My name is Doug Perry, and let's be honest: I'm asking you to pay me to have fun.
I'm a professional percussionist, and I enjoy playing a lot of different kinds of music with lots of different people. Sometimes I'm in the percussion section of a symphony orchestra, sometimes I'm rocking out on stage with a band, and sometimes I'm setting the mood at a cocktail party with a jazz group. When I'm not doing that, I'm teaching at a local university, helping young music students become professionals themselves. It's an exciting lifestyle, and I think I'm very fortunate to be a part of it!
That being said, there are lots of things I love that are not a part of my professional life, such as video games and video game music, writing and arranging music, and making silly YouTube videos. These are all things I do for fun, but I don't make money from. That's why I'm here!
Why should I use Patreon to give you money?As a professional musician, my lifestyle is spontaneous and erratic. I'm always getting ideas for pieces to write, or fun videos to make, but I have a hard time committing to those ideas under the pressures of my profession. I want to use Patreon to give my listeners a direct platform to show their support, and encourage me to create more original content. This would include things like:
- Writing original music in a variety of different styles and genres
- Making covers and arrangements of popular and video game music
- Creating music videos for my music, as well as percussion repertoire
- Making vlogs, educational videos, and other silly ideas
These are all things I do for fun, and want to do more of. By supporting me on Patreon, you're letting me know that they are fun for you as well!
That's great and all, but where does the money go?When I make music and videos, I use all of my own equipment and do everything on my own. By supporting me on Patreon, I can put this money towards:
- Better recording equipment
- Better video equipment
- Better hardware and software for producing music and videos
- Collaborating with other professionals to make higher-quality products
Okay, I'll help you out. How does this all work?First of all: Thank you thank you thank you thank you! By pledging, you are choosing to donate an amount of your choice per song or video I upload. You can also choose to set a monthly limit, so that you never go over a certain amount per month. You can also withdraw your pledge at any time. Any little bit helps, and I greatly appreciate anything you are willing to give!
Below, you can find various pledge levels that include rewards to my patrons. At first, I won't have very many, but as time goes on, I may add more.
Thank you so much for visiting my Patreon page. I'm excited to create more original content and share it with the world!