Ryan Hommel is creating songs
12

patrons

$68
per Song
THANK YOU // WELCOME
You made it to this page, and that means you care enough about independent music to go out of your way to support it… We will get along just fine!
The above video is a teaser for my forthcoming record, DEFAULT TO OPEN which will be released to Patreon once we get 100 people to pledge! (See my goals section for details). With every new pledge, the release date gets a little closer so TELL YOUR FRIENDS! And while we build this community up to it’s first 100 people, I’ll be releasing a handful of other unreleased songs of mine from over the years. Some songs will be fully produced, some will be demos, and that’s the fun of Patreon. This isn’t just a one-time push to raise a bunch of money for one record; this is a community. I was immediately attracted to Patreon for the ongoing platform it provides for me to write, record and share directly with you. Almost like I would with a label if I were signed. Instead, you’re the ones who support me; you’re the ones who get the first look and listen; and you’re the ones who get to help guide me along.

THIS YEAR, I INTEND TO
*see the “goals” section for details*
-Finallllly release my new full-length record of all new original songs, DEFAULT TO OPEN
-Release at least one proper music video! I’ve never released or shot any music videos before but I see them as a way to deepen the presentation of the songs I write.

NOTE
I’ll post one song a month. Sometimes I might post two because I write a lot and if it’s written and recorded, how could I not share? But if you do pledge (and I hope you do!), you can add a “monthly max” so that you’ll only be charged once a month, rather than once a song. The choice is yours!
Tiers
$3 = STREAM MY NEW MUSIC BEFORE ANYONE ELSE CAN
$3 or more per Song
 • Stream all my music! Your patronage is the reason I can do any of this, so you’ll be the first ever to hear all of my new music. Stream away, to your heart’s content and feel free to join the conversation by posting comments under the songs. I’m always eager to hear from you! Additionally, you’ll receive a download link to each of my currently-available records (self-titled EP and The Optical Shop).
$5 = DOWNLOAD AND STREAM MY NEW MUSIC BEFORE ANYONE ELSE CAN
$5 or more per Song
Download all my music! Or, just stream it if you’re like me and your phone takes every opportunity to incessantly remind you that you’re out of storage. 

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$8 = THIS IS WHAT YOU SOUND LIKE TO ME
$8 or more per Song
 • You’re very own custom guitar riff! These riffs make great ringtones, too! When you sign up to pledge at this level, I’ll post a video of me playing a custom guitar riff made and played special just for you (and tag you in it)! Alternatively, you can request that I do this for a loved one. (Request an mp3 of your riff if you want to use it as your ringtone).

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$10 = DO YOU KNOW ANY BEYONCE?
$10 or more per Song
 (Every other month) 

A new cover song video every other month, picked by you (you, the people)! Learning other people’s songs has always been a peculiar passion of mine and that’s part of why it’s been such a large puzzle piece of my career. The opportunity to cover other artists is a beautiful challenge I’m always up to. Submit your suggestions and we’ll all pick the songs together!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$20 = THE MOST AFFORDABLE TUITION YOU’VE EVER SEEN
$20 or more per Song
 (Every other month)

Learn to play my songs! Every other month, I’ll post a new video tutorial of me teaching you how to play one of my songs on guitar in addition to a downloadable chord chart! Some of my songs involve some difficult or advanced stuff, but not all. I encourage all guitar players of all experience levels who are interested to try this out, we’re going to have fun!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$35 = LET’S GET PERSONAL
$35 or more per Song
 (Once a month)

Let’s hang out over Skype! Whether you want some extra guitar pointers, help writing a song, or just want to hang out and chat about Stranger Things, this once-a-month one-on-one online video chat (about a half hour or whatever feels comfortable) is probably perfect for you and all of your friends. 

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$50 = FROM SOMEWHERE, WITH LOVE
$50 or more per Song
 (Every other month)

Postcards from me to you from wherever I happen to be! I’m grateful that through music, I get to see and experience so much of the world. I’m eager to tell you all about it!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$100 = YOU’RE GONNA NEED THIS IN WRITING
$100 or more per Song
 (Once a year)

Hand-written and signed lyrics to a song of your choice (as long as it’s one I’ve written) would look really nice all framed up, on a wall or flat surface of your choice! <— this also makes a great gift!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$500 = I COME TO YOUR HOUSE (TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED)
$500 or more per Song
 (Once a year)

Your very own house concert performed by me! It can go something like this: you invite all of your friends, I’ll come over with my guitar(s) and we’ll have a party! I can do house concerts solo or with a band depending on the space available and the kind of show you want. If you’d like to pledge at this level, I’d love to talk to you about the logistics involved (especially important if you live outside the US). Remember, I’ve lived most of my adult life on the road, so I’m confident we can likely come up with a plan to make anything happen!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

