We created Honeycup Waters to allow people to listen to relaxing music at zero cost to themselves. We are two people, Jackie & Peter. We compose and record relaxing music for our YouTube channel, Facebook Page, and Dailymotion, all having the name Honeycup Waters. The opportunity to make an income. Well not unless a channel has tens of thousands of subscribers and hundreds of hours of watch time, (maybe one day.)
I, Jackie that is, have a problem playing in public, I visibly shake and fall apart. I have even run out of piano exams as I am being listened to. I have played in public when I was very young and intermittently played at school concerts but that is all.
I can do in front of the camera as I have done for some time for online piano lessons. so making music videos is perfect for me.
Recording studio music for me is no problem as I am invisible, so that is the basis of Honeycup Waters, we create music videos for relaxation of all types. Hopefully, you will find it different from most other relaxing music channels, that is the intention, to be different. Often called new age or easy listening music our music has a tune, so many relaxing pieces of music are lovely to listen to but have no tune to remember. We hope some of you agree with us.
We use instrument sounds appropriate for the composition including, piano, flute, guitar, oboe & pan flute to name a few.
The channel is quite new (November 2016.) Videos are created in both short and long length versions to suit the amount of time available to the listener. We have found to date that the longer versions are the most popular.
Patreon makes it possible for creators to concentrate on their art and not have to become a sales person or marketing guru. This really is an exciting concept that allows people like you to have a hand in making music, even if you don't play a note on an instrument. We release new recordings every week, in two's (short and long length versions.) Usually, that means two new recordings every week, Usually, two short and one long or two long and one short recording although some recordings take longer and reduce the weekly quantity.
What is the money used for? Money raised with Patreon will be used for equipment that requires replacement or repair, recording equipment, and video mastering. In fact everything other than the playing and composing of music, if you like, the engineering part. And of course to help support us with general costs of running the channel. We are able to sell recordings on most online music stores which also helps a little.
With your support, we can continue to create videos at a steady rate for everyone's enjoyment.
When looking at reward tiers and how to set the patron funding levels we thought of a pay per video model. We produce at least four videos a month and sometimes as many as eight. This gives no security as to your patron contribution amount. We then decided that the fairest method would to use a per month amount. This means each video will be supported by you but at a fixed cost.
Rewards for you
To start we have four reward tiers.
Guitar Patrons get access to the private Patreon feed, Their name in the description of all supported videos on YouTube, Facebook and Daily motion music videos (if they want their name there, of course, it is optional, just drop us a line if you don't want your name included,) early access to all new supported videos with no adverts on this feed , Patreon polls. 15% discount on Merchandise. Will follow you on Twitter, Facebook, and Steemit.
Oboe Patrons get everything above plus their names in rolling credits at the end of each video, each music track available for download for personal use, Their name in the Patreon page of the Honeycup Waters web site (optional.) 20% discount on merchandise. This Reward is OFF at the moment
Piano Patrons get everything above, plus after 6 months continuous support, a video will be dedicated to you, after a further 6 months a further video can be dedicated to someone you nominate such as a spouse or children. Free access to my online beginners piano course. This Reward is OFF at the moment
We do hope you will support us in this project & make it your Project.