Jim Gaven is creating Music with a Mission
2

patrons

$11
per month
Hello Fellow Patreoners,

My name is Jim Gaven and I am on a mission to improve the quality of life for groups of people who are in a time of need or assistance. Plain and simple: I just want to make the world a better place by helping as many people as I can. To shine the light I have and share the gifts of time and talent I've been given with others. And, the best way I know how to is through music.

A singer/songwriter/musician at heart, I've combined the love of music and making a difference into one. Key of Awesome Music, LLC is a company I formed 7 years ago with the initial intention of further protecting the music I’ve written and recorded as well as secure royalties for song placements in various media outlets. It has since grown into a family of 10 artists for licensing/publishing/sync representation. In addition to this, the company has branched out into consulting and interactive live performances, with an emphasis on individuals who have a developmental and/or physical disability. This is where the magic has been happening over the past 7 years as well. From group sessions at day programs in the community to one-on-one sessions at home to music nights/dances, radio station tours, recording studio sessions, and music store outings, I've had the distant pleasure in sharing a musical experience with those I serve and support.  

2018 is a new year and we are excited to be pushing the boulder up the mountain once more. We are currently in a period of growth, and looking to bring the joy of music to not only the developmentally and physically disabled, but to disabled veterans, at-risk youth, safe houses, homeless shelters, nursing homes/assisted living facilities, soup kitchens, drug and alcohol counseling centers, mental health organizations, and whoever else comes our way.

Historically, the places above operate on shoe-string, if not, no-string, budgets. And, rightfully so. They are doing extremely meaningful work by ensuring people have something to eat and drink, have a safe place to live, and have clothes on their back. However, I firmly believe these are the kinds of places who need the healing power of music the most. I could go on and on about the power of music on the brain and the effect it has on human beings in physical, psychological, sociological, and emotional ways, but that would take far too long to express. What I will say is that music is the great communicator and connector. It breaks down language barriers, so when words alone fail, it prevails. I’ve experienced some miraculous moments, and music is at the heart of them all.

In an effort to keep costs down for these organizations, I am looking to secure an ongoing monthly donation of $1000 so that I can go into one of these places once a week for the remainder of 2018 (I’d love to go to these places twice, and even beyond 2018) to run a 1 and a half to 2 hour music program for those they serve and support.

Help Key of Awesome Music, LLC be that source of light amidst the darkness, the source of hope when all seems lost, and the source of extra compassion, empathy, and love.

Your generosity is very much appreciated, and we thank you so much for playing your part in making the world a better place.

With love (and music),
Jim


Jim Gaven, Founder/CEO
Key of Awesome Music, LLC
Improving the Quality of Life with Music
Email
Facebook
A Musical Conversation Between Souls
Top 5 Artists Music
Tiers
Thank You Video and Monthly Email Communication
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Quick 'thank you' video shot by Jim Gaven sent directly to you with monthly email updates. 
'Best of' Album
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Jim's 10 most marketable and studio quality songs for your listening pleasure. 
Book
$25 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Signed First Edition copy of 'Finding Your Own Tempo', a book I wrote about paving your own path in life. 
Instrumental Albums Galore
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll have access to download all of the instrumental only albums I've written and released over the past 3-4 years. This collection is around 50 songs.  
Meeting and Coffee
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll meet with you to 'Thank You' in person for an hour (if you live within 30 minutes of Trenton, NJ) while treating you for coffee.
All 4 in One
$150 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You will get all 4 rewards (best of album, signed copy of book, all instrumental songs from the last 4 years, and meeting in person for a 'thank you' and coffee)
All 4 in One Plus First Session Invitation
$200 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You will get all 4 rewards (best of album, signed copy of book, all instrumental songs from the last 4 years, and meeting in person for a 'thank you' and coffee) plus invited to the first session I do at one of the places listed. I would love for you to see firsthand the impact you will be making in people's lives. 
Podcast Guest
$300 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, plus spend 2 hours on podcast material. Podcast material consists of: writing topics to explore, diving deep into those topics, recording each topic, uploading audio and description to Soundcloud to be uploaded onto iTunes. And, you will be interviewed by me, of which the world will know how great of a do-gooder you are!  
Hire an Assistant
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, spend 2 hours on Podcast material, as well as hire YOU as an assistant for 5 hours a month to expand the business. This is, of course, if you are interested in joining. But, you will be offered first before I seek out anyone else. 
Russo's Gift Card
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, spend 2 hours on Podcast material, you will have first dibs on assisting to grow the business, and given a gift card to Russo's Music for $50 to use as you please. 
Goals
$11 of $200 per month
When I reach $200 per month, I will be able to provide 1 (one)
1.5-2 hour long music program at 1 local non-profit organization doing great things for the community.

