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THE WHAT
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Turns out it wasn’t an April fool - #OneSongaWeek2 is a thing!

I guess the story begins in 2013 when I was touring the country and wondering what to do next.  With the first #OneSongaWeek still fresh in my brain, a little light bulb flickered...

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a subscription website, like Spotify but for artists? I could have used that to do #OneSongaWeek”.

Fast forward a few years and it turns out there is - Patreon! And you know what? I’m going to use it do to #OneSongaWeek!

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THE WHY
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There are umpteen reasons why I'm really excited about doing this (again), but here are a few:

• Output. I’m always writing songs but most of them don't get a chance to be heard.  The whole 'write 50 songs and put 10 on an album’ model has never sat well with me - it takes too long and it's over too soon. Maybe it makes complete sense for some artists, but not yours truly.

• Speaking of albums, I’m slowly working towards album 3 at the moment and while I do have a few ideas I've not settled on a name or a theme yet. Getting back in the weekly release saddle and engaging with a little community of trusted heads will help me figure that stuff out :)

• Routine. I’ve often said the best thing about #OneSongaWeek was that I knew exactly what I was doing for a year! Like most people, I’m healthiest and happiest when I have a plan.

• Stress etc. The thought of having a private community that only we can access makes me a lot less anxious - the only people reading the updates, seeing the silly videos, hearing the voice memos and judging the songs every week are you guys. No more overthinking every post or stressing about every note on the guitar! And SO WHAT if I want to upload 3 versions of the same song with an hours notice ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

• The last reason is pretty simple - this is just how I want to spend my time - writing songs for you lot.

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THE HOW
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Starting on May 3rd 2019 I’ll be releasing a new song every Friday!

If you'd like to get involved then happy days - there are a few different tiers with different rewards ranging from $5 a month for all the songs to $100 a month for all the trimmings.

Don't forget, all prices are in dollars - so at the time of writing this $5 = £3.80 and $10 = £7.60 etc.

List of Rewards:
- One Song a Week - the songs
- Voice Memos & Out-takes
- Lyrics & Chords PDF
- Merch discount'
- Monthly Online Hangout/Livestream
- Exclusive Care Package (monthly or quarterly)*
- #OneSongaWeek Membership Card"
- Birthday Card in the postº
- Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**
- Private Performance on Skype^

* Exclusive Care Package includes exclusive merch items not available to buy elsewhere + a hand written thank you note. Sent out monthly to VIP tier and quarterly to Deluxe tier. Please provide shipping address and clothing size upon subscription.

" #OneSongaWeek2 Membership card sent out with first Exclusive Care Package. Also available to low-tier subscribers for purchase.

º Birthday Card in the post. Upon sign up VIP’s will be prompted for their birthday and delivery address.

** Guestlist and Soundcheck for you and a friend. On very rare occasions (small cap shows and some supports) Gueslist & Soundcheck might not be possible, but every effort will be made and alternatives offered. Limited to 1 show a month.

^ Request a song on Skype. Limited to one a month.

' Merch discount - % depends on tier. For use on all items in the online shop.

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FAQ
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Will you still be releasing music on Spotify, Apple Music etc?
For sure! I'm slowly working towards another album and there'll be something out later this year.

But #OneSongaWeek2 won't be on Spotify, Apple and co?
I'm afraid not - #OneSongaWeek2 will be exclusive to Patreon. I might decide to put a few songs up retrospectively, but if you want to get involved when it's all happening this is the only way.

How do I access all the content?
As soon as you sign up you’ll get an email with all the information - I’d recommend using the Patreon app (for regular updates, chords/lyrics etc) and also making use of the RSS feed (so any songs, voice notes and audio files are downloaded instantly to your podcast app).

Tell me more about the content...
Much like the first rodeo I'll be releasing a song every Friday, except this time around I might throw in the occasional cover or an acoustic version of an old song (you can help with this by telling me what you want to hear). For the most part though, it'll be brand new original songs for your ears.

How much of the money comes to you?
Patreon take 5% of the total subscriptions + a small processing fee on each payment, but in their defence they do offer a cool service that’s nice and easy to use.

