Davin Michael Stedman

Davin Michael Stedman

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My name is Davin Michael Stedman. I am a singer songwriter from Seattle that is best known as the founder and frontman for The Staxx Brothers. I am also pretty good travel writer that authoring several books about my adventures, that you can follow at 100milesofmusic.com

I am a Staxx Brother that is currently performing as a solo artist. I have a terrific new band behind me called, The Soul United Allstars, that is helping me present songs I have recorded around the world, including my first genuine hit 'Free Your Mind'.

This is the song and music video that landed me a pretty amazing distribution deal with Tuff Gong International. With the right promotion and tour support 'Free Your Mind' can be a Top 40 hit in many different countries. 

I have written hundreds of songs. OK, maybe thousands. For years I challenged myself to at least start writing a new song every day. Now I can't really can't stop. I don't want to stop either. 

My dream is to continue, with the support of my friends (and fans I hope to be friends with) to produce songs like 'Free Your Mind' with legends. I travel the world to collaborate and perform with great musicians, famous and those still less widely known. They often come visit me. 

I don't want to just offer a plethora of cool incentives to my Patreons. Of course I will. If anybody has ideas, I would love to implement them. But the mission of this Patreon account is to offer my friends and my fans that I hope to become friends with, a piece of the publishing and ownership in the songs of mine that they truly love. Let's start with 'Free Your Mind' because we all know that song is a hit and it could be a very massive global hit. If you don't believe that, you wouldn't have ready this far. 

But I also very passionate reason to share my publishing with the people that I care about. I believe if more fans and true friends of musicians had a stake in music that was being utilized commercially, there would be more support for the rights of songwriters to earn a decent living.

In an age when the often dismal mathematics of streaming makes recording and touring with out programs like Patreon near impossible, it is this very platform that gives me hope. I always have hope. Every song I have every written was an example of hope.

But beyond hope, I know I'm writing hits. I truly want my friends and fans to own a piece of the action as I make my way up this exciting ladder. 

I am working with some of the biggest names in the Jamaican music scene, like Sly & Robbie, Anthony Cameron, Earl "Chinna" Smith, and Lenky Marden. Those are producer / performers that that have sold 100 million albums between them, and they are all a part of my forthcoming Tuff Gong International distributed solo debut, West Indian Rock.

Beyond the sea, I'm working with a collective of British musicians called Bedlam Isle, We're producing another fine so called solo album presenting our vision of a new sound, called Sherlock Soul. These are two examples of songs we have released, and will be rereleasing under my name, 

JACK THE RIPPER:
https://youtu.be/l2NTwNSTcPo

I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE:
https://youtu.be/QVg2z278adk

I am also gladly working on finishing a fifth and final Staxx Brothers album. A terrific run of reunion shows are real possibility. But right here in Seattle, I'm working on some of the best new music I have ever been a part of with the Soul United Allstars. 

...and that's not even mentioning what I got cookin' in New Orleans and Nigeria. There are so many songs and adventures. I would love for you to be a part of it all. It starts right here. Because I need your help. I want you to own a piece of these songs, because you're helping my dreams come true. 

At the end of the day, I just want to play shows and record songs with good people around the globe. With a little more help I can really help more than just myself. It's really about how I can use this funding to distribute fantastic opportunities to so many musicians. I want to help tell their stories. And I'd like to make all of us a lot of money. You know these songs could be real hits. This isn't mumble rap or disposable Pop. I'm trying to write and perform songs with our friends that will last forever. 

Ultimately the money you are contributing is going to end up in the hands of a lot of good hands. You will enjoy the fruits of this investment in the arts in so many ways. 

There will be wonderful perks besides publishing. Once a year we'll get together for a private concert, a real soirée. I'll gather more collaborators each year to bring you a concert presenting some of your perennial favorites and the premier of new songs you'll have a chance to truly own. Because I can't do this all on my own. A singer is nothing without the support of listeners, 

...and friends. Imagine what I could do...what we could do, with just a fraction of the budget of a much bigger band. 



Tiers
Soul United Music Club
$1 or more per month

It takes 279 streams on Spotify to put get one dollar out of that juke box. But by joining this tier you'll be able to support me as if you really listened to a full album every single day.  And you'll get something quite valuable and exciting. Any one who is participates in this Patreon at any level will be a part of life changing promise. 


I will privately message you one finished solo acoustic version of one of my songs every month. Patreon members will have the chance to purchase publishing on this song, by simply joining the Free Your Mind tier.  


But as a part of this tier your contributions, even at just a dollar a month, represents a considerable amount of streaming revenue in sheer volume. It takes 776 views of the Free Your Mind video to generate just one dollar. 


It's daunting but platforms and ideas such as this gives me a lot of hope. And so does your support. 


With that track you'll also get a special newsletter that accompanies the new song and tells you a great story about how this song came to be and what the song is really about. You'll be a part of this songs story as it moves towards the recording studio and the stage. 


...and you'll be on track to own a piece of the song, if you really truly love it, or just see its potential to be a smash hit. Or maybe just a beloved staple in my expanding Soul United catalog. 


