The Pop Song Professor is creating pop song explanations
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Greetings! My name is Clifford Stumme, and I'm the Pop Song Professor. I'm a college professor who got tired of writing boring papers (my words, not the other professors') about things that only a few people care about. I decided I wanted to study literature that a TON of people care about, so I started explaining pop songs! (The other English professors probably think I'm crazy...)

Well, it turns out people actually like their favorite artists being taken seriously.

But, unfortunately, I get HUNDREDS of song requests every week that I just can't get to. (It makes me really sad...) Plus, I see so many Lyric Theorists wanting a better place to discuss lyrics than YouTube comments.

So, I created this Patreon. It's pretty awesome. 


Our Patreon community is an opportunity for Lyric Theorists like you not only to choose what songs I explain but also to come together, discuss lyrics, and grow together in our appreciation of music. As our community grows through the soon-to-come Still Needs Explaining podcast and our discussion group, you're going to meet other people who care about the same things you care about: lyrics that mean something.

While there are many perks on my Patreon, I think there are a few guiding ideas you'll especially appreciate:
  1. Community: We can discuss ideas and share and grow together. 
  2. Choice: You get to help decide what songs we explain. 
  3. Purpose: We're searching for understanding together.
I'd like to ask you to support me here on Patreon. I believe in what we're doing together, and I think we can make a difference in our lives and in the world by asking for more from our music. Your support will help me to keep it going and to dedicate more time to making more and higher quality content! 

Plus, I think you're going to enjoy getting more of your song requests explained. :)
Tiers
Enter the Classroom
$3 or more per month
Get YOUR song explained in the monthly patron-only "Still Needs Explaining" podcast in which I explain patron-requested songs. Plus, join other Lyric Theorists in the awesome community we're building! And make the PSP project possible!!!


INCLUDES

  • Get the "Still Needs Explaining" podcast (coming soon)
  • Join the Lyric Theorists Discussion Facebook group 
  • Get discounts for my SONGWRITING courses and merch
  • SUPPORT ME AND MY QUEST FOR DEEP LYRICS 
Get (Fun) Homework
$5 or more per month
Usually "Homework" is no fun, but here it means I send you a playlist once a month with my ten favorite songs of the month! You also get to know about everything going on behind the scenes and help pick a song monthly for the channel!


INCLUDES

  • Monthly BTS podcast 
  • Monthly professor-approved playlist
  • Vote on a song for the channel!
  • All previous rewards
Teaching Assistant
$10 or more per month
You're basically what makes this channel happen, and the world needs to know! Your name, YouTube channel, or band gets a spot in the credits of my videos!!! Also, join our songwriter's FB group where other lyric theorists can share their thoughts on your lyrics.


INCLUDES

  • Your name in the credits of my YouTube videos
  • Access to a Songwriter's FB group
  • All previous rewards
Front of the Class
$20 or more per month
Come to the front of the class and show everyone you care about deep song lyrics and that you support this channel! Your name and face will show up in the credits of my videos!


INCLUDES

  • Your name and face in my videos
  • All previous rewards
Plan the Syllabus
$25 or more per month
You're the only songwriter you know, and you want to know what others think about your lyrics. I'm here to help. When you sign up, I'll give an in-depth critique of your lyrics once per month.


INCLUDES

  • Get a detailed lyrical critique of one of your songs monthly.
  • All previous rewards
Songwriter
$100 or more per month
I'll coach you in your personal songwriting and share your music with my fans! And who knows? Maybe one day we'll be explaining your song on the channel!


INCLUDES

  • Coaching you in lyric writing via email all the time!
  • Shouting out your music once per month. 
  • All previous rewards (except "plan the syllabus")
Goals
34 of 50 patrons
We're going to start the monthly patron-only "Still Needs Explaining" podcast! You all will decide the songs no matter how old or niche even if YOU wrote them! We'll do several per episode.
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Greetings! My name is Clifford Stumme, and I'm the Pop Song Professor. I'm a college professor who got tired of writing boring papers (my words, not the other professors') about things that only a few people care about. I decided I wanted to study literature that a TON of people care about, so I started explaining pop songs! (The other English professors probably think I'm crazy...)

Well, it turns out people actually like their favorite artists being taken seriously.

But, unfortunately, I get HUNDREDS of song requests every week that I just can't get to. (It makes me really sad...) Plus, I see so many Lyric Theorists wanting a better place to discuss lyrics than YouTube comments.

So, I created this Patreon. It's pretty awesome. 


Our Patreon community is an opportunity for Lyric Theorists like you not only to choose what songs I explain but also to come together, discuss lyrics, and grow together in our appreciation of music. As our community grows through the soon-to-come Still Needs Explaining podcast and our discussion group, you're going to meet other people who care about the same things you care about: lyrics that mean something.

While there are many perks on my Patreon, I think there are a few guiding ideas you'll especially appreciate:
  1. Community: We can discuss ideas and share and grow together. 
  2. Choice: You get to help decide what songs we explain. 
  3. Purpose: We're searching for understanding together.
I'd like to ask you to support me here on Patreon. I believe in what we're doing together, and I think we can make a difference in our lives and in the world by asking for more from our music. Your support will help me to keep it going and to dedicate more time to making more and higher quality content! 

Plus, I think you're going to enjoy getting more of your song requests explained. :)

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Tiers
Enter the Classroom
$3 or more per month
Get YOUR song explained in the monthly patron-only "Still Needs Explaining" podcast in which I explain patron-requested songs. Plus, join other Lyric Theorists in the awesome community we're building! And make the PSP project possible!!!


INCLUDES

  • Get the "Still Needs Explaining" podcast (coming soon)
  • Join the Lyric Theorists Discussion Facebook group 
  • Get discounts for my SONGWRITING courses and merch
  • SUPPORT ME AND MY QUEST FOR DEEP LYRICS 
Get (Fun) Homework
$5 or more per month
Usually "Homework" is no fun, but here it means I send you a playlist once a month with my ten favorite songs of the month! You also get to know about everything going on behind the scenes and help pick a song monthly for the channel!


INCLUDES

  • Monthly BTS podcast 
  • Monthly professor-approved playlist
  • Vote on a song for the channel!
  • All previous rewards
Teaching Assistant
$10 or more per month
You're basically what makes this channel happen, and the world needs to know! Your name, YouTube channel, or band gets a spot in the credits of my videos!!! Also, join our songwriter's FB group where other lyric theorists can share their thoughts on your lyrics.


INCLUDES

  • Your name in the credits of my YouTube videos
  • Access to a Songwriter's FB group
  • All previous rewards
Front of the Class
$20 or more per month
Come to the front of the class and show everyone you care about deep song lyrics and that you support this channel! Your name and face will show up in the credits of my videos!


INCLUDES

  • Your name and face in my videos
  • All previous rewards
Plan the Syllabus
$25 or more per month
You're the only songwriter you know, and you want to know what others think about your lyrics. I'm here to help. When you sign up, I'll give an in-depth critique of your lyrics once per month.


INCLUDES

  • Get a detailed lyrical critique of one of your songs monthly.
  • All previous rewards
Songwriter
$100 or more per month
I'll coach you in your personal songwriting and share your music with my fans! And who knows? Maybe one day we'll be explaining your song on the channel!


INCLUDES

  • Coaching you in lyric writing via email all the time!
  • Shouting out your music once per month. 
  • All previous rewards (except "plan the syllabus")