Jessica in The Rainbow

Jessica in The Rainbow

is creating musical time capsules (songs, videos, stories...)

7

patrons
Hello!

My name is Jessica and I write dream folk + existential lo-fi pop songs. I’ve lived a very strange but charmed life, musically speaking – through years of self-exploration, I’ve found my voice (and very specific genre), released multiple studio quality independent albums (+ tons of lofi ones too), almost had a song in a Chrysler commercial in the Super Bowl once, had my music featured in an award-winning movie-musical, had a 4-week professional run of a musical I wrote in grad school, I've even had the surreal experience of famous people singing my songs and being incredibly kind and supportive.

But I'm here on Patreon because, the truth of the music industry is that...no matter how many years we commit to it, or how hard we work, if our focus is on original work - our truest art, if you will - then it rarely pays. Most of these things listed above paid me at the hobbyist level, or not at all.

I realized that if I could find a small crowd of people who love me and find value in this music I create, and wanted to become my online fan base of patrons, that I might find a way to truly sustain this path - without wondering if whether at a certain age I have to “give up” and “be practical” or start caring more about building a “serious business” like online piano lesson tutorials or something (one of many suggestions given to me over the years, which I don't think I'd be very good at - my strength as a teacher is one-on-one, in an intuitive adaptable manner - and ultimately, my heart is so focused on this songwriting path, that any other big 'side dream' or 'hustle' like a huge online business doesn't seem to measure up).

Also I work very hard already. A couple years ago, I wrote about 500 songs in 365 days (the official self-created challenge was a song a day for a year, but I went overboard at times). Then last year I released 12 albums in 12 months on Bandcamp. This year, I began a year-long challenge called '52 Dreams' just to attempt to tackle all the 'to-dos' and side dreams that go along with being an independent musician - so much of it I was already doing, but some of it requires a devoted week's worth of attention: writing to labels and venues and booking shows and curating shows for friends and fellow musicians, being in multiple projects including a band (cloudlight) and performing multiple times a month (sometimes multiple times a week!), and lately even booking small tours, as it's the best way to connect with others in the industry. One year I even started a small music festival for a few friends of mine, and ended up helping 30+ different women and some charities. This is just the unpaid work...I also run a 30+ student piano/songwriting lesson studio, to pay the bills, and pass on what I know as a mentor.

If I'm completely honest, I don’t want to change a thing about my current work flow, it feels like a calling and I suspect it's useful to just the right amount of people - it’s just that my income is a little too snug to sustain it for too much longer – without suspecting that I should really “grow up” and be more practical soon.

But I feel like artists and creative types are truly needed in this world - and we've lost our way in a world with free music streaming, and no real direct patrons of the arts anymore...I could write for grants and residencies, but again, that does not create a sustainable path. Just more stipends and one-time payments, that thousands of artists are competing for...one time I spent $35 in an application fee and weeks worth of work, preparing a submission for one of these.  There really are very few direct paths for creatives.

And if you're on the fence about giving some quirky lil artist type money - the fact that I've followed this path for over a decade for little to no money/fame should show you that my intentions are pure :) I will continue this path with all the same love and passion and creativity as always, and despite giving me money, I will never make it about the money - which is important, as my value for you is related to seeing the world through a softer lens, and I think I would lose my strange value if it became "about the money." :) 

So if you’d like to come on board as a patron, I would love to have your support – and share my way of looking at life with you. Check out little perks and packages at the different levels. I’m still growing into this Patreon thing, but it seems like a good place to grow, and share with you.

