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Becoming a Cloud Cult Member Through Patreon

Patreon is a service that helps supporters become patrons of their favorite creators. Unlike other fundraising services that raise for a single big event, Patreon supports ongoing creation and provides a means for new personal forms of interaction between artists and their supporters. This allows Cloud Cult to create a steady and long-term flow of music, conversation, and art for our Members (instead of relying on an album cycle every few years).

Cloud Cult + Patreon = more Music, more Art, more Often!

An overview of how Patreon works can be viewed in this great video primer HERE. You simply sign up for a membership tier starting at as little as $3 per month. On the 1st of each month, that amount is automatically deducted from your card, and you are an ongoing member! As a Cloud Cult Member/Patron, you then get access to a consistent flow of what we create, such as:
  • New songs waaay before they are released to the general public
  • Behind the scenes videos
  • Early access to show tickets
  • Live webcasts of concerts, rehearsals and studio-sessions
  • Webchats with Cloud Cult band members
  • Cloud Cult philosophical ponderings
  • Drafts of songs in the making
  • Personalized gifts from the band in the mail
  • Free merchandise
  • Free show tickets

  • Your support means that we make more music. It means that we can explore, together, the questions that are central to our shared experience.  

    BECOME A MEMBER HERE

The Evolution of Cloud Cult


The music industry has gone through some drastic changes since Cloud Cult first began making albums. The traditional ways musicians used to make a living (selling CDs or digital downloads) are now virtually nonexistent as most music listeners subscribe to a music streaming service that allows them to listen to anything they want. This is fantastic for the listener, but the present compensation to independent artists from these services is virtually nothing.

We're also one of the most eco-conscious bands out there (rated in the Top 10 by Rolling Stone Magazine), which means the profit on our merchandise is incredibly slim in comparison to selling conventionally manufactured merchandise (our products have always been 100% post-consumer recycled and/or organic). These principles also mean that when we receive generous offers to do things that would pay us well, like have our music in Coca Cola or Hummer commercials, we have said "nope". Or when we received a major label offer where the record company required that they make our merchandise with non-organic and non-recycled sources (because it's cheaper), we said no and stayed independent. 

We are a band that is constantly reimagining what we can do together, and we believe platforms like Patreon are part of the next exciting evolution of the music industry. Cloud Cult Members are our core supporters and will receive exclusive access to a steady flow of new material. In addition, you are expanding our capacity for our ongoing charity work and community service through our own 501c3 nonprofit Earthology Institute, Park and Retreat Center and other charities that we have supported through donations and benefit concerts through the years!

A Cloud Cult Member literally fuels the Cloud Cult ship, so we can keep making intentional art in an ethical and sustainable way. We are fortunate to regularly hear the phrase "Keep doing what you're doing" from our supporters at shows. We, too, want the Cloud Cult ship to continue exploring big-picture questions with you through art, music, video (and who knows what else), and Patreon is how we are going to make that happen. But the only way for it to work is if enough of you become Cloud Cult Members.


Thank you for joining us on this new journey! We wholeheartedly appreciate your support!

Tiers
Tier 1 Cloud Cult Member
$3 or more per month

Thanks for being a Cloud Cult Member! 

  • Unlock Cloud Cult Member posts including streams of new unreleased songs (and drafts of songs in the making) and pre-recorded videos of all sorts of things Cloud Cult related. 
Tier 2 Cloud Cult Member
$6 or more per month

Thanks for being such a great supporter, with this level of membership you get everything from the first tier and:


  • Access to exclusive livestreams ranging from recording studio sessions to live concerts to the band just jamming around the campfire. Welcome to the circle! 
  • Get emailed downloads of new songs and artwork (MP3s, PDFs, requested videos, etc.) Downloads are NOT included in Tier 1.
  • Early notification of show dates (prior to being announced to the general public--sometimes we know months ahead of time...and you will too).
  • Philosophical Ponderings & Co-Exploration of Big Picture Issues
Tier 3 Cloud Cult Member
$15 or more per month

To thank you for your incredible generosity, at this level things start getting a lot more personal. Get everything you see in Tier 1 & 2 above plus:


