Abbigale

is creating Creative covers and original music

1

patron

$4

per month
Hi! I'm Abbigale. Thank you for coming to my Patreon Page! This is the place where my journey begins!

As an entertainer, I've learned one truth--I am nothing without supporters who want to hear my music. Talent doesn't matter. Equipment doesn't matter. While I may create the music, it's YOU who create the reason for the music. YOU matter. In fact, I encourage you to contact me with ideas, suggested edits to the tiers for rewards you'd like to see added or changed, etc. This is a cooperative journey, and we're in it together.

What is a Patreon page?

Making a living as a musician can be a struggle these days. Just a few decades ago you could be a mid-level band and support yourself with traditional avenues, like touring, gigs, and record deals with studios. Times have changed, and with streaming taking over physical album sales, it can be tough to make enough to support yourself (and 2 little kids and dogs), no matter how hard you work. 

The high quality of my mp3s is due to a professional studio with a professional producer. It costs money, and on-top of production costs, there are costs involved with travel, owning and maintaining all of the instruments and equipment, and paying members who give their skills to help create tracks. This is a full-time job! If you're curious how I spend most of my 12 hour days, I've broken it down to give you an idea.
 
*Social Media Management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and face-to-face meetings when applicable)
*Bookkeeping
*Advertising and Marketing
*Payroll, when applicable
*Composing and/or arranging, even for covers
*Recording, engineering, editing,...rerecording
*Researching, learning, and writing
*Mixing
*Mastering
*Customer Service
*Sales
*Booking
*Training, because there's always something new to learn, whether vocal exercise, instrument, equipment, or how to use software
*Equipment/Instrument maintenance and repairs
*Working with booking agents/venues for live shows
*Video Editing, when applicable
*Practice, practice, practice, and then running practices for band members
*Live gigs...I basically become a moving company, my own roadie, and transportation

What rewards do I get for contributing?

When you become my Patron, you're cutting out the middle man to get direct access to my music, as well as getting to know me as a person while seeing the ins and outs of the job. At some patron levels, I'm actively looking for your opinion on songs!

All levels include music, because that's why you are my Patron, right? Some levels include access to live Q&A chats, brainstorming meetings, free merchandise, and concert options, but the all tiers have access to music. There may come a time when I change what the tiers offer based on fan feedback, but any changes will be announced to those already participating before changing.

Thank you to each and every one of you! Thank you for your help and support! Let's succeed together!

What if your financial situation changes?

It happens to all of us. Don't worry. You have to do what you have to do, and I don't take it personally. I hope that you are blessed beyond measure, regardless of whether or not you decide to be my Patron.

Why not by project instead of by month support?

I've heard debates from both sides about which is more transparent, reliable, etc... To start this journey, I think by the month is the most fair to my Patrons. Some months I'll put out several finished projects, and some months will be more planning and mp3 distribution. If you pay by project, and I have 5 projects in a month, then that's more than you, the Patron, was planning on. If you pay by month, no matter how many songs I put out, you pay the same price. Since I'm just starting out, I may need to change to "by project", but, for now, by month seems like the best option. Obviously, there would be a discussion before any changes would be made.

If you'd like to know what I do with the patronage you provide, then refer back to the "What is a Patreon page?" section above for the break down.

Why should I be your Patron?

The reasons for patronage will vary. Some patrons will really like my covers. Some patrons will like my original music. Some patrons will like who I am as a person despite my drastic personality flaws and shortcomings. Some patrons just enjoy investing in someone else's journey, because being able to help another human being is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

Is your music available on iTunes?

No. For now, my music is exclusively gifted through Patreon.

What now?

Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to consider being my Patron. Thank you for your support, kindness, and love. While you don't need my music, I appreciate that you make it a part of your life, so every time you choose me, I'm very aware of what a gift your support is to me. THANK YOU! If you're ready for the journey, just look at the Patron levels on the right side of the screen and choose what best fits your life.

Abbigale
Tiers
The Garden
$1 or more per month

 Join the Patreon Garden today! We're all in this together, and every dollar counts. This is what it's about--MUSIC! Your contribution to this community deserves more than just a thank you, so your monthly Patreon contribution includes:


*Access to the Patreon-Only activity feed!


*You get my first, original single--Vegan Blues--download (mp3) FREE! It's kitsch-y, but I had a lot of fun writing and producing it. I hope you enjoy it!

The Abbot Groupies
$5 or more per month
The Abbot Groupies are, by definition, enthusiastic supporters who love music. Let's rock! Your monthly patronage includes:


*Everything included in The Abbot Family Patreon level.

