Jackson Whalan

Jackson Whalan

is creating classic hip-hop and giving advice to aspiring musicians.

7

patrons

$33

per month
Welcome, and thank you for landing here.
In addition to allowing my fans support me here, my Patreon is directed specifically towards aspiring musicians, producers, and recording artists in search of guidance, consultation, and advice. Check the rewards to see what I mean :) 

I am a music producer and rapper 24/7, creating classic Hip-Hop with a modern flair. I tour and perform relentlessly, while always working on music and collaborating with amazing artists day in and day out. This is my career, and the most fulfilling life path I could have dreamed of. I was born in 1991 and I've been doing this since I was about 11 years old.

Over time, I've been imagining how I could grow a community here and offer awesome rewards, and give my Patrons something of incredible value. Hence, in addition to providing my fans, friends, and family with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, I am focusing my rewards here to specifically further the success of aspiring musicians, producers, and recording artists like myself who are looking to do music full-time, and need guidance and mentorship along the way. If you want to learn about releasing music, touring, publishing, beat-making/producing, finishing songs, reaching your goals, and so much more, all for a reasonable price, you have come to the right place. You as my Patron will be helping me further my career from the inside, from backstage so to speak, and you'll be on this epic journey with me while I realize huge goals. But, more importantly, I will be furthering your dreams by "dropping knowledge" from all my years of experience on a monthly basis, exclusively here to my Patrons. You will also be inundated with unreleased material I'm working on that no one else has heard yet, if you so choose.

If you are a musician, I want you becoming Patron to mean that you are fully stepping into your career in music. Let's get to work!
Tiers
Gratitude
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! You'll be able to see everything I put out before I share it with the rest of the world. 

You're In!
$2 or more per month

In addition to the above reward, you will also have access to unreleased material, private links, and behind-the scenes action. 


Dropping Knowledge
$5 or more per month

Every month, I will host a video talk, utilizing my 10+ years of experience, focusing on helping musicians achieve success in their careers, with a range of topics

- releasing music 

- touring

- licensing

- publishing

- marketing

- producing music 

- songwriting, and more 


You will have a chance every month to send me questions which I will answer on the video. This is awesome, and will benefit you a lot. 

+ ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS

One-On-One
$20 or more per month only 19 left
Once every month we will have a one-on-one conversation focusing on YOUR music from a strategic standpoint. This is for artists looking to further their career. I will share what I know, and do my absolute best to answer questions and provide substantive guidance for you in your pursuit of a full-time career in music. If you aren't into making music and still want to focus on your passion and dreams with me once a month, this tier is still for you. 

+ ALL of the above rewards 

Goals
$33 of $150 per month
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
LIVE BAND STUDIO VIDEO AND RECORDING

PURPOSE
  • To increase the value of my concert and festival performances; to generate at least 100,000 USD gross revenue from concerts with my live band by the end of 2020 by playing 40 concerts (at least 5000 USD per show)
  • To attract booking agencies, managers and record labels. To create a scenario in which my act becomes in demand to entities such as Madison House, Paradigm Agency, C3 Management, Atlantic Records, Rhymesayers Entertainment, for example.
  • To engage existing fans and garner new ones on through the internet across social and listening platforms: (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, and others) with viral content.
  • To generate two products = concerts and recordings

APPROACH

Studio Video and Audio Recording:
  • On April 7(with a prep day on April 6), my six-piece live band will be filmed and recorded at Pilot Studio in Housatonic with a professional videographer and sound engineer. We will focus on performing and completing 1-3 songs. At the end of the session, we will have video and audio content to be edited.
  • Videographer: George Cox (Outpost), assisted by Amy Inglis and Jenny Obscura
  • Video Editor: George Cox
  • Pilot Studio owner: Will Schillinger, accompanied by studio assistants
  • Musicians: Jackson Whalan; vocals and samples, Jules Jenssen; drum kit and sampler, Brian Ross; bass guitar, Ian Evans; keys, Ian Stewart; trumpet, Tyler Gasek; saxophone

  • The video approach is modeled after musicians/bands such as Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy, Louis Cole, Haitus Kaiyote, FKJ,The Roots, Erykah Badu, and others. These artists were able to garner attention rapidly by releasing studio performance videos (not dependent on a live audience). A large audience interacted with and shared their content, signaling potential for online engagement to translate into concert ticket sales, after which they were approached by booking, management, and record labels.

