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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New perks for patrons!

The following was posted at https://www.patreon.com/posts/15233998 :

As mentioned through the earlier poll, I was considering a change in the reward structure for patrons, such as eliminating the $3 level and changing to $1, $5, $10 and $20 levels. I was also considering leaving the structure the same, but changing the perks associated with the $3 level, since YouTube no longer permits me to monetize my channel.

You are all still more than welcome to offer your comments on this subject, but for now, I'll keep the structure as-is, and make one slight change for the $3 level.

As before, there will continue to be two different versions of the Singerreise Video Podcast. The public version will continue to be available for everyone, and broadcast everywhere I have access (mostly YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and whenever I am talking with people).

The patron-only versions of the Singerreise Video Podcast Episodes - which I've thus far been calling "ad-free" - will now be called "nag-free." But, same as before, they will have no pop-up links to other videos, no ending schpeal about how to stay in touch, no cluttering of links at the end of the video, etc.

In addition, the $3 level will now gain access to these "nag-free" Episodes as soon as I finish uploading them. This can be minutes to days before the public versions are released. Previously, this perk was only available to the $7 patrons.

In reality, it's only a minor addition. The early-access feature was originally put there because at the beginning, I was putting out two episodes per week, and I was working one episode ahead. Turns out that wasn't anywhere near sustainable. Now, most of the time, it may only be 12-24 hours in advance, if at all. But it's something!

$7 patrons will continue to receive all their other good stuff - the numerous bonus music videos, bonus audio, the deleted scenes from the interviews (which, surprisingly, very few have watched, despite these being some of my favorite moments from the interviews!), and so on.

If you have any suggestions, by all means, comment away! I'm always hungry for feedback.

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