Ludwig van Toronto is creating arts journalism and podcasts
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patrons

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Ludwig Van Toronto (the evolution of Musical Toronto) started as a small blog that operated as an elegant protest to the lack of arts coverage. It has now grown into a movement of thousands of arts lovers to look to us to keep them informed about the latest classical music news, reviews and features happening across our city. To keep up with you, we've had to expand our breadth, but it's getting expensive.

So here's the deal.

There is a lot of behind the scenes administration that goes into this. To make this work in the long term, we need your help. For a sum of your choosing, you can participate in keeping arts journalism alive in Canada. The more help we get, the more content you get.

After four years we haven't asked for much from our readers. We respect your time and consider it an honour to have your visit us every day. We keep our content free, because we believe that it’s the right thing to do.
We are serious about transparency. If you pay us, we work for you. Plain and simple. Not only that, you get some cool swag in return.

What We'll Use the Money For:

  • Web hosting. Every time we have a post go viral, the huge spikes in traffic means we need to upgrade our server, so it doesn't crash. It happened 4 times last year, and my personal credit card would thank for a little help. 
  • Newsletter. Our daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters have grown exponentially. As the list grows, so do our fees.
  • Website Maintenance. We have a great web guru who cuts us a break and gives us a good rate. He's a busy guy and therefore his rates go up accordingly. It's a big site with a lot of moving parts, and we could use your help.
  • Writers. Last year was a rough one for us. We lost a few talented writers to other jobs, simply because we could not afford to pay them what they were worth. Help us hold on to our team.
  • New Hires. This thing is just getting for one person to handle, and we need some serious help to cover our growing admin costs.



$15 a month gets you a signed copy of the latest award-winning book by acclaimed graphic novel artist Christian Quesne — Ludwig: Letter to the Immortal Beloved.





For $10 you'll get our fancy new e-Book, a Ludwig Van t-shirt + more.


Pledge $4 and you'll get a Ludwig Van Q&A eBook, featuring 20 contributions from some of the most important classical music performers in Canada and beyond.

For $1 or more, you are helping to keep arts criticism alive in Canada!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
You are helping to keep arts criticism alive in Canada!
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
You are now an official Subscriber!  As a thanks, we'll send you our new 62 page Ludwig Van Q&A E-book, featuring 20 contributions from some of the most important classical music performers in Canada and beyond.

eBook sent after 1st pledge goes through.
Pledge $7 or more per month
$7 or more per creation 0 patrons
I'll send you a t-shirt and if you want us to, we'll thank you on social media.

Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
You'll get our fancy new e-Book, a Ludwig Van T-shirt, a special thank you on social media, and a mention on our site.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
We'll send you an exclusive signed copy of the latest book by acclaimed graphic novel artist Christian Quesne: Ludwig: Letter to the Immortal Beloved.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per creation 0 of 12 patrons
You'll get ALL of the above plus an invite to join a critic to a performance with VIP seats.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
Ludwig Van's Editor, Publisher and Music Critic, Michael Vincent will Skype in for a Q & A with you or your organization about arts journalism, or building a successful web publication or blog.
Pledge $1000 or more
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 1 patrons
One premium size banner ad run on Ludwig van Toronto per month of patronage (subject to approval & between September and April only). 
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$14 of $1,000 per creation
The basic costs of the maintaining our website are covered.
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Ludwig Van Toronto (the evolution of Musical Toronto) started as a small blog that operated as an elegant protest to the lack of arts coverage. It has now grown into a movement of thousands of arts lovers to look to us to keep them informed about the latest classical music news, reviews and features happening across our city. To keep up with you, we've had to expand our breadth, but it's getting expensive.

So here's the deal.

There is a lot of behind the scenes administration that goes into this. To make this work in the long term, we need your help. For a sum of your choosing, you can participate in keeping arts journalism alive in Canada. The more help we get, the more content you get.

After four years we haven't asked for much from our readers. We respect your time and consider it an honour to have your visit us every day. We keep our content free, because we believe that it’s the right thing to do.
We are serious about transparency. If you pay us, we work for you. Plain and simple. Not only that, you get some cool swag in return.

What We'll Use the Money For:

  • Web hosting. Every time we have a post go viral, the huge spikes in traffic means we need to upgrade our server, so it doesn't crash. It happened 4 times last year, and my personal credit card would thank for a little help. 
  • Newsletter. Our daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters have grown exponentially. As the list grows, so do our fees.
  • Website Maintenance. We have a great web guru who cuts us a break and gives us a good rate. He's a busy guy and therefore his rates go up accordingly. It's a big site with a lot of moving parts, and we could use your help.
  • Writers. Last year was a rough one for us. We lost a few talented writers to other jobs, simply because we could not afford to pay them what they were worth. Help us hold on to our team.
  • New Hires. This thing is just getting for one person to handle, and we need some serious help to cover our growing admin costs.



$15 a month gets you a signed copy of the latest award-winning book by acclaimed graphic novel artist Christian Quesne — Ludwig: Letter to the Immortal Beloved.





For $10 you'll get our fancy new e-Book, a Ludwig Van t-shirt + more.


Pledge $4 and you'll get a Ludwig Van Q&A eBook, featuring 20 contributions from some of the most important classical music performers in Canada and beyond.

For $1 or more, you are helping to keep arts criticism alive in Canada!

Recent posts by Ludwig van Toronto

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
You are helping to keep arts criticism alive in Canada!
Pledge $4 or more per month
$4 or more per creation 0 patrons
You are now an official Subscriber!  As a thanks, we'll send you our new 62 page Ludwig Van Q&A E-book, featuring 20 contributions from some of the most important classical music performers in Canada and beyond.

eBook sent after 1st pledge goes through.
Pledge $7 or more per month
$7 or more per creation 0 patrons
I'll send you a t-shirt and if you want us to, we'll thank you on social media.

Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
You'll get our fancy new e-Book, a Ludwig Van T-shirt, a special thank you on social media, and a mention on our site.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
We'll send you an exclusive signed copy of the latest book by acclaimed graphic novel artist Christian Quesne: Ludwig: Letter to the Immortal Beloved.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per creation 0 of 12 patrons
You'll get ALL of the above plus an invite to join a critic to a performance with VIP seats.


Shipments made after 1st pledge goes through.

Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
Ludwig Van's Editor, Publisher and Music Critic, Michael Vincent will Skype in for a Q & A with you or your organization about arts journalism, or building a successful web publication or blog.
Pledge $1000 or more
$1,000 or more per creation 0 of 1 patrons
One premium size banner ad run on Ludwig van Toronto per month of patronage (subject to approval & between September and April only).