Ben Folds

is creating Currently: LOCKDOWN2020™ Broadcasts 4 a week - Schedule Below

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Regular RTB-TV broadcasts. We’re creating an EP of songs from lyrics Patrons submit here: http://bit.ly/RTBTVLyricSubmissionsGoogleDoc . I'll get through as many as I can each broadcast, and when we've got enough written, we’ll hear how these songs hold up recorded.

Regular SAV-TV broadcasts. Playing records, talking vinyl, music production, taking questions and chatting over a nip of Scotch.

Piano “Lessons” - OTS-TV. Over the shoulder camera on the keyboard to go through how to play certain songs, along with some technique and discussion of learning the piano.

"On Tour Member" Benefits. Free admission as a Patron into one of my pre-show VIP events wherever they're offered while I'm on tour. If you're a Folds Patreon Member and want to take part, please find show details here, along with an online reservation form:  http://bit.ly/BFPatreonRSVP.  This perk includes attending my pre-show "Masterclass" - which is a small group gathering where we discuss music, and I take questions in an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) session.

Merch Discount. You'll get a promo code to use for a one time 50% percent off discount at my online store.

4 MP3 Downloads per Month. I don’t want to take this one for granted. Totally Hi Fi recordings of the spontaneous freestylings ("Rock This Bitch") over the years. Hundreds of them, boiled down to the ones I’m proud of. They now have a home. On your stereo, thank you!
 

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We offer a single Tier. For $10 a month, you'll get:
(CURRENTLY REVISED DURING THIS ERA OF ISOLATION)
 
Four weekly music broadcasts with chat:
Mon/Wed/Fri/*Sat
USA - 6PM ET/5PM CT/3PM PT
UK - 10PM

Tues/Thur/Sat/*Sun 
Australia - 9AM Sydney/Melbourne, 6AM Perth
Japan - 7AM

*30 minute request shows from my temporary apartment in Sydney with lots of plastic shit to play.  Open to public "in front" of Patreon wall for those who aren't members.

* 4 Monthly Music Downloads.
* Admission into one VIP/Masterclass per tour.
* Merch discount.
* Group piano lesson broadcasts with Q&A - archived online so you can play them back. OTS-TV (OverTheShoulder).
* Record spinning and live chat. SAV-TV (ScotchAndVinyl).
* Send lyrics in for Folds to compose music to - intended to illuminate process of songwriting/recording. 
* A surprise mailbox thing each year (last year it was a Patreon-exclusive 7-inch single vinyl record).

Here's more in depth info on the benefits:

Regular RTB-TV broadcasts. With the goal of putting together an album or EP worth of material based on the lyrics Patrons are submitting. I get through as many as I can each broadcast and when we have enough written we'll hear how these songs hold up recorded.

Regular SAV-TV broadcasts. Playing records, talking vinyl, music production, taking questions and chatting over a nip of Scotch.

Piano “Lessons” - OTS-TV. Over the shoulder camera on the keyboard to go through how to play certain songs, along with some technique and discussion of learning the piano.

"On Tour Member" benefits. Free admission as a Patron for you and a guest into one VIP event of your choice where offered as part of Ben's concerts. As long as you’re a current Folds Patron, and you've filled out the online request form at the link below at least two weeks in advance of the show you wish to attend, you will receive free admission into the "masterclass" portion of Ben's pre-show VIP experience. This "masterclass" experience includes early entry into the concert venue, joining in a small group Q&A with him about music, hearing a reading by Ben of an excerpt from his soon-to-released memoir, and access to early merch shopping before doors open to the general public. Because of costs and limited space, this offer does not include a concert ticket, and does not include access to Ben's Meet & Greet or VIP merch. If you plan on taking advantage of this offer, please find concert dates and other details, along with a form to complete, here: http://bit.ly/BFPatreonRSVP - MK

Merch Discount. You'll get a promo code to use for a one time 50% percent off discount at my online store.

4 MP3 Downloads per Month. I don’t want to take this one for granted. Totally Hi Fi recordings of the spontaneous freestylings ("Rock This Bitch") over the years. Hundreds of them, boiled down to the ones I’m proud of. They now have a home. On your stereo, thank you!
So that’s the new deal I'm rolling out June 1. I think it’s incredibly fair. I’m excited about it, and MK and I can concentrate on just making it all more than worthwhile, instead of spending time juggling who all gets what based on multiple tiers.

Let me know what you think. It’s always a work in progress. Thanks for being here!

I'm enjoying this little community!

Love, Folds
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 153 exclusive posts
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Livestreams
95
Writings
2
Videos

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