Samantha Preis is creating new music!
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Hi. My name is Samantha Preis.

I'm an independent singer-songwriter, recording and performing artist and, YEAH, being an indie artist is super hard but also very rewarding. Some of you may already know my music or have seen me perform, and, if you know me, you know that in order to pursue my music, I actually rely on several other streams of income. Ideally, I would love to be focusing ALL my attention to writing music, recording, and performing - but in order to make this happen, I need to be able to rely on consistent income from music projects. SO - I'm creating a label - and YOU are going to be on it ;) That's right  - you!!! This label is made up of supporters, friends, and fans that will all have a voice in my creative process. In addition, I've decided that along with my artistic contribution to society, I feel it is important for me to also give back in the form of charitable donations - therefore, I've decided that 10% of all proceeds raised by patrons will be donated to a NEW charity for EACH project. Patrons will all have a voice in discussing the causes they feel most strongly about and, together, we can decide where we would like to contribute.

Why Patreon?

My first album "Good News" was funded through a site called Indiegogo, a great crowdfunding platform for one-time projects. Going forward, I decided I didn't want to exhaust my fanbase again and again each time I started a new project by continuously asking for more. Patreon is an amazing platform that connects creators to patrons by allowing patrons to subscribe to a creator to help fund ONGOING projects. 

Background:

As an indie artist, the hustle never ends and I am consistently finding myself seeking new and creative ways to deliver new music. It's been 4 years since the release of my first album and lack of funds has made it difficult to release content at the speed at which I'd like. As an indie artist, I don't go through labels or promoters to release new material or promote my work so the pressure is on me to do everything. I want to make my listeners happy while satisfying my own artistic and charitable goals on an ongoing basis. What I need is a SALARY and a BUDGET. I currently have several projects in the works. Here's just a glimpse of the expenses I have to consider on a monthly basis:

-Recording studio fees 
-Musician payouts
-Tour support: booking agent fees, transportation, lodging, food, room rentals
-Online marketing: social media, ad targeting, website fees, etc.
-Merchandise (vinyl & cd production, t-shirts, etc and anything else "merch"-related)
-Video production fees
-Music artwork such as photography and album art for each release
-Instruments and music software updates

Summary

Basically, without my supporters, I wouldn't be able to do the things I do like recording, touring, and promoting. I've had so many amazing musical experiences and look forward to new and exciting opportunities in the future that I would love you to be a part of. I've created several tiers with awesome, personalized rewards for each level of support. Anything helps, and EVERYTHING is appreciated! I truly hope to get to know each one of my supporters and hear all your thoughts and visions about my creative process as well as the charitable causes you feel strongly about. I hope you will jump onboard and become a part of this journey :)

What's new?

I'm currently in York, UK recording a BRAND NEW SINGLE!!! I can't wait to share it with you!!!

Where can you hear my music:

Apple iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Music Store, Last.fm, iHeartRadio, MySpace Music, Shazam, Slacker Radio, Xbox Music, Nokia, Samsung Music Hub, Yandex, 24-7, 7digital, Beyond Oblivion, Bloom.fm, Deezer, Emusic, GreatIndieMusic, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, Omnifone, Rdio, Simfy & Tradebit

Social Media:

http://www.twitter.com/samanthapreis
http://instagram.com/samanthapreis/
https://www.facebook.com/samanthapreismusic/

http://www.reverbnation.com/samanthapreis
http://www.soundcloud.com/samantha-preis
http://www.myspace.com/samanthapreis
http://www.youtube.com/samanthapreis

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samanthapreis
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/samantha-preis/id260847955https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=samantha+preis

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

If you have questions, please submit them on Twitter, Facebook, or here on the Patron Stream:

Q: "Does Patreon accept Paypal?"

A: Yes, Paypal is accepted!

Q: "What if I want to just donate money to you ONCE?"

