Mandy Bo are creating Music, Videos & Art
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patron

What's Patreon?

If you're a fan of mine and want to support me in the creation of new songs, music videos, vlogs, writing, performances and other incredible artistic "creations", this is the place. 

My story:

I'm a very hard working independent artist. I've been struggling to find the right platform for ongoing support, through which I can release constant material (and make a living).

As a creator, singer, songwriter and recording artist, I thrive on direct communication with my audience without having to go through labels, distributors and the mass media. I love creating and instantly sharing. I also know my community, y'all are smart, kind, supportive, future-platform embracing individuals.

I believe subscription sites like Patreon are a new revolution in releasing music and art patreonage. They’ve created a quite underground network for artists to connect directly with their fans, bypassing the entire commercial system, and it’s awesome! This helps save artists like myself in an art-economy that is presently drowning by allowing you to directly support the continued creation of the music you love.

To continue to make music that fills your hearts and speakers, I need support, true patronage; those willing to be the driving engine to pay for the recording studios, filmmakers, website fees, gas, food, lodging. This is my life and my work, I need a salary and a budget.

This is an ongoing commitment to me and my music. Now, I know commitment can be scary, but if you change your mind you can pull out before you’re charged at the end of any month.

While I have been successful in running both Kickstarter and PledgeMusic campaigns, which are awesome for huge one-time projects, I don’t want to get repetitive and exhaust my community with “Hey, I’m making another record, pre-order here…again!”

I just want to be able to go into the studio, make music with friends, call a film director, make a video, take a little time off, write, record and press PUBLISH when I am done (instant art). I love putting creations out NOW.

About money:

SOME CREATIONS COST A LOT OF MONEY while some creations cost almost nothing, the idea here is that you trust me to use the ongoing budgets as I see fit.

Not every project will cost the same...but the more budget I have, the more incredible creations I can create and the more I can spend on my artistic collaborators. It gives me great pleasure to be able to pay other artists to Do Their Creations with my budgets.

If you guys know me, you know I LISTEN. I know we can make it together and we will. Even if you're a one dollar backer, I want to know what you're digging and what's bugging you via comments here, on twitter and/or facebook, as well as on the live webcasts. I truly appreciate the feedback I receive from everyone, it's GREAT and it works! I read comments and absolutely love discussing my projects and career with each and every one of you.

Every patron who's supporting me is important to this community, YOU'RE who I’m creating for and I’m glad you found me here.

Whether you're backing me for a dollar or ten dollars...THANK YOU.

Lots of love,

Mandy Bo

P.S. If you're not familiar with MY music, please visit http://www.mandybo.com where you can find my bio, music, videos, photos and more.

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THE FAQ (frequently asked questions)

If you have questions, please submit them on twitter, facebook, or here on the patreon stream once you sign up.

Q: "Why are you charging Per Creation versus charging Per Month, like some other patreon artists?"

A: Per Creation seemed safer than monthly. What if i'm traveling or touring and don't have output to share? I’d feel guilty.  Patreon has a MONTHLY CAP, so if you want the security of only EVER paying $10 a month, because that's what your budget allows, you can CAP at $10. That way it's like paying $10 per month WITH the added advantage that if I decide to post No Creations in a given month, you'll be charged NOTHING. So it's technically better for you, and I won't feel guilty, ever.

Q: “But if I cap my backing at $10 a month, does that mean I won't get ALL THE CREATIONS?"

A: I’m treating everybody equally. The CONTENT goes out to the public, you guys are the backstage. You don't lose access to ANYTHING when you hit your cap. You'll still get EVERYTHING emailed to you if you're backing at the email level, and access to all streams even if your cap is $1 a month. You don't get punished for capping.

Q: " I want to join your Patreon, but I don't have any idea how much to donate. I want to do it for about $25-35/month. You say it's donating "per creation" - how often do you do those "creations" - so I can get an idea how much to donate per thing. For example, if you do a "creation" every 3 months, I will donate $100 per thing. guidelines on "thing" timetables... at least roughly?"

