NEELY is creating music & videos
22

patrons

$450
per month
The Internet has leveled the playing field for independent musicians (those who are without a record label, manager, etc). Today we see super talented singer\songwriter\performers making a living creating excellent art. How are they doing this? They are doing it via the new record label of the new music industry: people like you! You are the new record label!

There is something deeply spiritual about music. Some of both Kaci and my earliest memories involve music. How we could feel the rhythm and beat. How it made us feel like we were on top of the world. How it brought us to tears. It made our hearts and soul long for love. Music has allowed us to speak of our pain and regrets. Music has also been a healing force that allowed us to pour out our love and thanks to our Creator.

We want our music to speak to people. To give them hope. To make them laugh. To help them heal. To move them and to help them feel! If this is something that resonates with your soul, then you are in the right place and you can help make this dream possible, not only for us, but for others all around the world. Keep reading and we will lay out, to the best of our ability, the: who, what, when, where, and why of our dream via Patreon.

If you’ve been around us or followed us on social media for any amount of time you’ve heard me say this and I truly believe it: Our record label = you and every patron that’s ever been behind us. “Kiss My Grits”, “Colorblind”, the music video for “Falling Down”... all made possible by individuals that believed in us, invested in us, and enabled us to create. They were patrons before Patreon existed. Now we have this super cool platform at our disposal!

Who are we?

We are a husband and wife music duo based out of Nashville, TN, and we are two small town dreamers. My name is Jeremy Neely. I am the one who is usually doing all the legwork for the business side of things. I’m originally from Cosby, MO, which is a small town of 121 people in Northwest Missouri. My wife’s name is Kaci. While she is super talented musically, her passion is our four daughters and making a home, wherever on earth that may be (we travel a lot!). Kaci is originally from Bennington, KS, which is a small town of about 500 people north of Salina, KS.

There is so much we want to tell you about us and that is part of our dream via Patreon. We want to be able to share our story with the world and encourage individuals that your small town dreams can become a reality. Kaci and I have been full time musicians since January of 2010 and since that time have toured the world. Never have we had a record label, a manager, or an agent of any kind. What we have had is people like you! You are the new record label (I will go into that more later).

What are we wanting to accomplish with you via Patreon?

  • We want to create new music and new music videos. However, we have long term goals based on this desire.
  • We want to connect with our worldwide family (you!).
  • We want you to experience the process of making new music and videos.
  • We want to give you the opportunity to be in our music videos.
  • We want to give you "behind the curtain" access to not only the music making process, but also to how it impacts our lives, giving you a look at the music business that you likely would never see otherwise.

Long term goals/dreams:
  • To do interviews, maybe even live online interviews, with our friends in the music industry.
  • To produce “musician tips” videos (based off our popular Twitter series) to help and encourage others to pursue their dreams.
  • To produce guitar tutorial videos for our songs.
  • To produce high quality live acoustic performance videos.
  • To produce a documentary series on how our family overcame life obstacles to become internationally touring artists.
  • To write and publish our story.
  • To expand our touring further around the world, reaching folks that don’t necessarily get quality live music in their area.
  • To have annual gathering events to connect with those who support us and believe in us.
  • To buy the White House (OK, that’s a joke! You have to know, I’m a jokester with a crazy sense of humor!)

As you can see it all boils down to: we want to connect with you. Afterall, you are the one who allows us to be able to make music for a living :)

When will we release new music/videos/art?

Our hope is that as the number of patrons grow we would be able to release a new song and\or video every other month, all the while creating new video content such as:
  • musician tips
  • guitar tutorials for our music
  • live acoustic recordings
  • lyric videos
  • and more.

Granted, this is more of a long term goal but we believe if we make great music and love on the folks that allow us to make great music, it will all grow.

While that is the public time frame, you as a patron will have access to the music we create weeks, perhaps even months, before it is released.

Where will we deliver our new creations?