A: That's fine. You can make a one-time donation to my site's music page here: https://www.samanthapreismusic.com/donate
Tiers
Faeries
$1 or more per creation
Get exclusive access to The Traveling Sam—my ongoing blog about travel & music, MP3 previews (short clips of new material before its released), access to Patreon Lens (Patreon's built-in live-photo stream for cell phones) as well as my own PRIVATE Snapchat, an invitation to community chat (private chatrooms & forums for us all to get to know each other better), & access to all live online concerts for just $1!

**To pledge $1/month, select "support 1 time a month" at the end of checkout.

Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens & Private Snapchat
  • MP3 Previews
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
Griffins
$5 or more per creation
All of the above PLUS access to full downloads of new music emailed to you!!!

Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens, & Private Snapchat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
Phoenix
$10 or more per creation
All of the above PLUS Exclusive Check-Ins (unique photos, outtakes, or "check-ins" only accessible to this level and up)


Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
Dragons
$30 or more per creation
You will personally be sent a Personalized POSTCARD from wherever I happen to be in the world once per year - that's right ;) I'm a huge fan of snail mail! Isn't it romantic???

Includes:

  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
Unicorns
$100 or more per creation
This is the Inner-Circle group. You magical creatures are truly making it happen for me. In addition to all of the above, I will also call you on YOUR BIRTHDAY every year. That's right. You. Me. Skype. Once a year. 


Eligible after 2 full month of patronage (4 supported projects). Must be an active Patron to redeem.

Includes:

  • Birthday Call Hangouts  
  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
  • Name in credits of video/single


Angels
$1,000 or more per creation
I don't really know how to thank you. Tell me how I can. I'll call you and we can discuss your vision for the future and how we can get you more involved in my musical journey. I am truly moved that you are a part of it. You will also receive all of the above. 

Includes:

  • Personal Call & Discussion 
  • Birthday Call Hangouts  
  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
  • Name in credits of video/single
Hi. My name is Samantha Preis.

I'm an independent singer-songwriter, recording and performing artist and, YEAH, being an indie artist is super hard but also very rewarding. Some of you may already know my music or have seen me perform, and, if you know me, you know that in order to pursue my music, I actually rely on several other streams of income. Ideally, I would love to be focusing ALL my attention to writing music, recording, and performing - but in order to make this happen, I need to be able to rely on consistent income from music projects. SO - I'm creating a label - and YOU are going to be on it ;) That's right  - you!!! This label is made up of supporters, friends, and fans that will all have a voice in my creative process. In addition, I've decided that along with my artistic contribution to society, I feel it is important for me to also give back in the form of charitable donations - therefore, I've decided that 10% of all proceeds raised by patrons will be donated to a NEW charity for EACH project. Patrons will all have a voice in discussing the causes they feel most strongly about and, together, we can decide where we would like to contribute.

Why Patreon?

My first album "Good News" was funded through a site called Indiegogo, a great crowdfunding platform for one-time projects. Going forward, I decided I didn't want to exhaust my fanbase again and again each time I started a new project by continuously asking for more. Patreon is an amazing platform that connects creators to patrons by allowing patrons to subscribe to a creator to help fund ONGOING projects. 

Background:

As an indie artist, the hustle never ends and I am consistently finding myself seeking new and creative ways to deliver new music. It's been 4 years since the release of my first album and lack of funds has made it difficult to release content at the speed at which I'd like. As an indie artist, I don't go through labels or promoters to release new material or promote my work so the pressure is on me to do everything. I want to make my listeners happy while satisfying my own artistic and charitable goals on an ongoing basis. What I need is a SALARY and a BUDGET. I currently have several projects in the works. Here's just a glimpse of the expenses I have to consider on a monthly basis:

-Recording studio fees 
-Musician payouts
-Tour support: booking agent fees, transportation, lodging, food, room rentals
-Online marketing: social media, ad targeting, website fees, etc.
-Merchandise (vinyl & cd production, t-shirts, etc and anything else "merch"-related)
-Video production fees
-Music artwork such as photography and album art for each release
-Instruments and music software updates

Summary

Basically, without my supporters, I wouldn't be able to do the things I do like recording, touring, and promoting. I've had so many amazing musical experiences and look forward to new and exciting opportunities in the future that I would love you to be a part of. I've created several tiers with awesome, personalized rewards for each level of support. Anything helps, and EVERYTHING is appreciated! I truly hope to get to know each one of my supporters and hear all your thoughts and visions about my creative process as well as the charitable causes you feel strongly about. I hope you will jump onboard and become a part of this journey :)

What's new?

