Goh Nakamura is creating Music
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patrons

Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page!

I'm an independent artist who has been putting work out without the help of a label for the past 14 years. 

Music is always the anchor to my work, but here are some examples of the kinds of projects I've created and roles I've played:

I released my first album independently in 2003, burning cd-r's one at a time from my computer and selling them at shows.  I released my 2nd album in 2008 and decided to make it a free download as an experiment.  I'm still not quite sure how many people have heard my music, but every once in awhile I have someone tell me they've heard it- and sometimes they even tell me that it helped them get through a rough patch.  I'm so moved and thankful for that.  It was a successful experiment in that sense.

Fast forward a decade, and the landscape has changed drastically for both listeners and creators.  It's now easier than ever to immediately share with fans anything that I create, and give a glimpse of how I create it.  We have new ways to distribute, fund, consume and experience music. These are all exciting, but we have no idea where any of this goes—what will work, what won’t. 

The one constant is that I need to continually shift the way I make a living as an artist, and this is the next experiment/evolution.  While I've done Kickstarters in the past and those were great, they are sporadic and can be exhausting, without a guarantee that I can financially support my writing and music after the campaign ends. On this platform, I can be held accountable to continuously create music/videos/lessons/inspirations for my patrons month after month, year after year. I'm hoping you'll join me in this next step and support my next phase as a musician/artist.

I don’t know if this is something I can figure out by myself— but I'm excited to try and explore this with you and figure it out together. I’m willing to share and this Patreon is an opportunity to see who wants to come along with me.  Are you in?
Tiers
Coffee
$1 or more per month
This will keep me caffeinated and warm knowing that I have your support!  Thank you.  This level will give you access to my Patron only feed (live streams and more!)  Also, I'll give access to my works in progress and demos.  A ton of music.  Oh, how about inclusion in the liner notes on all future Patreon funded releases (unless you want to be anonymous)  History!
Beer
$5 or more per month
All the above, plus digital access to my secret vault of unreleased songs (and all my released music too)  Be the first to hear my new songs as well as the creative process behind them.  Huzzah!
Lunch
$10 or more per month
I like lunch.  We gotta eat, right?  What's for lunch?  Delicious Tacos for your ears.  


All the above, plus a special $10+ tier webcast show and Q&A.  I'll play some music, and we'll talk and hangout. Shama lama ding dong!

Fine Diner
$25 or more per month
All the above, plus I'll send you a zine that I will write and staple by hand. 
Jingle Love
$50 or more per month
Thank you for supporting me at this level.  You're helping me survive.  All the above, plus a 15-30 second jingle I will write for you or someone you'd like to send it to.  (*must be a patron for at least 2 months to unlock this tier)
Executive Producer of NAKAMURA SONG CO.
$100 or more per month
All the above, plus a monthly personal song written for you or someone you'd like to send it to!
Goals
41 of 50 patrons
Gets me closer to releasing my next album!
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Hi, and welcome to my Patreon page!

I'm an independent artist who has been putting work out without the help of a label for the past 14 years. 

Music is always the anchor to my work, but here are some examples of the kinds of projects I've created and roles I've played:

I released my first album independently in 2003, burning cd-r's one at a time from my computer and selling them at shows.  I released my 2nd album in 2008 and decided to make it a free download as an experiment.  I'm still not quite sure how many people have heard my music, but every once in awhile I have someone tell me they've heard it- and sometimes they even tell me that it helped them get through a rough patch.  I'm so moved and thankful for that.  It was a successful experiment in that sense.

Fast forward a decade, and the landscape has changed drastically for both listeners and creators.  It's now easier than ever to immediately share with fans anything that I create, and give a glimpse of how I create it.  We have new ways to distribute, fund, consume and experience music. These are all exciting, but we have no idea where any of this goes—what will work, what won’t. 

The one constant is that I need to continually shift the way I make a living as an artist, and this is the next experiment/evolution.  While I've done Kickstarters in the past and those were great, they are sporadic and can be exhausting, without a guarantee that I can financially support my writing and music after the campaign ends. On this platform, I can be held accountable to continuously create music/videos/lessons/inspirations for my patrons month after month, year after year. I'm hoping you'll join me in this next step and support my next phase as a musician/artist.

I don’t know if this is something I can figure out by myself— but I'm excited to try and explore this with you and figure it out together. I’m willing to share and this Patreon is an opportunity to see who wants to come along with me.  Are you in?

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Tiers
Coffee
$1 or more per month
This will keep me caffeinated and warm knowing that I have your support!  Thank you.  This level will give you access to my Patron only feed (live streams and more!)  Also, I'll give access to my works in progress and demos.  A ton of music.  Oh, how about inclusion in the liner notes on all future Patreon funded releases (unless you want to be anonymous)  History!
Beer
$5 or more per month
All the above, plus digital access to my secret vault of unreleased songs (and all my released music too)  Be the first to hear my new songs as well as the creative process behind them.  Huzzah!
Lunch
$10 or more per month
I like lunch.  We gotta eat, right?  What's for lunch?  Delicious Tacos for your ears.  


All the above, plus a special $10+ tier webcast show and Q&A.  I'll play some music, and we'll talk and hangout. Shama lama ding dong!

Fine Diner
$25 or more per month
All the above, plus I'll send you a zine that I will write and staple by hand. 
Jingle Love
$50 or more per month
Thank you for supporting me at this level.  You're helping me survive.  All the above, plus a 15-30 second jingle I will write for you or someone you'd like to send it to.  (*must be a patron for at least 2 months to unlock this tier)
Executive Producer of NAKAMURA SONG CO.
$100 or more per month
All the above, plus a monthly personal song written for you or someone you'd like to send it to!