Villain of the Story

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We're a metalcore / hard rock band based out of Minneapolis, MN. Assuming you already listen to & enjoy our music, we want to first of all say thank you! Really stoked to have people out there jamming our songs.

As an upcoming fully independent band we have to be honest, things get very expensive very fast. We'd love to tour more frequently and do many things we've been asked to do / would love to do.

Just to be completely transparent with you guys, here's a generalized break down of the band's current financial state. All things listed being paid by the band with money generated from merchandise / music sales from songs the band owns (includes our cut of debut album sales, not the total sales as we only receive our royalty split with Stay Sick) or by money invested from us personally with money made from our day jobs at home:

Main Expenses from 2017 (January) - 2018 (June)
Recording 'Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns' = $5,000
Music Video for 'Powerless' = $3,200
Music Video for 'Dragon Sickness' = $600
Recording the cover of 'Someday' = $350
Recording 'Too Far Gone' & 'Decay' (flights, tracking, video deposits, etc) = $4,000
Music Videos for 'Too Far Gone' & 'Decay' = $5,000
The 'Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns' Tour = $3,000
Advertising: $2,500
Merch Production: $6,000

Total Investments: $29,650

Main Income from 2017 (January) - 2018 (June)
Music Sales/Streaming: $7,700
Merch (gross income): $10,700

Total Gross Income: $18,400

Total Net Income: -$11,250

Obviously there are various minor things not listed here but this is a brief summary of our 2017-2018 year as a band from a money standpoint. Some things were also label expenses / label cuts so those weren't factored in here since we neither paid in nor made money from those things.

Essentially this is simply to show you an inside scoop of what it takes to run this band financially. There's always areas of improvement and we're not seeking sympathy or anything like that. Our goal with sharing this information is to hopefully showcase how much it means to us whenever you stream a song on Spotify or grab a shirt, as everything counts. Every band you listen to appreciates what you do for them.

So without making this too much longer, this is why we're making Patreon an option for an alternative way for listeners to support VOTS. This is just for anyone who would like to take advantage of these rewards we have available through Patreon in exchange for varying contributions. Thank you for listening to our music \m/

*An update as of 4/12/19: the band is currently $1,725 in debt. Slowly but surely making our investments back through Spotify/iTunes/merch/etc payments coming in.
Tiers
Villain
$1 or more per month

A $1/month donation will help out the band immensely. Think if we have about 30,000 fans on Facebook, if 1,000 people donated the band would be making an additional thousand dollars per month.

We could afford touring and play shows MUCH more consistently. We could create more music videos for more of our songs. There's a ton of things we could accomplish as a band if the band itself was generating more income, thus relieving the stress of us personally investing all our own cash into the band through our day jobs.

There are no perks for this Tier, but your contribution will be of great value to the band.

Super Villain
$5 or more per month

For this tier, once a month you can join an hour long live stream exclusive to Patrons only with the band.

We will make posts in here stating the date and time for the live streams.

If you're donating $5 per month, wow, thank you. This will catapult us into being able to afford touring much sooner!

Super-Mega Villain
$7 or more per month

 For this tier, once a month you can join an hour long live stream exclusive to Patrons only with the band.

We will make posts in here stating the date and time for the live streams.

+ you will be sent an email containing all the ORIGINAL demos we have for various songs. Most have no vocals.

- A Life Worth Living
- The Phantom
- Dragon Sickness
- A Message for Mr. Rascal
- Promise Me

- Powerless
- Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns
- The Dark Side
- Ashes

- Lying to Myself

- Too Far Gone

- Who I've Become

- Without You

Ultra-Mega-Awesome-Super-Insane Villain
$10 or more per month only 10 left

For this tier, once a month you can sit down with a member (or multiple members if they are available for the time you request) for an hour long personal video call.

Once a month simply message us on here and we can figure out which date and time would work best for you and we will contact you for an hour video call.

Limited to 10 people per month. If someone moves to a lower tier a spot will open up.