This is a great way to get involved and move towards owning a portion of my pretty darn cool catalog of songs I am recording around the world and right here at home. 


There will be all kinds of other perks. I want to keep you satisfied and entertained at every level. 



FREE YOUR MIND
$10 or more per month only 14 left

Own a piece of the publishing on my first hit, 'Free Your Mind' featuring Anthony Red Rose, Sly & Robbie, and Lenky Marden. But that's just a piece of the pie. Members are going to have a slew of great benefits like an invitation to great private concert and potluck that I am going to host every year. 


Once you're part of this tier you'll have a chance to own more publishing on songs you already love by The Staxx Brothers, and other projects I am working on such as my album, West Indian Rock that is going to be distributed and promoted by Bob Marley's label Tuff Gong International. 


To start this tier off for the first 50 people, (that are all doing this because we are friends), we are splitting 5% of the publisher's stake in the song 50 ways. All I ask is that you participate for one year. If you want to continue, you'll pick any song in my catalog, and you can continue on this tier. 


Publishing is just a really neat incentive. We'll send you a really cool certificate of ownership, and we'll have a Top 5 tier where you pick any 5 songs you love. We'll have another option where you can pick an entire album. I want this to be something you're very proud to be a part of, and I want to make this an incredible bargain, in regards to making life a little more exciting. 


      If you love what you're reading read on....


There is so much more happening, and I want create a circle of friends and supporters that I can share news, songs, and concert dates with before they're available to the public. 


I am going to try to create a wonderful membership at $10 a month, and I'll create tiers you can move on up to if you want ownership in more songs, and you want to do more to help me realize some incredible projects you can be involved in. 


There will be travel opportunities to join me in cities like Nashville, Dublin, Kingston, Berlin. 


I want you to be a piece of the puzzle that takes 'Free Your Mind' into the Top 40 around the globe. Which ultimately is about opening door to showing the world all the great songs that are also in my catalog I have been developing for almost 20 years. 


If you're joining me as a Patreon, you're preaching to the choir. You'll be giving a piece of songs like 'Sugarwalls' and 'Name Dropper' to your niece for Christmas. 


Publishing is a lucrative business...if you're able to be a touring artist that reaches a certain stature. And that's what the support of my Patreons is going to help me do. I want you to reap the benefits in terms of fun and if we get this song into the Top 40, dividends! 


...and once you own publishing in great songs you love that are being used commercially by a millions of people, you'll be as motivated as any songwriter to help facilitate changes in music industry laws and practices to make sure songwriters get a more fair shake in this age of streaming. 


You'll have the reports. You'll get a check every year. 

My name is Davin Michael Stedman. I am a singer songwriter from Seattle that is best known as the founder and frontman for The Staxx Brothers. I am also pretty good travel writer that authoring several books about my adventures, that you can follow at 100milesofmusic.com

I am a Staxx Brother that is currently performing as a solo artist. I have a terrific new band behind me called, The Soul United Allstars, that is helping me present songs I have recorded around the world, including my first genuine hit 'Free Your Mind'.

This is the song and music video that landed me a pretty amazing distribution deal with Tuff Gong International. With the right promotion and tour support 'Free Your Mind' can be a Top 40 hit in many different countries. 

I have written hundreds of songs. OK, maybe thousands. For years I challenged myself to at least start writing a new song every day. Now I can't really can't stop. I don't want to stop either. 

My dream is to continue, with the support of my friends (and fans I hope to be friends with) to produce songs like 'Free Your Mind' with legends. I travel the world to collaborate and perform with great musicians, famous and those still less widely known. They often come visit me. 

I don't want to just offer a plethora of cool incentives to my Patreons. Of course I will. If anybody has ideas, I would love to implement them. But the mission of this Patreon account is to offer my friends and my fans that I hope to become friends with, a piece of the publishing and ownership in the songs of mine that they truly love. Let's start with 'Free Your Mind' because we all know that song is a hit and it could be a very massive global hit. If you don't believe that, you wouldn't have ready this far. 

But I also very passionate reason to share my publishing with the people that I care about. I believe if more fans and true friends of musicians had a stake in music that was being utilized commercially, there would be more support for the rights of songwriters to earn a decent living.

In an age when the often dismal mathematics of streaming makes recording and touring with out programs like Patreon near impossible, it is this very platform that gives me hope. I always have hope. Every song I have every written was an example of hope.

But beyond hope, I know I'm writing hits. I truly want my friends and fans to own a piece of the action as I make my way up this exciting ladder. 

I am working with some of the biggest names in the Jamaican music scene, like Sly & Robbie, Anthony Cameron, Earl "Chinna" Smith, and Lenky Marden. Those are producer / performers that that have sold 100 million albums between them, and they are all a part of my forthcoming Tuff Gong International distributed solo debut, West Indian Rock.

Beyond the sea, I'm working with a collective of British musicians called Bedlam Isle, We're producing another fine so called solo album presenting our vision of a new sound, called Sherlock Soul. These are two examples of songs we have released, and will be rereleasing under my name, 

JACK THE RIPPER:
https://youtu.be/l2NTwNSTcPo

I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE:
https://youtu.be/QVg2z278adk

I am also gladly working on finishing a fifth and final Staxx Brothers album. A terrific run of reunion shows are real possibility. But right here in Seattle, I'm working on some of the best new music I have ever been a part of with the Soul United Allstars. 

