Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 55

Thread: Anyone use Patreon?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,497

    Default Anyone use Patreon?

    While roaming around YouTube and looking for an arrangement of The Beatles' Blackbird that I'd like to learn, I saw that some of the posters had tab on Patreon, where you need to pay to access the tab.

    Fair enough, since they did the work of creating the arrangement and tab.

    But, what experiences has anyone had with Patreon? I don't recall anyone mentioning it here, but that doesn't mean that I didn't miss posts about it.

    Looking at what Wikipedia has to say, there is varied content on the site, (including "adult" content, which I personally don't care to support), and they've been hacked, leading to extortion emails from the hackers, who had passwords, email addresses, and personal data.

    I realize that any site can be hacked, and I don't need to be nervous about the world knowing that I wanted tab for Blackbird, but though it looks like there is some good stuff out there, I'm not sure about joining.

    Any experiences from anyone?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Wiltshire, UK
    Posts
    545

    Default

    I subscribe to Phil Doleman's ukulele lessons on Patreon. Seems to work well.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Elk Grove, Ca
    Posts
    163

    Default

    I subscribe to 3 different ukulele people. They all charge monthly. If you only want the one song arrangement, you should be able to sign up for the month, then cancel prior to the next month. I found they charge on a monthly basis at the beginning of the month. So if you sign up for this month, you will renew in August. Most are nominal fees.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    379

    Default

    Patreon is common on YouTube music channels even for those with tens of thousands of subscribers. Unlike food, toy and makeup blogs, ad revenue is meager for musicians to say the least. In my experience is Patreon is solid and reliable as long as you adhere to their terms.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,497

    Default

    Thanks. Sounds like it's safe enough to try.

    I found some other tabs that I'll be working on first, though, including someone else's version of Blackbird.

    Give me a day off, and I can have lots of fun listening to and looking for music. :-)
    Now, off to have lots of fun trying to play some more.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Pickering, ON, Canada
    Posts
    5,655

    Default

    I support 4 different musicians through Patreon. That is what you are doing in essence is "financially supporting them". Some give and give and give of themselves so it feels good to give back. I really appreciate access to all the tabs and lessons so paying them is no different then buying a music book.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, near the Beverly Center.
    Posts
    4,323

    Default

    I support OokTown podcast by Stuart Yoshida, $5 every time he releases a new podcast.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    259

    Default

    I have. I subscribed to Natasha Ghosh as she had a fingerpicking tab for some songs I wanted. I accidentally forgot to cancel my membership for like 3 months so I paid more than I wanted. Manage carefully!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    1,497

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I support 4 different musicians through Patreon. That is what you are doing in essence is "financially supporting them". Some give and give and give of themselves so it feels good to give back. I really appreciate access to all the tabs and lessons so paying them is no different then buying a music book.
    I definitely agree with supporting the musicians. I just wasn't familiar with Patreon. Some sites are better managed than others, and I didn't know if there would be any concern about that particular site. Sounds like it's perfectly fine to sign up, so I probably will in the future.

    Right now, I found various other things to work on, (and did pay for some of those.)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    L.A. California
    Posts
    805

    Default

    My wife and I support several musicians on Patreon.

    Its pretty cool.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •