Survival Guide is creating music + videos + more
79

patrons

$618
per month
Hey friends, thanks for stopping by my Patreon page! If you've happened upon this page and you don't know me already, I'm Emily Whitehurst and my musical project is Survival Guide. You can call me Em. I sing, I play keyboards, I sing into a telephone sometimes and other times I play a little plastic glockenspiel. ANNNyway...

Why start a Patreon?
What's most exciting to me about Patreon is how it creates community. I want to have a place to do fun and creative things, and a group of interested people to share those things with. To me, that's basically the definition of an artist's dream. I love the feeling of giving something enjoyable back to the people who support me -- if you know me, you know I love treating my fans well. (Technically, you'd be supporting me even more by signing up, but that's why you'd get even more awesome stuff in return! It's a cycle.) And yes, there's money involved, but this Patreon is EXTREMELY casual. I understand that not everyone who is a fan will want to be part of this, and that's completely fine. I'm not looking to swim through vaults of gold like Scrooge McDuck. Here's my order of importance (and this whole paragraph) in a nutshell: 1) Use Patreon to maintain constant creativity in a variety of fun ways. 2) Develop community of people who appreciate said creativity (YOU!), and deliver artworks to them directly. 3) Make a little $ to help keep creativity from being squashed by potential day job. *insert winky smiley emoji*

What do I get if I join your Patreon?

Wellllllll... I'm starting out with a few different price tiers and ideas for each one. They'll probably change as I adjust to what works and what doesn't. I'm hoping you'll give me feedback on the rewards as we go. The main thing that everyone will get is access to downloadable cover songs, your name listed in my Thank You notes in my next album, and early access to EVERYTHING I've got going on. You'll be the first to know release dates, tour dates, and any big (or small) news. You'll have early access to releases and music videos. And my extra special hope (as kinda mentioned above) is to get some friendships going --  not only between you and me, but also between you and you (plural)! People start relationships online all the time, so why not make friends with other people who have similar interests? Anyway, back to the discussion of rewards. They'll vary depending on the tier you choose, but some for sure stuff is demos/pieces of new music I'm working on, behind the scenes videos of being a musician, cooking/baking videos, cover song videos, custom birthday songs, postcards, chat sessions, choose your own cover song, and batches of cookies from me! I've got lots of ideas for more stuff, but we'll start with this and see how it goes. I'll probably be throwing extra stuff in at all levels whenever I feel like it. 

I truly appreciate you just for having read all this. If you're interested in signing up, fantastic! I can't wait to have you as a patron and to be your artist! If not, please join me on your favorite social media platform by searching srvvlgd. And I still love you!

xo Em
Tiers
Pinecone
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You are so appreciated, Pinecone! You'll receive:

• cover song download(s) - at least 1/mo

• sometimes a video to go along with the cover

• your name listed in the Thank You notes of my next release

• early access to EVERYTHING cool -- releases, tour dates, videos, etc.

• my gratitude :)

Squirrel
$2 or more per month 19 patrons
You rule, Squirrel! In addition to all the Pinecone rewards, you'll also get:

• 1+ video each month: behind the scenes, baking, live performance, crafty projects, etc!

• demo songs/snippets of new music I'm working on

Arctic Fox
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Thank you for your generosity, Arctic Fox! At this tier, you'll receive everything that Pinecones and Squirrels get, PLUS:

• a chat/video chat/AMA each month

• a custom Happy Birthday song!

• a holiday postcard mailed to you

Honey Badger
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
Honey Badgers are just as badass as Rattlesnakes, BUT they only want cookies instead of a custom cover. At this tier, you'll get everything from the $1-$5 tiers PLUS 

• a once/year batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me! 

You'll also get bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cookie request. Shipment to US only. 

Rattlesnake
$10 or more per month 25 patrons (sold out!)
Wow, Rattlesnake, you're pretty badass. So let me give you, in addition to alllll the other stuff, an option. Would you rather have (once/year):

• a cover song of your choice recorded for you, or

• a batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me?

You'll also get bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cover/cookie request. Cookie shipment to US only. 

Centaur
$20 or more per month 10 patrons (sold out!)
I will be blown away if Centaurs are real. This tier is for people who make me misty-eyed with gratitude and who want the best of both worlds (once/year):

• a cover song of your choice recorded for you, AND

• a batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me!

You'll also get the most bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cover/cookie request. Cookie shipment to US only. 

