Lotte Kestner

Lotte Kestner

is creating music, videos, poetry, photography

18

patrons
I am Anna-Lynne (aka Lotte Kestner), welcome to my Patreon page!

I am a career musician who entered the music industry at the tail end of the major label-only era of music in Los Angeles, where all music was physical, managers and tour bookers were necessary, and home recording was rare. I've embraced the shift to social media-fueled promotion in the last decade, started my own independent label along the way, and picked up the skills to engineer and produce my own solo albums, putting out 4 albums as Lotte Kestner (and 2 albums of cover songs). They are all bedroom recordings in the literal sense.

With the release of my latest album, Off White, I took a small step back toward what used to be familiar, pressing CDs and vinyl with Saint Marie Records, shooting music videos, photo shoots, hiring Seattle's best string arranger. I was also in my old favorite studio recently recording harmonies on a friend's record and it reminded me of the excitement of the studio and what having a label budget used to afford musicians in terms of exploration and production. 

With some recent exposure from Spotify playlists, the inclusion of one of my songs on HBO's The Young Pope, and a re-release of a couple of my albums in Japan, it feels like the right time to take my music out of the bedroom at least for some of its elements, and sink a bit more money into the sound and presentation of my songs. (This is where you come in.) This includes making more music videos, performing in new cities, and incorporating permanent band members. My first band, Trespassers William, was a four-piece studio band, and my second project Ormonde was a duo that recorded in remote locations and set ourselves strict time limits to write and record our albums. Whatever is next for me, I hope to incorporate my experience from these projects. 

As mentioned in my accompanying video, I feel a desire to scale back my sharing of poetry, demos, and behind the scenes moments from Facebook and other major platforms, and reserve those things for a more intimate audience, and hope to use Patreon for that. Each month, patrons will have exclusive access to my Journal ~ at least one photo, poem, and behind the scenes video of me recording a song, shooting a music video, session work, traveling on tour, etc. Plus a brief update from me. (My first post is already up! And please feel free to contribute to the community by commenting as a patron.) Upper tiers include bonus performance videos, opportunities to make requests, hand written notes, access to preview music videos before they are released, and actual merchandise rewards. The 2 top tiers will receive my new album when it is completed (and will also receive any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime).  None of these rewards will detract me from my ultimate goal - to record a new album - but instead will actually help the process along. There are 5 tiers to pick from. If certain financial goals are hit, I will also share songs I'm working on each month with all patrons.

I am going to keep making albums and books either way, but with a decent patronage I can add more to everything I am making. So thank you!

Anna-Lynne <3

Please note, you are free to opt out at any time, although some Rewards depend on your continued contribution. 
Tiers
Bee
$5 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Bluebird
$10 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months).


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Sea Turtle
$20 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months).


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any CD, book, or vinyl from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem. For non USA, excludes vinyl. 


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Lion
$50 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months), and can add your vote for which original song you would like me to perform.


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any CD, book, or vinyl from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem (to any location).


* If you subscribe for a year or more, your name will appear in the thank yous of my next studio album and you will receive a complementary CD. You will also receive mp3s of any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime.


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Ghost
$100 or more per month
 TOP TIER


As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months), and will get first vote of which original song you would like me to perform.


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any THREE CDs, books, or vinyls from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem (to any location).


* If you subscribe for a year or more, your name will appear in the thank yous of my next studio album and you will receive a complementary copy in CD or vinyl. You will also receive mp3s of any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime.


* You will get an exclusive preview of my new album weeks before its release, first view of new music videos, and first dibs on sales of limited new merchandise items. You will be put on the guest list for any one future performance of your choice. 


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

I am Anna-Lynne (aka Lotte Kestner), welcome to my Patreon page!

I am a career musician who entered the music industry at the tail end of the major label-only era of music in Los Angeles, where all music was physical, managers and tour bookers were necessary, and home recording was rare. I've embraced the shift to social media-fueled promotion in the last decade, started my own independent label along the way, and picked up the skills to engineer and produce my own solo albums, putting out 4 albums as Lotte Kestner (and 2 albums of cover songs). They are all bedroom recordings in the literal sense.

With the release of my latest album, Off White, I took a small step back toward what used to be familiar, pressing CDs and vinyl with Saint Marie Records, shooting music videos, photo shoots, hiring Seattle's best string arranger. I was also in my old favorite studio recently recording harmonies on a friend's record and it reminded me of the excitement of the studio and what having a label budget used to afford musicians in terms of exploration and production. 

With some recent exposure from Spotify playlists, the inclusion of one of my songs on HBO's The Young Pope, and a re-release of a couple of my albums in Japan, it feels like the right time to take my music out of the bedroom at least for some of its elements, and sink a bit more money into the sound and presentation of my songs. (This is where you come in.) This includes making more music videos, performing in new cities, and incorporating permanent band members. My first band, Trespassers William, was a four-piece studio band, and my second project Ormonde was a duo that recorded in remote locations and set ourselves strict time limits to write and record our albums. Whatever is next for me, I hope to incorporate my experience from these projects. 

As mentioned in my accompanying video, I feel a desire to scale back my sharing of poetry, demos, and behind the scenes moments from Facebook and other major platforms, and reserve those things for a more intimate audience, and hope to use Patreon for that. Each month, patrons will have exclusive access to my Journal ~ at least one photo, poem, and behind the scenes video of me recording a song, shooting a music video, session work, traveling on tour, etc. Plus a brief update from me. (My first post is already up! And please feel free to contribute to the community by commenting as a patron.) Upper tiers include bonus performance videos, opportunities to make requests, hand written notes, access to preview music videos before they are released, and actual merchandise rewards. The 2 top tiers will receive my new album when it is completed (and will also receive any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime).  None of these rewards will detract me from my ultimate goal - to record a new album - but instead will actually help the process along. There are 5 tiers to pick from. If certain financial goals are hit, I will also share songs I'm working on each month with all patrons.

I am going to keep making albums and books either way, but with a decent patronage I can add more to everything I am making. So thank you!

Anna-Lynne <3

Please note, you are free to opt out at any time, although some Rewards depend on your continued contribution. 

Recent posts by Lotte Kestner

Tiers
Bee
$5 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Bluebird
$10 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months).


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Sea Turtle
$20 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months).


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any CD, book, or vinyl from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem. For non USA, excludes vinyl. 


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Lion
$50 or more per month
As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months), and can add your vote for which original song you would like me to perform.


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any CD, book, or vinyl from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem (to any location).


* If you subscribe for a year or more, your name will appear in the thank yous of my next studio album and you will receive a complementary CD. You will also receive mp3s of any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime.


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.  

Ghost
$100 or more per month
 TOP TIER


As a monthly subscriber, you have access to my monthly Patreon post - at least 1 poem, 1 photo, 1 behind the scenes video, and a message about what I'm working on.


* You will also have access to 4 exclusive homemade performance videos per year (1 song every 3 months), and will get first vote of which original song you would like me to perform.


*At the end of a year, I will mail you any THREE CDs, books, or vinyls from my catalogue (currently in print) of your choice with a hand written note or poem (to any location).


* If you subscribe for a year or more, your name will appear in the thank yous of my next studio album and you will receive a complementary copy in CD or vinyl. You will also receive mp3s of any b-sides I might release on Bandcamp in the meantime.


* You will get an exclusive preview of my new album weeks before its release, first view of new music videos, and first dibs on sales of limited new merchandise items. You will be put on the guest list for any one future performance of your choice. 


Plus you are helping me to keep doing what I love for a living, writing, recording, and singing.