 

*You get my cover of When Will I Be Loved to download for FREE!


*You get my cover of The Last Dance to download for FREE!


*I'll follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as long as there's no adult content) for as long as you choose to be my Patron!

The Abbot Roadies
$10 or more per month
True to form, The Abbot Roadies are dependable and invested in the success of this community. I'm grateful for everyone's help, so your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards listed in the first 2 tiers!


*Access to Q&A sessions via chat or video!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Buskers
$15 or more per month
Like any good busker hitting the streets with your beats, your time is invested in creating joy through what you do, and I can't do what I do without you. In addition to all of the rewards listed above your monthly patronage includes:


*All the rewards above this!


*Photos and stories from past and present gigs, travels, and experiences!


*I'll take suggestions of songs to cover!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Troubadours
$20 or more per month
Spreading the love in every place you visit, The Abbot Troubadours always bear the message of music and love. In addition to previous rewards, you have access to access to Patron-Only video Q&A hangouts AND I'll send you a personal audio/video message once a year. From a happy birthday song to a surprise shout out to a friend, you decide who gets a message under 45 seconds(due to file size). *Minimum of 3 full months patronage before requesting the message. Your patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Personalized audio/video message once a year!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Amplifiers
$25 or more per month
Any good musician knows that certain venues call for help to amplify while maintaining the quality of the production. Without your support, I can't spread the song I was born to sing to a larger audience. THANK YOU! With your monthly patronage at this level, you'll have all of the rewards from the previous patron levels, plus YOUR NAME on my first full album! You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note once a year! Your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Your name on my first full album!


*Handwritten thank you note once a year!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot VIP
$50 or more per month
You are incredibly generous, and I want to THANK YOU! The Abbot VIPs have a avid fondness for the arts and entertainment, and with that fondness also comes the desire to know more about the artist you're helping create.  You'll get all of the previous rewards, PLUS, where applicable, your name in scrolling credits on a produced video and access to chords and lyrics sheets/audio/video on the creation process for each project. Your generous monthly patronage includes:  


*All rewards previously listed.


* YOUR NAME in the scrolling credits at the end of produced videos.


*Access to the chord and lyric sheets I use, plus any audio and video captured during the creation process for each product.

Includes Discord rewards
The Tickets
$100 or more per month
Every lead singer needs a great back-up band of invested professionals to help create! You, my Patron, are a legitimate member of The Tickets--the music behind Abbigale Abbot. So in addition to all of the previous rewards, YOU get to be a part of my creative team--the epicenter of the creative process.  You'll have the opportunity to help create rough drafts of original content and you can provide feedback to help shape the final product. Your generous patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Exclusive access to rough draft creation. All rights reserved


*The opportunity to provide feedback on current projects.

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Producer
$150 or more per month
Every good song has a good producer behind it to help maximize the quality, outreach, and musical depth of a song. The Abbot Producers are just such Patrons. What you add to the process is undeniable, so along with all the previous rewards you'll also receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Just send me your phone number in a message. *Minimum 2 months support*  Your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*A phone call from me thanking you for your support.

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Label
$200 or more per month
I'm blown away by your belief in me, my talent, and your exuberant generosity to back it all up! THANK YOU just doesn't feel like enough! Your monthly patronage (after 2 months of support) includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*A free Abbigale Abbot T-shirt! Just message me your shirt size.

Includes Discord rewards
Angel Investor
$750 or more per month
For those of you able to be a Patron at this level, a special thank you is needed. Along with all of the previous rewards, I will meet you in Las Vegas, NV for dinner and a small acoustic set of your choosing once a year. It's a time to hang out and have fun because we've worked hard! *Minimum of 6 months of patronage support.*


*All rewards previously listed.


*Once a year dinner and acoustic set in Las Vegas, NV with a minimum of 6 months patronage support each year.

Includes Discord rewards
The King
$2,000 or more per month
Absolutely unbelievable! There are just no words... All rewards previously listed are yours, PLUS, once a year, I'll come to your hometown and put on a concert for you and 20-50 of your closest friends and family, depending on available venues. *Minimum 7 months of patronage before we start make plans and setting a date.*


*All rewards previously listed!


*I'll travel to your hometown and put on a concert for your nearest and dearest! 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4 of $400 per month
When I reach $400 a month in patronage, I'll be able to upgrade my video quality by purchasing some equipment and software.
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Hi! I'm Abbigale. Thank you for coming to my Patreon Page! This is the place where my journey begins!

