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Serj Tankian invested in Patreon… now he’s using it as an artist

From MusicAlly In July, fan-funding platform Patreon raised a $60m funding round of its own, from institutional investors but also from individuals – including musician Serj Tankian from System of a Down. Two months on, Tankian is now using Patreon as an artist: “creating music, art, films, poetry, pictures and more” as his profile explains. As is the way on Patreon, Tankian is offering fans several tiers to contribute. $3 a month gives them access to his exclusive monthly video uploads from the studio (music-recording or art) or on tour; a poetry audiobook; discounts on merchandise; and patron-only channels on his Discord forum, among other benefits. His $10-a-month tier adds in live video streams; music downloads and solo-concert recordings; archive performance videos; and ‘loop...

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Musician And Patreon Investor Serj Tankian Launches Page On Platform

From Tubefilter by Geoff Weiss In July, when Patreon announced a $60 million funding round, it touted the fact that it was the first time creators were investing in the company alongside traditional VC firms — including musician Serj Tankian and comedian Hannibal Buress. Though at the time, neither Tankian nor Buress were active on the platform. Now, that’s changed. Tankian, a singer-songwriter, poet, visual artist, and activist who is perhaps best known as the former lead singer of ’90s heavy metal brand System Of A Down, has launched his own Patreon page, which he has titled Looking In. On Patreon, Tankian will share a more intimate window into his creative endeavors and personal life, including unreleased music, art, film,...

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Serj Tankian Teams Up with Creative Armenia to Release 7 Notes Challenge

From Broadway World Grammy-Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, composer, poet and visual artist Serj Tankian has teamed up with non-profit cultural organization Creative Armenia to release 7 Notes Challenge, a compilation album highlighting some of the most notable submissions from a songwriting challenge posed to artists worldwide. The 17 song album from various artists is available now on all major streaming and download platforms across the globe. The unique experiment was originally announced back in October of 2017 with a basic premise and a $5,000 prize."The challenge is simple. You've got these seven notes that you have to start with, " explained Tankian. "Your first seven notes of your composition have to be these seven notes. You can...

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Serj Tankian, Creative Armenia Release ‘7 Notes Challenge’ Compilation Album

From Asbarez LOS ANGELES—Grammy-Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, composer, poet, and visual artist Serj Tankian has teamed up with non-profit cultural organization Creative Armenia to release “7 Notes Challenge,” a compilation album highlighting some of the most notable submissions from a songwriting challenge posed to artists worldwide. The 17 song album is now available on all major streaming, and download, platforms across the globe. The unique experiment was originally announced back in October of 2017, with a basic premise and a $5,000 prize. “The challenge is simple. You’ve got these seven notes that you have to start with, “explained Tankian. “Your first seven notes of your composition have to be these seven notes. You can make a jazz...

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System of a Down’s Serj Tankian sings Game of Thrones track “The Rains of Castamere”

From Consequence of Sound by Spencer Kaufman With Game of Thrones airing its final episode this past Sunday, the music from the beloved HBO show lives on with a new arrangement of the track “The Rains of Castamere” featuring System of a Down singer Serj Tankian. The song appears on the Season 8 soundtrack to Game of Thrones, which is out now digitally and will be released on double CD on July 19th and vinyl later this year. The music on the album was composed by Ramin Djawadi, with Tankian providing vocals on this updated version of “The Rains of Castamere” (listen below). The recorded track follows a surprise live performance of the song that Tankian gave when he joined...

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