David Knopfler

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David's Coffee Club
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THANK YOU for your support!
For the price of one cup of coffee per week, you will receive the following:

• Two digital song downloads per month 
• Photos & Videos (archived and current)
• Studio updates including:
• Behind-the-scenes content 
• Polls about songs in process
• Show-and-Tell Videos (short clips demonstrating specific song techniques or instruments/equipment)
• David's Coffee Shop Show Podcasts
• Art-in-the-Post
(a signed print of David's art or art from one of his CDs will be sent to you three times a year)
• David's Coffee Dates - Q&A Sessions 
• 10% Discount on David's CDs
• YOUR NAME in the Thank You section on David's next CD (this benefit expires on 31 July)
  • Exclusive Access to the Patron-only Posts!

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About

Welcome to my Patreon Page!

I am David Knopfler, the founding member of Dire Straits. Since leaving the band, I've recorded something like 18 albums as a solo artist, some with major labels and some with independents. The music industry has now changed beyond all recognition. I've started this Patreon page in order to have a closer, interactive relationship with the people who are interested in my work. You have supported my career as an independent musician for over 40 years, which has allowed me to maintain my artistic freedom. THANK YOU. I'd like to now use this forum to interact with and share the sense of connectedness that we get at concerts, but offered directly to you in your living room.

Patreon is an uber cool way for recording artists to bring their music directly to their supporters without the constraints of the middleman. It works as a monthly subscription that gives you exclusive access and that you are free to cancel at any time. In some ways it is similar to Facebook or Youtube, because there is a "feed" where I can interact with you, and where I can post photos, music downloads, and video content. There is even an app you can download on your phone or tablet. For more information about the logistics, Patreon has a video that explains it HERE.

One of the things I plan to provide to my patrons is free music downloads that only you will get. I'm in my studio almost every day, writing and recording, and I always record far more songs than I have space for on CDs. Some of these will be given as exclusive songs available only to my patrons. In addition, my patrons will receive early release downloads of my songs months before they make it to CD... you'll have first pick. Patreon also gives me the chance to get feedback directly from you while I'm still in the studio. For example, I might have three different versions of a song in process and it would be cool to get your opinion on which version people might prefer before committing it to CD. 

As you may already know, I blog frequently. Patreon will be the space for me to write about my music and for you to respond directly to me. I will also be sharing exclusive photos (past and present), videos, behind-the-scenes glimpses into my studio, live Q&A sessions, art-in-the-post, and more. You can tell me what you're interested in seeing me include and we can build it from there. We're in this together!

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