...and that's not even mentioning what I got cookin' in New Orleans and Nigeria. There are so many songs and adventures. I would love for you to be a part of it all. It starts right here. Because I need your help. I want you to own a piece of these songs, because you're helping my dreams come true. 

At the end of the day, I just want to play shows and record songs with good people around the globe. With a little more help I can really help more than just myself. It's really about how I can use this funding to distribute fantastic opportunities to so many musicians. I want to help tell their stories. And I'd like to make all of us a lot of money. You know these songs could be real hits. This isn't mumble rap or disposable Pop. I'm trying to write and perform songs with our friends that will last forever. 

Ultimately the money you are contributing is going to end up in the hands of a lot of good hands. You will enjoy the fruits of this investment in the arts in so many ways. 

There will be wonderful perks besides publishing. Once a year we'll get together for a private concert, a real soirée. I'll gather more collaborators each year to bring you a concert presenting some of your perennial favorites and the premier of new songs you'll have a chance to truly own. Because I can't do this all on my own. A singer is nothing without the support of listeners, 

...and friends. Imagine what I could do...what we could do, with just a fraction of the budget of a much bigger band. 



Recent posts by Davin Michael Stedman

Tiers
Soul United Music Club
$1 or more per month

It takes 279 streams on Spotify to put get one dollar out of that juke box. But by joining this tier you'll be able to support me as if you really listened to a full album every single day.  And you'll get something quite valuable and exciting. Any one who is participates in this Patreon at any level will be a part of life changing promise. 


I will privately message you one finished solo acoustic version of one of my songs every month. Patreon members will have the chance to purchase publishing on this song, by simply joining the Free Your Mind tier.  


But as a part of this tier your contributions, even at just a dollar a month, represents a considerable amount of streaming revenue in sheer volume. It takes 776 views of the Free Your Mind video to generate just one dollar. 


It's daunting but platforms and ideas such as this gives me a lot of hope. And so does your support. 


With that track you'll also get a special newsletter that accompanies the new song and tells you a great story about how this song came to be and what the song is really about. You'll be a part of this songs story as it moves towards the recording studio and the stage. 


...and you'll be on track to own a piece of the song, if you really truly love it, or just see its potential to be a smash hit. Or maybe just a beloved staple in my expanding Soul United catalog. 


This is a great way to get involved and move towards owning a portion of my pretty darn cool catalog of songs I am recording around the world and right here at home. 


There will be all kinds of other perks. I want to keep you satisfied and entertained at every level. 



FREE YOUR MIND
$10 or more per month only 14 left

Own a piece of the publishing on my first hit, 'Free Your Mind' featuring Anthony Red Rose, Sly & Robbie, and Lenky Marden. But that's just a piece of the pie. Members are going to have a slew of great benefits like an invitation to great private concert and potluck that I am going to host every year. 


Once you're part of this tier you'll have a chance to own more publishing on songs you already love by The Staxx Brothers, and other projects I am working on such as my album, West Indian Rock that is going to be distributed and promoted by Bob Marley's label Tuff Gong International. 


To start this tier off for the first 50 people, (that are all doing this because we are friends), we are splitting 5% of the publisher's stake in the song 50 ways. All I ask is that you participate for one year. If you want to continue, you'll pick any song in my catalog, and you can continue on this tier. 


Publishing is just a really neat incentive. We'll send you a really cool certificate of ownership, and we'll have a Top 5 tier where you pick any 5 songs you love. We'll have another option where you can pick an entire album. I want this to be something you're very proud to be a part of, and I want to make this an incredible bargain, in regards to making life a little more exciting. 


      If you love what you're reading read on....


There is so much more happening, and I want create a circle of friends and supporters that I can share news, songs, and concert dates with before they're available to the public. 


I am going to try to create a wonderful membership at $10 a month, and I'll create tiers you can move on up to if you want ownership in more songs, and you want to do more to help me realize some incredible projects you can be involved in. 


There will be travel opportunities to join me in cities like Nashville, Dublin, Kingston, Berlin. 


I want you to be a piece of the puzzle that takes 'Free Your Mind' into the Top 40 around the globe. Which ultimately is about opening door to showing the world all the great songs that are also in my catalog I have been developing for almost 20 years. 


If you're joining me as a Patreon, you're preaching to the choir. You'll be giving a piece of songs like 'Sugarwalls' and 'Name Dropper' to your niece for Christmas. 


Publishing is a lucrative business...if you're able to be a touring artist that reaches a certain stature. And that's what the support of my Patreons is going to help me do. I want you to reap the benefits in terms of fun and if we get this song into the Top 40, dividends! 


...and once you own publishing in great songs you love that are being used commercially by a millions of people, you'll be as motivated as any songwriter to help facilitate changes in music industry laws and practices to make sure songwriters get a more fair shake in this age of streaming. 


You'll have the reports. You'll get a check every year.