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WHO ARE YOU, PHOEBE?
I am a singer, a songwriter, fiddler, music educator/mentor and producer who believes in the power of music. I think music is a magical thing. It has comforted, healed and inspired me throughout my life, and that is what I hope to do for others with the music I create. I want to connect with people. I want to help people feel not alone. I want to help people feel hope. I want to help people feel. Period. If this is something you believe in, something that feels important to you in some way, then this is the place where you get to help make more of that possible.

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a way to support artists directly, sort of a modern-day patron-of-the-arts. But instead of the old model of one major patron, this a way for lots of folks to become micro-patrons and together become that bedrock of support for artists like me.

WHY DO YOU NEED PATRONS?
Music sales are declining.  Not just a little - a lot 

For the past decade or so I have been an independent artist in the ever evolving music industry. I've been self-releasing albums, touring with various bands, and traveling both locally and globally. I have learned the realities of life as a touring musician, and until recently one of the things I have depended on to keep the touring engine rolling is album sales. But that is quickly changing.

THE OLD MODEL 
During a normal day on the road, after a show I head over to the merchandise table to chat with people and to *hopefully* sell a few CD's or Vinyl's.  These sales are basically what have kept the band on the road throughout the years.  Rental cars, flights, gas, hotels and all other travel expenses add up, so I depend on this part of the night just to make it to the next gig.  But lately, I have noticed a dramatic decline in sales.  Someone will come up to me following a show and say, "I would love to buy your album, but I don't have a CD or record player".  Or "I already heard your latest release on Spotify and don't really need one of these albums, but I really want to support you".  There was a time when I would play a show and sell 100-200 CD's.  Now I am lucky if I sell 10-20.  Similarly, I have also noticed a dramatic fall in online sales in the past year.  

THE NEW MODEL - MORE LISTENERS
Simultaneous to the huge drop in sales I know that more people have heard my music in recent years than ever before.  There is a huge increase in listeners.  To me, this is a beautiful thing. Because of streaming platforms, music can be reached by virtually anyone from anywhere at anytime. I'm down with that. 

We are now living in a time when ARTISTS can create their own realities, be INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENUERS and VISIONARIES.  Art is limitless, and to be alive in this time allows for complete artistic freedom.  I don't have to be boxed in by a genre, or make my music fit into any sort of branding motto in order to be shared.  All I have to be is me.  Its really freeing.  

HOW CAN I HELP?  
There are so many ways!  One way is to BECOME A GATHERER.

PATRON = GATHERER

Pledging at any level here helps me!  The one thing that has remained a constant through the years is that my music has ALWAYS been sustained by YOU.   You, who listen to the music.  You, who send me notes of encouragement.  You, who come out to shows and make a point of connecting with me saying "I want to see you succeed!"  You are the people who push me to continue, and remind me every single day that I am enough.  And that the music I create matters.

WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
In many ways, your contribution here is a gesture of generosity and kindness.  My music will still be available to all people, but those who donate here will get to know they are part of the bigger picture.  In addition, I do have some cool perks that I think tie together the relationship between artist and audience.  

SACRED ARTIFACTS: I will collect sacred artifacts from my travels, and each season I will have them mailed out to patrons at the $10 monthly subscription level.  This connects my travels and the stories of my journeys to those who support my music.  For example, this spring the artifact is a handmade wristband crafted by a lovely artist who I met while in Maru, Kenya last December.  Now my travels are tied to the arms of those who support me as an artist the most.  We can stay connected this way.

ETERNAL GUESTLIST SPOT: This is a way to really connect to my audience.  People at the $25/month level have an eternal guest list spot while they are subscribing.  So if you and a pack of your friends feels like going on a road trip, you can essentially hop on the road with us!   Or maybe you just end up at one show a year.  Who knows...

ADDITIONALLY, I will make special behind the scene posts, share some intimate moments of creation, and 'sneak peak' my work to fans who become Patrons.  I will share blogs and stories with my patrons that are unique to those who believe in my music enough to become patreon supporters.  

CHOO CHOO: I think of you all as the 'engine behind my record label', and so for that to run, I will share with you some of the intimacies of creation, just like I would with a record label.  


WHAT ABOUT MAJOR DONORS?

I would be so happy if a few philanthropists signed up as major donors at $500 or more a month, and I would be thrilled to play an annual show at their place or some other fun activity. But I'd also be thrilled to have 500 folks pay $1 a month. I just want to be able to keep making music and to support my family!

CAN I ADOPT A CREATIVE WORK?
For those who would like to "Adopt a Song" or "Adopt a Video"  at the $2,000 level, feel free to email me directly so we can individualize the reward you would receive in return.  Lets get creative!  

