Brad Standley is creating Music and Music Videos
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patrons

First and foremost, thank you for checking out the page, and if you're a subscriber, would it be too soon to say...I love you?


     I'm Brad. A little about me. Big fan of cheese, bacon, and peanut butter, although maybe not in that order and preferably not together. I have very large hands respective the rest of my everything, and when I get excited I turn into a muppet. Oh, and I've been stricken with an incurable passion to make music since I was a small, bedimpled, weirdo on my parents farm in Northern California. I've been writing music for 15 years now and I've got some new stuff that I would love for you to hear. That is what brings us here today.

     This is simultaneously a beautifully adventurous and bone shatteringly scary time to be a maker of music. At one point there was a path to follow. You could look down and see the footsteps of people that had gone before you, look forward and see how far away your goal was, and look behind you to see how far you'd come. It wasn't easy but there was a path. Then, the internet...

     Now we are living in the wild west. No rules, no laws, lots of whiskey (at least for me) but most importantly we can stand and look out in any direction and see for miles and miles. Freedom. Wonderful, anxiety riddled freedom. It's scary to not know how to get where you're going, but for the few of us that are brave (read: crazy) enough to head out into the wilderness and create some footsteps of our own it can be really exciting.

     Here's where y'all come in. The gatekeepers of the music industry are gone. This means that musicians are now able to get their music directly to the people who want to hear it. Hopefully that's you, if I didn't already scare you away with my declaration of undying, and unconditional love. Getting your music into the hands of the listeners means that there are no middle men to take 95% of the profit leaving the artist with 1 penny for every thousand or so plays on Spotify. This is the beauty of what Patreon has created. The idea of patrons is incredibly old. Shakespeare's work was kept alive by rich patrons who funded his writing and his plays. The same could be said for Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and the rest of the ninja turtles. Patreon has given a platform for music lovers, such as yourselves, not only to sit back and enjoy the music created but to truly be a part of its creation, and even be responsible FOR its creation.



At the end of the day, I can't do what I do without your support. I thank you again for being here and I promise to never take that for granted.


Tiers
Bacon
$1 or more per month
Name me one thing that wouldn't be better with bacon on it. Wrong. The answer is nothing because bacon is amazing, and so are you.


In the bacon tier you get. 


1. Access to the artistic community of other friendos

2. Early access to the ditty in the city videos

3. Early access to original music videos

4. Access to online concerts.

5. Blooper videos (lots of these because I'm a muppet)

6. Brad rambles (or Brambles). Monthly audio of the random crap that enters my brain.

7. Polls. I'm not good at making decisions. Help me decide things (i.e. "which of these songs should I cover?", or "could  bigfoot could beat the abominable snowman at Jenga?"

Peanut Butter
$5 or more per month

As a kid, one of my friends caught me eating Peanut Butter with a spoon out of the jar. Thus is my love for the great PB. And thus (aside from the eating part) is my love for you.


In addition to that sweet bacon goodness, at the PB tier you get:


1) Special thanks in the credits of all my videos

2) Access to the monthly "Ask Brad Stuff" video.

3) Sweet behind the scenes interviews with my collaborators.

Cheese
$10 or more per month
Roses are red, Violets are blue...cheese. All the cheese. And all the you! (apologies for the cheesy joke)


My Cheese heads get all the bacon, all the PB AND early access to the plethora of music videos that I'll be releasing for all of my new songs. I'm working really hard on these and I'm really excited to share them with you. Almost as excited as I am about cheese.

Taco
$20 or more per month
Tacos are a beautiful thing. So simple and yet they have everything that I want in my mouth. While I might not want you in my mouth, I love you like I love tacos. 


This taco is stacked with all the cheese, bacon, and yes...even peanut butter, but the taco tier also gets:


1) The downloadable monthly scat ring tone. If you've ever been around me for longer than a few minutes you've probably noticed that I am constantly scatting without realizing it. Want a new scat every month as your ringtone? Get down with the taco tier.


