Alex Ivy is creating Music and Music Videos
1

patron

$1
per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
For info on how patreon works, watch this video! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUDVkwkDaw

★Who am I?

I am Alex Ivy. I am a singer/songwriter and recording artist in Seattle, WA. I spend most of my time being a creative mess and turning the wreckage into a melody and vision for others to enjoy.

Over the last year, I had a successfully funded kickstarter campaign that helped me to create a beautiful album called Deep To Deep along with an accompanying music video. An experience that fulfilled a life's goal and gave me an unrelenting urge to never, ever stop. I always knew this was what I was meant to do and now I have been bitten by the bug to create, once again, more music and videos. The experience left me forever changed. 

Why am I doing music and why it is so important? This is my story.
If you were one of my kickstarter supporters, you already know my story. But if not, let me explain why this is so important. This isn't an easy story to share, but I believe it is incredibly necessary and you will soon understand why I do what I do.

A few years ago I was a normal young lady with the whole world at my fingertips. I was active, excited, working a few jobs and in love. I married the man of my dreams and 2 weeks later, alone in our apartment, I thought my life was ending. I became deathly ill out of the blue. We spent a year and a half trying to hunt down the problem seeing so many doctors and each one telling me to write my Will because I wouldn't make it. Organ failure. Constant panic attacks which felt like heart attacks and too many complications to list. Every treatment we tried made me worse. I became a prisoner of my apartment and of my own body. The anxiety became so severe that I was unable to function most days. How do you cope with being 25 and facing the end of your life? You have nothing to put into a Will because you haven't had time to accomplish much. And worst of all, you are dying and you can't even face or name the demon that is killing you because you don't know what it is.

One day my husband put my guitar in my hands that I hadn't played for months and said, "play." He pushed me until I did it and something incredible happened. For those brief couple of minutes that I was focused on the melody I was playing, the pain stopped. The anxiety stopped. Everything froze and it was just me and the music notes swirling around the room. Something so simple brought a peace I had been searching for and I knew what I had to do.

I had been listening to a Kari Jobe album on repeat for a few months. The sound of her music brought me some peace and I felt calm listening to it. It became a staple in my everyday life and helped me overcome some really rough stuff. I realized, music is powerful.

I believe things happen for a reason. I remembered my life's dream of creating my own album and decided that if I wasn't going to survive, I would leave behind something that would bring other people peace. Yes, a way to remember me too, but something that would let them know they aren't the only ones suffering. They aren't alone.

Then, few months later and we found a doctor that knew exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. I can't explain the feeling of hearing the words, "you are going to live." There were several combinations of things that caused the health issues but the main thing was that our apartment had been filled with toxic black mold. It is deadly. He gave me hope of life and I began to get well. The process has been long and I still have a ways to go, but because of his help, I was able to complete my album and even feel well enough to enjoy parts of it. And because of this sickness, I followed through with a dream.

By the time the album and music video were done, I was well on my way to recovery with a new appreciation for life and also, sickness. I had an empathy I never would have had. Much of my music is written for others to relate to. A lot of it is to reach out to those in a rough place. Not just health wise, but emotionally. Music can help release emotions you have held on to or fill you with a new one. My song "Slipping" was written during a time where I felt I had lost years of my youth to this stupid sickness and I would never be normal again. Since that came out, I have gotten so many messages of people telling me how it put into words exactly how they felt. Anyone with long illness, or has cared for someone with it, can instantly recognize the loss and anger. This is just one example. I was told that my album helped someone the way the Kari Jobe album had helped me and I was flooded with gratitude and also sorrow. I hate that anyone else has to deal with these things, but so happy that I was able to do that for someone.

So a lot of my music can feel dark but any good writer knows, you write what you know. Not all of my music is this way but I believe it has it's place and purpose.

So, here I am, almost 5 years later after being told my life was over and I have proved them wrong. I have another chance. And because of this horrible experience, I have a reason to keep doing music. It is life changing and life sustaining. Healing, if you will.

As someone who still deals with panic attacks, random health issues and PTSD, I want to continue to give people hope by showing them that just because these things are trying to chain you, you can win. That is why, through sickness and panic attacks, I still climb up on that stage, drag myself to the studio and do interviews. Because I refuse to let it win and I refuse to let others suffer alone.

★Why am I on Patreon?
1. I wish to connect with you on a more personal level and get to know those who believe in me and what I do. 

