You become a patron, we make more music, you get access to all our stuff. 😀
HOW IT WORKS:
1) Click the orange button and choose a monthly pledge.
2) Get ALL THE THINGS.
3) Feel good.
Thank you for helping to keep the MoB train running!
Love & gratitude,
Ty & Ingrid
Hi! We're Ty & Ingrid, collectively known as Mouths of Babes.
If you like what we do and want to help us make more music, becoming a patron is the easiest, cheapest, and most effective way to do it.
It only takes a second – just click "BECOME A PATRON," choose a pledge amount, and voila! You're in.
Thank you and welcome! We are grateful beyond measure for you.
Even though a couple bucks might not seem like a lot, your monthly pledge makes a huge difference. This is the power of community! In fact, if only 10% of our fans became patrons, it would change our lives completely and allow us to simply write and release more of the music that matters to you.
What will I get? As a patron, you'll be lavished with fun, raw, early and/or exclusive content, and you'll have access to our newest creations, some of which we won't release anywhere else. You'll also get discounts on merch, free tickets to shows...basically, the keys to the MoB kingdom! On average, we'll post 2-4 times a month, and you can expect to get:
• Brand new song and video debuts
• Exclusive MP3 downloads
• Early access to & discounts on MoB merch
• Writing we're not releasing anywhere else
• Tutorials, Q & A's, chats. and other exclusives
• A fan community forum (coming soon)
• Warm fuzzies from knowing you are sustaining music that matters to you!
As our way of showering you with gratitude, you'll get even MORE goodies at the different pledge tiers, so have fun choosing your pledge level. :)
What cool stuff does this fund? We have lots of projects in the works: Of course, there's writing and arranging the new songs that will eventually be brought together into the next album. Ty is excited about developing a creativity blog to offer guidance and mentorship to other artists. Ingrid (who does our video editing) is hoping to upgrade our editing software so we can bring you better, more professional-looking videos. These are just a few examples of what we're up to. The more new patrons who sign on, the further we can take these and other ideas!
A moment of radical realness: Every time we play a show, people come up to us and say, "Please keep doing this." They look us in the eye and say things like, "Your music has lifted me up. Thank you." We know this music matters in the world, but in order to keep making it, the reality is that it needs to be self-sustaining.
Don't you get paid for what you do? Yes and no. There's a limit to how much we can tour (even for road dogs like us), and when we don't tour, we don't get paid. In addition, the music business has changed a lot. Much of the profit of CD sales has been lost to Spotify and other streaming services. This leaves independent artists like us, who lack the support of a label, with two choices – quit making music, or find a way to have fans directly support the music they believe in. The good news is that Patreon has shown amazing potential to be a fabulous, creative way to do just that.
I don't know...Patreon seems newfangled and strange! Patronage is nothing new. Patreon simply takes the ancient tradition of patrons helping artists and gives it a modern-day spin. But unlike in Medici days when patrons were all wealthy donors, Patreon is about a lot of people giving just a little bit. It's about a community coming together to support something we all care about.
Together, we can keep MoB going for years to come...and we can have a lot of fun doing it!
Lastly, we'd love to hear your suggestions for how we can improve and what you'd like to see here. Holler at us with any questions or suggestions!
Thank you! We love you and we can't wait to have you as part of this community. ❤️
Ty & Ingrid
P.S. You can change or discontinue your pledge at any time, for any reason. If circumstances change and you want to increase your pledge, great! Likewise, if you need to stop your monthly pledge, no hard feelings. We’re happy to have you around as long as it works for you.
P.P.S. BONUS: For a limited time, when you become a patron you'll instantly get a free download of The Greatest Hits of Ingrid & Ty, a compilation of all our favorite songs that we've EVER released (over 15+ years of making music)! And you'll also get a promo code for 10% off at The MoB Store!