FRETMONKEY RECORDS is creating the MOST PROGRESSIVE record label in the guitar world!
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patron

$4
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Have you heard about the record label founded by 22 artists across the world whose mission is to create an artist community for themselves and DIY musicians everywhere? Neither have we...until now.  Welcome to FRETMONKEY RECORDS. 

FRETMONKEY™ RECORDS initially formed in late 2015 as an audio and music video production studio in Conway, Arkansas. However, it was an inspired vision of uniting talented musicians across the globe as an artist community that led to the unique formation of FRETMONKEY™ RECORDS – the record label. What we found were 22 award-winning and notable musicians representing 10 countries who felt exactly the same way. The concept evolved and our efforts resulted in an innovative artist community who create opportunities for one another and inform the day-to-day operation of the record label. Founding members include Don Alder (winner of all top guitar competitions in the world), Gary Lutton (winner of the UK-based televised competition Guitar Star), Jake Hertzog (winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition), Manan Gupta (winner of the prestigious Lee Reitner’s Six String Theory Competition), Travis Bowman (winner of the national Ernie Ball Acoustic Prodigy contest and Arkansas Fingerstyle Guitar Champion), Kevin Blake Goodwin, Justin St- Pierre and Jamie Dupuis (winners of the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition), and Ali Deniz Kardelen (Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar champion). The label also represents acclaimed musicians including Adrian Bellue, Jacob Quistgaard, Adam Crossman, Aaron Edward, Haythem Mohammed, Raf Qu, Oscar Mendez, Geordie Little, Anthony Troy, Joseph Lyle, Dan Merritt, Kris Schulz, and singer-songwriter acoustic pop sensation artist Tyler Sellers.

To move our mission forward to create opportunities for all musicians, our debut of FRETMONKEY NATION, was developed and launched in September 2017. The musician-centered social media platform was designed to increase artists’ YouTube subscribers, arguably the most prominent metric used in the music industry for bookings to label offers. FRETMONKEY NATION is our contribution to help solving this issue for ALL musicians. Like FRETMONKEY RECORDs, we wanted to bring artists together as a community across musical genres, and create a platform for all to share great music. Fans and users can easily subscribe to artists’ YouTube channel directly from the post. Additional features such as commenting, sharing posts to Facebook and Twitter, rating posts, and filtering posts by popularity (views, likes, etc) are also features found on the site. The platform is completely free and offers options for artists’ wanting to advertise their music, events, album releases, and related works. FRETMONKEY NATION forwards our vision to be “the most progressive record label in the guitar world!” 

To date, FRETMONKEY RECORDS is ran by a small group of die-hard volunteers and musicians who oversee the day-to-day operation of the label, social media sites, and services. We hope you will join us and the many FRETMONKEY community of artists as we usher in the next big thing in the music industry. It truly takes a village…and financial support. We would be deeply honored for you to be our Patron on Patreon. Thanks in advance for your support. Keep plucking!

Tiers
FRETMONKEY FRIENDS
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Show your love for FRETMONKEY by becoming  a FRETMONKEY friend! Unlock exclusive content and join the FRETMONKEY community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Early access digital downloads of selected originals and cover songs before they are released to the  public. 
FRETMONKEY SUPPORTER
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, we are glad you like us! 
  • Receive access to the Activity Feed, and exclusive behind-the scenes photos and exclusive content. 
  • Plus all previous rewards! 


PLAYERS
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you are a serious guitar connoisseur, you will not want to miss this!  Get the highest-quality versions of our work.
  • Get one free tablature a month!
  • Plus all previous rewards
MONKEY BARREL (BEST VALUE)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 It's the best deal ever!!! 


  • You get access to behind-the-scenes information including new artists, early access info about live events. 
  • Get one digital download of our compilation CD immediately and one digital download of a FRETMONKEY  artist album every quarter.
  • YOUR NAME will be listed as one of our sponsors on our FRETMONKEY RECORDS website. 
  • Receive 25% all FRETMONKEY Merchandise (exludes shipping)
  • Plus all previous rewards
FRETMONKEY ANGEL
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, what can we say? We are so appreciative of your monthly commitment to our vision!!! To personally thank you, we would like to send you a FRETMONKEY FRETMONKEY t-shirt immediately and new merchandise every quarter!  This is in addition to all previous rewards!
FRETMONKEY ARCHANGEL
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! THANK YOU for helping us bring our vision to life!!!! 


To personally thank you, we would like to send you a FRETMONKEY RECORDS zip-up hoodie (labeled artist edition) immediately (currently reserved for FRETMONKEY labeled artists only)! In addition, we would like to send you a plaque annually in recognition of your support (upon your anniversary) and place your pic on our website! This is in addition to all other rewards! 


THANK YOU!!!