A: Well...that's really generous. You have two options: you could just back me at $10/thing, which is the closest denomination (in general I’ll put out about one creation a month) and I’d cap your donation at $30 or $60....so you never pay more than you're happy with. OR if you're feeling more generous, you can actually "write in" a higher amount per creation (i.e. you can write in $20/$30/$50 at the $10 level) until you hit your monthly cap. There's an easy way to set a monthly maximum for yourself when you're entering your payment info.

Q: "When are you going to put out a physical record I can touch?"

A: SOON! I’m working on it. Meanwhile, you can purchase physical goodies at http://www.mandybo.com

Q: "What if I want to just donate money to you once?”

A: That's more than fine. Please email me at [email protected] for details.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Creation
Did you just join my community of patrons?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU! That's huge, and plenty. You'll get my patron-only emails and access to the patron-only feed, where the community centralizes and everything gets posted and talked about.
Pledge $3 or more per Creation
You're supporting me even more, you're awesome. thank you. You'll get access to the patron-only feed, + be DIRECTLY emailed keepable/playable/readable downloads of any content (PDFs, Mp3s, etc).
Pledge $5 or more per Creation
That's a lot of support, $5 is really generous. THANK YOU! You receive all of the above + you'll be in the "random surprise" group. I'll email you random surprises every once in a while, including more personal vlogs, photos, etc. that aren't for the general public.
Pledge $10 or more per Creation
That's some serious love. THANK YOU. You get all of the above, inc. random surprises + access to my patron-only webcasts once a month in which I'll chat & perform live with you top-tier patrons, take questions direct, talk about life, the work, etc. Note: these will *later* be available to the public, but this group gets to interact live & receive access to the archive before anyone else....you'll be a member of the smaller group with whom I discuss deeper issues, business/patron strategies, etc.
Pledge $100 or more per Creation
Hello, angel investor. DAMN, you rock! You get all of the above...patron-feed, random surprises, webcasting + I'll thank you personally via email/phone/both. I'll also send you super cool postcards from places I wind up (I love to to some pretty fun stuff). You also get guestlist to any show (if I can swing it, which I'm sure I can. We will email.)
Pledge $1,000 or more per Creation
I'll call. We'll talk, have dinner & totally do some fun random stuff...maybe you'd even like to be a guest on my vlog! I'd really love that! And WOW, thank you. I'm absolutely speechless. 
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What's Patreon?

If you're a fan of mine and want to support me in the creation of new songs, music videos, vlogs, writing, performances and other incredible artistic "creations", this is the place. 

My story:

I'm a very hard working independent artist. I've been struggling to find the right platform for ongoing support, through which I can release constant material (and make a living).

As a creator, singer, songwriter and recording artist, I thrive on direct communication with my audience without having to go through labels, distributors and the mass media. I love creating and instantly sharing. I also know my community, y'all are smart, kind, supportive, future-platform embracing individuals.

I believe subscription sites like Patreon are a new revolution in releasing music and art patreonage. They’ve created a quite underground network for artists to connect directly with their fans, bypassing the entire commercial system, and it’s awesome! This helps save artists like myself in an art-economy that is presently drowning by allowing you to directly support the continued creation of the music you love.

To continue to make music that fills your hearts and speakers, I need support, true patronage; those willing to be the driving engine to pay for the recording studios, filmmakers, website fees, gas, food, lodging. This is my life and my work, I need a salary and a budget.

This is an ongoing commitment to me and my music. Now, I know commitment can be scary, but if you change your mind you can pull out before you’re charged at the end of any month.

While I have been successful in running both Kickstarter and PledgeMusic campaigns, which are awesome for huge one-time projects, I don’t want to get repetitive and exhaust my community with “Hey, I’m making another record, pre-order here…again!”

I just want to be able to go into the studio, make music with friends, call a film director, make a video, take a little time off, write, record and press PUBLISH when I am done (instant art). I love putting creations out NOW.

About money:

SOME CREATIONS COST A LOT OF MONEY while some creations cost almost nothing, the idea here is that you trust me to use the ongoing budgets as I see fit.

Not every project will cost the same...but the more budget I have, the more incredible creations I can create and the more I can spend on my artistic collaborators. It gives me great pleasure to be able to pay other artists to Do Their Creations with my budgets.

If you guys know me, you know I LISTEN. I know we can make it together and we will. Even if you're a one dollar backer, I want to know what you're digging and what's bugging you via comments here, on twitter and/or facebook, as well as on the live webcasts. I truly appreciate the feedback I receive from everyone, it's GREAT and it works! I read comments and absolutely love discussing my projects and career with each and every one of you.

