Sophia Pfister is creating Recorded Music, Music Videos, Paintings
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I am the last person that would ever sign up for Patreon despite everyone telling me to give it a try. I was raised with the motto that “free things cost too much” and maybe I’ve lived in Los Angeles too long to think anyone would want to support an artist just for the sake of supporting an artist. I am making a profile now because the pressure of living in the outer world along with trying to nurture my inner world is getting to be too much. No matter how much positive validation I receive from everyone including industry professionals, at the end of the day I am without help. I’ve ended up stripping to stay afloat and have previously held jobs at a mortuary, a car museum, a bowling alley, bars, restaurants, along with picking up modeling jobs on Craigslist. I started my journey in music by winning a songwriting scholarship and attended Berklee College of Music for a year, years have gone by since then and I have held the pursuit of my art high above everything else. I’ve always believed in quality and managed to write, record and press vinyl records myself using a professional recording studio and grammy-award winning musicians and engineers. I’ve gotten some attention and sales specifically from the audiophile community and I currently have about 1,000 records in my closet that I sell periodically. Also in my apartment (which I fear losing every month) my paintings cover every wall. I started painting last year due to my frustration of not getting as much studio time and it has taken on a life of its own. Ideally I don’t want to have to ask for money, I would want to be able to sell to the world what I have to offer and have that be enough. I would want to write songs for other artists, work on commissioned paintings, tour and sell music or endorse products I love but without a label, manager, or PR to even get to a place where people would know about me is nearly impossible. I know everyone says you have to build your own fan base so maybe more than money I’m looking to see if there’s a reason to keep trying or to keep going. If this creativity that has felt thrust upon me since I was young is a blessing or a curse.
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I am the last person that would ever sign up for Patreon despite everyone telling me to give it a try. I was raised with the motto that “free things cost too much” and maybe I’ve lived in Los Angeles too long to think anyone would want to support an artist just for the sake of supporting an artist. I am making a profile now because the pressure of living in the outer world along with trying to nurture my inner world is getting to be too much. No matter how much positive validation I receive from everyone including industry professionals, at the end of the day I am without help. I’ve ended up stripping to stay afloat and have previously held jobs at a mortuary, a car museum, a bowling alley, bars, restaurants, along with picking up modeling jobs on Craigslist. I started my journey in music by winning a songwriting scholarship and attended Berklee College of Music for a year, years have gone by since then and I have held the pursuit of my art high above everything else. I’ve always believed in quality and managed to write, record and press vinyl records myself using a professional recording studio and grammy-award winning musicians and engineers. I’ve gotten some attention and sales specifically from the audiophile community and I currently have about 1,000 records in my closet that I sell periodically. Also in my apartment (which I fear losing every month) my paintings cover every wall. I started painting last year due to my frustration of not getting as much studio time and it has taken on a life of its own. Ideally I don’t want to have to ask for money, I would want to be able to sell to the world what I have to offer and have that be enough. I would want to write songs for other artists, work on commissioned paintings, tour and sell music or endorse products I love but without a label, manager, or PR to even get to a place where people would know about me is nearly impossible. I know everyone says you have to build your own fan base so maybe more than money I’m looking to see if there’s a reason to keep trying or to keep going. If this creativity that has felt thrust upon me since I was young is a blessing or a curse.

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