Sam Valladares is creating Music & Videos
3

patrons

$5
per Song or Video
WHO AM I?
Hey there I'm Sam, and I'm a singer-songwriter, musician, and video creator. I make music, and videos relating to music, Christianity, politics, and martial arts. Welcome to my Patreon! I'm going to quickly tell you about what Patreon is about, why I use it, and how you can get involved in my projects. Thanks for visiting my page!

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a platform that is designed around a bond between content creators and fans. Here, content creators and fans join forces where fans can financially contribute to the creator's journey and the creator reciprocates through the tiered rewards system. Many patrons are content creators themselves: on the bottom-right corner of this page [not shown on mobile] you can see that I'm also pledging to people whose content I believe in.

HOW DOES THIS WHOLE THING WORK?
On the right side of this page is the tiered reward system [at bottom on of page on mobile]. Through this system, you may pledge according to the dollar amount that you wish, taking into account the bulleted rewards that you receive for your pledge. The greater your pledge, the more rewards you have access to. For instance, a $3 pledge commits me to giving you a free download of my Starting Gun EP, and a $25 pledge commits me to mailing you a signed copy of that EP with a hand-written letter.

I've chosen to set up my pledge system to be "per creation" to put full emphasis on the actual work that is accomplished. This means that if you become a patron, a pledge is made automatically when I publish a song or video. You can set a cap i.e. a "monthly max" on how many withdraws are made per month. So let's say you want to pledge $7 and set your monthly max to "1 time per month" and I make a piece of content each day of that month: you will not be charged ($7/creation) x (1 creation/day) x (30 days) = $210; you will be charged a total of $7 that month. Your pledge and cap amount can be changed or cancelled any time if you no longer wish to support, or if you're inspired to give more and be bumped to a higher tier. It's as simple as that. Just click "BECOME A PATRON" to sign up!

WHY I'M ON PATREON, & WHY I'D LOVE YOUR PLEDGE:
"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?" -Winston Churchill
 

WHERE YOUR PLEDGES GO:
for the music
  • instrument upkeep: {guitar strings, guitar pics, etc.}
  • music equipment: {piano/guitar/microphone stands}
  • future audio recording goals: {pop microphone, associated recording equipment (data & power cords etc.)}
  • future studio projects, like another CD!
  • legal fees associated with intellectual property: copyrights
for the videos
  • video equipment: {stands, tripods for filming & associated mounts}
  • future recording goals: {video editing software, HD video recording camera}

IN CONCLUSION
You listening to my music and watching my videos absolutely means the world to me. All of my content will remain free even if you decide not to pledge today. If it's not for you right now, that's okay, and I appreciate you sharing my videos with a friend or two to help me grow. If you are ready to join forces with me on Patreon, just click [tap on mobile] the "BECOME A PATRON" button! I'm sooo looking forward sharing this experience with you and getting to know you better as a part of this community! Thanks for supporting my passions!

:D
Sam
Tiers
Quark
$1 or more per Song or Video 1 patron
You make it possible for me to exist! Here's what you'll get as a Quark:
  • Access to patron-only behind the scenes content like pictures, videos, etc.
  • Access to community chat to talk with other awesome people in the "Sam fam" here on Patreon. 
  • Patron-only polls: help me figure out how to make this experience better for you and the "Sam fam" by participating in polls.
Electron
$3 or more per Song or Video 1 patron
You give me electricity to keep going! Here's what you'll get as an Electron:
  • Free download of my debut EP: Starting Gun.
  • Free download of all covers uploaded to YouTube.
  • All previous rewards.
Nucleus
$7 or more per Song or Video 0 patrons
You help keep me stable! Here's what you'll get as a Nucleus:
  • Your name (or preferred name e.g. YouTube channel) will be recognized in the credits of all of my Patreon-supported videos.  
  • Nominate future music covers; I want to play your song request next! 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Atom
$15 or more per Song or Video 0 patrons
You are my building block! Here's what you'll get as an Atom:
  • Live video hangouts: I'll do a hangout (also called "livestream" or "conference chat") and you're invited! I'll let you know when one is planned here on Patreon. 
  • Meet-ups! I'll let you know ahead of time when I'm traveling for music or writing, and we can all hang out when I'm in your town.
  • All previous rewards.
Molecule
$25 or more per Song or Video 0 of 50 patrons
You keep my hopes and dreams composed! Here's what you'll get as a Molecule:
  • I'll mail you a signed copy of my debut EP: Starting Gun, along with a personal hand-written thank you letter!
  • All previous rewards
Planet
$50 or more per Song or Video 0 of 25 patrons
You are my world! Here's what you'll get as a Planet:
  • I'll make you personalized thank you video and medley, sharing one unique thing about myself that pretty much no one knows. (I'm nervous about this already)! Let's get to know each other much better!
  • All previous rewards.
Star
$100 or more per Song or Video 0 of 10 patrons
You light up my life! Here's what you'll get as a Star: 
  • I'll pay your way (ticket/cover charge) + one friend to my shows.
  • You'll get first dibs on touring locations. At this level, I think I'll be able to finance a small U.S. tour!
  • All previous rewards.
Goals
$5 of $25 per Song or Video
When we reach $25 per creation, I'll play 20 questions: a patron-only Q&A video! I'll make a post so you can comment your question(s) ahead of time!
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WHO AM I?
Hey there I'm Sam, and I'm a singer-songwriter, musician, and video creator. I make music, and videos relating to music, Christianity, politics, and martial arts. Welcome to my Patreon! I'm going to quickly tell you about what Patreon is about, why I use it, and how you can get involved in my projects. Thanks for visiting my page!

