David J is creating ART
78

patrons

$486
per Creation / Event
"Ding dong!  The witch is dead!  Which old witch?  The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong!  The Wicked Witch is dead!"  

For artists, the old way of doing things is over.  No more big corporate record labels breathing down their necks.  No more contractual obligations tying their hands.  No more money grubbing middle men fleecing them of their just rewards.  However, along with the positive advantages of this new paradigm come certain challenges.  It is now down to the artist to raise financial support in order that he or she can survive and continue to create the work.  Patreon is the way of now and the future.  It is also a wonderful way for an artists' loyal supporters to be actively involved in the production of the art.  

Having used other 'crowd sourcing' platforms such as Kickstarter with a great deal of success, I have now decided to fully embrace this new revolutionary model with a view to making it my main creative hub.  I love the idea of being able to create some art, a new song recording say, and then make it instantly available.  To that end I want to set this up as a pay for 'Per Work' rather than the monthly option as I believe that this is the fairest way of going about it and is also a set up that will be best suited to my way of making art.  Patreon has a MONTHLY CAP, so for example, if you want the security of only EVER paying $5 a month maximum, because you don't want to think about it, and that's what your budget can afford, you can cap at $5.  That way it's like paying $5 a month, WITH the added advantage that if I do not post anything in a given month, you will be charged NOTHING.  And if I am really in the zone and being super prolific, you still only pay $5.  This way it's technically better for you and I won't feel like I'm taking advantage.  That's the last thing I want to do!  

I have a lot of ideas to make the whole process interesting.  Including 'the story behind the song'.  Either as a written piece or a little film.  There will be photos and films documenting the work process.  Videos.  Also, the occasional live interactive webcast + 'fly on the wall', 'watch me make theatre' etc. webcasts (for $10 & up patrons) and for top tier patrons ( $100 / $1000 ) personalized, one-off surprise rewards such original art work, personal phone calls, postcards, little surrealist gifts etc.  I will also occasionally perform requested covers via Skype.  I will also be releasing extensive archive material (studio demos, 'bedroom demos', out-takes, remixes, rehearsal sessions etc.) either as free downloads or as part of limited edition CD's.

Aside from these very limited special releases (which will sometimes include new material) which will be given away FREE to patrons, it is unlikely that I will be releasing actual physical CD's or vinyl any more as I see this platform as being more immediate, affordable and exciting.

It's all a big experiment but it feels so right!  Let's take a leap together!  Not a leap in the dark but a leap in the light!  


(Special thanks to my dear friend, Amanda Palmer for inspiration and template!)
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Creation / Event
33 patrons
"My world is your world!"  As a reward for coming on board I will send you a free download of my original cassette demo of 'No New Tale To Tell' ( Love and Rockets )
Pledge $3 or more per Creation / Event
17 patrons
You will get access to the patron-only feed, as above, plus you will also be DIRECTLY emailed keepable / playable / readable downloads of any content (PDFs, Mp3s, etc). Cheers!
Pledge $5 or more per Creation / Event
28 patrons
You will get all of the above, plus you'll be in the "random surprise" group. I will email you random surprises every once in a while, including blogs, poetry, prose, photos etc. Cheers!
Pledge $10 or more per Creation / Event
15 patrons
You will get all of the above, plus I will send you a special signed personal item for coming on board!
Pledge $50 or more per Creation / Event
4 of 50 patrons
You are lovely!  You will get all of the above + you will invited to attend a sound check if I play in your area. Much obliged! (Anyone who has already supported me on any of my past Kickstarter campaigns will receive a piece of original art from my 'Painted Pages' series.  Examples of which will be posted on my various sites. )
Pledge $100 or more per Creation / Event
2 of 30 patrons
(Inner circle - limited to 30) - You are an angel and cherished! You will get all of the above, including random surprises and webcasting, plus I will thank you personally via email or phone. You will have VIP access to ANY of my live shows / theatrical productions, readings, where we shall meet up either before or after the show. Cheers m' dears!
Pledge $1,000 or more per Creation / Event
0 of 5 patrons
(Limited to 5) You are stellar! You will get all of the above plus we will go for cocktails! I will play a solo acoustic show in your living room!I  (USA only) In addition I will send you one-off pieces of art work. You will also get a one-on-one Skype session with me where I will sing you a song, tell you a story and maybe even whisper sweet nothings in your on screen ear! Cheers, my darlings!
Goals
$486 of $2,000 per Creation / Event
1 of 1
"Ding dong!  The witch is dead!  Which old witch?  The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong!  The Wicked Witch is dead!"  