Thank you!
Jessica

p.s.s. here's some nice things people have said about me, if that helps you decide :) https://jessicaintherainbow.com/pr/

“Dreamy, intimate experimental pop”
-Bandcamp, “New & Notable” 2017

“Fogle’s half-whispered is a thing of intrigue…”
-GoldFlakePaint, Tom Johnson (re: cloudlight 2017)

p.p.s. and here are some links...xo

MUSIC https://jessicaintherainbow.bandcamp.com (current)
https://cloudlightmusic.bandcamp.com (w/ cloudlight)
https://jessicafogle.bandcamp.com (old releases,Chicago years)


FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/jessicaintherainbow

TWITTER (rarely here, FYI): https://twitter.com/jessinrainbow

YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/channel/UCWUrJO6vPyVVCk_VDABUmaw

SHOW DATES/BIO/etc: https://jessicaintherainbow.com

Tiers
Sunshine Makers
$2 or more per month
My deepest gratitude! +access to my patron-only feed, where I connect with all of you and share behind-the-scenes details about life as a prolific creative person, with occasional preview songs (not-yet-released or never-to-be-released publicly, to stream or sometimes download). xoxo
Root Sprouters
$5 or more per month
My undying gratitude! You will get access to the patron-only feed, plus once every 2-3 months (or more) I will email you additional downloadable songs and other fun things (handwritten song lyrics, doodles, album art, via printable PDFs)
Blossoms and Leaves
$10 or more per month
Thank you for helping me make a living as a creative person! You will get access to the patron-only feed, plus the emails with mp3s and handwritten lyrics/doodles, AND once every few months, I will do a private video Q&A just for you - including answering any questions you ask (DM or post) about lyric meanings, writers' life, creative unblocking a.k.a. how to completely abolish writers' block, requests for live performances nearby, or even play you some song requests in the video, even cover songs?...the sky's the limit.  (*FYI we tried coordinating a group chat -
but it was too hard to schedule - so I'll try to make these as personal and intimate and 'just for you' as possible, with a private YouTube link :)  Thank you for being a superfan! :)
The Treetops!
$20 or more per month
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for encouraging me in this way! :) You will get all the things listed above (access to the private feed, emails every season with mp3s and handwritten lyrics, private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests)...plus if you give me your address, I will send you little surprises in the mail once per season (i.e. every few months) - a postcard or trinket or some original handwritten lyrics on my artist friend's handmade paper or a lo-fi mix CD of my favorite unreleased songs - whatever inspires me to share with you, to thank you for being you and supporting my creative work!
The Sky!
$50 or more per month
You rock. Seriously. At this level you get everything listed above (all the mailings and emailings and private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests and of course Patreon news-feed access), plus I will shout my gratitude for you from the rooftops, i.e. in occasional album liner notes or social media posts where I credit and thank people for a project. It'll likely say "thank you so much to my Patrons for their belief in me, especially insert-your-name-here."  You can show your friends your good deed, and know that you're truly making a difference in the arts (just like in the 1800s when most artists were funded by wealthy benefactors). Thank you for being such a huge support in my creative life!!!
The Universe!
$100 or more per month
Hello angel investor!   YOU are part of a small collection of people who are single-handedly making me feel like the arts are truly valued in this world!  Thank you so much, you will get everything listed above (access to my patron-only posts, emails with mp3s and lyrics,  private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests, mailings with handcrafted things just for you, your name in my album liner notes, etc)...plus my undying gratitude and one-on-one attention from me for an hour once a month on any creative topic you'd like to discuss - writers' block, songwriting inspiration, lyric writing tricks, music theory (I was a TA at a conservatory, happy to pass on my skills), right-brained piano hacks and tricks, show ideas (i.e. should I come do a show near where you live?), overall guidance, private performance of favorite songs, thoughts about your own work or career path or dreams.  The sky is the limit!  Think of it as your own once-a-month creativity lesson and/or private show (via email or facebook video/facetime, you choose).  I'm happy to help/share and return the kindness :) 
The Dream-iverse!
$212 or more per month
All the things!  I've been learning that all things are and can be true, if you believe they are or can be.  Thank you for believing in me, I will give you all the things (see above - in summary: access to my patron-only feed, emails with mp3s and handwritten lyrics, mailings with special things like mix CDs and other handmade things, both the private video Q&As where I take your questions/requests AND one-on-one once-a-month private session with me) ...plus other things we can dream together (either smaller things once per month, or a bigger idea once per season).  I would like you to help me think of them, anything within reason and ability, I'll likely try to make happen for you.  212 has been my lucky number since living in NYC (area code 212), at 212 E 12th Street.  Patrons at this level will hold an incredibly special place in my heart.  <3 <3 <3 xo
Hello!

