I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! As the new year is approaching us in a few days, I have new music videos in the works for 2017 and I also wanted to update my tier levels a bit.
I've been doing Patreon since October 2016 and have had some great feedback and also been able to see how this is working in ways and not in others. So with that said, here are some updates to the tier levels!
1 - Now anyone pledging at the $5 or higher level will get to see music videos at LEAST 1 full day early AND be in the scrolling credits. I wanted to make a lower reward more accessible and VALUABLE to more people so I feel this is a great way to do that.
And I say "at least 1 full day early" on the video releases, because in theory I am really hoping I will actually be able to let you guys see content earlier than that if I can, but I also don't want to make a promise I can't keep. For example, with "Sugar Plum", we were working through the night to get it edited and uploaded for my Patrons 24 hours before I released it to the public, and STILL with the Christmas season and needing to release it before people left for Thanksgiving and has hard as I tried, I was only able to get it up JUST IN TIME to let patrons see it the day before I released it on Youtube. There wasn't any way to get it to you guys sooner. BUT with future videos, if I am able to, I would actually love to let you guys see the videos more like anywhere between 2-3 days or even a week before the general public.
2 - $10 and higher pledges now INSTEAD of me following you back on social media, now get 4 FREE downloads of my songs (and now in the scrolling credits too). The reason is because I've realized the following-back on social media thing was difficult to always find people who didn't directly send me their links (which made me feel like I was failing in delivering part of your rewards), and some of the time people were not on social media anyway and so this wasn't a valuable perk for many. I just felt like giving you some free music would be a much better reward!
3 - $25 now in addition to what you already had before, I'm also going to send you a surprise package 1x during the year. This could be anything from a Christmas package, or a music-related thing. I'm not even sure - which is why it will be a surprise.
The other perks $50 - $150 are the same as before which include free CDs, video consult team, being in a video and lots more. I'm always open to suggestions on how to keep improving the perks so please feel free to leave me a comment if you have new ideas you think would be fun and enticing.
Thank you all for being here! You are so important to me and a very valuable part of helping me to accomplish my goals and dreams with my music. I have a lot of amazing projects coming up in 2017, the first 2 videos we will start filming in late February/early March, with another one in late May/early June, and 1-2 more during the summer as well. So just in the first half of 2017 I'm hoping to film about 5 videos which is a lot for me, considering that is the grand total number of videos I've released TOTAL in the past 10 years. So THANK YOU for making this possible and for supporting me. I've felt so strongly this Christmas season about how important it is that I put out positive, uplifting, beautiful content in the world right now. You are helping me do this. Thank you.