Scott Bradlee is creating
Postmodern Jukebox Videos

Creating an alternate universe of pop songs

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Milestone Goals
New Tripod!
$50 per music video
If we get to $50, I'll get a new tripod so I won't have to worry about the camera getting knocked over by an overzealous tambourine player or 7 ft clown.
Travel expenses for the musicians
$100 per music video
If we get to $100, I'll be able to use the money to cover meals and travel cost for our talented guest musicians.
New drums
$200 per music video
If we get to $200, our drummers will no longer be forced to haul snare drums, kick pedals, and stands on the subway train to my apartment. Trust me; they will thank you
Twice as many videos!
$500 per music video
If we get to $500, we'll have the budget to make a Postmodern Jukebox video every two weeks, instead of once a month.  Shooting and editing a video usually takes me about a day, so I normally only get to film on the days I have free (which aren't many!).  However, if we get to $500 per video, I'll be able to take on slightly less private event gigs and make more videos.
Pro Sound and Video Shoots on Location
$1,000 per music video
Amazing!  This will allow us to hire a sound guy / gal to give us more flexibility and higher quality when recording.  We'll also be able to do videos on location (esp. if I get evicted from my apartment for noise) and get creative with our staging (while keeping everything live and in one take, of course).
More (and well-paid) Guest Musicians
$1,500 per music video
I never thought we'd even come CLOSE to reaching this number, but it looks possible now!  At this level, we'll have the budget to pay our talented guest musicians more- so, if we need a theremin player at two o'clock in the morning, we can make that happen.
TOUR
$2,000 per music video
If we can get to $2000, I'll set aside half of that money to go towards funding a tour (we want to tour, no matter what...but this will definitely speed things up!)
New video every week
$3,000 per music video
Honestly, I never expected we'd get this far so fast...but, in the event we get to $3000/video, I suppose I'll have to make room in my schedule to commit to a new video each and every week.
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About

I create vintage versions of modern pop songs with my band, Postmodern Jukebox.  It's pretty fun.

Location

New York, NY, USA
Astoria, Queens, NY, USA

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Hey folks!
I'm really excited about Patreon, because I know it has the potential to help A LOT of content creators like me.  Jack Conte has created something really special, and I'm really happy to be a part of it.
So, here's a bit about me:  When I was a kid, I was more interested in the music from my grandparents' generation than that of my own.  I decided that I wanted to learn to play older genres of music, such as ragtime, jazz, and blues, and spent countless hours listening to old LPs and trying to mimic the sounds that I heard on the piano.  Eventually, I became a professional pianist and moved to New York City. 
I struggled for a few years to find work, and learned that (surprisingly!) ragtime piano wasn't as popular as it once was.  I wasn't about to give up, though; instead, I decided to experiment with taking songs from a more current era- the pop hits of today- and putting them into a time machine to find out how they would sound if they were recorded in the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's.  I posted these experiments to YouTube, and suddenly found that people really enjoyed my ideas.  I decided that I wanted to use my channel to imagine an alternate universe where the songs of today were actually written half a century ago, during the early years of the record industry.
Postmodern Jukebox is the name of my alternate universe, and so far, my videos have re-imagined Lorde as sung by a 7 ft clown, Miley Cyrus as 50's doo wop hit, Macklemore as 30's swing, Swedish House Mafia as 1920's hot jazz, and Nickelback as Motown (really!).  Making these videos is just a ton of fun for me- not only I get to collaborate with so many talented musicians, but I also get to meet really awesome fans that inspire me to create new things.


I'm hoping to make this project even bigger, and to release new pop song transformations more often.  Right now, I typically release one Postmodern Jukebox video a month.  If I can get enough of a production budget, though, I'll aim to release one every week.  In addition, I'm planning to offer more educational material on my website ( www.postmodernjukebox.com ), so that others can learn music the way that I did.  By becoming my patron, you can help with all that!  I've created some rewards as a thank you, including invite-only private live stream concerts, where you can request songs in any genre and hear me play them for you, live.
Of course, becoming a patron is totally optional!  If you don't have the money to do this, it's totally cool - I'll always continue making videos for you, and I'd love to hear from you no matter what! (my facebook is www.facebook.com/scottbradleemusic )
Thanks for watching, and best wishes,
-Scott (aka "scottbradleelovesya" on YouTube

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