Emily Potter is creating Music in a Gift Economy
55

patrons

$317
per month


(Photo: D'Arcy Benincosa)

www.themillionkisses.org
NEWS!
October 1, 2018

I am creating THE DREAM WALK CONCERT OFFICIAL ALBUM

And I am dedicating the album to you, my patrons.
This is my way of thanking you for believing in me, and for making it possible for me to release this new album as a free download to the public. 

IS THIS YOU?

___You believe in me, you feel my enthusiasm, and you'd like to see me keep going.

___ You want to support this album being available to the public as a free download.

Hurray!!
I'm going into Big City Recording Studio outside of Los Angeles, California starting the week of October 9th.  A big shout out also to the Pollination Project, who gave me a $1,000 grant for this album.  Thanks for making it possible!

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Emily Potter is the "Gift Economy" Musician
On April 17, 2015 I quit my day job and began this musical experiment.  I wanted to see if it was possible to live as a musician solely within a gift economy model. Three years later, after performing the donation-based Dream Walk Concert in 14 countries including Israel, Thailand, Russia, Canada, the United States and all across Europe, I continue to share this one passion through song:

I believe in you and your life dreams.

I make it my only performance rule that when I am on stage, I give you my full, wide open heart, and then I see what happens. My concert guides the audience through a musical journey one fan nicknamed the Dream Walk. I begin by softly declaring to the audience, “This evening is about you….” I sing a song that reflects the new excitement of a sprouting dream just being born. The audience follows the walk of a dreamer as he/she grows into a warrior who must traverse personal fears, risking the perils of ridicule, bankruptcy, and paralyzing heartbreak for their dream to survive. The audience follows my songs like a soundtrack of their own inner stories. I relate my own personal tales of how dreams have been shelved for decades, some have run away, and some must die in order for others to breathe life.

The audience is then brought to the completion of the Dream Walk, affirming with one last song that the pursuit of a dream is the most fulfilling, most courageous expedition life has to offer. I invite the audience to consider that no matter where they are on their dream journey, whether they are ready to sprout dreams, rest from them, or risk everything to embody them, there will always be a dream living in us, ready to take us on a brilliant life adventure.

And I'm so THRILLED because when I go back on tour, I am bringing the gift of my new Dream Walk Concert album to be available to my audiences as a free download. SO EXCITED. 

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Listen to a podcast where I was interviewed in January 2018:

"MUSICIAN TRAVELING THE WORLD LIVING IN THE GIFT ECONOMY"

http://dirtinyourskirt.com/podcast/emily-potter/




(Photo Credit: Bill Funk)
Tiers
The New Album is FREE because of you
$5 or more per month 46 patrons
You are making it possible for my new Dream Walk Concert album to be a free download for the public!  I'm stepping into the studio the week of October 9, 2018.


Because I passionately live within a gift economy model, my music is A GIFT and open to the public for free.


  • This New Album (free download!)
  • New Songs
  • Blog Articles
  • Videos


When I receive gifts, I utilize the PWYC model. (Pay What You Can) You are welcome to give a financial gift of any amount. $5 is suggested here because it is my most offered gift. 


NOTE: If you want to give an amount other than $5, here are the easy steps:


1. Click on: JOIN $5 TIER

2. It will say: "Custom pledge. Support Emily Potter without selecting a reward."

3. Customize the amount

4. And you will receive the reward. Your name will be automatically listed as a patron for my album dedication. 


Thank you! 



Thank you for believing in me!
With love from your personalized dream musician,
Emily

Goals
$317 of $4,000 per month
I live fully and joyously within a gift economy model!  I've taken a stand that money is a free-flowing resource available to support our purpose of why we are here. Your belief in me and your gift is allowing me to provide:

1. My new album (to be given to the public as a free download)
2. Loads of Dream Walk Concerts around the world
3. Consistently writing new songs to perform

THANK YOU for pledging and helping me reach my goal of $4,000 a month in patronage!
1 of 1


(Photo: D'Arcy Benincosa)

www.themillionkisses.org
NEWS!
October 1, 2018

I am creating THE DREAM WALK CONCERT OFFICIAL ALBUM

And I am dedicating the album to you, my patrons.
This is my way of thanking you for believing in me, and for making it possible for me to release this new album as a free download to the public. 

IS THIS YOU?

___You believe in me, you feel my enthusiasm, and you'd like to see me keep going.

___ You want to support this album being available to the public as a free download.

Hurray!!
I'm going into Big City Recording Studio outside of Los Angeles, California starting the week of October 9th.  A big shout out also to the Pollination Project, who gave me a $1,000 grant for this album.  Thanks for making it possible!

------------------------------------------
Emily Potter is the "Gift Economy" Musician
On April 17, 2015 I quit my day job and began this musical experiment.  I wanted to see if it was possible to live as a musician solely within a gift economy model. Three years later, after performing the donation-based Dream Walk Concert in 14 countries including Israel, Thailand, Russia, Canada, the United States and all across Europe, I continue to share this one passion through song:

I believe in you and your life dreams.

I make it my only performance rule that when I am on stage, I give you my full, wide open heart, and then I see what happens. My concert guides the audience through a musical journey one fan nicknamed the Dream Walk. I begin by softly declaring to the audience, “This evening is about you….” I sing a song that reflects the new excitement of a sprouting dream just being born. The audience follows the walk of a dreamer as he/she grows into a warrior who must traverse personal fears, risking the perils of ridicule, bankruptcy, and paralyzing heartbreak for their dream to survive. The audience follows my songs like a soundtrack of their own inner stories. I relate my own personal tales of how dreams have been shelved for decades, some have run away, and some must die in order for others to breathe life.

The audience is then brought to the completion of the Dream Walk, affirming with one last song that the pursuit of a dream is the most fulfilling, most courageous expedition life has to offer. I invite the audience to consider that no matter where they are on their dream journey, whether they are ready to sprout dreams, rest from them, or risk everything to embody them, there will always be a dream living in us, ready to take us on a brilliant life adventure.

And I'm so THRILLED because when I go back on tour, I am bringing the gift of my new Dream Walk Concert album to be available to my audiences as a free download. SO EXCITED. 

-----------------------------------------------------
Listen to a podcast where I was interviewed in January 2018:

"MUSICIAN TRAVELING THE WORLD LIVING IN THE GIFT ECONOMY"

http://dirtinyourskirt.com/podcast/emily-potter/




(Photo Credit: Bill Funk)

Recent posts by Emily Potter

Tiers
The New Album is FREE because of you
$5 or more per month 46 patrons
You are making it possible for my new Dream Walk Concert album to be a free download for the public!  I'm stepping into the studio the week of October 9, 2018.


Because I passionately live within a gift economy model, my music is A GIFT and open to the public for free.


  • This New Album (free download!)
  • New Songs
  • Blog Articles
  • Videos


When I receive gifts, I utilize the PWYC model. (Pay What You Can) You are welcome to give a financial gift of any amount. $5 is suggested here because it is my most offered gift. 


NOTE: If you want to give an amount other than $5, here are the easy steps:


1. Click on: JOIN $5 TIER

2. It will say: "Custom pledge. Support Emily Potter without selecting a reward."

3. Customize the amount

4. And you will receive the reward. Your name will be automatically listed as a patron for my album dedication. 


Thank you! 



Thank you for believing in me!
With love from your personalized dream musician,
Emily