***Patreon is THE #1 best way to support me if you love my work and want me to make more of it!!!
Patreon is where I share raw original music, exclusive and early access videos, behind the scenes stuff and more!
Every Patron gets access to everything I post. YOU choose your monthly contribution amount based on your disposable income (starting as low as $3), and I promise to work my you-know-what off at all times writing, recording/filming and gigging as much as humanly possible!
My goal is to always be connecting with as many people as I can through music, which means creating a ton of content that is fun and exciting for YOU!! The money I make on Patreon gives me the freedom to do this, and will hopefully help to fund my more long term goal to record an EP. It also helps me fund essential stuff like recording equipment and music gear (strings, cables, mic stands, repairs, etc.)
All Patrons will receive my eternal thanks and love!!!
You will also have early access to videos, exclusive content and other perks including:
• One FREE Jackie Ernst Music Sticker • FREE monthly download of Jackie Ernst Music photo events calendar • Access to Patron only posts and early access posts & videos (live updates, behind the scenes of musician life, video creation, in the studio, what I'm listening to, non-music topics, etc.) • Patrons ONLY sneak peek at new original lyrics/songs in progress • First to listen to new original songs • Access to 1 Patrons ONLY show per year (2020 date TBD) • Access to 4 live streamed shows per year • Submit cover song requests for YouTube videos • Submit topic requests for non-performance related videos (vocal/guitar tips, hair dye, website or video creation, etc.) • Your name in the liner notes of my first EP
MORE ABOUT ME... I have always felt a deep connection with music. It's everything to me, and one of the best things about music is how it can bring people together even just for a moment. If you're reading this it may have even brought us together! It's a universal language. There's nothing like that feeling when you connect to a song and you just know you're not alone in the world. I spent most of my life connecting in a very emotional and what felt like a spiritual way with my musical influences, all the while with a secret wish to sing and to be able to create music that makes another person feel the way they made me feel. Since a health scare in 2017 I've been more in the Life Is Short mindset than ever before and I know nothing happens unless you make it happen. In the words of Dolly Parton, "Find out who you are and then do it on purpose!" So no more wishing, just doing...doubters be damned! I've spent the past few years working hard on my vocal technique and stage presence. I've also been writing poetry since high school and am now studying songwriting techniques, and recently started writing songs on the guitar for the first time. One of my biggest dreams of all is to record and perform my own music. With the new found confidence I have gained from the unwavering support of my husband and production manager, and the amazing encouragement from all of you I am finally "doing it on purpose" and pursuing my dreams in reality...and it is helping me to become the person I was meant to be!! It's also helped me to be a more positive role model for my teenage daughter, who wrote me a birthday letter this year that says "Mom you inspire me. You have such a flaming passion for everything you do, and those flames burn away my fear. When I think of something I want to do, and I can't get myself to start, I think of you and your drive to do what you love and let nothing stop you". I carry the letter with me now. Those words were the greatest gift and make me want to inspire others through music even more!
WHY PATREON? Patreon is a way to keep artists making music!In today's world we can pretty much get all of our content on the internet for free. So the only artists making an actual living are those 1% of people getting signed by the record labels. But even if we are lucky enough to be "discovered" that would also mean signing away basically all of your rights to your own artistry. Luckily the internet and technology have also provided artists with the tools to create and get their music out there without "The Man" exploiting and tainting our creative vision while getting the biggest piece of the pie. Unlike Kickstarter which is for creation of a single project like recording one album, Patreon is an ongoing platform that allows constant creation by the artist and ongoing content for you the supporter and music lover!