Phil Circle is creating Music as an Art Form and Career (Creator/Coach)
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patrons

Greetings! I'm Phil Circle. Welcome to my Patreon page. This is where you become a true patron of the arts. This is where you benefit by investing anywhere from a dollar a month to a part-timer's wage, and can know that I'll be increasing my creative output and inspiring hundreds or even thousands of others to do the same. Thank you for joining me in the movement away from the mainstream, where commercialism is secondary and inspiration and art are first.

I'm a working professional musician and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist, who also teaches my craft to aspiring musicians and other working pros. I've been teaching since 1993 and playing professionally since 1986. I love everything about my work! Even the business-end of things is fascinating to me now that independent artists like myself can thrive on their own. In fact, I've always been an advocate of the independent artist. And I've been doing this since before DIY or Indie were even in our vernacular.

After years as a singer-songwriter-guitarist and private music coach, I began to write down my experiences. In August of 2017, my stories coalesced into a self-published book about my journey as an independent musician: The Outback Musician's Survival Guide: One Guy's Story of Surviving as an Independent Musician. I am delighted by the responses I'm receiving! People are finding inspiration in my story of survival! One critic called it a "celebration of what it means to be human." Indeed, this is the role of an artist. We are here to contend with the human condition.

Why am I asking you to become involved in this enterprise? Well, it's simple really. There are 24 hours in a day and it takes half of my work day to accrue enough income to pay my bills. I love teaching, but dedicating much more time to it would leave less time to put together my method book for guitar, produce another album, and do the level of promotion necessary to build an income from recorded music sales and the like. There's so much I can do and all of it I do well if reviews are a fair reference. We can expand on my ability to be heard and to inspire.

By using this patronage platform, I will reach many more people with my services and really bring my experience to bear on a wider level. Additionally, I am allowed more means with which to create and distribute music and can be more confident of its production value.

It is with constant gratitude that I work on my craft; writing music, working toward my next performance, coaching aspiring or established musical artists, and maintaining my knowledge and up-to-date experience as a musical entrepreneur. All of these activities offer me daily opportunities to inspire or be inspired. Mine is a purpose-driven career without question.

It is folks like yourself, and those we'll reach together, that make it possible for folks like myself to continue working and creating. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you. You will have access to more of my work than the general public. You will enjoy access to me personally through the private group I've created for us to communicate directly. You'll be able to ask pointed questions about the craft and business of music and even share your ideas about it. You'll be able to ask me more personal questions about my work as an artist or learn more than what my book tells. You'll receive copies of everything you help create and much that I've already created, even material nobody can find anywhere else!

Going on the responses I receive almost daily from people who enjoy my work, I remain highly motivated and simply can't wait until the next day presents itself for me to go record another song, or coach a new student, or present a workshop, or write the next piece of entrepreneurial encouragement for all the struggling artists out here. I wake up looking forward to every day. I fervently hope that more musical artists can begin to live this way. I hope to offer an example of how it's possible. You're involvement is the next step.
Tiers
Tipper
$1 or more per month
So you can know you're tipping a musician all the time.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience.

Good Tipper
$2 or more per month
So you can feel the difference being made.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience.


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

Generous Tipper
$3 or more per month
For those who can and do.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.

It's Better Than A Venti Mocha
$6 or more per month
Trade in one specialty coffee a month...

Because it feels good to give!


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.

Patron
$10 or more per month
For those who can give a little more...

It's Like Buying a CD Every Month, but with added variety.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.

Gold Patron
$15 or more per month
Imagining A Better World.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.

Platinum Patron
$20 or more per month
Making A Better World.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

Investor
$100 or more per month
You've Joined The Movement Away From The Mainstream... and have become an influencer of the movement.


This is the big time!


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating and complimentary tickets at shows.


You can visit the studio when I record.


You can book me for a house concert at your place!

Terms apply.


You may also opt into participating in my long term plans at expansion, to sponsor other artists within this production company, to share in future possible profits (at risk).

Terms apply.

Partner
$500 or more per month
You Are The Movement Away From The Mainstream.


You are an influencer and have joined the big time.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.


You can visit the studio when I record.


You can book me for a house concert at your place!

Terms apply.


You can recommend new artists to sponsor, have a hand in determining which ones are chosen, and take part in the marketing of their work.


You may also opt into participating in my long term plans at expansion, to sponsor other artists within this production company, to share in future possible profits (at risk). In this tier, these profits may come as quarterly dividends.

Terms apply.

Goals
20 of 100 patrons
To begin with, I want to thank you once again for putting your faith in me and my work. As each goal is realized, I will adjust my next set of goals according to what has been learned and implemented. This is going to be fun for all of us to watch!

Goals include:

•  Surpass teaching income with performance, merchandise and recorded music sales, and synch licensing incomes.

•  Produce a full length vinyl studio album.

•  Produce an extended DVD/CD of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. 

•  Develop and expand on Guilt By Association Records into a modern label that functions as a model for other independent labels.

•  Hire a part time assistant on a commission and stipend basis.
 
•  Make that assistant a full time employee receiving fair pay.

•  Sponsor other artists.

•  Buy property (rather than rent) to house a small facility.