My name is Jessica and I write dream folk + existential lo-fi pop songs. I’ve lived a very strange but charmed life, musically speaking – through years of self-exploration, I’ve found my voice (and very specific genre), released multiple studio quality independent albums (+ tons of lofi ones too), almost had a song in a Chrysler commercial in the Super Bowl once, had my music featured in an award-winning movie-musical, had a 4-week professional run of a musical I wrote in grad school, I've even had the surreal experience of famous people singing my songs and being incredibly kind and supportive.

But I'm here on Patreon because, the truth of the music industry is that...no matter how many years we commit to it, or how hard we work, if our focus is on original work - our truest art, if you will - then it rarely pays. Most of these things listed above paid me at the hobbyist level, or not at all.

I realized that if I could find a small crowd of people who love me and find value in this music I create, and wanted to become my online fan base of patrons, that I might find a way to truly sustain this path - without wondering if whether at a certain age I have to “give up” and “be practical” or start caring more about building a “serious business” like online piano lesson tutorials or something (one of many suggestions given to me over the years, which I don't think I'd be very good at - my strength as a teacher is one-on-one, in an intuitive adaptable manner - and ultimately, my heart is so focused on this songwriting path, that any other big 'side dream' or 'hustle' like a huge online business doesn't seem to measure up).

Also I work very hard already. A couple years ago, I wrote about 500 songs in 365 days (the official self-created challenge was a song a day for a year, but I went overboard at times). Then last year I released 12 albums in 12 months on Bandcamp. This year, I began a year-long challenge called '52 Dreams' just to attempt to tackle all the 'to-dos' and side dreams that go along with being an independent musician - so much of it I was already doing, but some of it requires a devoted week's worth of attention: writing to labels and venues and booking shows and curating shows for friends and fellow musicians, being in multiple projects including a band (cloudlight) and performing multiple times a month (sometimes multiple times a week!), and lately even booking small tours, as it's the best way to connect with others in the industry. One year I even started a small music festival for a few friends of mine, and ended up helping 30+ different women and some charities. This is just the unpaid work...I also run a 30+ student piano/songwriting lesson studio, to pay the bills, and pass on what I know as a mentor.

If I'm completely honest, I don’t want to change a thing about my current work flow, it feels like a calling and I suspect it's useful to just the right amount of people - it’s just that my income is a little too snug to sustain it for too much longer – without suspecting that I should really “grow up” and be more practical soon.

But I feel like artists and creative types are truly needed in this world - and we've lost our way in a world with free music streaming, and no real direct patrons of the arts anymore...I could write for grants and residencies, but again, that does not create a sustainable path. Just more stipends and one-time payments, that thousands of artists are competing for...one time I spent $35 in an application fee and weeks worth of work, preparing a submission for one of these.  There really are very few direct paths for creatives.

And if you're on the fence about giving some quirky lil artist type money - the fact that I've followed this path for over a decade for little to no money/fame should show you that my intentions are pure :) I will continue this path with all the same love and passion and creativity as always, and despite giving me money, I will never make it about the money - which is important, as my value for you is related to seeing the world through a softer lens, and I think I would lose my strange value if it became "about the money." :) 

So if you’d like to come on board as a patron, I would love to have your support – and share my way of looking at life with you. Check out little perks and packages at the different levels. I’m still growing into this Patreon thing, but it seems like a good place to grow, and share with you.

Thank you!
Jessica

p.s.s. here's some nice things people have said about me, if that helps you decide :) https://jessicaintherainbow.com/pr/

“Dreamy, intimate experimental pop”
-Bandcamp, “New & Notable” 2017

“Fogle’s half-whispered is a thing of intrigue…”
-GoldFlakePaint, Tom Johnson (re: cloudlight 2017)

p.p.s. and here are some links...xo

MUSIC https://jessicaintherainbow.bandcamp.com (current)
https://cloudlightmusic.bandcamp.com (w/ cloudlight)
https://jessicafogle.bandcamp.com (old releases,Chicago years)


FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/jessicaintherainbow

INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/jessicaintherainbow

TWITTER (rarely here, FYI): https://twitter.com/jessinrainbow

YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/channel/UCWUrJO6vPyVVCk_VDABUmaw

SHOW DATES/BIO/etc: https://jessicaintherainbow.com

Recent posts by Jessica in The Rainbow

Tiers
Sunshine Makers
$2 or more per month
My deepest gratitude! +access to my patron-only feed, where I connect with all of you and share behind-the-scenes details about life as a prolific creative person, with occasional preview songs (not-yet-released or never-to-be-released publicly, to stream or sometimes download). xoxo
Root Sprouters
$5 or more per month
My undying gratitude! You will get access to the patron-only feed, plus once every 2-3 months (or more) I will email you additional downloadable songs and other fun things (handwritten song lyrics, doodles, album art, via printable PDFs)
Blossoms and Leaves
$10 or more per month
Thank you for helping me make a living as a creative person! You will get access to the patron-only feed, plus the emails with mp3s and handwritten lyrics/doodles, AND once every few months, I will do a private video Q&A just for you - including answering any questions you ask (DM or post) about lyric meanings, writers' life, creative unblocking a.k.a. how to completely abolish writers' block, requests for live performances nearby, or even play you some song requests in the video, even cover songs?...the sky's the limit.  (*FYI we tried coordinating a group chat -
but it was too hard to schedule - so I'll try to make these as personal and intimate and 'just for you' as possible, with a private YouTube link :)  Thank you for being a superfan! :)
The Treetops!
$20 or more per month
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for encouraging me in this way! :) You will get all the things listed above (access to the private feed, emails every season with mp3s and handwritten lyrics, private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests)...plus if you give me your address, I will send you little surprises in the mail once per season (i.e. every few months) - a postcard or trinket or some original handwritten lyrics on my artist friend's handmade paper or a lo-fi mix CD of my favorite unreleased songs - whatever inspires me to share with you, to thank you for being you and supporting my creative work!
The Sky!
$50 or more per month
You rock. Seriously. At this level you get everything listed above (all the mailings and emailings and private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests and of course Patreon news-feed access), plus I will shout my gratitude for you from the rooftops, i.e. in occasional album liner notes or social media posts where I credit and thank people for a project. It'll likely say "thank you so much to my Patrons for their belief in me, especially insert-your-name-here."  You can show your friends your good deed, and know that you're truly making a difference in the arts (just like in the 1800s when most artists were funded by wealthy benefactors). Thank you for being such a huge support in my creative life!!!
The Universe!
$100 or more per month
Hello angel investor!   YOU are part of a small collection of people who are single-handedly making me feel like the arts are truly valued in this world!  Thank you so much, you will get everything listed above (access to my patron-only posts, emails with mp3s and lyrics,  private video Q&As where I take your questions and requests, mailings with handcrafted things just for you, your name in my album liner notes, etc)...plus my undying gratitude and one-on-one attention from me for an hour once a month on any creative topic you'd like to discuss - writers' block, songwriting inspiration, lyric writing tricks, music theory (I was a TA at a conservatory, happy to pass on my skills), right-brained piano hacks and tricks, show ideas (i.e. should I come do a show near where you live?), overall guidance, private performance of favorite songs, thoughts about your own work or career path or dreams.  The sky is the limit!  Think of it as your own once-a-month creativity lesson and/or private show (via email or facebook video/facetime, you choose).  I'm happy to help/share and return the kindness :) 
The Dream-iverse!
$212 or more per month
All the things!  I've been learning that all things are and can be true, if you believe they are or can be.  Thank you for believing in me, I will give you all the things (see above - in summary: access to my patron-only feed, emails with mp3s and handwritten lyrics, mailings with special things like mix CDs and other handmade things, both the private video Q&As where I take your questions/requests AND one-on-one once-a-month private session with me) ...plus other things we can dream together (either smaller things once per month, or a bigger idea once per season).  I would like you to help me think of them, anything within reason and ability, I'll likely try to make happen for you.  212 has been my lucky number since living in NYC (area code 212), at 212 E 12th Street.  Patrons at this level will hold an incredibly special place in my heart.  <3 <3 <3 xo