WHAT IS PATREON AND HOW IT WORKS
Patreon is a funding platform very similar to Kickstarter but with one major difference, instead of raising a lot of money for one project it collects small recurring tis for every upload of content. That way it allows people to support the creators they love by pledging money for their creations. If you like my music, and if you'd like me to make more, you can become a patron and give me a small amount of money for every piece of music or piano cover that I upload on YouTube. You can choose how much money you want to pledge and you can cancel it anytime you want, or reduce the amount. You have the option to set a monthly max on your pledge.
WHY I NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As you might already know I am a professional musician and I am also an independent artist. That means that I am doing everything alone concerning the creation processes, and when I say everything I mean literally everything...
I have been making music for many years, since I was a young teenager, and I have chosen to become a professional musician and make a living out of this. For me there is not a path in which I can combine what I do with another job, because I am working very hard to create my music and everything that is relevant to it, and reducing the quality of my work is not an option. My music is going to be free for you on YouTube and Spotify, as it is now, nothing is going to change. By supporting me here on Patreon you simply help me to continue creating music for you, so will not have to force myself to stop due to lack of money.
A lot of things need to be done before the release of a piece of music. The composition, the performance, the recording, the arrangement, the mixing and mastering, the creation of the artwork, the making of the relevant video... Many of these procedures are usually done by special professionals, who also need money for their services. All these are to be made by me, and I don't mention the work that needs to be done for other things, like preparing a live streaming show... Making a piano cover also needs a lot of work, considering the time that it needs to make the piano arrangement, to perform and record it, to do the video shooting and all the video editing.
By giving me money you don't only pay for my work but also for my equipment and the software I use (and all the upgrades) which are tools of major importance, without them I wouldn't be able to have this level of quality in my productions. You also help me to handle various expenses concerning my music releases.
YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED
> For announcement videos.
> For videos containing samples of live streaming shows.
> For any remakes of older pieces or videos.
YOU WILL ONLY BE CHARGED
> For new original pieces and piano covers.ieces and piano covers.
Please be patient if you don't see any new releases for some period, I have already explained how difficult it is to finish a piece of music. Have also in mind that releasing more than three pieces in a month is very rare to happen. So, you will be charged for about 1 to 3 videos per month.
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
At the moment I am not able to give you multiple levels of rewards.
I give you a simple $3 reward in which you will have access to my Patreon only activity feed, where I will post news, photos and other content that only my patrons will be able to see.
You will also get the audio file (MP3 and FLAC) for every new release of original music.
For my piano covers, if there will be an official release for them then you will get that album for free. The reason I don't give immediately my piano covers is because I want to make sure that you will receive the final audio files, the same audio tracks that will be officially released.