2. Getting letters, emails and meeting fans who told me how a song changed their life or how it made them feel has to be the best feeling in the world. My intention in all of my music is for the listener to be able to relate and find peace in the fact that they are not alone in whatever they are going through. THAT, is why I do what i do. After the kickstarter experience, I realized that this art is pointless without others being a part of it. So I want YOU to join me on this journey to create more content to reach out to even more folks.

3. Financially, I can not create the visions I have, alone. And after the incredible feedback and touching stories that followed my last project, I realized that there is so much more to do. It took a community behind me to show me how important music is. It is not a sale or just a song. It is an experience that creates an emotion. And the emotion changes how we see the world around us. But it takes money to do that.

★So why should you become my patron?
1. I have created a multitude of rewards for each contribution tier you choose. Many of them are ways for us to connect, but it is also a guarantee that your contribution will be going toward a great cause and you will see results. 

2. When you pledge to my project, you are helping support a creative vision and you will get to be part of this amazing experience. Not only will I be recording MUCH more music and releasing a ton more of content, I will also be working on videos and tours. There are a bunch of perks as far as rewards go. However, if you believe in what I do, the reason I do it and you want to be involved in the arts to help it grow, this is the place for you. 

My goal is to release 1 video per month, however, I will not be able to do this until we reach our first couple of goals. So until that time, I will be recording and releasing new songs. Mainly original music with a few covers mixed in. Always something in the works!


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Velociraptor Level!
Thank you!

★I will announce any new songs, online shows and performances here first and you'll get to see a Patreon ONLY feed!
Pledge $5 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Tipsy Triceratops Level! 
YASS!!

I would LOVE to follow you on Twitter AND instagram. (Remember to leave your Twitter and instagram handle)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the new music I release!
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $10 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Dangerous Dilophosaurus Level!
YEAH!!!

★Random surprises! I will email you with little surprises here and there. Songs, poetry, perosnal blogs, etc. Folks seem to be quite happy with these little tidbits :)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the new music I release
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $15 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Terrific Pterodactyl Level!
WOAH! THANK YOU!

★I will do a bi-monthly (every other month) 15 minute, group Google Hangout exclusively for the $15 supporters. You can ask questions, tell me your requests, ideas etc (Must be a supporter in the $15 tier level for 2 months first)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $20 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Loch Ness Monster Level!
UM...YOU ARE AWESOME Firstly, just...wow.

Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $30 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Giant Squid Level!
KACHOW!!!

★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and FB addresses so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release. 
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $40 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Woolly Mammoth Level!
WHAT?! No WAY! Amazing

★I will do a ONE-ON-ONE 15 minute chat where you can ask me questions or chat about everyday life. (Every 3 months. Must be a supporter for 3 months before the chat happens then another 3 months after.)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $50 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Bodacious Brachiosaurus Level!
I am SPEACHLESS!

★I will be doing an art raffle every 3 months with ONLY my $50.00 supporter's names. It will be an original piece by me and then it will be shipped to you. I will post the pictures on here before the raffle :)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $60 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons

Mystery Meat Level!
Incredible. You are, incredible.

★I will send you a mystery box every 6 months! What's in it? You will have to wait and find out!!!!!!!! (must be part of the mystery level for 6 months before getting your first box. Then another 6 months after that)
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $75 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 of 4 patrons
Terrible T-Rex Level!
YESSS!!! 

★Be IN a music video! That's right! Try your hand at acting and have some fun! (most likely locations will be WA and possibly Oregon)
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $100 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Bashful Blue Whale Level!
Words can not express my thankfulness.

★If you don't have it already, I will send you my physical album of Deep To Deep 
★I will send you a monthly poem written by ME and a personal message as well (email)

★I will also send you a new, signed headshot!
★I will also do a 15 minute skypes with you at your request.
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $200 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 of 4 patrons
Dragon Of Legends Level!
WHAT?! You are just, OUTSTANDING.

I will write and record a song with your choice of subject matter (within reason) and send it to you every 6 months. (MUST be a supporter in this pricing tier for 6 months to recieve your first song.)
★Your name will appear in the next album or EP as a major contributor
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $500 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
GALACTIC HYDRA BEAST OF THE OUTERMOST OF SPACE AND TIME.....LEVEL!

I don't even know what to say. I don't desreve you.
Let's do something together. Let's have dinner. Something! We'll get in touch and figure something out. It'll be fun!!
Goals
$1 of $100 per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
Once we hit $100 per month, this will allow me to master more recordings that are waiting to be released. It would allow me to release more singles for you to enjoy. Could this mean a new song each month? MAYBE! Maybe.......
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For info on how patreon works, watch this video! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUDVkwkDaw

★Who am I?

