Become a Patron

Wisconsin Music Ventures feels it is very important to 1) provide appropriate compensation for musicians hired for performances, and 2) keep performances free for the public whenever possible. 

The Wisconsin Music Ventures Patron Rewards Program

Do you feel strongly about supporting Wisconsin-based music? If you wish to support the WMV mission, please consider a monthly patronage (subscription). In exchange, we’ll give you some pretty great stuff! Click here to view our list of current patrons.

Patron Rewards

While not required, please consider committing to this monthly contribution for a full yearPatronage systems have been around for a long time… While they have been extraordinarily helpful for those working in the arts, contributions are not tax-deductible. 


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Levels named for some of Wisconsin’s lesser-known “great lakes.”

Chippewa – $10/Month

  • Receive one “I support local music” window cling  upon initial patron sign-up only
  • Name/business listed & linked on WMV Patron Page as a Supporter
  • Receive a monthly e-mail update including a WMV patron playlist, special insider update, and your event invite information for the month
  • Opportunity to ask WMV for live musician referrals for events, as needed
  • Invite to our Brilliance 360 “Sunday Night Socials” online (along with musicians and venue partners), 8:00 – 9:00 PM on the third Sunday of the month
  • Invite to our Community Talks events, online on the first Wednesday of the month
  • Special offers as they happen, through our #VentureThis giveaways keep an eye out on social media and e-news!

Castle Rock – $25/Month

  • Receive one WMV T-shirt upon initial patron sign-up only; T-shirts are distributed twice a year – each November and May and are given to first-year members only
  • Share an online promotion of your choice (from your business, or an event you’re involved with) with WMV audiences once throughout the year**
  • Opportunity to book one live music experience per year, for a personal or professional event, using a WMV musician – pending availability
  • All other patron rewards from the Chippewa Level

Petenwell – $50/Month

  • Receive two WMV T-Shirts  upon initial patron sign-up only; T-shirts are distributed twice a year – each November and May and are given to first-year members only
  • Share an online promotion of your choice (from your business, or an event you’re involved with) with WMV audiences twice throughout the year**
  • Opportunity to book up to two live music experiences per year, for personal or professional events, using WMV musicians – pending availability
  • All other patron rewards from the Castle Rock Level

Additional Info

  • Regularly occurring patron events will be available to patrons as long as their contributions are coming in. When they stop, the rewards will stop. These events will be communicated via e-mail.
  • For those higher level patrons that receive live music as a part of their rewards, you must have been a patron for four full months before booking your first event/musician with Allison – or, pay for the full year of patronage in up front in one single installment. 
  • Higher level business partnerships are also available; contact us for more info.
  • Click here for the one-time contribution option… we do appreciate tips, ourselves! 

**Online promotion of your choice is: video, web link, image, discount code, birthday announcement, events you want people to know about etc. WMV audiences include e-news, social media, message to venue partners and musicians. Patrons must have been contributing for three months, or have given a commensurate amount to three months’ patronage in order to receive these privileges.