Mike Maimone & Mutts are creating Music & Videos
23

patrons

$148
per month
Hi, I'm a singer/songwriter, keyboardist, and leader of a Chicago band called Mutts. I've put out 5 albums and 6 EPs since 2008, so I guess I technically run a tiny record label, too. Thank you to everyone who has bought those releases, come out to our shows, and given us a place to sleep over the past decade of life on the road!

About 3 years ago I started making music videos as well. Thanks to all of the creative people who've helped me bring these to life!

WHY PATREON?
I write songs, pay to record them, pay to create the physical copies, pay to promote the release and the tour... and then start over. It's expensive - and people are buying less music all the time. The debt continues to grow, and many songs and videos aren't getting made.

Also, with the abundance of music out there now, why spend thousands of dollars all at once producing and promoting one batch of songs - with no guarantee it'll actually reach anyone? With Patreon, I can work consistently and send songs directly to the people who want to hear them.

WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM PATREON?
If you like the music I make and the videos I produce, I've got all kinds of good stuff to send you... live audio/video, sneak peeks at new songs, older songs that are good but never found a home on an album, cover songs, and more. I'll post special stuff every month for my Patrons, starting with a full concert recording from Mutts' House of Blues show this Summer!

WHAT WILL I GET FROM PATREON?
Your monthly pledge will help me record new songs and music videos. The costs covered include:
  • Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other software subscriptions used in recording songs and editing videos
  • Studio time to record anything I can't record at home
  • Studio time to finish mixing and mastering
  • Renting (and/or purchasing when possible) audio and visual equipment such as microphones, camera lenses, gimbals, etc.
  • Paying to properly license cover recordings

THANK YOU FOR READING / LISTENING / PLEDGING

Full disclosure: I'll still periodically put out albums in the traditional sense, and some of those albums might even be free to download. So if all you want is the end product, you can certainly leave this page now and wait for the next official release to come out. All good!

BUT! If you want to hear songs that may never end up on official releases, get the finished releases first, see the videos first, and know that you are helping make this all happen, then sign up now!

Thanks,

Mike // MUTTS
Tiers
Stream It
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Stream all Patron-exclusive music and videos. 
Download It
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Download all Patron-exclusive music! 

Plus get streaming previews of new albums before they're commercially available.

Touch It
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
In addition to your Patron-only downloads, you will be able to download all future public releases before they're publicly available, and if we press CDs, I'll send you one (if outside US - we'll figure out shipping costs).
Name It
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Everything above, PLUS we'll print your name in the liner notes on all digital and physical album artwork and video credits. Limited quantity to ensure you won't be lost among hundreds of names. If you're averse to public acknowledgement, I'll send you a personalized thank you note.
Live Stream It
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All of the above, plus access to monthly webcasts where I'll play an intimate concert live over the Internet via Patreon's YouTube Live Stream service. I'll take one request from each of our top-level Patrons in advance, and as long as it's not too difficult or obscene I'll play it for you.
Goals
$148 of $1,000 per month
We'll take a vote and record an EP of piano/vocal covers for Patrons only.
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Hi, I'm a singer/songwriter, keyboardist, and leader of a Chicago band called Mutts. I've put out 5 albums and 6 EPs since 2008, so I guess I technically run a tiny record label, too. Thank you to everyone who has bought those releases, come out to our shows, and given us a place to sleep over the past decade of life on the road!

About 3 years ago I started making music videos as well. Thanks to all of the creative people who've helped me bring these to life!

WHY PATREON?
I write songs, pay to record them, pay to create the physical copies, pay to promote the release and the tour... and then start over. It's expensive - and people are buying less music all the time. The debt continues to grow, and many songs and videos aren't getting made.

Also, with the abundance of music out there now, why spend thousands of dollars all at once producing and promoting one batch of songs - with no guarantee it'll actually reach anyone? With Patreon, I can work consistently and send songs directly to the people who want to hear them.

WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM PATREON?
If you like the music I make and the videos I produce, I've got all kinds of good stuff to send you... live audio/video, sneak peeks at new songs, older songs that are good but never found a home on an album, cover songs, and more. I'll post special stuff every month for my Patrons, starting with a full concert recording from Mutts' House of Blues show this Summer!

WHAT WILL I GET FROM PATREON?
Your monthly pledge will help me record new songs and music videos. The costs covered include:
  • Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other software subscriptions used in recording songs and editing videos
  • Studio time to record anything I can't record at home
  • Studio time to finish mixing and mastering
  • Renting (and/or purchasing when possible) audio and visual equipment such as microphones, camera lenses, gimbals, etc.
  • Paying to properly license cover recordings

THANK YOU FOR READING / LISTENING / PLEDGING

Full disclosure: I'll still periodically put out albums in the traditional sense, and some of those albums might even be free to download. So if all you want is the end product, you can certainly leave this page now and wait for the next official release to come out. All good!

BUT! If you want to hear songs that may never end up on official releases, get the finished releases first, see the videos first, and know that you are helping make this all happen, then sign up now!

Thanks,

Mike // MUTTS

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Tiers
Stream It
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Stream all Patron-exclusive music and videos. 
Download It
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Download all Patron-exclusive music! 

Plus get streaming previews of new albums before they're commercially available.

Touch It
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
In addition to your Patron-only downloads, you will be able to download all future public releases before they're publicly available, and if we press CDs, I'll send you one (if outside US - we'll figure out shipping costs).
Name It
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Everything above, PLUS we'll print your name in the liner notes on all digital and physical album artwork and video credits. Limited quantity to ensure you won't be lost among hundreds of names. If you're averse to public acknowledgement, I'll send you a personalized thank you note.
Live Stream It
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
All of the above, plus access to monthly webcasts where I'll play an intimate concert live over the Internet via Patreon's YouTube Live Stream service. I'll take one request from each of our top-level Patrons in advance, and as long as it's not too difficult or obscene I'll play it for you.