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Want More Music From Me, Corey, And A Shot At Co-Writing A Custom Song With Me?

Here's how...

First, you can get any one of my albums, right now, by giving your support by becoming a Patron and helping out.

Think of this like a tip jar where you get an album and other cool stuff like...

  • Producer credits in all future song and albums (picture your name in the liner notes of a CD or song credits)
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month (what would you ask me to play?)
  • Or an entry into a yearly custom song drawing (what would you ask me to write a song about?)

Become a Patron

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“Musically he makes you want to raise a beer and toast yourself for making it this far”
Jamison Lee, Music Critic

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The Mission

If you are like me, you love music. But more than that, you love what music does for you.

It brings you closer together with family, friends, and strangers sometimes (ever have an awesome conversation with someone you never at a concert or record store?).

Music can dull the sting when life is kicking you in the shins.

Music can bring up mental pictures of loved ones and good times to put a smile on our face.

Music keeps your toe tapping through an endless workday.

Music helps you celebrate life with friends and family after the work week and on special occasions (imagine a wedding, a campfire or a night at the local watering hole without music…. eeek).

I create and perform music it with all this in mind. 

The mission is and always be to move you, to inspire you and give you an experience that I know only music can provide. And you can be a huge part of working with me to do that.

This project is pretty simple.

You pledge a buck or more and I do all the work.

You come along for the ride and share in this experience with me because it is no fun doing anything worthwhile without sharing it with others.

In the old days, music was a one way street. You bought an album, read a few articles and went to a show to support an artist. But that was about it. You were on the outside looking in.

Now you can be a part of the music creation process. You can be an integral part of the music that is being made.

[Quick side note about the old days, and in some cases still today. The money that you thought was going to support your favorite artists wasn’t going to them at all - or very little of it. Instead it was getting divided up between lots and lots of middle men. This project gives you the chance to support the artists directly. And know your support is going to the right person.]
You have the chance to ride shotgun to help me create, experience and deliver my music to fans like you all around the world. To help build a community of cool ass people.

Make a pledge, become a Patron and let's have some fun creating and sharing music.

How To Pledge

  1. Click the “Become A Patron” button on top left section of this page. 
  2. Choose an amount you feel good about and select the accompanying reward. I've tried to make the rewards fun or one-of-a-kind experiences as much as possible—as a token of my appreciation!
  3. Make Your Pledge and ride along with me on this music adventure (you only pay when I release a video or a song)
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"Hi Corey, Just wanted to say I love your music and so does anyone else I have played it for. Even my kids are hooked. Don't ever stop playing and writing songs. You have a real gift." - Karen R
---

How The Rewards Work

When you pledge, you get the rewards I’ve listed for the amount you’ve pledged. These rewards are my way of saying thank you for your patronage.You can choose a reward tier equal or lower to the amount that you pledged. For instance, if you pledge $10 the get all the rewards listed for that amount PLUS the rewards for the lower tiers. Cool huh?

Best of all, you only pay when I release a new professionally recorded version of a song!

Check Out Your Rewards

If you pledge $1 or more, you get a free download of any one of my albums (you choose which one). And that is just for starters.

Watch this short video and discover more about rewards like, the chance for you to win a custom written song, online request shows and a day hanging in the studio.

(in case you missed the video above, that explains how this works, here it is again).

What You Get In Addition To The Rewards


The rewards are way cool but you also get:

  • More of the music you like, more often.
  • Deeper connection with me and the good people involved in this project.
  • Better and better music because the support will provide me with more time and resources to work on my craft.
  • The feeling that you are a part of the music.
  • Behind the scenes look at the creation of music.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that a large percentage of your money is going directly to the artist. Not all the big music industry middleman.
  • A chance to directly support the music you love.
  • Inspiration...
---
“The Spirit of the artist’s gift’s can awaken your own.” - Lewis Hyde, Author of The Gift
---
 

How Your Pledge Will Be Used


Your contribution helps me offset the cost of recording music. Your pledge also tells me that you think what I am doing is worth the effort and that you want me to continue creating more music and moments for you.

