Hi Everyone Welcome To My Patron Page. Want To Get Involved?
See what your support can do with my first patron funded video!
LOOK WHAT YOU DID!
The 2nd patron funded video has helped save countless peoples lives and raise awareness through music. Thank you so much to everyone for making this video happen. As a result I'm looking to do more videos that contribute to causes and situations that cause people distress using music and film
Who are you?
I’m Rex Pearson. I try to make stuff musical that people think is cool! I also teach people how to do it themselves!
What’s all this then?
This is Patreon, a crowdfunding platform for people like me
So it’s like Kickstarter?
Well, yes and no. It is like Kickstarter in that fans pledge money to artists so they can make stuff. But, rather than a bunch of money all at once for a really big thing, fans pledge a smaller amount of money for a more consistent stream of smaller-scale things.
And where Kickstarter asks for money first and then uses it to make a big thing, on Patreon the artist asks for money AFTER the thing is already made, i.e. a tip for a job well done.
How often are you going to be putting out songs?
A maximum of once per 1/2 months, these projects take a huge amount of time to complete. Hence the need to raise some funds to make them better so you can expect to see 1 video every 1-2 months all being well. If by some miracle i produce more, you can set yourself a budget on the pledge page so you never pay more than you want to.
Why would I buy this cow when I’ve been getting the milk for free on YouTube?
You can absolutely still get the milk for free on the cow’s YouTube channel, and Patreon isn't going to change that. But the cow works really hard to produce this milk for you to enjoy, and if that milk means a lot to you and makes you happy, this is a way for you to throw the cow a little something extra for her effort and time. And as a 'thank you' for your support, the cow has all kinds of fun extra bits of cream to share with you on her Patreon page.
(Pro tip: I'M THE COW IN THIS METAPHOR.)
Want more detail about me?
I'm really excited to be part of Patreon, because I know it has the potential to help A LOT of content creators like me. I have set some targets (some pretty lofty, including Quitting my job! its worth aiming high right?!) on the left that will show you just how much of a difference patrons could make to future videos!
Let me introduce myself with one of my videos featuring one of my arrangements.
So, here's a detailed bit about me: When I was a kid, i never really explored the world of music. I know it existed and i LOVED it but it didn't really cross my mind as something i would ever be able to try myself. I had no musical people in my family at the time and never took music in school, you have to have a "Gift" right? you know, that thing that you either got "it" or you aint!. At 18 and with little to look forward to in my academic pursuits i decided to give the guitar a go. It was at this moment that my life and outlook on it completely changed and allowed me to feel like i could contribute something, it is this feeling that i have wanted to try and pass on to others.
I realised very quickly that there is some musical connection in everyone, most feel they can't contribute to the music out there and so i began to teach on my YouTube channel so that others could self study from home like me and see that anyone can do it regardless of background or that "Natural ability".
The channel has grown beyond anything i could have imagined and i thought it was high time I give those learning some cool stuff to listen too. I began making music videos and shows that showcase the best that i can do and working with the best musicians i can find hopefully it will help to inspire those learning or those who just enjoy music with something of me in there. I always like to put a twist (guitar influenced of course!) on all my cover tunes and try to bring out the best in the musicians I'm working with and the result I film for you to check out. You can check out one of my latest vids below featuring some of my good friends.
So what will happen if you support me? The Future?
My vision for this channel is to try and create a hub for anyone interested in my music, anyone interested in their music or anyone thinking that they would like to start being a musician and of course a place to create something different and, well, COOL! I love Making these videos, its just a ton of fun - not only do I get to collaborate with so many talented people, but I also get to meet really awesome supporters that inspire me to create new things and keep pushing. My videos have got so much better as a result of other peoples support and i owe them so much!
I'm hoping to make this project even bigger, and to release new pop song transformations more often. Right now, I typically release one music video a month. If I can get enough of a production budget, though, I'll aim to release one every week. I'll even quit my current job! (see the goals)
In addition, I'm planning to offer more educational material on my website ( www.rexpearson.com) and My youtube channel, and of course my Patreon page so that others can learn music the way that I did.
By becoming my patron, you can help with all that! I've created some rewards as a thank you, including invite-only private live chats and some other cool things as a way of saying thanks. Take a look!
Of course, becoming a patron is totally optional! If you don't have the money to do this, it's totally cool - I'll always continue making videos for you, and I'd love to hear from you no matter what!
Thanks for watching, and best wishes,