We will use Patreon and the software\companies they leverage to deliver content to you, per your patronage level. After a period of time we will release our new creations via standard distribution avenues such as: YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, etc. You will get the exclusive first peek because we love ya!

Why are we doing this?

It is expensive to make music and videos. Because of this expense, we, as well as other artists, experience a level of stress\pressure that is stifling to our creativity. When you consider a single, radio ready song costs between $2,000 - 3,000 to produce you can understand why we encounter this stress\pressure. To boil it down, the stress of creating a new song is: now this song HAS to perform, it has to be on the radio, it has to get a million YouTube views, it has to get a million Spotify listens. It has to...it has to...it has to… It has to do a lot of things to pay for itself and ultimately allow our family to survive. Afterall, we do have bills to pay just like any other family.

Patreon is a beautiful tool that allows a large number of music lovers to rally behind individual artists of all kinds to help them overcome this stress\pressure. As the old saying goes, “how is the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” As the number of our patrons grow, we have more individuals taking a bite out of these costs that impede us from creating and delivering our music.

How will you be our Record Label?

I will try to break this down quick and easy. Traditionally, when an artist gets signed to a record label the artist gives up control of everything. The artist signs away control of their masters, their publishing, their image, basically everything they have creatively, and they do so for a certain dollar amount. This is what people commonly call a “Record Deal”. The dollar amount, previously mentioned, is a loan that is used to cover all the costs to record, produce, and market their music. The money is all recouperable (must be paid back) before the artist ever sees a dime from the label. Most artists that sign record deals, you’ve never heard of. Their music still sits in a vault, owned by the record label they signed to.

Because of the Internet, we don’t have to sign our lives and our creativity away anymore! As a matter of fact, the Internet has been huge in connecting artists directly to listeners without the need of much of the traditional music industry mechanism. By connecting artists/creators directly with the listeners/consumers the paradigm has now shifted and put the control in your lap. How you might ask? Consumers can now support their favorite creators, at various levels of funding, with no strings attached, and thus receive excellent art unimpeded by the stress\pressures of life or the mechanism controlling said creator.

Effectively, you are the record label. You are funding creators and giving them a voice in a new healthy way!

Thank you so much for joining our family on this journey. We are so excited to make great music together with you!

Thanks for making the dreams of two small town kids come true!

Love you all,
Jeremy & Kaci
Tiers
Peek Behind the Curtain
$1 or more per month
Get an exclusive peek behind the curtain, warts and all, as we strive to make new, creative, and excellent music and videos. Receive access to our Patreon feed & posts.
Opinion Giver, Download Receiver
$5 or more per month
Not only will you get an exclusive peek behind the curtain, but you will have the opportunity to give your feedback on conceptual ideas, music, products, video clips, and more. In return we will give you access to our past digital catalogue to download as well as the ability to download any of our current projects.
The Sweet Spot
$10 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:
- Exclusive membership to the private @neelypatreon Instagram account where we will do live broadcasts and post exclusive pictures & video clips no other shall ever see!

- 5% discount on NEELY merch!

- Receive a signed, homemade, pre-release CD of the year's music & videos.

Music Industry Insider
$25 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- Google hangout concerts/viewings of new materials (songs, videos, etc.). Frequency of these hangouts will vary by release of new music/videos.

- 10% discount on NEELY merch!

- Online interviews with friends of ours in the music industry (along with archived access to past interviews)

Executive Record Label Team Member
$50 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- 1 free shirt per year you are on the team

- Shout outs via credits at the end of videos

- Shout outs via CD liner notes

- Shout outs from cool locations that we get to tour

- Monthly Q&A video chat / Google hangout.

