Tommy is creating ✨ MUSIC ✨
5

patrons

$65
per month
Hi everyone! I'm Tommy. I make music as myself (Tommy Pedrini, on scores/projects) and as Cats on Mars (for my personal songwriting projects). You can hear some of my stuff herehere, and here. I've been making music since I was old enough to pull myself up to the piano -- my first song, at age 5, was about the Pasadena Earthquake of 1988 (the song wasn't very good). For as long as I can remember, my dream was to create experiences for people through my music, and especially to bring this passion to the media I love most: games and animation.

Essentially - I create musical experiences. You may have heard me doing some of the following:
  • Writing original songs and performing with a full band as Cats on Mars.
  • Singing, hosting streams, and collaborating with Jake Kaufman/virt/Mint Potion on projects like The Impresario, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!, and Wonder Momo, as well as cooking and singing/composing on Mint Potion's inaugural stream, Small Window.
  • Composing for Bandai Namco's ShiftyLook projects Bravoman and Wonder Momo.
  • Composing for Disney Interactive & WayForward Technologies' Disney Descendants game.
  • Composing for indie games, such as James Montagna's Dodge Club Party & Dodge Club Pocket, Team Clyde's Clyde vs the Maze, and the ULTRANIMBUS interactive exhibit Pop Pop Battle J (which I also helped produce).
  • Producing & covering four songs for YSTK, a Yasutaka Nakata-related cover album, creating original zines (and audio to accompany them!), as part of ULTRANIMBUS.
  • DJing Japanese and Korean pop music around L.A. as part of Tune in Tokyo.
  • Running Karaoke Events at conventions all over California, Arizona, & Mexico as part of the Karaoke Kaizokudan.
THE SKINNY, BUT LONG: April 2016 through April 2018 were transformative, difficult, and very, very enlightening years. Without listing the many good and bad things that happened to me in these two years, I reaffirmed the value of music in helping me (and those I love) keep going, and I want to move that energy forward. I'm pressing ahead on a tremendous backlog of projects and ambitions -- most notably from my songwriting project, Cats on Mars.

I believe with my entire soul that music is essential to our species because it creates a safe space for the listener. The unique power to heal our body and our spirit, to communicate in both implicit and explicit terms, and to experiment with texture as a chef does with flavor -- this is what composers do. Although there are lots of things I enjoy doing (and I do them!), I want to leave a lasting mark on a dying world with your help.

✨☕️🎵🍵✨ If recurring donations aren't your thing, you can also send some one-time support my way via Ko-Fi or PayPal, or purchase my soundtracks and songs.
Rewards
Thank-You Tea Time
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Even a small amount is a wonderful contribution.

I will be extremely grateful for your support. 


Also, if you ever come over to my house, I will make you a cup of tea.

Monthly Exclusive Tune
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Supporters who pledge $5 or more will get exclusive access to a special original track each month. These will be small experimental tunes in a variety of styles.


Some of these ideas may eventually become bigger things. Hear them first and keep me creating at the $5 tier!

Audio Subscription
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At $20 or more, I will send you a digital copy of everything I have the rights to distribute, which includes certain soundtracks, Cats on Mars tracks, and works by collaborative artists who are amenable to sharing. This includes covers, collaborations, and anything else I have the musical rights to. 


I will also send out  occasional backers-only Secret Sketches, small pieces and at-the-piano improvisations that only you will be able to hear. 


Basically, consider this tier as a permanent pre-order for any new music that I release.

Monthly Lesson/Coaching/Feedback
$50 or more per month 1 patron
At $50 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus a monthly hour-long consultation, lesson, or coaching session on anything I can teach you: music theory, composition, marimba, feedback on your compositions, etc. 


(I actually really like teaching and am happy to take on new students!)


The lesson will be scheduled each calendar month and will be given over LINE or Skype via video; if you instead opt for a feedback session re: your music, this can also happen either in Discord or over email.

One-Time Thirty Second Loop
$100 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
At $100 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus: I will give you a one-time cool 30-second loop to use as BGM on your original/indie project! The loop will be written to your specifications and include up to 2 revisions to make sure we get it just right.


This is a pretty significant discount from my typical commercial rate, but I appreciate your investment and want to make you cool music!

Weekly Lessons
$200 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
At $200 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus a weekly, regularly scheduled hour-long consultation, lesson, or coaching session on anything I can teach you: music theory, composition, marimba, feedback on your compositions, etc. 


(I actually really like taking on students! This is a discount from my private student rate.)


Each session will be given over LINE or Skype via video, and track feedback can happen either in Discord or over email. If you live in the Los Angeles area, we can instead hold lessons at my home studio.


By the way, if you'd rather convert this tier to two thirty-second loops (one-time) for a project you're working on, that's also doable.

Monthly Custom Composition
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
At $500 per month, I will make myself available to create a new monthly track or piece of sheet music up to a minute long for your project.

(I would retain rights to release/use this music independently or with a library, but write to your specifications and grant you a full-use license in perpetuity.)

It's a little weird, but you can think of this as a subscription to your own personal composer~

Retainer
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
At $1000 or more per month, you can consider me "on retainer" to create audio for your projects. At this price point, I can create up to 3 original tracks OR sheet music compositions for you per month, at up to 3 minutes per piece. 

(I would retain rights to release/use this music independently or with a library, but write to your specifications and grant you a full-use license in perpetuity.)