  • Exclusive group web chats with Craig and others in the band!  We'll cover the gamut from silly to serious all while getting to know each other a little better. 
  • Presale tickets to shows before they are released to the public!
Tier 4 Cloud Cult Member
$50 or more per month

With everything digital these days, sometimes it’s just nice to get something REAL in the mail and to see each other in person. For this tier on up, you'll get everything from the previous tiers, and:


  • One free ticket for you to as many Cloud Cult headlining shows as you like (eligible for this after three months of patronage).
  • Every quarter, we’ll send you a one of a kind surprise in the mail! It might be a note from us on a weird postcard in some place we are touring, or a little piece of handmade art, or some early drafts of handwritten lyrics to new songs in the works, or a collection of quotes that have opened our minds recently, or… Whatever it is, it will be personally made out to you with our love and gratitude!
  • Funds from this tier on up will also be used to increase our charity work and community involvement. Some of this funding will support our 501c3 nonprofit Earthology Institute, Park and Retreat Center as well as other charities that resonate with our members. (501c3 donation letters for taxes available upon request)
Tier 5 Cloud Cult Member +1
$100 or more per month

This is the Plus One Concierge tier where we show our gratitude for your incredible generosity by taking care of you AND a loved one.  In this tier, you get EVERYTHING from the other tiers, plus (Eligible for this after three months of patronage):


  • Free tickets for you +1 to as many Cloud Cult headlining shows you'd like to attend. 
  • You'll also get your name and a loved one's name in the credits of any physical album or film we release. 
  • PLUS free merch for you +1! Any time we put a new piece of merchandise in our web store https://www.cloudcult.com/store you like, you let us know, and we’ll send it your way free of charge! That includes currently existing merchandise, too. You say you want an organic hoodie, t-shirt, beanie and an Unplug movie? You got it! Let us know the sizes, and we’ll send it with love to you!  Or if you are at a concert, we'll be sure the people running our merch table know your name, so you can stop by and grab some goodies like limited edition handmade screen printed concert posters or other items made special for that concert. 
Becoming a Cloud Cult Member Through Patreon

Patreon is a service that helps supporters become patrons of their favorite creators. Unlike other fundraising services that raise for a single big event, Patreon supports ongoing creation and provides a means for new personal forms of interaction between artists and their supporters. This allows Cloud Cult to create a steady and long-term flow of music, conversation, and art for our Members (instead of relying on an album cycle every few years).

Cloud Cult + Patreon = more Music, more Art, more Often!

An overview of how Patreon works can be viewed in this great video primer HERE. You simply sign up for a membership tier starting at as little as $3 per month. On the 1st of each month, that amount is automatically deducted from your card, and you are an ongoing member! As a Cloud Cult Member/Patron, you then get access to a consistent flow of what we create, such as:
  • New songs waaay before they are released to the general public
  • Behind the scenes videos
  • Early access to show tickets
  • Live webcasts of concerts, rehearsals and studio-sessions
  • Webchats with Cloud Cult band members
  • Cloud Cult philosophical ponderings
  • Drafts of songs in the making
  • Personalized gifts from the band in the mail
  • Free merchandise
  • Free show tickets

  • Your support means that we make more music. It means that we can explore, together, the questions that are central to our shared experience.  

    BECOME A MEMBER HERE

The Evolution of Cloud Cult


The music industry has gone through some drastic changes since Cloud Cult first began making albums. The traditional ways musicians used to make a living (selling CDs or digital downloads) are now virtually nonexistent as most music listeners subscribe to a music streaming service that allows them to listen to anything they want. This is fantastic for the listener, but the present compensation to independent artists from these services is virtually nothing.

We're also one of the most eco-conscious bands out there (rated in the Top 10 by Rolling Stone Magazine), which means the profit on our merchandise is incredibly slim in comparison to selling conventionally manufactured merchandise (our products have always been 100% post-consumer recycled and/or organic). These principles also mean that when we receive generous offers to do things that would pay us well, like have our music in Coca Cola or Hummer commercials, we have said "nope". Or when we received a major label offer where the record company required that they make our merchandise with non-organic and non-recycled sources (because it's cheaper), we said no and stayed independent. 