Goals
$4 of $500 per month
With the rapid expansion of products and services, and the exorbitant cost associated with artist promotion, our first goal is to secure $500 a month in commitments from supporters to defray costs associated with FRETMONKEY NATION.  No amount is too small and we GREATLY appreciate all of our fans and supporters!
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Have you heard about the record label founded by 22 artists across the world whose mission is to create an artist community for themselves and DIY musicians everywhere? Neither have we...until now.  Welcome to FRETMONKEY RECORDS. 

FRETMONKEY™ RECORDS initially formed in late 2015 as an audio and music video production studio in Conway, Arkansas. However, it was an inspired vision of uniting talented musicians across the globe as an artist community that led to the unique formation of FRETMONKEY™ RECORDS – the record label. What we found were 22 award-winning and notable musicians representing 10 countries who felt exactly the same way. The concept evolved and our efforts resulted in an innovative artist community who create opportunities for one another and inform the day-to-day operation of the record label. Founding members include Don Alder (winner of all top guitar competitions in the world), Gary Lutton (winner of the UK-based televised competition Guitar Star), Jake Hertzog (winner of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition), Manan Gupta (winner of the prestigious Lee Reitner’s Six String Theory Competition), Travis Bowman (winner of the national Ernie Ball Acoustic Prodigy contest and Arkansas Fingerstyle Guitar Champion), Kevin Blake Goodwin, Justin St- Pierre and Jamie Dupuis (winners of the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition), and Ali Deniz Kardelen (Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar champion). The label also represents acclaimed musicians including Adrian Bellue, Jacob Quistgaard, Adam Crossman, Aaron Edward, Haythem Mohammed, Raf Qu, Oscar Mendez, Geordie Little, Anthony Troy, Joseph Lyle, Dan Merritt, Kris Schulz, and singer-songwriter acoustic pop sensation artist Tyler Sellers.

To move our mission forward to create opportunities for all musicians, our debut of FRETMONKEY NATION, was developed and launched in September 2017. The musician-centered social media platform was designed to increase artists’ YouTube subscribers, arguably the most prominent metric used in the music industry for bookings to label offers. FRETMONKEY NATION is our contribution to help solving this issue for ALL musicians. Like FRETMONKEY RECORDs, we wanted to bring artists together as a community across musical genres, and create a platform for all to share great music. Fans and users can easily subscribe to artists’ YouTube channel directly from the post. Additional features such as commenting, sharing posts to Facebook and Twitter, rating posts, and filtering posts by popularity (views, likes, etc) are also features found on the site. The platform is completely free and offers options for artists’ wanting to advertise their music, events, album releases, and related works. FRETMONKEY NATION forwards our vision to be “the most progressive record label in the guitar world!” 

To date, FRETMONKEY RECORDS is ran by a small group of die-hard volunteers and musicians who oversee the day-to-day operation of the label, social media sites, and services. We hope you will join us and the many FRETMONKEY community of artists as we usher in the next big thing in the music industry. It truly takes a village…and financial support. We would be deeply honored for you to be our Patron on Patreon. Thanks in advance for your support. Keep plucking!

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Tiers
FRETMONKEY FRIENDS
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Show your love for FRETMONKEY by becoming  a FRETMONKEY friend! Unlock exclusive content and join the FRETMONKEY community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to a feed of patron-only content
  • Early access digital downloads of selected originals and cover songs before they are released to the  public. 
FRETMONKEY SUPPORTER
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, we are glad you like us! 
  • Receive access to the Activity Feed, and exclusive behind-the scenes photos and exclusive content. 
  • Plus all previous rewards! 


PLAYERS
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
If you are a serious guitar connoisseur, you will not want to miss this!  Get the highest-quality versions of our work.
  • Get one free tablature a month!
  • Plus all previous rewards
MONKEY BARREL (BEST VALUE)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 It's the best deal ever!!! 


  • You get access to behind-the-scenes information including new artists, early access info about live events. 
  • Get one digital download of our compilation CD immediately and one digital download of a FRETMONKEY  artist album every quarter.
  • YOUR NAME will be listed as one of our sponsors on our FRETMONKEY RECORDS website. 
  • Receive 25% all FRETMONKEY Merchandise (exludes shipping)
  • Plus all previous rewards
FRETMONKEY ANGEL
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, what can we say? We are so appreciative of your monthly commitment to our vision!!! To personally thank you, we would like to send you a FRETMONKEY FRETMONKEY t-shirt immediately and new merchandise every quarter!  This is in addition to all previous rewards!
FRETMONKEY ARCHANGEL
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow! THANK YOU for helping us bring our vision to life!!!! 


To personally thank you, we would like to send you a FRETMONKEY RECORDS zip-up hoodie (labeled artist edition) immediately (currently reserved for FRETMONKEY labeled artists only)! In addition, we would like to send you a plaque annually in recognition of your support (upon your anniversary) and place your pic on our website! This is in addition to all other rewards! 


THANK YOU!!!