We're a metalcore / hard rock band based out of Minneapolis, MN. Assuming you already listen to & enjoy our music, we want to first of all say thank you! Really stoked to have people out there jamming our songs.

As an upcoming fully independent band we have to be honest, things get very expensive very fast. We'd love to tour more frequently and do many things we've been asked to do / would love to do.

Just to be completely transparent with you guys, here's a generalized break down of the band's current financial state. All things listed being paid by the band with money generated from merchandise / music sales from songs the band owns (includes our cut of debut album sales, not the total sales as we only receive our royalty split with Stay Sick) or by money invested from us personally with money made from our day jobs at home:

Main Expenses from 2017 (January) - 2018 (June)
Recording 'Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns' = $5,000
Music Video for 'Powerless' = $3,200
Music Video for 'Dragon Sickness' = $600
Recording the cover of 'Someday' = $350
Recording 'Too Far Gone' & 'Decay' (flights, tracking, video deposits, etc) = $4,000
Music Videos for 'Too Far Gone' & 'Decay' = $5,000
The 'Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns' Tour = $3,000
Advertising: $2,500
Merch Production: $6,000

Total Investments: $29,650

Main Income from 2017 (January) - 2018 (June)
Music Sales/Streaming: $7,700
Merch (gross income): $10,700

Total Gross Income: $18,400

Total Net Income: -$11,250

Obviously there are various minor things not listed here but this is a brief summary of our 2017-2018 year as a band from a money standpoint. Some things were also label expenses / label cuts so those weren't factored in here since we neither paid in nor made money from those things.

Essentially this is simply to show you an inside scoop of what it takes to run this band financially. There's always areas of improvement and we're not seeking sympathy or anything like that. Our goal with sharing this information is to hopefully showcase how much it means to us whenever you stream a song on Spotify or grab a shirt, as everything counts. Every band you listen to appreciates what you do for them.

So without making this too much longer, this is why we're making Patreon an option for an alternative way for listeners to support VOTS. This is just for anyone who would like to take advantage of these rewards we have available through Patreon in exchange for varying contributions. Thank you for listening to our music \m/

*An update as of 4/12/19: the band is currently $1,725 in debt. Slowly but surely making our investments back through Spotify/iTunes/merch/etc payments coming in.

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Tiers
Villain
$1 or more per month

A $1/month donation will help out the band immensely. Think if we have about 30,000 fans on Facebook, if 1,000 people donated the band would be making an additional thousand dollars per month.

We could afford touring and play shows MUCH more consistently. We could create more music videos for more of our songs. There's a ton of things we could accomplish as a band if the band itself was generating more income, thus relieving the stress of us personally investing all our own cash into the band through our day jobs.

There are no perks for this Tier, but your contribution will be of great value to the band.

Super Villain
$5 or more per month

For this tier, once a month you can join an hour long live stream exclusive to Patrons only with the band.

We will make posts in here stating the date and time for the live streams.

If you're donating $5 per month, wow, thank you. This will catapult us into being able to afford touring much sooner!

Super-Mega Villain
$7 or more per month

 For this tier, once a month you can join an hour long live stream exclusive to Patrons only with the band.

We will make posts in here stating the date and time for the live streams.

+ you will be sent an email containing all the ORIGINAL demos we have for various songs. Most have no vocals.

- A Life Worth Living
- The Phantom
- Dragon Sickness
- A Message for Mr. Rascal
- Promise Me

- Powerless
- Wrapped in Vines, Covered in Thorns
- The Dark Side
- Ashes

- Lying to Myself

- Too Far Gone

- Who I've Become

- Without You

Ultra-Mega-Awesome-Super-Insane Villain
$10 or more per month only 10 left

For this tier, once a month you can sit down with a member (or multiple members if they are available for the time you request) for an hour long personal video call.

Once a month simply message us on here and we can figure out which date and time would work best for you and we will contact you for an hour video call.

Limited to 10 people per month. If someone moves to a lower tier a spot will open up.