We are a band that is constantly reimagining what we can do together, and we believe platforms like Patreon are part of the next exciting evolution of the music industry. Cloud Cult Members are our core supporters and will receive exclusive access to a steady flow of new material. In addition, you are expanding our capacity for our ongoing charity work and community service through our own 501c3 nonprofit Earthology Institute, Park and Retreat Center and other charities that we have supported through donations and benefit concerts through the years!

A Cloud Cult Member literally fuels the Cloud Cult ship, so we can keep making intentional art in an ethical and sustainable way. We are fortunate to regularly hear the phrase "Keep doing what you're doing" from our supporters at shows. We, too, want the Cloud Cult ship to continue exploring big-picture questions with you through art, music, video (and who knows what else), and Patreon is how we are going to make that happen. But the only way for it to work is if enough of you become Cloud Cult Members.


Thank you for joining us on this new journey! We wholeheartedly appreciate your support!

Recent posts by Cloud Cult

Tiers
Tier 1 Cloud Cult Member
$3 or more per month

Thanks for being a Cloud Cult Member! 

  • Unlock Cloud Cult Member posts including streams of new unreleased songs (and drafts of songs in the making) and pre-recorded videos of all sorts of things Cloud Cult related. 
Tier 2 Cloud Cult Member
$6 or more per month

Thanks for being such a great supporter, with this level of membership you get everything from the first tier and:


  • Access to exclusive livestreams ranging from recording studio sessions to live concerts to the band just jamming around the campfire. Welcome to the circle! 
  • Get emailed downloads of new songs and artwork (MP3s, PDFs, requested videos, etc.) Downloads are NOT included in Tier 1.
  • Early notification of show dates (prior to being announced to the general public--sometimes we know months ahead of time...and you will too).
  • Philosophical Ponderings & Co-Exploration of Big Picture Issues
Tier 3 Cloud Cult Member
$15 or more per month

To thank you for your incredible generosity, at this level things start getting a lot more personal. Get everything you see in Tier 1 & 2 above plus:


  • Exclusive group web chats with Craig and others in the band!  We'll cover the gamut from silly to serious all while getting to know each other a little better. 
  • Presale tickets to shows before they are released to the public!
Tier 4 Cloud Cult Member
$50 or more per month

With everything digital these days, sometimes it’s just nice to get something REAL in the mail and to see each other in person. For this tier on up, you'll get everything from the previous tiers, and:


  • One free ticket for you to as many Cloud Cult headlining shows as you like (eligible for this after three months of patronage).
  • Every quarter, we’ll send you a one of a kind surprise in the mail! It might be a note from us on a weird postcard in some place we are touring, or a little piece of handmade art, or some early drafts of handwritten lyrics to new songs in the works, or a collection of quotes that have opened our minds recently, or… Whatever it is, it will be personally made out to you with our love and gratitude!
  • Funds from this tier on up will also be used to increase our charity work and community involvement. Some of this funding will support our 501c3 nonprofit Earthology Institute, Park and Retreat Center as well as other charities that resonate with our members. (501c3 donation letters for taxes available upon request)
Tier 5 Cloud Cult Member +1
$100 or more per month

This is the Plus One Concierge tier where we show our gratitude for your incredible generosity by taking care of you AND a loved one.  In this tier, you get EVERYTHING from the other tiers, plus (Eligible for this after three months of patronage):


  • Free tickets for you +1 to as many Cloud Cult headlining shows you'd like to attend. 
  • You'll also get your name and a loved one's name in the credits of any physical album or film we release. 
  • PLUS free merch for you +1! Any time we put a new piece of merchandise in our web store https://www.cloudcult.com/store you like, you let us know, and we’ll send it your way free of charge! That includes currently existing merchandise, too. You say you want an organic hoodie, t-shirt, beanie and an Unplug movie? You got it! Let us know the sizes, and we’ll send it with love to you!  Or if you are at a concert, we'll be sure the people running our merch table know your name, so you can stop by and grab some goodies like limited edition handmade screen printed concert posters or other items made special for that concert.