Nick Standing

is creating Ska Punk, Pop Punk, Electronic Music and more!

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Pigeon ($1)

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Thanks so much for contributing! By becoming a fellow Pigeon, you'll receive: 

  • MP3 downloads of all my finished music as it's released including Patreon exclusive bonus downloads

  • Instant access to all past rewards for your tier including the full Better Than The Book & Jabun discographies (see REWARD ARCHIVE posts)

  • Full resolution album artwork and extra bonus content

A high-five should we meet IRL will be my pleasure too!

Hi-Fi Early Pigeon ($5)

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A connoisseur of finer audio? The Hi-Fi Early Pigeons will receive:

  • ALL $1 Pigeon Rewards including mp3 downloads and artwork for all music, Patreon exclusive downloads, and instant access to all past rewards for your tier including the full Better Than The Book & Jabun discographies and more


  • The highest CD quality WAV files for all music download rewards

  • Early access to all the rewards above including full exclusive early access to Jabun's upcoming 2nd album "15-4-20" (releases December 16th 2020)

The early bird gets the worm as they say, and so you'll be receiving all music and rewards (MP3s, WAVs, Album Art, and more) BEFORE they are released to the $1 tier and public! For commercial albums (on iTunes, etc...) this can be over a month before it goes live to the world, and for singles and other fun songs this may be a few days or weeks depending on release schedules! 

If you want to be the first to hear what I've been making then this is the tier for you!

DEMOlition Pigeon ($10)

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What's better than not having to wait for something to be released? Answer: Not having to wait for it to even be finished! DEMOlition Pigeons will receive: 

  • ALL $5 Hi-Fi Early Pigeon + $1 Pigeon Rewards including early access, mp3 and WAV downloads for all music, artwork, Patreon exclusive downloads, and instant access to all past rewards for your tier including the full Better Than The Book & Jabun discographies (including Jabun's upcoming "15-4-20" album) and more


  • Monthly behind the scenes articles & download packages containing Patreon exclusive never before released demos, ideas, and work in progress audio files and artwork, as well as sneak peeks at what I'm currently working on! You'll also gain access to all past DEMOlition Pigeon articles (see REWARD ARCHIVE posts) 

  • Your name (or alias) in the special thanks section of the album credits* on Bandcamp and any physical copies of my music (when I can make that happen), and in the descriptions for any online streams (YouTube, Newgrounds, SoundCloud, etc...) for music released while you remain a DEMOlition Pigeon!

    *(This reward is entirely optional and you may remain anonymous if you wish. Name / alias also subject to approval)

If you want to break down the walls and get to know the creative process behind my work, then this is the tier for you!




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IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of August 2020, you can now pledge in the currency of your choice: Euros (€), British Pounds (£) or U.S. Dollars ($)! To keep things consistant with past reward posts, I'll continue to label reward posts in terms of U.S Dollars ($1, $5 & $10 tiers), but I hope you enjoy the music wherever you're listening from! (Learn more about Patreon's currency conversion system here)

Thanks so much for stopping by at this Patreon page! I’m Nick Standing AKA Jabun and I've been creating music as Better Than The Book (Ska-punk / Pop-punk), Jabun (Electronic & Cinematic), and of course plain old Nick Standing (many genres) since 2012!

Making and helping others to create outstanding audio productions is what gets me out of bed every morning, and by becoming a patron, you’ll contribute towards fuelling my own original music and covers as well as help fulfil larger goals and requests I simply can't accomplish alone such as physical releases and touring (see the GOALS section). In return for your pledge, you'll gain access to a variety of rewards (detailed in the TIERS section) ranging from music downloads (including artwork and many Patreon exclusives) and early access, all the way to behind the scenes peeks, never before released demos, and even a shout out in the album credits!

Not only that, but as soon as you sign up you’ll gain access to the entire back-catalogue of rewards for your tier including the full Better Than The Book & Jabun discographies and more! For the convenience of new patrons too, I’ve put together "REWARD ARCHIVE" posts so you can quickly access all rewards from October 4th 2018 to August 7th 2019 which include the full BTTB discography!

On July 19th 2019, I released my first Patreon funded album, Better Than The Book’s “Hopes and Dreams”, and a HUGE thanks goes out to all the patrons who made that possible with special mentions to the top tier contributors Michael White and Bob Roberts; you folks are awesome! The next set of rewards will focus on Jabun's upcoming 2nd album "15-4-20" which releases on December 16th 2020! Get early access to the full album download package when you become a $5+ tier patron and find out more here:

Pledges are monthly and to make sure you're getting top-notch regular content for your contribution, I'll be providing at least 1 update & track per month, though many months will be much more exciting than that depending on what I’m working on! On top of that, I aim to release at least one album or EP for Better Than The Book or Jabun per year, as well as many singles, covers and other bonus content too.

If this sounds all good to you then I hope you enjoy the music and I look forward to sharing this adventure with you as it unfolds! Thanks so much for your support!

When I’m not working on my own music, I spend my time assisting countless musicians, game developers and animators around the globe as JabunAudio! Find out more at and get to know my back-story a little better here :)

For a taste of what you'll be contributing to, check out the videos below:
Jabun - 15-4-20 A (from the upcoming 15-4-20 album (releases December 16th 2020))

Better Than The Book - (The Travelling To See Eva Song) (from the Hopes and Dreams album)

Better Than The Book - Artificial Ignorance (from the Hopes and Dreams album)

Better Than The Book - Meteor Shower (from the Hopes and Dreams album)

Jabun - Home (from the Daydream album)

Jabun [Alternate Reality] - Warrior (Kesha metal cover)

Nick Standing - Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)

Nick Standing - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails / Johnny Cash cover)

Nick Standing - Papercut/PPR-KUT (Linkin Park cover)

Demo for the Final Boss Theme for the A P O T H E O S I S game soundtrack

IMPORTANT NOTES: Since Patreon rewards are internally priced in US Dollars, your contribution may be subject to fluctuations due to shifting exchange rates. Please be aware of this if you're not a US resident. When pledging to this campaign, you will be first charged on the day you subscribe allowing you access to your reward content immediately. Following that you will only be charged on the 1st of each month while you remain a patron. For more details, please refer to the 
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[Photo credit: Roxi Abbott @Roxisound]

$21.25 of $100 per month
Reaching this first goal would be a huge help towards monthly travel expenses, studio / instrument maintenance costs, and other continuous music related outgoings, freeing my mind and resources to focus more on making music rather than the costs while doing so.
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