Who Am I?I'm most widely known as Circuit Static. You can also find me most active on Twitter @circuitStatic. If you contribute only $1 / month, I will also give you access to my private, personal account @mrCircuitStatic, Patreon only content, and even my Discord server (by request)
What do I do?I produce original music, hosted the recent House of Static Internet radio show, and do performance DJ work, which also usually has my original works too!
My music can be found just about everywhere. I recommend visiting my Electronic Press Kit. Not only does it have links to places you can listen to my music free on-line, but it has a FREE download for my "Best Of" album. It is available FREE to you as a special thanks just for checking out my music and website!
House of Static
You can visit the dedicated section of my website to get more details on House of Static and listen to the most recent episode too!
Live DJ / Music Performances
I also do live performances mixing my original works. Want to book one? Visit my website for contact information. It is at the bottom of each page.
Why do I have a Patreon?You may not realize how much time it takes to do all the production work for my music and show... It takes whole days out of each month, (in addition to my 40+ hour a week day-job). Plus, there are financial costs like keeping my website up, being able to purchase sound equipment (and studio equipment to make it sound professional). There are also costs to having distributors release the music on platforms so it is available to you.
Patreon is not only one of the ways people can contribute to help, and in turn be a producer of my works... but also is a great way to get unique rewards that are only available to patrons on Patreon.
I am passionate about what I do, which is why I do it despite not always making as much money as it costs in time and materials. That said, I still have the pesky bills like rent. I wish I could pay my rent with happiness, but that doesn't seem to work ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What if you can't pledge monthly?
I understand not everyone has disposable income, or doesn't want a monthly commitment. Here are a few more options to consider:
- You can also buy my albums just about anywhere on-line.
- You can do a single donation with my PayPal or to my Google Wallet. Links to both on my website.
- You can stream my music on places like Spotify too (doesn't pay much, but I still get some minimal royalties)
This is also why I have a $1 Patreon option! That is only $12 over the course of a whole year! It is a great option for people with little money who still want to show their support. If only 5% of the people follow me on Twitter contributed only $1 a month, I could do this work full-time! This also would mean more live performances, more House of Static shows, and more albums... because it would be my full-time job!
Finally, I want you to know how much I appreciate YOUR time! Just by reading through this you have shown your interest in my artistic works. I love getting feedback, or just having a fan say hello. A big reason I have Twitter is so I can try to interact with my true fans. I am amazed at how many people follow my account, and how many listen. Hopefully you can find the change in your couch to contribute and maybe, someday, I will do this full time and see you at one of my shows!