Joey Allcorn is creating Country Music
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patrons

     When I traveled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007 to testify before members of the United States Congress regarding impending royalty rate increases on internet radio, I came in contact with a former employee of Warner Brothers Records who told me about something called the "Thousand True Fan Theory." This was the idea that if an artist or band could find 1000 fans to spend $100 a year with them, be it by attending live shows, selling records, merchandise, etc., then they would generate enough income to be successful long-term and the label would keep them around. This was always an interesting concept to me. One thousand fans shouldn't be that hard to come by, but in 2007 there was really no way of doing this without label support to keep records coming out and a booking agent keeping you on the road getting you in front of new fans. But in 2019, social media has changed all that and that's why I am launching a fan club based on the Patreon format.

     Patreon is a subscription/membership based platform that helps artists to continue creating great content while building relationships and providing exclusive access and content to their most supportive fans. Up until about twenty years ago most artists and bands had fan clubs for this purpose, but they are something that has fallen by the wayside with the advent of social media. So what we are doing here will bring that concept into the 21st century, but taking things a step further, it will also essentially make my fan club act as my record label. Your contributions will go towards all the things record labels have traditionally taken care of like recording new albums, releasing them on CD and vinyl, and hiring a public relations team to get press coverage and promote them to radio. In return, you will have access to exclusive behind the scenes content, be among the first to hear new music and receive multiple rewards and benefits that are detailed below including merchandise discounts, free admission to shows, handwritten lyrics and even have the opportunity of hosting a private concert for you and your friends.

     Since Patreon is based on your monthly contributions, you will determine the budget we have to work with. Dependent upon that, we will start doing something totally different than anyone else is doing right now with how new music is released. There will be no more waiting for two, three or more years between albums, instead we will start releasing 5 song EP's every three months with with a vinyl release at the end of each year made up of material taken from that years EP releases. This way we will have more music, more often as the country artists of the 40's and 50's did. It's another thing I have thought about for years and with streaming taking over digital downloads, this seems like the right time to shift to that sort of release schedule.

     Aside from my own music ventures, you will also be helping to fund a podcast and YouTube series I have been working on for a few months now entitled "Honky Tonk History." The podcast will focus on biographies and stories about country music legends, while the YouTube series will feature sit-down interviews and performances by singers, songwriters and musicians who are still with us and want to share stories from their life and times with some of the biggest names in country music history. I am hoping to have these projects off the ground and running sometime in the second half of this year.

     Over the years I've had so many fans and friends say that they wish there was something they could do to help me get my music out there to more people and now I finally have an answer. It doesn't matter if you contribute $1 or $1000, every contribution adds up and makes it possible to continue making records and to get back on the road bringing authentic country music to your city. You can sign up by following the links below or visit www.patreon.com/joeyallcorn. If you have any questions please feel free to email me, I would love to have your input on this project before I make it available to a wider audience. It is only being offered to a limited number of fans at this time so we can fine tune and adjust some aspects based on your feedback so don't hesitate to let me know what we can do to make things better for you! Thank you for your time and your continued support over the past twenty years!

Tiers
The Virtual Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

Buy Joey Allcorn a drink!
$3 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)


Alabama Chain Gang (White)
$5 or more per month

What you get:


- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 10% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks



Alabama Chain Gang (Green Level)
$10 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 20% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

Alabama Chain Gang (Blue Level)
$15 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 30% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")


Alabama Chain Gang (Yellow Tier)
$25 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 40% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch


Alabama Chain Gang (Orange Level)
$50 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL


Alabama Chain Gang (Red Level)
$100 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque


Alabama Chain Gang (Silver Tier)
$250 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque

- Vinyl Release Plaque

- Private Show (Solo/Duo)


Alabama Chain Gang (Gold Level)
$500 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque

- Vinyl Release Plaque

- Private Show (Full Band)

     When I traveled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007 to testify before members of the United States Congress regarding impending royalty rate increases on internet radio, I came in contact with a former employee of Warner Brothers Records who told me about something called the "Thousand True Fan Theory." This was the idea that if an artist or band could find 1000 fans to spend $100 a year with them, be it by attending live shows, selling records, merchandise, etc., then they would generate enough income to be successful long-term and the label would keep them around. This was always an interesting concept to me. One thousand fans shouldn't be that hard to come by, but in 2007 there was really no way of doing this without label support to keep records coming out and a booking agent keeping you on the road getting you in front of new fans. But in 2019, social media has changed all that and that's why I am launching a fan club based on the Patreon format.

