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.
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 wish to be charged each month. Only want to contribute towards one track a month? 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, but that doesn't mean I will stop loving you. :D
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.
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 PhD student, 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!