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So this site has been up and running for a couple of months now and we'd love to know what you think of it. A…
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Firstly, thanks so much for signing up to this site and trying out this brand new thing with us! You are awesome "early adopters" and…
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So while The Boxtape Community or Boxtape Membership tells you what it is, it's not very catchy or interesting! It needs a better name. Here's…
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Hello and welcome to our new community!


This is a place where you can get exclusive content, news, updates, videos and everything Boxtape as well…
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Apologies for the dramatic title but it really is very fitting for today's thoughts. I've just finished writing a piece? blog post? update? about a…
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Community Tier

Free
Bring a cup of tea and join us, everyone is welcome! You'll get - 

  • Access to our members area.
  • To have your say in exclusive polls and discussions, sometimes extra videos.
  • To lead the way in the new music industry and become a part of the Boxtape team.
  • Share and be part of how we make our music & videos.

Get access

Welcome to the Boxtape Community!

This is where you'll find exclusive content, news, videos and a place to share your voice. Be part of a growing community of fans, and proudly go where no-one in the music industry has gone before.

We are a Boxtape, a two piece Indie Folk / Dream Pop band and we want to take you with us.
Don't know who we are? Check out all the links below.
Do know who we are? Welcome to the club!

We Are Boxtape

Kat Ward - vocals, guitar, synth, cajon, bass & lyrics
Kieren Johnstone
- guitar, vocals, pocket operators & production


Testimonials

We've had our music featured on BBC Sussex and BBC 6 National Radio. They said "It's not quite Indie and it's not quite Folk but it's all the better for it!".
BBC Introducing
We asked our fans to describe our music and they said - 
"This was probably played in Ancient Rituals"
"Definite shades of Suzanne Vega"
Our Fans

FAQs

What is this?

It's a community forum (a bit like Facebook) where you can get updates and news about Boxtape, as well as be a bit more interactive and have your say. It's also a membership platform (like Patreon) but with a difference. 

How is this different?

It's Free!
Current membership platforms for musicians such as Patreon are great and work for loads of artists, Youtubers, social figures etc. They build a community and provide artists with some regular income. However, for smaller artists and creatives who don't have an already fairly sizeable established audience, making a paid only membership work is pretty hard. Not only that, not everyone is in a position to support artists they like financially and we don't think they should be excluded! The difference with our site is that we want to bring everyone along with us. Every one of you who listens to our music & watches a video, shares a post or tells your friends about us are invaluable to us as a band. We want to be able to really build a community together which is why the base level of our community is free to everyone.

Will you still be on Facebook & other social media?

We will still be using our Facebook and other socials to post updates and videos. However, over the last year or so it's been increasingly hard to actually communicate with all the people who have decided to follow our Facebook page. Organic reach on posts now is very low and even if we "sponsor" a video it still only reaches a fraction of the people who have said "yes I want to hear more from you". Email and mailing lists are a great tool, but they tend to be more of a one-way communication informing you or something, rather than being part of something together.

Where's the membership part?

On a membership site such as Patreon you have varying tiers (that people pay for, normally per month) where you offer rewards, such as exclusive content, downloads, physical merch etc. The more someone pays, the more they get essentially. The idea is to have a few paid tiers available to this community for those that would like 1, to get extra content and Boxtape goodness, or 2, would just like to support us in a different way. We won't be launching these paid tiers just yet, till we've ironed out all the potential kinks in the system. In fact, we'd like you to help us shape them and tell us what you want.