JJ Heller is creating Music & Music Videos
283

patrons

$1,083
per Song or Video
HELLO FRIEND!

I believe beautiful things can introduce hope and peace into people's lives. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to team up with you to bring a little beauty into the world on a regular basis!

In the spring of 2017 I decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of crafting 10-12 songs and releasing them all at once on an album (like I've always done), I started producing and releasing them one song at a time. This way, you don't have to wait an entire year (or two!) for new material from me. Sounds good, right?

The public release (
iTunesSpotify, etc.) is on the first Friday of each month, and my patrons get to listen to each song a full week early (the last Friday of each month). You can listen/watch all the songs and videos my patrons have helped me make here: YouTube • jjheller.com

These are a few of my favorite projects I've made with the help patrons like you so far!




This year, in 2019, I'm making a big shift. I plan to spend a whole lot more time at home with my kids and a whole lot less time on the road. That means many more days in the studio making music. Because I won't be playing shows, collecting honorariums and selling CDs on the road, your support here on Patreon makes a bigger difference than ever.

I plan to keep making songs and sending them out into the world for as long as God gives me new songs to sing. It’s no secret that anyone can listen to all my songs for free, but Patreon is for people who value these songs so much that they believe they’re worth paying for.

Each song I record costs between $2,000 and $4,000 (not including the time Dave and I spend writing the song and working in the studio) depending on how involved the production is. We believe in providing fair compensation for the time and talents of the skilled musicians, producers and engineers who help make these songs a reality. Patron support always goes exclusively to the creation of more music, so you can feel good about that :)

Patrons invest in the songs so that thousands of future listeners can benefit from them. So if that’s you, THANK YOU!!!

You guys are the best. I mean it! Your support means the world to me and I'm so very honored to hear your stories of how God is using my music in your lives. You are loved, you are not alone, and you can live life with a whole heart!
*jj

P.S. 
A little bit about me: I'm a mom, wife, and singer/songwriter who loves dark chocolate and coffee with way too much cream. I’ve been a full-time musician for over 15 years. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband, Dave, our two girls, Lucy and Nora, and our sweet dog, Watson, who loves trying to eat our socks.

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FAQs

WHAT IS THIS PATREON THING? 

It’s a crowdfunding platform for independent artists just like me.

LIKE KICKSTARTER?
Sort-of. Instead of raising a lot of money on Kickstarter for one BIG project (like my second lullaby album and my Christmas album), my Patreon page is where you go to help me make lots of little projects (single songs and music videos) more consistently.
Also - with Kickstarter you pledge money up front, and get the product later. With Patreon, the artist collects patron pledges AFTER the thing is made and released. Think of Patreon as a virtual tip jar.

SO HOW OFTEN WILL YOU RELEASE STUFF?

Most of the time I'll release one song on the first Friday of the month. I may sometimes release more than one song or video, but never more than three.

HOW OFTEN WILL I BE CHARGED?
You have two options. You can either choose to be charged a set amount (i.e. $1 or $5) once per month no matter how many songs/videos I release that month - 
OR - you can choose to be charged a set amount per song/video I release (which will always be at least one per month, but never more than three per month).

WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR SOMETHING I CAN GET FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE OR SPOTIFY?

There is absolutely no pressure for you to become a patron. It’s simply a way for you to join my team if you believe in the art I create. This is an opportunity for you to come alongside and help me keep making beautiful things! As a thank-you for your support, you’ll have access to some extra goodies and content.

An extra bonus for me is that my Patreon patrons will naturally be the people who believe in my music the most, and therefore the ones I want to hear from the most! This is a great platform for me to stay in touch with you. If you write me a direct message through Patreon, there's a very good possibility I'll write back to you. Let's make some stuff together!

Tiers
Hear and See it First
$1 or more per Song or Video
We're in this together and it feels great!
In a world where music is becoming cheaper and cheaper to consumers, it fills me with gratitude to know that you value my music enough to help pay for it. You're the best!
In this tier you can...
  • Access patron-only content
  • Be the first to hear/watch my new stuff
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Fill my heart with gratitude

** To pledge $1 per month instead $1 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Own It For Your Very Own
$2 or more per Song or Video
Thank you so much! 


It warms my heart that you want to be a part of what I'm creating. 


In this tier you can...

  • Get a download of each new song/video
  • Access patron-only content
  • Be the first to hear/watch my new stuff
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Fill my heart with gratitude


** To pledge $2 per month instead $2 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Back to the Beginning
$5 or more per Song or Video
High five! 


Your support means the world to me.


In this tier you can...

  • Hear a demo of the song from before it reached it's final form.
  • Get all previous rewards


** To pledge $5 per month instead $5 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Karaoke For Days
$10 or more per Song or Video
Sing like you mean it!  Impress your friends too ;)


In this tier you can...

  • Get a download of each new song without the vocal track.
  • Get all previous rewards


** To pledge $10 per month instead $10 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Goals
$1,083 of $2,000 per Song or Video
My Patreon page is a way for me to compensate the hard-working producers, musicians, mixing and mastering engineers, and graphic designers who help my songs come to life. This $2,000 goal is about 70% of what it costs to release the kind of high quality song we can all get excited about. This money doesn't go to my personal account. It's invested into making more art! Thanks for being a part of it all. I like you a lot.
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HELLO FRIEND!

I believe beautiful things can introduce hope and peace into people's lives. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to team up with you to bring a little beauty into the world on a regular basis!

In the spring of 2017 I decided to shake things up a bit. Instead of crafting 10-12 songs and releasing them all at once on an album (like I've always done), I started producing and releasing them one song at a time. This way, you don't have to wait an entire year (or two!) for new material from me. Sounds good, right?

The public release (
iTunesSpotify, etc.) is on the first Friday of each month, and my patrons get to listen to each song a full week early (the last Friday of each month). You can listen/watch all the songs and videos my patrons have helped me make here: YouTube • jjheller.com

These are a few of my favorite projects I've made with the help patrons like you so far!




This year, in 2019, I'm making a big shift. I plan to spend a whole lot more time at home with my kids and a whole lot less time on the road. That means many more days in the studio making music. Because I won't be playing shows, collecting honorariums and selling CDs on the road, your support here on Patreon makes a bigger difference than ever.

I plan to keep making songs and sending them out into the world for as long as God gives me new songs to sing. It’s no secret that anyone can listen to all my songs for free, but Patreon is for people who value these songs so much that they believe they’re worth paying for.

Each song I record costs between $2,000 and $4,000 (not including the time Dave and I spend writing the song and working in the studio) depending on how involved the production is. We believe in providing fair compensation for the time and talents of the skilled musicians, producers and engineers who help make these songs a reality. Patron support always goes exclusively to the creation of more music, so you can feel good about that :)

Patrons invest in the songs so that thousands of future listeners can benefit from them. So if that’s you, THANK YOU!!!

You guys are the best. I mean it! Your support means the world to me and I'm so very honored to hear your stories of how God is using my music in your lives. You are loved, you are not alone, and you can live life with a whole heart!
*jj

P.S. 
A little bit about me: I'm a mom, wife, and singer/songwriter who loves dark chocolate and coffee with way too much cream. I’ve been a full-time musician for over 15 years. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband, Dave, our two girls, Lucy and Nora, and our sweet dog, Watson, who loves trying to eat our socks.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FAQs

WHAT IS THIS PATREON THING? 

It’s a crowdfunding platform for independent artists just like me.

LIKE KICKSTARTER?
Sort-of. Instead of raising a lot of money on Kickstarter for one BIG project (like my second lullaby album and my Christmas album), my Patreon page is where you go to help me make lots of little projects (single songs and music videos) more consistently.
Also - with Kickstarter you pledge money up front, and get the product later. With Patreon, the artist collects patron pledges AFTER the thing is made and released. Think of Patreon as a virtual tip jar.

SO HOW OFTEN WILL YOU RELEASE STUFF?

Most of the time I'll release one song on the first Friday of the month. I may sometimes release more than one song or video, but never more than three.

HOW OFTEN WILL I BE CHARGED?
You have two options. You can either choose to be charged a set amount (i.e. $1 or $5) once per month no matter how many songs/videos I release that month - 
OR - you can choose to be charged a set amount per song/video I release (which will always be at least one per month, but never more than three per month).

WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR SOMETHING I CAN GET FOR FREE ON YOUTUBE OR SPOTIFY?

There is absolutely no pressure for you to become a patron. It’s simply a way for you to join my team if you believe in the art I create. This is an opportunity for you to come alongside and help me keep making beautiful things! As a thank-you for your support, you’ll have access to some extra goodies and content.

An extra bonus for me is that my Patreon patrons will naturally be the people who believe in my music the most, and therefore the ones I want to hear from the most! This is a great platform for me to stay in touch with you. If you write me a direct message through Patreon, there's a very good possibility I'll write back to you. Let's make some stuff together!

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Tiers
Hear and See it First
$1 or more per Song or Video
We're in this together and it feels great!
In a world where music is becoming cheaper and cheaper to consumers, it fills me with gratitude to know that you value my music enough to help pay for it. You're the best!
In this tier you can...
  • Access patron-only content
  • Be the first to hear/watch my new stuff
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Fill my heart with gratitude

** To pledge $1 per month instead $1 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Own It For Your Very Own
$2 or more per Song or Video
Thank you so much! 


It warms my heart that you want to be a part of what I'm creating. 


In this tier you can...

  • Get a download of each new song/video
  • Access patron-only content
  • Be the first to hear/watch my new stuff
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Fill my heart with gratitude


** To pledge $2 per month instead $2 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Back to the Beginning
$5 or more per Song or Video
High five! 


Your support means the world to me.


In this tier you can...

  • Hear a demo of the song from before it reached it's final form.
  • Get all previous rewards


** To pledge $5 per month instead $5 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.

Karaoke For Days
$10 or more per Song or Video
Sing like you mean it!  Impress your friends too ;)


In this tier you can...

  • Get a download of each new song without the vocal track.
  • Get all previous rewards


** To pledge $10 per month instead $10 per song, you can opt to “support 1 time per month” at the very end of the checkout process.