sunny hate5six is creating live music videos
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patrons

BACKGROUND
For the last 10 years, I've operated hate5six purely as a hobby outside of my 9-5 job working in tech. Rather than continuing to sell myself to companies in order to pursue my passion, I'm cutting to the chase and attempting to take hate5six to the next level by going full time with it.

If you have never heard of hate5six.com, it is a project I started in 2008 (officially) as a way to archive live music and connect people to bands. Since then, I've filmed and archived over  2,600 performances from bands all over the world. My content has been viewed over 15 million times and people worldwide have spent 140 million minutes watching these videos. Budding filmmaker, Keith Glidewell, did a short documentary on hate5six that goes into my detail about the project.

In 2017, I developed and released SAGE,  an artificially intelligent band recommendation system to help connect people to music in an organic way:


WHY PATREON?
Patreon is a platform that allows people to financially support creatives who produce content they enjoy. So here we are.

Just to avoid any confusion: hate5six videos will ALWAYS be freely available and never paywalled.

Subscribers who support hate5six via Patreon will have a variety of benefits:

  1. Access to new hate5six web apps I've developed and will develop in the future
  2. The ability to have a say in what and how content gets produced 
    1. Which bands/shows to film
    2. Which bands get multiple cameras at large fests
  3. When content is released
  4. Early access to some content
If this experiment works, I'll be able to take what I've somehow done in my "free time" and take it into hyperdrive. To get a sense of how much content I've managed to produce while also juggling a 9-5 job, this graph depicts the evolution of my growth (number of videos released per day):


NEW APPS FOR PATRONS
Patreon subscribers will have access to two brand new hate5six web apps:
  • hate5gifs: an app that allows you to create and share custom animated gifs from any hate5six video
  • hate5clips: an app that allows you to create and share custom video clips from any hate5six video
If I'm able to pursue hate5six full time, I'll continue to develop and release more web apps that allow for new and fun ways of sharing memorable moments from our favorite live shows.



THE 8.56% PLEDGE
Every month, 8.56% of my income will be donated to a charity selected by viewers. hate5six has been a vehicle for social change since day one, and this pledge is a step towards that commitment.

FINAL THOUGHTS
hate5six's reach has grown exponentially and everywhere I go, both digitally and in public (even at a recent tech interview), I hear from people who tell me my work with hate5six has impacted their lives. I really only need a fraction of my viewers who are willing to make small recurring donations in order for this to be sustainable.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me these last 10 years, or who simply watched and enjoyed any of the 2600+ videos I've produced. Live music has the ability to unite people in unique ways and it's humbling to see that together we've created a community that values this type of documentation.
Rewards
Casual Viewer
$2 or more per month
You watch hate5six videos every so often and want to pitch in! For less than 7 cents per day you can help grow this project.
Avid Viewer
$5 or more per month
You watch hate5six videos religiously and constantly find new bands on the site. For about $1 per week, Avid Viewers:


- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker 

- Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).

Producer
$10 or more per month
You watch hate5six more than you watch Netflix/Hulu. It's your source for finding new music. It's your strongest connection to hardcore/punk. The time you spend is well worth the $2.50 per week. Producers:


- Have early access to new content: sets, band interview videos and other planned programming

- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Vote to determine which bands should be multi-cammed at fests

- Vote to determine what shows should be captured by hate5six

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker

 - Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).  

Bourgeois Benefactor
$25 or more per month
You're a Producer but have the means and feel compelled to contribute more because you love hate5six so much. Some TBD rewards will be added in the future!


 

- Have early access to new content: sets, band interview videos and other planned programming

- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Vote to determine which bands should be multi-cammed at fests

- Vote to determine what shows should be captured by hate5six

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker

 - Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).  

Goals
482 of 500 patrons
Once I reach 500 subscribers I'll start regularly producing band interviews! Subscribers can help decide what bands/questions to ask and you'll have early access to them before they go public.
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BACKGROUND
For the last 10 years, I've operated hate5six purely as a hobby outside of my 9-5 job working in tech. Rather than continuing to sell myself to companies in order to pursue my passion, I'm cutting to the chase and attempting to take hate5six to the next level by going full time with it.