2) I'll also share with you videos of the stuff I'm working on. Maybe I came up with a chorus and I think you'd dig. Some of those become songs that go onto albums. Some get stuck in drawers and never heard from again. Some get rewritten and become entirely different things. This is a front row seat to how the music part of my brain works. 

Burrito
$50 or more per month
It's like a taco but bigger and more things. Who wouldn't want that? Nobody...wouldn't want that. Double negatives aside, you + me + burrito = life.


You're getting all the other tiers in this burrito (maybe we'll shoot for a thai peanut sauce for the PB) PLUS:


1) An annual Bday song! It can be for you, or for a friend, or a loved one, or even for a burrito if you're feeling it. I'll Skype an epic Bday jam to get the birthday started right.


2) You get a vocal shout out in all the ditty videos. You'd be like Bill and Melinda Gates on NPR. The world will know your name, and size of your philanthropy.


3) My Grandfather was a singer/songwriter way back in the 20's and 30's. After he passed away my mom found some of his lyrics written down in his own handwriting. She passed them off to me and I used them to write a chorus and then filled out the verses myself. The song will be released soon but it gave me the idea that it would be fun to send out handwritten lyrics to my songs. So every month I will mail you a handwritten section of one of my song lyrics. Collect the whole set! (collecting the whole set will take a long time)

Super Burrito
$100 or more per month
What's better than a burrito? Trick question. MORE BURRITO! What's better than you? MORE YOU!!!


We're going to combine all the other tiers and then add some tasty sauce all over it because, hey...it's your cheat day and you've been working hard.


I will rock a personalized solo video JUST FOR YOU! Every month I will sit down and make you a video of me playing and singing. Maybe a cover. Maybe an original. We'll work it out. 


BONUS! If you happen to be in the area where I'm filming a ditty...you can totally come by and be in the video! Just chillin as I serenade you, so all the other food groups can see how super you are. 

Goals
8% complete
When I reach $500 a month, I'll put out a poll to see which is everyone's favorite ditty thus far. The lucky winner will be professionally recorded and all my amazing Patrons will get it for free!
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First and foremost, thank you for checking out the page, and if you're a subscriber, would it be too soon to say...I love you?


     I'm Brad. A little about me. Big fan of cheese, bacon, and peanut butter, although maybe not in that order and preferably not together. I have very large hands respective the rest of my everything, and when I get excited I turn into a muppet. Oh, and I've been stricken with an incurable passion to make music since I was a small, bedimpled, weirdo on my parents farm in Northern California. I've been writing music for 15 years now and I've got some new stuff that I would love for you to hear. That is what brings us here today.

     This is simultaneously a beautifully adventurous and bone shatteringly scary time to be a maker of music. At one point there was a path to follow. You could look down and see the footsteps of people that had gone before you, look forward and see how far away your goal was, and look behind you to see how far you'd come. It wasn't easy but there was a path. Then, the internet...

     Now we are living in the wild west. No rules, no laws, lots of whiskey (at least for me) but most importantly we can stand and look out in any direction and see for miles and miles. Freedom. Wonderful, anxiety riddled freedom. It's scary to not know how to get where you're going, but for the few of us that are brave (read: crazy) enough to head out into the wilderness and create some footsteps of our own it can be really exciting.

     Here's where y'all come in. The gatekeepers of the music industry are gone. This means that musicians are now able to get their music directly to the people who want to hear it. Hopefully that's you, if I didn't already scare you away with my declaration of undying, and unconditional love. Getting your music into the hands of the listeners means that there are no middle men to take 95% of the profit leaving the artist with 1 penny for every thousand or so plays on Spotify. This is the beauty of what Patreon has created. The idea of patrons is incredibly old. Shakespeare's work was kept alive by rich patrons who funded his writing and his plays. The same could be said for Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and the rest of the ninja turtles. Patreon has given a platform for music lovers, such as yourselves, not only to sit back and enjoy the music created but to truly be a part of its creation, and even be responsible FOR its creation.



