Who Am I?For those who may not know me, I'm an artist from Los Angeles, CA. I produce. I rap. I draw. I score films. You may know me from Living Legends, G&E, 3MG and Grand Tapestry.
Why I Love to Create ArtI was 17 when I recorded " As They Pass" in Grouch's basement. At that point, it didn't matter whether I was flat broke, malnourished with no official place to live. Why? Because I was in heaven. I was making music! I was in love.
I knew what I wanted to do from a young age. I knew in the 6th grade. I wanted to make music and art. I wanted to write and draw. I wanted nothing else. 21 years after " As They Pass," I'm still as in love as I was at 12. Although now, the desire to heal people has become a part of my art mission. I want to change the way you feel. I want to let you know your not alone. I want to help you get clean, and I want to help you past the shackles of anxiety. And just as it was in 1996, I do EVERYTHING myself.
The Challenge of Being IndependentI used to pay my bills with CD sales. It was my most reliable income for many years. But once the digital revolution took its course, you could imagine, artists like me, lost a reliable revenue stream. I hope streaming services will one day pay us royalties we deserve, but I can't afford to wait for that day. I've never had a label, or even a team of people working for me. I've had a couple amazing people walk with me through the years, but have never been able to KEEP people on because money has never been steady enough. (Shout out to my brother Eamon)
BUT, somehow I've survived, and thrived, and am making some of my favorite music and art to date. How is that possible?? YOU ! My family. My people. I've used the digital world to get closer to you. To reach out directly to people who care about what I create. And every time I reach out, you guys respond. And although these bursts of support help me tremendously, this is a way to create some stability for me through your monthly support.
With the support you guys give me here, I can spend time creating, without worrying about how I'm going to make it through the month financially. I can get videos made, order new merch, give my albums a chance to be heard with proper promotional push. It also gives me another opportunity to offer supporters something unique and personal from me.
How Your Support Benefits You as Patrons (Rewards)As a $5 a month supporter, you will get a new song each month. At the end of the year, every year, you'll have a 12 song album that no one else will. Only my support team. It might be an instrumental, it might be a song, might be a movie score, I won't know till I make it!
I will also be holding a live video chat for supporters only, once a month, where we can talk about anything we want, AND I will draw an 11x14 piece once a month, scan it, and send every one a high res image that you can print out and frame if you wanted. Only my Patrons will get it.
Now of course, if any of you felt you could help me out with more than $5 a month, please feel free. That would be amazing!
For those who could afford $25 or up a month, you will get everything mentioned above, plus a spot on my guest list for any show, anytime, for as long as your a supporter. For those who can pledge $50 and up, you get all of the above, plus a phone call once a month with me, to talk about life for a bit, or whatever you feel!
I've said this before, and I mean it, YOU are my lifeline! YOU guys allow me to continue chasing my dreams. This support will bring me stability, something I've never had as an indie-underground artist, and hopefully it will bring you joy in return.
Hope to see you join my team... Love you guys !
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
When will I get charged? Patrons get charged the first of the month. Starting in July, you will be automatically charged the amount you pledge as soon as you join. Then on the following month, you will be charged on the first moving forward. So if you become a Raven on July 27, you will be charged $10 for that month. On August 1, you will be charged $10 for the month of August.
How do I get access to older art pieces and songs from previous months? Only 3 month's worth of art pieces and songs will be available for $5 and $10 tiers at any given time. If you want to get access to the entire archive, you will need to be in a $15 and up tier. You only need to do this for one month, then you can easily move down to a $5 or $10 tier to continue getting new art and songs each month.
When will the new song and print drop? The 4th of the month.
Can I cancel any time? Yes, you can cancel or adjust your pledge amount for any reason at any time.
How does the guest list for shows work? As long as you're an Owl member, you can get on the guest list of any show I'm performing at. There might be an occasional show this won't work for, such as big festivals where I don't have a huge guest list, either way, Id let you know! Just send an email to [email protected] when the show you want to attend is coming up.
When do monthly phone calls take place? For my Phoenix members, monthly phone calls are scheduled the first week of the month.
When are Crowcasts released each month? New podcasts will drop around the middle of each new month.