John Pointer

John Pointer

is creating songs, stories, and other sweet stuff!

8

patrons

$86

per creation
Hi there! If you're looking at this, first I want to thank you. You've taken the first step toward making a huge impact on the work I do, and hopefully toward making more of it together.

I've been a full-time musician for almost 30 years with tons of awards, experiences, and accolades under my belt. But none of that puts gas in the tank or food on the table. Why? Over the past 20 years we've all watched the old music industry evolve into an even less-sustainable model than before, which has left us all with a major problem: Music is now free to listen to, but it's still expensive to produce.

Did you know that Youtube is the number one place to discover music online today? That means in addition to buying all the music gear and spending years honing the related skills, unsigned artists like me have to buy and run our own video production studios, too. So that means even while the value of recorded music continues to plummet, the cost to produce and post it has risen. Luckily, there's a solution: Patronage. It's as old as humanity but today it's as accessible as your phone or computer.

I've been working with patrons just like you for over a decade to make new music, produce concerts, record professional-quality videos, and more. Even though we used to think the music "industry" was a normal business, at the end of the day musicians really just make music for people to hear and people listen to music that moves them. It's simple.

Your patronage makes all the difference. It is the most natural extension of the relationship between the people who make music and the people who love music. In a nutshell, musicians make music and your patronage makes that music *happen*. You get all sorts of exclusive stuff, but more importantly, your funding actually buys the space to create *more* of it. That's how it should work, and that's why I'm so glad we have sites like Patreon to make it easy.

With all that said, it boils down to this: I love doing this for you and I would love your support to keep doing it. I look forward to what comes next and hope you join me on the journey!
Tiers
High Five!
$5 or more per creation
You rock! Thank you for your support!
Top Ten!
$10 or more per creation
At $10 per post, you're the octane boost that makes everything run smoother and more powerfully.
Twenties a-plenty!
$20 or more per creation
At this level and above, you'll be credited as an associate producer on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, given a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area, and invited to one special concert per year for producers only. Welcome to the inner circle!
Fifty's Fantastic!
$50 or more per creation
At this level and above, you'll get credit as a producer on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area (just message me and I'll add you!), an invitation to one special concert per year for producers only, and a blue-cover copy of Benny Pointer's book, Yesterday Was Weird when it comes out!
Century
$100 or more per creation only 250 left
At this level and above, you'll get credit as an *Executive Producer* on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area (just message me and I'll add you!), an invitation to one special concert per year for producers only, and a *white-cover* copy of Benny Pointer's book, Yesterday Was Weird when it comes out! There will only be 250 of those in the world and they will all be equally collectible since they will *not* have numbers assigned to them.
Goals
8 of 50 patrons
When we reach 50 patrons, I'll share a link to download my rarest archival tracks spanning all the way back to high school!
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Hi there! If you're looking at this, first I want to thank you. You've taken the first step toward making a huge impact on the work I do, and hopefully toward making more of it together.

I've been a full-time musician for almost 30 years with tons of awards, experiences, and accolades under my belt. But none of that puts gas in the tank or food on the table. Why? Over the past 20 years we've all watched the old music industry evolve into an even less-sustainable model than before, which has left us all with a major problem: Music is now free to listen to, but it's still expensive to produce.

Did you know that Youtube is the number one place to discover music online today? That means in addition to buying all the music gear and spending years honing the related skills, unsigned artists like me have to buy and run our own video production studios, too. So that means even while the value of recorded music continues to plummet, the cost to produce and post it has risen. Luckily, there's a solution: Patronage. It's as old as humanity but today it's as accessible as your phone or computer.

I've been working with patrons just like you for over a decade to make new music, produce concerts, record professional-quality videos, and more. Even though we used to think the music "industry" was a normal business, at the end of the day musicians really just make music for people to hear and people listen to music that moves them. It's simple.

Your patronage makes all the difference. It is the most natural extension of the relationship between the people who make music and the people who love music. In a nutshell, musicians make music and your patronage makes that music *happen*. You get all sorts of exclusive stuff, but more importantly, your funding actually buys the space to create *more* of it. That's how it should work, and that's why I'm so glad we have sites like Patreon to make it easy.

With all that said, it boils down to this: I love doing this for you and I would love your support to keep doing it. I look forward to what comes next and hope you join me on the journey!

Recent posts by John Pointer

Tiers
High Five!
$5 or more per creation
You rock! Thank you for your support!
Top Ten!
$10 or more per creation
At $10 per post, you're the octane boost that makes everything run smoother and more powerfully.
Twenties a-plenty!
$20 or more per creation
At this level and above, you'll be credited as an associate producer on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, given a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area, and invited to one special concert per year for producers only. Welcome to the inner circle!
Fifty's Fantastic!
$50 or more per creation
At this level and above, you'll get credit as a producer on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area (just message me and I'll add you!), an invitation to one special concert per year for producers only, and a blue-cover copy of Benny Pointer's book, Yesterday Was Weird when it comes out!
Century
$100 or more per creation only 250 left
At this level and above, you'll get credit as an *Executive Producer* on any videos or tracks I release on Patreon, a spot on the guest list for any show I do in your area (just message me and I'll add you!), an invitation to one special concert per year for producers only, and a *white-cover* copy of Benny Pointer's book, Yesterday Was Weird when it comes out! There will only be 250 of those in the world and they will all be equally collectible since they will *not* have numbers assigned to them.