Brian Ibbott is creating Coverville: Podcasts. Records. A Website. Everything.
141

patrons

$630
per month
Since I started Coverville back in 2004, it's moved from being a hobby to a full-time job. Working with labels and artists, helping develop cover albums for Coverville Records, finding the best music, and of course, producing a weekly show! All this means I get the pleasure of doing what I love, but as the cost of limiting other freelance obligations. This is where I need your help.

I want to keep doing all these things, but more importantly, I want them to get better and better. One cover album a year? NO! Let's do more! Interviews? Let's bring 'em back! A faster, bigger and more robust website with instant access to a cover database and a library of shows? Let's do it!

Coverville isn't just a podcast or a website, it's a community. There's a reason I try to make it feel like a fictional geographic location where all this stuff happens. It's the small town where you'll grab a coffee in a cafe where a cool indie band is playing their version of "Seven Nation Army". It's the bar on the outskirts of town where every night there's a new band that doesn't perform "Free Bird". It's the dusty old record store next to town square where the owner always has that new UK import of the single where the b-side is that amazing version of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond." And you're not just listeners, you're Citizens.

Thanks in advance for your support - I look forward to everything we can do together!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
38 patrons
Coverville Gas Stop

You're passing through town, and you just want to leave a monthly tip. I love it. Thank you! And sorry the Icee machine is down, would you like some Twinkies instead?
Pledge $5 or more per month
74 patrons
Coverville Weekender

In addition to my most genuine of thanks, you're also going to get Coverville Bonus Tracks: A regularly produced series of podcasts that aren't available to non-Patrons! Bonus Tracks episodes are where I can provide random types of shows that I just can't do on the main feed - shows where all the songs are different versions of the same song, shows based around a single word or concept, or interviews with colleagues and other Citizens! And, show off your Coverville support with the annual Coverville T-Shirt! Every year, I design a special Coverville T-Shirt that will get sent to you (available in sizes Small to XXL)! You'll also get added to the Invite-Only Facebook Coverville Citizens Group where we talk about all things music-related, and more!
Pledge $10 or more per month
19 patrons
Coverville Citizen

You've taken up residence in Coverville, and for that I thank you. You'll get all the stuff mentioned above (Bonus Tracks, the Invite-Only Facebook Group, and the Coverville T-Shirt), but since you've got an address here in Coverville, let's send even more stuff to it! How about a Coverville DVD, with all the episodes from the previous year on it? Also, a Coverville print, vandalized autographed to your liking, if you prefer! As long as you're a Patron at this level, you'll keep getting them too, every year! In addition, I want to hear your voice on the show: Contribute a recorded stinger for the show that I can play between songs in long music sets. You can even promote whatever you want. You're a Citizen after all! 
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
Coverville Key To The City

Not just a Citizen, you're a leader in the community! When you're not helping plan traffic lights and zoning for the town of Coverville, you're reaping the benefits of your support! Yes, yes, you get everything mentioned above (Bonus Tracks, the Facebook Group, the Coverville DVD and Print, the Coverville T-Shirt, and the opportunity to record a stinger for the show), but you'll also get to be a Guest of the Show: Help pick a set of songs for and/or guest on an episode of the show! And get a Coverville USB Drive with fan-favorite episodes (because a full-year's shows are just too jam-packed to fit, but that's why you've got a DVD, right?)
Goals
$630 of $1,000 per month
The Coverville site is the vessel of the podcast, and let's face it, we need a faster vessel. Hosting over a thousand shows, and home to a huge database of cover songs takes bandwidth, and using the shared hosting I've been using, the floorboards are creaking.  I'll use this money to move Coverville to its own dedicated server with my hosting provider, and make the whole thing move faster.
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Since I started Coverville back in 2004, it's moved from being a hobby to a full-time job. Working with labels and artists, helping develop cover albums for Coverville Records, finding the best music, and of course, producing a weekly show! All this means I get the pleasure of doing what I love, but as the cost of limiting other freelance obligations. This is where I need your help.

I want to keep doing all these things, but more importantly, I want them to get better and better. One cover album a year? NO! Let's do more! Interviews? Let's bring 'em back! A faster, bigger and more robust website with instant access to a cover database and a library of shows? Let's do it!

Coverville isn't just a podcast or a website, it's a community. There's a reason I try to make it feel like a fictional geographic location where all this stuff happens. It's the small town where you'll grab a coffee in a cafe where a cool indie band is playing their version of "Seven Nation Army". It's the bar on the outskirts of town where every night there's a new band that doesn't perform "Free Bird". It's the dusty old record store next to town square where the owner always has that new UK import of the single where the b-side is that amazing version of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond." And you're not just listeners, you're Citizens.

Thanks in advance for your support - I look forward to everything we can do together!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
38 patrons
Coverville Gas Stop

You're passing through town, and you just want to leave a monthly tip. I love it. Thank you! And sorry the Icee machine is down, would you like some Twinkies instead?
Pledge $5 or more per month
74 patrons
Coverville Weekender

In addition to my most genuine of thanks, you're also going to get Coverville Bonus Tracks: A regularly produced series of podcasts that aren't available to non-Patrons! Bonus Tracks episodes are where I can provide random types of shows that I just can't do on the main feed - shows where all the songs are different versions of the same song, shows based around a single word or concept, or interviews with colleagues and other Citizens! And, show off your Coverville support with the annual Coverville T-Shirt! Every year, I design a special Coverville T-Shirt that will get sent to you (available in sizes Small to XXL)! You'll also get added to the Invite-Only Facebook Coverville Citizens Group where we talk about all things music-related, and more!
Pledge $10 or more per month
19 patrons
Coverville Citizen

You've taken up residence in Coverville, and for that I thank you. You'll get all the stuff mentioned above (Bonus Tracks, the Invite-Only Facebook Group, and the Coverville T-Shirt), but since you've got an address here in Coverville, let's send even more stuff to it! How about a Coverville DVD, with all the episodes from the previous year on it? Also, a Coverville print, vandalized autographed to your liking, if you prefer! As long as you're a Patron at this level, you'll keep getting them too, every year! In addition, I want to hear your voice on the show: Contribute a recorded stinger for the show that I can play between songs in long music sets. You can even promote whatever you want. You're a Citizen after all! 
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
Coverville Key To The City

Not just a Citizen, you're a leader in the community! When you're not helping plan traffic lights and zoning for the town of Coverville, you're reaping the benefits of your support! Yes, yes, you get everything mentioned above (Bonus Tracks, the Facebook Group, the Coverville DVD and Print, the Coverville T-Shirt, and the opportunity to record a stinger for the show), but you'll also get to be a Guest of the Show: Help pick a set of songs for and/or guest on an episode of the show! And get a Coverville USB Drive with fan-favorite episodes (because a full-year's shows are just too jam-packed to fit, but that's why you've got a DVD, right?)