Zoe Gray is creating music videos
29

patrons

$105
per song
Hey! My name is Zoe Gray, I’m 15, and I write music and post it on Youtube. I write music about everything from the zombie apocalypse to the joy of rollerskating to dismantling the patriarchy. Oh, and also love and feelings and growing up. I can be normal when I want to.

Maybe you’re thinking: “Hey! This sounds cool. I don’t really understand what’s going on, but I totally want to support this girl because she sounds awesome and her music (which I listened to on her Youtube page) is also of the awesome variety. What is Patreon and how does it work?”

Patron is a crowdfunding platform, not dissimilar to Kickstarter. It’s like Kickstarter in that it’s a way to support and directly fund an artist who you think is rad through the internets, allowing them to work independently. But where Kickstarter’s goal is to fund one large project, Patreon harkens back to the “patronage” system of Ye Olden Times, in which a sponsor, or “patron”, could show their love for an artist’s work through ongoing support and funding.

Applicable example: you hit that button right over there and pledge to give me a certain amount of money every time I write a song. So then I write it, publish the video on Youtube for your enjoyment, and that money you pledged goes to me, to aid me in continuing to write more songs in the future.

Now I’m going to imagine that you’re thinking: “Don’t I already get those things for free? Are you going to start charging for all of your songs?”

To which I reply with a big friendly “Nope!” The videos I post will continue to be free of charge, so there’s absolutely no obligation to support me. But, if you want to be a good person and help a young girl and her ventures, by all means step right up! I’ll even sweeten the pot and reward you depending on how much money you pledge.

See that rewards page down there, right under this? That’s where it comes in. For every “x” amount of money you send me, you’ll not only get a sense of moral fulfillment and become happier in the long run (you’re really helping YOURSELF, not just me), you’ll also get a little bonus in the form of “y”.

“Y” might be a shoutout on my Youtube channel, access to secret songs that have never been heard before, or even a cover of a song of your choosing! It’s all very exciting.

And, lastly, if you know me whatsoever, that little voice in your head with whom I have become so acquainted might be saying: “But Zoe writes, like, 47 songs a week! I’m gonna bleed myself dry if I have to give money for every single video she posts.”

Guess what? I have a solution to that, too. Just call me your magical solution fairy from now on. You can put a cap on your contributions and funding! So, even if I do manage to record and publish the 47 songs I write every week, you will only pay up to your limit.

This has been a very long and meandering spiel about why you should use Patreon to support me, and I worry that if I write any more you’ll grow so tired of me you won’t want to listen to any of my music again, therefore defeating the purpose of this entire thing, so I’ll wrap it up with this: thank you so much. It’s my life dream to be a professional musician, and, with your help, I’m determined to make it happen. Go hard or go home, my bros.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per song
17 patrons
You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $3 or more per song
2 patrons
I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).

ALSO:
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $5 or more per song
5 patrons
You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.

ALSO:
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.

Pledge $10 or more per song
5 patrons
I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!

ALSO:
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $25 or more per song
0 patrons
I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

ALSO:
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $50 or more per song
0 patrons
I will write a song just for you, once a year! I write songs about all sorts of nerdy stuff. You can give me inspiration or a topic, and I will write the song based on it, and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

ALSO:
  • I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $100 or more per song
0 patrons
I will host my very own virtual 45-minute-long Skype concert just for you, once a year! I'll play my music, covers, and I'll take requests, just like a live show.

ALSO:
  • I will write a song just for you, once a year! I write songs about all sorts of nerdy stuff. You can give me inspiration or a topic, and I will write the song based on it, and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Hey! My name is Zoe Gray, I’m 15, and I write music and post it on Youtube. I write music about everything from the zombie apocalypse to the joy of rollerskating to dismantling the patriarchy. Oh, and also love and feelings and growing up. I can be normal when I want to.

Maybe you’re thinking: “Hey! This sounds cool. I don’t really understand what’s going on, but I totally want to support this girl because she sounds awesome and her music (which I listened to on her Youtube page) is also of the awesome variety. What is Patreon and how does it work?”

Patron is a crowdfunding platform, not dissimilar to Kickstarter. It’s like Kickstarter in that it’s a way to support and directly fund an artist who you think is rad through the internets, allowing them to work independently. But where Kickstarter’s goal is to fund one large project, Patreon harkens back to the “patronage” system of Ye Olden Times, in which a sponsor, or “patron”, could show their love for an artist’s work through ongoing support and funding.

Applicable example: you hit that button right over there and pledge to give me a certain amount of money every time I write a song. So then I write it, publish the video on Youtube for your enjoyment, and that money you pledged goes to me, to aid me in continuing to write more songs in the future.

Now I’m going to imagine that you’re thinking: “Don’t I already get those things for free? Are you going to start charging for all of your songs?”

To which I reply with a big friendly “Nope!” The videos I post will continue to be free of charge, so there’s absolutely no obligation to support me. But, if you want to be a good person and help a young girl and her ventures, by all means step right up! I’ll even sweeten the pot and reward you depending on how much money you pledge.

See that rewards page down there, right under this? That’s where it comes in. For every “x” amount of money you send me, you’ll not only get a sense of moral fulfillment and become happier in the long run (you’re really helping YOURSELF, not just me), you’ll also get a little bonus in the form of “y”.

“Y” might be a shoutout on my Youtube channel, access to secret songs that have never been heard before, or even a cover of a song of your choosing! It’s all very exciting.

And, lastly, if you know me whatsoever, that little voice in your head with whom I have become so acquainted might be saying: “But Zoe writes, like, 47 songs a week! I’m gonna bleed myself dry if I have to give money for every single video she posts.”

Guess what? I have a solution to that, too. Just call me your magical solution fairy from now on. You can put a cap on your contributions and funding! So, even if I do manage to record and publish the 47 songs I write every week, you will only pay up to your limit.

This has been a very long and meandering spiel about why you should use Patreon to support me, and I worry that if I write any more you’ll grow so tired of me you won’t want to listen to any of my music again, therefore defeating the purpose of this entire thing, so I’ll wrap it up with this: thank you so much. It’s my life dream to be a professional musician, and, with your help, I’m determined to make it happen. Go hard or go home, my bros.

Recent posts by Zoe Gray

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per song
17 patrons
You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $3 or more per song
2 patrons
I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).

ALSO:
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $5 or more per song
5 patrons
You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.

ALSO:
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.

Pledge $10 or more per song
5 patrons
I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!

ALSO:
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $25 or more per song
0 patrons
I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

ALSO:
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $50 or more per song
0 patrons
I will write a song just for you, once a year! I write songs about all sorts of nerdy stuff. You can give me inspiration or a topic, and I will write the song based on it, and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

ALSO:
  • I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.
Pledge $100 or more per song
0 patrons
I will host my very own virtual 45-minute-long Skype concert just for you, once a year! I'll play my music, covers, and I'll take requests, just like a live show.

ALSO:
  • I will write a song just for you, once a year! I write songs about all sorts of nerdy stuff. You can give me inspiration or a topic, and I will write the song based on it, and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will cover a song of your choosing, once a year! We can talk about what song, and I will post the video to my Youtube with a personalized shoutout.
  • I will draw you, based on a picture of yourself, and send it with a handwritten thank-you note!
  • You will have access to an EVEN MORE top-secret group, in which I will post unofficial videos of the songs that never made it to the big leagues of my Youtube page.
  • I will follow you on twitter, and I will give you your very own shoutout at the end of one of my videos (probably the next video I release).
  • You will have access to a super top-secret patron only stream, a community where I post cool stuff like song ideas and what I've been listening to recently and my inspirations for new projects as they come to me.