What the Heck Is Patreon?

Over the last few years, Patreon has been a huge support and allowed me to improve the quality and quantity of my music I post online. I mention it quite a bit in passing, but I know that not everyone knows what Patreon even is, so allow me to explain!

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Patreon is a membership service that allows content creators to connect directly with their communities. With a subscription-style payment model, fans pay their favorite creators a monthly amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive access, extra content, or a closer look into their creative journey.

With the help of my patrons, I’ve been able to purchase new audio and video equipment, increase my YouTube and Spotify uploads, begin work on a full length album, and even pay off a new harp!

The support of my patrons means that I can move closer to my goal of becoming a full-time recording artist and keep my YouTube videos free for everyone.

In return, I offer my patrons exclusive benefits at various tiers to say thank you! 

  • High quality audio downloads of finished recordings

  • Arrange With Me videos, where patrons can watch my arranging process

  • Shout outs

  • Exclusive access to the Patreon feed - loads of extra content just for patrons, previews, updates, and behind the scenes!

  • An origami star with each patron’s name in my Star Jar

  • Access to the VIP Discord channel, with special roles

  • Early access to every Youtube video I post

  • Name in the credits of my YouTube videos

I cannot say it enough: I am so incredibly grateful for my patrons, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

If you’re interested in becoming a patron, you can visit my Patreon page here and pick a tier to get started!


Samantha Ballard .