JOHN Hinckley Jr. was released today after serving 40 years in prison for an attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
Today at 12:14pm Hinckley tweeted: “After 41 years, 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!”
He is reportedly planning to launch his music career after being granted an unconditional release.
During his time in prison, 67-year-old John developed a love of music and his own YouTube channel, where he posts videos of himself singing and playing the guitar.
Hinckley attempted to assassinate then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981 but was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
After three decades in a Washington psychiatric hospital and subsequent continued monitoring, he was released in 2016 to his mother’s home in Virginia, where he now resides with restrictions.
Today, Hinckley is unconditionally released and looks forward to launching his music career as a free man.
With 27.4k Twitter followers and 27.8k YouTube subscribers, John has already gained quite a bit of traction.
His biggest hit to date is a sold-out show at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY on July 8th, where he will perform 17 original songs.
This show is part of the John Hinckley Redemption Tour which he promoted on his Twitter.
John also uses his Twitter to promote his Spotify singles. His biggest single currently has 26,734 streams and his account has 2,796 monthly listeners.
But to give some perspective, 90 percent of the streams on Spotify go to the top 1 percent of artists, according to Rolling Stone.
Spotify only pays its artists an average of between 0.003 and 0.005 cents per stream. That means Hinckley’s biggest single grossed just $116.83.
In a recent YouTube video, Hinckley revealed that he’s starting his own record label – Emporia Records.
He told his audience that he would be releasing a 14-song CD to start his record label. He also said he will take on “other people’s music that needs to be heard.”
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