WHY IS YOUR GOAL NUMBER OF PATRONS instead of AMOUNT OF MONEY?
I thought long and hard about this one.  You see, to me, as I travel around the country I realize that the people who are impacted by my music really just want to BE A PART OF IT.  They literally say "how can I help you continue this?".  Until now, I haven't had a platform that allowed people to jump in with that support.  I want everyone to know that having a way for us to come together is more important to me than at what level any individual contributes.  Those who have it in their means to 'take me out to lunch' each week, figuratively, throw in $10 bucks, those who have less throw in less, those who can afford more (bless you!), put in more.  But I don't want anyone to feel like they can't participate because of the amount of money they can contribute.  

WHY IS YOUR SYSTEM MONTHLY and not PER 'THING'?

Well, this is another one I put some thought into.  Many artists use the per 'thing' method, and it works great for them!  But I know myself.  I want to post all the time.  And I want to be able to post any kind of thing - a video from a live show, a blog, a podcast, a cool photo, lyrics to a song - whenever I want without anyone feeling like I am posting too many 'things'.  Also, I feel like this is a space for us to have a conversation.  THE BIG THINGS I want to create (recoding music, making music videos, writing a book, etc) are continual projects that have continual budgets.  I am always working well into the future to plan the BIG THINGS, and those require a steady stream of support.  So, a monthly contribution allows me to be able to look ahead and have some sort of idea of what kind of budget I will have in order to make THINGS happen :). 

THANK YOU
So, with that said, please let this little note be one of gratitude.  For the many gestures of kindness that so many have offered throughout the years.  Thank you to all who have helped to lay the foundation of this musical engine for so long now, and thank you in advance to all those that will contribute here so that the music and art we create together may make waves.  May it become an ocean of love to wash away the tears of pain.  May it heal and inspire new creations.  


Tiers
Gathering a tip jar!
$1 or more per month
These dollars add up!  I think of this as a friendly tip jar, and you lovely people as the gatherers who fill it!  You will receive everything that I post here, and sneak peaks of new releases...

 

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Gathering a bigger tip jar!
$2 or more per month
These dollars add up twice as fast!  I think of this as a friendly tip jar, and you lovely people as the gatherers who fill it!  You will receive everything that I post here, and sneak peaks of new releases...

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Buy me a drink?
$5 or more per month
Your five dollars will fuel our collective record label for just the cost of taking me out for a coffee or tea each month.  You'll get access to everything I post and we'll get to stay in touch this way! Thanks for the tasty beverage...

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Artifact from my travels :)
$10 or more per month
Each season, I will mail out a 'seasonal artifact' from my travels to patron gatherers at the $10 level or more.  Its a lot to commit to $10/month, so I want to do what I can to figuratively bring you with me on the road.  Our artifacts will be handmade items by artists I meet and am inspired by along my journey. This Spring, it is a handmade bracelet by an artists I met in Maru, Kenya last December.  You'll be asked for your mailing address when you sign up so I can know where to send the goods.  
Eternal Guestlist... You're coming on the road :)
$25 or more per month
Those of you who sign up at the $25 level will also get the artifact mentioned in the $10 level, but ya'll are a breed of your own.  Wanna come to a show?  You are on the guest list!  


Festivals not included.  


Note - in order for us to pull this off, we will need an RSVP that you will attend the show AS SOON AS WE ANNOUNCE.   For shows that are not sold out, the absolute deadline to RSVP is 72 HOURS (3 days) before the show.  We will need to make sure the promoter at the venue knows how many "Gatherers" will attend so they can be aware of how many additional tickets they can sell.  If a show is sold out prior to 72 hours before the show and you have not RSVP'd, we won't have a space for you at the venue.  


RSVP by sending an email to: [email protected] subject line GUEST LIST "DATE".  

Include your name, (first and last) as it appears on your ID.  At this level, you are allowed one guest list spot at ticketed venues.  You must be signed up at this level for at least 4 months to receive this guest list access.  

 

Fill up the tank? (+1 guest list spot)
$50 or more per month
Well aren't you sweet?!  This level of support is really for those who understand the road life of a touring musician.  Every day we fill up the tank multiple times to get down the road.  Everyone who signs up at this level gets all the perks listed above as well as a +1 on your guest list spot for ANY SHOW, and to know you are contributing in a HUGE WAY to our ability to stay on the road, continue recording music and making music videos.


Festivals not included.  


