By Request: Here is a link if you'd like to support my music one-time without using the Patreon model: Leave Danny A Tip
If you didn't come here directly from my YouTube videos, you can check them out at http://www.youtube.com/dannyfong
Hey! Thanks so much for taking a moment to come to this page, Music: arranging, performing,and creating are passions of mine that I'm only able to continue doing thanks to YOUR support. My respect for supporters of the arts is unbounded.
Who I am:
I'm an musician, arranger, singer, and artist who has been creating YouTube videos consistently since 2008. I'm heavily influenced by vocal music (think Hi-Lo's, Singers Unlimited, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, Nancy Wilson, Ella.. lots of old stuff), jazz big band music, 60s and 70s soul, Motown, R&B, Funk, singer-songwriters, and folk music. As I discover more music that has shaped the past, I find new inspirations to cultivate my own own music-making on my online stage. You are my audience! In my early YouTube days I was focusing on view-chasing and people-pleasing and I've finally found a groove that expresses myself and my musical integrity.
In and outside of music, I'm a jack of all trades, master of none who has an enormous amount of love for the music I make and the people I interact with. I want to be a positive influence in your life as a creator and friend, and I welcome messages from anyone who wants to share thoughts and feelings about music or anything else you're passionate about.
What I'm doing:
While I continue to work toward bigger and better things with my vocal group Accent (patreon.com/accent), YouTube (along with a few other local musical jobs) is my job! We live in a modern age where creators of music and other content can make a living doing what we love, but only with the support of our Patrons! If you enjoy the music I make, please consider becoming a Patron. Just like tip jar at a local music gig, Patreon is one way us musicians can make a living (except my music doesn't have live crowd at music venues). I intend you continue bringing you a professional product that can musically enrich your life because all of the people I'll work with are a collection of independent professional musicians of whom you will likely never discover. Let me be your tour guide into new adventures, sounds, grooves and stories!
What are you signing up for?
Patrons are supporters of the arts who pledge an amount of money (1$, $5, etc) for each video that I release. Typically it's 1-2 each month. You can set a monthly maximum as well, $10 pledge and a $20 monthly maximum, means you only will support up to two videos each month.
Why would you want to support me?
With each pledge amount you have access to special rewards for each tier level. I want to be a creator that you're proud to support, and am happy to create custom rewards if there's something I can do outside of what I've already listed. (Customized messages? Social media shout-outs? Personal video conversations? Voice Lessons? Let's talk! I can always be reached through email ([email protected] or through a direct message on Patreon)
Becoming a Patron means you're supporting the making of a music you like and getting closer to an inner circle of musicians who appreciate this kind of music. You also get to observe how I live my life and establish a friendship or connection with me. I'm not a big shot looking to pocket some cash from fans, I'm a struggling musician who wants to create sounds and visuals for your viewing pleasure. I always want to hear from you!
I am a supporter of many other projects and live musicians and I know that it feels pretty good to support things that interest you, not to mention you'll always have a great story to tell, and new sounds to enjoy.
To sum it all up:
Music is one of the few languages I understand and with your help, I'm able to work freely and live a fulfilling life. The amount of hours I put into rehearsals and production, considering appropriate locations and researching costs, and coordinating availability of the other busy people who are willing to share their time with me, is likely unknown or overlooked by you, my online audience. I look forward to creating behind-the-scenes footage and sharing all of these experiences with you!
Every pledge makes a big difference to me and doesn't have to cost you more than a cup of coffee. A $3 pledge might seem meaningless alone, but fifty $3 pledges, once or twice a month can cover many of my production costs, which all come out of my pocket.
Asking or begging strangers for money is very difficult and I try to be upfront about everything I'm doing. I respectfully understand each person's choice to open their hearts to me. I look forward to connecting with many of you soon!
This music is free to the world, but is always intended for you, the Patrons. You're the reason I can continuously reevaluate myself and evolve through music.
If you have any thoughts, issues, propositions, etc. Please contact me!
Lots of love to everyone,