Beverly Stokes is creating new songs and videos every week.
8

patrons

$60
per month
You found me!

If we haven't met before, I'm Beverly Stokes, and I'm a singer-songwriter from Ithaca, NY. This year, I started writing, recording, and releasing a new song and video every week. It's been a challenging and rewarding experience. The songs and videos that I'm creating in this project are free, and always will be. If you feel like they have been of value to you and want to support their creation (plus get access to a bunch of one-of-a-kind goodies and secret stuff) you can support this project on Patreon.

If you're unfamiliar with Patreon, it's essentially a way to support artists and creators for their ongoing work. Rather than funding a one-time product like Kickstarter, Patreon is all about making the process itself more sustainable. It's not a new idea-- this is essentially how most music and art has been made down through the ages. Only now, instead of the wealthy few at the top controlling the scene, we regular folks get to have our say. 

I'm really excited about Patreon for two major reasons. First, I'll be able to connect directly with the listeners who care most about what I'm doing. In addition to giving you early access to new material and behind-the-scenes stuff, I'll bounce ideas off your heads and get your input into where I go and what I do next. It'll be less like Facebook and other social media, and more of an ongoing dialogue between us. 

Second, I love the idea of lots of folks contributing and supporting this project at a spare change level, ultimately making it possible for me to upgrade equipment, invite guests, and enhance the overall production level of these songs. That means that over time, you'll get even more bang for the same buck (and when does that ever really happen?) 

The music industry is completely different than it was, and I'm not here to whine about it. Sure, there are fewer avenues into the "establishment" and fewer folks pay for their music, but there are new inroads and advantages as well. One of them is that I get to make and do exactly what I want with my music. The other is that all of us have more power than ever to see the art and music we love bloom into creation. As with everything else, we support the causes, projects, and people we believe in.

If I happen to be one of those people for you, you have no idea how grateful I am. I'll see you on the inside!

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Behind the scenes pics and videos


Digital Downloads
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Get the highest-quality versions of my work.
  • For every 10 songs I publish, I will send you a digital copy of the album, plus a digital copy of the handwritten lyrics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition CD
$8 or more per month 5 patrons
For every 10 songs I create, you will receive:
  • A signed, limited edition CD of the songs, hand-numbered
  • A copy of the handwritten lyrics
  • Plus all previous rewards
CD Plus Lyric Art
$11 or more per month 0 patrons
For every 10 songs I create, you will receive:
  • A signed, limited edition CD of the songs
  • A copy of handwritten lyrics
  • AND one limited edition art print of selected lyrics from the album
  • Plus all previous rewards
Care Package!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
For every 10 songs I create you will receive:
  • A one-of-a-kind care package including the Limited Edition CD and Lyric Art, plus an old book or CD I like, and/or other random trinkets, mixtapes, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$20 or more per month 1 patron
As an Executive Patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Your name will be listed in the credits of each weekly video as an Executive Patron
  • Plus all previous rewards
VIP Patrons
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to all other awards, I will put you on the guest list at six of my shows per year. You choose the shows, and I'll make sure you're on the list.
Goals
$60 of $100 per month
Monthly live-stream concerts for patrons! 
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You found me!

If we haven't met before, I'm Beverly Stokes, and I'm a singer-songwriter from Ithaca, NY. This year, I started writing, recording, and releasing a new song and video every week. It's been a challenging and rewarding experience. The songs and videos that I'm creating in this project are free, and always will be. If you feel like they have been of value to you and want to support their creation (plus get access to a bunch of one-of-a-kind goodies and secret stuff) you can support this project on Patreon.

If you're unfamiliar with Patreon, it's essentially a way to support artists and creators for their ongoing work. Rather than funding a one-time product like Kickstarter, Patreon is all about making the process itself more sustainable. It's not a new idea-- this is essentially how most music and art has been made down through the ages. Only now, instead of the wealthy few at the top controlling the scene, we regular folks get to have our say. 

I'm really excited about Patreon for two major reasons. First, I'll be able to connect directly with the listeners who care most about what I'm doing. In addition to giving you early access to new material and behind-the-scenes stuff, I'll bounce ideas off your heads and get your input into where I go and what I do next. It'll be less like Facebook and other social media, and more of an ongoing dialogue between us. 

Second, I love the idea of lots of folks contributing and supporting this project at a spare change level, ultimately making it possible for me to upgrade equipment, invite guests, and enhance the overall production level of these songs. That means that over time, you'll get even more bang for the same buck (and when does that ever really happen?) 

The music industry is completely different than it was, and I'm not here to whine about it. Sure, there are fewer avenues into the "establishment" and fewer folks pay for their music, but there are new inroads and advantages as well. One of them is that I get to make and do exactly what I want with my music. The other is that all of us have more power than ever to see the art and music we love bloom into creation. As with everything else, we support the causes, projects, and people we believe in.

If I happen to be one of those people for you, you have no idea how grateful I am. I'll see you on the inside!

Recent posts by Beverly Stokes

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Behind the scenes pics and videos


Digital Downloads
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Get the highest-quality versions of my work.
  • For every 10 songs I publish, I will send you a digital copy of the album, plus a digital copy of the handwritten lyrics
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition CD
$8 or more per month 5 patrons
For every 10 songs I create, you will receive:
  • A signed, limited edition CD of the songs, hand-numbered
  • A copy of the handwritten lyrics
  • Plus all previous rewards
CD Plus Lyric Art
$11 or more per month 0 patrons
For every 10 songs I create, you will receive:
  • A signed, limited edition CD of the songs
  • A copy of handwritten lyrics
  • AND one limited edition art print of selected lyrics from the album
  • Plus all previous rewards
Care Package!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
For every 10 songs I create you will receive:
  • A one-of-a-kind care package including the Limited Edition CD and Lyric Art, plus an old book or CD I like, and/or other random trinkets, mixtapes, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Name In The Credits
$20 or more per month 1 patron
As an Executive Patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • Your name will be listed in the credits of each weekly video as an Executive Patron
  • Plus all previous rewards
VIP Patrons
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to all other awards, I will put you on the guest list at six of my shows per year. You choose the shows, and I'll make sure you're on the list.