Scott Buckley is creating Creative Commons Music
28

patrons

$96
per track
The world is full of crazy-talented people telling their stories - be it through film, games, animation or design. I want to help them by providing the soundtrack to those stories, with a library of original cinematic music made freely available under Creative Commons Attribution

However, releasing music for free is a huge, experimental risk - but generous support from users like yourselves means my library of original music will continue to grow well into the future, and be the best it can be. It also means I can make a living from doing something I love, and that is really something special.

How does Patreon work?
By becoming my patron, you are pledging to contribute a specific amount of funds for each new track. The money you contribute goes towards supporting what I do: creating cinematic, high-quality CC-BY music. This can be cancelled at any time, and you are under no obligation to contribute more than you can afford. 

I want to pledge. How frequently will I be charged?

If you decide to pledge, you will be charged each time I release a new track, generally between 1 - 3 tracks per month. However, you can set limits on how many times you want to be charged each month. Only want to contribute towards one track a month? Don't want to go over your budget? You can make that happen. 

How much should I pledge?
That is entirely up to you! The minimum is $1.00 per track. However, over on the right of screen there is a list of suggested tiers which provide different kinds of rewards. Choose one you are comfortable with, and know that I will consider you an awesome person regardless of which tier you choose. Also remember you can set limits as to how many times you are charged each month. 

Can I cancel my pledge?
Of course! You can cancel your ongoing pledge at any time. I completely understand that circumstances change - you are under no obligation from me.

What will my money be used for?
Your amazingly generous contributions will go towards the ongoing costs for sample library subscriptions, software updates and web hosting - all of which make it possible for me to write, produce and distribute my music for you all to use. My goals (on the left of screen) will update to show how close your donations are to making that a reality.

If your patron contributions continue to increase, I can start investing in some new libraries - expanding my toolset to improve the quality of the music I can produce, and I will update my goals accordingly. The dream is to make a living from releasing free music - a paradox I hope I can achieve some day!

Your pledges and donations will go towards making the best music I can possibly make, as quickly as possible - so you all can enjoy the benefits of useful creative commons music for your stories - in whatever form you tell them.

How often do you release new music?
As a full-time postdoctoral researcher, there are times when I can be quite busy with experimental work and deadlines. That said, I aim to release between 1 - 3 new tracks each month.

What if I can't afford to pledge on a monthly basis, or at all?
If you find yourself wanting to contribute towards my costs, but don't want to continue paying each month, you can consider making a one-off donation here: http://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/donate/.

Alternatively, one of the best contributions you can make is simply enjoying my music, sharing it with your friends and colleagues, or using my music in your project. The more exposure the library gets in the wider community, the better! 
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per track 14 patrons
As my thanks for becoming a patron, you'll get 7 days early access to my new library track releases. 
Name In The Credits
$5 or more per track 7 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.


  • Credits on upcoming music posts and videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
High-Quality Downloads
$10 or more per track 5 patrons
Get the highest-quality versions of my music -- AND, make requests for certain styles of music!


  • High-quality wave file downloads (24-bit, 44.1kHz)
  • Make song requests
  • Plus all previous rewards


Note: some older tracks are unavailable as a wave file. Sorry!

Goals
$96 of $150 per track
Hitting this goal means you'll be covering most of my ongoing costs, including subscriptions for my orchestral sample libraries & plug-ins, and my ongoing website hosting costs. This is (more or less) my break-even point. 
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The world is full of crazy-talented people telling their stories - be it through film, games, animation or design. I want to help them by providing the soundtrack to those stories, with a library of original cinematic music made freely available under Creative Commons Attribution

However, releasing music for free is a huge, experimental risk - but generous support from users like yourselves means my library of original music will continue to grow well into the future, and be the best it can be. It also means I can make a living from doing something I love, and that is really something special.

How does Patreon work?
By becoming my patron, you are pledging to contribute a specific amount of funds for each new track. The money you contribute goes towards supporting what I do: creating cinematic, high-quality CC-BY music. This can be cancelled at any time, and you are under no obligation to contribute more than you can afford. 

I want to pledge. How frequently will I be charged?

If you decide to pledge, you will be charged each time I release a new track, generally between 1 - 3 tracks per month. However, you can set limits on how many times you want to be charged each month. Only want to contribute towards one track a month? Don't want to go over your budget? You can make that happen. 

How much should I pledge?
That is entirely up to you! The minimum is $1.00 per track. However, over on the right of screen there is a list of suggested tiers which provide different kinds of rewards. Choose one you are comfortable with, and know that I will consider you an awesome person regardless of which tier you choose. Also remember you can set limits as to how many times you are charged each month. 

Can I cancel my pledge?
Of course! You can cancel your ongoing pledge at any time. I completely understand that circumstances change - you are under no obligation from me.

What will my money be used for?
Your amazingly generous contributions will go towards the ongoing costs for sample library subscriptions, software updates and web hosting - all of which make it possible for me to write, produce and distribute my music for you all to use. My goals (on the left of screen) will update to show how close your donations are to making that a reality.

If your patron contributions continue to increase, I can start investing in some new libraries - expanding my toolset to improve the quality of the music I can produce, and I will update my goals accordingly. The dream is to make a living from releasing free music - a paradox I hope I can achieve some day!

Your pledges and donations will go towards making the best music I can possibly make, as quickly as possible - so you all can enjoy the benefits of useful creative commons music for your stories - in whatever form you tell them.

How often do you release new music?
As a full-time postdoctoral researcher, there are times when I can be quite busy with experimental work and deadlines. That said, I aim to release between 1 - 3 new tracks each month.

What if I can't afford to pledge on a monthly basis, or at all?
If you find yourself wanting to contribute towards my costs, but don't want to continue paying each month, you can consider making a one-off donation here: http://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/donate/.

Alternatively, one of the best contributions you can make is simply enjoying my music, sharing it with your friends and colleagues, or using my music in your project. The more exposure the library gets in the wider community, the better! 

Recent posts by Scott Buckley

Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per track 14 patrons
As my thanks for becoming a patron, you'll get 7 days early access to my new library track releases. 
Name In The Credits
$5 or more per track 7 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.


  • Credits on upcoming music posts and videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
High-Quality Downloads
$10 or more per track 5 patrons
Get the highest-quality versions of my music -- AND, make requests for certain styles of music!


  • High-quality wave file downloads (24-bit, 44.1kHz)
  • Make song requests
  • Plus all previous rewards


Note: some older tracks are unavailable as a wave file. Sorry!