Jamie Coughlan is creating Overblown Webzine and The Creative Process Podcast.
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patrons

$161
per month
Who am I? What is Overblown?

I’m Jamie. I used to have a steady job as a secondary school teacher but my desire to champion independent, DIY music, and my fatigue with how music journalism has devalued the reader, compelled me to quit that job to found Overblown, an online music magazine based in Ireland and the UK.

Readers are valued.

In an era when streaming, internet advertising, and the internet in general have devalued journalistic content, online music magazines are now ruled by vested interests. Readers are no longer valued.

Here at Overblown we give music fans a place they belong. It is a community, like hanging out with your friends and talking about music. We put the reader first. You are Overblown’s priority.

We want to create more quality and varied content.

With your help Overblown can become even more influential and powerful in championing independent music and music journalism that values the reader. If just 2% of Overblown's audience contributed $5 a month, that would make Overblown self sufficient.

That would mean more interviews, more video content, writer payments, a faster website, infographics, music flowcharts, podcasts, merchandise, and all the things we haven't yet thought of. Anything that you, the reader, wants.

What do we need?

Having said this, we're not asking for $5 a month from you. In fact, we're not asking for anything at all. However, we are hoping that if you enjoy the content on Overblown, and if you feel a part of the Overblown community, that you would consider contributing $2 a month towards the maintenance of the site and to support independent, DIY music and journalism. 

We have three main goals:

  1. Vary the content and make Overblown ad free. We want to give you podcasts, videos, infographics, merch, flow charts, gigs, and get rid of those pesky ads. We want to ensure that Overblown is never ruled by chasing the cheap click for advertising purposes.
  2. To make Overblown self sustainable. If it is going to survive, grow, and thrive, the site must pay for itself, for me, and also those that contribute. In turn this means more quality content for you.
  3. To pay the people that contribute to the site. We have contributors from Louisiana to Glasgow. They're golden people. The best people. They deserve to be paid $20 - $40 per contribution if not more! Again, if we can pay the contributors, this means more articles, more content, more music, and more of everything for your eyes and ears.
Thank you.

You have no idea how humbled we are by your support.
Rewards
Join the Overblown Family
$2 or more per month 13 patrons
Thank you. You've decided to help Overblown stay 100% independent, and that is frankly humbling. 


Also, each patron that contributes $2 or more is entered into a monthly giveaway for two prizes! These could include vinyl, books, tickets for a gig, and other prizes exclusive to patrons.

Curated Patron Mix
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Let's go steady. Each month we will send you a mix curated by us here at Overblown. Like getting a mixtape from your bff back in the day. These are exclusive to patrons.


Exclusive patron giveaways and contests.


Plus all previous rewards.

Bi-Monthly Mix Tape (Cassette)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
A hand made cassette mix tape (just like the good old days) sent directly to your mailbox every second month.


Featuring high quality art.


Plus all previous rewards.

Monthly Cassette
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
The monthly mixtape on cassette. Hand made by the Overblown minions. With a handwritten note from me.


All the love Overblown can muster.


Plus all previous rewards

Monthly Gift
$50 or more per month 1 patron
As well as everything else already mentioned, we will send you a music related gift every month. It could be one of our favourite music related books, an album we love on vinyl, or some Overblown merch.


 Plus all previous rewards. 

We Can Figure It Out
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Good Lord. If anyone is actually generous enough to donate this amount we can have a chin wag about what you want in return. We really do not expect anyone to donate this amount, but if you do we will absolutely write you a letter of thanks, you can appear in an Overblown vlog, and/or we can go for dinner/pint. It's your shout really. We'll figure it out.


 Plus all previous rewards. 

Goals
$161 of $250 per month
  • Writer payments. Currently, the writers contribute out of the goodness of their hearts and because I occasionally send them gifts. Their hard work and dedication deserves to be recognised and remunerated. We will now pay them $20 per post.
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Who am I? What is Overblown?

I’m Jamie. I used to have a steady job as a secondary school teacher but my desire to champion independent, DIY music, and my fatigue with how music journalism has devalued the reader, compelled me to quit that job to found Overblown, an online music magazine based in Ireland and the UK.

Readers are valued.

In an era when streaming, internet advertising, and the internet in general have devalued journalistic content, online music magazines are now ruled by vested interests. Readers are no longer valued.

Here at Overblown we give music fans a place they belong. It is a community, like hanging out with your friends and talking about music. We put the reader first. You are Overblown’s priority.

We want to create more quality and varied content.

With your help Overblown can become even more influential and powerful in championing independent music and music journalism that values the reader. If just 2% of Overblown's audience contributed $5 a month, that would make Overblown self sufficient.

That would mean more interviews, more video content, writer payments, a faster website, infographics, music flowcharts, podcasts, merchandise, and all the things we haven't yet thought of. Anything that you, the reader, wants.

What do we need?

Having said this, we're not asking for $5 a month from you. In fact, we're not asking for anything at all. However, we are hoping that if you enjoy the content on Overblown, and if you feel a part of the Overblown community, that you would consider contributing $2 a month towards the maintenance of the site and to support independent, DIY music and journalism. 

We have three main goals:

  1. Vary the content and make Overblown ad free. We want to give you podcasts, videos, infographics, merch, flow charts, gigs, and get rid of those pesky ads. We want to ensure that Overblown is never ruled by chasing the cheap click for advertising purposes.
  2. To make Overblown self sustainable. If it is going to survive, grow, and thrive, the site must pay for itself, for me, and also those that contribute. In turn this means more quality content for you.
  3. To pay the people that contribute to the site. We have contributors from Louisiana to Glasgow. They're golden people. The best people. They deserve to be paid $20 - $40 per contribution if not more! Again, if we can pay the contributors, this means more articles, more content, more music, and more of everything for your eyes and ears.
Thank you.

You have no idea how humbled we are by your support.

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Rewards
Join the Overblown Family
$2 or more per month 13 patrons
Thank you. You've decided to help Overblown stay 100% independent, and that is frankly humbling. 


Also, each patron that contributes $2 or more is entered into a monthly giveaway for two prizes! These could include vinyl, books, tickets for a gig, and other prizes exclusive to patrons.

Curated Patron Mix
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
Let's go steady. Each month we will send you a mix curated by us here at Overblown. Like getting a mixtape from your bff back in the day. These are exclusive to patrons.


Exclusive patron giveaways and contests.


Plus all previous rewards.

Bi-Monthly Mix Tape (Cassette)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
A hand made cassette mix tape (just like the good old days) sent directly to your mailbox every second month.


Featuring high quality art.


Plus all previous rewards.

Monthly Cassette
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
The monthly mixtape on cassette. Hand made by the Overblown minions. With a handwritten note from me.


All the love Overblown can muster.


Plus all previous rewards

Monthly Gift
$50 or more per month 1 patron
As well as everything else already mentioned, we will send you a music related gift every month. It could be one of our favourite music related books, an album we love on vinyl, or some Overblown merch.


 Plus all previous rewards. 

We Can Figure It Out
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Good Lord. If anyone is actually generous enough to donate this amount we can have a chin wag about what you want in return. We really do not expect anyone to donate this amount, but if you do we will absolutely write you a letter of thanks, you can appear in an Overblown vlog, and/or we can go for dinner/pint. It's your shout really. We'll figure it out.


 Plus all previous rewards.