Launching my first solo record, promotional campaign and regional tour through the WHOA Label in November and I really need your help.
Help Dean Johanesen release his CD and launch his solo career with the WHOA Label
Amazing things are in the works for my music. I have recently signed on with the independent music label called WHOA Label / WHOA Records and I am extremely excited about what is in store this next year.
WHOA stands for Whats Happening with Original Artists and WHOA is also an internet radio station and magazine that promotes independent music and art. You can visit the web site to find out more about this great media outlet here: www.whoamagazineonline.com.
I met Anthony "Train" Caruso, the CEO of WHOA, at a solo show a couple of months ago and he seemed to really take a liking to my music. After a couple of weeks of coming out to see me play and a spot or two on the radio show, WHOA label offered me a deal to help release a solo record through their label.
I have been working hard for a number of years now to carve out a solid career in music on a full time basis. I have taken every gig I can get and I've been involved with several music groups as well as teaching music to pre-school aged children. All in an effort to make a living through music.
I have been responsible for bookings, press releases, calendar updates, event pages, writing songs, recording, basically wearing all the hats, so to speak on top of practicing, performing and supporting the family.
HOW WHOA WILL HELP ME
With this new opportunity through WHOA, I will be able to focus my attention on my music and have the ability to reach a much wider audience with their support. WHOA records will be helping me with the release of this CD as well as a follow up record, distribution, air play throughout 126 countries, a magazine feature for the release in November, a PR campaign through Working Brilliantly PR for press and radio air play as well bookings for a regional tour in support of the new CD.
All of this will be done in a "working smarter not harder" approach business-wise which is a necessity to everyone involved for keeping finances down. This is after all, an independent label.
WHAT YOUR DONATIONS WILL HELP ME WITH
The money raised through this Kickstarter Campaign will help me with CD duplication and promotional products. I will be using some of the funds to recoup a portion of the finances spent recording the record. Finally, your support will help me finish mixing and mastering the music as well as pay for design, artwork and photography costs. All of this in an effort to meet the deadline for WHOA and the Working Brilliantly PR firm so they can release and promote the new CD.
Take a look at the rewards listed to the right of your screen here. With different dollar amounts pledged to the Campaign you will receive a reward or thank you package for what you are able to contribute. Any amount from $1 on up will be a huge help for me so whatever fits your budget and makes sense for you will be the best gift you can offer to help me with this amazing opportunity.
I thank you for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter Page. Any amount you can pledge to this campaign to help me with the release of the new CD through the WHOA label and the launch of my solo career will be very sincerely appreciated.
With Love and gratitude,
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The risks and challenges that come with my project are sort of taken care of with the success of the over all Kickstarter fund raiser if I reach my goal.
The work behind getting the CD together is pretty much done except for the final mix / master payments and getting the duplication / replication process started.
The art work for the disc is in the works and with that, design work on T-shirts, Coffee Mugs and the promotional flyer with the QR code will follow suit. The PR company is working up my web page for the QR and bonus track now.
Photography and video fees have been budgeted in to this fund drive as well.
For some of the unique packages, such as the Paparazzi package, the Birthday Package and the Devil in The Details recording journal package, I will be putting those together over the time of the campaign and hopefully personalizing it to the folks that may contribute to receive those rewards.
For the performances that come with some of the packages scheduling will be a concern, but I am working closely with the booking agent from the WHOA Label to insure I will have opportunities to book those events for supporters who are kind enough to take part in and contribute for those rewards.
I will continue to work hard, and in all reality, even harder and with more focus in the coming months to overcome all of these challenges with the same work ethic I have applied to my music career thus far.
