Andrew Schwab is creating Pioneers Podcast: Finding Your Creative Voice
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Pioneers Podcast: Finding Your Creative Voice

21 years ago I set out on a professional creative journey to pursue my passion to create meaningful, unique art through heavy music. That journey has taken me through every beautiful and dark corner of the music industry, as well as across the globe on tour. I have played thousands of shows and sold over 500,000 records during that time. I experienced partnership with major labels and more recently authored several crowd-funded album campaigns as an independent artist.

In recent years, my creative endeavors have expanded beyond the musical realm. I have written seven books on various subjects-from finding your spiritual identity, to our culture’s obsession with fame, to life in a touring band. I spent time as a journalist for the music industry, writing for Alternative Press Magazine, Paste, Time/Life, and many others. I also developed a career as a speaker at festivals, colleges, high schools, and creative gatherings. Most recently, I have become a full-time graphic designer with a client list which includes Stone Brewing, Pilgrimage Festival, and Saddleback Church.

Along the way I have accumulated many stories, and many rich experiences, which, until now, I have had no forum to share them. I have also had the pleasure of working with many creative people just like myself, who are at the top of their respective fields, who have influenced and shaped the way I create my work.

This podcast is born from these endeavors and experiences as a way to give back. It is a forum for me to inspire others to create art from an honest place, no matter your field, whether you are a full-time creator, or a part-time dreamer. It is also an opportunity for me to pull together some great artistic minds in order to share their stories and instruction.

You have been given a unique set of experiences, viewpoints, and tastes You have a story which needs to be told. I want to do whatever I can to help you find YOUR VOICE as a creative person (After all, the best art, music, design, photography, painting, drawing, lettering, writing, and the like is both honest and unique). How? This endeavor will contain all the elements of what I think makes a great Podcast:

1. Great stories told by myself and my peers, illuminating every dramatic twist of our creative paths.
2. Practical instruction on how to develop your skills and market them. How do I write a song? How do I record an album, EP or single? How do I become a graphic artist? How do craft a successful crowdfund campaign? How do I launch a clothing line? How do I write a book? These questions and more will be answered along the way.
3. Thoughtful discussion of a variety of artistic topics ranging from music to design trends to popular culture to social media and much, much more.
We are going to have tons of laughs, maybe shed a tear or two, and learn quite a bit along the way.

These episodes are not just for professional creatives. I believe each of us is authored in the image of the original Creative, and therefore we bear his artistic passion. My hope is to inspire you to try something new, or at the very least improve your current craft.

My goal is not to make just ANOTHER podcast, but to do it RIGHT. In order to do this it will require support. That’s where you come in. If you believe I have something worthwhile to offer the world via this podcast, I am asking you help me get it started by getting to 250 subscribers.

Think of this as your monthly offering to support not just me, but the artistic, god-given dreams of all who would listen…

FREE CHRISTMAS ALBUM AFTER 1 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT, PLUS PHONE CALL TO FIRST 250 SUBSCRIBERS!
Tiers
Pioneers Civilian
$1 or more per month
Phone call from Schwab (up to 250 subscribers total), access to Pioneers community on Patreon.
Pioneers Enlisted
$5 or more per month
All the perks of PioneersCivilian,  plus a free Christmas Album  from P86 (or other title if you already have this), and a free book of your choice from Schwab after your second month Subscription payment goes through.
Pioneers Private
$10 or more per month
  A 20-30 minute Pioneers Basic format plus 20-30 minutes of Pioneers Private bonus content on the given episode  from myself/ the guest in question. Deeper advice on your creative endeavors, philosophical discussion, deeper stories.  You will also receive access to a monthly chat to ask questions and help choose future topics and guests.
Pioneers Sergeant
$20 or more per month
All of the perks of Pioneers Private,  plus  an additional 30-minutes which will include a breakdown of one creative piece from my archives. This may be a personal story of that song, book, piece of creativity explaining inspiration, inception, process, and creative development. P86 fans! This will be where I breakdown songs  (we have over 100)in detail, and also look at my books, design projects, music videos. You will also receive free t-shirt after 1-year subscription is completed. 
Pioneers General
$50 or more per month
All of the perks of Pioneers Private and Pionners Sergeant plus.  Choose one song, book, or other piece of work I have created for me to analyze during a Pioneers General Episode.  Second Monthly chat for Generals only to determine Generals content..   Merch package of $150.00 after one-year subscription is completed.  One bonus episode for every main episode I release, content chosen by only Pioneers Generals (minimum two per month, up to 4 if we hit 500 subscribers)..  This is basically a second Podcast where you guys choose the content!  Executive Producer credit, and mention by name at the end of every episode.  Also, an in-person meet up (as my travels allow) for lunch one per year! What more could you want in this life?.  Note: We Must hit 25 subscriptions for this to become active.
Goals
157 of 300 patrons
At 300 Subscribers I launch the weekly version of Pioneers Podcast.
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Pioneers Podcast: Finding Your Creative Voice

21 years ago I set out on a professional creative journey to pursue my passion to create meaningful, unique art through heavy music. That journey has taken me through every beautiful and dark corner of the music industry, as well as across the globe on tour. I have played thousands of shows and sold over 500,000 records during that time. I experienced partnership with major labels and more recently authored several crowd-funded album campaigns as an independent artist.

