Shauna WhiskeyChick Castorena is creating blog posts and videos on DIY music marketing for unsigned bands.
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The life of a music journalist is often a thankless and financially strained one. Unlike the starving artists we follow, there is no pity on the people telling the story. With advertising at an all time low that leaves us very few ways to fund the passion that is bringing music to the masses. Especially in the loud and colorful way that only a "WhiskeyChick" can!

Should you choose to become a patron of my arts, I will use your funds to improve my equipment (cameras, print promotional materials, a keyboard with a working letter "B" that doesn't require a sledgehammer-heavy hit), increase the number of live shows I cover, and increase the ways I promote that coverage online.

In return for your patronage, I am offering exclusive 360 degree behind the scenes insight into both my daily life, as well as the events that I am able to attend... And trust me: For all the things I share online, there is a LOT that gets left on the editing room floor, and even more that I hold back because it doesn't meet the very narrow margins of what I can cover on our sites. My patrons will also have full access to pick my brain, as well as my contact database for all of your music marketing needs.

So join me on this adventure as I share what it's really like to be Lester Bangs with blue eyes and better curves!
Tiers
Brain-Picker Patron
$5 or more per month
Anyone pledging $5/month will get a 30-minute monthly one-on-one chat (video or IM) to discuss the topic of their choice, personal or professional.
On Retainer
$20 or more per month
Anyone subscribing at a rate of $20/month or higher will be entitled to detailed critiques of their music marketing materials from the first press release to the next big album distribution.
Rising Patron
$50 or more per month
Anyone subscribing at a rate of $50/month or higher will ALSO get password-protected access to my exclusive music industry contact database that I have curated over the course of 15 years in the business.
Rockstar Patron
$100 or more per month
I am encouraging publicists and bands to pledge at the $100/month level ONLY IF they are representing an active touring band with a national fanbase in either the rock or country music genres. Your pledge will get you one full feature on one of my music news sites each month, as well as featured promotion on our associated social media platforms.
Premium Patron
$1,000 or more per month
Have something special to promote? Maybe an album release or big tour? Maybe you're launching a new product that is perfect for my highly-targeted audience? With a $1000 pledge I will re-skin one of my music news sites, as well as their associated social media accounts with your ad copy, and even help create ad copy for you if needed to help promote your event. *This pledge must be made and paid 30 days prior to the start of the ad campaign. Once pledged I will contact you directly to begin the setup process.
Goals
0 of 20 patrons
When I reach 50 Patrons I will be able to hire a digital media assistant to help build promotions and edit videos for my YouTube channel so I can more easily and efficiently share my music marketing knowledge.
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The life of a music journalist is often a thankless and financially strained one. Unlike the starving artists we follow, there is no pity on the people telling the story. With advertising at an all time low that leaves us very few ways to fund the passion that is bringing music to the masses. Especially in the loud and colorful way that only a "WhiskeyChick" can!

Should you choose to become a patron of my arts, I will use your funds to improve my equipment (cameras, print promotional materials, a keyboard with a working letter "B" that doesn't require a sledgehammer-heavy hit), increase the number of live shows I cover, and increase the ways I promote that coverage online.

In return for your patronage, I am offering exclusive 360 degree behind the scenes insight into both my daily life, as well as the events that I am able to attend... And trust me: For all the things I share online, there is a LOT that gets left on the editing room floor, and even more that I hold back because it doesn't meet the very narrow margins of what I can cover on our sites. My patrons will also have full access to pick my brain, as well as my contact database for all of your music marketing needs.

So join me on this adventure as I share what it's really like to be Lester Bangs with blue eyes and better curves!

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Tiers
Brain-Picker Patron
$5 or more per month
Anyone pledging $5/month will get a 30-minute monthly one-on-one chat (video or IM) to discuss the topic of their choice, personal or professional.
On Retainer
$20 or more per month
Anyone subscribing at a rate of $20/month or higher will be entitled to detailed critiques of their music marketing materials from the first press release to the next big album distribution.
Rising Patron
$50 or more per month
Anyone subscribing at a rate of $50/month or higher will ALSO get password-protected access to my exclusive music industry contact database that I have curated over the course of 15 years in the business.
Rockstar Patron
$100 or more per month
I am encouraging publicists and bands to pledge at the $100/month level ONLY IF they are representing an active touring band with a national fanbase in either the rock or country music genres. Your pledge will get you one full feature on one of my music news sites each month, as well as featured promotion on our associated social media platforms.
Premium Patron
$1,000 or more per month
Have something special to promote? Maybe an album release or big tour? Maybe you're launching a new product that is perfect for my highly-targeted audience? With a $1000 pledge I will re-skin one of my music news sites, as well as their associated social media accounts with your ad copy, and even help create ad copy for you if needed to help promote your event. *This pledge must be made and paid 30 days prior to the start of the ad campaign. Once pledged I will contact you directly to begin the setup process.