Andy Kotz/AKMusic Productions is creating Music
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Hello! Welcome to my page! I'm Andy and I compose music. I've had a rough time with it professionally, though. Times are tough for everyone but especially tough when you're an artist trying to survive from your craft. But we all know that. 
I used to be a professional touring and session guitarist when I lived in Los Angeles. Did that for 17 years. Before that, I was putting together cover bands and learning the skills necessary to "make it" in the music business. I "made it" according to some standards but suffice it to say, it's been an up-and-down, musical roller-coaster ride.

Now... I live in Minneapolis (MN) and compose music from my home-based studio AKMusic Productions.
I primarily compose music (at the moment) for music production libraries but to make money that way has become a slow death march. To give you an idea of what I've done of my own volition check out IMDb. Still, I have to work a full-time job at a food processing plant to pay the bills. My annual royalties don't amount to much more than one-month's salary! Yet, I have licensed over 700 music tracks for film and tv and some other small developers!! The difficult part is that I need to be composing music everyday, all day to continually grow my business. As it is now, I work my day job from 6am to 2pm and come home to work on music from 4pm to 12pm. It's been hard on my family but my music business takes a lot of work to "make it happen"...

It's certainly not my intention to seek pity. It's just a description of my daily grind for you to understand why I'm here at Patreon. With your support... I may be able to invest more into my music and eventually work full-time scoring music for TV, film, documentaries, web series, corporate media/video and (hopefully!) video games too!

Anyhow, my passion for music runs deep and music is my mistress.
I've tried to quit her 3 times (in 35 years) and here I am!! She keeps knocking at my door and I'm still writing music.

Thank you (in advance) for spending your valued time with me. - Andy
Tiers
Debut
$5 or more per month
  • When you become my patron... you will receive a new custom, high-energy and epic-style composition every month!
Goals
3 of 500 patrons
I have time to figure out what will happen when I reach the goal of 500 Patrons! It will be a very special occasion for everyone involved!!!
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Hello! Welcome to my page! I'm Andy and I compose music. I've had a rough time with it professionally, though. Times are tough for everyone but especially tough when you're an artist trying to survive from your craft. But we all know that. 
I used to be a professional touring and session guitarist when I lived in Los Angeles. Did that for 17 years. Before that, I was putting together cover bands and learning the skills necessary to "make it" in the music business. I "made it" according to some standards but suffice it to say, it's been an up-and-down, musical roller-coaster ride.

Now... I live in Minneapolis (MN) and compose music from my home-based studio AKMusic Productions.
I primarily compose music (at the moment) for music production libraries but to make money that way has become a slow death march. To give you an idea of what I've done of my own volition check out IMDb. Still, I have to work a full-time job at a food processing plant to pay the bills. My annual royalties don't amount to much more than one-month's salary! Yet, I have licensed over 700 music tracks for film and tv and some other small developers!! The difficult part is that I need to be composing music everyday, all day to continually grow my business. As it is now, I work my day job from 6am to 2pm and come home to work on music from 4pm to 12pm. It's been hard on my family but my music business takes a lot of work to "make it happen"...

It's certainly not my intention to seek pity. It's just a description of my daily grind for you to understand why I'm here at Patreon. With your support... I may be able to invest more into my music and eventually work full-time scoring music for TV, film, documentaries, web series, corporate media/video and (hopefully!) video games too!

Anyhow, my passion for music runs deep and music is my mistress.
I've tried to quit her 3 times (in 35 years) and here I am!! She keeps knocking at my door and I'm still writing music.

Thank you (in advance) for spending your valued time with me. - Andy

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Tiers
Debut
$5 or more per month
  • When you become my patron... you will receive a new custom, high-energy and epic-style composition every month!