When I reach the first milestone I will immediately book studio time and begin recording the first song. Then each month after that I will continue recording one new original song per month as long as I stay above 100 patrons. :)

Why 100? 

It costs between $500 and $1000 for studio time depending on the complexity of the song. It also cost from $50 and up to hire musician if the song needs other instrument parts on the track.

That money does not include the time it takes me to write, record and practice the songs. Not to mention any additional promotion and/or additional media I need to create <g>around</g> the song (like a video). That stuff is on me until I can further prove that my music is worthy.

This is a just starting point.

Again, along with <g>offsetting</g> the cost of providing music for free your contribution also tells me that you think what I am doing is worth the effort and that you want me to continue creating more music and moments for you.

You pledge a buck or more and I do all the work.
---
"Corey makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years..." — Sarah Severson
---

Is Patreon Right For You?

It is if you answer yes to one or more the following:
  • You want a direct connection to the artist.
  • You want a deeper look behind the scenes (to ride shotgun).
  • You can’t make it to shows but want to show your support.
  • You want to make sure it’s the artist receiving a majority the money (not the labels or middle men).
  • You want to support the idea that it is never too late.
---
"Corey, Thank you for "Why Wait". Its people like you that make my dreams appear possible." - Jennifer Robinson
---

Frequently Asked Questions For New Patrons

Here are a few questions I’ve had from new patrons. If you've got questions, ask me via Twitter, Facebook, email, or whatever.

Q: Is my pledge a one time payment?
A: No, it is a recurring payment that happens every time I release a song. I am shooting for one song per month so you will never pay more than my pledge amount each month. AND you only pay when I release a song and you can cancel at any time.

Q: I do not have much money, is there another way to show my support?
A: Yes. But before I get to that please consider this. Even a $1 pledge is a huge help. Every cent counts and moves you and I closer to new music. That said, if you absolutely cannot afford $1, the best way to show your support is to share my website (
http://planetcorey.com) with everyone you know and tell them to get my free songs.

Q: What happens if you release more than one song in one month?
A: I will not release more than one for the foreseeable future. But if i do, I will tell you in advance. Also, if you are worried, Patreon lets you set a monthly cap so you won't ever be charged more than that amount.

Q: What if I'd rather pay per month instead of per song?
A: Just set your "per song" basis to whatever you'd prefer to pay monthly, then set your monthly cap to that amount.

Q: Why are your goals/tiers priced like this?
A: Because after a lot of thought I tried giving you as much value for your pledge as I could. If you feel something is off, unfair OR you have a suggestion on how to improve it, let me know. I'm always 100% open to suggestions.

Q: I just landed on his page. Who the hell are you and where can I hear your music?
A: Thanks for asking. You can learn more about me and listen to my music by 
clicking here.

---
"Corey is amazing. So easy to get to know, he treated me as a friend from the first email he sent me with his song. GREAT GUY!!" - Debbie C.

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Musicians, Artists, Podcasters, Creators! Want to start your own Patreon Campaign? 
Click to start your own Patreon Campaign
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
Pledge $3 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
Pledge $5 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
Pledge $10 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Entry into yearly CUSTOM SONG drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
Pledge $20 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Immediate download of every song I have released up to this point (20 and counting) + Autographed copy of CD to be released after 8-10 songs are complete (Support me for at least 3 months at this level to get CD)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Entry into yearly custom song drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
Monthly Private Show
$100 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Private 30 minute 1 on 1 online all request performance once a month
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Entry into yearly custom song drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
  • Immediate download of every song I have released up to this point (20 and counting) + Autographed copy of CD to be released after 8-10 songs are complete (Support me for at least 3 months at this level to get CD)
  • Executive producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Personalized thank you video plus a Monthly post card from me (lyrics, cool picture, and a message from me)
Goals
13 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 Patrons I will professionally record and release one song. As long as I maintain 100 patrons every month after, I will write and professionally record one song per month building up to a full album. You only donate when I release a song.
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Want More Music From Me, Corey, And A Shot At Co-Writing A Custom Song With Me?

