Marcus D is creating jazz hip-hop and flipping video game samples
43

patrons

$392
per month
I'm here because I think Patreon is the big break I've been looking for...
Specifically because the big break I've always envisioned in my head isn't one where I make a million dollars or even get a million followers, but one that will allow me to remain independent and continue to interact with the dedicated fans who have made me what I am...all while sky-rocketing the quality of music, visuals, and promotion. Not having to eat frozen food is also in that vision, but I digress.
First and foremost...

A little bit about Patreon
Patreon is a platform that allows fans to directly support artists and play an important role in their creation process. It's different from other crowd-funding campaigns as I explain in the video above, because it's an ongoing campaign. I often get messages from fans saying they missed the Kickstarter deadline and are wondering how they can help out with future projects; or they just want to know how they can donate. Regardless of how you choose to show your support, Patreon is the answer.

The ultimate goal is to increase the number of patrons, and overall funding pool.
Each time we reach a stretch-goal, the Patreon content will be upgraded. Look to the right and you'll see that the first stretch-goal is the release of a song from Retro'd 2 exclusively for Patreon supporters.


As we reach higher goals, the quality of the content will drastically increase, because as many of you know, I put almost every cent I make back into creating new content...meaning we'll grow together. Some things you should expect to see as the funding amount increases: MORE VINYL for past and future releases, more unique merchandise, more tours, more videos with better quality, more collaborations with artists you want to see me work with, and so on and so forth.


Patreon-exclusive Activity Feed
One of the coolest features of Patreon is that there's a highly interactive activity feed that can only be seen by my patrons. All who pledge will receive access to this feed. I'll be posting new songs and videos here, as well as surveys for what kind of new content you'd like to see in the future. You'll also be able to vote for what video game songs you'd like to see me flip!
I've always wanted to have a forum where my fans and I can discuss the direction of future projects or just chop it up and build with each other. The Patreon activity feed will allow us to do just that.

Rewards
The best part.
Look once again to the right...now back to me...now back to the rewards, and remember that each tier is cumulative, meaning if you pledge $10 for each new piece of content released, you'll also receive the $1, $2, etc. tier rewards, all the way up to the $10 tier.  (You can set a max limit in your settings, that way you'll never go over your specified amount) If you have ideas for future rewards, feel free to post them on the Patreon feed!

I'm extremely excited about this, I hope you are too. 
Thank you for all the support over the years. Your faith steadies me.
Peace
- MD
 
If you still have questions about the way Patreon works, I would highly suggest watching this video by Jack Conte (CEO and user of Patreon).
Tiers
Retro'd Voting Tier
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Access to my Patreon-only feed where you can post comments, questions, ideas, etc.
Also a great way to cast your vote for what video game samples you want to see flipped.


NOTE: All donation tiers will be given access to my Patreon feed, and each tier is cumulative of past tiers.

New Game
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
Access to a new Patreon-exclusive Marcus D song at least once a month.
New Game +
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Early access to all future episodes of my beatmaking series, "Miditations" and instrumental versions of all non-instrumental Patreon content.
New Game ++
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Receive ALL future digital releases 2-days early. You'll also have access to the entire library of Patreon-exclusive tracks, so if you got to the party late you can catch up on what you missed!
All-Inclusive Tier
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Once a month, you'll receive an exclusive 30-60 minute DJ mix done by yours truly. Mixes will include songs from rare soul/jazz/hip hop records, unreleased songs I've produced, and beats that have never and may never be released outside of Patreon.


  • Access to the Retro'd Roulette Discord Server.
Premiere Patreon Supporter Tier
$30 or more per month 5 patrons
At this tier, your name will be added to the credits of all digital projects. If you stay at this tier for at least 3 months, your name will be added to the "Special Thanks" section on all future physical releases. Finally, you'll receive all digital releases 2 days before their release, for FREE! Thank you for believing in me.
Discography Tier
$50 or more per month 1 patron
After one month of staying at this tier, you'll receive my entire Bandcamp discography. If you stay at this tier for 3 months you'll receive my Bandcamp discography and private folder of unreleased collaborations from over the years.
(Files will be delivered at the end of the 1 month/3 month period.)
You are Young Grasshopper, but You Will Learn
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
1-hour personal Skype session with me once a month. This will be a 1-on-1 session where I explain how I created any song of your choice. This is a great tier for upcoming producers as I'll be explaining my creative process and can answer any questions you have. I'll also provide feedback on your music if you wish.
Goals
$392 of $400 per month
I'll start a podcast chronicling my life in Tokyo, featuring a surprise guest every now and then. Your pledges will help cover the set up and maintenance costs.
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I'm here because I think Patreon is the big break I've been looking for...
Specifically because the big break I've always envisioned in my head isn't one where I make a million dollars or even get a million followers, but one that will allow me to remain independent and continue to interact with the dedicated fans who have made me what I am...all while sky-rocketing the quality of music, visuals, and promotion. Not having to eat frozen food is also in that vision, but I digress.
First and foremost...