Goals
79 of 100 patrons
At 100 patrons, I'll write and record a little thank you song to send out to all patrons (in addition to the one you see in the video after you sign up). Wow, thanks!!
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Hey friends, thanks for stopping by my Patreon page! If you've happened upon this page and you don't know me already, I'm Emily Whitehurst and my musical project is Survival Guide. You can call me Em. I sing, I play keyboards, I sing into a telephone sometimes and other times I play a little plastic glockenspiel. ANNNyway...

Why start a Patreon?
What's most exciting to me about Patreon is how it creates community. I want to have a place to do fun and creative things, and a group of interested people to share those things with. To me, that's basically the definition of an artist's dream. I love the feeling of giving something enjoyable back to the people who support me -- if you know me, you know I love treating my fans well. (Technically, you'd be supporting me even more by signing up, but that's why you'd get even more awesome stuff in return! It's a cycle.) And yes, there's money involved, but this Patreon is EXTREMELY casual. I understand that not everyone who is a fan will want to be part of this, and that's completely fine. I'm not looking to swim through vaults of gold like Scrooge McDuck. Here's my order of importance (and this whole paragraph) in a nutshell: 1) Use Patreon to maintain constant creativity in a variety of fun ways. 2) Develop community of people who appreciate said creativity (YOU!), and deliver artworks to them directly. 3) Make a little $ to help keep creativity from being squashed by potential day job. *insert winky smiley emoji*

What do I get if I join your Patreon?

Wellllllll... I'm starting out with a few different price tiers and ideas for each one. They'll probably change as I adjust to what works and what doesn't. I'm hoping you'll give me feedback on the rewards as we go. The main thing that everyone will get is access to downloadable cover songs, your name listed in my Thank You notes in my next album, and early access to EVERYTHING I've got going on. You'll be the first to know release dates, tour dates, and any big (or small) news. You'll have early access to releases and music videos. And my extra special hope (as kinda mentioned above) is to get some friendships going --  not only between you and me, but also between you and you (plural)! People start relationships online all the time, so why not make friends with other people who have similar interests? Anyway, back to the discussion of rewards. They'll vary depending on the tier you choose, but some for sure stuff is demos/pieces of new music I'm working on, behind the scenes videos of being a musician, cooking/baking videos, cover song videos, custom birthday songs, postcards, chat sessions, choose your own cover song, and batches of cookies from me! I've got lots of ideas for more stuff, but we'll start with this and see how it goes. I'll probably be throwing extra stuff in at all levels whenever I feel like it. 

I truly appreciate you just for having read all this. If you're interested in signing up, fantastic! I can't wait to have you as a patron and to be your artist! If not, please join me on your favorite social media platform by searching srvvlgd. And I still love you!

xo Em

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Tiers
Pinecone
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You are so appreciated, Pinecone! You'll receive:

• cover song download(s) - at least 1/mo

• sometimes a video to go along with the cover

• your name listed in the Thank You notes of my next release

• early access to EVERYTHING cool -- releases, tour dates, videos, etc.

• my gratitude :)

Squirrel
$2 or more per month 19 patrons
You rule, Squirrel! In addition to all the Pinecone rewards, you'll also get:

• 1+ video each month: behind the scenes, baking, live performance, crafty projects, etc!

• demo songs/snippets of new music I'm working on

Arctic Fox
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
Thank you for your generosity, Arctic Fox! At this tier, you'll receive everything that Pinecones and Squirrels get, PLUS:

• a chat/video chat/AMA each month

• a custom Happy Birthday song!

• a holiday postcard mailed to you

Honey Badger
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
Honey Badgers are just as badass as Rattlesnakes, BUT they only want cookies instead of a custom cover. At this tier, you'll get everything from the $1-$5 tiers PLUS 

• a once/year batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me! 

You'll also get bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cookie request. Shipment to US only. 

Rattlesnake
$10 or more per month 25 patrons (sold out!)
Wow, Rattlesnake, you're pretty badass. So let me give you, in addition to alllll the other stuff, an option. Would you rather have (once/year):

• a cover song of your choice recorded for you, or

• a batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me?

You'll also get bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cover/cookie request. Cookie shipment to US only. 

Centaur
$20 or more per month 10 patrons (sold out!)
I will be blown away if Centaurs are real. This tier is for people who make me misty-eyed with gratitude and who want the best of both worlds (once/year):

• a cover song of your choice recorded for you, AND

• a batch of cookies of your choice baked lovingly by me!

You'll also get the most bonus random surprise stuff. :)

Minimum of 4 months patronage before making cover/cookie request. Cookie shipment to US only.