afrodjiak is creating human-centered playlists that feed the soul
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patrons
About Me:
Hi, I’m Jamica! I’m known by many as afroDJiak. I’ve been working as a DJ for about ten years - curating playlist, crafting mixes and rocking dance floors. I recently decided to start curating a weekly playlist. Remember back in the day, a kid at school used to share a mixtape full of music with you? That's me and that's what I'm going for!

I named the playlist, A Vibe Called Yes (AVCY). And, yup you guessed… it's a play on one of the dopest hip-hop groups ever (ATCQ). I closed my eyes, held my breath, and emailed the playlist to everyone I know (and a few people I don’t). And, something amazing happened. People emailed me back each week telling me how much they loved it!

Sponsored music is everywhere and algorithms run streaming platforms. I aim to put the love back into the analog mixtapes of the past that have been butchered by algorithms.

AVCY has had a great start and I have developed an enthusiastic listenership with intentional selections that peak, both, familiarity and discovery.

With a couple of months behind me, now I know a few things:
  1. I want to curate AVCY! for the foreseeable future.
  2. I need to make AVCY! self-sustaining.
  3. It takes work to publish a high-quality, human-curated playlist on a weekly basis.

Why I'm Starting A Patreon:

After giving the long-term self-sustaining plan some thought, I decided I don’t want to use ads or other traditional monetization tactics. I don't want to gate the bulk of my content. I love knowing that my playlist is a free creative offering that doesn’t require my (dare I say) fans to pay with blatant advertisement energy.

I put a lot of work into curating weekly jams delivered every Sunday to help skip the Smonday blues. I believe music heals and soothes and I am working to help people indulge in self-care by connecting with music regularly.

My Costs:
  • Hosting & Ongoing web development 
  • E-mail Marketing 
  • Music Streaming Platforms
  • Marketing/Advertisement

That's the basics! I want to build and maintain a site for the music, cover the email marketing service as my listenership continues to grow, pay for multiple streaming platforms, and eventually advertise on social media to grow the supporter base. With those pieces covered, AVCY can support itself!

A listener told me that each playlist "provides a soundtrack for everyday experiences." That's when I knew I was on the right track! (Thanks, T-Dot!) Each playlist is intentional and personal, while each accompanying story is authentic to my own experiences. 

I hope you'll join me on this journey. Every single tier helps me keep this project free and accessible to music lovers. Thanks so much for your support!

Analog vibes,

Jamica/afroDJiak
Tiers
One Hit Wonderful
$5 or more per month

With this tier, you are like that song we sing all the time and occasionally ask... What Every Happened To ---??" But it doesn't really matter because your song left a lasting impact and I'll always throw it in a playlist because your contribution is my power song! 


You’ll receive my endless gratitude and your name added to a  contributors area on my website and the ACVY website.

That's My FKN Jam!
$25 or more per month

Now, YOU are the song I blast in the car when I'm alone. I think I know all the lyrics until I attempt to perform it at karaoke... then shit gets hectic! 'Cause really I only know the curse words and punch lines. But in my heart, I know you inside and out. 


You get all of the above, plus Access to a running playlist - "AVCY Samples" - a gated playlist of the original sample followed by the sampling song (updated monthly). You'll also receive access to my monthly Personal Q&A. Once a month I'll answer questions from everyone in this tier via email. (You will also be able to see and learn from everyone else's questions.) 

My Musical Muse
$100 or more per month

Yo, you're a genius! Like a real musical genius. Not in that Kanye-I'm-A-Genius way, either. I'm talking Quincy Jones, Helen Scott, Prince, J-Dilla. I don't know if there'll be another of you. You're my muse and, dagnabbit, I'm gonna make you proud!


At this level you get all of the above plus Custom Music Curation.  I will make you a one-time, custom-curated playlist or DJ mix (your choice). You can use that mix at your auntie's BBQ, at your next office party or an upcoming event. You can play it everyday in yur headphones during your work commute. It's yours! You'll even be able to edit of the work (once) while it's in progress. 

