Joseph Mancuso is creating Music & Thoughts On Making Art
8

patrons

$26
per Insider's Release
The Backstory

Do you have three minutes?  Here's a quick history of the project.


josephmancusomusic.com


The Plan

The videos above talk a little about my music and plans for releasing both free and exclusive material via Patreon.  In short, i'm aiming to post a weekly free video talking about all aspects of music and the creative process, and then share "Insider's Releases" to Patreon supporters.  These exclusive releases will share sneak previews of works in progress and other special material.  The insider's releases will often be rough, but supporters will get an exclusive view into the real songwriting process as it's happening, plus unreleased archives from nearly 20 years of North and other past projects.

To boot, all supporters who pledge 50 cents or more per insider's release earn "Votes".  When enough money has been raised to fund a larger public release, supporters can cast their votes to help determine which projects get funded first!  See "How To Claim Your Votes" for more info on how it works.

I expect insider's releases to happen very roughly once a month, so any pledge amount (charged only once per release) will probably end up costing no more than 10-15 times that amount per year.  Also, remember that Patreon gives you the option to cap your contributions to a monthly maximum, so you can always ensure that you're not paying more than you're comfortable with, no matter how many releases come out.

To stay in the loop on releases and videos, like my facebook page, subscribe to the YouTube channel, or contact me to join the email list.  Thank you!


Special Shout Outs

Thanks again to kc2dpt and @multiplexer (whose blog can be found at projectmultiplexer.com) for their great crowdfunding advice.  This plan never could have come together without them!
Tiers
Pledge $0.25 or more per Insider's Release
0 patrons
You're An Insider
For only a quarter each, you get access to Insider's Releases.  These special recordings and videos are selected unreleased North material and previews of rough recordings not available to the public.  While some of these archival and homebrewed materials may be rough around the edges, they highlight writing and performances that cover the real heart of my musical efforts, raw, honest and direct.
Pledge $0.50 or more per Insider's Release
1 patron
The Vote Threshold
At 50 cents or more per release, you earn "Votes" -- 1 per dollar (rounded) per release that you support!  These Votes can be cast later on to help determine which larger public projects will get priority for production.  See "The Plan" and "Claiming Your Votes" videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/josephmancusomusic) for details.
Pledge $1 or more per Insider's Release
4 patrons
Nice Round Numbers & Extra Gratitude
Seriously.  Thank you.  Every pledge of _any_ amount helps, but at $1 per release, you're taking this seriously.  It means that you're willing to drop a buck -- arguably the going rate for a song on iTunes -- to sneak preview my rough cuts, lyrics, and other works in progress.  It also means you're not just gaming the system for maximum Votes .... ;)  ;)
Pledge $2 or more per Insider's Release
0 patrons
Free CD To A Friend (or Yourself) Every Year
OMG YOU ROCK!  At $2 per release, in addition to your Votes and super duper extra gratitude per above, you get an anniversary gift.  For every 12 months of support at this level or more, i'll ship any North CD you want* to anyone in the USA**.  I'll also include a short personalized note saying whatever you like.***

* ( ... while supplies last.  If i run out of a CD you want, i'll do my best to work something out for you.)
** (I'm willing to try to ship stuff overseas if costs are reasonable.  Ask and i'll see what i can do.)
*** (... provided it won't get me into trouble!)
Pledge $5 or more per Insider's Release
2 patrons
I Am Moved Beyond Words (and into Cluelessness)
Very honestly, i have _no_ idea how to properly thank you for this kind of support!!  In addition to all of the benefits of the lower tiers, i'd be happy to try to do something special for folks who are supporting at this level, so i guess please send me your ideas!  If you ask for something reasonable that i can pull off, i'll do my best to accommodate it.  Thank you so much!
Goals
$26 of $100 per Insider's Release
At $100 total per Insider's Release, i'll be starting to pile up funds at a rate that will enable some quality re-mastering of archival North recordings and possibly professional mixing of some new material that i record on my own.  As a thank you to everyone for reaching this goal, i'll invite all Patreon supporters to an annual free vote to request a cover song for me to record.  (I will make my best good-faith effort to cover the requested song, assuming i can pull it off, and assuming that it won't get me into any trouble!  If i can't swing it for any reason, i'll let the group pick another.)
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The Backstory

