Sound of The Crowd is creating words about '80s music
8

patrons

$22
per month
Sound of the Crowd has been running for several years now and we've built up a fairly hefty website on the subject of '80s music. Our aim is to remind you of the music you love but also alert you to some gems you might have missed, be it forgotten '80s hits (and misses) or new material from acts who were around in the eighties.

Over the years the site has grown to include profiles of the decade's biggest artists, an ongoing series chronicling Top of the Pops through the 1980s, and most recently our weekly Off The Chart podcast in which we examine the chart from the corresponding week in an '80s year and play some of the records you don't normally hear on a chart show.

Of course this content all takes time to create, and what started out as a hobby is now taking over our lives! If you enjoy the site, a small pledge from you would be greatly appreciated as it would help us with hosting costs, allow us to create even more content and provide the means to upgrade our recording equipment, so we could produce podcasts that don't sound like they've been recorded inside a tin can and don't have the neighbours' kids screaming in the background. Have you any idea how hard that is to edit out?

In return for your kind patronage we offer a variety of rewards, including books, access to exclusive podcasts, a mention in future books and even a genuine original 7" single from the 1980s. Can't be bad.
Rewards
Ferric
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Regular behind-the-scenes blog posts on Patreon!
  • Membership of our Virtual CD of the Month club, including a specially curated 80 minute themed playlist on Spotify and Mixcloud every month!
  • An exclusive weekly additional bit from Off The Chart in which we run down a foreign chart of the week (beginning 18 March 2017)!
  • Access to exclusive Further Off The Chart podcasts in which we play some of the strange records that came up in conversation in previous shows!
  • The ability to sleep easily in your bed knowing that you're helping us out! (Note: ability to sleep not guaranteed.)
Chrome
$5 or more per month 1 patron
All the $1 rewards plus...
  • Downloadable PDF copies of The Sound of the Crowd: a Discography of the '80s (Third Edition) and Feeling Like a Number One: the Unofficial 1980 Top of the Pops Guidebook!
  • A personal thank you in all future Sound of the Crowd books published!
  • The chance to "sponsor" an edition of Off The Chart and be the butt of our jokes mentioned regularly throughout the show!
Metal
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All the $5 rewards plus...
  • A paperback copy of Feeling Like a Number One!
  • A PDF and a paperback copy of its 1981 companion edition when it comes out later in the year!
  • An actual real vintage 1980s 7" single of our choice!
  • Your own personal edition of Off The Chart - you choose the year, the date, the songs we play from the chart and the featured album!
Goals
$22 of $40 per month
Enough to cover our hosting costs, Spotify and Mixcloud subscriptions - the point at which we break even, basically.
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Sound of the Crowd has been running for several years now and we've built up a fairly hefty website on the subject of '80s music. Our aim is to remind you of the music you love but also alert you to some gems you might have missed, be it forgotten '80s hits (and misses) or new material from acts who were around in the eighties.

Over the years the site has grown to include profiles of the decade's biggest artists, an ongoing series chronicling Top of the Pops through the 1980s, and most recently our weekly Off The Chart podcast in which we examine the chart from the corresponding week in an '80s year and play some of the records you don't normally hear on a chart show.

Of course this content all takes time to create, and what started out as a hobby is now taking over our lives! If you enjoy the site, a small pledge from you would be greatly appreciated as it would help us with hosting costs, allow us to create even more content and provide the means to upgrade our recording equipment, so we could produce podcasts that don't sound like they've been recorded inside a tin can and don't have the neighbours' kids screaming in the background. Have you any idea how hard that is to edit out?

In return for your kind patronage we offer a variety of rewards, including books, access to exclusive podcasts, a mention in future books and even a genuine original 7" single from the 1980s. Can't be bad.

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Rewards
Ferric
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Regular behind-the-scenes blog posts on Patreon!
  • Membership of our Virtual CD of the Month club, including a specially curated 80 minute themed playlist on Spotify and Mixcloud every month!
  • An exclusive weekly additional bit from Off The Chart in which we run down a foreign chart of the week (beginning 18 March 2017)!
  • Access to exclusive Further Off The Chart podcasts in which we play some of the strange records that came up in conversation in previous shows!
  • The ability to sleep easily in your bed knowing that you're helping us out! (Note: ability to sleep not guaranteed.)
Chrome
$5 or more per month 1 patron
All the $1 rewards plus...
  • Downloadable PDF copies of The Sound of the Crowd: a Discography of the '80s (Third Edition) and Feeling Like a Number One: the Unofficial 1980 Top of the Pops Guidebook!
  • A personal thank you in all future Sound of the Crowd books published!
  • The chance to "sponsor" an edition of Off The Chart and be the butt of our jokes mentioned regularly throughout the show!
Metal
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All the $5 rewards plus...
  • A paperback copy of Feeling Like a Number One!
  • A PDF and a paperback copy of its 1981 companion edition when it comes out later in the year!
  • An actual real vintage 1980s 7" single of our choice!
  • Your own personal edition of Off The Chart - you choose the year, the date, the songs we play from the chart and the featured album!