Ellis Pledge Drive via Facebook Live Aug 5-8
As I kick-off my Member Appreciation and Pledge Drive, here are Five Reasons to Become a Music Patron:
1) It keeps you connected to the artists you love.
Notice how these artist newsletters keep going to the Spam or Promo folders? When you subscribe to support an artist, you get updated about new songs or concerts being posted right to your inbox. And Patreon has an App!
2) It alleviates guilt from free-streaming music.
If you feel guilt when you listen to albums on Spotify or Apple Music because the artists are not getting paid, this is a way to clear that up. Supporting artists in making their music by becoming a patron means you are doing your part and can stream away without any guilt!
3) It can be cheaper than a fancy coffee.
You can support an artist on your budget. Many folks have an option to support them for as little as $1-2 a month. Some people have a bigger budget and that's wonderful, but really, if 1000 people gave an artist $2 a month, that would be a HUGE support.
4) You can sign up at the level that works for you and forget about it.
If you do a monthly give, it can be automated and then you don't have to remember. That means you can feel good each month when you log onto your account and see you gave another few bucks to that artist (or group of artists) you love.
5) It feels awesome to be generous!
Really awesome! I know because I am both a musician and a music patron myself.
I love how it feels to be supporting artists. I just wish more artists I love would set up a way for me to do it easily. Because I would sign up. Right now. I mean it. I hope you are reading this, Patty Larkin, Jonatha Brooke, Darrell Scott, Heather Mae, Vicky Genfen, Sally Barris, Peter Mayer, John Hermanson, Chastity Brown...
In summary, I hope this short post helps you to consider becoming a music patron! You can find me at patreon.com/ellis
ps. Folks I already support include: Shawnee Kilgore, The OK Factor, How to Survive the End of the World, Mouths of Babes, Amy Speace, Taiwo Heard, Natalia Zukerman, and more....
Here are all of my upcoming dates:
Sun, Aug 5th Facebook Live Song and Chat 8pm central
Mon, Aug 6th Facebook Live Song and Chat 12:00 noon central
Tues, Aug 7th Facebook Live Song and Chat 12:00 noon central
Wed, Aug 8th Facebook Live Song and Chat 12:00 noon central
Note: If you can't find my livestream by visiting the event, try my Facebook Music Page.
Fri, Aug 10th Little Tree Pop up Concert, 8pm
Sun, Aug 19th Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, 5pm?
I would love to hear from you so please do drop me a line!! Thank you for your support and presence.
Wishing you much peace, love, and music always,
ps. I have my music available as pay-what-you-want (even free) on Bandcamp
pps. Become a micro-patron and join me on Patreon
ppps. Thanks for reading to the end! :-)
And do call my Right on Time hotline at 612-998-2355.