We’ve written regularly about the activities of Shesaid·so, the community for women and gender minorities in the music industry, which was founded nearly six years ago.
Now it has announced plans to launch a new community ‘hub’ for its members, and also a Patreon campaign to raise ongoing funding to support that – including from non-members.
“With your continued support, we will be able to stay alive and independent after a 60% loss in our income due to the pandemic,” wrote founder Andreea Magdalina in a blog post.
There are several tiers for the Patreon, including a $5-a-month ‘Alice’ membership for women and gender minorities at all levels of the music industry, and a $10-a-month ‘Nina’ membership for more senior members of the industry.
There are also ‘Allies’ tiers for people outside Shesaid·so’s community who want to support it – $5 a month for individuals or $15 a month to unlock an extra ‘Alice’ membership for someone who can’t support it.
Meanwhile, companies can chip in to $50, $100, $250 or $500 a month tiers depending on their sizes, which includes ‘Alice’ membership for women and gender minorities in their firm.