I am Alex Ivy. I am a singer/songwriter and recording artist in Seattle, WA. I spend most of my time being a creative mess and turning the wreckage into a melody and vision for others to enjoy.

Over the last year, I had a successfully funded kickstarter campaign that helped me to create a beautiful album called Deep To Deep along with an accompanying music video. An experience that fulfilled a life's goal and gave me an unrelenting urge to never, ever stop. I always knew this was what I was meant to do and now I have been bitten by the bug to create, once again, more music and videos. The experience left me forever changed. 

Why am I doing music and why it is so important? This is my story.
If you were one of my kickstarter supporters, you already know my story. But if not, let me explain why this is so important. This isn't an easy story to share, but I believe it is incredibly necessary and you will soon understand why I do what I do.

A few years ago I was a normal young lady with the whole world at my fingertips. I was active, excited, working a few jobs and in love. I married the man of my dreams and 2 weeks later, alone in our apartment, I thought my life was ending. I became deathly ill out of the blue. We spent a year and a half trying to hunt down the problem seeing so many doctors and each one telling me to write my Will because I wouldn't make it. Organ failure. Constant panic attacks which felt like heart attacks and too many complications to list. Every treatment we tried made me worse. I became a prisoner of my apartment and of my own body. The anxiety became so severe that I was unable to function most days. How do you cope with being 25 and facing the end of your life? You have nothing to put into a Will because you haven't had time to accomplish much. And worst of all, you are dying and you can't even face or name the demon that is killing you because you don't know what it is.

One day my husband put my guitar in my hands that I hadn't played for months and said, "play." He pushed me until I did it and something incredible happened. For those brief couple of minutes that I was focused on the melody I was playing, the pain stopped. The anxiety stopped. Everything froze and it was just me and the music notes swirling around the room. Something so simple brought a peace I had been searching for and I knew what I had to do.

I had been listening to a Kari Jobe album on repeat for a few months. The sound of her music brought me some peace and I felt calm listening to it. It became a staple in my everyday life and helped me overcome some really rough stuff. I realized, music is powerful.

I believe things happen for a reason. I remembered my life's dream of creating my own album and decided that if I wasn't going to survive, I would leave behind something that would bring other people peace. Yes, a way to remember me too, but something that would let them know they aren't the only ones suffering. They aren't alone.

Then, few months later and we found a doctor that knew exactly what was wrong and how to fix it. I can't explain the feeling of hearing the words, "you are going to live." There were several combinations of things that caused the health issues but the main thing was that our apartment had been filled with toxic black mold. It is deadly. He gave me hope of life and I began to get well. The process has been long and I still have a ways to go, but because of his help, I was able to complete my album and even feel well enough to enjoy parts of it. And because of this sickness, I followed through with a dream.

By the time the album and music video were done, I was well on my way to recovery with a new appreciation for life and also, sickness. I had an empathy I never would have had. Much of my music is written for others to relate to. A lot of it is to reach out to those in a rough place. Not just health wise, but emotionally. Music can help release emotions you have held on to or fill you with a new one. My song "Slipping" was written during a time where I felt I had lost years of my youth to this stupid sickness and I would never be normal again. Since that came out, I have gotten so many messages of people telling me how it put into words exactly how they felt. Anyone with long illness, or has cared for someone with it, can instantly recognize the loss and anger. This is just one example. I was told that my album helped someone the way the Kari Jobe album had helped me and I was flooded with gratitude and also sorrow. I hate that anyone else has to deal with these things, but so happy that I was able to do that for someone.

So a lot of my music can feel dark but any good writer knows, you write what you know. Not all of my music is this way but I believe it has it's place and purpose.

So, here I am, almost 5 years later after being told my life was over and I have proved them wrong. I have another chance. And because of this horrible experience, I have a reason to keep doing music. It is life changing and life sustaining. Healing, if you will.

As someone who still deals with panic attacks, random health issues and PTSD, I want to continue to give people hope by showing them that just because these things are trying to chain you, you can win. That is why, through sickness and panic attacks, I still climb up on that stage, drag myself to the studio and do interviews. Because I refuse to let it win and I refuse to let others suffer alone.

★Why am I on Patreon?
1. I wish to connect with you on a more personal level and get to know those who believe in me and what I do. 

2. Getting letters, emails and meeting fans who told me how a song changed their life or how it made them feel has to be the best feeling in the world. My intention in all of my music is for the listener to be able to relate and find peace in the fact that they are not alone in whatever they are going through. THAT, is why I do what i do. After the kickstarter experience, I realized that this art is pointless without others being a part of it. So I want YOU to join me on this journey to create more content to reach out to even more folks.