Here's how...

First, you can get any one of my albums, right now, by giving your support by becoming a Patron and helping out.

Think of this like a tip jar where you get an album and other cool stuff like...

  • Producer credits in all future song and albums (picture your name in the liner notes of a CD or song credits)
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month (what would you ask me to play?)
  • Or an entry into a yearly custom song drawing (what would you ask me to write a song about?)

Become a Patron

---
“Musically he makes you want to raise a beer and toast yourself for making it this far”
Jamison Lee, Music Critic

---

The Mission

If you are like me, you love music. But more than that, you love what music does for you.

It brings you closer together with family, friends, and strangers sometimes (ever have an awesome conversation with someone you never at a concert or record store?).

Music can dull the sting when life is kicking you in the shins.

Music can bring up mental pictures of loved ones and good times to put a smile on our face.

Music keeps your toe tapping through an endless workday.

Music helps you celebrate life with friends and family after the work week and on special occasions (imagine a wedding, a campfire or a night at the local watering hole without music…. eeek).

I create and perform music it with all this in mind. 

The mission is and always be to move you, to inspire you and give you an experience that I know only music can provide. And you can be a huge part of working with me to do that.

This project is pretty simple.

You pledge a buck or more and I do all the work.

You come along for the ride and share in this experience with me because it is no fun doing anything worthwhile without sharing it with others.

In the old days, music was a one way street. You bought an album, read a few articles and went to a show to support an artist. But that was about it. You were on the outside looking in.

Now you can be a part of the music creation process. You can be an integral part of the music that is being made.

[Quick side note about the old days, and in some cases still today. The money that you thought was going to support your favorite artists wasn’t going to them at all - or very little of it. Instead it was getting divided up between lots and lots of middle men. This project gives you the chance to support the artists directly. And know your support is going to the right person.]
You have the chance to ride shotgun to help me create, experience and deliver my music to fans like you all around the world. To help build a community of cool ass people.

Make a pledge, become a Patron and let's have some fun creating and sharing music.

How To Pledge

  1. Click the “Become A Patron” button on top left section of this page. 
  2. Choose an amount you feel good about and select the accompanying reward. I've tried to make the rewards fun or one-of-a-kind experiences as much as possible—as a token of my appreciation!
  3. Make Your Pledge and ride along with me on this music adventure (you only pay when I release a video or a song)
---
"Hi Corey, Just wanted to say I love your music and so does anyone else I have played it for. Even my kids are hooked. Don't ever stop playing and writing songs. You have a real gift." - Karen R
---

How The Rewards Work

When you pledge, you get the rewards I’ve listed for the amount you’ve pledged. These rewards are my way of saying thank you for your patronage.You can choose a reward tier equal or lower to the amount that you pledged. For instance, if you pledge $10 the get all the rewards listed for that amount PLUS the rewards for the lower tiers. Cool huh?

Best of all, you only pay when I release a new professionally recorded version of a song!

Check Out Your Rewards

If you pledge $1 or more, you get a free download of any one of my albums (you choose which one). And that is just for starters.

Watch this short video and discover more about rewards like, the chance for you to win a custom written song, online request shows and a day hanging in the studio.

(in case you missed the video above, that explains how this works, here it is again).

What You Get In Addition To The Rewards


The rewards are way cool but you also get:

  • More of the music you like, more often.
  • Deeper connection with me and the good people involved in this project.
  • Better and better music because the support will provide me with more time and resources to work on my craft.
  • The feeling that you are a part of the music.
  • Behind the scenes look at the creation of music.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that a large percentage of your money is going directly to the artist. Not all the big music industry middleman.
  • A chance to directly support the music you love.
  • Inspiration...
---
“The Spirit of the artist’s gift’s can awaken your own.” - Lewis Hyde, Author of The Gift
---
 

How Your Pledge Will Be Used


Your contribution helps me offset the cost of recording music. Your pledge also tells me that you think what I am doing is worth the effort and that you want me to continue creating more music and moments for you.

