Phil Circle and Guilt By Association Records are creating Empowered Artists and Fans (Record Label Co-op)
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patrons
Greetings! I'm Phil Circle. Welcome to the Patreon page for Guilt By Association Records. From here we can work together to empower you, the fan and patron, and the artists themselves. Every artist that signs with Guilt By Association Records is asked to bring in some patrons. This is their first step towards empowering themselves as entrepreneurs, and taking control of their own business. Then I work with people and services I already use to push the artist's work to outlets for radio play, reviews, interviews, and other related media attention. By my handling of this step, the artist is freed from the high level of rejection inherent in this business. This may be the biggest reason creatives don't like handling the business of music. There's about a 97% rejection rate. In fact, when more than 3% or music submissions are being accepted, that's considered great! With a more focused and meticulous approach, I manage as much as 8-12%. That's I handle this step. I'm used to it. I'm excited by business. And so are the people I work with.

After various outlets respond that they're interested in taking on an artist's music, writing about them, interviewing them, and the like, we forward that information to the artist. From this point forward, the artist can go about creating relationships with everyone who already loves their work! That's really all we do to succeed in this business; create relationships and nurture them. And now a bit more about me...

I'm a working professional musician and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist, who also teaches my craft to aspiring musicians and other working pros. I've been teaching since 1993 and playing professionally since 1986. I love everything about my work! Even the business-end of things is fascinating to me, especially now that independent artists like myself can thrive on their own. In fact, I've always been an advocate of the independent artist. And I've been doing this since before DIY or Indie were even in our vernacular. I founded Guilt By Association Records in 1994 to produce my own work. I have relationships all over the indie industry and with people and services that provide me the means to get things done efficiently and inexpensively. You'd be surprised how far a few hundred bucks can go in pushing one independent artist's career to a new level. Until recently, I was a one man operation. I now collaborate with several people to make this latest move possible. I'm also an author...

After years as a singer-songwriter-guitaristprivate music coach, and writer, I began to write the story of my journey so far; of my 30 years as an independent musician. In August of 2017, I published my book: The Outback Musician's Survival Guide: One Guy's Story of Surviving as an Independent Musician. Critics are loving it, and it was also recipient of a 2018 Readers' Favorite Book Award! I am delighted by the responses I'm receiving! People are finding inspiration in my story of survival! One critic called it a "celebration of what it means to be human." Indeed, this is the role of an artist. We are here to contend with the human condition. I love being able to make a living doing this. I want more people to enjoy this. You can empower this to happen...

I'm asking you to become involved because you, the listener, the fan, the patron of the arts, deserves to be empowered, too. I hear from every end of society the regular complaints about the mainstream record industry. And now, some streaming services are the target of criticism for their maltreatment of the artist where pay is concerned. It seems everyone is aware that musicians can get a raw deal. I don't believe this is necessary. By you becoming empowered to choose which artist to support, you can begin to be the change we all want. Once you're a patron, you become an advisor of sorts, if you wish. You'll be added to a private Facebook page where we present questions as to the expenditure of money and various other business questions. You're a stakeholder! I even collaborate with services that also empower the artist like Timbredio.com, seeking new beneficial opportunities for every artist I advocate for. And who's that? Well, frankly, it's every musical artist I know, generally. I've always been this way. But now, with Guilt By Association Records expanding like this, I'll be a dedicated advocate for every artist who joins our label co-op.

It is folks like yourself, and those we'll reach together, that make it possible for folks like myself and those I advocate for to continue working and creating. Thank you. On behalf of all of us. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you. You will have access to more of our work than the general public. You will enjoy access to me personally through the private group I've created for us to communicate directly about mine and the GBA community's work. You'll be able to ask pointed questions about the craft and business of music and even share your ideas about it! You'll be able to ask me more personal questions about my work as an artist or learn more than what my book tells. You'll receive copies of everything you help create and much that's already been created, even material nobody can find anywhere else!

Going on the responses I receive almost daily from people who enjoy or appreciate my work, I remain highly motivated and simply can't wait until the next day presents itself for me to go record another song, or coach a new student, or present a workshop, or write the next piece of entrepreneurial encouragement for all the musical artists out here looking for the right direction. I wake up looking forward to every day. I fervently hope that more musical artists can begin to live this way. I hope to offer an example of how it's possible. Your involvement is one more level of empowerment for you, the fan, and for every artist I represent or work with.
Tiers
Tipper
$1 or more per month

Now you can know you're tipping a musician all the time.


