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MAJOR GIVING

Secure Weathervane Music's future as a vital asset to the independent music community.  

The Role of Major Donors 

Major contributions have made Weathervane's work possible through our decade as a non-profit organization. By supporting Weathervane Music, you can be recognized for the incredible opportunites you create for the Weathervane Community.  

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Major support level: Associate producer

Associate Producer 

Donate $350 or more per year 

You’ll be listed in the end credits alongside all other Associate Producers for all Shaking Through episodes for one year.

 
 
Associate producer benefits 

Shaking Through Wrap Parties

(First-come / first-serve) 

At the moment we finish every Shaking Through episode taping, we celebrate with the band, Weathervane crew and other members and suppoers. There are 6 Shaking Through Wrap Parties / year at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia (the studio where Shaking Through is recorded).

Private Studio Concerts

(Space is limited)

Private Studio Concerts are private parties at Miner Street Recordings, the studio where Shaking Through is produced. They happen twice per year, featuring intimate performances by many of the artists that participate in Weathervane throughout the year. 
 

Membership

(Optional)

We encourage Associate Producers to opt into Family Event Access Membership. This will give you and your loved ones access to all Weathervane Recording Workshops, Wrap Parties and other private events. This is a $250 value. (Note: Selecting membership may affect the tax-deductible amount of your donation). 
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major support level: Special Producer 

Special Producer 

Donate $1000 or more per year 

A major donor level that includes the opportunity to participate in Shaking Through recording sessions, along with your name in the end-credits with other Special Producers. 

Special Producer Benefits ($1000 + /yr)

Shaking Through Video Shoot Attendance 

(Space is limited)

Special Producers can select to experience 1 session participation window (outlined below) for every $500 of your contribution. We also encourage you to gift these opportunities to a friend or family member if you are not able to attend. They will love it!  

Shaking Through Episode End-Credits 

You’ll be listed in the end credits alongside all other Special Producers for the episodes you support. In addition, you’ll be listed in the “Thank You” credits for all remaining episodes for one year.

Membership

(Optional) 

We encourage Special Producers to opt into Family Event Access Membership. This will give you and your loved ones access to all Weathervane Recording Workshops, Wrap Parties and other private events. This is a $250 value. (Note: Selecting membership may affect the tax-deductible amount of your donation). 
 
SPECIAL PRODUCER BENEFITS (cont'D)
 

Give Memberships as "gifts" 

Included with a Special Producer contribution, you can also gift 1 Event Access membership for every $1000 of your contribution to a friend, or to any member of the community. (We can help you pick the recipient of your gift, as well.)
 
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Major Support Level: Executive Producer 

Executive Producer 

Donate $2750 or more / year 

A major donor level that includes numerous opportunities to participate in Shaking Through recording sessions, along with your name in the beginning and end-credits with other Executive Producers. 

 
Executive PRODUCER BENEFITS ($2750 + /YR) 

Shaking Through Video Shoot Attendance 

(Space is limited)

Exexutive Producers can select to experience 1 session participation window (outlined below) for every $500 of your contribution. We also encourage you to gift these opportunities to a friend or family member if you are not able to attend. They will love it! 
 

Shaking Through Episode Beginning & End-Credits 

 
You’ll be listed in the beginning and end credits alongside all other Special Producers for the episodes you support. In addition, you’ll be listed in the “Thank You” credits for all remaining episodes for one year. 

Membership

(Optional) 

 
We encourage Executive Producers to opt into Family Event Access Membership. This will give you and your loved ones access to all Weathervane Recording Workshops, Wrap Parties and other private events. This is a $250 value. (Note: Selecting membership may affect the tax-deductible amount of your donation). 
 
 
 
Executive PRODUCER BENEFITS (cont'd) 

Give Memberships as "gifts"  

Included with a Executive Producer contribution, you can also gift 1 Event Access membership for every $1000 of your contribution to a friend, or to any member of the community. (We can help you pick the recipient of your gift, as well.)
 

Founders Circle Eligibility 

Donors who contribute more than $5000 per year can opt to join The Founders Circle, a small group of our most dedicated supporters who meet throughout the year to help the Board of Directors chart opportunities for Weathervane’s financial growth.
 

Shaking Through Wrap Parties

(First-come / first-serve)

At the moment we finish every Shaking Through episode taping, we celebrate with the band, Weathervane crew and other members and suppoers. Executive Producers are invited to attend all Wrap Parties, whether you supported that episode in particular or not. There are 6 Shaking Through Wrap Parties / year at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia (the studio where Shaking Through is recorded).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BENEFITS (CONT'D)  

Private Studio Concerts

(Space is limited)

Private Studio Concerts are private parties at Miner Street Recordings, the studio where Shaking Through is produced. They happen twice per year, featuring intimate performances by many of the artists that participate in Weathervane throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to meet artists, Weathervane staff and crew, and other supporters like yourself. 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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The executive and Special producer Experience

 

 

 

"It's two days of discovery--Being around creative people, watching something being built out of nothing. If you can, do it. It's rewarding in a lot of different ways."

 

Laura Grablutz

Executive Producer

 

 

 

 

 

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For Special and Executive Producers ($1000 + /yr) 

Episode Participation Opportunites for Major Supporters

As a special thank you for your generosity, major supporters can choose to attend Shaking Through recording sessions and video shoots as "Special Producers" and "Executive Producers" (or their chosen designees). 

Episode participation windows for major supporters 

Basic Tracking 

The beginning of the recording process is a 4 - 5 hour window in which we record basic drums, bass and other foundational elements of the song we are recording. 

Overdubbing

This is the second half of the recording day, a 5 - 6 hour window in which all other elements including vocals, leads, and any other remaining finishing touches are recorded.  
 

Mixing

On day two, mixing is the 4 - 5 hour process where all tracks recorded the day before are processed and leveled for the final mix that the public will hear.   

Artist Interviews

Also on day two, while mixing takes place in the studio, we set up a second location (sometimes off-site) to interview the musicians, producers and engineers about the artist, their song and their Shaking Through experience.   

Location 

All recording sessions take place at Miner Street Recordings, the inspiring recording studio in Philadelphia where Shaking Through is produced. This incredible experience will change the way you listen to all music. 
 
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Founders Circle ($5000 + / yr) 

The Weathervane Founders Circle 

Donors who contribute more than $5000 per year can opt to join The Founders Circle, a small group of our most dedicated supporters who meet throughout the year to help the Board of Directors chart opportunities for Weathervane’s financial growth.
 

From our founders circle

 

"I am proud to support an organization that is so forward thinking. Weathervane Music is smart, always on the ball, and they match excellent ideas with great execution. As a huge music fan, I want to do everthing I can to help."

 

Michael Donahue

Founders Circle, Major Donor

 

 

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