Andrew Sullivan is creating original songs, cover videos and tour vlogs
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patrons

Who needs a record label when you have incredible fans?

"The Chicken Club" allows you to *BE* my record label.

As a touring singer/songwriter, I wanted to give my fans the opportunity to see what the song/album creation process is like, and Patreon provides the perfect opportunity for that.

Every week, I post a new song on this site that my supporters have exclusive access to and ask that they provide feedback. This shows how a song transforms from a basic idea into a fully-produced, radio-ready track over time.

Many of the songs on my newest release, In The Darkness, began as basic song sketches on Patreon.

To help keep things interesting, I also post cover videos add the occasional tour vlog whenever I am on the road for a string of performances.

Your ongoing support allows me to spend my time doing what I do best: writing songs, performing, and interacting with my fans.

Join us!
Andrew

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I support you on Patreon? Don't streaming services pay you well?
I'm glad you asked! 

1. Streaming music online, from sources like Spotify and Pandora, is the new norm for the vast majority of listeners.

2. Why does this matter? Because it's MUUUUUUCH harder to make a sustainable, dependable income with streaming. Most people don't realize that Spotify, Pandora, and their competitors pay artists about half-a-cent per play. Yes, one half of one penny *if* you listen to a song of mine. 

3. This *really* puts a pinch on independent artists like myself who aren't as established as the biggest names in music, who may get tens of millions of plays per month. I'm just not there (yet!!). 

4. In conclusion: Patreon is a godsend to artists like me. I'm able to earn a consistent monthly income stream from my fans, and my fans benefit because they know they're supporting me directly (and much more strongly than through online streaming).

How does this all work, in short?
I write new songs and upload other amazing things each week, and you're a patron of my work. As such, Patreon.com withdraws your financial support monthly, at a rate that you decide (as little as $1 per month). You can adjust/withdraw your patronage at any time.

What will you use the money for?
In short, everything. Music is my full-time job. I use your money to keep the lights on, buy groceries, take my dog to the vet, etc., like any other small business owner. I'll also use it for business-related expenses as well, like travel, office supplies, and music-related supplies. Have I mentioned that I am a new father as of November 2017?

Do I have to patronize you at one of the pre-selected tiers?
Nope! You enter the amount you'd like to contribute each month, starting at $1.

Can I adjust my contributions or just stop donating at some point in the future?
Absolutely! I know that life is unpredictable and sometimes things happen. I don't hold any grudges against anyone who leaves The Chicken Club, I promise!

Do I have to do anything after I join? Am I required to provide feedback or do anything else?
Not at all! I always encourage feedback, because my Chicken Club members are the most devoted fans I have, and I want to make music that you'll enjoy. That said, feel free to say as much or as little as you'd like.

Is this an investment program? Does membership entitle me to any sort of financial returns?
No. I'm happy to provide special perks to Chicken Club members (like exclusive access to my new songs, handwritten lyrics, etc.), but I do not provide any sort of financial return to my supporters. Think of this like Kickstarter, but with ongoing support instead of one major financial goal.

Can fans outside the USA join The Chicken Club?
Yes! Enter in an amount you're comfortable with in your local currency, and Patreon's software will convert it to US Dollars.

Do you, Andrew, support anyone through Patreon yourself?
Yep! Right now I support three people whose work I really enjoy:
Smarter Every Day (YouTube Channel)
Sailing La Vagabonde (YouTube Channel)
Calvin Thomas (musician and live streamer on Periscope)

I have another question, can I email you directly?
Sure! [email protected] is my address.
Tiers
"The Standing-Room-Only Ticket"
$1 or more per month
In addition to knowing first (even before my email list) about my upcoming projects, you'll receive a handwritten thank you for your support. I believe in building relationships, and email isn't quite personal enough. Why not receive some snail-mail that isn't just a credit card offer?

You will also get a super-cool "Chicken Club" bumper sticker or two!
"The Front-Row Seat"
$5 or more per month
All of the above, plus, I will write you the lyrics to one of my songs on some nice paper. Something like this (but with my handwriting and lyrics, not John Lennon's).

"The Backstage Pass"
$10 or more per month
All the above, plus, I will design a t-shirt that will only be made available to Patreon supporters at this tier and above. Nobody you know will have this shirt, and if you happen to run into someone with it, you can give each other a knowing high-five! I did this sort of thing for my kickstarter supporters with "Lost Again" and it was really well-received.

Once we have at least 24 Patrons at this level, I will place an order for the first batch of shirts, since my screen printers have a minimum order amount!
The "Assistant Producer"
$25 or more per month
All of the above, plus, you'll have your name printed in the credits section on my next album!
The "Artist"
$75 or more per month
You're incredible! If you remain at this level for at least 2 months, you'll get:

All of the above, plus, I will write and record a song for you! Tell me what the song is about, and I'll get to work. That said, the song is meant for your private use (you can't make money off of it). 

The "Chicken Club Board of Directors"
$200 or more per month
My mind is going to explode! I can't believe someone exists at this level! If you're located in the USA, and stay at this level for at least 3 months, you get:

All of the above, plus, I will perform a private concert for you and your friends anytime, anywhere!
The "Chicken Club CEO"
$1,000 or more per month
You're pretty much family at this point. I'm not sure if someone exists at this level, but a guy can dream, right?


You'll get all of the above, plus, I will invite you to join me in Fort Worth for a weekend on the town. If you can get yourself to DFW, I'll put you (and a friend) up in a great hotel, we'll hang out at my favorite spots, I'll introduce you to my friends and my family, and you'll get to meet THE chickens that inspired the song, "Chickens in the Yard."

Goals
84% complete
If we reach this goal together, I'll celebrate by buying a good-quality camera stabilizer so that my footage doesn't bounce so much. This will make the videos much more appealing to watch!

