Approaching Nirvana

Approaching Nirvana

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  • Early downloads of music (2-7 days before official release) & immediate downloads of all current Patreon releases.
  • A heartfelt thank you for supporting me.

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Everything above, plus:
  • Work-in-Progress Previews & Downloads: Listen to and download weekly projects I'm currently working on.
  • Vote on Works-in-Progress - Help decide which tracks I should finish, what genres I should write, and what upcoming ideas I should pursue.
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Everything above, plus:
  • Access to Exclusive Patreon Merch: 2 times a year, receive cool, high-quality merch (like embroidered hats, high quality hoodies, jerseys, vinyl, etc). In order to qualify, you need to be an ANimal tier subscriber for at least 3 months before merch is ordered. Next merch run is March/April 2022.
  • Patreon Recognition in YouTube videos and Twitch streams: Your name will appear at the end of every YouTube video and on a ticker during every Twitch stream.
  • Extra Versions of Released Music: Download instrumentals, extended mixes, and any variations/originals that are different from release versions.
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About Approaching Nirvana

Hey! I'm Andrew and I've been writing music as Approaching Nirvana for 10 years now (wow has it been that long?!) ... I write mostly electronic music (though sometimes I've been known to write cinematic stuff, pop, or even hip hop). You can find all my music on YouTubeSpotify, or my website. And also, you can use ALL of my self-released music in your content on YouTube and Twitch!


This industry is ever-changing and things come and go. Generally, I've been independent my entire career. I have no manager. I am not signed to a label (though I've partnered with a few labels for a some releases), and I produce all different kinds of music. Personally, I'd like it to stay that way as much as possible because I believe that means you get to listen to the best music I can write.

I've been thinking about Patreon for almost 3 years now. My main content hub has been YouTube and given the way YouTube content is being consumed and distributed, now felt like the right time to jump in. My aim is to give the people that enjoy my content the most a way to support my process directly rather than me trying to push for YouTube views, approach Spotify promoters, or shop around for label releases. And while I'll continue to do some of that, I want to stay true to myself and write music that I believe in.

Having said all of this, I will NEVER put my finished music behind a paywall so you can rest assured that if Patreon isn't your thing or you don't have the ability to support me monetarily, you will still be able to enjoy all of my music exactly the same.


I want to get you involved in the process. From voting on works-in-progress & downloads of unfinished projects, to actively participating in the creative process & directly sponsoring my work. If you enjoy my content, I want to give you the opportunity to support me directly instead of beating around the bush trying to get views via promo networks, labels, or playing the YouTube algorithm lottery.


I'd like to say thanks. For all of the support these years, for hanging out with me online during my Twitch streams, for those of you I met at any meetups or conferences, and most importantly for listening to my music. Even if you're just checking out this page and decide it's not for you: thank you. I never though I would get this far, and I am excited for what the future holds!

I intend for Patreon to add value to my content and NOT take away. So as mentioned above, that means no content behind paywalls and normal content will continue (YouTube videos, Remixes, Twitch Streams, etc).

Thanks for checking this out & have a great day!
- Andrew
Approaching Nirvana
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As support on Patreon grows, I will be able to focus less on platform algorithms (like YouTube & Spotify). I will have the freedom to write what I want and I can focus on creating the music my Patrons & hardcore fans want to hear the most!

After reaching this goal, 1 vocal song per month will be funded entirely by Patreon.
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