Tone Madison is creating arts journalism and curated events in Madison, Wisconsin
27

patrons

$153
per month
Tone Madison covers music and culture in Madison in a way no one else does. Our stories, interviews, event previews, and weekly podcast highlight adventurous and often under-appreciated artists, and treat culture as a serious issue, worthy of discerning taste, probing questions, and strong opinions.

The site launched in 2014 and is wholly independent, owned and operated by its editors. With the support of readers and a few advertisers, we've quickly become a key voice in arts journalism in Madison. We often beat bigger, more established outlets to stories and cover events and artists that might otherwise go ignored in the local press, or at least not covered with the same depth and attention to detail. We also take pride in paying the freelance journalists who contribute to the site.

In addition to our journalism, we host curated concerts and events, mostly concerts by compelling touring and local musicians, and the occasional panel discussion. These events include the sporadic GateSound series, which takes place at the historic Gates of Heaven synagogue in downtown Madison.

Tone Madison is supported by a little bit of advertising, funds from our own pockets, and donations from you. Everything we publish is free to everyone. But it does cost money to produce our coverage and events, and with just a few bucks a month you can help us make it better and better.

If you appreciate what we do and want to support independent arts journalism driven by a passion for the work and dedication to the Madison community, we welcome your financial contribution. Your donation helps us maintain the website, put on events, and compensate our contributors. We are not a non-profit and thus your donation is not tax-deductible, but all donors receive some free Tone Madison swag, discounted access to our events, and also the satisfaction of being awesome.
Tiers
Cool Building Level
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
-Member-price admission for two to all Tone Madison events

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-Tone Madison buttons and stickers

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store.

Madison Is Totally Comparable To Austin Level
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
-Free admission for one and member-price admission for one guest to all Tone Madison events.

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-One free Tone Madison button and koozie pack

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store.

Hey, Madison Sure Is Changing A Lot Level
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
-Free admission for two to all Tone Madison events

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-One free Tone Madison button and koozie pack

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store, plus one $20 credit per year.

Goals
$153 of $500 per month
This covers some basic costs and helps us pay freelance contributors for their great work writing and creating art for the site. (We, the publishers, don't get paid right now, but we believe in paying journalists for their work.) This also lets our editors to focus all their spare time on keeping the site fresh and useful for readers. With this level of support, we'll have a steadier footing to grow other revenue streams for the site and make it sustainable for the long haul. 
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Tone Madison covers music and culture in Madison in a way no one else does. Our stories, interviews, event previews, and weekly podcast highlight adventurous and often under-appreciated artists, and treat culture as a serious issue, worthy of discerning taste, probing questions, and strong opinions.

The site launched in 2014 and is wholly independent, owned and operated by its editors. With the support of readers and a few advertisers, we've quickly become a key voice in arts journalism in Madison. We often beat bigger, more established outlets to stories and cover events and artists that might otherwise go ignored in the local press, or at least not covered with the same depth and attention to detail. We also take pride in paying the freelance journalists who contribute to the site.

In addition to our journalism, we host curated concerts and events, mostly concerts by compelling touring and local musicians, and the occasional panel discussion. These events include the sporadic GateSound series, which takes place at the historic Gates of Heaven synagogue in downtown Madison.

Tone Madison is supported by a little bit of advertising, funds from our own pockets, and donations from you. Everything we publish is free to everyone. But it does cost money to produce our coverage and events, and with just a few bucks a month you can help us make it better and better.

If you appreciate what we do and want to support independent arts journalism driven by a passion for the work and dedication to the Madison community, we welcome your financial contribution. Your donation helps us maintain the website, put on events, and compensate our contributors. We are not a non-profit and thus your donation is not tax-deductible, but all donors receive some free Tone Madison swag, discounted access to our events, and also the satisfaction of being awesome.

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Tiers
Cool Building Level
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
-Member-price admission for two to all Tone Madison events

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-Tone Madison buttons and stickers

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store.

Madison Is Totally Comparable To Austin Level
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
-Free admission for one and member-price admission for one guest to all Tone Madison events.

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-One free Tone Madison button and koozie pack

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store.

Hey, Madison Sure Is Changing A Lot Level
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
-Free admission for two to all Tone Madison events

-One free Pedal Pubs: The Rant: The Magnet

-One free Tone Madison button and koozie pack

-Access to donor-only updates and advance peeks on Patreon.

-Discount codes for all future items added to the Tone Madison store, plus one $20 credit per year.