Martha Stuckey is creating an album of music from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE.
31

patrons

$461
per month

Hello!

I am making a lot of music these days and my supporters are the folks who make it all possible for me to do it, so THANK YOU.

First, a little bit about me:
  • I'm a trained, classical soprano with a penchant for folk, pop, rock (and more) and I am a gigging funk/R&B singer with Red 40 & The Last Groovement
  • Most recently, I wrote and performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Billy Penn named me a "young professional creating the new Philadelphia sound" 
  • I devise and perform with Pig Iron Theater Company, SwimPony, Mural & The Mint, Cynthia Hopkins, and The Bearded Ladies
  • My band, Red 40 & The Last Groovement, was in residency at FringeArts from 2014-16. In 2015, Ars Nova Theater selected the band to perform in ANTFest. In 2016, Red 40 & TLG released the album SHE'S KEEN TO FEED. The band has played at FringeArts, Johnny Brenda’s, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Museum and a sold-out Union Transfer.

Here's what's coming up for me:
  • A new EP - all original songs from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE, with an accompanying music video at least.
  • Lots of songs and videos on this page - Some covers, some originals, some recorded with my phone, some recorded in a studio.
  • Live shows - Shows in Philly in various venues, of various sizes and EVEN some shows outside of Philly.

Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, I have to admit that I'm not quite sure yet! This is an experiment for me. I know that getting paid to make music is really hard. And it's changed a lot over the past few years and is still changing. This model has a lot of potential.
  • Second of all, I have to say it'd be great if it worked out. Here's why:
    • Frankly, I have a lot to give. And sometimes, it's hard to give it. Over the past 7 years, I've attempted to fund my work and pay my bills with a "day job" and performance gigs that are usually underpaid. I am very hopeful that my Patreon page will give my current situation a much-needed oomph.
    • Sharing my process with folks who want to be included would be very gratifying for everyone involved. You can peek behind the curtain to see my process.
    • Patrons get access to my music. All of it! Polished and unpolished.
    • There are rewards for being one of my patrons! I created these rewards specifically so that they'd be exciting for you and exciting for me.
    • Your patronage funds not only recording sessions: it allows me to spend more time making music. Beyond spending less time in a grueling day job, if I can hire other people (musicians, engineers, video-editors, graphic designers, etc.) I can focus on the song-writing and other creative processes. And yes, supporting this artist means I'll support other artists!

How often do patrons get charged? 
Once per month. So whether I upload two songs (which I will) or ten (which I won't) you get charged the same amount. For example, if you sign up at the $4 level, no matter how much I post, you will only ever be charged $4 per month.

Thank you for reading this and taking a look at my Patreon page. I already feel lucky to make music that people want to hear. To be connected via this page would be a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xx,
Martha
Tiers
Web Weavers Knit Bit by Bit
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
You're a keen spider, aren't you? You get my patron-only posts which will include one-minute videos of unreleased songs, BTS peeks into my life and process, and various other small morsels to wrap your silk around. And please know: your help is just as important as anyone giving me $100.
Big Fish For Inbox Surprises
$7 or more per month 12 patrons
You're supporting me generously here, dear swimmer. Thank you! You get all of the above, plus DOWNLOAD ALL of my music as it's released! That means you'll get to hear it before anyone else. And I'm so grateful you want to listen.
Honey-Combers Don't Mess Around
$21 or more per month 4 patrons
A busy bee buzzing around gathering your honey deserves to download something a little sweeter. Thank you for wanting some of my sweetness. You get access to the patron-only posts and all the music, as above, and you'll also be AND you'll get random surprises in your email! I'll share extra stuff with you, including personal videos and photos that desire a more intimate audience. My aim is to delight you and maybe to get you to feel things. I also want your suggestions so do your bee dance and tell me.
Green-Eyed Kittens Get Mail
$33 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Meeee-ow. Thank you! Dig your claws into LOVE-IN-THE-MAIL. This tier will get all of the above AND every few months you can opt-in to receive a TREASURE in the mail. The treasure may be something a limited edition print of my lyrics, it may be a sparkly item that reminds me of a song, it may be hand-made craft, it may be socks. I'm going to have fun with this one. 
Being a Bird Bonuses
$50 or more per month 4 of 50 patrons
You fly so high! My gratitude is reaches even greater heights! This tier will get ALL of the beauty above and FREE MERCH once it's available. I'm proud and humbled.
Bear-ing It ALL
$100 or more per month 1 patron
AH! YOU ARE SCARY GOOD! I give it all to you! PLUS a personal video with a cover of your choice sent directly to you. I am so grateful for you, you make me want to get as big and imposing as possible!
Such Sensitive-Natured Supporters
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
HELLO AMAZING, GENEROUS SUPPORTER. You get EVERYTHING, plus you and a guest get to attend any/every show I do for as long as you're giving (if you're remote, you get a full video of the performance). Thank you so, so so much. Good god. I am so grateful for you.
You're made of STARS
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
I mean, you tell me!


Actually, no you get a private concert for you and your friends. And everything above! Wow, I'm so lucky!

Goals
31 of 300 patrons
An EP of music from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE:

In April of 2018, I performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center. The songs include 80's pop melodies, searing rock strains, and heartbreaking piano ballads accompanied by steel guitar, wine glasses, and synth (among others!).

