I wanted to share something exciting (and scary!) with you. Don’t worry – it’s only scary for me, not you! This suggestion came from some good friends who responded when I asked ‘What can I do for you?’
I’m going to be creating a Patreon channel. If you don’t know what this is, cast your mind back to ancient times in Rome or Greece, where men and women of distinction would sponsor artists to create art for art’s sake.
Going forward, I’m going to be creating music and giving it to you as I make it, rather than just in album form every 6 months. I’ll be making a video log where I share the new songs I’m writing, let you see the recording and production processes, have your say on the music and get involved. I want your input! As each song is finished, I will give it you.
I will still be creating albums – I very much believe in the album format! When there’s enough songs written and recorded, we can pick the strongest and best and make something really special!
In return, the Patreon website will allow you to set up a small, fixed, monthly tip. This starts at $1 a month – and that dollar, pound, pfenig or groat will allow you access to read and view and listen to EVERYTHING I make. Bargain right? There should be NO monetary reason to not get stuck in on this project.
There are more expensive tiers with extra rewards like getting your name on video credits, album artwork, getting albums when they are created, t-shirts, me recording and dedicating cover songs for you etc., but the basic one will let you see and hear everything.
During the last album, I put a lot of time and effort into the video log, but it always felt like something I was having to fit in because it didn’t directly bring in any income. This way I will be able to pour my heart and soul into this channel knowing that it is going to directly pay the bills and feed the family.
I think this is a total win/win. What do you think?
Click here – watch the video and take a look around! https://www.patreon.com/mattsteady
P.S. you can change the tip amount or cancel at any time without causing offence 🙂 And just for information, it gets charged on the 1st of each month.
P.P.S. please reply to this and let me know what you think! I’m open to suggestions and want to make this work for you and give you something that you get a lot of enjoyment and pleasure from.