One of these places could be: 

  • Catholic Charities
  • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
  • Homefront
  • Anchor House
  • NAMI Mercer 
  • Mercer Street Friends
  • Rescue Mission 
  • The Veterans Group
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Hello Fellow Patreoners,

My name is Jim Gaven and I am on a mission to improve the quality of life for groups of people who are in a time of need or assistance. Plain and simple: I just want to make the world a better place by helping as many people as I can. To shine the light I have and share the gifts of time and talent I've been given with others. And, the best way I know how to is through music.

A singer/songwriter/musician at heart, I've combined the love of music and making a difference into one. Key of Awesome Music, LLC is a company I formed 7 years ago with the initial intention of further protecting the music I’ve written and recorded as well as secure royalties for song placements in various media outlets. It has since grown into a family of 10 artists for licensing/publishing/sync representation. In addition to this, the company has branched out into consulting and interactive live performances, with an emphasis on individuals who have a developmental and/or physical disability. This is where the magic has been happening over the past 7 years as well. From group sessions at day programs in the community to one-on-one sessions at home to music nights/dances, radio station tours, recording studio sessions, and music store outings, I've had the distant pleasure in sharing a musical experience with those I serve and support.  

2018 is a new year and we are excited to be pushing the boulder up the mountain once more. We are currently in a period of growth, and looking to bring the joy of music to not only the developmentally and physically disabled, but to disabled veterans, at-risk youth, safe houses, homeless shelters, nursing homes/assisted living facilities, soup kitchens, drug and alcohol counseling centers, mental health organizations, and whoever else comes our way.

Historically, the places above operate on shoe-string, if not, no-string, budgets. And, rightfully so. They are doing extremely meaningful work by ensuring people have something to eat and drink, have a safe place to live, and have clothes on their back. However, I firmly believe these are the kinds of places who need the healing power of music the most. I could go on and on about the power of music on the brain and the effect it has on human beings in physical, psychological, sociological, and emotional ways, but that would take far too long to express. What I will say is that music is the great communicator and connector. It breaks down language barriers, so when words alone fail, it prevails. I’ve experienced some miraculous moments, and music is at the heart of them all.

In an effort to keep costs down for these organizations, I am looking to secure an ongoing monthly donation of $1000 so that I can go into one of these places once a week for the remainder of 2018 (I’d love to go to these places twice, and even beyond 2018) to run a 1 and a half to 2 hour music program for those they serve and support.

Help Key of Awesome Music, LLC be that source of light amidst the darkness, the source of hope when all seems lost, and the source of extra compassion, empathy, and love.

Your generosity is very much appreciated, and we thank you so much for playing your part in making the world a better place.

With love (and music),
Jim


Jim Gaven, Founder/CEO
Key of Awesome Music, LLC
Improving the Quality of Life with Music
Email
Facebook
A Musical Conversation Between Souls
Top 5 Artists Music

Recent posts by Jim Gaven

Tiers
Thank You Video and Monthly Email Communication
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Quick 'thank you' video shot by Jim Gaven sent directly to you with monthly email updates. 
'Best of' Album
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Jim's 10 most marketable and studio quality songs for your listening pleasure. 
Book
$25 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Signed First Edition copy of 'Finding Your Own Tempo', a book I wrote about paving your own path in life. 
Instrumental Albums Galore
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll have access to download all of the instrumental only albums I've written and released over the past 3-4 years. This collection is around 50 songs.  
Meeting and Coffee
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll meet with you to 'Thank You' in person for an hour (if you live within 30 minutes of Trenton, NJ) while treating you for coffee.
All 4 in One
$150 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
You will get all 4 rewards (best of album, signed copy of book, all instrumental songs from the last 4 years, and meeting in person for a 'thank you' and coffee)
All 4 in One Plus First Session Invitation
$200 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You will get all 4 rewards (best of album, signed copy of book, all instrumental songs from the last 4 years, and meeting in person for a 'thank you' and coffee) plus invited to the first session I do at one of the places listed. I would love for you to see firsthand the impact you will be making in people's lives. 
Podcast Guest
$300 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, plus spend 2 hours on podcast material. Podcast material consists of: writing topics to explore, diving deep into those topics, recording each topic, uploading audio and description to Soundcloud to be uploaded onto iTunes. And, you will be interviewed by me, of which the world will know how great of a do-gooder you are!  
Hire an Assistant
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, spend 2 hours on Podcast material, as well as hire YOU as an assistant for 5 hours a month to expand the business. This is, of course, if you are interested in joining. But, you will be offered first before I seek out anyone else. 
Russo's Gift Card
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
I will be able go to 4 of the aforementioned places twice per month, spend 2 hours on Podcast material, you will have first dibs on assisting to grow the business, and given a gift card to Russo's Music for $50 to use as you please.