I am in the process of recording these songs. Having 300 patrons the EP would enable me to devote more time to realizing this goal. Capturing the songs would create a useful resource to eventually tour which is a goal of mine!
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Hello!

I am making a lot of music these days and my supporters are the folks who make it all possible for me to do it, so THANK YOU.

First, a little bit about me:
  • I'm a trained, classical soprano with a penchant for folk, pop, rock (and more) and I am a gigging funk/R&B singer with Red 40 & The Last Groovement
  • Most recently, I wrote and performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Billy Penn named me a "young professional creating the new Philadelphia sound" 
  • I devise and perform with Pig Iron Theater Company, SwimPony, Mural & The Mint, Cynthia Hopkins, and The Bearded Ladies
  • My band, Red 40 & The Last Groovement, was in residency at FringeArts from 2014-16. In 2015, Ars Nova Theater selected the band to perform in ANTFest. In 2016, Red 40 & TLG released the album SHE'S KEEN TO FEED. The band has played at FringeArts, Johnny Brenda’s, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Museum and a sold-out Union Transfer.

Here's what's coming up for me:
  • A new EP - all original songs from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE, with an accompanying music video at least.
  • Lots of songs and videos on this page - Some covers, some originals, some recorded with my phone, some recorded in a studio.
  • Live shows - Shows in Philly in various venues, of various sizes and EVEN some shows outside of Philly.

Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, I have to admit that I'm not quite sure yet! This is an experiment for me. I know that getting paid to make music is really hard. And it's changed a lot over the past few years and is still changing. This model has a lot of potential.
  • Second of all, I have to say it'd be great if it worked out. Here's why:
    • Frankly, I have a lot to give. And sometimes, it's hard to give it. Over the past 7 years, I've attempted to fund my work and pay my bills with a "day job" and performance gigs that are usually underpaid. I am very hopeful that my Patreon page will give my current situation a much-needed oomph.
    • Sharing my process with folks who want to be included would be very gratifying for everyone involved. You can peek behind the curtain to see my process.
    • Patrons get access to my music. All of it! Polished and unpolished.
    • There are rewards for being one of my patrons! I created these rewards specifically so that they'd be exciting for you and exciting for me.
    • Your patronage funds not only recording sessions: it allows me to spend more time making music. Beyond spending less time in a grueling day job, if I can hire other people (musicians, engineers, video-editors, graphic designers, etc.) I can focus on the song-writing and other creative processes. And yes, supporting this artist means I'll support other artists!

How often do patrons get charged? 
Once per month. So whether I upload two songs (which I will) or ten (which I won't) you get charged the same amount. For example, if you sign up at the $4 level, no matter how much I post, you will only ever be charged $4 per month.

Thank you for reading this and taking a look at my Patreon page. I already feel lucky to make music that people want to hear. To be connected via this page would be a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xx,
Martha

Recent posts by Martha Stuckey

Tiers
Web Weavers Knit Bit by Bit
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
You're a keen spider, aren't you? You get my patron-only posts which will include one-minute videos of unreleased songs, BTS peeks into my life and process, and various other small morsels to wrap your silk around. And please know: your help is just as important as anyone giving me $100.
Big Fish For Inbox Surprises
$7 or more per month 12 patrons
You're supporting me generously here, dear swimmer. Thank you! You get all of the above, plus DOWNLOAD ALL of my music as it's released! That means you'll get to hear it before anyone else. And I'm so grateful you want to listen.
Honey-Combers Don't Mess Around
$21 or more per month 4 patrons
A busy bee buzzing around gathering your honey deserves to download something a little sweeter. Thank you for wanting some of my sweetness. You get access to the patron-only posts and all the music, as above, and you'll also be AND you'll get random surprises in your email! I'll share extra stuff with you, including personal videos and photos that desire a more intimate audience. My aim is to delight you and maybe to get you to feel things. I also want your suggestions so do your bee dance and tell me.
Green-Eyed Kittens Get Mail
$33 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Meeee-ow. Thank you! Dig your claws into LOVE-IN-THE-MAIL. This tier will get all of the above AND every few months you can opt-in to receive a TREASURE in the mail. The treasure may be something a limited edition print of my lyrics, it may be a sparkly item that reminds me of a song, it may be hand-made craft, it may be socks. I'm going to have fun with this one. 
Being a Bird Bonuses
$50 or more per month 4 of 50 patrons
You fly so high! My gratitude is reaches even greater heights! This tier will get ALL of the beauty above and FREE MERCH once it's available. I'm proud and humbled.
Bear-ing It ALL
$100 or more per month 1 patron
AH! YOU ARE SCARY GOOD! I give it all to you! PLUS a personal video with a cover of your choice sent directly to you. I am so grateful for you, you make me want to get as big and imposing as possible!
Such Sensitive-Natured Supporters
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
HELLO AMAZING, GENEROUS SUPPORTER. You get EVERYTHING, plus you and a guest get to attend any/every show I do for as long as you're giving (if you're remote, you get a full video of the performance). Thank you so, so so much. Good god. I am so grateful for you.
You're made of STARS
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
I mean, you tell me!


Actually, no you get a private concert for you and your friends. And everything above! Wow, I'm so lucky!