We at Patron of the Noise love live music, and admire those bands who play for the love of music. There are so many good independent bands in Australia, and Patron of the Noise has been set up to contribute support in a small way.
Patron of the Noise is a registered not for profit with a mission to help a few indie bands put out their music on vinyl. We are small, with $5000 to start.
The deal is this – Patron of the Noise will offer bands up to $2000 upfront to press music on vinyl. If your band is chosen, you do all the work – arranging the pressing, distribution, sales etc. To be considered for the funding, just email a link to your music to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the records are pressed and ready for sale, at the end of each month we ask you to put back in half the income you’ve got from selling those records back into the fund (via Paypal) until you’ve paid back the full amount. If the band doesn’t sell enough records to pay back the full amount, then Patron of the Noise won’t be chasing the balance.
The progressive payback system is central to the survival of Patron of the Noise – and by paying it forward bands will be helping other bands record their music. Once there’s enough money back in the fund, Patron of the Noise will offer up to $2000 to the next band and of course Patron of the Noise will gratefully accept further contributions
Patron of the Noise is another avenue to support independent music in Australia. There are plenty of other ways – if you love music, buy it, see the shows, pick up the merch. We hope Patron of the Noise can help keep some bands doing what they love, and get some more records made.