You're sending a message to the world;  Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.


  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 


  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.


All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.


  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.
Generous Tipper
$3 or more per month

You want to be noticed when you walk away from the tip jar.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.
Better Than A Venti Mocha
$6 or more per month

Trade in one specialty coffee a month...

Because it feels good to give!


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.


  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.
Silver Patron
$10 or more per month

For those who want to build something bigger...

It's Like Buying a CD Every Month, but with added variety.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.
Gold Patron
$15 or more per month

You Imagine A Better World.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.


  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.
Platinum Patron
$20 or more per month

You're Making A Better World.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!

  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.


  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.
The Entourage
$40 or more per month

You've Joined The Movement Away From The Mainstream... and have begun to influence the movement.


This is the in-crowd!


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.

  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

  • After six months as a patron at this level, you can request a house concert with Phil Circle.
Executive Producer
$120 or more per month

You Are The Movement Away From The Mainstream.


You are an influencer and have joined the big time.


You're sending a message to the world; I Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.

  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

  • After three months as a patron at this level, you can request a house concert with Phil Circle.
Goals
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To begin with, I want to thank you once again for putting your faith in me and my work. As goals are realized, I will continue to adjust my overall plans to complement current trends of success and augment the arc of my work. This includes my brand-specific work and that of Guilt By Association Records.

On-Going Goals Include:

• Develop and expand on Guilt By Association Records into a modern label that functions as a model for other independent labels. (Co-op started with domain and Facebook page) 

PROGRESS:Guilt By Association Records has signed its first artists and they are now being coached in the development of their respective careers. We are in the process of producing them and promoting them to various outlets.

•  Expand on my videos and blogs as a Music Coach and DIY Advocate to further encourage and educate aspiring and working musical artists. 

PROGRESS: Visit my YouTube page and check the In The Loop and Hey Coach! playlists. Visit circlesynthesis.com for blogs relating to multiple interests. 

•  Hire staff on a base salary plus commission basis.

PROGRESS: Through a collaboration with a driven young talent manager, I now have a part time assistant whose motivation is enhanced by his desire to learn the business of music and help build Guilt By Association Records into a larger entity. He is paid a fair wage plus commission.

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Greetings! I'm Phil Circle. Welcome to the Patreon page for Guilt By Association Records. From here we can work together to empower you, the fan and patron, and the artists themselves. Every artist that signs with Guilt By Association Records is asked to bring in some patrons. This is their first step towards empowering themselves as entrepreneurs, and taking control of their own business. Then I work with people and services I already use to push the artist's work to outlets for radio play, reviews, interviews, and other related media attention. By my handling of this step, the artist is freed from the high level of rejection inherent in this business. This may be the biggest reason creatives don't like handling the business of music. There's about a 97% rejection rate. In fact, when more than 3% or music submissions are being accepted, that's considered great! With a more focused and meticulous approach, I manage as much as 8-12%. That's I handle this step. I'm used to it. I'm excited by business. And so are the people I work with.

After various outlets respond that they're interested in taking on an artist's music, writing about them, interviewing them, and the like, we forward that information to the artist. From this point forward, the artist can go about creating relationships with everyone who already loves their work! That's really all we do to succeed in this business; create relationships and nurture them. And now a bit more about me...

I'm a working professional musician and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist, who also teaches my craft to aspiring musicians and other working pros. I've been teaching since 1993 and playing professionally since 1986. I love everything about my work! Even the business-end of things is fascinating to me, especially now that independent artists like myself can thrive on their own. In fact, I've always been an advocate of the independent artist. And I've been doing this since before DIY or Indie were even in our vernacular. I founded Guilt By Association Records in 1994 to produce my own work. I have relationships all over the indie industry and with people and services that provide me the means to get things done efficiently and inexpensively. You'd be surprised how far a few hundred bucks can go in pushing one independent artist's career to a new level. Until recently, I was a one man operation. I now collaborate with several people to make this latest move possible. I'm also an author...

After years as a singer-songwriter-guitaristprivate music coach, and writer, I began to write the story of my journey so far; of my 30 years as an independent musician. In August of 2017, I published my book: The Outback Musician's Survival Guide: One Guy's Story of Surviving as an Independent Musician. Critics are loving it, and it was also recipient of a 2018 Readers' Favorite Book Award! I am delighted by the responses I'm receiving! People are finding inspiration in my story of survival! One critic called it a "celebration of what it means to be human." Indeed, this is the role of an artist. We are here to contend with the human condition. I love being able to make a living doing this. I want more people to enjoy this. You can empower this to happen...

