Ariel Bui

is creating Music

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patron
Hi!

My name is Ariel Bui and I am a musical artist, educator and community radio personality based out of Nashville, TN.  It is my calling to create, record & perform work as a musical artist while also contributing to society through arts & activism. All of this requires time, energy, financing, and community support. If you choose to join my community of supporters as a patron, you will gain access to exclusive content designed JUST for YOU!

All four of my albums to date have been made with the help of my DIY community. Thus far, they have been largely self-funded and put together with the help of friends, family, and volunteers. My most ambitious project, the self-titled album, was produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Andrija Tokic (Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alabama Shakes) and recorded with a "boss crop of locals" (Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene). Recording, mixing, mastering and pressing the limited edition, all-analog records cost me roughly $10-12k.  This amount cannot factor in all the favors from friends that moving forward I would like to be able to pay fully and fairly. This long list of friends who've helped includes singers, musicians, photographers, videographers, stylists, artists, screen-printers, graphic designers, publicists, and so many more!

Ben Swank of Third Man Records recently chose to include my self-titled album in Nashville Public Library's local music collection, Boombox, not only for its musical value but for its many collaborations within the Nashville arts community. The album was premiered by American Songwriter and rated 4 out of 5 stars, featured in She Shreds Magazine and other magazine and radio outlets worldwide.

As the political and economic climate continues to change, with the rise of Kickstarter-funded artistic projects and GoFundMe-funded medical bills, it is clear to me that we can divest from corporations and invest in what is important to us. Whether that is by supporting our local farmers through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription, supporting small local businesses and non-profits like WXNA, or supporting artists who are women and women of color like myself, we can put our time and money where are hearts are.

Thank you for your interest in my art and artistic process, for building community, and for supporting me as an artist.  If you invest in me, I will commit to staying connected with you on my life as an artist, whether it's by sharing my newest blog, song, cover, or idea. I'll share with you all the behind-the-scenes work that shows you that an artist is always at work, not just when they are recording an album. Whether it's gear & maintenance, recording, manufacturing, distribution, paying a band and a team, or simply the time it takes to write, create, perform, and administer music and art, every penny you invest will go directly towards making the world a better and more inclusive place through music and the arts!

Love,
Ariel Bui
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Behind The Scenes
$3 or more per month
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Plus all previous rewards
Early Access
$5 or more per month
Check out my latest songs before anyone else!
  • Early access to songs and covers
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
Private Livestream
$10 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Behind-the-scenes on the process
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$20 or more per month
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Credits on website &/or upcoming work
  • Plus all previous rewards
Video Tutorial
$25 or more per month
Want a special look at how I teach music?
  • Tutorial Videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Personalized Music Lesson
$100 or more per month
I'll teach a private music lesson, just for you via FaceTime or Skype.
  • 60-minute monthly lesson
  • Plus all previous rewards
Personalized Video Performance
$100 or more per month
I'll record a video performance, just for you.
  • Personalized video performance
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
0% complete
After 17 years of playing dreadnought acoustic guitars that are too large for most women's bodies, I've developed serious chronic pain in my neck and shoulders. I am on the search for a good electric/acoustic guitar that is built for my size and frame. A smaller guitar will also alleviate feedback issues when I fingerpick at live shows.

The goal amount is based on the price of the Breedlove and Taylor models that fit the criteria. But if there is a great acoustic guitar below the goal, any remaining money would go directly to other guitar-related gear like pedals (tuning pedal, tremolo pedal, etc) and maintenance.
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Hi!

My name is Ariel Bui and I am a musical artist, educator and community radio personality based out of Nashville, TN.  It is my calling to create, record & perform work as a musical artist while also contributing to society through arts & activism. All of this requires time, energy, financing, and community support. If you choose to join my community of supporters as a patron, you will gain access to exclusive content designed JUST for YOU!

All four of my albums to date have been made with the help of my DIY community. Thus far, they have been largely self-funded and put together with the help of friends, family, and volunteers. My most ambitious project, the self-titled album, was produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Andrija Tokic (Hurray for the Riff Raff, Alabama Shakes) and recorded with a "boss crop of locals" (Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene). Recording, mixing, mastering and pressing the limited edition, all-analog records cost me roughly $10-12k.  This amount cannot factor in all the favors from friends that moving forward I would like to be able to pay fully and fairly. This long list of friends who've helped includes singers, musicians, photographers, videographers, stylists, artists, screen-printers, graphic designers, publicists, and so many more!

Ben Swank of Third Man Records recently chose to include my self-titled album in Nashville Public Library's local music collection, Boombox, not only for its musical value but for its many collaborations within the Nashville arts community. The album was premiered by American Songwriter and rated 4 out of 5 stars, featured in She Shreds Magazine and other magazine and radio outlets worldwide.

As the political and economic climate continues to change, with the rise of Kickstarter-funded artistic projects and GoFundMe-funded medical bills, it is clear to me that we can divest from corporations and invest in what is important to us. Whether that is by supporting our local farmers through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription, supporting small local businesses and non-profits like WXNA, or supporting artists who are women and women of color like myself, we can put our time and money where are hearts are.

Thank you for your interest in my art and artistic process, for building community, and for supporting me as an artist.  If you invest in me, I will commit to staying connected with you on my life as an artist, whether it's by sharing my newest blog, song, cover, or idea. I'll share with you all the behind-the-scenes work that shows you that an artist is always at work, not just when they are recording an album. Whether it's gear & maintenance, recording, manufacturing, distribution, paying a band and a team, or simply the time it takes to write, create, perform, and administer music and art, every penny you invest will go directly towards making the world a better and more inclusive place through music and the arts!

Love,
Ariel Bui

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Behind The Scenes
$3 or more per month
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Behind-the-scenes pics and videos
  • Patron-only polls
  • Plus all previous rewards
Early Access
$5 or more per month
Check out my latest songs before anyone else!
  • Early access to songs and covers
  • Sneak peeks
  • Plus all previous rewards
Private Livestream
$10 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Behind-the-scenes on the process
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$20 or more per month
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Credits on website &/or upcoming work
  • Plus all previous rewards
Video Tutorial
$25 or more per month
Want a special look at how I teach music?
  • Tutorial Videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Personalized Music Lesson
$100 or more per month
I'll teach a private music lesson, just for you via FaceTime or Skype.
  • 60-minute monthly lesson
  • Plus all previous rewards
Personalized Video Performance
$100 or more per month
I'll record a video performance, just for you.
  • Personalized video performance
  • Plus all previous rewards