Zoe Gray is creating original music
26

patrons

$99
per song
Hey! My name is Zoe Gray, I’m 17, and I write music and post it on Youtube. I write music about everything from the zombie apocalypse to Shakespeare to dismantling the patriarchy. Oh, and also love and feelings and growing up. 

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 said artist 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
Exclusive Stream
$1 or more per song 15 patrons
You will have access to an exclusive patron-only stream, a community where I post about my creative process, share blooper reels from music videos, and insider info on my songs.
Follow & Shoutout
$3 or more per song 2 patrons
 Everything above, plus...


I will follow you on twitter, and give you a shoutout in the description of my next video.

Annotated lyrics
$5 or more per song 4 patrons
Everything above, plus…


Annotations and interpretations of the lyrics of my new songs.

Unofficial Videos
$10 or more per song 5 patrons
Everything above, plus…


A stream of informal, unofficial videos of me making music. Sometimes includes friends and pets.

Song Cover
$15 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


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.

Original Song
$30 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


I will write you your very own song! You can give me inspiration or a topic and we can communicate about it, and then I will write a song based on your ideas and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

Personal Concert
$80 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


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.

Hey! My name is Zoe Gray, I’m 17, and I write music and post it on Youtube. I write music about everything from the zombie apocalypse to Shakespeare to dismantling the patriarchy. Oh, and also love and feelings and growing up. 

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 said artist 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
Exclusive Stream
$1 or more per song 15 patrons
You will have access to an exclusive patron-only stream, a community where I post about my creative process, share blooper reels from music videos, and insider info on my songs.
Follow & Shoutout
$3 or more per song 2 patrons
 Everything above, plus...


I will follow you on twitter, and give you a shoutout in the description of my next video.

Annotated lyrics
$5 or more per song 4 patrons
Everything above, plus…


Annotations and interpretations of the lyrics of my new songs.

Unofficial Videos
$10 or more per song 5 patrons
Everything above, plus…


A stream of informal, unofficial videos of me making music. Sometimes includes friends and pets.

Song Cover
$15 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


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.

Original Song
$30 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


I will write you your very own song! You can give me inspiration or a topic and we can communicate about it, and then I will write a song based on your ideas and post it to Youtube with a personalized shoutout.

Personal Concert
$80 or more per song 0 patrons
Everything above, plus…


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.