I'll also invest in some more tripods to make the cover videos more interesting as well!
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Who needs a record label when you have incredible fans?

"The Chicken Club" allows you to *BE* my record label.

As a touring singer/songwriter, I wanted to give my fans the opportunity to see what the song/album creation process is like, and Patreon provides the perfect opportunity for that.

Every week, I post a new song on this site that my supporters have exclusive access to and ask that they provide feedback. This shows how a song transforms from a basic idea into a fully-produced, radio-ready track over time.

Many of the songs on my newest release, In The Darkness, began as basic song sketches on Patreon.

To help keep things interesting, I also post cover videos add the occasional tour vlog whenever I am on the road for a string of performances.

Your ongoing support allows me to spend my time doing what I do best: writing songs, performing, and interacting with my fans.

Join us!
Andrew

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I support you on Patreon? Don't streaming services pay you well?
I'm glad you asked! 

1. Streaming music online, from sources like Spotify and Pandora, is the new norm for the vast majority of listeners.

2. Why does this matter? Because it's MUUUUUUCH harder to make a sustainable, dependable income with streaming. Most people don't realize that Spotify, Pandora, and their competitors pay artists about half-a-cent per play. Yes, one half of one penny *if* you listen to a song of mine. 

3. This *really* puts a pinch on independent artists like myself who aren't as established as the biggest names in music, who may get tens of millions of plays per month. I'm just not there (yet!!). 

4. In conclusion: Patreon is a godsend to artists like me. I'm able to earn a consistent monthly income stream from my fans, and my fans benefit because they know they're supporting me directly (and much more strongly than through online streaming).

How does this all work, in short?
I write new songs and upload other amazing things each week, and you're a patron of my work. As such, Patreon.com withdraws your financial support monthly, at a rate that you decide (as little as $1 per month). You can adjust/withdraw your patronage at any time.

What will you use the money for?
In short, everything. Music is my full-time job. I use your money to keep the lights on, buy groceries, take my dog to the vet, etc., like any other small business owner. I'll also use it for business-related expenses as well, like travel, office supplies, and music-related supplies. Have I mentioned that I am a new father as of November 2017?

Do I have to patronize you at one of the pre-selected tiers?
Nope! You enter the amount you'd like to contribute each month, starting at $1.

Can I adjust my contributions or just stop donating at some point in the future?
Absolutely! I know that life is unpredictable and sometimes things happen. I don't hold any grudges against anyone who leaves The Chicken Club, I promise!

Do I have to do anything after I join? Am I required to provide feedback or do anything else?
Not at all! I always encourage feedback, because my Chicken Club members are the most devoted fans I have, and I want to make music that you'll enjoy. That said, feel free to say as much or as little as you'd like.

Is this an investment program? Does membership entitle me to any sort of financial returns?
No. I'm happy to provide special perks to Chicken Club members (like exclusive access to my new songs, handwritten lyrics, etc.), but I do not provide any sort of financial return to my supporters. Think of this like Kickstarter, but with ongoing support instead of one major financial goal.

Can fans outside the USA join The Chicken Club?
Yes! Enter in an amount you're comfortable with in your local currency, and Patreon's software will convert it to US Dollars.

Do you, Andrew, support anyone through Patreon yourself?
Yep! Right now I support three people whose work I really enjoy:
Smarter Every Day (YouTube Channel)
Sailing La Vagabonde (YouTube Channel)
Calvin Thomas (musician and live streamer on Periscope)

I have another question, can I email you directly?
Sure! [email protected] is my address.

Recent posts by Andrew Sullivan

Tiers
"The Standing-Room-Only Ticket"
$1 or more per month
In addition to knowing first (even before my email list) about my upcoming projects, you'll receive a handwritten thank you for your support. I believe in building relationships, and email isn't quite personal enough. Why not receive some snail-mail that isn't just a credit card offer?

You will also get a super-cool "Chicken Club" bumper sticker or two!
"The Front-Row Seat"
$5 or more per month
All of the above, plus, I will write you the lyrics to one of my songs on some nice paper. Something like this (but with my handwriting and lyrics, not John Lennon's).

"The Backstage Pass"
$10 or more per month
All the above, plus, I will design a t-shirt that will only be made available to Patreon supporters at this tier and above. Nobody you know will have this shirt, and if you happen to run into someone with it, you can give each other a knowing high-five! I did this sort of thing for my kickstarter supporters with "Lost Again" and it was really well-received.

Once we have at least 24 Patrons at this level, I will place an order for the first batch of shirts, since my screen printers have a minimum order amount!
The "Assistant Producer"
$25 or more per month
All of the above, plus, you'll have your name printed in the credits section on my next album!
The "Artist"
$75 or more per month
You're incredible! If you remain at this level for at least 2 months, you'll get:

All of the above, plus, I will write and record a song for you! Tell me what the song is about, and I'll get to work. That said, the song is meant for your private use (you can't make money off of it). 

The "Chicken Club Board of Directors"
$200 or more per month
My mind is going to explode! I can't believe someone exists at this level! If you're located in the USA, and stay at this level for at least 3 months, you get:

All of the above, plus, I will perform a private concert for you and your friends anytime, anywhere!
The "Chicken Club CEO"
$1,000 or more per month
You're pretty much family at this point. I'm not sure if someone exists at this level, but a guy can dream, right?


You'll get all of the above, plus, I will invite you to join me in Fort Worth for a weekend on the town. If you can get yourself to DFW, I'll put you (and a friend) up in a great hotel, we'll hang out at my favorite spots, I'll introduce you to my friends and my family, and you'll get to meet THE chickens that inspired the song, "Chickens in the Yard."