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon is a platform that is designed around a bond between content creators and fans. Here, content creators and fans join forces where fans can financially contribute to the creator's journey and the creator reciprocates through the tiered rewards system. Many patrons are content creators themselves: on the bottom-right corner of this page [not shown on mobile] you can see that I'm also pledging to people whose content I believe in.

HOW DOES THIS WHOLE THING WORK?
On the right side of this page is the tiered reward system [at bottom on of page on mobile]. Through this system, you may pledge according to the dollar amount that you wish, taking into account the bulleted rewards that you receive for your pledge. The greater your pledge, the more rewards you have access to. For instance, a $3 pledge commits me to giving you a free download of my Starting Gun EP, and a $25 pledge commits me to mailing you a signed copy of that EP with a hand-written letter.

I've chosen to set up my pledge system to be "per creation" to put full emphasis on the actual work that is accomplished. This means that if you become a patron, a pledge is made automatically when I publish a song or video. You can set a cap i.e. a "monthly max" on how many withdraws are made per month. So let's say you want to pledge $7 and set your monthly max to "1 time per month" and I make a piece of content each day of that month: you will not be charged ($7/creation) x (1 creation/day) x (30 days) = $210; you will be charged a total of $7 that month. Your pledge and cap amount can be changed or cancelled any time if you no longer wish to support, or if you're inspired to give more and be bumped to a higher tier. It's as simple as that. Just click "BECOME A PATRON" to sign up!

WHY I'M ON PATREON, & WHY I'D LOVE YOUR PLEDGE:
"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?" -Winston Churchill
 

WHERE YOUR PLEDGES GO:
for the music
  • instrument upkeep: {guitar strings, guitar pics, etc.}
  • music equipment: {piano/guitar/microphone stands}
  • future audio recording goals: {pop microphone, associated recording equipment (data & power cords etc.)}
  • future studio projects, like another CD!
  • legal fees associated with intellectual property: copyrights
for the videos
  • video equipment: {stands, tripods for filming & associated mounts}
  • future recording goals: {video editing software, HD video recording camera}

IN CONCLUSION
You listening to my music and watching my videos absolutely means the world to me. All of my content will remain free even if you decide not to pledge today. If it's not for you right now, that's okay, and I appreciate you sharing my videos with a friend or two to help me grow. If you are ready to join forces with me on Patreon, just click [tap on mobile] the "BECOME A PATRON" button! I'm sooo looking forward sharing this experience with you and getting to know you better as a part of this community! Thanks for supporting my passions!

:D
Sam

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Tiers
Quark
$1 or more per Song or Video 1 patron
You make it possible for me to exist! Here's what you'll get as a Quark:
  • Access to patron-only behind the scenes content like pictures, videos, etc.
  • Access to community chat to talk with other awesome people in the "Sam fam" here on Patreon. 
  • Patron-only polls: help me figure out how to make this experience better for you and the "Sam fam" by participating in polls.
Electron
$3 or more per Song or Video 1 patron
You give me electricity to keep going! Here's what you'll get as an Electron:
  • Free download of my debut EP: Starting Gun.
  • Free download of all covers uploaded to YouTube.
  • All previous rewards.
Nucleus
$7 or more per Song or Video 0 patrons
You help keep me stable! Here's what you'll get as a Nucleus:
  • Your name (or preferred name e.g. YouTube channel) will be recognized in the credits of all of my Patreon-supported videos.  
  • Nominate future music covers; I want to play your song request next! 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Atom
$15 or more per Song or Video 0 patrons
You are my building block! Here's what you'll get as an Atom:
  • Live video hangouts: I'll do a hangout (also called "livestream" or "conference chat") and you're invited! I'll let you know when one is planned here on Patreon. 
  • Meet-ups! I'll let you know ahead of time when I'm traveling for music or writing, and we can all hang out when I'm in your town.
  • All previous rewards.
Molecule
$25 or more per Song or Video 0 of 50 patrons
You keep my hopes and dreams composed! Here's what you'll get as a Molecule:
  • I'll mail you a signed copy of my debut EP: Starting Gun, along with a personal hand-written thank you letter!
  • All previous rewards
Planet
$50 or more per Song or Video 0 of 25 patrons
You are my world! Here's what you'll get as a Planet:
  • I'll make you personalized thank you video and medley, sharing one unique thing about myself that pretty much no one knows. (I'm nervous about this already)! Let's get to know each other much better!
  • All previous rewards.
Star
$100 or more per Song or Video 0 of 10 patrons
You light up my life! Here's what you'll get as a Star: 
  • I'll pay your way (ticket/cover charge) + one friend to my shows.
  • You'll get first dibs on touring locations. At this level, I think I'll be able to finance a small U.S. tour!
  • All previous rewards.