A little bit about Patreon
Patreon is a platform that allows fans to directly support artists and play an important role in their creation process. It's different from other crowd-funding campaigns as I explain in the video above, because it's an ongoing campaign. I often get messages from fans saying they missed the Kickstarter deadline and are wondering how they can help out with future projects; or they just want to know how they can donate. Regardless of how you choose to show your support, Patreon is the answer.

The ultimate goal is to increase the number of patrons, and overall funding pool.
Each time we reach a stretch-goal, the Patreon content will be upgraded. Look to the right and you'll see that the first stretch-goal is the release of a song from Retro'd 2 exclusively for Patreon supporters.


As we reach higher goals, the quality of the content will drastically increase, because as many of you know, I put almost every cent I make back into creating new content...meaning we'll grow together. Some things you should expect to see as the funding amount increases: MORE VINYL for past and future releases, more unique merchandise, more tours, more videos with better quality, more collaborations with artists you want to see me work with, and so on and so forth.


Patreon-exclusive Activity Feed
One of the coolest features of Patreon is that there's a highly interactive activity feed that can only be seen by my patrons. All who pledge will receive access to this feed. I'll be posting new songs and videos here, as well as surveys for what kind of new content you'd like to see in the future. You'll also be able to vote for what video game songs you'd like to see me flip!
I've always wanted to have a forum where my fans and I can discuss the direction of future projects or just chop it up and build with each other. The Patreon activity feed will allow us to do just that.

Rewards
The best part.
Look once again to the right...now back to me...now back to the rewards, and remember that each tier is cumulative, meaning if you pledge $10 for each new piece of content released, you'll also receive the $1, $2, etc. tier rewards, all the way up to the $10 tier.  (You can set a max limit in your settings, that way you'll never go over your specified amount) If you have ideas for future rewards, feel free to post them on the Patreon feed!

I'm extremely excited about this, I hope you are too. 
Thank you for all the support over the years. Your faith steadies me.
Peace
- MD
 
If you still have questions about the way Patreon works, I would highly suggest watching this video by Jack Conte (CEO and user of Patreon).

Recent posts by Marcus D

Tiers
Retro'd Voting Tier
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Access to my Patreon-only feed where you can post comments, questions, ideas, etc.
Also a great way to cast your vote for what video game samples you want to see flipped.


NOTE: All donation tiers will be given access to my Patreon feed, and each tier is cumulative of past tiers.

New Game
$2 or more per month 16 patrons
Access to a new Patreon-exclusive Marcus D song at least once a month.
New Game +
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Early access to all future episodes of my beatmaking series, "Miditations" and instrumental versions of all non-instrumental Patreon content.
New Game ++
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Receive ALL future digital releases 2-days early. You'll also have access to the entire library of Patreon-exclusive tracks, so if you got to the party late you can catch up on what you missed!
All-Inclusive Tier
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Once a month, you'll receive an exclusive 30-60 minute DJ mix done by yours truly. Mixes will include songs from rare soul/jazz/hip hop records, unreleased songs I've produced, and beats that have never and may never be released outside of Patreon.


  • Access to the Retro'd Roulette Discord Server.
Premiere Patreon Supporter Tier
$30 or more per month 5 patrons
At this tier, your name will be added to the credits of all digital projects. If you stay at this tier for at least 3 months, your name will be added to the "Special Thanks" section on all future physical releases. Finally, you'll receive all digital releases 2 days before their release, for FREE! Thank you for believing in me.
Discography Tier
$50 or more per month 1 patron
After one month of staying at this tier, you'll receive my entire Bandcamp discography. If you stay at this tier for 3 months you'll receive my Bandcamp discography and private folder of unreleased collaborations from over the years.
(Files will be delivered at the end of the 1 month/3 month period.)
You are Young Grasshopper, but You Will Learn
$100 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons
1-hour personal Skype session with me once a month. This will be a 1-on-1 session where I explain how I created any song of your choice. This is a great tier for upcoming producers as I'll be explaining my creative process and can answer any questions you have. I'll also provide feedback on your music if you wish.