What happens with the money?
Some of it will go towards the project itself - I’d like to hire string quartet for example - and some of it will go towards releasing a proper record or whatever’s next in that sense.

How long will this last?
I wouldn’t like to say. Maybe 6 months? Maybe a year? Maybe indefinitely? I hope indefinitely to be honest - I've got some pretty bold ideas about doing #OneSongaWeek on another continent - but right now I just want to get back making music for people who enjoy it and see what happens.

When will I be charged?
You'll be charged on the 1st of every month, starting May 1st 2019 - so if you're reading this in April it won't cost you anything to sign up and have a look around. If you're reading this in May then you'll be charged from the moment you sign up (and are able to access content) and then on the first of every month thereafter.

When does it start?
I'll post a few updates from tour but the real fun starts in May - first song coming on Friday 3rd.

Can I cancel or pause my subscription if I'm low on funds?
Of course! Be sure to let us know and we'll do our best to keep you in the loop until funds return :)
Tiers
Basic
$5 or more per month

• One Song a Week

Standard
$10 or more per month

• One Song a Week 

• Lyric/Chord PDFs 

• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 10% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Hangout/Livestream


Deluxe
$20 or more per month

• One Song a Week
• Lyric/Chord PDFs
• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 20% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Hangout/Livestream

• Exclusive Merch* (quarterly)

• OSAW Membership Card"

VIP
$50 or more per month

• One Song a Week

• Lyric/Chord PDFs 

• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 30% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Online Hangout

• Birthday Card in the postº

• Exclusive Merch* (monthly)

• OSAW Membership Card"

• Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**

Super VIP
$100 or more per month

• One Song a Week
• Lyric/Chord PDFs
• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 40% Merch Discount'
• Monthly Online Hangout
• Birthday Card in the postº
• Exclusive Merch* (monthly)

• OSAW Membership Card"
• Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**

• Request a song on Skype^

———
THE WHAT
———
Turns out it wasn’t an April fool - #OneSongaWeek2 is a thing!

I guess the story begins in 2013 when I was touring the country and wondering what to do next.  With the first #OneSongaWeek still fresh in my brain, a little light bulb flickered...

“Wouldn’t it be great if there was a subscription website, like Spotify but for artists? I could have used that to do #OneSongaWeek”.

Fast forward a few years and it turns out there is - Patreon! And you know what? I’m going to use it do to #OneSongaWeek!

———
THE WHY
———
There are umpteen reasons why I'm really excited about doing this (again), but here are a few:

• Output. I’m always writing songs but most of them don't get a chance to be heard.  The whole 'write 50 songs and put 10 on an album’ model has never sat well with me - it takes too long and it's over too soon. Maybe it makes complete sense for some artists, but not yours truly.

• Speaking of albums, I’m slowly working towards album 3 at the moment and while I do have a few ideas I've not settled on a name or a theme yet. Getting back in the weekly release saddle and engaging with a little community of trusted heads will help me figure that stuff out :)

• Routine. I’ve often said the best thing about #OneSongaWeek was that I knew exactly what I was doing for a year! Like most people, I’m healthiest and happiest when I have a plan.

• Stress etc. The thought of having a private community that only we can access makes me a lot less anxious - the only people reading the updates, seeing the silly videos, hearing the voice memos and judging the songs every week are you guys. No more overthinking every post or stressing about every note on the guitar! And SO WHAT if I want to upload 3 versions of the same song with an hours notice ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

• The last reason is pretty simple - this is just how I want to spend my time - writing songs for you lot.

———
THE HOW
———

Starting on May 3rd 2019 I’ll be releasing a new song every Friday!

If you'd like to get involved then happy days - there are a few different tiers with different rewards ranging from $5 a month for all the songs to $100 a month for all the trimmings.

Don't forget, all prices are in dollars - so at the time of writing this $5 = £3.80 and $10 = £7.60 etc.

