Tyler Ward is creating songs, videos, vlogs & stuff
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patrons

Hi.

My name is Tyler Ward and I used to be a slave to your approval.

I thought if you liked me it would bring me happiness.

But it left me exhausted.

I sincerely loved connecting with you, but for awhile it became about pleasing you instead of being honest. And what’s the point if we can’t be honest?

So I shut down. 

It became a chore to connect with you because I didn’t think that I could be human and impress you at the same time. You were looking for an example, right? Someone who didn’t say “shit.” Someone who had good hair and a warm smile. Someone who’s view on the world was straight out of Matthew Chapter 5.

But thankfully I was lying to myself.

You were never looking for that.

I thought by maintaining a specific "image" or “brand” you would love me. But again, that was a lie. You were’t looking for that. You were only looking for me to be authentically me, who I was made to be. 

And that’s amazing.

You have been amazing. 

I think we've all, at some point or another, lived in our own proverbial prisons, chained to something we thought was true. We've been slaves to an idea of success.  Slaves making people happy. Slave to money. Slaves to keeping up an image.

And it’s EXHAUSTING.

So… It's my deepest desires to see people free from this prison. Free from the distorted beliefs about who they are and why they exist. And with so much noise on the internet, it's hard to look past the BS and know what to believe anymore.

Truth is hard to find.

 It's my goal to create art that gently shifts culture towards truth and freedom. Cause being a slave to something other than what's true SUCKS. 

Defining art:
MUSIC VIDEOS: Circus and Churches
ORIGINAL SONGS: Mama Always Told Me
COVERS: Shut Up and Dance With Me
BLOG POSTS: A Year of Good Decisions
SHORT FILMS: Fight

I pour my heart into these projects and each one requires a lot of time, energy and preparation. Like…A LOT. Your support gives me the freedom to actually create.

The goal is to create 1 to 3 pieces of Patreon supported content per month. 

If you're passionate about this mission, please consider partnering with me here on Patreon. Thank you for considering. Honestly. Let’s do this together!

Tiers
LEVEL 1
$1 or more per Per Creation
Join the Family!
Access to my Patron Only Feed where I will be able to interact with every one of my Patrons! Thank you so much I am so grateful to have you on board on this project!
Pledge $2 or more per Per Creation
TBA...
Working out the kinks for this tier...but you still get the Patreon ONLY feed and whatever else I can eventually come up with. It's kind of like that mysterious birthday goodie bag, full of trinkets, slinkies, and plastic whistles.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Creation
My Video Diary
Ohhhh...hey there Captain Generous! You'll get an exclusive look into how I am feeling via a personal video diary (completely candid and raw - no cuts - promised Momma I'd at least try and keep this one clean) that will be filmed at times when I'm feeling inspired or emotional - i.e.: hangry, hippyish, sporty, when momma tells me “NO!”, etc…Plus, you will receive access to the patron-ONLY feed and that mysterious goodie bag. 
Pledge $6 or more per Per Creation
Join Tyler Ward Board of Directors (Tyler Ward Management)!
Sometimes I am not sure what to do or how to do it. And this is where you come in and are invaluable! Let’s call it the Tyler Ward Board of Directors, like my own personal management team. If I were a mannequin, you’d be the stylist. If I were a sidewalk, you’d be the jogger. Get it?!?! Maybe not, but I do. ha. Not only will you get my feed, personal video diary, and that glorious surprise bag, you'll be exclusively involved in helping me make decisions about what you and the rest of the world sees! Sometimes its just plain difficult making decisions. What songs to cover, what to vlog about, who to work with, where I should tour – decisions, decisions, decisions – thankfully I have you all to help me! Consider yourself Artist Management!
Pledge $8 or more per Per Creation
Unpublished Instagrams
Do you have pictures you'd never show mom??? Me too! You know the ones I am talking about - kissing your pillow, that time you forgot your towel, bathroom time….wait, did that one go up? Well, this is where you’ll see most of those - I mean I can’t post ALLLLLLL the things, because mom supports me too! BUTTTTTTT...you get to see uncensored and private pictures NO one else sees - FIRST!! Plus you get all the other things listed above! 
Pledge $15 or more per Per Creation
Shout Outs! 
HOLY COW! Gosh. Thanks! So what do you get for $15? You get EVERYTHING above PLUS I am going to be doing some personal shout outs to you folks. It may be in a video, a vlog, a hangout, you never know where you're going to hear your name! If you have something specific you want me to shout out...feel free to request! (SIDE NOTE: Participant must stay at the 15.00 tier for at least 2 months)
Pledge $25 or more per Per Creation
Working out the reward details for this level of support. HOWEVER, feel free to join this tier if you feel compelled to give at the level. You're a rad soul :)
Pledge $50 or more per Per Creation
Working out the reward details for this level of support. HOWEVER, feel free to join this tier if you feel compelled to give at this level. YUP, you're as satisfying as a Gatorade after a one-on-one basketball game! Whoop!
Pledge $75 or more per Per Creation
Your Name In A Song  
You ROCKSTAR you! You truly love music and I'm thankful for BA's like you! Goodness. Have you ever hear a song and thought, 'my name would sound buttery in this JAM!" No? Well...me neither...but here's our chance to change that! I am going to pick a couple tunes a year and put your name in it. PLUS you get everything else listed. (SIDE NOTE: Participant must stay at the 75.00 tier for at least 3 months)
Pledge $125 or more per Per Creation
BIG Backers
You're an angel investor. I love you. You clearly really want to support me and my endeavors. You'll get all of the above, including random surprises and webcasting, PLUS I'll thank you personally via email or phone. I'll also send you postcards from the road (a few times a year, at least). I need to keep it limited enough that I can actually pay attention to everybody / give them guest list / VIP access to shows, so I can thank people in person when possible. YAY YOU. 

