Music Firsthand is creating Comedians Interviewing Musicians
18

patrons

$233
per month

We're a passionate group of creators who love live music and every Tuesday we come together to produce and stream a live show called 'Comedians Interviewing Musicians'.

The show is filmed from various venues around town and from the Music Firsthand home studio in East Austin. All of the equipment to make the show possible was made by a personal investment of the Potrafkas. In addition to showcasing the artists to help their exposure, we feed them too! This is our way of building community and showing our appreciation for the artists.

Behind the scenes, this requires a lot of work and commitment.
  1. Tuesday - THE SHOW!
  2. Wednesday - upload videos/photos, create social media posts for the next show, edit the exclusive video for patrons. Set up event pages for future shows, contact the artist for the next episode and confirm details.
  3. Thursday - Post social media promos, send out exclusive video, prepare video for an audio podcast, begin work on 60 sec trailer
  4. Friday - More social media! Contact sponsors, keep working on the post-production edits.
  5. Saturday - Social, social, Social!
  6. Sunday - Yeah, more social. And video edits and podcast almost done!
  7. Monday - Confirm guests for the studio audience, invite special guests, post edited version of last week's show, and last push for social!

Our small and mighty team consists of 7 humans and 1 furry friend. They all volunteer their time each week! Claudia (Super Hero), Ben Levy (Producer and Sound Engineer Extraordinaire), Brett Winning (Sound Engineer and...bassist for Fair City Fire!), Brenda Herrara (Marketing), BeckiJo Neill (Lead Host), Jordan (Post production and video), Kris (Everything else no one wants to do), and Macha (Chief of Security and furry friend). We also have a co-host of comedians that rotate in every 8-12 weeks and fantastic interns from the U. of Texas.

How Patreon Works
We think we have something unique and special so we're building a community of patrons to be a part of the journey. As a member, there are a lot of ways to get involved from as simple as contributing $3/month and being showcased in our credits to getting full VIP access to all our shows for just $50/month - that comes to over 40 private shows for the year including, dinner and drinks, a T-shirt, and meeting all the artists!

Your pledge occurs monthly and you can leave the community at any time. In addition to your monthly reward tier, we also send out exclusive videos each week to our members such as interviews, performances, and whatever funny antics BeckiJo and our comedians are up to.

With your contribution, we can keep Austin weird and help these great artists gain more exposure!

Where Your $$ Goes
The money contributed by our patrons goes towards covering our basic costs of operation, upgrades to our equipment, promoting the show, and paying the staff and artists (they all volunteer their time/skills today).

Check out our video to learn more!

Tiers
Firsthand Access!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Go behind the scenes with access to our Patreon stream with exclusive videos, photos, and insider news!
I knew them when...!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
When the artists on our show achieve international fame you will be able to say, "I knew them when..."! As a patron at this tier you will have the proof that you're not just a bandwagon fan because your name will be showcased in the credits at the beginning of each show!
Spotlight!
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Your own spotlight on the show!


Is there someone special you want to thank? Congratulate? Wish a happy birthday? Propose?! Send us your spotlight and we'll announce it during the show and post online. It's your very own spotlight each show!


Plus, you get your name listed in the credits of each show!

Mystery Merch!
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
We'll send you a super soft Music Firsthand T-shirt the first month. And then each month afterwards you get a Mystery Merch package from our secret merch vault!


Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!

Concert Club!
$22 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
As a Monthly Concert Club member you get...


  • VIP access (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!


Be sure and check out the Producer Tier. For just $28 more you get access to all the shows - over 40 shows/year!

Concert Club +1
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
This is our Monthly Concert Club for members who like to bring a friend!


  • VIP access for you and your special guest (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!
Producer!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
At this level, we're making you a Producer of the show!


As a Producer you get...

  • VIP access (food, drinks, and behind the scenes access) to all shows! That's nearly 40 shows a year!
  • Recommend a local artist to be featured!
  • Access to the behind-the-scenes photos and video
  • Private invites throughout the year to Music Firsthand shows
  • Plus, a Music Firsthand T-Shirt when you first sign up!
  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!
Goals
$233 of $500 per month
When we hit this goal we'll design an exclusive digital art poster of the past shows and send it to all patrons. Pretty cool collector's items showing off your love for Austin music.

