For the last 10 years, I've operated hate5six purely as a hobby outside of my 9-5 job working in tech. Rather than continuing to sell myself to companies in order to pursue my passion, I'm cutting to the chase and attempting to take hate5six to the next level by going full time with it.
Subscribers who support hate5six via Patreon (http://patreon.com/hate5six
) will have a variety of benefits:
- Access to new hate5six web apps I've developed and will develop in the future
- The ability to have a say in what and how content gets produced (which bands/shows to film, which bands get multiple cameras at large fests)
- When content is released
- Early access to some content
hate5six's reach has grown exponentially and everywhere I go, both digitally and in public (even at a recent tech interview), I hear from people who tell me my work with hate5six has impacted their lives. I really only need a fraction of my viewers who are willing to make small recurring donations in order for this to be sustainable.
Additionally, I am establishing something called The 8.56% Pledge. Every month, 8.56% of my income will be donated to a charity selected by viewers. hate5six has been a vehicle for social change since day one, and this pledge is a step towards that commitment.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me these last 10 years, or who simply watched and enjoyed any of the 2600+ videos I've produced. Live music has the ability to unite people in unique ways and it's humbling to see that together we've created a community that values this type of documentation.