Note - in order for us to pull this off, we will need an RSVP that you will attend the show AS SOON AS WE ANNOUNCE THE SHOW.  For shows that are not sold out, the absolute deadline to RSVP is 72 HOURS (3 days) before the show.  We will need to make sure the promoter at the venue knows how many "Gatherers" will attend so they can be aware of how many additional tickets they can sell.  If a show is sold out prior to 72 hours before the show and you have not RSVP'd, we won't have a space for you at the venue.  


RSVP by sending an email to: [email protected] subject line GUEST LIST "DATE".  

Include your name, (first and last) as it appears on your ID.  At this level, you are allowed one guest list spot at ticketed venues.  You must be signed up at this level for at least 4 months to receive this guest list access.  

A music lesson :)
$80 or more per month
I love diving into the study of music, and have recently been dabbling in the world of SKYPE music lessons.  It can be in fiddling (any level), guitar (beginner), songwriting (any level), or just a conversation on how to be your truest self.  I love hearing what people are working on and sometimes it helps just to have a reflective mirror.  (1 hour - once/month)


(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 


Members of this group do not receive the perks listed above or below.  

Be a part of our inner circle? Building visions together.
$100 or more per month
This level and above is the inner circle group.  We will have a monthly group call (1-2 hours/month) to check in on our collective vision.  I will share what I am holding in my future visionary work and also invite you all to share YOUR VISIONS, your creative endeavors or your entrepreneurial work.  This group will be sort of a support system for one another, where we share our process of creating in the world, and grow together.  Having a group like this can be a place to be witnessed in growth, and to be held accountable to our own dreams...



 (I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)

Book me for a solo gig?
$250 or more per month
You are a blessing to my life in so many ways!  If you sign up at this level, my team will work with you directly to find a time during the year when I can play an event (private) for you and and up to 100 of your friends.  It will have to be along my tour schedule unless you would also be willing to cover my travel expenses for the journey.  You will also receive an invitation to a monthly Gatherers Group call on VISION.

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)
Book the full band for a gig?
$500 or more per month
You must love music...  When you sign up at this level, my team will work with you directly to find a time during the year when Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers (5-6 band members depending on availability) can play a private event for you and and up to 100 of your friends. It will have to be along our tour schedule unless you would also be willing to cover our travel expenses for the journey.  

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)

Goals
82 of 108 patrons
Lets have a virtual hang to celebrate!  I will invite you all to a patron Gatherer only online show/Q/A session.  The 108th person to sign up will get a special momento from my travels!  I will also pull 5 Gatherers names from the figurative hat and mail out a special momento from the road in honor of our growing strength!  Names will be pulled as part of our virtual hang...
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WHO ARE YOU, PHOEBE?
I am a singer, a songwriter, fiddler, music educator/mentor and producer who believes in the power of music. I think music is a magical thing. It has comforted, healed and inspired me throughout my life, and that is what I hope to do for others with the music I create. I want to connect with people. I want to help people feel not alone. I want to help people feel hope. I want to help people feel. Period. If this is something you believe in, something that feels important to you in some way, then this is the place where you get to help make more of that possible.

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a way to support artists directly, sort of a modern-day patron-of-the-arts. But instead of the old model of one major patron, this a way for lots of folks to become micro-patrons and together become that bedrock of support for artists like me.

WHY DO YOU NEED PATRONS?
Music sales are declining.  Not just a little - a lot 

For the past decade or so I have been an independent artist in the ever evolving music industry. I've been self-releasing albums, touring with various bands, and traveling both locally and globally. I have learned the realities of life as a touring musician, and until recently one of the things I have depended on to keep the touring engine rolling is album sales. But that is quickly changing.

THE OLD MODEL 
During a normal day on the road, after a show I head over to the merchandise table to chat with people and to *hopefully* sell a few CD's or Vinyl's.  These sales are basically what have kept the band on the road throughout the years.  Rental cars, flights, gas, hotels and all other travel expenses add up, so I depend on this part of the night just to make it to the next gig.  But lately, I have noticed a dramatic decline in sales.  Someone will come up to me following a show and say, "I would love to buy your album, but I don't have a CD or record player".  Or "I already heard your latest release on Spotify and don't really need one of these albums, but I really want to support you".  There was a time when I would play a show and sell 100-200 CD's.  Now I am lucky if I sell 10-20.  Similarly, I have also noticed a dramatic fall in online sales in the past year.  

THE NEW MODEL - MORE LISTENERS
Simultaneous to the huge drop in sales I know that more people have heard my music in recent years than ever before.  There is a huge increase in listeners.  To me, this is a beautiful thing. Because of streaming platforms, music can be reached by virtually anyone from anywhere at anytime. I'm down with that. 

