Perennial (pəˈreniəl): adj
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
What are Perrennials?
Perrennials are a community of people who appreciate and have faith in my music, and want to help provide an environment where more of it can be made. I have such wonderful, caring and supportive fans. I love each and every one of you!
Contributing via a monthly subscription, Perrennials play a vital role in the development of my creative works. I will struggle without my Perrennials to record new music at a quality that brings justice to what I hear in my head, or promote it in the right way to reach enough people to make all of this sustainable.
(Curious? Register now!)
Subscriptions are pay-what-you-want with a minimum of $5/month.
Members will get:
- new low (no?) budget music video once a month (or sometimes more often)
- free advance copies of singles before their public release
- access to the subscriber-only Perrennials Forum (I’m on a huge two-year long creative streak, so this is where you can hear my latest creations way before they are ever released)
- the knowledge that the funds are going directly to recording costs or music video costs
Members who pay more than $5/month (or are long term subscribers) will get:
- the right to negotiate with me for access to more
- for example:
- a monthly singing lesson over Skype
- visit me at the recording studio or on set during filming
- guaranteed copy of the full album in its completed form
- write songs for (or with) you
- a cover of your favourite song, just for you
- and so on … you name a price, and be creative :-)
(Convinced? Jump straight to the registration form)
Why a private forum? Why not Patreon? Or Kickstarter?
I ran two successful crowdfunding campaigns for my EPs (Flesh and Oneiro). Since that time, the crowdfunding market has subtly shifted focus, and is no longer as fertile a ground for truly or fully independent music to fund more ambitious projects. Crowdfunding is no longer a novelty and has become legitimised in the eyes of the mainstream public as a way to finance artistic endeavour. As a consequence, it has become increasingly difficult for lesser-known artists to rise above the noise and get noticed.
“Crowdfunding fatigue” might sound ridiculous, but it is very much a thing as we are all bombarded on social media by friends, and friends of friends, and influencers of friends, to fund their latest campaign. I mean, even I get worn out by all the requests, and I’m a huge supporter of crowdfunding as ways and means.
“So why not Patreon?”, I hear you ask. Patreon is a great idea, don’t get me wrong, and full power to it and artists that take advantage of the service it provides. However, I no longer want to work to the requirements of a third party. I want to do things my way, and I want our interactions to be as frictionless as possible. I don’t want to agonise over different subscription levels, or tiered rewards, or be beholden to someone else’s terms and conditions.
By doing it this way, I can set an affordable and basic floor, and let everything else be open to discussion. The only thing I am beholden to is you, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
You know Perennials has just one ‘r’, right?
I asked on my Facebook artist page and Twitter what my fanbase should be called, and this was the most unbelievably perfect answer: a portmanteau of Perris and perennial. (My fans rock! Great work folks!)
How do I get on board?
Register now, and access to the Perrennials Forum and all the goodness within awaits! The Forum will only be accessible to members, and the link to the forum will only appear once you’ve logged in to the site.