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***SUBSCRIBE BEFORE MARCH 1ST 2018 AND GET YOUR NAME PRINTED & THANKED IN THE PHYSICAL CD LINER NOTES OF MY 2ND ALBUM, STAY SURPRISING!

Welcome to my Patreon page!

Your membership & support will allow me to grow my music career in a healthy, sustainable way over the long term, while allowing me to give you music on a regular basis using a state of the art platform: Patreon!

In these troubling times where the biggest corporations in the world profit from widespread artist exploitation, Patreon literally is the saving grace of the Internet. I’ve done the research and there’s no other platform like it ( check out their recent Forbes feature)! Patreon, on a large scale, can help nurture and support emerging artists in this struggling digital music economy so we can continue to create (and deliver) music - directly to the fans. With Patreon, ANYONE can become a Patron of the Arts - the platform already has a million patrons and 50,000 artists of all types!

Art patronage is no longer reserved for the wealthy, and there is power in numbers. Let's turn some heads!

A little context (how I got here):

As young, independent jazz artist, I've searched far & wide to find the right platform for ongoing (vs project based) support, through which I can regularly release music and get paid fairly for my life's work:

I LOVE sharing my music directly with the people (no record label dictates what I do), without compromise.

My fans are progressive, supportive folks.
Last year, you helped me crowdfund my debut album (The Sound of Surprise) 124% which allowed me (as a young, independent jazz artist WITHOUT MANAGEMENT, BOOKING AGENT OR LABEL BACKING ) to accomplish the following, against all odds:

-Cover album & tour expenses (retaining my rights to the master recordings and publishing of my original music)

-Distribute my album worldwide (Physical sales in 10+ countries, 500,000 streams worldwide since Feb 2017). This is unheard of for a jazz artist's self-released debut without label backing .

-Garner significant local, national, and international press from the likes of Spotify's State of Jazz , JAY Z's TIDAL , Quincy Jones Productions, Sonny Rollins , NPR/WBGO, Jazz in Europe (2x), Canada's Jazz da Gama , Live for Live Music (album review and video premiere ), plus digital & print features in nearly every major CT publication including The Hartford Courant, The Day, New Haven Register, and Connecticut Magazine -- and much more!

We were even voted "Best Jazz Band" by the CTNow 2017 Readers Poll!

-Single-handedly book/tour 25 cities in 6 months & triple my online following in less than a year

-Cover the countless unpaid hours every week behind the scenes it takes me as a one-man team to make all these things happen on the business side - before you include hours of daily practice to continue my artistic growth.

Here's the thing though - that was one album campaign, which is now over. I fully intend on taking things to the next level. Within the next 2 years I want to tour internationally, hire part-time staff to help with booking/marketing (so I can spend more time creating music for YOU), and most importantly, release new music on an ongoing weekly/monthly basis, at a high level.

To do this, I need a sustainable model that will financially support my long- term growth as an artist. This is an opportunity for everyone to come along for the journey – to become a patron of my art.

If you like my music and want to help me make more, please consider subscribing. There are multiple subscription tiers starting as low as $1/month. By subscribing to my music, you are directly helping me CREATE art.

To stay relevant in the modern music industry, artists must release music on a consistent basis. I don't want to solicit my fans to crowdfund every album I put out, as that would quickly become unsustainable and annoying. On the other hand, the current model for releasing music today doesn't allow for an emerging artist to make their mark in a long term, sustainable way. But now there is Patreon – a win win for both artists and their fans .

Above all, it's about the journey. It's about sustainability. It's about getting closer with my fans. Long-term growth. I will be making music until the day I drop. Won’t you come along for the ride?
 

If you like my music and want to help me make more, please consider subscribing. There are multiple subscription tiers starting as low as $1/month. By subscribing, you will become a Patron of my Art!


Thanks for reading and becoming a part of the journey!
Mike
Tiers
Subscribe for $1 per month
$1 or more per month

  • Early downloads of all songs on my upcoming sophomore album, Stay Surprising (will be released track by track March-Nov 2018) + all new music in the future!
  • YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE PHYSICAL ALBUM STAY SURPRISING (if you pledge before March 1 2018)!
  • Post album, 1 song/video per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, a previews of / early access to official worldwide releases, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes, and much more!
  • Access Patron-only feed - behind the scenes insight into my process and weekly updates
Subscribe for $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
All $1/mo rewards but instead of 1 song/mo you get 2 songs/videos per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, previews of / early access to official worldwide release of STAY SURPRISING, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes attached to the album creation process, and much more! 
Subscribe at $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
  • All $1/mo rewards plus....4 songs/videos per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, previews of / early access to official worldwide release of STAY SURPRISING, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes attached to the album creation process, and much more! 
Subscribe at $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus,
-Signed sheet music for 1 song per month from STAY SURPRISING along with occasional songwriting session recordings (not all songs have recordings documenting the writing process)
-Free downloads of all forthcoming official releases (as long as you're a subscriber)

-FIRST DIBS ON STAY SURPRISING TOUR TICKETS!

Subscribe for $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus
-Downloads of all music videos!
-Free download of all previous & forthcoming new official releases
-I’ll send you a recording of me playing happy birthday for YOU on saxophone (once a year, obviously - just remind me a few weeks in advance of your birthday!)
Subscribe for $30 or more per month
$30 or more per month
  • All previous rewards plus
  • FREE SHIPPING on anything in the mikecaseyjazz.com/store
  • Monthly AMA: Ask me anything & I’ll upload a monthly video response 😃
  • Creative Crew: you’ll get exclusive access to stream & provide feedback on rough drafts of new songs, rough mixes, album artwork, gig fliers, etc
Goals
24 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 Patrons, I'll record an official solo saxophone EP of my favorite classic ballads!
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***SUBSCRIBE BEFORE MARCH 1ST 2018 AND GET YOUR NAME PRINTED & THANKED IN THE PHYSICAL CD LINER NOTES OF MY 2ND ALBUM, STAY SURPRISING!