I think that is what makes me most able to overcome any concerns I may have at fulfilling my obligation to the great family, friends and fans who support what I do.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 1, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
INSTANT KARMA No gift here, but a sincere thank you for your support. Every little bit helps out and is greatly appreciated.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $15 or more
YOU HEAR IT FIRST For a $15 dollar pledge I will send you a digital advanced copy of the new solo CD.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $25 or more
LET'S GET PHYSICAL AND YOU GET IT FIRST For a $25 pledge I will send you a physical copy of the new solo CD signed and in advance of the actual release.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $50 or more
YOU GOT YOUR MUSIC IN MY COFFEE- YOU GOT YOUR COFFEE IN MY MUSIC For $50.00 receive a signed physical copy of the solo CD along with a Dean Johanesen coffee mug.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
TURN ME ON AND WEAR ME OUT...NASTY!...IT'S A CD AND SHIRT COMBO...SHEESH! $100 gets you a physical signed copy of the new solo CD plus a Dean Johanesen T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $150 or more
SECRET CODE SOCIETY MEMBER...ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING IT. QR! For $150 receive a signed copy of the CD, a T-shirt and a signed promo flyer that will have a QR code on it for you to scan and get to a web page with an unreleased song.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $175 or more
GET IT IN WRITING - PICK ANY SONG FROM THE CD AND I WILL TYPE & HAND WRITE THE LYRICS OUT FOR YOU WITH A NOTE ABOUT THE SONG AND IT'S MEANING For $175.00 a copy of the CD signed, a T-Shirt, promo flyer signed with QR code and a typed hand written lyric sheet of any song you want with a note about the songs meaning. The typed lyrics will be from the Royal Typewriter used in the photo & video shoot for the new CD and Kickstarter video.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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JUST A SHOW PLEASE 2 hour show at your house for you and your friends. (Tampa Bay Residents Only). Scheduled performance in the 2013 calendar as schedule permits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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INSTRUMENTAL RUMBA & GYPSY JAZZ PERFORMANCE - 2 hour show at your house or a venue of your choice of instrumental Rumba and Gypsy Jazz. Throw a Spanish themed dinner party or just a get together where you live I will perform a solo instrumental show with Latin rumba and gypsy jazz songs for your event. (Tampa Bay Residents Only). Scheduled performance in the 2013 calendar as schedule permits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $250 or more
BUT SOFT, WHAT SONG FROM YONDER TROUBADOUR For $250 receive a signed CD, a T-shirt, a signed promo flyer with QR code, a typed and hand written lyric sheet from the CD and I will personally serenade you or a friend of your choice with one of my songs at a place of your choice in the Tampa Bay Area of FL. Scheduled performance in the 2013 calendar as schedule permits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $350 or more
LAND SHARK...CANDY GRAM...IT'S ME, I AM HERE TO PLAY A SHOW FOR YOU. OPEN THE POD BAY DOOR HAL!! For $350 receive a signed CD, a T-shirt, a signed promo flyer with QR code, a hand written and typed lyric sheet from the CD and a solo acoustic show at your house or venue of your choice. (Tampa Bay Residents Only). Scheduled performance in the 2013 calendar as schedule permits.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $500 or more
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THE DEVILS IN THE DETAILS. This package is for the folks who like a behind the scenes glimpse into the recording process. I will have a journal put together for whoever funds this reward package. The journal will include track listings of tunes I had in mind to record along with notes on tempos, what kind of instruments we used on the record and pictures to go with the instruments as well as what song we used the instruments for. Info on Mics, guitars and the basic recording gear we used as well as notes about what songs we tracked during certain sessions and the approach we took and where the inspiration behind that approach came from. ALSO, a signed CD, a T-shirt, a signed promo flyer with QR code, a hand written and typed lyric sheet from the CD.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
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YOU SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY…WELL THIS IS YOUR BIRTHDAY SONG...AND SHOW For a $1,000 pledge receive a signed CD, a T-shirt, a signed promo flyer with QR code, a hand written and typed lyric sheet from the CD AND a solo acoustic show at your house or venue of your choice (Tampa Bay Residents Only) AS A BIRTHDAY SHOW along with a personalized recorded copy of an original birthday song I wrote that I will record to you specifically for this package. I will perform this tune at your show for you as well. Scheduled performance within the 2013 calendar as schedule permits. I will try to work it into the month of your birthday and possibly the the day if the schedule permits. LIMITED OFFER for this package to record your version of my Birthday song with your name and have a copy for you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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PAPARZZI PACKAGE For a $1,000 pledge receive a signed CD, a T-shirt, a signed promo flyer with QR code, a hand written and typed lyric sheet from the CD and a solo acoustic show at your house or venue of your choice. (Tampa Bay residents only, Scheduled performance in the 2013 calendar as schedule permits.). AND, I will give you the old camera I have from the pictures in the photo and video shoot for the new record along with a photo album containing unreleased pictures from the photo shoot we did for the solo CD. I only have the one camera so this is a limited offering. The camera is a Mamiya C3 camera. Not sure if it works, just love the camera and it was a present from a family member that knew I liked old stuff like this, so this is a special deal.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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THE WHOLE SHEBANG, THE WHOLE PACKAGE, WITH A SHOW ANYWHERE IN THE US FOR YOU, AS WELL AS 2 UNRELEASED TRACKS, PHOTO ALBUM AND PERSONALIZED BIRTHDAY SONG. Good...no...GREAT Karma, physical signed copy of the CD, Coffee mug, T-shirt, signed promo QR code flyer, typed and hand written lyric sheet to a song of your choice and a solo acoustic show at your house (anywhere in the US, within the 2013 calendar, lodging provided by show host if possible) With this package if you want a personalized Birthday song recorded for you I will do that. I will also put together some unreleased pictures from our photo shoot and make you a personal photo album of the pictures you choose from the shoot. Finally, receive 2 unreleased songs from the solo recording sessions that did not make it onto the solo record.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013