From Sam: For less than the cost of a download on the new album, you can become a monthly BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL PATRON. That’s right! Be a patron of my art. If you enjoy my music, want to ensure I can afford to keep creating, and would enjoy exclusive unreleased new music, then please join today.
Your monthly support goes towards paying the band, studio costs, plane tickets, photo shoots, repairing gear, etc. And I can dedicate more time to writing and recording. You can be part of the ongoing creation of my music.
A patron wrote -- “Your art is worth way MORE than money, but money is kinda the only way to applaud good art. Make more - I'm a fan.”
What do you get when you join?
As a BlackTapePatron, you can instantly download/stream 9 catalog releases, access all new music I release, plus listen to exclusive patron-only material. There’s a fan community where I post thoughts, and you share your impressions and suggestions. We discuss songs in progress, lyrical ideas, musings on life, photos, stories and more.
Realizing it is expensive to be an artist, my patrons joined together to assist me in creating the sounds and visuals they love. A major part of my expense is the time I take away from Projekt-work that could be earning income. With your funding I can dedicate more time to writing and recording new music, as I downsize the time I spend at “the day job.”
How do I bring in income as an artist? (1) BlackTapePatrons’ patronage is part of my lifeblood as a creator. This monthly contribution is separate from (2) Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns, which fund the manufacturing of the albums and associated bonus merchandise. (3) The third (and smallest) pillar of income is the royalties from album and download sales. The record industry has changed so much over the years, with “sales” shrinking as more people chose to stream.
By becoming a patron you are part of the solution for how I can continue to be a musician in this new era.
Oh, and members also get 10% off physical merchandise I sell here.
I really enjoy the connection I’ve made with my Patrons and look forward to sharing my creative journey with you. I love Bandcamp and we’re building a community together. If you have any questions before you join, message me at sr.projekt[at]gmail.com
What you get:
- All the new music we make streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.*
Exclusive access to the Black Tape For A Blue Girl fan community.
These back-catalog and supporter-only releases:
the gesture of history (preOrder) (name your price) Sam Rosenthal with Nick Shadow and Steve Roach
Exclusive Sam's guide vocals (touch)
Exclusive Rehearsal 11-2-99
Exclusive Ashes in the brittle air (the unreleased first version) (unmastered)
To touch the milky way
Exclusive Some new old guitar-based songs
Knock Three Times (2010 live with Nicki Jaine)
Exclusive the stars FREE Kickstarter preview
- A 10% discount on all our merchandise.
- The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting us in a sustainable way.
For $5/month, you get everything above.
You’re a supporterThank you!
For $10/month, you get everything above, plus:
Two additional Black Tape For A Blue Girl Bandcamp download albums of your choice. I will email you to ask which albums you'd like.
• When you're visiting Portland, I'll buy you a beer, coffee or ice cream at a cool local establishment.You’re a supporterThank you!
For $25/month, you get everything above, plus:
• Handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, delivered by mail.
• Two CDs of your choice, delivered by mail.You’re a supporterThank you!