In recent years, my creative endeavors have expanded beyond the musical realm. I have written seven books on various subjects-from finding your spiritual identity, to our culture’s obsession with fame, to life in a touring band. I spent time as a journalist for the music industry, writing for Alternative Press Magazine, Paste, Time/Life, and many others. I also developed a career as a speaker at festivals, colleges, high schools, and creative gatherings. Most recently, I have become a full-time graphic designer with a client list which includes Stone Brewing, Pilgrimage Festival, and Saddleback Church.

Along the way I have accumulated many stories, and many rich experiences, which, until now, I have had no forum to share them. I have also had the pleasure of working with many creative people just like myself, who are at the top of their respective fields, who have influenced and shaped the way I create my work.

This podcast is born from these endeavors and experiences as a way to give back. It is a forum for me to inspire others to create art from an honest place, no matter your field, whether you are a full-time creator, or a part-time dreamer. It is also an opportunity for me to pull together some great artistic minds in order to share their stories and instruction.

You have been given a unique set of experiences, viewpoints, and tastes You have a story which needs to be told. I want to do whatever I can to help you find YOUR VOICE as a creative person (After all, the best art, music, design, photography, painting, drawing, lettering, writing, and the like is both honest and unique). How? This endeavor will contain all the elements of what I think makes a great Podcast:

1. Great stories told by myself and my peers, illuminating every dramatic twist of our creative paths.
2. Practical instruction on how to develop your skills and market them. How do I write a song? How do I record an album, EP or single? How do I become a graphic artist? How do craft a successful crowdfund campaign? How do I launch a clothing line? How do I write a book? These questions and more will be answered along the way.
3. Thoughtful discussion of a variety of artistic topics ranging from music to design trends to popular culture to social media and much, much more.
We are going to have tons of laughs, maybe shed a tear or two, and learn quite a bit along the way.

These episodes are not just for professional creatives. I believe each of us is authored in the image of the original Creative, and therefore we bear his artistic passion. My hope is to inspire you to try something new, or at the very least improve your current craft.

My goal is not to make just ANOTHER podcast, but to do it RIGHT. In order to do this it will require support. That’s where you come in. If you believe I have something worthwhile to offer the world via this podcast, I am asking you help me get it started by getting to 250 subscribers.

Think of this as your monthly offering to support not just me, but the artistic, god-given dreams of all who would listen…

FREE CHRISTMAS ALBUM AFTER 1 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT, PLUS PHONE CALL TO FIRST 250 SUBSCRIBERS!

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Tiers
Pioneers Civilian
$1 or more per month
Phone call from Schwab (up to 250 subscribers total), access to Pioneers community on Patreon.
Pioneers Enlisted
$5 or more per month
All the perks of PioneersCivilian,  plus a free Christmas Album  from P86 (or other title if you already have this), and a free book of your choice from Schwab after your second month Subscription payment goes through.
Pioneers Private
$10 or more per month
  A 20-30 minute Pioneers Basic format plus 20-30 minutes of Pioneers Private bonus content on the given episode  from myself/ the guest in question. Deeper advice on your creative endeavors, philosophical discussion, deeper stories.  You will also receive access to a monthly chat to ask questions and help choose future topics and guests.
Pioneers Sergeant
$20 or more per month
All of the perks of Pioneers Private,  plus  an additional 30-minutes which will include a breakdown of one creative piece from my archives. This may be a personal story of that song, book, piece of creativity explaining inspiration, inception, process, and creative development. P86 fans! This will be where I breakdown songs  (we have over 100)in detail, and also look at my books, design projects, music videos. You will also receive free t-shirt after 1-year subscription is completed. 
Pioneers General
$50 or more per month
All of the perks of Pioneers Private and Pionners Sergeant plus.  Choose one song, book, or other piece of work I have created for me to analyze during a Pioneers General Episode.  Second Monthly chat for Generals only to determine Generals content..   Merch package of $150.00 after one-year subscription is completed.  One bonus episode for every main episode I release, content chosen by only Pioneers Generals (minimum two per month, up to 4 if we hit 500 subscribers)..  This is basically a second Podcast where you guys choose the content!  Executive Producer credit, and mention by name at the end of every episode.  Also, an in-person meet up (as my travels allow) for lunch one per year! What more could you want in this life?.  Note: We Must hit 25 subscriptions for this to become active.