Kathryn Rose is creating choral music

One note at a time.

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£300 ($445): duplex printer
$445 per new piece
Printing my music at the moment is a bit of a pain. My current printer can only handle A4 paper, which means booklets large enough for choral music are laborious, to say the least. When my pledges reach £300 (roughly $445 USD), I'll buy a duplex A3 printer (laser if I can find a good second-hand one) and say goodbye to taping pages together.
£650 ($1000): Professional recording
$1,000 per new piece
When my pledges reach $1000 (£650) per new piece, I will have a professional-quality, CD-length recording of my SATB and other choral works made. The album will be available on Bandcamp on a Pay What You Will basis, and I will also sell a limited number of physical CDs.


I'm a musician in London. When I'm not teaching, playing the organ, running the music program at my parish church, fundraising, singing in choirs, volunteering or cycling, I like to write music.


London, UK

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I love writing choral music -- but not charging for it. I try to make my works available for all kinds of community 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, but it means I tend to prioritise other, paying work over writing new music, even though much of the time I'd rather be composing. 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.

On Patreon, you can pledge to sponsor me by a certain amount for each new work I upload. It's a bit like other crowdfunding platforms, but instead of funding one big project, it offers a way to give me a bit of money for works on a smaller scale, but more consistently; say, one or two new pieces each month on average. The percentage of your money that I get is higher than it would be for traditional sheet music publishing or from recordings of my music, and unlike buying sheet music or a CD, you can choose how much you want to pledge per work. You can also limit the amount you pledge on a monthly basis, so there will be no surprises if I go through an astonishingly productive patch.

When you pledge, you'll be helping me spend more time making music and less time doing other work that (currently) pays better. I'll keep releasing my work under CC BY-SA or CC BY-SA-NC, so you won't just be supporting me, but also other musicians, now and in the future.
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