As an entertainer, I've learned one truth--I am nothing without supporters who want to hear my music. Talent doesn't matter. Equipment doesn't matter. While I may create the music, it's YOU who create the reason for the music. YOU matter. In fact, I encourage you to contact me with ideas, suggested edits to the tiers for rewards you'd like to see added or changed, etc. This is a cooperative journey, and we're in it together.

What is a Patreon page?

Making a living as a musician can be a struggle these days. Just a few decades ago you could be a mid-level band and support yourself with traditional avenues, like touring, gigs, and record deals with studios. Times have changed, and with streaming taking over physical album sales, it can be tough to make enough to support yourself (and 2 little kids and dogs), no matter how hard you work. 

The high quality of my mp3s is due to a professional studio with a professional producer. It costs money, and on-top of production costs, there are costs involved with travel, owning and maintaining all of the instruments and equipment, and paying members who give their skills to help create tracks. This is a full-time job! If you're curious how I spend most of my 12 hour days, I've broken it down to give you an idea.
 
*Social Media Management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and face-to-face meetings when applicable)
*Bookkeeping
*Advertising and Marketing
*Payroll, when applicable
*Composing and/or arranging, even for covers
*Recording, engineering, editing,...rerecording
*Researching, learning, and writing
*Mixing
*Mastering
*Customer Service
*Sales
*Booking
*Training, because there's always something new to learn, whether vocal exercise, instrument, equipment, or how to use software
*Equipment/Instrument maintenance and repairs
*Working with booking agents/venues for live shows
*Video Editing, when applicable
*Practice, practice, practice, and then running practices for band members
*Live gigs...I basically become a moving company, my own roadie, and transportation

What rewards do I get for contributing?

When you become my Patron, you're cutting out the middle man to get direct access to my music, as well as getting to know me as a person while seeing the ins and outs of the job. At some patron levels, I'm actively looking for your opinion on songs!

All levels include music, because that's why you are my Patron, right? Some levels include access to live Q&A chats, brainstorming meetings, free merchandise, and concert options, but the all tiers have access to music. There may come a time when I change what the tiers offer based on fan feedback, but any changes will be announced to those already participating before changing.

Thank you to each and every one of you! Thank you for your help and support! Let's succeed together!

What if your financial situation changes?

It happens to all of us. Don't worry. You have to do what you have to do, and I don't take it personally. I hope that you are blessed beyond measure, regardless of whether or not you decide to be my Patron.

Why not by project instead of by month support?

I've heard debates from both sides about which is more transparent, reliable, etc... To start this journey, I think by the month is the most fair to my Patrons. Some months I'll put out several finished projects, and some months will be more planning and mp3 distribution. If you pay by project, and I have 5 projects in a month, then that's more than you, the Patron, was planning on. If you pay by month, no matter how many songs I put out, you pay the same price. Since I'm just starting out, I may need to change to "by project", but, for now, by month seems like the best option. Obviously, there would be a discussion before any changes would be made.

If you'd like to know what I do with the patronage you provide, then refer back to the "What is a Patreon page?" section above for the break down.

Why should I be your Patron?

The reasons for patronage will vary. Some patrons will really like my covers. Some patrons will like my original music. Some patrons will like who I am as a person despite my drastic personality flaws and shortcomings. Some patrons just enjoy investing in someone else's journey, because being able to help another human being is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

Is your music available on iTunes?

No. For now, my music is exclusively gifted through Patreon.

What now?

Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to consider being my Patron. Thank you for your support, kindness, and love. While you don't need my music, I appreciate that you make it a part of your life, so every time you choose me, I'm very aware of what a gift your support is to me. THANK YOU! If you're ready for the journey, just look at the Patron levels on the right side of the screen and choose what best fits your life.

Abbigale

Recent posts by Abbigale

Tiers
The Garden
$1 or more per month

 Join the Patreon Garden today! We're all in this together, and every dollar counts. This is what it's about--MUSIC! Your contribution to this community deserves more than just a thank you, so your monthly Patreon contribution includes:


*Access to the Patreon-Only activity feed!


*You get my first, original single--Vegan Blues--download (mp3) FREE! It's kitsch-y, but I had a lot of fun writing and producing it. I hope you enjoy it!

The Abbot Groupies
$5 or more per month
The Abbot Groupies are, by definition, enthusiastic supporters who love music. Let's rock! Your monthly patronage includes:


*Everything included in The Abbot Family Patreon level.