     Patreon is a subscription/membership based platform that helps artists to continue creating great content while building relationships and providing exclusive access and content to their most supportive fans. Up until about twenty years ago most artists and bands had fan clubs for this purpose, but they are something that has fallen by the wayside with the advent of social media. So what we are doing here will bring that concept into the 21st century, but taking things a step further, it will also essentially make my fan club act as my record label. Your contributions will go towards all the things record labels have traditionally taken care of like recording new albums, releasing them on CD and vinyl, and hiring a public relations team to get press coverage and promote them to radio. In return, you will have access to exclusive behind the scenes content, be among the first to hear new music and receive multiple rewards and benefits that are detailed below including merchandise discounts, free admission to shows, handwritten lyrics and even have the opportunity of hosting a private concert for you and your friends.

     Since Patreon is based on your monthly contributions, you will determine the budget we have to work with. Dependent upon that, we will start doing something totally different than anyone else is doing right now with how new music is released. There will be no more waiting for two, three or more years between albums, instead we will start releasing 5 song EP's every three months with with a vinyl release at the end of each year made up of material taken from that years EP releases. This way we will have more music, more often as the country artists of the 40's and 50's did. It's another thing I have thought about for years and with streaming taking over digital downloads, this seems like the right time to shift to that sort of release schedule.

     Aside from my own music ventures, you will also be helping to fund a podcast and YouTube series I have been working on for a few months now entitled "Honky Tonk History." The podcast will focus on biographies and stories about country music legends, while the YouTube series will feature sit-down interviews and performances by singers, songwriters and musicians who are still with us and want to share stories from their life and times with some of the biggest names in country music history. I am hoping to have these projects off the ground and running sometime in the second half of this year.

     Over the years I've had so many fans and friends say that they wish there was something they could do to help me get my music out there to more people and now I finally have an answer. It doesn't matter if you contribute $1 or $1000, every contribution adds up and makes it possible to continue making records and to get back on the road bringing authentic country music to your city. You can sign up by following the links below or visit www.patreon.com/joeyallcorn. If you have any questions please feel free to email me, I would love to have your input on this project before I make it available to a wider audience. It is only being offered to a limited number of fans at this time so we can fine tune and adjust some aspects based on your feedback so don't hesitate to let me know what we can do to make things better for you! Thank you for your time and your continued support over the past twenty years!

Recent posts by Joey Allcorn

Tiers
The Virtual Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

Buy Joey Allcorn a drink!
$3 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)


Alabama Chain Gang (White)
$5 or more per month

What you get:


- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 10% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks



Alabama Chain Gang (Green Level)
$10 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 20% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

Alabama Chain Gang (Blue Level)
$15 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 30% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")


Alabama Chain Gang (Yellow Tier)
$25 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 40% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch


Alabama Chain Gang (Orange Level)
$50 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL


Alabama Chain Gang (Red Level)
$100 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque


Alabama Chain Gang (Silver Tier)
$250 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque

- Vinyl Release Plaque

- Private Show (Solo/Duo)


Alabama Chain Gang (Gold Level)
$500 or more per month

- Patreon All-Access

- Alabama Chain Gang Facebook Group

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Stickers

- Text Message Updates / Alerts (Optional)

- Alabama Chain Gang Membership Card

- 50% Merchandise Discount

- Digital Download Subscription

- CD Subscription

- Vinyl Subscription

- Joey Allcorn Koozie

- Your Names in Album/Video Credits

- Social Media Shout Out / Thanks

- Hand Written Thank You Letter

- 8x10 Autographed Photo

- Postcards from the Road

- Exclusive Album Posters (11" x 17")

- Exclusive Fan Club T-Shirt

- Stage Used Set List & Guitar Pick

- Free Admission to Shows

- Early Access to Merch

- Hand Written Lyrics

- Meet & Greet / Dinner & Drinks

- Vinyl Test Pressings

- YouTube Dedication Videos

- Hank Williams Tour of Montgomery, AL

- All-Access / VIP

- Membership Plaque

- Vinyl Release Plaque

- Private Show (Full Band)