At the end of the day, I can't do what I do without your support. I thank you again for being here and I promise to never take that for granted.


Recent posts by Brad Standley

Tiers
Bacon
$1 or more per month
Name me one thing that wouldn't be better with bacon on it. Wrong. The answer is nothing because bacon is amazing, and so are you.


In the bacon tier you get. 


1. Access to the artistic community of other friendos

2. Early access to the ditty in the city videos

3. Early access to original music videos

4. Access to online concerts.

5. Blooper videos (lots of these because I'm a muppet)

6. Brad rambles (or Brambles). Monthly audio of the random crap that enters my brain.

7. Polls. I'm not good at making decisions. Help me decide things (i.e. "which of these songs should I cover?", or "could  bigfoot could beat the abominable snowman at Jenga?"

Peanut Butter
$5 or more per month

As a kid, one of my friends caught me eating Peanut Butter with a spoon out of the jar. Thus is my love for the great PB. And thus (aside from the eating part) is my love for you.


In addition to that sweet bacon goodness, at the PB tier you get:


1) Special thanks in the credits of all my videos

2) Access to the monthly "Ask Brad Stuff" video.

3) Sweet behind the scenes interviews with my collaborators.

Cheese
$10 or more per month
Roses are red, Violets are blue...cheese. All the cheese. And all the you! (apologies for the cheesy joke)


My Cheese heads get all the bacon, all the PB AND early access to the plethora of music videos that I'll be releasing for all of my new songs. I'm working really hard on these and I'm really excited to share them with you. Almost as excited as I am about cheese.

Taco
$20 or more per month
Tacos are a beautiful thing. So simple and yet they have everything that I want in my mouth. While I might not want you in my mouth, I love you like I love tacos. 


This taco is stacked with all the cheese, bacon, and yes...even peanut butter, but the taco tier also gets:


1) The downloadable monthly scat ring tone. If you've ever been around me for longer than a few minutes you've probably noticed that I am constantly scatting without realizing it. Want a new scat every month as your ringtone? Get down with the taco tier.


2) I'll also share with you videos of the stuff I'm working on. Maybe I came up with a chorus and I think you'd dig. Some of those become songs that go onto albums. Some get stuck in drawers and never heard from again. Some get rewritten and become entirely different things. This is a front row seat to how the music part of my brain works. 

Burrito
$50 or more per month
It's like a taco but bigger and more things. Who wouldn't want that? Nobody...wouldn't want that. Double negatives aside, you + me + burrito = life.


You're getting all the other tiers in this burrito (maybe we'll shoot for a thai peanut sauce for the PB) PLUS:


1) An annual Bday song! It can be for you, or for a friend, or a loved one, or even for a burrito if you're feeling it. I'll Skype an epic Bday jam to get the birthday started right.


2) You get a vocal shout out in all the ditty videos. You'd be like Bill and Melinda Gates on NPR. The world will know your name, and size of your philanthropy.


3) My Grandfather was a singer/songwriter way back in the 20's and 30's. After he passed away my mom found some of his lyrics written down in his own handwriting. She passed them off to me and I used them to write a chorus and then filled out the verses myself. The song will be released soon but it gave me the idea that it would be fun to send out handwritten lyrics to my songs. So every month I will mail you a handwritten section of one of my song lyrics. Collect the whole set! (collecting the whole set will take a long time)

Super Burrito
$100 or more per month
What's better than a burrito? Trick question. MORE BURRITO! What's better than you? MORE YOU!!!


We're going to combine all the other tiers and then add some tasty sauce all over it because, hey...it's your cheat day and you've been working hard.


I will rock a personalized solo video JUST FOR YOU! Every month I will sit down and make you a video of me playing and singing. Maybe a cover. Maybe an original. We'll work it out. 


BONUS! If you happen to be in the area where I'm filming a ditty...you can totally come by and be in the video! Just chillin as I serenade you, so all the other food groups can see how super you are.