Grade School Records

Grade School Records

is creating music + music videos!

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patrons
THE QUICK VERSION:
We want your help to grow our record label. Our label receives 100% of it's funding from donations, subscriptions, and grants, and we never touch a cent of proceeds from the albums and EPs we release; our artists control all the rights to their own music, and all receive all the income generated from it. We think that this is the best evolution of the record label; basically serving as a service you can subscribe to in order to support the bands you love.


THE LONG VERSION:

GRADE SCHOOL RECORDS is a record label founded by Sean Newton, Sam Burns, and Dylan Sylvester that specializes in releasing outsider music from across the Canadian prairies. The label was created so that three likeminded artists could still make music together, no matter where in the world they may be.
Our vision of the collective is to have a vibrant community of artists releasing a diverse body of work through us, giving those artists the ability to control the rights to their own music, and giving them access to opportunities typically reserved for acts with the backing of a traditional record label.
Our business model is set up so that the artists we work with maintain control over the rights to their music, and also keep 100% of the revenue from record sales, streaming revenue, and shows. In exchange, we ask them for some cool bonus content, and the label is financed purely based on grants, donations, and subscription revenue from you fine folks here at Patreon.
For supporting the label and our artists with a subscription, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a small Canadian business in a sustainable way, and you also get access to a whole whack of Patreon exclusive content, ranging from new tracks that we'll be putting out monthly, to unique merch, to audio interviews with bands on the label.
The pledge that you make then goes towards upkeep for the label, marketing efforts, and recording and promotional costs for all of the formal releases on the label. Right now, we don't have a consistent enough income from the label to spend money growing and marketing our work as much as we'd like, so hopefully with your help we can make that happen.
Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- You're paying to keep the lights on at a small record label! Thanks!

Fans
$5 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- One free digital copy of a release of your choice from our back catalog per month

- A nice lil welcome gift when you start your pledge

Fans (of ancient technologies)
$10 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- One digital + CD copy of a release of your choice from our back catalog per month

- A nice lil welcome gift when you start your pledge

THE QUICK VERSION:
We want your help to grow our record label. Our label receives 100% of it's funding from donations, subscriptions, and grants, and we never touch a cent of proceeds from the albums and EPs we release; our artists control all the rights to their own music, and all receive all the income generated from it. We think that this is the best evolution of the record label; basically serving as a service you can subscribe to in order to support the bands you love.


THE LONG VERSION:

GRADE SCHOOL RECORDS is a record label founded by Sean Newton, Sam Burns, and Dylan Sylvester that specializes in releasing outsider music from across the Canadian prairies. The label was created so that three likeminded artists could still make music together, no matter where in the world they may be.
Our vision of the collective is to have a vibrant community of artists releasing a diverse body of work through us, giving those artists the ability to control the rights to their own music, and giving them access to opportunities typically reserved for acts with the backing of a traditional record label.
Our business model is set up so that the artists we work with maintain control over the rights to their music, and also keep 100% of the revenue from record sales, streaming revenue, and shows. In exchange, we ask them for some cool bonus content, and the label is financed purely based on grants, donations, and subscription revenue from you fine folks here at Patreon.
For supporting the label and our artists with a subscription, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a small Canadian business in a sustainable way, and you also get access to a whole whack of Patreon exclusive content, ranging from new tracks that we'll be putting out monthly, to unique merch, to audio interviews with bands on the label.
The pledge that you make then goes towards upkeep for the label, marketing efforts, and recording and promotional costs for all of the formal releases on the label. Right now, we don't have a consistent enough income from the label to spend money growing and marketing our work as much as we'd like, so hopefully with your help we can make that happen.

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Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- You're paying to keep the lights on at a small record label! Thanks!

Fans
$5 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- One free digital copy of a release of your choice from our back catalog per month

- A nice lil welcome gift when you start your pledge

Fans (of ancient technologies)
$10 or more per month
- Access to all Patreon exclusive content

- One digital + CD copy of a release of your choice from our back catalog per month

- A nice lil welcome gift when you start your pledge