I'm asking you to become involved because you, the listener, the fan, the patron of the arts, deserves to be empowered, too. I hear from every end of society the regular complaints about the mainstream record industry. And now, some streaming services are the target of criticism for their maltreatment of the artist where pay is concerned. It seems everyone is aware that musicians can get a raw deal. I don't believe this is necessary. By you becoming empowered to choose which artist to support, you can begin to be the change we all want. Once you're a patron, you become an advisor of sorts, if you wish. You'll be added to a private Facebook page where we present questions as to the expenditure of money and various other business questions. You're a stakeholder! I even collaborate with services that also empower the artist like Timbredio.com, seeking new beneficial opportunities for every artist I advocate for. And who's that? Well, frankly, it's every musical artist I know, generally. I've always been this way. But now, with Guilt By Association Records expanding like this, I'll be a dedicated advocate for every artist who joins our label co-op.

It is folks like yourself, and those we'll reach together, that make it possible for folks like myself and those I advocate for to continue working and creating. Thank you. On behalf of all of us. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you. You will have access to more of our work than the general public. You will enjoy access to me personally through the private group I've created for us to communicate directly about mine and the GBA community's work. You'll be able to ask pointed questions about the craft and business of music and even share your ideas about it! You'll be able to ask me more personal questions about my work as an artist or learn more than what my book tells. You'll receive copies of everything you help create and much that's already been created, even material nobody can find anywhere else!

Going on the responses I receive almost daily from people who enjoy or appreciate my work, I remain highly motivated and simply can't wait until the next day presents itself for me to go record another song, or coach a new student, or present a workshop, or write the next piece of entrepreneurial encouragement for all the musical artists out here looking for the right direction. I wake up looking forward to every day. I fervently hope that more musical artists can begin to live this way. I hope to offer an example of how it's possible. Your involvement is one more level of empowerment for you, the fan, and for every artist I represent or work with.

Recent posts by Phil Circle and Guilt By Association Records

Tiers
Tipper
$1 or more per month

Now you can know you're tipping a musician all the time.


You're sending a message to the world;  Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.


  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 


  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.


All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.


  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.
Generous Tipper
$3 or more per month

You want to be noticed when you walk away from the tip jar.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.
Better Than A Venti Mocha
$6 or more per month

Trade in one specialty coffee a month...

Because it feels good to give!


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.


  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.
Silver Patron
$10 or more per month

For those who want to build something bigger...

It's Like Buying a CD Every Month, but with added variety.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.
Gold Patron
$15 or more per month

You Imagine A Better World.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of     Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.


  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.
Platinum Patron
$20 or more per month

You're Making A Better World.


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!

  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.


  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.
The Entourage
$40 or more per month

You've Joined The Movement Away From The Mainstream... and have begun to influence the movement.


This is the in-crowd!


You're sending a message to the world; Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer.

  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.

  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

  • After six months as a patron at this level, you can request a house concert with Phil Circle.
Executive Producer
$120 or more per month

You Are The Movement Away From The Mainstream.


You are an influencer and have joined the big time.


You're sending a message to the world; I Invest in the arts!


  • You'll be added to the private Facebook Community Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records. This makes you a stake holder, in essence, and allows you to become involved in the decisions and direction of Phil Circle's work with Guilt By Association Records. You are under no obligation to be involved.

  • You'll receive one track of Phil Circle's music every month. 

  • You'll receive one track from a featured GBA artist every month.

All tracks come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. You may, of course, ask for an MP3 if you prefer. 


  • You'll be an honorary member of the Guilt By Association Records Co-op with full access to all the resources that includes. Please request access. It will not be sent automatically.

  • You'll have full access at any time through links shared on the Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records page, to PDFs of Phil's blogs and features on the craft and business of music. Everything is provided through a Dropbox folder for Patrons of Phil Circle & GBA Records.

  • You receive discounts on select merchandise and new releases. You'll be notified whenever these are available.

  • You'll receive a personal thank you from a GBA artist when you join at this level.

  • You'll receive a copy of the book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide by Phil Circle in ebook format when you join.

  • You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage. Please request this benefit and provide a mailing address.

  • When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

  • After three months as a patron at this level, you can request a house concert with Phil Circle.