Survival Guide is creating music + videos + more
94

patrons

$749
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 if you like. ;) 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*

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
Bubbles
$2 or more per month
  • 1 downloadable cover song per month
  • Demo songs/snippets of new music I'm working on
  • Live stream video chat/AMA once per month
  • Your name listed in the THANK YOU notes on my next release
  • Early access to any upcoming releases, tour dates, news, etc.
  • My gratitude! <3
Rotary Phones
$5 or more per month
  • ALL covers that are recorded
  • Any accompanying behind-the-scenes cover videos
  • A custom birthday song!
  • A holiday postcard at the end of the year
  • Plus all previous rewards
Glockenspiels
$10 or more per month
  • Stream one OLD song per month from my very first band (when I was in high school)!
  • One commentary video each month to go with the unreleased old song
  • Plus all previous rewards
Drum Pads
$20 or more per month
  • Handwritten lyrics -- any song I've ever written (can request one song every 3 months)
  • Possibly notes from the pages where I initially wrote the songs
  • Plus all previous rewards
Microkorgs
$50 or more per month
  • One new poem per week, open to suggestions on subject matter :)
  • Bonus stuff whenever I think of it!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
94 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 if you like. ;) 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*

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
Bubbles
$2 or more per month
  • 1 downloadable cover song per month
  • Demo songs/snippets of new music I'm working on
  • Live stream video chat/AMA once per month
  • Your name listed in the THANK YOU notes on my next release
  • Early access to any upcoming releases, tour dates, news, etc.
  • My gratitude! <3
Rotary Phones
$5 or more per month
  • ALL covers that are recorded
  • Any accompanying behind-the-scenes cover videos
  • A custom birthday song!
  • A holiday postcard at the end of the year
  • Plus all previous rewards
Glockenspiels
$10 or more per month
  • Stream one OLD song per month from my very first band (when I was in high school)!
  • One commentary video each month to go with the unreleased old song
  • Plus all previous rewards
Drum Pads
$20 or more per month
  • Handwritten lyrics -- any song I've ever written (can request one song every 3 months)
  • Possibly notes from the pages where I initially wrote the songs
  • Plus all previous rewards
Microkorgs
$50 or more per month
  • One new poem per week, open to suggestions on subject matter :)
  • Bonus stuff whenever I think of it!
  • Plus all previous rewards