Kathryn Rose is creating choral music
24

patrons

$226
per new piece
I love writing choral music -- but not charging for it. I feel called to make my works available for all kinds of community and liturgical use. In turn, I'm community supported, not commercially supported.

I license most of my work under CC BY-SA, which means other people can use it creatively, even for commercial purposes, without having to ask my permission first. I am committed to this model because I know from my work as a church musician just how limiting "traditional" copyright can be. Sometimes I release music under a more restrictive CC BY-SA-NC license which means commercial exploitation of the work isn't allowed, but non-profit use is fine; if I do this, it's usually because the writer of the lyrics is more comfortable with that license.

When you pledge, you'll be helping me spend more time honing my craft and composing music for everyone to enjoy. I'll keep releasing my work under CC BY-SA or CC BY-SA-NC, so you won't only be supporting me, but also other musicians.

Thank you so much!
Rewards
Semiquaver
$3 or more per new piece 8 patrons
$3 is £2.40 -- the cost of a plain hot chocolate.
Thank you so much for your support. Knowing you believe in me makes me feel encouraged and positive about composing.

As thanks, I'll give you access to my patron-only feed.
Quaver
$5 or more per new piece 2 of 10 patrons
$5 is £3.98 -- the price of a more expensive cup of hot chocolate, or maybe tea and cake somewhere a bit cheaper. Thank you so much for your support: it's so encouraging to know you want to help me succeed.

  • A postcard every quarter, commissioned by me from an independent artist designed by me from public domain images
  • Access to my Patron-only feed
Crotchet
$10 or more per new piece 2 of 10 patrons
$10 is £7.97 -- enough to buy lunch and a drink in a local café.
I like lunch, especially when buying food is a possibility: more time for composing, less time spent washing up. Thank you for giving me that time!

As thanks:
  • 2 postcards every quarter (one with a message for you, one for you to send to someone else)
  • Access to my patron-only feed

Minim
$20 or more per new piece 6 of 15 patrons
$20 is £15.95 -- would you take me out for dinner?
A meal in a restaurant, one where the table has cutlery on it already and the staff bring you one of those nifty little dishes of olives... a real treat. Thank you so much for taking my talent and efforts seriously with your pledge!

As thanks:
  • A printed copy of each score, posted to anywhere in the UK
  • 3 postcards every quarter
  • Access to my patron-only feed
Dotted Minim
$30 or more per new piece 0 of 15 patrons
$30 is about £23.90: more than enough to buy a week's bus pass in Aberdeen. Thank you so much for your generosity and interest!

As thanks:
  • A printed copy of each score, posted to anywhere in the world
  • 3 postcards every quarter
  • Access to my patron-only feed
Goals
$226 of $7,000 per new piece
Talk about dreaming big! When my pledges reach $7000 (£5000) per new piece, my husband can quit his job and concentrate on writing -- without having to worry about what we'll live on, now or in retirement. I know, I know: £5k is a lot more than two people really need to live on, even in London! But I'm trying to make this goal inflation-proof, as well as retirement-proof.
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I love writing choral music -- but not charging for it. I feel called to make my works available for all kinds of community and liturgical use. In turn, I'm community supported, not commercially supported.

I license most of my work under CC BY-SA, which means other people can use it creatively, even for commercial purposes, without having to ask my permission first. I am committed to this model because I know from my work as a church musician just how limiting "traditional" copyright can be. Sometimes I release music under a more restrictive CC BY-SA-NC license which means commercial exploitation of the work isn't allowed, but non-profit use is fine; if I do this, it's usually because the writer of the lyrics is more comfortable with that license.

When you pledge, you'll be helping me spend more time honing my craft and composing music for everyone to enjoy. I'll keep releasing my work under CC BY-SA or CC BY-SA-NC, so you won't only be supporting me, but also other musicians.

Thank you so much!

Recent posts by Kathryn Rose

Rewards
Semiquaver
$3 or more per new piece 8 patrons
$3 is £2.40 -- the cost of a plain hot chocolate.
Thank you so much for your support. Knowing you believe in me makes me feel encouraged and positive about composing.

As thanks, I'll give you access to my patron-only feed.
Quaver
$5 or more per new piece 2 of 10 patrons
$5 is £3.98 -- the price of a more expensive cup of hot chocolate, or maybe tea and cake somewhere a bit cheaper. Thank you so much for your support: it's so encouraging to know you want to help me succeed.

  • A postcard every quarter, commissioned by me from an independent artist designed by me from public domain images
  • Access to my Patron-only feed
Crotchet
$10 or more per new piece 2 of 10 patrons
$10 is £7.97 -- enough to buy lunch and a drink in a local café.
I like lunch, especially when buying food is a possibility: more time for composing, less time spent washing up. Thank you for giving me that time!

As thanks:
  • 2 postcards every quarter (one with a message for you, one for you to send to someone else)
  • Access to my patron-only feed

Minim
$20 or more per new piece 6 of 15 patrons
$20 is £15.95 -- would you take me out for dinner?
A meal in a restaurant, one where the table has cutlery on it already and the staff bring you one of those nifty little dishes of olives... a real treat. Thank you so much for taking my talent and efforts seriously with your pledge!

As thanks:
  • A printed copy of each score, posted to anywhere in the UK
  • 3 postcards every quarter
  • Access to my patron-only feed
Dotted Minim
$30 or more per new piece 0 of 15 patrons
$30 is about £23.90: more than enough to buy a week's bus pass in Aberdeen. Thank you so much for your generosity and interest!

As thanks:
  • A printed copy of each score, posted to anywhere in the world
  • 3 postcards every quarter
  • Access to my patron-only feed