Why $500? This goal helps us keep the show operating with our small group of volunteers.
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We're a passionate group of creators who love live music and every Tuesday we come together to produce and stream a live show called 'Comedians Interviewing Musicians'.

The show is filmed from various venues around town and from the Music Firsthand home studio in East Austin. All of the equipment to make the show possible was made by a personal investment of the Potrafkas. In addition to showcasing the artists to help their exposure, we feed them too! This is our way of building community and showing our appreciation for the artists.

Behind the scenes, this requires a lot of work and commitment.
  1. Tuesday - THE SHOW!
  2. Wednesday - upload videos/photos, create social media posts for the next show, edit the exclusive video for patrons. Set up event pages for future shows, contact the artist for the next episode and confirm details.
  3. Thursday - Post social media promos, send out exclusive video, prepare video for an audio podcast, begin work on 60 sec trailer
  4. Friday - More social media! Contact sponsors, keep working on the post-production edits.
  5. Saturday - Social, social, Social!
  6. Sunday - Yeah, more social. And video edits and podcast almost done!
  7. Monday - Confirm guests for the studio audience, invite special guests, post edited version of last week's show, and last push for social!

Our small and mighty team consists of 7 humans and 1 furry friend. They all volunteer their time each week! Claudia (Super Hero), Ben Levy (Producer and Sound Engineer Extraordinaire), Brett Winning (Sound Engineer and...bassist for Fair City Fire!), Brenda Herrara (Marketing), BeckiJo Neill (Lead Host), Jordan (Post production and video), Kris (Everything else no one wants to do), and Macha (Chief of Security and furry friend). We also have a co-host of comedians that rotate in every 8-12 weeks and fantastic interns from the U. of Texas.

How Patreon Works
We think we have something unique and special so we're building a community of patrons to be a part of the journey. As a member, there are a lot of ways to get involved from as simple as contributing $3/month and being showcased in our credits to getting full VIP access to all our shows for just $50/month - that comes to over 40 private shows for the year including, dinner and drinks, a T-shirt, and meeting all the artists!

Your pledge occurs monthly and you can leave the community at any time. In addition to your monthly reward tier, we also send out exclusive videos each week to our members such as interviews, performances, and whatever funny antics BeckiJo and our comedians are up to.

With your contribution, we can keep Austin weird and help these great artists gain more exposure!

Where Your $$ Goes
The money contributed by our patrons goes towards covering our basic costs of operation, upgrades to our equipment, promoting the show, and paying the staff and artists (they all volunteer their time/skills today).

Check out our video to learn more!

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Tiers
Firsthand Access!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Go behind the scenes with access to our Patreon stream with exclusive videos, photos, and insider news!
I knew them when...!
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
When the artists on our show achieve international fame you will be able to say, "I knew them when..."! As a patron at this tier you will have the proof that you're not just a bandwagon fan because your name will be showcased in the credits at the beginning of each show!
Spotlight!
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Your own spotlight on the show!


Is there someone special you want to thank? Congratulate? Wish a happy birthday? Propose?! Send us your spotlight and we'll announce it during the show and post online. It's your very own spotlight each show!


Plus, you get your name listed in the credits of each show!

Mystery Merch!
$15 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
We'll send you a super soft Music Firsthand T-shirt the first month. And then each month afterwards you get a Mystery Merch package from our secret merch vault!


Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!

Concert Club!
$22 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
As a Monthly Concert Club member you get...


  • VIP access (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!


Be sure and check out the Producer Tier. For just $28 more you get access to all the shows - over 40 shows/year!

Concert Club +1
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
This is our Monthly Concert Club for members who like to bring a friend!


  • VIP access for you and your special guest (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!
Producer!
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
At this level, we're making you a Producer of the show!


As a Producer you get...

  • VIP access (food, drinks, and behind the scenes access) to all shows! That's nearly 40 shows a year!
  • Recommend a local artist to be featured!
  • Access to the behind-the-scenes photos and video
  • Private invites throughout the year to Music Firsthand shows
  • Plus, a Music Firsthand T-Shirt when you first sign up!
  • Plus, you get the benefits of the first 2 tiers!