Hello to you lovely people!
Hope you are all well! We are excited to today be officially launching our Patreon page!! This is something we’ve been working on for a while…well, we’ve been thinking about it for a while anyway! We’ve had some success with crowd funding before (you guys funded a big chunk of the recording of our ‘BE’ album, on Pledge music, which we will be eternally grateful for!) and we really liked the vibe of Patreon and how its run….its all about supporting the creators. We think this is hugely important – the way the industry is changing/has already changed, creators these days at our level are not supported by their industry…and the sad thing is, if things carry on in this way, what will happen to music and new art? It will probably always be made, we hope… (we certainly couldn’t think of anything else we would be able to do if it wasn’t for music, so whatever happens, we’ll always be creating music in some way) but if creators are not supported, how will that effect the quality of what they can create?
Patreon is a really fantastic site that supports the people creating new art – whether it be music, cartoons, movies, blogs….. Its a little bit like kickstarter or pledge, but with this, music fans contribute a small amount of money ($1, or $3 for example) for every piece of content that your favorite artistes release. In our case, for every music video that we release. We are giving away access to some awesome rewards, and the money we make will go towards helping us make better videos (right now we shoot everything on our iPhones and record the audio in our home studio), and will also go towards helping us get back into the recording studio with our live band and record some new music!!! (yay!)
There’s lots of info here on our Patreon page – and you can also watch this (rather silly) video that we made about it here:
We have a few goals, which you’ll see on the page, but our first one is to hit $150 per video. When we do that, we’re going to film a performance of a specially written ‘thank you’ song, shot on Santa Monica beach, featuring the names of every person who has contributed so far :) Hehe, sounds like it will be a giggle :)
Of course, our music videos will always be free to watch, but if you can contribute in any way to what we are doing it will help us massively to do things in a much bigger and better way, and we are so grateful for the people who have already pledged!! At the time of writing we are on $60 per video already, we LOVE YOU!!!
Much love to you all
Sera & Frankie