Daniel Deitrich is creating Songs and a Podcast
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patrons

It's a rough world, but there's also beauty and goodness to be found in unexpected places. I hope my music, in some small way, adds to the Goodness and Beauty side of things. Let's tip the scales together.

But first, what is this Patreon thing?

There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a musician and songwriter. The tools to create, record, and reach an audience have been democratized, but it is increasingly difficult to make money as an artist. I didn't get into music to strike it rich, but it takes money to put quality work out into the world (gear, producers, studio time, mixing, mastering, video shoots - it adds up QUICKLY).

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love. It lets you say, hey, what you're putting out into the world is valuable to me. You choose a monthly tier that's right for your budget ($2 to $50 or more) and receive rewards in return. Though it's a slick new online platform, the idea of patronage isn't new at all. For centuries people have been directly supporting artists so they can continue to paint/compose/create.

Here's a quick vid from Patreon that explains it well.

What will we make together?
 Songs a podcast.

Songs. I've got a new batch of songs that I've begun to record in my home studio. I think they're pretty rad. A couple are getting back to my roots: heavy Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, Pedro The Lion vibes. Others are more Americana Pop, like Tom Petty meets The Killers. Really fun. And - no surprise - a couple slow, haunting, slightly depressing tunes. Melancholy is my happy place.

To take these songs to the next level, I've got a short list of producers I'd really like to work with. The sooner we have the funds to pay for the producer, studio time, mixing, mastering, etc., the sooner we can make this happen. Even these demoes have a bit of magic though so I'll be releasing them here for Patrons only.

Podcast. My friend, Michael Yoder, and I just started a podcast called Future Obsession. Each episode, with the help of some pretty incredible guests, we'll introduce you to an off-the-radar band or artist that you absolutely NEED to hear. If you're a Patron you'll be able to submit questions for our guests!

Let's do this. I quite literally can't do this without you - and I've learned the past few years that I wouldn't want to do it without you. Writing and recording and creating can be really lonely and difficult. You supporting my work means so, so much to me. Thank you for supporting me specifically and for supporting art in general. You're awesome.
Tiers
Gas Station Coffee Level
$2 or more per month
For the price of a cup of old, burned, gas station coffee...


You are funding the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world. You're awesome.


In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, be able to submit a question for our podcast interviews*, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude.


*we can't guarantee your question will be used in the episode but we'll sure try!

Pour Over Coffee Level
$5 or more per month
For the price of a cup of fair-trade, hipster pour-over coffee...


You are a person of refined taste and class. You are funding, in a most substantial way, the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world. 


In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, be able to submit a question for our podcast interviews*, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude conveyed through 30 seconds of uninterrupted eye contact. 


*we can't guarantee your question will be used in the episode but we'll sure try!

Whole Bean Level
$10 or more per month
You like your coffee whole-bean and your music independent. I respect that.


Access to everything, if you submit a podcast interview question it will definitely be asked*, PLUS, you're on the guest list at any and all live shows. I can't thank you enough. Your generosity inspires me. 


*the response to your question might appear in a Patron Only download if not the actual episode. 

Five-Pound Level
$50 or more per month
You could be spending your hard-earned money on unnecessarily large bags of coffee, but you're choosing to help me bring music and goodness to the world. I see you.


Not that you're in it for the perks, but you literally get anything I have to offer: Patron-Only posts, downloads, guest list at any and all live shows forever, plus your name in the liner notes of the next EP. 


Thank you, thank you, thank you.



It's a rough world, but there's also beauty and goodness to be found in unexpected places. I hope my music, in some small way, adds to the Goodness and Beauty side of things. Let's tip the scales together.

But first, what is this Patreon thing?

There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a musician and songwriter. The tools to create, record, and reach an audience have been democratized, but it is increasingly difficult to make money as an artist. I didn't get into music to strike it rich, but it takes money to put quality work out into the world (gear, producers, studio time, mixing, mastering, video shoots - it adds up QUICKLY).

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love. It lets you say, hey, what you're putting out into the world is valuable to me. You choose a monthly tier that's right for your budget ($2 to $50 or more) and receive rewards in return. Though it's a slick new online platform, the idea of patronage isn't new at all. For centuries people have been directly supporting artists so they can continue to paint/compose/create.

Here's a quick vid from Patreon that explains it well.

What will we make together?
 Songs a podcast.

Songs. I've got a new batch of songs that I've begun to record in my home studio. I think they're pretty rad. A couple are getting back to my roots: heavy Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, Pedro The Lion vibes. Others are more Americana Pop, like Tom Petty meets The Killers. Really fun. And - no surprise - a couple slow, haunting, slightly depressing tunes. Melancholy is my happy place.

To take these songs to the next level, I've got a short list of producers I'd really like to work with. The sooner we have the funds to pay for the producer, studio time, mixing, mastering, etc., the sooner we can make this happen. Even these demoes have a bit of magic though so I'll be releasing them here for Patrons only.

Podcast. My friend, Michael Yoder, and I just started a podcast called Future Obsession. Each episode, with the help of some pretty incredible guests, we'll introduce you to an off-the-radar band or artist that you absolutely NEED to hear. If you're a Patron you'll be able to submit questions for our guests!

Let's do this. I quite literally can't do this without you - and I've learned the past few years that I wouldn't want to do it without you. Writing and recording and creating can be really lonely and difficult. You supporting my work means so, so much to me. Thank you for supporting me specifically and for supporting art in general. You're awesome.

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Tiers
Gas Station Coffee Level
$2 or more per month
For the price of a cup of old, burned, gas station coffee...


You are funding the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world. You're awesome.


In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, be able to submit a question for our podcast interviews*, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude.


*we can't guarantee your question will be used in the episode but we'll sure try!

Pour Over Coffee Level
$5 or more per month
For the price of a cup of fair-trade, hipster pour-over coffee...


You are a person of refined taste and class. You are funding, in a most substantial way, the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world. 


In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, be able to submit a question for our podcast interviews*, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude conveyed through 30 seconds of uninterrupted eye contact. 


*we can't guarantee your question will be used in the episode but we'll sure try!

Whole Bean Level
$10 or more per month
You like your coffee whole-bean and your music independent. I respect that.


Access to everything, if you submit a podcast interview question it will definitely be asked*, PLUS, you're on the guest list at any and all live shows. I can't thank you enough. Your generosity inspires me. 


*the response to your question might appear in a Patron Only download if not the actual episode. 

Five-Pound Level
$50 or more per month
You could be spending your hard-earned money on unnecessarily large bags of coffee, but you're choosing to help me bring music and goodness to the world. I see you.


Not that you're in it for the perks, but you literally get anything I have to offer: Patron-Only posts, downloads, guest list at any and all live shows forever, plus your name in the liner notes of the next EP. 


Thank you, thank you, thank you.