Pledge $250 or more per Per Creation
The Victory Tier
You're the REAL MVP!!! This wildly special tier is for the few folks who want to give more than $125 because, well...you really believe in me. GOODNESS.  You'll get everything above, but you'll get it with a little extra gratitude and personal attention. Think birthday cards and christmas presents...
Pledge $500 or more per Per Creation
Recording Your Song
Um...WOW. Is "Generosity" your middle name!?? Sheesh. Well...You and I will write a song and record an acoustic version (I can sing it, or you can sing it)! We will do a writing session in person or over skype. Your choice! (IMPORTANT: Participant has to be at the 500.00 level for at least 6 months)
Pledge $1,000 or more per Per Creation
Call It What You Want
Ummmmm...you can have all the things. I'll call. We'll talk. Let's get coffee and you can mentor me in life. Seriously....
Goals
186 of 500 patrons
Nashville Family Dinner!  I will host a Patreon family dinner in Nashville, TN for a weekend of fun and getting to know each other.
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Hi.

My name is Tyler Ward and I used to be a slave to your approval.

I thought if you liked me it would bring me happiness.

But it left me exhausted.

I sincerely loved connecting with you, but for awhile it became about pleasing you instead of being honest. And what’s the point if we can’t be honest?

So I shut down. 

It became a chore to connect with you because I didn’t think that I could be human and impress you at the same time. You were looking for an example, right? Someone who didn’t say “shit.” Someone who had good hair and a warm smile. Someone who’s view on the world was straight out of Matthew Chapter 5.

But thankfully I was lying to myself.

You were never looking for that.

I thought by maintaining a specific "image" or “brand” you would love me. But again, that was a lie. You were’t looking for that. You were only looking for me to be authentically me, who I was made to be. 

And that’s amazing.

You have been amazing. 

I think we've all, at some point or another, lived in our own proverbial prisons, chained to something we thought was true. We've been slaves to an idea of success.  Slaves making people happy. Slave to money. Slaves to keeping up an image.

And it’s EXHAUSTING.

So… It's my deepest desires to see people free from this prison. Free from the distorted beliefs about who they are and why they exist. And with so much noise on the internet, it's hard to look past the BS and know what to believe anymore.

Truth is hard to find.

 It's my goal to create art that gently shifts culture towards truth and freedom. Cause being a slave to something other than what's true SUCKS. 

Defining art:
MUSIC VIDEOS: Circus and Churches
ORIGINAL SONGS: Mama Always Told Me
COVERS: Shut Up and Dance With Me
BLOG POSTS: A Year of Good Decisions
SHORT FILMS: Fight

I pour my heart into these projects and each one requires a lot of time, energy and preparation. Like…A LOT. Your support gives me the freedom to actually create.

The goal is to create 1 to 3 pieces of Patreon supported content per month. 

If you're passionate about this mission, please consider partnering with me here on Patreon. Thank you for considering. Honestly. Let’s do this together!

