Chez Stadium started as a performing trio; over time, the music has evolved into reclusive solo recording artist status, a place where I'm oddly more productive as a songwriter than when I was regularly playing out. Only recently did I actively take the leap into serious home recording, to better realize some of my backlog of material -- as demos, instrumentals, release-worthy songs or just sonic experiments -- at a writer's pace and without the pressure of intensive/expensive studio time. (No disrespect, some of my best friends are recording engineers!)
This subscription model is also an experiment. I've liked the idea since I signed on to Sam Phillips' Long Cut project (samphillips.com), a fascinating year-long multimedia project that supported the artist's process rather than a label's bottom line.
I invite you to join me in creating, shaping and recording new material. As a subscriber, there'll be subscription-only songs/sounds made available, free downloads of Freshman Slump and Further Ado, discounts on merchandise (huh?), news, videos, gig alerts, as well as exclusive, super-secret, insider's-only access to the evolving world of Chez Stadium. All for one affordable annual subscription fee of $20. (Yay, new strings!)
I'm diving into this without a clear road map, other than the songs I've written to date, so your suggestions, ideas and opinions are all part of the process. Deal?
Randall Payton/Chez Stadium
What you get:
- All the new music I make, streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.*
Exclusive access to the Chez Stadium fan community.
- These back-catalog releases:
- A 20% discount on all my merchandise.
- The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting me in a sustainable way.