About Me:
Hi, I’m Jamica! I’m known by many as afroDJiak. I’ve been working as a DJ for about ten years - curating playlist, crafting mixes and rocking dance floors. I recently decided to start curating a weekly playlist. Remember back in the day, a kid at school used to share a mixtape full of music with you? That's me and that's what I'm going for!

I named the playlist, A Vibe Called Yes (AVCY). And, yup you guessed… it's a play on one of the dopest hip-hop groups ever (ATCQ). I closed my eyes, held my breath, and emailed the playlist to everyone I know (and a few people I don’t). And, something amazing happened. People emailed me back each week telling me how much they loved it!

Sponsored music is everywhere and algorithms run streaming platforms. I aim to put the love back into the analog mixtapes of the past that have been butchered by algorithms.

AVCY has had a great start and I have developed an enthusiastic listenership with intentional selections that peak, both, familiarity and discovery.

With a couple of months behind me, now I know a few things:
  1. I want to curate AVCY! for the foreseeable future.
  2. I need to make AVCY! self-sustaining.
  3. It takes work to publish a high-quality, human-curated playlist on a weekly basis.

Why I'm Starting A Patreon:

After giving the long-term self-sustaining plan some thought, I decided I don’t want to use ads or other traditional monetization tactics. I don't want to gate the bulk of my content. I love knowing that my playlist is a free creative offering that doesn’t require my (dare I say) fans to pay with blatant advertisement energy.

I put a lot of work into curating weekly jams delivered every Sunday to help skip the Smonday blues. I believe music heals and soothes and I am working to help people indulge in self-care by connecting with music regularly.

My Costs:
  • Hosting & Ongoing web development 
  • E-mail Marketing 
  • Music Streaming Platforms
  • Marketing/Advertisement

That's the basics! I want to build and maintain a site for the music, cover the email marketing service as my listenership continues to grow, pay for multiple streaming platforms, and eventually advertise on social media to grow the supporter base. With those pieces covered, AVCY can support itself!

A listener told me that each playlist "provides a soundtrack for everyday experiences." That's when I knew I was on the right track! (Thanks, T-Dot!) Each playlist is intentional and personal, while each accompanying story is authentic to my own experiences. 

I hope you'll join me on this journey. Every single tier helps me keep this project free and accessible to music lovers. Thanks so much for your support!

Analog vibes,

Jamica/afroDJiak

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Tiers
One Hit Wonderful
$5 or more per month

With this tier, you are like that song we sing all the time and occasionally ask... What Every Happened To ---??" But it doesn't really matter because your song left a lasting impact and I'll always throw it in a playlist because your contribution is my power song! 


You’ll receive my endless gratitude and your name added to a  contributors area on my website and the ACVY website.

That's My FKN Jam!
$25 or more per month

Now, YOU are the song I blast in the car when I'm alone. I think I know all the lyrics until I attempt to perform it at karaoke... then shit gets hectic! 'Cause really I only know the curse words and punch lines. But in my heart, I know you inside and out. 


You get all of the above, plus Access to a running playlist - "AVCY Samples" - a gated playlist of the original sample followed by the sampling song (updated monthly). You'll also receive access to my monthly Personal Q&A. Once a month I'll answer questions from everyone in this tier via email. (You will also be able to see and learn from everyone else's questions.) 

My Musical Muse
$100 or more per month

Yo, you're a genius! Like a real musical genius. Not in that Kanye-I'm-A-Genius way, either. I'm talking Quincy Jones, Helen Scott, Prince, J-Dilla. I don't know if there'll be another of you. You're my muse and, dagnabbit, I'm gonna make you proud!


At this level you get all of the above plus Custom Music Curation.  I will make you a one-time, custom-curated playlist or DJ mix (your choice). You can use that mix at your auntie's BBQ, at your next office party or an upcoming event. You can play it everyday in yur headphones during your work commute. It's yours! You'll even be able to edit of the work (once) while it's in progress.