Welcome to my Patreon page!

Your membership & support will allow me to grow my music career in a healthy, sustainable way over the long term, while allowing me to give you music on a regular basis using a state of the art platform: Patreon!

In these troubling times where the biggest corporations in the world profit from widespread artist exploitation, Patreon literally is the saving grace of the Internet. I’ve done the research and there’s no other platform like it ( check out their recent Forbes feature)! Patreon, on a large scale, can help nurture and support emerging artists in this struggling digital music economy so we can continue to create (and deliver) music - directly to the fans. With Patreon, ANYONE can become a Patron of the Arts - the platform already has a million patrons and 50,000 artists of all types!

Art patronage is no longer reserved for the wealthy, and there is power in numbers. Let's turn some heads!

A little context (how I got here):

As young, independent jazz artist, I've searched far & wide to find the right platform for ongoing (vs project based) support, through which I can regularly release music and get paid fairly for my life's work:

I LOVE sharing my music directly with the people (no record label dictates what I do), without compromise.

My fans are progressive, supportive folks.
Last year, you helped me crowdfund my debut album (The Sound of Surprise) 124% which allowed me (as a young, independent jazz artist WITHOUT MANAGEMENT, BOOKING AGENT OR LABEL BACKING ) to accomplish the following, against all odds:

-Cover album & tour expenses (retaining my rights to the master recordings and publishing of my original music)

-Distribute my album worldwide (Physical sales in 10+ countries, 500,000 streams worldwide since Feb 2017). This is unheard of for a jazz artist's self-released debut without label backing .

-Garner significant local, national, and international press from the likes of Spotify's State of Jazz , JAY Z's TIDAL , Quincy Jones Productions, Sonny Rollins , NPR/WBGO, Jazz in Europe (2x), Canada's Jazz da Gama , Live for Live Music (album review and video premiere ), plus digital & print features in nearly every major CT publication including The Hartford Courant, The Day, New Haven Register, and Connecticut Magazine -- and much more!

We were even voted "Best Jazz Band" by the CTNow 2017 Readers Poll!

-Single-handedly book/tour 25 cities in 6 months & triple my online following in less than a year

-Cover the countless unpaid hours every week behind the scenes it takes me as a one-man team to make all these things happen on the business side - before you include hours of daily practice to continue my artistic growth.

Here's the thing though - that was one album campaign, which is now over. I fully intend on taking things to the next level. Within the next 2 years I want to tour internationally, hire part-time staff to help with booking/marketing (so I can spend more time creating music for YOU), and most importantly, release new music on an ongoing weekly/monthly basis, at a high level.

To do this, I need a sustainable model that will financially support my long- term growth as an artist. This is an opportunity for everyone to come along for the journey – to become a patron of my art.

If you like my music and want to help me make more, please consider subscribing. There are multiple subscription tiers starting as low as $1/month. By subscribing to my music, you are directly helping me CREATE art.

To stay relevant in the modern music industry, artists must release music on a consistent basis. I don't want to solicit my fans to crowdfund every album I put out, as that would quickly become unsustainable and annoying. On the other hand, the current model for releasing music today doesn't allow for an emerging artist to make their mark in a long term, sustainable way. But now there is Patreon – a win win for both artists and their fans .

Above all, it's about the journey. It's about sustainability. It's about getting closer with my fans. Long-term growth. I will be making music until the day I drop. Won’t you come along for the ride?
 

If you like my music and want to help me make more, please consider subscribing. There are multiple subscription tiers starting as low as $1/month. By subscribing, you will become a Patron of my Art!


Thanks for reading and becoming a part of the journey!
Mike

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Tiers
Subscribe for $1 per month
$1 or more per month

  • Early downloads of all songs on my upcoming sophomore album, Stay Surprising (will be released track by track March-Nov 2018) + all new music in the future!
  • YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE PHYSICAL ALBUM STAY SURPRISING (if you pledge before March 1 2018)!
  • Post album, 1 song/video per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, a previews of / early access to official worldwide releases, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes, and much more!
  • Access Patron-only feed - behind the scenes insight into my process and weekly updates
Subscribe for $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
All $1/mo rewards but instead of 1 song/mo you get 2 songs/videos per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, previews of / early access to official worldwide release of STAY SURPRISING, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes attached to the album creation process, and much more! 
Subscribe at $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month
  • All $1/mo rewards plus....4 songs/videos per month - a mix of exclusive full songs/videos, previews of / early access to official worldwide release of STAY SURPRISING, behind the scenes rehearsal/practice/songwriting session tapes attached to the album creation process, and much more! 
Subscribe at $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus,
-Signed sheet music for 1 song per month from STAY SURPRISING along with occasional songwriting session recordings (not all songs have recordings documenting the writing process)
-Free downloads of all forthcoming official releases (as long as you're a subscriber)

-FIRST DIBS ON STAY SURPRISING TOUR TICKETS!

Subscribe for $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month
All previous rewards, plus
-Downloads of all music videos!
-Free download of all previous & forthcoming new official releases
-I’ll send you a recording of me playing happy birthday for YOU on saxophone (once a year, obviously - just remind me a few weeks in advance of your birthday!)
Subscribe for $30 or more per month
$30 or more per month
  • All previous rewards plus
  • FREE SHIPPING on anything in the mikecaseyjazz.com/store
  • Monthly AMA: Ask me anything & I’ll upload a monthly video response 😃
  • Creative Crew: you’ll get exclusive access to stream & provide feedback on rough drafts of new songs, rough mixes, album artwork, gig fliers, etc