It's a little weird, but you can think of this as a subscription to your own personal composer~

Goals
$65 of $250 per month
Monthly Covers

Reaching this amount will help me support an ongoing project that is currently unfunded: Making marimba covers of J-pop, game, and anime songs. At this goal, I'll be able to release one marimba cover a month, and eventually gather these for a full release.
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Hi everyone! I'm Tommy. I make music as myself (Tommy Pedrini, on scores/projects) and as Cats on Mars (for my personal songwriting projects). You can hear some of my stuff herehere, and here. I've been making music since I was old enough to pull myself up to the piano -- my first song, at age 5, was about the Pasadena Earthquake of 1988 (the song wasn't very good). For as long as I can remember, my dream was to create experiences for people through my music, and especially to bring this passion to the media I love most: games and animation.

Essentially - I create musical experiences. You may have heard me doing some of the following:
  • Writing original songs and performing with a full band as Cats on Mars.
  • Singing, hosting streams, and collaborating with Jake Kaufman/virt/Mint Potion on projects like The Impresario, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!, and Wonder Momo, as well as cooking and singing/composing on Mint Potion's inaugural stream, Small Window.
  • Composing for Bandai Namco's ShiftyLook projects Bravoman and Wonder Momo.
  • Composing for Disney Interactive & WayForward Technologies' Disney Descendants game.
  • Composing for indie games, such as James Montagna's Dodge Club Party & Dodge Club Pocket, Team Clyde's Clyde vs the Maze, and the ULTRANIMBUS interactive exhibit Pop Pop Battle J (which I also helped produce).
  • Producing & covering four songs for YSTK, a Yasutaka Nakata-related cover album, creating original zines (and audio to accompany them!), as part of ULTRANIMBUS.
  • DJing Japanese and Korean pop music around L.A. as part of Tune in Tokyo.
  • Running Karaoke Events at conventions all over California, Arizona, & Mexico as part of the Karaoke Kaizokudan.
THE SKINNY, BUT LONG: April 2016 through April 2018 were transformative, difficult, and very, very enlightening years. Without listing the many good and bad things that happened to me in these two years, I reaffirmed the value of music in helping me (and those I love) keep going, and I want to move that energy forward. I'm pressing ahead on a tremendous backlog of projects and ambitions -- most notably from my songwriting project, Cats on Mars.

I believe with my entire soul that music is essential to our species because it creates a safe space for the listener. The unique power to heal our body and our spirit, to communicate in both implicit and explicit terms, and to experiment with texture as a chef does with flavor -- this is what composers do. Although there are lots of things I enjoy doing (and I do them!), I want to leave a lasting mark on a dying world with your help.

✨☕️🎵🍵✨ If recurring donations aren't your thing, you can also send some one-time support my way via Ko-Fi or PayPal, or purchase my soundtracks and songs.

Recent posts by Tommy

Rewards
Thank-You Tea Time
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Even a small amount is a wonderful contribution.

I will be extremely grateful for your support. 


Also, if you ever come over to my house, I will make you a cup of tea.

Monthly Exclusive Tune
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Supporters who pledge $5 or more will get exclusive access to a special original track each month. These will be small experimental tunes in a variety of styles.


Some of these ideas may eventually become bigger things. Hear them first and keep me creating at the $5 tier!

Audio Subscription
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At $20 or more, I will send you a digital copy of everything I have the rights to distribute, which includes certain soundtracks, Cats on Mars tracks, and works by collaborative artists who are amenable to sharing. This includes covers, collaborations, and anything else I have the musical rights to. 


I will also send out  occasional backers-only Secret Sketches, small pieces and at-the-piano improvisations that only you will be able to hear. 


Basically, consider this tier as a permanent pre-order for any new music that I release.

Monthly Lesson/Coaching/Feedback
$50 or more per month 1 patron
At $50 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus a monthly hour-long consultation, lesson, or coaching session on anything I can teach you: music theory, composition, marimba, feedback on your compositions, etc. 


(I actually really like teaching and am happy to take on new students!)


The lesson will be scheduled each calendar month and will be given over LINE or Skype via video; if you instead opt for a feedback session re: your music, this can also happen either in Discord or over email.

One-Time Thirty Second Loop
$100 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
At $100 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus: I will give you a one-time cool 30-second loop to use as BGM on your original/indie project! The loop will be written to your specifications and include up to 2 revisions to make sure we get it just right.


This is a pretty significant discount from my typical commercial rate, but I appreciate your investment and want to make you cool music!

Weekly Lessons
$200 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
At $200 per month, you will receive everything at the $20 subscription plus a weekly, regularly scheduled hour-long consultation, lesson, or coaching session on anything I can teach you: music theory, composition, marimba, feedback on your compositions, etc. 


(I actually really like taking on students! This is a discount from my private student rate.)


Each session will be given over LINE or Skype via video, and track feedback can happen either in Discord or over email. If you live in the Los Angeles area, we can instead hold lessons at my home studio.


By the way, if you'd rather convert this tier to two thirty-second loops (one-time) for a project you're working on, that's also doable.

Monthly Custom Composition
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
At $500 per month, I will make myself available to create a new monthly track or piece of sheet music up to a minute long for your project.

(I would retain rights to release/use this music independently or with a library, but write to your specifications and grant you a full-use license in perpetuity.)

It's a little weird, but you can think of this as a subscription to your own personal composer~

Retainer
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
At $1000 or more per month, you can consider me "on retainer" to create audio for your projects. At this price point, I can create up to 3 original tracks OR sheet music compositions for you per month, at up to 3 minutes per piece. 

(I would retain rights to release/use this music independently or with a library, but write to your specifications and grant you a full-use license in perpetuity.)

It's a little weird, but you can think of this as a subscription to your own personal composer~