Courtney Swain is creating music
36

patrons

$634
per month
Hello!
My name is Courtney, and I'm the singer and keys player for Boston-based rock band, Bent Knee. I also release music as a solo artist, collaborate with other musicians, and do a bunch of other stuff as well! 

I'm starting this Patreon page as a place to share, and build a community.
I spend most of my life traveling and making music. A new song, an old song, a new place, a great show; there's a lot that I'd like to share with you. My goal is to make this a place for insights and sneak peaks you won't get elsewhere, as well as a fun place to talk music, and catch up on what's going on.

Your patronage helps me keep creating.   
Sometimes it directly funds my music making by paying for expenses like studio time, wages for other musicians and engineers, commissioning new art and video, and production costs for CD's and other goodies. It can put gas in my car to travel to a show, or help me run ads. Other times it will simply help me stay afloat as an artist. I can't work or teach as much while I'm on tour, and your support keeps me sane and from going bankrupt! 

Here's what you'll find in my Patreon page. 
  • Patreon Feed
    • Updates from shows, and some behind-the-scenes peeks.
    • Monthly vlog updates.
    • Q&A. Ask me about my music, writing, touring, etc.
    • Progress reports as I put together my full-length album. Aiming for a late 2018 or early 2019 release! 
    • Full videos! I've been posting short covers on my Instagram for a while, but I'll post full covers and originals on my Patreon feed. I'll run polls on cover requests :) 
    • On a more casual note, I'll sometimes post about my non-music life and my hobbies. 
  • // Musicbox ... Be the first to hear my new songs!
    • Get access to my demos, songs-in-progress, and live cuts. I'll share songs and ideas I'm excited about that are not totally finished or polished enough to release.
  • // "Bookclub" Meetings ... Let's talk music!
    • Join my bi-weekly "bookclub" meetings. A bookclub, but with music! Every other week we'll pick an album to listen to. I'll write a review, and we'll set a time to meet online and talk about the music! Meetings will be more sporadic when I'm on tour, but I'll try my best to host regularly. 
  • // Sheet Music & Analysis ... Get all the dirty secrets! (just kidding, they're pretty tame) 
    • Transcriptions of my music, keyboard parts, string charts and more.
    • Want to hear the backstory of a song? You're in the right place. Expect old demos and deep cuts.
  • // Penpalz ... Join me on my travels! 
    • Postcards and polaroids from the road mailed to you!

Thank you for your support.
Your patronage allows me to focus more of my energy on creating, which in turn helps me share my passion with others. I love creating, so I deeply appreciate you helping me be more productive. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I love sharing my work with you! 
Tiers
Arigato!
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you for your support. You now have access to my Patreon Feed!
Inside Joke
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Now we'll have some inside jokes to laugh about! Get access to my Patreon Feed and: 

// Musicbox

// "Bookclub" Meetings

Inner Circle
$25 or more per month 7 patrons
Now you're in the inner circle. In addition to my Patreon Feed you're signing on for:

// Music Box

// "Bookclub" Meetings

// Sheet Music & Analysis

// Penpalz

Confidant
$100 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Woah, at this point your support is so substantial I'd call you a confidant. You now have access to my Patreon Feed plus: 

// Music Box 

// "Bookclub" Meetings

// Sheet Music & Analysis 

// Penpalz


AND!! 


// Advance Access + Extra Special

Advance access to new content whenever possible. Plus, extra-special exclusive content for you.

// Facetime

Let's talk online, half an hour each month. Your video-chat service of choice! You can also take a lesson with me on songwriting, singing, or piano during this time. 

Goals
$634 of $1,200 per month
When the page reaches $1,200 in monthly pledges, I will film my first narrative music video! AND, I'll include all my patrons names' in the credit roll at the end. 
This is a very modest budget for a music video, but I have an idea that could be executed within it. The video will be for a song off the full-length album I'm working on. 
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Hello!
My name is Courtney, and I'm the singer and keys player for Boston-based rock band, Bent Knee. I also release music as a solo artist, collaborate with other musicians, and do a bunch of other stuff as well! 

I'm starting this Patreon page as a place to share, and build a community.
I spend most of my life traveling and making music. A new song, an old song, a new place, a great show; there's a lot that I'd like to share with you. My goal is to make this a place for insights and sneak peaks you won't get elsewhere, as well as a fun place to talk music, and catch up on what's going on.

Your patronage helps me keep creating.   
Sometimes it directly funds my music making by paying for expenses like studio time, wages for other musicians and engineers, commissioning new art and video, and production costs for CD's and other goodies. It can put gas in my car to travel to a show, or help me run ads. Other times it will simply help me stay afloat as an artist. I can't work or teach as much while I'm on tour, and your support keeps me sane and from going bankrupt! 

Here's what you'll find in my Patreon page. 
  • Patreon Feed
    • Updates from shows, and some behind-the-scenes peeks.
    • Monthly vlog updates.
    • Q&A. Ask me about my music, writing, touring, etc.
    • Progress reports as I put together my full-length album. Aiming for a late 2018 or early 2019 release! 
    • Full videos! I've been posting short covers on my Instagram for a while, but I'll post full covers and originals on my Patreon feed. I'll run polls on cover requests :) 
    • On a more casual note, I'll sometimes post about my non-music life and my hobbies. 
  • // Musicbox ... Be the first to hear my new songs!
    • Get access to my demos, songs-in-progress, and live cuts. I'll share songs and ideas I'm excited about that are not totally finished or polished enough to release.
  • // "Bookclub" Meetings ... Let's talk music!
    • Join my bi-weekly "bookclub" meetings. A bookclub, but with music! Every other week we'll pick an album to listen to. I'll write a review, and we'll set a time to meet online and talk about the music! Meetings will be more sporadic when I'm on tour, but I'll try my best to host regularly. 
  • // Sheet Music & Analysis ... Get all the dirty secrets! (just kidding, they're pretty tame) 
    • Transcriptions of my music, keyboard parts, string charts and more.
    • Want to hear the backstory of a song? You're in the right place. Expect old demos and deep cuts.
  • // Penpalz ... Join me on my travels! 
    • Postcards and polaroids from the road mailed to you!

Thank you for your support.
Your patronage allows me to focus more of my energy on creating, which in turn helps me share my passion with others. I love creating, so I deeply appreciate you helping me be more productive. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I love sharing my work with you! 

Recent posts by Courtney Swain

Tiers
Arigato!
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
Thank you for your support. You now have access to my Patreon Feed!
Inside Joke
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Now we'll have some inside jokes to laugh about! Get access to my Patreon Feed and: 

// Musicbox

// "Bookclub" Meetings

Inner Circle
$25 or more per month 7 patrons
Now you're in the inner circle. In addition to my Patreon Feed you're signing on for:

// Music Box

// "Bookclub" Meetings

// Sheet Music & Analysis

// Penpalz

Confidant
$100 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Woah, at this point your support is so substantial I'd call you a confidant. You now have access to my Patreon Feed plus: 

// Music Box 

// "Bookclub" Meetings

// Sheet Music & Analysis 

// Penpalz


AND!! 


// Advance Access + Extra Special

Advance access to new content whenever possible. Plus, extra-special exclusive content for you.

// Facetime

Let's talk online, half an hour each month. Your video-chat service of choice! You can also take a lesson with me on songwriting, singing, or piano during this time.