I've been producing electronic music for more than 25 years. Living without that creative outlet would be very difficult for me. I actually tried giving it up a couple times, and it almost destroyed me. I pretty much thrive on making music.
Music is universal therapy. We all have our own music library in our heads that takes us back through the moments that have defined our lives; our own personal "soundtrack." I love giving this gift of music to others.
I had stopped making music for several years, until late 2013. When a series of events helped me to put my life into perspective. At the time I was admitted to the hospital for depression. Soon after, my wife and I separated, and I moved into an apartment nearby, so I could be close to my three year old daughter. I then became very sick, and was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Then when it felt like things couldn’t get any worse, I was let go from my job. This all happened within a period of 3-4 months, but... Two things kept me going: time with my daughter, and getting back into making music.
Today I'm working a full time job, which helps me support the expenses of music production equipment, instruments, software, etc. (However, because of my health outside of working 8-9 hours a day, I don't have much energy to produce anything musically, especially in the last year or so. )
Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I have a really hard time asking for help. I'll give my friends anything I have, but find it very difficult to accept anyone's help. With your contribution, in any amount, I will able to dedicate more of my time to my music. I plan to return your generosity with as much content every month as I possibly can. This way I would be able to thank you, in some small way, for your generosity and your understanding of the amazing impact of music.
Patreons will have the opportunity to gain access to:
My exclusive Patreon chat groups.
Personal shout outs to my Patreon supporters.
Rare and unreleased demos, remixes, or upcoming HWF tracks.
Previously unreleased, or upcoming Multiples tracks.
Previously unreleased, or upcoming side project tracks.
Live stream feeds during my music productions.
Exclusive music hardware/software reviews.
Exclusive live stream Q and A sessions.
Exclusive synth and drum sample downloads each month.
Multiples and HWF swag.
And all kinds of cool, exclusive thing-a-ma-bobs.
I can't afford to stop working full time. Which gives me no time, or energy to produce much music. This is why I'm here now, asking for your help, which would truly be appreciated. Even one dollar a month would help me out tremendously. I hope to meet you all on my Patreon page soon.
Thank you so much!
Jesse J McClear
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