The Inner Sanctum
$100 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- An exclusive House Concert and/or Dinner with NEELY (one per year, we must be in the area, OR travel cost covered by patron)

- Special greetings for immediate family (example - Birthday, Anniversary, etc. within reason)

Goals
22 of 50 patrons
You guys are amazing! When we reach this goal we will be able to record a new song every 3 - 4 months.
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The Internet has leveled the playing field for independent musicians (those who are without a record label, manager, etc). Today we see super talented singer\songwriter\performers making a living creating excellent art. How are they doing this? They are doing it via the new record label of the new music industry: people like you! You are the new record label!

There is something deeply spiritual about music. Some of both Kaci and my earliest memories involve music. How we could feel the rhythm and beat. How it made us feel like we were on top of the world. How it brought us to tears. It made our hearts and soul long for love. Music has allowed us to speak of our pain and regrets. Music has also been a healing force that allowed us to pour out our love and thanks to our Creator.

We want our music to speak to people. To give them hope. To make them laugh. To help them heal. To move them and to help them feel! If this is something that resonates with your soul, then you are in the right place and you can help make this dream possible, not only for us, but for others all around the world. Keep reading and we will lay out, to the best of our ability, the: who, what, when, where, and why of our dream via Patreon.

If you’ve been around us or followed us on social media for any amount of time you’ve heard me say this and I truly believe it: Our record label = you and every patron that’s ever been behind us. “Kiss My Grits”, “Colorblind”, the music video for “Falling Down”... all made possible by individuals that believed in us, invested in us, and enabled us to create. They were patrons before Patreon existed. Now we have this super cool platform at our disposal!

Who are we?

We are a husband and wife music duo based out of Nashville, TN, and we are two small town dreamers. My name is Jeremy Neely. I am the one who is usually doing all the legwork for the business side of things. I’m originally from Cosby, MO, which is a small town of 121 people in Northwest Missouri. My wife’s name is Kaci. While she is super talented musically, her passion is our four daughters and making a home, wherever on earth that may be (we travel a lot!). Kaci is originally from Bennington, KS, which is a small town of about 500 people north of Salina, KS.

There is so much we want to tell you about us and that is part of our dream via Patreon. We want to be able to share our story with the world and encourage individuals that your small town dreams can become a reality. Kaci and I have been full time musicians since January of 2010 and since that time have toured the world. Never have we had a record label, a manager, or an agent of any kind. What we have had is people like you! You are the new record label (I will go into that more later).

What are we wanting to accomplish with you via Patreon?

  • We want to create new music and new music videos. However, we have long term goals based on this desire.
  • We want to connect with our worldwide family (you!).
  • We want you to experience the process of making new music and videos.
  • We want to give you the opportunity to be in our music videos.
  • We want to give you "behind the curtain" access to not only the music making process, but also to how it impacts our lives, giving you a look at the music business that you likely would never see otherwise.

Long term goals/dreams:
  • To do interviews, maybe even live online interviews, with our friends in the music industry.
  • To produce “musician tips” videos (based off our popular Twitter series) to help and encourage others to pursue their dreams.
  • To produce guitar tutorial videos for our songs.
  • To produce high quality live acoustic performance videos.
  • To produce a documentary series on how our family overcame life obstacles to become internationally touring artists.
  • To write and publish our story.
  • To expand our touring further around the world, reaching folks that don’t necessarily get quality live music in their area.
  • To have annual gathering events to connect with those who support us and believe in us.
  • To buy the White House (OK, that’s a joke! You have to know, I’m a jokester with a crazy sense of humor!)

As you can see it all boils down to: we want to connect with you. Afterall, you are the one who allows us to be able to make music for a living :)

When will we release new music/videos/art?

Our hope is that as the number of patrons grow we would be able to release a new song and\or video every other month, all the while creating new video content such as:
  • musician tips
  • guitar tutorials for our music
  • live acoustic recordings
  • lyric videos
  • and more.

Granted, this is more of a long term goal but we believe if we make great music and love on the folks that allow us to make great music, it will all grow.

While that is the public time frame, you as a patron will have access to the music we create weeks, perhaps even months, before it is released.

Where will we deliver our new creations?

