sunny hate5six is creating live music videos
1,148

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 2,900 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 more detail about the project. The FADER recently did an extensive interview about the history of this 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 of shows will ALWAYS be freely available and never paywalled.

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

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):


VIDEO  VOTING

With some exceptions, hate5six releases are determined by you, the viewers. Viewers who support hate5six via Patreon (Casual Tier and above) have voting power. Videos with more votes are released first. Votes from Patrons who withdraw their subscription are not counted. All voting is done through http://hate5six.com/vote

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.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Once this campaign has reached 1,000 subscribers, hate5six will begin traveling to the regions of the world with the most support and spend time documenting bands in those scenes. Regions that provide more support are more likely to be covered by hate5six in the future. The following heatmap shows where the Patreon support is currently located:



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.
Tiers
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. Casual Viewers also:


 - Vote to determine the next video releases (Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- Have access to a private Discord channel

 - 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 hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene. 


Includes Discord rewards
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 http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Two early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Have voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.

Includes Discord rewards
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:


 - Vote to determine the next video releases  

(Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Five early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Early access to rough/director's cuts of TIHC 2018 videos weeks/months before the official releases drop

- Vote to determine which bands at large fests get multi-cammed

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Are eligible for random giveaways (coming soon)

- Have 2x voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.


Includes Discord rewards
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!

 

- Vote to determine the next video releases  

(Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Five early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Early access to rough/director's cuts of TIHC 2018 videos weeks/months before the official releases drop

- Vote to determine which bands at large fests get multi-cammed

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Are eligible for random giveaways (coming soon)

- Having 2x voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1000 – reached! patrons
hate5six Residency Program
After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the cities/states/countries that have the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.
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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 2,900 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 more detail about the project. The FADER recently did an extensive interview about the history of this 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 of shows will ALWAYS be freely available and never paywalled.

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

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):


VIDEO  VOTING

With some exceptions, hate5six releases are determined by you, the viewers. Viewers who support hate5six via Patreon (Casual Tier and above) have voting power. Videos with more votes are released first. Votes from Patrons who withdraw their subscription are not counted. All voting is done through http://hate5six.com/vote

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.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Once this campaign has reached 1,000 subscribers, hate5six will begin traveling to the regions of the world with the most support and spend time documenting bands in those scenes. Regions that provide more support are more likely to be covered by hate5six in the future. The following heatmap shows where the Patreon support is currently located:



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.

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Tiers
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. Casual Viewers also:


 - Vote to determine the next video releases (Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- Have access to a private Discord channel

 - 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 hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene. 


Includes Discord rewards
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 http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Two early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Have voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.

Includes Discord rewards
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:


 - Vote to determine the next video releases  

(Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Five early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Early access to rough/director's cuts of TIHC 2018 videos weeks/months before the official releases drop

- Vote to determine which bands at large fests get multi-cammed

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Are eligible for random giveaways (coming soon)

- Have 2x voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.


Includes Discord rewards
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!

 

- Vote to determine the next video releases  

(Limitations apply, see http://hate5six.com/vote

- 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 

- Five early access live sets per week

- Early access to band interview videos

- Early access to rough/director's cuts of TIHC 2018 videos weeks/months before the official releases drop

- Vote to determine which bands at large fests get multi-cammed

- Have access to a private Discord channel

- Are eligible for random giveaways (coming soon)

- Having 2x voting power in the hate5six residency program: After we hit 1,000 patrons, each month I will travel to the city/state/country that had the most patrons and will spend time there shooting their local scene.

Includes Discord rewards