Do you have three minutes?  Here's a quick history of the project.


josephmancusomusic.com


The Plan

The videos above talk a little about my music and plans for releasing both free and exclusive material via Patreon.  In short, i'm aiming to post a weekly free video talking about all aspects of music and the creative process, and then share "Insider's Releases" to Patreon supporters.  These exclusive releases will share sneak previews of works in progress and other special material.  The insider's releases will often be rough, but supporters will get an exclusive view into the real songwriting process as it's happening, plus unreleased archives from nearly 20 years of North and other past projects.

To boot, all supporters who pledge 50 cents or more per insider's release earn "Votes".  When enough money has been raised to fund a larger public release, supporters can cast their votes to help determine which projects get funded first!  See "How To Claim Your Votes" for more info on how it works.

I expect insider's releases to happen very roughly once a month, so any pledge amount (charged only once per release) will probably end up costing no more than 10-15 times that amount per year.  Also, remember that Patreon gives you the option to cap your contributions to a monthly maximum, so you can always ensure that you're not paying more than you're comfortable with, no matter how many releases come out.

To stay in the loop on releases and videos, like my facebook page, subscribe to the YouTube channel, or contact me to join the email list.  Thank you!


Special Shout Outs

Thanks again to kc2dpt and @multiplexer (whose blog can be found at projectmultiplexer.com) for their great crowdfunding advice.  This plan never could have come together without them!

Recent posts by Joseph Mancuso

Tiers
Pledge $0.25 or more per Insider's Release
0 patrons
You're An Insider
For only a quarter each, you get access to Insider's Releases.  These special recordings and videos are selected unreleased North material and previews of rough recordings not available to the public.  While some of these archival and homebrewed materials may be rough around the edges, they highlight writing and performances that cover the real heart of my musical efforts, raw, honest and direct.
Pledge $0.50 or more per Insider's Release
1 patron
The Vote Threshold
At 50 cents or more per release, you earn "Votes" -- 1 per dollar (rounded) per release that you support!  These Votes can be cast later on to help determine which larger public projects will get priority for production.  See "The Plan" and "Claiming Your Votes" videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/josephmancusomusic) for details.
Pledge $1 or more per Insider's Release
4 patrons
Nice Round Numbers & Extra Gratitude
Seriously.  Thank you.  Every pledge of _any_ amount helps, but at $1 per release, you're taking this seriously.  It means that you're willing to drop a buck -- arguably the going rate for a song on iTunes -- to sneak preview my rough cuts, lyrics, and other works in progress.  It also means you're not just gaming the system for maximum Votes .... ;)  ;)
Pledge $2 or more per Insider's Release
0 patrons
Free CD To A Friend (or Yourself) Every Year
OMG YOU ROCK!  At $2 per release, in addition to your Votes and super duper extra gratitude per above, you get an anniversary gift.  For every 12 months of support at this level or more, i'll ship any North CD you want* to anyone in the USA**.  I'll also include a short personalized note saying whatever you like.***

* ( ... while supplies last.  If i run out of a CD you want, i'll do my best to work something out for you.)
** (I'm willing to try to ship stuff overseas if costs are reasonable.  Ask and i'll see what i can do.)
*** (... provided it won't get me into trouble!)
Pledge $5 or more per Insider's Release
2 patrons
I Am Moved Beyond Words (and into Cluelessness)
Very honestly, i have _no_ idea how to properly thank you for this kind of support!!  In addition to all of the benefits of the lower tiers, i'd be happy to try to do something special for folks who are supporting at this level, so i guess please send me your ideas!  If you ask for something reasonable that i can pull off, i'll do my best to accommodate it.  Thank you so much!