J.P. Kallio is creating Music, songs, daily vlogs, sharing my journey
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I have been working as a musician for the past 19 years, I played in several bands over the years, toured all around Europe, played thousands of shows in bars, clubs and festivals. But I was always part of an entity, rather than doing what was truly in my heart. Even though in many ways I was living a dream, there was a void in me.

In late 2013 I decided to finally do something about this situation. I set up my own website with a blog and set out to write, record and release 52 songs in 52 weeks. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect things to grow the way it did. By the end of 2014 I looked back on the year I had, where I released not only my first solo album, but altogether four albums and an EP. A journey I had started very much on my own, had grown into something amazing! I was blogging daily, people were exited about every new song, every new blog post.

At this point I knew the year had been too much fun to just leave it at that. I decided to continue the journey. And the further I went the more my journey became part of everything I do. And as I had an interest in video for a long time, and had some TV experience in my past, I set out to share my journey in a form of a daily vlog. These vlogs are my life, which I am openly sharing with you guys.  

At the moment all of this is taking most of my time, but it still is a side project. I am hoping that together we can change this into my full time project. I hope to keep writing, recording and releasing a song every week. I hope to keep making my vlogs better. I hope to get to play some shows home and a broad, but do it all in my own terms. I want the shows to be about music, not selling beer. I hope to travel abroad and record my weekly songs with some local musicians where ever I travel. I hope to be inspired by my surroundings where ever I go. And most of all I want to inspire you.

So pledge as much or as little as you can. By doing so you are not only supporting me, but also allowing me to share this stuff with the world and hopefully make it just that little bit better place :-)

J.P.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
By supporting me you show that you have faith in me, and for than I am extremely grateful!
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
By supporting me you show that you have faith in me, and for than I am extremely grateful!
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
This is starting to be a quite substantial amount and I can feel your love. I am more than crateful! 
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Now you are getting in to serious commitment territory. I can not express my gratitude in words...
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
You will also get access to some extra content from my trips (several times a year) Think of these as electronic postcards ;-)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
You are a serious investor! You are the reason artists like me can create some amazing things and this world of ours becomes a little bit better place :-)
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released, as well as you will get personalised physical copies of the albums (I will personally hand make these, and every copy is unique).
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
You will also get access to some extra content from my trips (several times a year) Think of these as electronic postcards ;-)
When I am in town, you will get free tickets to any of my show, and you get to meet me in person before or after the show. 
There will also be extra surprise included along the way with this one. It is limited to a nice number so I can concentrate on you having a great experience.
This is only available as long as you stay a monthly patron.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
This one is out of this world, so I will fly out to play a private show for you in your home, or other venue of your choice (you organic the venue) for your friends and family. You will get all of my music as it is released as a download and also physical copies of the albums personalised to you. What ever merchandise I make available for my fans to purchase, you will receive a copy in the post. You create so much goodness   through my art in this world, that I will meet you for dinner when ever our paths cross, and obviously you get full access to everything on my Patron-only feed, tickets to any shows anytime as long as you are monthly contributor, and a backstage access in venues where this applies. There will also be few extra surprises for this one, and they are going to be personalised to you. You are amazing!
Goals
$33 of $375 per month
Ok, I'll try to be as hones and transparent here as I can. At the time of writing this I have been releasing a song a week on my blog, and blogging actively for one year and nine months. It has been a learning curve, trying to figure out what works and what does not. But by now I have learned how to optimise my lean song recording/releasing process. I am no where near breaking even here yet. Between all the costs involved, I figured out that $375 is the bare minimum I need every month to keep things going. Don;t get me wrong, I have paid it out of my own pocket so far, and I won't stop doing so. But it would take a lot of pressure of me if we would reach this goal. Honestly, there has been few weeks where I was releasing songs at the risk of having to pay my rent late... And I do like having a roof over my head :-D 
 Oh yeah and as I am on the honest streak, you might be wondering "what about the album and song sales?" Here's the thing, due to a lot of the streaming services most people don't buy music anymore. That is part of the reason why I joined Patreon. I actually boosted my income from the songs a bit after starting to release them on Bandcamp with the option of people naming their own price :-) But at the very bets, I made about 10% of what I spent. So yeah, this is kind of important goal in the long run for me to be able to keep going.
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I have been working as a musician for the past 19 years, I played in several bands over the years, toured all around Europe, played thousands of shows in bars, clubs and festivals. But I was always part of an entity, rather than doing what was truly in my heart. Even though in many ways I was living a dream, there was a void in me.

In late 2013 I decided to finally do something about this situation. I set up my own website with a blog and set out to write, record and release 52 songs in 52 weeks. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect things to grow the way it did. By the end of 2014 I looked back on the year I had, where I released not only my first solo album, but altogether four albums and an EP. A journey I had started very much on my own, had grown into something amazing! I was blogging daily, people were exited about every new song, every new blog post.

At this point I knew the year had been too much fun to just leave it at that. I decided to continue the journey. And the further I went the more my journey became part of everything I do. And as I had an interest in video for a long time, and had some TV experience in my past, I set out to share my journey in a form of a daily vlog. These vlogs are my life, which I am openly sharing with you guys.  

At the moment all of this is taking most of my time, but it still is a side project. I am hoping that together we can change this into my full time project. I hope to keep writing, recording and releasing a song every week. I hope to keep making my vlogs better. I hope to get to play some shows home and a broad, but do it all in my own terms. I want the shows to be about music, not selling beer. I hope to travel abroad and record my weekly songs with some local musicians where ever I travel. I hope to be inspired by my surroundings where ever I go. And most of all I want to inspire you.

So pledge as much or as little as you can. By doing so you are not only supporting me, but also allowing me to share this stuff with the world and hopefully make it just that little bit better place :-)

J.P.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
By supporting me you show that you have faith in me, and for than I am extremely grateful!
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
By supporting me you show that you have faith in me, and for than I am extremely grateful!
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
This is starting to be a quite substantial amount and I can feel your love. I am more than crateful! 
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Now you are getting in to serious commitment territory. I can not express my gratitude in words...
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released.
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
You will also get access to some extra content from my trips (several times a year) Think of these as electronic postcards ;-)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
You are a serious investor! You are the reason artists like me can create some amazing things and this world of ours becomes a little bit better place :-)
You will get access to my Patron-only feed, which will be bit like a getting into a show with a backstage access. You will a get glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes and you also get to discuss and ask me questions on regular bases in more intimate way than on any other platform.
You will also get a download of all the new songs as they are released, as well as you will get personalised physical copies of the albums (I will personally hand make these, and every copy is unique).
You will hear from me more personally through social media or email on regular bases, and I want to hear from you :-)
You will also get access to some extra content from my trips (several times a year) Think of these as electronic postcards ;-)
When I am in town, you will get free tickets to any of my show, and you get to meet me in person before or after the show. 
There will also be extra surprise included along the way with this one. It is limited to a nice number so I can concentrate on you having a great experience.
This is only available as long as you stay a monthly patron.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons
This one is out of this world, so I will fly out to play a private show for you in your home, or other venue of your choice (you organic the venue) for your friends and family. You will get all of my music as it is released as a download and also physical copies of the albums personalised to you. What ever merchandise I make available for my fans to purchase, you will receive a copy in the post. You create so much goodness   through my art in this world, that I will meet you for dinner when ever our paths cross, and obviously you get full access to everything on my Patron-only feed, tickets to any shows anytime as long as you are monthly contributor, and a backstage access in venues where this applies. There will also be few extra surprises for this one, and they are going to be personalised to you. You are amazing!