  • One of the videos we create will be dedicated to applying to the NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

  • We will digitally release audio recordings from the session across all streaming/download platforms.

Marketing Campaign:
  • When video content from the studio is finalized in late April, a 2-3-month marketing campaign will be launched, including the release of the video and audio.

  • I will hire a professional publicist, David Carriere to assist with: premieres with large music blogs, websites, and magazines, interviews, radio/television appearances, college/University appearances, etc…
  • Press Wishlist: Vibe, Billboard, FADER, Earmilk, Pigeons & Planes, NPR – All Songs Considered, Vice (noisey), KEXP, Vanity Fair, This Song is Sick, Pitchfork, Indie Shuffle, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Dancing Astronaut (open to others recommended by publicist), Complex (Shawn Setaro)

  • In addition to hiring a publicist, I will also deploy my current methods of publicity, which include the following:
  • -Existing Press Contacts
  • -Wish-list Contacts
  • -Timeline
  • -Email blasts
  • -Facebook Ads
  • -Google Ads
  • -Social Media Sharing
  • -Online Street Team (fans who share content)
  • -Youtube
  • -Submithub.com
  • -Spotify for Artists
  • -Talent Buyer Directory outreach
  • -Blog/Music Site Outreach
  • -NPR Tiny Desk
  • -Jackson Whalan Website Blog
PROJECTED BUDGET

Pilot Studio: $1500
Videographer: $750
Videographer Assistants: $200
Video Editor: $500
Lighting Rental (Lime Light): $150
Food/Hospitality: $150
Publicist: $1,500 David Carriere: $60/hour (25 hours)
Additional Publicity Expenses: $250

Total: $5,000
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Welcome, and thank you for landing here.
In addition to allowing my fans support me here, my Patreon is directed specifically towards aspiring musicians, producers, and recording artists in search of guidance, consultation, and advice. Check the rewards to see what I mean :) 

I am a music producer and rapper 24/7, creating classic Hip-Hop with a modern flair. I tour and perform relentlessly, while always working on music and collaborating with amazing artists day in and day out. This is my career, and the most fulfilling life path I could have dreamed of. I was born in 1991 and I've been doing this since I was about 11 years old.

Over time, I've been imagining how I could grow a community here and offer awesome rewards, and give my Patrons something of incredible value. Hence, in addition to providing my fans, friends, and family with exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, I am focusing my rewards here to specifically further the success of aspiring musicians, producers, and recording artists like myself who are looking to do music full-time, and need guidance and mentorship along the way. If you want to learn about releasing music, touring, publishing, beat-making/producing, finishing songs, reaching your goals, and so much more, all for a reasonable price, you have come to the right place. You as my Patron will be helping me further my career from the inside, from backstage so to speak, and you'll be on this epic journey with me while I realize huge goals. But, more importantly, I will be furthering your dreams by "dropping knowledge" from all my years of experience on a monthly basis, exclusively here to my Patrons. You will also be inundated with unreleased material I'm working on that no one else has heard yet, if you so choose.

If you are a musician, I want you becoming Patron to mean that you are fully stepping into your career in music. Let's get to work!

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Tiers
Gratitude
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! You'll be able to see everything I put out before I share it with the rest of the world. 

You're In!
$2 or more per month

In addition to the above reward, you will also have access to unreleased material, private links, and behind-the scenes action. 


Dropping Knowledge
$5 or more per month

Every month, I will host a video talk, utilizing my 10+ years of experience, focusing on helping musicians achieve success in their careers, with a range of topics

- releasing music 

- touring

- licensing

- publishing

- marketing

- producing music 

- songwriting, and more 


You will have a chance every month to send me questions which I will answer on the video. This is awesome, and will benefit you a lot. 

+ ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS

One-On-One
$20 or more per month only 19 left
Once every month we will have a one-on-one conversation focusing on YOUR music from a strategic standpoint. This is for artists looking to further their career. I will share what I know, and do my absolute best to answer questions and provide substantive guidance for you in your pursuit of a full-time career in music. If you aren't into making music and still want to focus on your passion and dreams with me once a month, this tier is still for you. 

+ ALL of the above rewards