I'm putting something out into the world that I've been debating for a long time. That "thing" is my Patreon.
I've decided to start a Patreon because everything that I've accomplished so far, I've done so without a record label, booking agent or manager. DIY at it's finest! I book the shows, write & arrange the songs, write press releases, play the shows, etc. Being a full-time independent musician is a LOT of work, but I can't imagine doing anything else.
So what is Patreon anyway?
Patreon is sort of like Kickstarter but instead of pledging a one time amount, you pledge a smaller reoccurring monthly amount (like $1, $5, $10 or more). In exchange, you get Patreon only content, first looks (& listens!) to new releases, Tour videos, song demos, writings from the road, postcards, anything that I think you would enjoy!
I have some big goals coming up in the next few years - European tour, full band US tour, music videos, NEW MUSIC YAY!! - and to accomplish them, I need a little help from YOU! Patreon will allow me to have regular stipend so I can set my plans in motion for accomplishing my larger goals. Essentially you are becoming a part of my record label and getting cool exclusive content in exchange! How cool is that?!
I hope you'll join me on this journey into the next steps of my career. I'm excited for what the future holds!
Photo from Along Photography at Sofar Sounds: Rochester