We will use Patreon and the software\companies they leverage to deliver content to you, per your patronage level. After a period of time we will release our new creations via standard distribution avenues such as: YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, etc. You will get the exclusive first peek because we love ya!

Why are we doing this?

It is expensive to make music and videos. Because of this expense, we, as well as other artists, experience a level of stress\pressure that is stifling to our creativity. When you consider a single, radio ready song costs between $2,000 - 3,000 to produce you can understand why we encounter this stress\pressure. To boil it down, the stress of creating a new song is: now this song HAS to perform, it has to be on the radio, it has to get a million YouTube views, it has to get a million Spotify listens. It has to...it has to...it has to… It has to do a lot of things to pay for itself and ultimately allow our family to survive. Afterall, we do have bills to pay just like any other family.

Patreon is a beautiful tool that allows a large number of music lovers to rally behind individual artists of all kinds to help them overcome this stress\pressure. As the old saying goes, “how is the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” As the number of our patrons grow, we have more individuals taking a bite out of these costs that impede us from creating and delivering our music.

How will you be our Record Label?

I will try to break this down quick and easy. Traditionally, when an artist gets signed to a record label the artist gives up control of everything. The artist signs away control of their masters, their publishing, their image, basically everything they have creatively, and they do so for a certain dollar amount. This is what people commonly call a “Record Deal”. The dollar amount, previously mentioned, is a loan that is used to cover all the costs to record, produce, and market their music. The money is all recouperable (must be paid back) before the artist ever sees a dime from the label. Most artists that sign record deals, you’ve never heard of. Their music still sits in a vault, owned by the record label they signed to.

Because of the Internet, we don’t have to sign our lives and our creativity away anymore! As a matter of fact, the Internet has been huge in connecting artists directly to listeners without the need of much of the traditional music industry mechanism. By connecting artists/creators directly with the listeners/consumers the paradigm has now shifted and put the control in your lap. How you might ask? Consumers can now support their favorite creators, at various levels of funding, with no strings attached, and thus receive excellent art unimpeded by the stress\pressures of life or the mechanism controlling said creator.

Effectively, you are the record label. You are funding creators and giving them a voice in a new healthy way!

Thank you so much for joining our family on this journey. We are so excited to make great music together with you!

Thanks for making the dreams of two small town kids come true!

Love you all,
Jeremy & Kaci

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Tiers
Peek Behind the Curtain
$1 or more per month
Get an exclusive peek behind the curtain, warts and all, as we strive to make new, creative, and excellent music and videos. Receive access to our Patreon feed & posts.
Opinion Giver, Download Receiver
$5 or more per month
Not only will you get an exclusive peek behind the curtain, but you will have the opportunity to give your feedback on conceptual ideas, music, products, video clips, and more. In return we will give you access to our past digital catalogue to download as well as the ability to download any of our current projects.
The Sweet Spot
$10 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:
- Exclusive membership to the private @neelypatreon Instagram account where we will do live broadcasts and post exclusive pictures & video clips no other shall ever see!

- 5% discount on NEELY merch!

- Receive a signed, homemade, pre-release CD of the year's music & videos.

Music Industry Insider
$25 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- Google hangout concerts/viewings of new materials (songs, videos, etc.). Frequency of these hangouts will vary by release of new music/videos.

- 10% discount on NEELY merch!

- Online interviews with friends of ours in the music industry (along with archived access to past interviews)

Executive Record Label Team Member
$50 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- 1 free shirt per year you are on the team

- Shout outs via credits at the end of videos

- Shout outs via CD liner notes

- Shout outs from cool locations that we get to tour

- Monthly Q&A video chat / Google hangout.

The Inner Sanctum
$100 or more per month
You will receive all the rewards from previous tiers plus:

- An exclusive House Concert and/or Dinner with NEELY (one per year, we must be in the area, OR travel cost covered by patron)

- Special greetings for immediate family (example - Birthday, Anniversary, etc. within reason)