For artists, the old way of doing things is over.  No more big corporate record labels breathing down their necks.  No more contractual obligations tying their hands.  No more money grubbing middle men fleecing them of their just rewards.  However, along with the positive advantages of this new paradigm come certain challenges.  It is now down to the artist to raise financial support in order that he or she can survive and continue to create the work.  Patreon is the way of now and the future.  It is also a wonderful way for an artists' loyal supporters to be actively involved in the production of the art.  

Having used other 'crowd sourcing' platforms such as Kickstarter with a great deal of success, I have now decided to fully embrace this new revolutionary model with a view to making it my main creative hub.  I love the idea of being able to create some art, a new song recording say, and then make it instantly available.  To that end I want to set this up as a pay for 'Per Work' rather than the monthly option as I believe that this is the fairest way of going about it and is also a set up that will be best suited to my way of making art.  Patreon has a MONTHLY CAP, so for example, if you want the security of only EVER paying $5 a month maximum, because you don't want to think about it, and that's what your budget can afford, you can cap at $5.  That way it's like paying $5 a month, WITH the added advantage that if I do not post anything in a given month, you will be charged NOTHING.  And if I am really in the zone and being super prolific, you still only pay $5.  This way it's technically better for you and I won't feel like I'm taking advantage.  That's the last thing I want to do!  

I have a lot of ideas to make the whole process interesting.  Including 'the story behind the song'.  Either as a written piece or a little film.  There will be photos and films documenting the work process.  Videos.  Also, the occasional live interactive webcast + 'fly on the wall', 'watch me make theatre' etc. webcasts (for $10 & up patrons) and for top tier patrons ( $100 / $1000 ) personalized, one-off surprise rewards such original art work, personal phone calls, postcards, little surrealist gifts etc.  I will also occasionally perform requested covers via Skype.  I will also be releasing extensive archive material (studio demos, 'bedroom demos', out-takes, remixes, rehearsal sessions etc.) either as free downloads or as part of limited edition CD's.

Aside from these very limited special releases (which will sometimes include new material) which will be given away FREE to patrons, it is unlikely that I will be releasing actual physical CD's or vinyl any more as I see this platform as being more immediate, affordable and exciting.

It's all a big experiment but it feels so right!  Let's take a leap together!  Not a leap in the dark but a leap in the light!  


(Special thanks to my dear friend, Amanda Palmer for inspiration and template!)

Recent posts by David J

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Creation / Event
33 patrons
"My world is your world!"  As a reward for coming on board I will send you a free download of my original cassette demo of 'No New Tale To Tell' ( Love and Rockets )
Pledge $3 or more per Creation / Event
17 patrons
You will get access to the patron-only feed, as above, plus you will also be DIRECTLY emailed keepable / playable / readable downloads of any content (PDFs, Mp3s, etc). Cheers!
Pledge $5 or more per Creation / Event
28 patrons
You will get all of the above, plus you'll be in the "random surprise" group. I will email you random surprises every once in a while, including blogs, poetry, prose, photos etc. Cheers!
Pledge $10 or more per Creation / Event
15 patrons
You will get all of the above, plus I will send you a special signed personal item for coming on board!
Pledge $50 or more per Creation / Event
4 of 50 patrons
You are lovely!  You will get all of the above + you will invited to attend a sound check if I play in your area. Much obliged! (Anyone who has already supported me on any of my past Kickstarter campaigns will receive a piece of original art from my 'Painted Pages' series.  Examples of which will be posted on my various sites. )
Pledge $100 or more per Creation / Event
2 of 30 patrons
(Inner circle - limited to 30) - You are an angel and cherished! You will get all of the above, including random surprises and webcasting, plus I will thank you personally via email or phone. You will have VIP access to ANY of my live shows / theatrical productions, readings, where we shall meet up either before or after the show. Cheers m' dears!
Pledge $1,000 or more per Creation / Event
0 of 5 patrons
(Limited to 5) You are stellar! You will get all of the above plus we will go for cocktails! I will play a solo acoustic show in your living room!I  (USA only) In addition I will send you one-off pieces of art work. You will also get a one-on-one Skype session with me where I will sing you a song, tell you a story and maybe even whisper sweet nothings in your on screen ear! Cheers, my darlings!