Mike Vitale is creating Sound Recordings and Music Videos
18

patrons

$261
per month
Alright, so here is the long and short about me.  The meat and potatoes.  The lowdown.  Dig:


My name is Mike Vitale and I am a singer and songwriter and nothing makes me happier than the experience of creating music.


I am very much a lover of art and community.  I have been for as long as I can remember.  It is an absolute joy watching the growth of an artist.  I actively support as much local/regional/world art as I can, because nothing makes me happier than seeing people realize their dreams, especially when they are talented and they can reduce me to tears, make me laugh hysterically, or feel joy with the beauty of what they create.  Good art speaks truth and that is what I feel when I find it.


I am creator myself, and I sympathize and empathize a great deal with how difficult it is to find and connect with an audience who appreciates what is being made.  That connection is paramount.  I have been very very fortunate in my life to make this connection with many people, and even more importantly, to be friends with you.  It means everything to me. You lift me up when I feel low and remind me that I have something to offer this world.


Good art, whether it is comedy, music, visual, etc., is truth.  It cuts through the fog of hate, fear, and anger, and allows us all the opportunity to see peace, joy, friendship, and unity. It breaks down the barriers of prejudice.  It speaks to our soul.  We feel it when it speaks the truth to us.


I humbly offer you my soul in the form of songs that I write and the music that I play.  It is the reason I am alive.  I’ve known this every since junior college, taking a two year music theory course with Dr. Timothy Lynch at College of the Sequoias.  That was my wakeup call.  I thought I wanted to be an architect, until I took his course.  Thank you Dr. Lynch.


With your help, I plan to do the following:

a.) Pay all of the musicians, videographers, photographers, sound engineers, visual artists, and specialists in their craft, who have worked very hard on their skill set, so that we may create beautiful things, together, and share them with you.  We can all make a living on what we love doing, with your help.

b.) Create audio and video content for both Youtube, as well as for Spotify, Apple Music, and the like.  Live recordings as well as studio recordings of me performing new songs that I have written over the past several years.  I have a lot of new material and a lot of things to say, and I would like to share it in a way that is interactive, while also supporting my larger community around me.

c.) Release this video footage in the traditional format of audio recordings (EP’s and LP’s).  Vinyl, compact disc, and digital downloads.

d.) Make T-Shirts and merchandise to help spread the music being made and the message the music carries.  I want to share my life with you.  I already do that, but it’s at the slow and arduous pace of what money I save and work very hard to earn.  I would like to speed this process up, exponentially, with your help.


Naturally, the above proclamations, are completely dependent on the enthusiasm and the financial offerings from benefactors such as yourself.  For the sake of transparency, your patronage is on a revolving monthly basis to keep the wheels on our bus, spinning.  If you sign up for $5, you are giving $5 every month towards the creation of all the above.  This is not a new concept.  It has been this way for artists for hundreds of years (if not longer).  As a quick example, look at all your favorite classical composers and how they supported themselves in order to write and create.  It is a fundamental part of the artist’s history.


My New Year’s Resolution is to stop trying to do everything myself, and to ask for more help from my friends.  This is my first step towards making that happen and I thank you in advance for your love and support and connection.  It means the world to me.


- Mike
Tiers
Become a Patron and Learn More About Me
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Learn more about me!  For Example, I used to be an English major in College and I write short stories and blogs about my life.  With this tier, you gain access to said exclusive stories AND you become a member of this community.  Hoorah!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
In-depth Detail About Songs and Learn More About Me
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
At this tier, I'll give you in depth detail about songs I have written.  The full picture, so to speak.  We can discuss what the song is about or how the song happened.  It'll be like show and tell in Kindergarten, without Timothy puking in the back of class because he ate some Elmer's glue.  You will also receive access to exclusive blogs about my life.  High five!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
Stream A New Song/Video Before Anyone Else
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Early Access to Finished Project!  Alright, so the new video/song/recording is done for this month!  Yes!  You hear it first, before everyone else.  Plus, you get in depth detail about a song and get to learn more about me VIA an exclusive blog for patrons.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month 1 patron
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible, because you are rad.  I will also give you access to all the previous tiers.  Dang!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
Shoutout in Facebook Video
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
$25 patrons get a shotout on my next Facebook Video recorded on my phone.  Not to mention, all the tiers previously mentioned.  Baller!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
I'll Write You A Poem
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Yes, I write poetry too (I mean, come on, I'm a lyricist).  Have a crush on a guy/girl and want to let him/her know how you feel?  Send me details about what the subject of the poem is, and I'll write you a little something something.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • I'll write you a Poem
I'll Write You a Song and Record a Demo
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Send me details about a particular subject matter, and I will write you a song AND record a demo of it for you!  I will send you a copy of the song, and I if I really dig what we made, I'll post it on my soundcloud page to share with everyone!  Previous goodies included as well.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • I'll write you a Poem
  • I'll Write You a Song and Record It
House Show (One Hour Set)
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
I will play a one hour set (solo acoustic) of original music at your place!  Make a party out of it.  Invite all your friends over to the house.  Bust out the BBQ.  You will also get access to exclusive blogs about my life and high five for being amazing and supporting me! IMPORTANT: must be within 50 miles of Long Beach, CA.

Includes
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • House Show (One Hour Set)
Come Hangout at the Studio: Executive Producer
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Come hang out at the studio!  You are one of the exectuve producer's of the project, so you belong here.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • Come Hangout at The Studio: Executive Producer
Goals
$261 of $2,000 per month
RECORDING ONE SONG For Digital Distribution and Streaming

If I were to budget out enough money to pay every musician involved, pay for studio time to track the song live, pay an audio engineer to record the song, a mixing engineer to mix the song, a mastering engineer to master the song, and produce the song myself (I would prefer to pay someone to produce the song as well, though), this would be a low budget I could work with.
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Alright, so here is the long and short about me.  The meat and potatoes.  The lowdown.  Dig:


My name is Mike Vitale and I am a singer and songwriter and nothing makes me happier than the experience of creating music.


