Dave Owens is a full time independent artist/musician who will be recording his debut album...Love via Music, hopefully with YOUR support!
Isn't music amazing? It's such a powerful force in the world...
My name is Dave Owens and I am an artist...poet, and a full time independent musician. When I was a kid, I used to hide underneath my bed at night with a little radio under my pillow. I'd keep the beat to the rhythm in my heart on the wooden boards above my head...that rhythm never stopped beating. I hope that after learning more about this project, you'll decide to pledge and keep my dream alive...thank you for taking the time to check it out!
The primary focus of this project is to record my first full length album. I want to make an independent album that sounds just as great as the majors. Being "Indie" shouldn't have to mean fuzzy recordings and limited exposure of the sounds we hear in our hearts.
I was recently approached about licensing my music out to network television shows and other film projects. What stopped me? A clean, well produced album. How cool would it be to say you supported the making of an album that you're hearing on your favorite show? With YOUR support, WE can make it happen!
**If you're in the local area where I'll be recording, I'd love to have you over to the studio - regardless of how much you pledge!**
Your pledges will go directly towards recording, producing, pressing, and distributing the album. These days, getting a decent recording isn't as expensive as it once was but without the support of listeners, it doesn't get much further than the studio. Even when you're signed to a an independent label, you're still expected to front some cash to make it happen. So, why pay them to do something you can do yourself when you have the greatest people in the world who are willing to help support the art?!
Studio time, musicians, mixing, mastering, artwork, distribution (not only physical albums, but getting it out on iTunes, Amazon, etc), merchandise (posters, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc), and then there are other costs involved in getting the music into the hands of the right people....whew!
Then there are every day costs...fresh guitar strings, drum sticks, cables, renting instruments, etc. As you can already tell, these all add up VERY quickly!
**I try to use LOCAL and ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY options where possible!**
It's absolutely amazing what can be accomplished when we utilize one another for support. When I served in the US Air Force, we always accomplished more when we worked as a team - I take that same outlook when approaching the music...or anything else in life for that matter. I'll be posting updates and sharing exclusive videos and tracks with you all along the way...but be sure to join me on my sites below as well. I love staying in touch with everyone.
So, all of that being said, if you're still with me...LET'S DO THIS!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Oct 2, 2010 - Nov 6, 2010 (35 days)
Pledge $5 or more
..::SLICK SLEEVE PACKAGE::.. Free love all around! Oh, and a few digital copies of selected songs from the album and access to the exclusive pics and vids as the album is recorded!
Pledge $10 or more
..::AIRMAN PACKAGE::.. SIGNED Album and Guitar Pick delivered to your door pre-release!
Pledge $25 or more
..::AIRMAN 1ST CLASS PACKAGE::.. :SIGNED copy of the Album :: SIGNED copy of my original EP :: SIGNED T-Shirt :: Postcard personally thanking you for your contribution!
Pledge $50 or more
..::SENIOR AIRMAN PACKAGE::.. Previous awards PLUS :: Personalized T-Shirt with your name on the back (or whoever you want, since you're in charge) :: SIGNED Official Dave Owens Coffee Mug (I know how you need your coffee at this rank!)
Pledge $75 or more
..::WINGMAN PACKAGE::.. 2 Albums :: 2 Customized T-Shirts :: 2 Exclusive Kickstarter Posters :: 2 Guitar Picks :: 2 Handwritten Postcards for you and your Wingman/woman! - ALL SIGNED and in an Official Dave Owens Tote Bag!
Pledge $100 or more
..::SERGEANT/LIEUTENANT PACKAGE::.. Previous awards PLUS :: I will make an exclusive Youtube video performing a song of your choice, dedicated to YOU :: Hand written copy of the lyrics for the song of your choice :: Wingman Package (sharing is caring!) :: *PLUS* Anyone who pledges over $100 will be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the Album...and I'll give you a personal call thanking you for your pledge!
Pledge $250 or more
..::CAPTAIN PACKAGE::.. Previous awards PLUS :: An ORIGINAL PAINTING by me depicting one of the songs on the album :: I'll RECORD AN EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF A SONG OF YOUR CHOICE from the album, adding an intro where I'll thank you for your contribution! :: We'll set up a live video chat/performance through Skype - I can schedule this for you all outside the US as well!
Pledge $500 or more
..::COLONEL/SENIOR SERGEANT PACKAGE::.. At this level, your getting LIFETIME GUEST LIST privileges :: HAND WRITTEN BOOK of lyrics - not only from the songs on the album but also selected poetry from my collections :: LIVE PERFORMANCE in your living room..if you're not within driving distance, we'll work it out when I come through on tour!
Pledge $1,000 or more
..::GENERAL/CHIEF PACKAGE::.. For this amount, you'll not only get everything above but I'll also dedicate the album to YOU by name! When I come to your town, I'll dedicate the show to YOU and give you a guest spot right on stage with us as we perform! We'll go out for a meal in YOUR honor and you will have LIFETIME BACKSTAGE ACCESS!
Pledge $2,500 or more
..::PRESIDENTIAL PACKAGE::.. I will fly to you - anywhere in the Continental US or Canada and perform for you and your friends, we'll record the performance and release it officially in your honor with everyone in attendance getting a copy once it's completed :: If you are located outside the US/Canada, contact me and we'll try to work something out! :: ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS ALBUM WILL GO TO A CHARITY WE'LL DECIDE ON - FOR THE LIFETIME OF ITS RELEASE!