Recent posts by Tyler Ward

Tiers
LEVEL 1
$1 or more per Per Creation
Join the Family!
Access to my Patron Only Feed where I will be able to interact with every one of my Patrons! Thank you so much I am so grateful to have you on board on this project!
Pledge $2 or more per Per Creation
TBA...
Working out the kinks for this tier...but you still get the Patreon ONLY feed and whatever else I can eventually come up with. It's kind of like that mysterious birthday goodie bag, full of trinkets, slinkies, and plastic whistles.
Pledge $3 or more per Per Creation
My Video Diary
Ohhhh...hey there Captain Generous! You'll get an exclusive look into how I am feeling via a personal video diary (completely candid and raw - no cuts - promised Momma I'd at least try and keep this one clean) that will be filmed at times when I'm feeling inspired or emotional - i.e.: hangry, hippyish, sporty, when momma tells me “NO!”, etc…Plus, you will receive access to the patron-ONLY feed and that mysterious goodie bag. 
Pledge $6 or more per Per Creation
Join Tyler Ward Board of Directors (Tyler Ward Management)!
Sometimes I am not sure what to do or how to do it. And this is where you come in and are invaluable! Let’s call it the Tyler Ward Board of Directors, like my own personal management team. If I were a mannequin, you’d be the stylist. If I were a sidewalk, you’d be the jogger. Get it?!?! Maybe not, but I do. ha. Not only will you get my feed, personal video diary, and that glorious surprise bag, you'll be exclusively involved in helping me make decisions about what you and the rest of the world sees! Sometimes its just plain difficult making decisions. What songs to cover, what to vlog about, who to work with, where I should tour – decisions, decisions, decisions – thankfully I have you all to help me! Consider yourself Artist Management!
Pledge $8 or more per Per Creation
Unpublished Instagrams
Do you have pictures you'd never show mom??? Me too! You know the ones I am talking about - kissing your pillow, that time you forgot your towel, bathroom time….wait, did that one go up? Well, this is where you’ll see most of those - I mean I can’t post ALLLLLLL the things, because mom supports me too! BUTTTTTTT...you get to see uncensored and private pictures NO one else sees - FIRST!! Plus you get all the other things listed above! 
Pledge $15 or more per Per Creation
Shout Outs! 
HOLY COW! Gosh. Thanks! So what do you get for $15? You get EVERYTHING above PLUS I am going to be doing some personal shout outs to you folks. It may be in a video, a vlog, a hangout, you never know where you're going to hear your name! If you have something specific you want me to shout out...feel free to request! (SIDE NOTE: Participant must stay at the 15.00 tier for at least 2 months)
Pledge $25 or more per Per Creation
Working out the reward details for this level of support. HOWEVER, feel free to join this tier if you feel compelled to give at the level. You're a rad soul :)
Pledge $50 or more per Per Creation
Working out the reward details for this level of support. HOWEVER, feel free to join this tier if you feel compelled to give at this level. YUP, you're as satisfying as a Gatorade after a one-on-one basketball game! Whoop!
Pledge $75 or more per Per Creation
Your Name In A Song  
You ROCKSTAR you! You truly love music and I'm thankful for BA's like you! Goodness. Have you ever hear a song and thought, 'my name would sound buttery in this JAM!" No? Well...me neither...but here's our chance to change that! I am going to pick a couple tunes a year and put your name in it. PLUS you get everything else listed. (SIDE NOTE: Participant must stay at the 75.00 tier for at least 3 months)
Pledge $125 or more per Per Creation
BIG Backers
You're an angel investor. I love you. You clearly really want to support me and my endeavors. You'll get all of the above, including random surprises and webcasting, PLUS I'll thank you personally via email or phone. I'll also send you postcards from the road (a few times a year, at least). I need to keep it limited enough that I can actually pay attention to everybody / give them guest list / VIP access to shows, so I can thank people in person when possible. YAY YOU. 

Pledge $250 or more per Per Creation
The Victory Tier
You're the REAL MVP!!! This wildly special tier is for the few folks who want to give more than $125 because, well...you really believe in me. GOODNESS.  You'll get everything above, but you'll get it with a little extra gratitude and personal attention. Think birthday cards and christmas presents...
Pledge $500 or more per Per Creation
Recording Your Song
Um...WOW. Is "Generosity" your middle name!?? Sheesh. Well...You and I will write a song and record an acoustic version (I can sing it, or you can sing it)! We will do a writing session in person or over skype. Your choice! (IMPORTANT: Participant has to be at the 500.00 level for at least 6 months)
Pledge $1,000 or more per Per Creation
Call It What You Want
Ummmmm...you can have all the things. I'll call. We'll talk. Let's get coffee and you can mentor me in life. Seriously....