Come Play With Me is creating music, releasing 7" vinyl and mentoring/developing new musicians
14
patrons
$91
per month
Who we are

I'm Tony and I've been running CPWM for 3 years and searching for a good direct-to-fan model that didn't just work on a project basis - then I discovered Patreon!

We're a not-for-profit set up to showcase and develop the amazing new music made in/around Leeds in the UK. We distribute physically (mainly 7”) and digitally and promote live events.

Almost everyone we work with is an exciting new artist but we slip in more established names too (The Wedding Present, Wild Beasts, Katie Harkin….)


We also offer a mentoring service, fixing up folks - not only musicians but also other roles like engineers, PR, photographers – with experienced mentors.


The CPWM Community


We’ve released 12 split 7” singles (24 artists) to date from a bunch of genres –electronica, psych, rock, hip hop, ‘indie-jazz’, pop, ‘Hindi-indie’, post-rock – and our first 26-track showcase CD ‘Come Play’ just landed. We’ve also put on ~40 different artists at launch events and monthly showcase gigs.

We do quarterly call-outs where we invite artists to send us their music and have received almost 200 applications so far from an amazing mix of artists and genres. All of this has lead to a large group of genuinely engaged, supportive artists working together and fiercely supporting regional music and the CPWM label.

Add to that about 15 individuals / bands receiving mentoring, loads of regional, national (Radio 1/6) and even international radio play and bucketloads of strong press and its that support that keeps us all so excited!



We can do so much more

We were able to continue this year thanks to support from record buyers, subscribers and some funders that believed in us.


But for every brilliant artist we work with, there are another 4-5 similarly talented that we just don’t have the resources to help – and it hurts to not be able to help them.


With more contributors and subscribers we could do so much more, starting with:
  • more singles / albums
  • more Diversity events following our hugely successful Women In Music and LGBTQ The Music events
  • extended campaigns for specific artists, possibly with press/radio campaigns
  • mentoring to loads more individuals and at a group level too
  • developing more artists and their audiences

We’re also passionate about breaking the music industry norm and expecting everyone to work for free. We have some great volunteers but try to pay folks wherever we can. How else can we help people create sustainable careers in music if we don’t challenge the way things work and pay people that work with us?!


Anything you can give is genuinely warmly appreciated - we're truly humbled by your support!

Tiers
SUPPORT THE CPWM FAM
$2 or more per month 1 patron
That's about £1.50 a month fellow Brits, €1.70 for our European friends! 


You'll have our eternal gratitude - and a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting the brilliantly talented folks we work with!

JOIN THE CPWM FAM
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Help us to fulfil our key goal of supporting people into sustainable careers in music. As a Thank You we’ll send you digital downloads of all the singles and albums - at least 20 tracks a year - ahead of release date.
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (UK ONLY)
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
Every quarter a beautifully designed split 7” (inc. download codes) dropping through your letterbox. Inc. our stylish box set to keep them in! Free UK p&p
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (UK ONLY)
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Every quarter a beautifully designed split 7” (inc. download codes) lovingly signed by both artists through your letterbox – inc. the box set and a copy of ‘Come Play’ and any other CDs that we do along the way too! Free UK p&p
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (EUROPE ONLY)
$5.50 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to Europe
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (US/CANADA/ASIA/REST OF WORLD ONLY)
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to anywhere else
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (EUROPE ONLY)
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to Europe
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (US/CANADA/ASIA/REST OF WORLD ONLY)
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to anywhere else in the world
COME PLAY WITH ME LIVE!!
$10 or more per month 3 of 20 patrons
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ + a new t-shirt at least once a year (all free UK p&p) AND free entry to all of our gigs in the Leeds City Region (typically 15/20+ per year)
CPWM DEVELOPMENT / STUDENT PACKAGE
$15 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Get inside on how CPWM works....come along to at least one selection panel meeting, one recording session, one soundcheck and some other non-public events throughout the year…..a record signing session, a podcast recording maybe PLUS access to one mentoring session per quarter on your own music/arts project.
COME PLAY WITH ME PREMIUM
$20 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Basically you’ll be our best mates….everything in the ‘Live’ package inc. free entry to any of our gigs anywhere PLUS a credit in the insert cards on the singles!
COME PLAY WITH ME SPONSOR
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Your logo on the insert cards of the 7” vinyl releases (i.e. some dirt-cheap advertising)
Goals
$91 of $250 per month
When we reach $250 per month, we'll add another physical 7" release per year.....that'll mean another single and support for two more amazing artists
1 of 1
Who we are

I'm Tony and I've been running CPWM for 3 years and searching for a good direct-to-fan model that didn't just work on a project basis - then I discovered Patreon!

