Not sure who else has read the latest Patreon e-newsletter from the Patreon blog. One article in it caught my attention.
It is about Mike Doughty who is a musician using 1 reward tier.
His reward tier transforms his Patreon campaign from a crowdfunding campaign to a membership site.
It gives his backers:
1 brand new recorded song every week
1 live recording every week from any point in his career
The cost to his patrons?
$5 USD per month.
My question is one that perhaps the Patreon officials could answer. Are the songs Mike gives to his backers exclusive to Patreon? Are they available elsewhere?
It feels that many Patreon creators, myself included, fall into 1 of 2 camps when it comes to Patreon. 1) We treat it as crowdfunding offering physical and digital rewards to our backers 2) We treat it as a membership site with exclusive content.
I sort of bridge both camps by giving my backers pre-release access to new episodes of my podcast along with exclusive behind the scenes content. On top of that I add various physical and/or digital rewards depending on their reward level.
Just curious about Mr. Doughty’s setup and if the songs he puts on Patreon are exclusive? Is only 1 of them exclusive or are both or are none? etc.