Dylan Sneed is creating new music every month exclusively on Patreon!
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My name's Dylan.


Every month I record and publish an original, unreleased song exclusively on this page. These are all songs that I've written. I'm playing all the instruments, setting up all the mics, and turning all the knobs. Do I have years and years of home recording experience? Nope. But with your help, I hope to gain a lot!

For years, the highway was my home.


Two areas where I DO have a lot of experience are touring and songwriting. I've toured as a musician off and on since 2002. I've been writing songs longer than that. You can listen to some of them here. After five records, hundreds of shows, and hundreds of thousands of miles across the US and Europe, I've found a new rhythm of life. 

We fell in love at a BBQ joint.


My wife and I met in Brooklyn, hitting it off on the dance floor at a Christmas party. Four years later we stuffed everything we could into a Dodge Grand Caravan and headed south to a little town called Hartsville to regroup and have a baby.

A family of makers.

Since our beautiful son was born, we often think about what values we want to pass on to him. His cultural inheritance, if you will. One of the chief among these is a passion for creativity. This is really the heart of this little project. 

I'm a little scared.


It's been a while since I've published a song.
It's been a while since I've used my home recording set up. I feel very exposed, very vulnerable. But I'm ready to learn and to put my work out there again. I kinda think I need to, or I might go a little crazy. And we wouldn't want that, would we?

What to expect.

    • Every month I will record and publish one song on this page.
    • I will also share other content (videos, blog posts, and more).
    • As we hit certain goals I'll be able to acquire better gear and software, helping me make more great content for you!
    • As this project evolves, I will add or modify membership tiers. Let me know if you have ideas!

About my membership tiers.

You may have noticed that I have listed three membership tiers at three different prices, but I'm offering the same benefits for each one. Have I lost my mind? Perhaps, but let me offer you my reasoning. In the past, I have perpetrated that most heinous sin in regards to crowdfunding projects: over-committing and under-delivering. It's ugly, but true. This time around I want to learn from my mistakes. As a husband and father with a full time job, I have only so much free time. But one song a month (along with the occasional blog post or video) is definitely doable, and I know I will give it my all!

Still, if some of you want to contribute more than $5 a month, I don't want to stop you! A few larger monthly pledges will help me more quickly achieve some of the goals I've listed at the top, which in turn will allow me more freedom to make more goodies for you! I figured, what if I let my audience decide how much to chip in instead of assigning an arbitrary value to this work? You follow me? Anyway, I'm gonna give this a shot, and I'll find out one way or another if setting up the tiers this way was a good idea or not. As my wife loves to say, "It's all research!"

Thank you!


Whether you've followed me for years, or you've never heard of me before today, thank you for reading all of this.
I know it's kinda long, but this really is more than just a song-of-the-month club to me. It feels like the next stage of my creative career. Any questions? Feel free to email me. If you decide to join, I hope you enjoy, and I hope it inspires your inner artist to get a little vulnerable and publish some creative work of your own!

Sincerely,
Dylan
dylansneed.com
Tiers
SMC (Song of the Month Club)
$5 or more per month

If you become a member, every month you'll receive the following:

  • A download of a previously unreleased song, written and recorded by Yours Truly
  • Access to Patreon exclusive blogs, videos, and more


SMC 10
$10 or more per month

This tier is exactly the same as the $5 tier. So why does it cost more? This tier (and the next one) are for those of you who have the means to throw in a little extra. Think of it as leaving a tip! For more, read About my membership tiers in the Overview section.

SMC 15
$15 or more per month

This tier is exactly the same as the $5 tier. So why does it cost more? This tier (and the previous one) are for those of you who have the means to throw in a little extra. Think of it as leaving a tip! For more, read About my membership tiers in the Overview section.

Goals
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GUITAR SETUPS
After we hit this goal, I'll be able to make sure my guitars are in top playing condition!
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Want to fast forward? Click here to get the gist. If you want the full story, read on!

My name's Dylan.


Every month I record and publish an original, unreleased song exclusively on this page. These are all songs that I've written. I'm playing all the instruments, setting up all the mics, and turning all the knobs. Do I have years and years of home recording experience? Nope. But with your help, I hope to gain a lot!

For years, the highway was my home.


Two areas where I DO have a lot of experience are touring and songwriting. I've toured as a musician off and on since 2002. I've been writing songs longer than that. You can listen to some of them here. After five records, hundreds of shows, and hundreds of thousands of miles across the US and Europe, I've found a new rhythm of life. 

We fell in love at a BBQ joint.


My wife and I met in Brooklyn, hitting it off on the dance floor at a Christmas party. Four years later we stuffed everything we could into a Dodge Grand Caravan and headed south to a little town called Hartsville to regroup and have a baby.

A family of makers.

Since our beautiful son was born, we often think about what values we want to pass on to him. His cultural inheritance, if you will. One of the chief among these is a passion for creativity. This is really the heart of this little project. 

I'm a little scared.


It's been a while since I've published a song.
It's been a while since I've used my home recording set up. I feel very exposed, very vulnerable. But I'm ready to learn and to put my work out there again. I kinda think I need to, or I might go a little crazy. And we wouldn't want that, would we?

What to expect.

    • Every month I will record and publish one song on this page.
    • I will also share other content (videos, blog posts, and more).
    • As we hit certain goals I'll be able to acquire better gear and software, helping me make more great content for you!
    • As this project evolves, I will add or modify membership tiers. Let me know if you have ideas!

About my membership tiers.

You may have noticed that I have listed three membership tiers at three different prices, but I'm offering the same benefits for each one. Have I lost my mind? Perhaps, but let me offer you my reasoning. In the past, I have perpetrated that most heinous sin in regards to crowdfunding projects: over-committing and under-delivering. It's ugly, but true. This time around I want to learn from my mistakes. As a husband and father with a full time job, I have only so much free time. But one song a month (along with the occasional blog post or video) is definitely doable, and I know I will give it my all!

Still, if some of you want to contribute more than $5 a month, I don't want to stop you! A few larger monthly pledges will help me more quickly achieve some of the goals I've listed at the top, which in turn will allow me more freedom to make more goodies for you! I figured, what if I let my audience decide how much to chip in instead of assigning an arbitrary value to this work? You follow me? Anyway, I'm gonna give this a shot, and I'll find out one way or another if setting up the tiers this way was a good idea or not. As my wife loves to say, "It's all research!"

Thank you!


Whether you've followed me for years, or you've never heard of me before today, thank you for reading all of this.
I know it's kinda long, but this really is more than just a song-of-the-month club to me. It feels like the next stage of my creative career. Any questions? Feel free to email me. If you decide to join, I hope you enjoy, and I hope it inspires your inner artist to get a little vulnerable and publish some creative work of your own!

Sincerely,
Dylan
dylansneed.com

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Tiers
SMC (Song of the Month Club)
$5 or more per month

If you become a member, every month you'll receive the following:

  • A download of a previously unreleased song, written and recorded by Yours Truly
  • Access to Patreon exclusive blogs, videos, and more


SMC 10
$10 or more per month

This tier is exactly the same as the $5 tier. So why does it cost more? This tier (and the next one) are for those of you who have the means to throw in a little extra. Think of it as leaving a tip! For more, read About my membership tiers in the Overview section.

SMC 15
$15 or more per month

This tier is exactly the same as the $5 tier. So why does it cost more? This tier (and the previous one) are for those of you who have the means to throw in a little extra. Think of it as leaving a tip! For more, read About my membership tiers in the Overview section.