Carrie Day

is creating Music, Poetry, Art.
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ONE DOLLAR TIER
$1
per song or creation.

You are here and you matter - thank you for becoming a Patron. You will receive:

  • A link to a curated playlist of my music to-date
  • A discount code for my web store 
  • Access to the patron-only feed, where everything gets posted and talked about
  • My love & thanks each time I create something!
DOWNLOAD TIER
$3
per song or creation.

You are supporting me even more so - thank you for becoming a Patron of this tier. You will receive:

  • MP3s of recordings as I make them
  • My love & thanks each time I create something, and everything else in the above tier!
CDs IN THE MAIL TIER
$5
per song or creation.

You are helping me EVEN more. Thank you for becoming a Patron of this tier! You will receive:

  • Digital artworks as I create them
  • CDs in the mail as I complete them 
  • My love & thanks each time I create something, and everything else in the above tier!

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About Carrie Day

Hi! Welcome to my Patreon page!

Patreon is a subscription-based platform that allows you (the patron) to subscribe to artists. With your backing, you help us (the artists) create new work to share with you.

This is where you hear my songs and see my art first - long before it's released to the public. This is where you become more like family - part of the inner circle.
 
It's where you get to participate in how my music and art gets created.

About me: I'm a musician, songwriter, and an experimenter in many creative areas. I studied classical piano through university, and I'm a self-taught guitar player. I also play a little ukulele - ha. (I mean, I play a little bit of ukulele.) About 25 years ago, I wrote my first song. I fell in love with the process. The art. The craft. How music and words tangle and entwine. After all these years, I'm still in love.

I’m known "on the scene" as a performer and songwriter, though I also write poetry, draw, paint, and improvise music. I love the act of creating in all formats. When I do creative work, I feel at inspired and at peace. My hope is that the things I create help others to feel those same feelings.

What I’ve done to date:
For the past 16 years, writing and recording songs has been my main creative focus. Since starting out as a performing songwriter, I have recorded five studio albums: two of them are basement studio recordings, and three are professional studio recordings. Over the last few years, I've built a modest home recording studio, and have been learning the ropes of audio engineering. Last year I released my first home studio recording, a 5-song holiday music EP. Please head over to my website to check out the music I've created thus far!

The Patreon Plan(s):
I plan to record my next full-length album in my home studio, focusing on two to three songs a month. As the songs take shape, I will be sharing them with you in the form of lyric videos, live performance videos, and downloadable mp3s.

My goal is that in a few months time, I will have a collection of songs ready for mastering and producing physical copies!

Once the album is complete, Patreon will continue to be the platform for creating and sharing new work. I will be working on other art projects, including paintings and drawings for the album artwork. Other projects may be recordings of my favourite songs by other artists, songs that you suggest, spoken-word pieces, or poems.

If I have a busy month, I may only release 2-3 creations, though please do keep in mind that my goal will be to release one a week. Also, please note: you are in control of how you support my creative work. You can increase, decrease, or stop contributions at any time! I'll get more into that in the FAQ section below!

To recap: most of my creations will be songs, but here are some other possibilities...
  1. Art work
  2. Digital prints
  3. Handwritten poems
  4. Custom drawings
  5. Cover songs
  6. Spoken-word pieces with music
Here is a live performance of one of the songs that I will be recording for the new album:
Here is a sample of one of my recent creations:
Here is a sample of one of my poems:
Community & Collaboration:
As well as sharing the things I create, I will be offering "behind the scenes" glimpses into my processes via photos, blogs and videos. So much of what fulfills me as a creative person is being able to share my work with you! I love hearing from you, receiving your input, or anything you feel compelled to share. Connection, collaboration and a cool inner circle vibe are some of the things I intend to build and nourish on this page. I'm excited to see how it grows!

Your Patronage:

Through your patronage, I will be able to offset some of the costs involved in creating professionally produced and manufactured music. I will be able to hire session musicians, mixing/mastering engineers, and pay for CD manufacturing. In return for your support, you will receive access to all creations at various stages, and will be invited in to view the processes, contribute ideas, and be part of the online Patreon community! Your name (if you wish) will be included in the liner notes of the album, as well as in the credits of the videos released. Please see the TIERS section to check out all of the perks!

Please note that there will be lots of freebies! I like creating and often create in spurts. When that happens, I’ll likely share lots of different things with you!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have any responsibilities if I become a Patron? What if I don't want to do anything but support? You can be as involved as you wish! You can be a silent supporter, or you can dive into the community, get to know me and everyone there, make suggestions, etc. It's completely up to you! I will be so thankful and respectful of however you choose to support and participate!

How many creations will you release a month? I would like to release one creation a week, though there will be times in which I may only release 2-3 a month! That said, when you sign up, you can choose how many creations per month you'd like to contribute to!

May I stop contributing in the future if I can't afford it? Yes, absolutely! You may cancel or adjust your pledge amount at any time - you have full control at all times!

What if I only want to support 1 or 2 creations a month? Sure, no problem! When you're checking out, select "Set a monthly max." There you can specify how many times a month you'd like to support.

What if I want to support more than the highest tier? First off: oh my goodness - thank you! If you'd like to do that, you can simply write in whatever amount pleases you during the check out process.

Do I have to pay in US Dollars? Yes. Patreon operates in USD, so please consider this when you are signing up! Once again, you control how many creations per month you would like to support, and can do so for as little as $1 USD/month. You do this by joining the $1 tier. Next, choose "1" at the "Set a monthly max." section. Easy as that!

Still have questions?
Just send an email to [email protected] and I will gladly help you out!
Goals
14 of 20 patrons
When I reach 20 patrons, I will be so happy that I'll likely do jumping jacks and cartwheels! I'll be able to get a good start on recording and creating!
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