We are now living in a time when ARTISTS can create their own realities, be INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENUERS and VISIONARIES.  Art is limitless, and to be alive in this time allows for complete artistic freedom.  I don't have to be boxed in by a genre, or make my music fit into any sort of branding motto in order to be shared.  All I have to be is me.  Its really freeing.  

HOW CAN I HELP?  
There are so many ways!  One way is to BECOME A GATHERER.

PATRON = GATHERER

Pledging at any level here helps me!  The one thing that has remained a constant through the years is that my music has ALWAYS been sustained by YOU.   You, who listen to the music.  You, who send me notes of encouragement.  You, who come out to shows and make a point of connecting with me saying "I want to see you succeed!"  You are the people who push me to continue, and remind me every single day that I am enough.  And that the music I create matters.

WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
In many ways, your contribution here is a gesture of generosity and kindness.  My music will still be available to all people, but those who donate here will get to know they are part of the bigger picture.  In addition, I do have some cool perks that I think tie together the relationship between artist and audience.  

SACRED ARTIFACTS: I will collect sacred artifacts from my travels, and each season I will have them mailed out to patrons at the $10 monthly subscription level.  This connects my travels and the stories of my journeys to those who support my music.  For example, this spring the artifact is a handmade wristband crafted by a lovely artist who I met while in Maru, Kenya last December.  Now my travels are tied to the arms of those who support me as an artist the most.  We can stay connected this way.

ETERNAL GUESTLIST SPOT: This is a way to really connect to my audience.  People at the $25/month level have an eternal guest list spot while they are subscribing.  So if you and a pack of your friends feels like going on a road trip, you can essentially hop on the road with us!   Or maybe you just end up at one show a year.  Who knows...

ADDITIONALLY, I will make special behind the scene posts, share some intimate moments of creation, and 'sneak peak' my work to fans who become Patrons.  I will share blogs and stories with my patrons that are unique to those who believe in my music enough to become patreon supporters.  

CHOO CHOO: I think of you all as the 'engine behind my record label', and so for that to run, I will share with you some of the intimacies of creation, just like I would with a record label.  


WHAT ABOUT MAJOR DONORS?

I would be so happy if a few philanthropists signed up as major donors at $500 or more a month, and I would be thrilled to play an annual show at their place or some other fun activity. But I'd also be thrilled to have 500 folks pay $1 a month. I just want to be able to keep making music and to support my family!

CAN I ADOPT A CREATIVE WORK?
For those who would like to "Adopt a Song" or "Adopt a Video"  at the $2,000 level, feel free to email me directly so we can individualize the reward you would receive in return.  Lets get creative!  

WHY IS YOUR GOAL NUMBER OF PATRONS instead of AMOUNT OF MONEY?
I thought long and hard about this one.  You see, to me, as I travel around the country I realize that the people who are impacted by my music really just want to BE A PART OF IT.  They literally say "how can I help you continue this?".  Until now, I haven't had a platform that allowed people to jump in with that support.  I want everyone to know that having a way for us to come together is more important to me than at what level any individual contributes.  Those who have it in their means to 'take me out to lunch' each week, figuratively, throw in $10 bucks, those who have less throw in less, those who can afford more (bless you!), put in more.  But I don't want anyone to feel like they can't participate because of the amount of money they can contribute.  

WHY IS YOUR SYSTEM MONTHLY and not PER 'THING'?

Well, this is another one I put some thought into.  Many artists use the per 'thing' method, and it works great for them!  But I know myself.  I want to post all the time.  And I want to be able to post any kind of thing - a video from a live show, a blog, a podcast, a cool photo, lyrics to a song - whenever I want without anyone feeling like I am posting too many 'things'.  Also, I feel like this is a space for us to have a conversation.  THE BIG THINGS I want to create (recoding music, making music videos, writing a book, etc) are continual projects that have continual budgets.  I am always working well into the future to plan the BIG THINGS, and those require a steady stream of support.  So, a monthly contribution allows me to be able to look ahead and have some sort of idea of what kind of budget I will have in order to make THINGS happen :). 

THANK YOU
So, with that said, please let this little note be one of gratitude.  For the many gestures of kindness that so many have offered throughout the years.  Thank you to all who have helped to lay the foundation of this musical engine for so long now, and thank you in advance to all those that will contribute here so that the music and art we create together may make waves.  May it become an ocean of love to wash away the tears of pain.  May it heal and inspire new creations.  


Recent posts by Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

Tiers
Gathering a tip jar!
$1 or more per month
These dollars add up!  I think of this as a friendly tip jar, and you lovely people as the gatherers who fill it!  You will receive everything that I post here, and sneak peaks of new releases...