When I reach the first milestone I will immediately book studio time and begin recording the first song. Then each month after that I will continue recording one new original song per month as long as I stay above 100 patrons. :)

Why 100? 

It costs between $500 and $1000 for studio time depending on the complexity of the song. It also cost from $50 and up to hire musician if the song needs other instrument parts on the track.

That money does not include the time it takes me to write, record and practice the songs. Not to mention any additional promotion and/or additional media I need to create <g>around</g> the song (like a video). That stuff is on me until I can further prove that my music is worthy.

This is a just starting point.

Again, along with <g>offsetting</g> the cost of providing music for free your contribution also tells me that you think what I am doing is worth the effort and that you want me to continue creating more music and moments for you.

You pledge a buck or more and I do all the work.
---
"Corey makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years..." — Sarah Severson
---

Is Patreon Right For You?

It is if you answer yes to one or more the following:
  • You want a direct connection to the artist.
  • You want a deeper look behind the scenes (to ride shotgun).
  • You can’t make it to shows but want to show your support.
  • You want to make sure it’s the artist receiving a majority the money (not the labels or middle men).
  • You want to support the idea that it is never too late.
---
"Corey, Thank you for "Why Wait". Its people like you that make my dreams appear possible." - Jennifer Robinson
---

Frequently Asked Questions For New Patrons

Here are a few questions I’ve had from new patrons. If you've got questions, ask me via Twitter, Facebook, email, or whatever.

Q: Is my pledge a one time payment?
A: No, it is a recurring payment that happens every time I release a song. I am shooting for one song per month so you will never pay more than my pledge amount each month. AND you only pay when I release a song and you can cancel at any time.

Q: I do not have much money, is there another way to show my support?
A: Yes. But before I get to that please consider this. Even a $1 pledge is a huge help. Every cent counts and moves you and I closer to new music. That said, if you absolutely cannot afford $1, the best way to show your support is to share my website (
http://planetcorey.com) with everyone you know and tell them to get my free songs.

Q: What happens if you release more than one song in one month?
A: I will not release more than one for the foreseeable future. But if i do, I will tell you in advance. Also, if you are worried, Patreon lets you set a monthly cap so you won't ever be charged more than that amount.

Q: What if I'd rather pay per month instead of per song?
A: Just set your "per song" basis to whatever you'd prefer to pay monthly, then set your monthly cap to that amount.

Q: Why are your goals/tiers priced like this?
A: Because after a lot of thought I tried giving you as much value for your pledge as I could. If you feel something is off, unfair OR you have a suggestion on how to improve it, let me know. I'm always 100% open to suggestions.

Q: I just landed on his page. Who the hell are you and where can I hear your music?
A: Thanks for asking. You can learn more about me and listen to my music by 
clicking here.

---
"Corey is amazing. So easy to get to know, he treated me as a friend from the first email he sent me with his song. GREAT GUY!!" - Debbie C.

#######################
Musicians, Artists, Podcasters, Creators! Want to start your own Patreon Campaign? 
Click to start your own Patreon Campaign

Recent posts by Corey Koehler

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
Pledge $3 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
Pledge $5 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
Pledge $10 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Entry into yearly CUSTOM SONG drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Free Download of Any One of My Albums (You Pick)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
Pledge $20 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Immediate download of every song I have released up to this point (20 and counting) + Autographed copy of CD to be released after 8-10 songs are complete (Support me for at least 3 months at this level to get CD)
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Associate producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Entry into yearly custom song drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
Monthly Private Show
$100 or more per Songs and Videos
  • Private 30 minute 1 on 1 online all request performance once a month
  • Behind the Scenes Patreon Activity Feed Access
  • Digital download of each new song I release
  • Access to members only online all request show once a month
  • Entry into yearly custom song drawing (Support me for a year at this level and get one of these)
  • Immediate download of every song I have released up to this point (20 and counting) + Autographed copy of CD to be released after 8-10 songs are complete (Support me for at least 3 months at this level to get CD)
  • Executive producer credit in all song and album credits
  • Personalized thank you video plus a Monthly post card from me (lyrics, cool picture, and a message from me)