3. Financially, I can not create the visions I have, alone. And after the incredible feedback and touching stories that followed my last project, I realized that there is so much more to do. It took a community behind me to show me how important music is. It is not a sale or just a song. It is an experience that creates an emotion. And the emotion changes how we see the world around us. But it takes money to do that.

★So why should you become my patron?
1. I have created a multitude of rewards for each contribution tier you choose. Many of them are ways for us to connect, but it is also a guarantee that your contribution will be going toward a great cause and you will see results. 

2. When you pledge to my project, you are helping support a creative vision and you will get to be part of this amazing experience. Not only will I be recording MUCH more music and releasing a ton more of content, I will also be working on videos and tours. There are a bunch of perks as far as rewards go. However, if you believe in what I do, the reason I do it and you want to be involved in the arts to help it grow, this is the place for you. 

My goal is to release 1 video per month, however, I will not be able to do this until we reach our first couple of goals. So until that time, I will be recording and releasing new songs. Mainly original music with a few covers mixed in. Always something in the works!


Recent posts by Alex Ivy

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Velociraptor Level!
Thank you!

★I will announce any new songs, online shows and performances here first and you'll get to see a Patreon ONLY feed!
Pledge $5 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Tipsy Triceratops Level! 
YASS!!

I would LOVE to follow you on Twitter AND instagram. (Remember to leave your Twitter and instagram handle)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the new music I release!
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $10 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Dangerous Dilophosaurus Level!
YEAH!!!

★Random surprises! I will email you with little surprises here and there. Songs, poetry, perosnal blogs, etc. Folks seem to be quite happy with these little tidbits :)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the new music I release
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $15 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Terrific Pterodactyl Level!
WOAH! THANK YOU!

★I will do a bi-monthly (every other month) 15 minute, group Google Hangout exclusively for the $15 supporters. You can ask questions, tell me your requests, ideas etc (Must be a supporter in the $15 tier level for 2 months first)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $20 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Loch Ness Monster Level!
UM...YOU ARE AWESOME Firstly, just...wow.

Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $30 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Giant Squid Level!
KACHOW!!!

★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and FB addresses so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release. 
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $40 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Woolly Mammoth Level!
WHAT?! No WAY! Amazing

★I will do a ONE-ON-ONE 15 minute chat where you can ask me questions or chat about everyday life. (Every 3 months. Must be a supporter for 3 months before the chat happens then another 3 months after.)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $50 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Bodacious Brachiosaurus Level!
I am SPEACHLESS!

★I will be doing an art raffle every 3 months with ONLY my $50.00 supporter's names. It will be an original piece by me and then it will be shipped to you. I will post the pictures on here before the raffle :)
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $60 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons

Mystery Meat Level!
Incredible. You are, incredible.

★I will send you a mystery box every 6 months! What's in it? You will have to wait and find out!!!!!!!! (must be part of the mystery level for 6 months before getting your first box. Then another 6 months after that)
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $75 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 of 4 patrons
Terrible T-Rex Level!
YESSS!!! 

★Be IN a music video! That's right! Try your hand at acting and have some fun! (most likely locations will be WA and possibly Oregon)
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $100 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
Bashful Blue Whale Level!
Words can not express my thankfulness.

★If you don't have it already, I will send you my physical album of Deep To Deep 
★I will send you a monthly poem written by ME and a personal message as well (email)

★I will also send you a new, signed headshot!
★I will also do a 15 minute skypes with you at your request.
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $200 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 of 4 patrons
Dragon Of Legends Level!
WHAT?! You are just, OUTSTANDING.

I will write and record a song with your choice of subject matter (within reason) and send it to you every 6 months. (MUST be a supporter in this pricing tier for 6 months to recieve your first song.)
★Your name will appear in the next album or EP as a major contributor
★You will get a shout out on all of my social media sites- leave twitter and fb names so I can shout you out by name and direct over 2,000 visiters to see your name
★Your name will appear in the credits of all future videos.
★You will also recieve high-quality music files of the track of each new video I release.
★See announcements of shows, get new song downloads, video downloads, and performances here before anywhere else and be the FIRST to comment!
Pledge $500 or more per Song, Video, Stuff and Things!
0 patrons
GALACTIC HYDRA BEAST OF THE OUTERMOST OF SPACE AND TIME.....LEVEL!

I don't even know what to say. I don't desreve you.
Let's do something together. Let's have dinner. Something! We'll get in touch and figure something out. It'll be fun!!