We're a not-for-profit set up to showcase and develop the amazing new music made in/around Leeds in the UK. We distribute physically (mainly 7”) and digitally and promote live events.

Almost everyone we work with is an exciting new artist but we slip in more established names too (The Wedding Present, Wild Beasts, Katie Harkin….)


We also offer a mentoring service, fixing up folks - not only musicians but also other roles like engineers, PR, photographers – with experienced mentors.


The CPWM Community


We’ve released 12 split 7” singles (24 artists) to date from a bunch of genres –electronica, psych, rock, hip hop, ‘indie-jazz’, pop, ‘Hindi-indie’, post-rock – and our first 26-track showcase CD ‘Come Play’ just landed. We’ve also put on ~40 different artists at launch events and monthly showcase gigs.

We do quarterly call-outs where we invite artists to send us their music and have received almost 200 applications so far from an amazing mix of artists and genres. All of this has lead to a large group of genuinely engaged, supportive artists working together and fiercely supporting regional music and the CPWM label.

Add to that about 15 individuals / bands receiving mentoring, loads of regional, national (Radio 1/6) and even international radio play and bucketloads of strong press and its that support that keeps us all so excited!



We can do so much more

We were able to continue this year thanks to support from record buyers, subscribers and some funders that believed in us.


But for every brilliant artist we work with, there are another 4-5 similarly talented that we just don’t have the resources to help – and it hurts to not be able to help them.


With more contributors and subscribers we could do so much more, starting with:
  • more singles / albums
  • more Diversity events following our hugely successful Women In Music and LGBTQ The Music events
  • extended campaigns for specific artists, possibly with press/radio campaigns
  • mentoring to loads more individuals and at a group level too
  • developing more artists and their audiences

We’re also passionate about breaking the music industry norm and expecting everyone to work for free. We have some great volunteers but try to pay folks wherever we can. How else can we help people create sustainable careers in music if we don’t challenge the way things work and pay people that work with us?!


Anything you can give is genuinely warmly appreciated - we're truly humbled by your support!

Recent posts by Come Play With Me

Tiers
SUPPORT THE CPWM FAM
$2 or more per month 1 patron
That's about £1.50 a month fellow Brits, €1.70 for our European friends! 


You'll have our eternal gratitude - and a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting the brilliantly talented folks we work with!

JOIN THE CPWM FAM
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Help us to fulfil our key goal of supporting people into sustainable careers in music. As a Thank You we’ll send you digital downloads of all the singles and albums - at least 20 tracks a year - ahead of release date.
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (UK ONLY)
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
Every quarter a beautifully designed split 7” (inc. download codes) dropping through your letterbox. Inc. our stylish box set to keep them in! Free UK p&p
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (UK ONLY)
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Every quarter a beautifully designed split 7” (inc. download codes) lovingly signed by both artists through your letterbox – inc. the box set and a copy of ‘Come Play’ and any other CDs that we do along the way too! Free UK p&p
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (EUROPE ONLY)
$5.50 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to Europe
VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (US/CANADA/ASIA/REST OF WORLD ONLY)
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to anywhere else
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (EUROPE ONLY)
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to Europe
SIGNED VINYL THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX (US/CANADA/ASIA/REST OF WORLD ONLY)
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ but inc. P&P to anywhere else in the world
COME PLAY WITH ME LIVE!!
$10 or more per month 3 of 20 patrons
As per ‘Signed Vinyl Through Your Letterbox’ + a new t-shirt at least once a year (all free UK p&p) AND free entry to all of our gigs in the Leeds City Region (typically 15/20+ per year)
CPWM DEVELOPMENT / STUDENT PACKAGE
$15 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Get inside on how CPWM works....come along to at least one selection panel meeting, one recording session, one soundcheck and some other non-public events throughout the year…..a record signing session, a podcast recording maybe PLUS access to one mentoring session per quarter on your own music/arts project.
COME PLAY WITH ME PREMIUM
$20 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Basically you’ll be our best mates….everything in the ‘Live’ package inc. free entry to any of our gigs anywhere PLUS a credit in the insert cards on the singles!
COME PLAY WITH ME SPONSOR
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Your logo on the insert cards of the 7” vinyl releases (i.e. some dirt-cheap advertising)