I am very much a lover of art and community.  I have been for as long as I can remember.  It is an absolute joy watching the growth of an artist.  I actively support as much local/regional/world art as I can, because nothing makes me happier than seeing people realize their dreams, especially when they are talented and they can reduce me to tears, make me laugh hysterically, or feel joy with the beauty of what they create.  Good art speaks truth and that is what I feel when I find it.


I am creator myself, and I sympathize and empathize a great deal with how difficult it is to find and connect with an audience who appreciates what is being made.  That connection is paramount.  I have been very very fortunate in my life to make this connection with many people, and even more importantly, to be friends with you.  It means everything to me. You lift me up when I feel low and remind me that I have something to offer this world.


Good art, whether it is comedy, music, visual, etc., is truth.  It cuts through the fog of hate, fear, and anger, and allows us all the opportunity to see peace, joy, friendship, and unity. It breaks down the barriers of prejudice.  It speaks to our soul.  We feel it when it speaks the truth to us.


I humbly offer you my soul in the form of songs that I write and the music that I play.  It is the reason I am alive.  I’ve known this every since junior college, taking a two year music theory course with Dr. Timothy Lynch at College of the Sequoias.  That was my wakeup call.  I thought I wanted to be an architect, until I took his course.  Thank you Dr. Lynch.


With your help, I plan to do the following:

a.) Pay all of the musicians, videographers, photographers, sound engineers, visual artists, and specialists in their craft, who have worked very hard on their skill set, so that we may create beautiful things, together, and share them with you.  We can all make a living on what we love doing, with your help.

b.) Create audio and video content for both Youtube, as well as for Spotify, Apple Music, and the like.  Live recordings as well as studio recordings of me performing new songs that I have written over the past several years.  I have a lot of new material and a lot of things to say, and I would like to share it in a way that is interactive, while also supporting my larger community around me.

c.) Release this video footage in the traditional format of audio recordings (EP’s and LP’s).  Vinyl, compact disc, and digital downloads.

d.) Make T-Shirts and merchandise to help spread the music being made and the message the music carries.  I want to share my life with you.  I already do that, but it’s at the slow and arduous pace of what money I save and work very hard to earn.  I would like to speed this process up, exponentially, with your help.


Naturally, the above proclamations, are completely dependent on the enthusiasm and the financial offerings from benefactors such as yourself.  For the sake of transparency, your patronage is on a revolving monthly basis to keep the wheels on our bus, spinning.  If you sign up for $5, you are giving $5 every month towards the creation of all the above.  This is not a new concept.  It has been this way for artists for hundreds of years (if not longer).  As a quick example, look at all your favorite classical composers and how they supported themselves in order to write and create.  It is a fundamental part of the artist’s history.


My New Year’s Resolution is to stop trying to do everything myself, and to ask for more help from my friends.  This is my first step towards making that happen and I thank you in advance for your love and support and connection.  It means the world to me.


- Mike

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Tiers
Become a Patron and Learn More About Me
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Learn more about me!  For Example, I used to be an English major in College and I write short stories and blogs about my life.  With this tier, you gain access to said exclusive stories AND you become a member of this community.  Hoorah!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
In-depth Detail About Songs and Learn More About Me
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
At this tier, I'll give you in depth detail about songs I have written.  The full picture, so to speak.  We can discuss what the song is about or how the song happened.  It'll be like show and tell in Kindergarten, without Timothy puking in the back of class because he ate some Elmer's glue.  You will also receive access to exclusive blogs about my life.  High five!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
Stream A New Song/Video Before Anyone Else
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Early Access to Finished Project!  Alright, so the new video/song/recording is done for this month!  Yes!  You hear it first, before everyone else.  Plus, you get in depth detail about a song and get to learn more about me VIA an exclusive blog for patrons.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month 1 patron
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible, because you are rad.  I will also give you access to all the previous tiers.  Dang!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
Shoutout in Facebook Video
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
$25 patrons get a shotout on my next Facebook Video recorded on my phone.  Not to mention, all the tiers previously mentioned.  Baller!

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
I'll Write You A Poem
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Yes, I write poetry too (I mean, come on, I'm a lyricist).  Have a crush on a guy/girl and want to let him/her know how you feel?  Send me details about what the subject of the poem is, and I'll write you a little something something.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • I'll write you a Poem
I'll Write You a Song and Record a Demo
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Send me details about a particular subject matter, and I will write you a song AND record a demo of it for you!  I will send you a copy of the song, and I if I really dig what we made, I'll post it on my soundcloud page to share with everyone!  Previous goodies included as well.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • I'll write you a Poem
  • I'll Write You a Song and Record It
House Show (One Hour Set)
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
I will play a one hour set (solo acoustic) of original music at your place!  Make a party out of it.  Invite all your friends over to the house.  Bust out the BBQ.  You will also get access to exclusive blogs about my life and high five for being amazing and supporting me! IMPORTANT: must be within 50 miles of Long Beach, CA.

Includes
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • House Show (One Hour Set)
Come Hangout at the Studio: Executive Producer
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Come hang out at the studio!  You are one of the exectuve producer's of the project, so you belong here.

Includes
  • Connect with other Patrons
  • Exclusive Blogs about My Life
  • Access to patron-only content: blogs about my life
  • In depth detail about songs I have written
  • Stream a New Song or Video Before Anyone Else
  • Credits on an upcoming song
  • Shoutout in my next Facebook Video Recording from my Phone
  • Come Hangout at The Studio: Executive Producer