List of Rewards:
- One Song a Week - the songs
- Voice Memos & Out-takes
- Lyrics & Chords PDF
- Merch discount'
- Monthly Online Hangout/Livestream
- Exclusive Care Package (monthly or quarterly)*
- #OneSongaWeek Membership Card"
- Birthday Card in the postº
- Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**
- Private Performance on Skype^

* Exclusive Care Package includes exclusive merch items not available to buy elsewhere + a hand written thank you note. Sent out monthly to VIP tier and quarterly to Deluxe tier. Please provide shipping address and clothing size upon subscription.

" #OneSongaWeek2 Membership card sent out with first Exclusive Care Package. Also available to low-tier subscribers for purchase.

º Birthday Card in the post. Upon sign up VIP’s will be prompted for their birthday and delivery address.

** Guestlist and Soundcheck for you and a friend. On very rare occasions (small cap shows and some supports) Gueslist & Soundcheck might not be possible, but every effort will be made and alternatives offered. Limited to 1 show a month.

^ Request a song on Skype. Limited to one a month.

' Merch discount - % depends on tier. For use on all items in the online shop.

——
FAQ
——
Will you still be releasing music on Spotify, Apple Music etc?
For sure! I'm slowly working towards another album and there'll be something out later this year.

But #OneSongaWeek2 won't be on Spotify, Apple and co?
I'm afraid not - #OneSongaWeek2 will be exclusive to Patreon. I might decide to put a few songs up retrospectively, but if you want to get involved when it's all happening this is the only way.

How do I access all the content?
As soon as you sign up you’ll get an email with all the information - I’d recommend using the Patreon app (for regular updates, chords/lyrics etc) and also making use of the RSS feed (so any songs, voice notes and audio files are downloaded instantly to your podcast app).

Tell me more about the content...
Much like the first rodeo I'll be releasing a song every Friday, except this time around I might throw in the occasional cover or an acoustic version of an old song (you can help with this by telling me what you want to hear). For the most part though, it'll be brand new original songs for your ears.

How much of the money comes to you?
Patreon take 5% of the total subscriptions + a small processing fee on each payment, but in their defence they do offer a cool service that’s nice and easy to use.

What happens with the money?
Some of it will go towards the project itself - I’d like to hire string quartet for example - and some of it will go towards releasing a proper record or whatever’s next in that sense.

How long will this last?
I wouldn’t like to say. Maybe 6 months? Maybe a year? Maybe indefinitely? I hope indefinitely to be honest - I've got some pretty bold ideas about doing #OneSongaWeek on another continent - but right now I just want to get back making music for people who enjoy it and see what happens.

When will I be charged?
You'll be charged on the 1st of every month, starting May 1st 2019 - so if you're reading this in April it won't cost you anything to sign up and have a look around. If you're reading this in May then you'll be charged from the moment you sign up (and are able to access content) and then on the first of every month thereafter.

When does it start?
I'll post a few updates from tour but the real fun starts in May - first song coming on Friday 3rd.

Can I cancel or pause my subscription if I'm low on funds?
Of course! Be sure to let us know and we'll do our best to keep you in the loop until funds return :)

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Tiers
Basic
$5 or more per month

• One Song a Week

Standard
$10 or more per month

• One Song a Week 

• Lyric/Chord PDFs 

• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 10% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Hangout/Livestream


Deluxe
$20 or more per month

• One Song a Week
• Lyric/Chord PDFs
• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 20% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Hangout/Livestream

• Exclusive Merch* (quarterly)

• OSAW Membership Card"

VIP
$50 or more per month

• One Song a Week

• Lyric/Chord PDFs 

• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 30% Merch Discount'

• Monthly Online Hangout

• Birthday Card in the postº

• Exclusive Merch* (monthly)

• OSAW Membership Card"

• Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**

Super VIP
$100 or more per month

• One Song a Week
• Lyric/Chord PDFs
• Voice Memos & Out-takes

• 40% Merch Discount'
• Monthly Online Hangout
• Birthday Card in the postº
• Exclusive Merch* (monthly)

• OSAW Membership Card"
• Guestlist & Soundcheck (any show)**

• Request a song on Skype^