Goals
12 of 100 patrons
I will assemble a kickass team to help produce a kickass music video for one of my songs. I’ve never released or shot any music videos before but I see them as a way to deepen the presentation of the songs I write. Together, we can take that big step and have a lot of fun in the process!
1 of 1
THANK YOU // WELCOME
You made it to this page, and that means you care enough about independent music to go out of your way to support it… We will get along just fine!
The above video is a teaser for my forthcoming record, DEFAULT TO OPEN which will be released to Patreon once we get 100 people to pledge! (See my goals section for details). With every new pledge, the release date gets a little closer so TELL YOUR FRIENDS! And while we build this community up to it’s first 100 people, I’ll be releasing a handful of other unreleased songs of mine from over the years. Some songs will be fully produced, some will be demos, and that’s the fun of Patreon. This isn’t just a one-time push to raise a bunch of money for one record; this is a community. I was immediately attracted to Patreon for the ongoing platform it provides for me to write, record and share directly with you. Almost like I would with a label if I were signed. Instead, you’re the ones who support me; you’re the ones who get the first look and listen; and you’re the ones who get to help guide me along.

THIS YEAR, I INTEND TO
*see the “goals” section for details*
-Finallllly release my new full-length record of all new original songs, DEFAULT TO OPEN
-Release at least one proper music video! I’ve never released or shot any music videos before but I see them as a way to deepen the presentation of the songs I write.

NOTE
I’ll post one song a month. Sometimes I might post two because I write a lot and if it’s written and recorded, how could I not share? But if you do pledge (and I hope you do!), you can add a “monthly max” so that you’ll only be charged once a month, rather than once a song. The choice is yours!

Recent posts by Ryan Hommel

Tiers
$3 = STREAM MY NEW MUSIC BEFORE ANYONE ELSE CAN
$3 or more per Song
 • Stream all my music! Your patronage is the reason I can do any of this, so you’ll be the first ever to hear all of my new music. Stream away, to your heart’s content and feel free to join the conversation by posting comments under the songs. I’m always eager to hear from you! Additionally, you’ll receive a download link to each of my currently-available records (self-titled EP and The Optical Shop).
$5 = DOWNLOAD AND STREAM MY NEW MUSIC BEFORE ANYONE ELSE CAN
$5 or more per Song
Download all my music! Or, just stream it if you’re like me and your phone takes every opportunity to incessantly remind you that you’re out of storage. 

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$8 = THIS IS WHAT YOU SOUND LIKE TO ME
$8 or more per Song
 • You’re very own custom guitar riff! These riffs make great ringtones, too! When you sign up to pledge at this level, I’ll post a video of me playing a custom guitar riff made and played special just for you (and tag you in it)! Alternatively, you can request that I do this for a loved one. (Request an mp3 of your riff if you want to use it as your ringtone).

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$10 = DO YOU KNOW ANY BEYONCE?
$10 or more per Song
 (Every other month) 

A new cover song video every other month, picked by you (you, the people)! Learning other people’s songs has always been a peculiar passion of mine and that’s part of why it’s been such a large puzzle piece of my career. The opportunity to cover other artists is a beautiful challenge I’m always up to. Submit your suggestions and we’ll all pick the songs together!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$20 = THE MOST AFFORDABLE TUITION YOU’VE EVER SEEN
$20 or more per Song
 (Every other month)

Learn to play my songs! Every other month, I’ll post a new video tutorial of me teaching you how to play one of my songs on guitar in addition to a downloadable chord chart! Some of my songs involve some difficult or advanced stuff, but not all. I encourage all guitar players of all experience levels who are interested to try this out, we’re going to have fun!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$35 = LET’S GET PERSONAL
$35 or more per Song
 (Once a month)

Let’s hang out over Skype! Whether you want some extra guitar pointers, help writing a song, or just want to hang out and chat about Stranger Things, this once-a-month one-on-one online video chat (about a half hour or whatever feels comfortable) is probably perfect for you and all of your friends. 

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$50 = FROM SOMEWHERE, WITH LOVE
$50 or more per Song
 (Every other month)

Postcards from me to you from wherever I happen to be! I’m grateful that through music, I get to see and experience so much of the world. I’m eager to tell you all about it!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$100 = YOU’RE GONNA NEED THIS IN WRITING
$100 or more per Song
 (Once a year)

Hand-written and signed lyrics to a song of your choice (as long as it’s one I’ve written) would look really nice all framed up, on a wall or flat surface of your choice! <— this also makes a great gift!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!

$500 = I COME TO YOUR HOUSE (TRAVEL NOT INCLUDED)
$500 or more per Song
 (Once a year)

Your very own house concert performed by me! It can go something like this: you invite all of your friends, I’ll come over with my guitar(s) and we’ll have a party! I can do house concerts solo or with a band depending on the space available and the kind of show you want. If you’d like to pledge at this level, I’d love to talk to you about the logistics involved (especially important if you live outside the US). Remember, I’ve lived most of my adult life on the road, so I’m confident we can likely come up with a plan to make anything happen!

All rewards are cumulative, so you also get all of the above!