Every patron who's supporting me is important to this community, YOU'RE who I’m creating for and I’m glad you found me here.

Whether you're backing me for a dollar or ten dollars...THANK YOU.

Lots of love,

Mandy Bo

P.S. If you're not familiar with MY music, please visit http://www.mandybo.com where you can find my bio, music, videos, photos and more.

............

THE FAQ (frequently asked questions)

If you have questions, please submit them on twitter, facebook, or here on the patreon stream once you sign up.

Q: "Why are you charging Per Creation versus charging Per Month, like some other patreon artists?"

A: Per Creation seemed safer than monthly. What if i'm traveling or touring and don't have output to share? I’d feel guilty.  Patreon has a MONTHLY CAP, so if you want the security of only EVER paying $10 a month, because that's what your budget allows, you can CAP at $10. That way it's like paying $10 per month WITH the added advantage that if I decide to post No Creations in a given month, you'll be charged NOTHING. So it's technically better for you, and I won't feel guilty, ever.

Q: “But if I cap my backing at $10 a month, does that mean I won't get ALL THE CREATIONS?"

A: I’m treating everybody equally. The CONTENT goes out to the public, you guys are the backstage. You don't lose access to ANYTHING when you hit your cap. You'll still get EVERYTHING emailed to you if you're backing at the email level, and access to all streams even if your cap is $1 a month. You don't get punished for capping.

Q: " I want to join your Patreon, but I don't have any idea how much to donate. I want to do it for about $25-35/month. You say it's donating "per creation" - how often do you do those "creations" - so I can get an idea how much to donate per thing. For example, if you do a "creation" every 3 months, I will donate $100 per thing. guidelines on "thing" timetables... at least roughly?"

A: Well...that's really generous. You have two options: you could just back me at $10/thing, which is the closest denomination (in general I’ll put out about one creation a month) and I’d cap your donation at $30 or $60....so you never pay more than you're happy with. OR if you're feeling more generous, you can actually "write in" a higher amount per creation (i.e. you can write in $20/$30/$50 at the $10 level) until you hit your monthly cap. There's an easy way to set a monthly maximum for yourself when you're entering your payment info.

Q: "When are you going to put out a physical record I can touch?"

A: SOON! I’m working on it. Meanwhile, you can purchase physical goodies at http://www.mandybo.com

Q: "What if I want to just donate money to you once?”

A: That's more than fine. Please email me at [email protected] for details.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Creation
Did you just join my community of patrons?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU! That's huge, and plenty. You'll get my patron-only emails and access to the patron-only feed, where the community centralizes and everything gets posted and talked about.
Pledge $3 or more per Creation
You're supporting me even more, you're awesome. thank you. You'll get access to the patron-only feed, + be DIRECTLY emailed keepable/playable/readable downloads of any content (PDFs, Mp3s, etc).
Pledge $5 or more per Creation
That's a lot of support, $5 is really generous. THANK YOU! You receive all of the above + you'll be in the "random surprise" group. I'll email you random surprises every once in a while, including more personal vlogs, photos, etc. that aren't for the general public.
Pledge $10 or more per Creation
That's some serious love. THANK YOU. You get all of the above, inc. random surprises + access to my patron-only webcasts once a month in which I'll chat & perform live with you top-tier patrons, take questions direct, talk about life, the work, etc. Note: these will *later* be available to the public, but this group gets to interact live & receive access to the archive before anyone else....you'll be a member of the smaller group with whom I discuss deeper issues, business/patron strategies, etc.
Pledge $100 or more per Creation
Hello, angel investor. DAMN, you rock! You get all of the above...patron-feed, random surprises, webcasting + I'll thank you personally via email/phone/both. I'll also send you super cool postcards from places I wind up (I love to to some pretty fun stuff). You also get guestlist to any show (if I can swing it, which I'm sure I can. We will email.)
Pledge $1,000 or more per Creation
I'll call. We'll talk, have dinner & totally do some fun random stuff...maybe you'd even like to be a guest on my vlog! I'd really love that! And WOW, thank you. I'm absolutely speechless.