The VGMbassy

is creating a community-driven video game music podcast.

14

patrons

$58

per month
"Welcome to The VGMbassy!" With these words in mind, I started a new journey into podcasting. After 4 years with a cohost by my side on VGM podcast PixelTunes Radio, it was scary to undertake such a large project on my own. I wanted to make a show that would not only celebrate the music and the video games that we all adore, but the amazing online community of fans and content creators that gather together to enjoy it and share it with one another as well.

And with that, The VGMbassy was born. It's a space existing within the confines of our imaginations where members of the community (known as "VGMbassadors") can join me in creating podcasts that celebrate their passions. Every show will be a little bit different! On one episode we may celebrate a particular composer, on the next... songs from a particular year that was important to my guest. I aim to make each show surprising, fun, and educational.

How you can help: As a parent, husband, and homeowner, I'm not exactly wealthy. And podcasting isn't cheap! There are website hosting fees, equipment malfunctions, and paid commissions to graphic artists that create images like the wonderful header at the top of this page. Your Patreon donations will go towards making sure the podcast downloads stay up and fast, keep the website operational and current, and help me purchase audio equipment to continually increase the quality of the show. In return, Patreon subscribers will receive bonuses for their contributions, and a special thank you at the end of every episode.

Please check out the tiers on the side of the page and consider subscribing to one! Your assistance will be appreciated immensely, and you'll be earning a spot in the pantheon of VGMbassadors at the Embassy.

With Thanks and Love,

Ed Wilson
Your Prime VGMinister
Tiers
Tourist
$1 or more per month
Thanks for your donation! You'll have access to the Patreon-only Discord channel, a place on our donators page on thevgmbassy.com, and a shout-out at the end of every episode.
Includes Discord rewards
VGMissary
$3 or more per month
As a VGMissary, you'll have access to all the benefits of the lower tiers, plus a BONUS monthly podcast featuring Ed and friends talking about VGM, current hot topics in the video game industry, and recommendations for games. The show will be distributed in MP3 format through the Patreon site.
Includes Discord rewards
Audio Attaché
$5 or more per month
The Audio Attaché gets the benefits of the previous two tiers AND gets to pick a soundtrack for a Blind Listen episode! On a Blind Listen, Ed and a guest will record a show listening to an unfamiliar soundtrack for the very first time, without knowing anything about the game. Ed will work with you to make sure the soundtrack you pick isn't one he's already familiar with. This benefit can be redeemed once per year.
Includes Discord rewards
Special Agent
$10 or more per month only 5 left
The Special Agent gets the benefits of the Tourist and VGMissary tiers, AND gets to appear on a Blind Listen episode! Record a show with Ed (locally or remotely depending on your location) while listening to a surprise soundtrack! This benefit can be redeemed once per year. Must have a decent microphone, and a computer and internet connection capable of voice chat for remote recordings. You may choose to submit a Blind Listen soundtrack instead if you do not wish to appear on the show.
Includes Discord rewards
VGMbassador
$25 or more per month only 3 left
The whole shebang! Become a VGMbassador and guarantee yourself the opportunity to share your own VGM culture on an episode of The VGMbassy. Work with Ed to design the episode any way you see fit (within reason, of course!) This benefit can be redeemed once per year. You will get access to the Tourist and VGMissary benefits as well. Must have a decent microphone, and a computer and internet connection capable of voice chat for remote recordings.  You may choose to submit a Blind Listen soundtrack or a written episode concept instead if you do not wish to appear on the show. 
Includes Discord rewards
Deputy VGMinister
$50 or more per month
An extra public show! After the initial 8 weekly episodes, The VGMbassy will be a twice-monthly affair. The Deputy VGMinister tier will unlock a THIRD show (solo-hosted episode) for every month that this tier is active! You may submit one theme per year for Ed to visit on one of these shows. You will get access to the Tourist and VGMissary benefits as well. Multiple subscribers to this tier will not unlock extra monthly shows beyond the first one (meaning 3 public shows per month maximum); however they will be able to choose a theme for Ed to visit on one of those shows.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$58 of $75 per month
At $75, I will be able to purchase a mixing board to start listening to music live while recording, allowing for per-channel music breakdowns on chip-based music and dynamic volume adjustment during vocal segments. I'll also have the capital saved up to purchase VGMbassy merchandise to be used as Patreon benefits for year 2 of the show!
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"Welcome to The VGMbassy!" With these words in mind, I started a new journey into podcasting. After 4 years with a cohost by my side on VGM podcast PixelTunes Radio, it was scary to undertake such a large project on my own. I wanted to make a show that would not only celebrate the music and the video games that we all adore, but the amazing online community of fans and content creators that gather together to enjoy it and share it with one another as well.