 

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Gathering a bigger tip jar!
$2 or more per month
These dollars add up twice as fast!  I think of this as a friendly tip jar, and you lovely people as the gatherers who fill it!  You will receive everything that I post here, and sneak peaks of new releases...

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Buy me a drink?
$5 or more per month
Your five dollars will fuel our collective record label for just the cost of taking me out for a coffee or tea each month.  You'll get access to everything I post and we'll get to stay in touch this way! Thanks for the tasty beverage...

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 

Artifact from my travels :)
$10 or more per month
Each season, I will mail out a 'seasonal artifact' from my travels to patron gatherers at the $10 level or more.  Its a lot to commit to $10/month, so I want to do what I can to figuratively bring you with me on the road.  Our artifacts will be handmade items by artists I meet and am inspired by along my journey. This Spring, it is a handmade bracelet by an artists I met in Maru, Kenya last December.  You'll be asked for your mailing address when you sign up so I can know where to send the goods.  
Eternal Guestlist... You're coming on the road :)
$25 or more per month
Those of you who sign up at the $25 level will also get the artifact mentioned in the $10 level, but ya'll are a breed of your own.  Wanna come to a show?  You are on the guest list!  


Festivals not included.  


Note - in order for us to pull this off, we will need an RSVP that you will attend the show AS SOON AS WE ANNOUNCE.   For shows that are not sold out, the absolute deadline to RSVP is 72 HOURS (3 days) before the show.  We will need to make sure the promoter at the venue knows how many "Gatherers" will attend so they can be aware of how many additional tickets they can sell.  If a show is sold out prior to 72 hours before the show and you have not RSVP'd, we won't have a space for you at the venue.  


RSVP by sending an email to: [email protected] subject line GUEST LIST "DATE".  

Include your name, (first and last) as it appears on your ID.  At this level, you are allowed one guest list spot at ticketed venues.  You must be signed up at this level for at least 4 months to receive this guest list access.  

 

Fill up the tank? (+1 guest list spot)
$50 or more per month
Well aren't you sweet?!  This level of support is really for those who understand the road life of a touring musician.  Every day we fill up the tank multiple times to get down the road.  Everyone who signs up at this level gets all the perks listed above as well as a +1 on your guest list spot for ANY SHOW, and to know you are contributing in a HUGE WAY to our ability to stay on the road, continue recording music and making music videos.


Festivals not included.  


Note - in order for us to pull this off, we will need an RSVP that you will attend the show AS SOON AS WE ANNOUNCE THE SHOW.  For shows that are not sold out, the absolute deadline to RSVP is 72 HOURS (3 days) before the show.  We will need to make sure the promoter at the venue knows how many "Gatherers" will attend so they can be aware of how many additional tickets they can sell.  If a show is sold out prior to 72 hours before the show and you have not RSVP'd, we won't have a space for you at the venue.  


RSVP by sending an email to: [email protected] subject line GUEST LIST "DATE".  

Include your name, (first and last) as it appears on your ID.  At this level, you are allowed one guest list spot at ticketed venues.  You must be signed up at this level for at least 4 months to receive this guest list access.  

A music lesson :)
$80 or more per month
I love diving into the study of music, and have recently been dabbling in the world of SKYPE music lessons.  It can be in fiddling (any level), guitar (beginner), songwriting (any level), or just a conversation on how to be your truest self.  I love hearing what people are working on and sometimes it helps just to have a reflective mirror.  (1 hour - once/month)


(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together) 


Members of this group do not receive the perks listed above or below.  

Be a part of our inner circle? Building visions together.
$100 or more per month
This level and above is the inner circle group.  We will have a monthly group call (1-2 hours/month) to check in on our collective vision.  I will share what I am holding in my future visionary work and also invite you all to share YOUR VISIONS, your creative endeavors or your entrepreneurial work.  This group will be sort of a support system for one another, where we share our process of creating in the world, and grow together.  Having a group like this can be a place to be witnessed in growth, and to be held accountable to our own dreams...



 (I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)

Book me for a solo gig?
$250 or more per month
You are a blessing to my life in so many ways!  If you sign up at this level, my team will work with you directly to find a time during the year when I can play an event (private) for you and and up to 100 of your friends.  It will have to be along my tour schedule unless you would also be willing to cover my travel expenses for the journey.  You will also receive an invitation to a monthly Gatherers Group call on VISION.

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)
Book the full band for a gig?
$500 or more per month
You must love music...  When you sign up at this level, my team will work with you directly to find a time during the year when Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers (5-6 band members depending on availability) can play a private event for you and and up to 100 of your friends. It will have to be along our tour schedule unless you would also be willing to cover our travel expenses for the journey.  

(I ask for your shipping address so I can send you thank you goodies as we grow together)