If you have never heard of hate5six.com, it is a project I started in 2008 (officially) as a way to archive live music and connect people to bands. Since then, I've filmed and archived over  2,600 performances from bands all over the world. My content has been viewed over 15 million times and people worldwide have spent 140 million minutes watching these videos. Budding filmmaker, Keith Glidewell, did a short documentary on hate5six that goes into my detail about the project.

In 2017, I developed and released SAGE,  an artificially intelligent band recommendation system to help connect people to music in an organic way:


WHY PATREON?
Patreon is a platform that allows people to financially support creatives who produce content they enjoy. So here we are.

Just to avoid any confusion: hate5six videos will ALWAYS be freely available and never paywalled.

Subscribers who support hate5six via Patreon will have a variety of benefits:

  1. Access to new hate5six web apps I've developed and will develop in the future
  2. The ability to have a say in what and how content gets produced 
    1. Which bands/shows to film
    2. Which bands get multiple cameras at large fests
  3. When content is released
  4. Early access to some content
If this experiment works, I'll be able to take what I've somehow done in my "free time" and take it into hyperdrive. To get a sense of how much content I've managed to produce while also juggling a 9-5 job, this graph depicts the evolution of my growth (number of videos released per day):


NEW APPS FOR PATRONS
Patreon subscribers will have access to two brand new hate5six web apps:
  • hate5gifs: an app that allows you to create and share custom animated gifs from any hate5six video
  • hate5clips: an app that allows you to create and share custom video clips from any hate5six video
If I'm able to pursue hate5six full time, I'll continue to develop and release more web apps that allow for new and fun ways of sharing memorable moments from our favorite live shows.



THE 8.56% PLEDGE
Every month, 8.56% of my income will be donated to a charity selected by viewers. hate5six has been a vehicle for social change since day one, and this pledge is a step towards that commitment.

FINAL THOUGHTS
hate5six's reach has grown exponentially and everywhere I go, both digitally and in public (even at a recent tech interview), I hear from people who tell me my work with hate5six has impacted their lives. I really only need a fraction of my viewers who are willing to make small recurring donations in order for this to be sustainable.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me these last 10 years, or who simply watched and enjoyed any of the 2600+ videos I've produced. Live music has the ability to unite people in unique ways and it's humbling to see that together we've created a community that values this type of documentation.

Recent posts by sunny hate5six

Rewards
Casual Viewer
$2 or more per month
You watch hate5six videos every so often and want to pitch in! For less than 7 cents per day you can help grow this project.
Avid Viewer
$5 or more per month
You watch hate5six videos religiously and constantly find new bands on the site. For about $1 per week, Avid Viewers:


- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker 

- Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).

Producer
$10 or more per month
You watch hate5six more than you watch Netflix/Hulu. It's your source for finding new music. It's your strongest connection to hardcore/punk. The time you spend is well worth the $2.50 per week. Producers:


- Have early access to new content: sets, band interview videos and other planned programming

- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Vote to determine which bands should be multi-cammed at fests

- Vote to determine what shows should be captured by hate5six

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker

 - Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).  

Bourgeois Benefactor
$25 or more per month
You're a Producer but have the means and feel compelled to contribute more because you love hate5six so much. Some TBD rewards will be added in the future!


 

- Have early access to new content: sets, band interview videos and other planned programming

- Vote to determine the next video releases (limitations apply, see below)

- Vote to determine which bands should be multi-cammed at fests

- Vote to determine what shows should be captured by hate5six

- Have exclusive use of hate5six apps: hate5clips + hate5gifs for creating/sharing short video clips and animated gifs from any hate5six video

- Have voting power in the 8.56% Charity Pledge

- Receive a 5"x 5" hate5six Evil Empire sticker

 - Access to the Patreon-only feed (show review posts, etc)


LIMITATIONS: Some videos are temporarily withheld (or discarded) due to requests by the bands. Some video releases are used to promote new album/tour announcements and must be scheduled accordingly. Other videos cannot be released until contingencies are met (ie: Bane final show can only be released after their documentary is complete. Hellfest 2001/2004 can only be released after ~500 tapes are converted and each band has provided consent).