And with that, The VGMbassy was born. It's a space existing within the confines of our imaginations where members of the community (known as "VGMbassadors") can join me in creating podcasts that celebrate their passions. Every show will be a little bit different! On one episode we may celebrate a particular composer, on the next... songs from a particular year that was important to my guest. I aim to make each show surprising, fun, and educational.

How you can help: As a parent, husband, and homeowner, I'm not exactly wealthy. And podcasting isn't cheap! There are website hosting fees, equipment malfunctions, and paid commissions to graphic artists that create images like the wonderful header at the top of this page. Your Patreon donations will go towards making sure the podcast downloads stay up and fast, keep the website operational and current, and help me purchase audio equipment to continually increase the quality of the show. In return, Patreon subscribers will receive bonuses for their contributions, and a special thank you at the end of every episode.

Please check out the tiers on the side of the page and consider subscribing to one! Your assistance will be appreciated immensely, and you'll be earning a spot in the pantheon of VGMbassadors at the Embassy.

With Thanks and Love,

Ed Wilson
Your Prime VGMinister

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Tiers
Tourist
$1 or more per month
Thanks for your donation! You'll have access to the Patreon-only Discord channel, a place on our donators page on thevgmbassy.com, and a shout-out at the end of every episode.
Includes Discord rewards
VGMissary
$3 or more per month
As a VGMissary, you'll have access to all the benefits of the lower tiers, plus a BONUS monthly podcast featuring Ed and friends talking about VGM, current hot topics in the video game industry, and recommendations for games. The show will be distributed in MP3 format through the Patreon site.
Includes Discord rewards
Audio Attaché
$5 or more per month
The Audio Attaché gets the benefits of the previous two tiers AND gets to pick a soundtrack for a Blind Listen episode! On a Blind Listen, Ed and a guest will record a show listening to an unfamiliar soundtrack for the very first time, without knowing anything about the game. Ed will work with you to make sure the soundtrack you pick isn't one he's already familiar with. This benefit can be redeemed once per year.
Includes Discord rewards
Special Agent
$10 or more per month only 5 left
The Special Agent gets the benefits of the Tourist and VGMissary tiers, AND gets to appear on a Blind Listen episode! Record a show with Ed (locally or remotely depending on your location) while listening to a surprise soundtrack! This benefit can be redeemed once per year. Must have a decent microphone, and a computer and internet connection capable of voice chat for remote recordings. You may choose to submit a Blind Listen soundtrack instead if you do not wish to appear on the show.
Includes Discord rewards
VGMbassador
$25 or more per month only 3 left
The whole shebang! Become a VGMbassador and guarantee yourself the opportunity to share your own VGM culture on an episode of The VGMbassy. Work with Ed to design the episode any way you see fit (within reason, of course!) This benefit can be redeemed once per year. You will get access to the Tourist and VGMissary benefits as well. Must have a decent microphone, and a computer and internet connection capable of voice chat for remote recordings.  You may choose to submit a Blind Listen soundtrack or a written episode concept instead if you do not wish to appear on the show. 
Includes Discord rewards
Deputy VGMinister
$50 or more per month
An extra public show! After the initial 8 weekly episodes, The VGMbassy will be a twice-monthly affair. The Deputy VGMinister tier will unlock a THIRD show (solo-hosted episode) for every month that this tier is active! You may submit one theme per year for Ed to visit on one of these shows. You will get access to the Tourist and VGMissary benefits as well. Multiple subscribers to this tier will not unlock extra monthly shows beyond the first one (meaning 3 public shows per month maximum); however they will be able to choose a theme for Ed to visit on one of those shows.
Includes Discord rewards