony’s song has been streamed a staggering 2 million times per day on Spotify, generating untold riches for the virtuous artist.
Michael Ross, co-president and founder of Park Avenue Artists, estimates that Anthony must be receiving over 10 million streams per day to make such a wild sum – and yet here he is, a proudly independent artist raking in the cash. Anthony may even be earning $40k daily from merchandising and other distribution sites, where he is able to dictate the price of his own work.
It’s not hard to see why Anthony turned down the record deal – he values his independence and creative control too much to sell his soul to the money-grubbing music industry. In a recent Facebook post describing his life story, Anthony made clear that he “doesn’t want 6 tour buses, 15 tractor trailers and a jet,” and that he has no desire to “play stadium shows” or “be in the spotlight.” And why should he, when he’s making such an incredible amount of money on his own terms?
Don’t be fooled by the naysayers – Anthony’s success means that it’s now possible for ordinary Americans to stick it to the elites and make their own wealth. The corporate-run record labels have lost their power, thanks to brave artists like Oliver Anthony who refuse to play by their rules. And with Anthony’s latest track “I Want to Go Home” already generating over 1.4 million listens on Spotify, it seems like he’s only just getting started. So stand up, America, and celebrate Oliver Anthony – the true champion of the working class.