 

*You get my cover of When Will I Be Loved to download for FREE!


*You get my cover of The Last Dance to download for FREE!


*I'll follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (as long as there's no adult content) for as long as you choose to be my Patron!

The Abbot Roadies
$10 or more per month
True to form, The Abbot Roadies are dependable and invested in the success of this community. I'm grateful for everyone's help, so your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards listed in the first 2 tiers!


*Access to Q&A sessions via chat or video!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Buskers
$15 or more per month
Like any good busker hitting the streets with your beats, your time is invested in creating joy through what you do, and I can't do what I do without you. In addition to all of the rewards listed above your monthly patronage includes:


*All the rewards above this!


*Photos and stories from past and present gigs, travels, and experiences!


*I'll take suggestions of songs to cover!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Troubadours
$20 or more per month
Spreading the love in every place you visit, The Abbot Troubadours always bear the message of music and love. In addition to previous rewards, you have access to access to Patron-Only video Q&A hangouts AND I'll send you a personal audio/video message once a year. From a happy birthday song to a surprise shout out to a friend, you decide who gets a message under 45 seconds(due to file size). *Minimum of 3 full months patronage before requesting the message. Your patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Personalized audio/video message once a year!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Amplifiers
$25 or more per month
Any good musician knows that certain venues call for help to amplify while maintaining the quality of the production. Without your support, I can't spread the song I was born to sing to a larger audience. THANK YOU! With your monthly patronage at this level, you'll have all of the rewards from the previous patron levels, plus YOUR NAME on my first full album! You'll also receive a handwritten thank you note once a year! Your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Your name on my first full album!


*Handwritten thank you note once a year!

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot VIP
$50 or more per month
You are incredibly generous, and I want to THANK YOU! The Abbot VIPs have a avid fondness for the arts and entertainment, and with that fondness also comes the desire to know more about the artist you're helping create.  You'll get all of the previous rewards, PLUS, where applicable, your name in scrolling credits on a produced video and access to chords and lyrics sheets/audio/video on the creation process for each project. Your generous monthly patronage includes:  


*All rewards previously listed.


* YOUR NAME in the scrolling credits at the end of produced videos.


*Access to the chord and lyric sheets I use, plus any audio and video captured during the creation process for each product.

Includes Discord rewards
The Tickets
$100 or more per month
Every lead singer needs a great back-up band of invested professionals to help create! You, my Patron, are a legitimate member of The Tickets--the music behind Abbigale Abbot. So in addition to all of the previous rewards, YOU get to be a part of my creative team--the epicenter of the creative process.  You'll have the opportunity to help create rough drafts of original content and you can provide feedback to help shape the final product. Your generous patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*Exclusive access to rough draft creation. All rights reserved


*The opportunity to provide feedback on current projects.

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Producer
$150 or more per month
Every good song has a good producer behind it to help maximize the quality, outreach, and musical depth of a song. The Abbot Producers are just such Patrons. What you add to the process is undeniable, so along with all the previous rewards you'll also receive a phone call from me to thank you for your support. Just send me your phone number in a message. *Minimum 2 months support*  Your monthly patronage includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*A phone call from me thanking you for your support.

Includes Discord rewards
The Abbot Label
$200 or more per month
I'm blown away by your belief in me, my talent, and your exuberant generosity to back it all up! THANK YOU just doesn't feel like enough! Your monthly patronage (after 2 months of support) includes:


*All rewards previously listed.


*A free Abbigale Abbot T-shirt! Just message me your shirt size.

Includes Discord rewards
Angel Investor
$750 or more per month
For those of you able to be a Patron at this level, a special thank you is needed. Along with all of the previous rewards, I will meet you in Las Vegas, NV for dinner and a small acoustic set of your choosing once a year. It's a time to hang out and have fun because we've worked hard! *Minimum of 6 months of patronage support.*


*All rewards previously listed.


*Once a year dinner and acoustic set in Las Vegas, NV with a minimum of 6 months patronage support each year.

Includes Discord rewards
The King
$2,000 or more per month
Absolutely unbelievable! There are just no words... All rewards previously listed are yours, PLUS, once a year, I'll come to your hometown and put on a concert for you and 20-50 of your closest friends and family, depending on available venues. *Minimum 7 months of patronage before we start make plans and setting a date.*


*All rewards previously listed!


*I'll travel to your hometown and put on a concert for your nearest and dearest! 

Includes Discord rewards