I'm currently in York, UK recording a BRAND NEW SINGLE!!! I can't wait to share it with you!!!

Where can you hear my music:

Apple iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, Google Music Store, Last.fm, iHeartRadio, MySpace Music, Shazam, Slacker Radio, Xbox Music, Nokia, Samsung Music Hub, Yandex, 24-7, 7digital, Beyond Oblivion, Bloom.fm, Deezer, Emusic, GreatIndieMusic, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, Omnifone, Rdio, Simfy & Tradebit

Social Media:

http://www.twitter.com/samanthapreis
http://instagram.com/samanthapreis/
https://www.facebook.com/samanthapreismusic/

http://www.reverbnation.com/samanthapreis
http://www.soundcloud.com/samantha-preis
http://www.myspace.com/samanthapreis
http://www.youtube.com/samanthapreis

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samanthapreis
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/samantha-preis/id260847955https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=samantha+preis

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

If you have questions, please submit them on Twitter, Facebook, or here on the Patron Stream:

Q: "Does Patreon accept Paypal?"

A: Yes, Paypal is accepted!

Q: "What if I want to just donate money to you ONCE?"

A: That's fine. You can make a one-time donation to my site's music page here: https://www.samanthapreismusic.com/donate

Recent posts by Samantha Preis

Tiers
Faeries
$1 or more per creation
Get exclusive access to The Traveling Sam—my ongoing blog about travel & music, MP3 previews (short clips of new material before its released), access to Patreon Lens (Patreon's built-in live-photo stream for cell phones) as well as my own PRIVATE Snapchat, an invitation to community chat (private chatrooms & forums for us all to get to know each other better), & access to all live online concerts for just $1!

**To pledge $1/month, select "support 1 time a month" at the end of checkout.

Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens & Private Snapchat
  • MP3 Previews
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
Griffins
$5 or more per creation
All of the above PLUS access to full downloads of new music emailed to you!!!

Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens, & Private Snapchat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
Phoenix
$10 or more per creation
All of the above PLUS Exclusive Check-Ins (unique photos, outtakes, or "check-ins" only accessible to this level and up)


Includes:

  • The Traveling Sam Blog, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
Dragons
$30 or more per creation
You will personally be sent a Personalized POSTCARD from wherever I happen to be in the world once per year - that's right ;) I'm a huge fan of snail mail! Isn't it romantic???

Includes:

  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
Unicorns
$100 or more per creation
This is the Inner-Circle group. You magical creatures are truly making it happen for me. In addition to all of the above, I will also call you on YOUR BIRTHDAY every year. That's right. You. Me. Skype. Once a year. 


Eligible after 2 full month of patronage (4 supported projects). Must be an active Patron to redeem.

Includes:

  • Birthday Call Hangouts  
  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
  • Name in credits of video/single


Angels
$1,000 or more per creation
I don't really know how to thank you. Tell me how I can. I'll call you and we can discuss your vision for the future and how we can get you more involved in my musical journey. I am truly moved that you are a part of it. You will also receive all of the above. 

Includes:

  • Personal Call & Discussion 
  • Birthday Call Hangouts  
  • Personalized Postcards
  • The Traveling Sam, Patreon Lens + Private Snapchat
  • Access to online concerts for $1 or more
  • Access to Community Chat
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Exclusive Check-Ins
  • Name in credits of video/single