Doomtree Announces Official Patreon

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Whooooooooooboy, welcome back to the second Tuesdays With Lazerbeak of this worldwide quarantine. I hope you’re all hanging in there the best you can and staying healthy at home. Sending you so much light, love, and encouragement in these crazy times. With the sudden changes to all of our lives and livelihoods, many folks have been asking what they can do to help support independent artists and musicians now that our main source of income (live show and touring revenue) has been knocked out. We’re working on a bunch of ideas to still perform live music for you from the comfort of your cozy home, but in the meantime I’d like to introduce you to the official DOOMTREE PATREON. This idea has been in the works for some time now, but with all the sudden and negative financial impacts of COVID-19 we’re rolling it out a little sooner than expected. First off though, a little check in with the crew. Here’s a friendly hello and thank you from each and every one of us in Doomtree…

And now for the pitch:

Doomtree is built on creativity, collaboration, and community. What started as a bunch of high school kids teaching each other how to make beats and raps has grown into a full-fledged small business – equal parts record label and artistic launching pad. For nearly 20 years, our business has existed to facilitate our art — and not the other way around.

As we enter our third decade of existence, we feel that it’s time for a change in the way that we do business. As you may have heard, music is now more easily accessible than ever (nice!), it is also increasingly difficult for a traditional independent record label to be financially viable (dang!). Because people are buying less physical music these days, it is getting harder and harder to fund the big, daring projects that you have come to expect from us, and that we expect from ourselves. And all of this was before COVID-19, which, by making performing and touring impossible in the foreseeable future, has taken away the main source of income for most artists.

For Doomtree to come out the other side of this pandemic and continue to be fearless and independent, we’re asking you to play a bigger part in our story than ever before. By becoming a sustaining member of Doomtree, you’ll be investing in the thing that brought us all together in the first place. All Hands, No Kings. So here’s what we’re offering in return for your support.

Introducing Tier The Best Tier. Just one tier. $10/month (but don’t let that stop you from giving more, Warren Buffett). You’ll get:

  • Access to a Patreon-only Doomtree feed where members of the crew will be posting exclusive content on a weekly basis.
  • Patreon-exclusive “I Keep the Lights On At Doomtree Records” T-shirt…because you actually do.
  • Postcard signed by the whole crew welcoming you to Tier The Best Tier.
  • A Patreon-only “TTBT” pin and patch set to rep your squad to the fullest.
  • Digital download of the entire Doomtree Records back catalog (or whatever you’re missing). Thousands of songs and albums at your fingertips.
  • Digital download of every future Doomtree Records release, delivered to you one entire week before street date. You will be the very first to hear any of our new heaters.
  • Early pre-sale access to concert tickets (assuming concerts ever happen again in our lifetime, jk).
  • Your full name engraved (ok, handwritten) on a plaque (ok, posterboard) at Doomtree HQ. When Beak is in need of inspiration at the office, he will look to your name for guidance.
  • An annual care package from the Doomtree Webstore filled with all sorts of cool shit.
  • Invite to an annual Doomtree Patreon-only holiday hang. You can come to us physically, or we’ll come to you virtually. Let’s party.

SHIPPING DETAILS: Physical packages (including t-shirt, pin, patch, and postcard) will begin shipping at the start of May once we get a feel for how many people are joining the squad.  You will receive a message asking for your t-shirt size upon joining the Doomtree Patreon.

Here’s some examples of the tight member-only merch you’ll receive when you sign up!

That’s it. If you’d like to learn more or become a member of our Patreon you can click right HERE. We’d like to sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and support. We’re very aware that funds are tight for everyone right now, so if you don’t have the resources to join up, please consider spreading the word to those that might be interested. That truly helps us just as much. Thank you for keeping the lights on over here. Team The Best Team 4 Lyfe.

And on that note, I’d like to close with a few positive affirmation videos I’ve been making for myself now that we’ve entered the second week of homeschooling. Beakfirmations, if you will. I hope they fill you with confidence and strength to keep pushing through your day-to-day. You got this!


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Day 4 No School.

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No School Day 5. This one’s for you @Dessa.

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No School Day 6. #Beakfirmations

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And if positive affirmations aren’t quite your thing, here’s some weekly #PuppyContent to hopefully bring a big smile to your face. Cheesecake Forever.


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Happy Friday. Keep on hanging in there!

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Alright, that’s it for this post. I hope you all have an awesome week. Keep hanging in there and I’ll see you next Tuesday for another round of TWL!

— Beak

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