I will remain driven, focused, resilient, and adaptable. These are the qualities that have gotten me thirty years into this line of work, and have offered me that rare survival instinct that so many independent artists lose. Winning means never giving up. Common sense implies learning. I've got these qualities and am quite comfortable utilizing them for myself and others.

By joining me through your patronage, you give hope to countless other artists who strive only to give a better quality of life to all, through the arts.
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Greetings! I'm Phil Circle. Welcome to my Patreon page. This is where you become a true patron of the arts. This is where you benefit by investing anywhere from a dollar a month to a part-timer's wage, and can know that I'll be increasing my creative output and inspiring hundreds or even thousands of others to do the same. Thank you for joining me in the movement away from the mainstream, where commercialism is secondary and inspiration and art are first.

I'm a working professional musician and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist, who also teaches my craft to aspiring musicians and other working pros. I've been teaching since 1993 and playing professionally since 1986. I love everything about my work! Even the business-end of things is fascinating to me now that independent artists like myself can thrive on their own. In fact, I've always been an advocate of the independent artist. And I've been doing this since before DIY or Indie were even in our vernacular.

After years as a singer-songwriter-guitarist and private music coach, I began to write down my experiences. In August of 2017, my stories coalesced into a self-published book about my journey as an independent musician: The Outback Musician's Survival Guide: One Guy's Story of Surviving as an Independent Musician. I am delighted by the responses I'm receiving! People are finding inspiration in my story of survival! One critic called it a "celebration of what it means to be human." Indeed, this is the role of an artist. We are here to contend with the human condition.

Why am I asking you to become involved in this enterprise? Well, it's simple really. There are 24 hours in a day and it takes half of my work day to accrue enough income to pay my bills. I love teaching, but dedicating much more time to it would leave less time to put together my method book for guitar, produce another album, and do the level of promotion necessary to build an income from recorded music sales and the like. There's so much I can do and all of it I do well if reviews are a fair reference. We can expand on my ability to be heard and to inspire.

By using this patronage platform, I will reach many more people with my services and really bring my experience to bear on a wider level. Additionally, I am allowed more means with which to create and distribute music and can be more confident of its production value.

It is with constant gratitude that I work on my craft; writing music, working toward my next performance, coaching aspiring or established musical artists, and maintaining my knowledge and up-to-date experience as a musical entrepreneur. All of these activities offer me daily opportunities to inspire or be inspired. Mine is a purpose-driven career without question.

It is folks like yourself, and those we'll reach together, that make it possible for folks like myself to continue working and creating. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you. You will have access to more of my work than the general public. You will enjoy access to me personally through the private group I've created for us to communicate directly. You'll be able to ask pointed questions about the craft and business of music and even share your ideas about it. You'll be able to ask me more personal questions about my work as an artist or learn more than what my book tells. You'll receive copies of everything you help create and much that I've already created, even material nobody can find anywhere else!

Going on the responses I receive almost daily from people who enjoy my work, I remain highly motivated and simply can't wait until the next day presents itself for me to go record another song, or coach a new student, or present a workshop, or write the next piece of entrepreneurial encouragement for all the struggling artists out here. I wake up looking forward to every day. I fervently hope that more musical artists can begin to live this way. I hope to offer an example of how it's possible. You're involvement is the next step.

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Tiers
Tipper
$1 or more per month
So you can know you're tipping a musician all the time.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience.

Good Tipper
$2 or more per month
So you can feel the difference being made.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience.


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

Generous Tipper
$3 or more per month
For those who can and do.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.

It's Better Than A Venti Mocha
$6 or more per month
Trade in one specialty coffee a month...

Because it feels good to give!


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.

Patron
$10 or more per month
For those who can give a little more...

It's Like Buying a CD Every Month, but with added variety.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.


You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.

Gold Patron
$15 or more per month
Imagining A Better World.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.

Platinum Patron
$20 or more per month
Making A Better World.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.

Investor
$100 or more per month
You've Joined The Movement Away From The Mainstream... and have become an influencer of the movement.


This is the big time!


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating and complimentary tickets at shows.


You can visit the studio when I record.


You can book me for a house concert at your place!

Terms apply.


You may also opt into participating in my long term plans at expansion, to sponsor other artists within this production company, to share in future possible profits (at risk).

Terms apply.

Partner
$500 or more per month
You Are The Movement Away From The Mainstream.


You are an influencer and have joined the big time.


You'll be added to the private Facebook Community "Patrons of Phil Circle Music."


You'll receive one free track of my music every month. They'll come in WAV format for a better quality listening experience. 


You'll occasionally receive other extras like unreleased recordings, unpublished stories, old lyrics or poems.

You'll receive discounts on merchandise.


You'll receive access to unpublished videos.


Immediately upon starting your patronage, you'll receive a copy of my book The Outback Musician's Survival Guide in ebook format.


You may also choose one item, from a list of Phil Circle merchandise, to have personally signed and sent as an initial thank you for your patronage.


When applicable, you'll receive VIP seating at shows.


You can visit the studio when I record.


You can book me for a house concert at your place!

Terms apply.


You can recommend new artists to sponsor, have a hand in determining which ones are chosen, and take part in the marketing of their work.


You may also opt into participating in my long term plans at expansion, to sponsor other artists within this production company, to share in future possible profits (at risk). In this tier, these profits may come as quarterly dividends.

Terms apply.