A Soulful Folk project in Atlanta, GA by Micah Dalton.
WE HAVE MET THE GOAL OF 15K! That's right. You guys did it! Thank you endlessly for supporting me to make this record. I go into the studio on Monday of next week to get this thing going, and I'll be sending updates as the process continues. Remember, the deadline for giving is this Thursday, October 27-so please keep spreading the word. The amount raised (which is incredible) only covers the basic costs of recording not the whole slew of other necessities that surround releasing a project (website, publicist, video). So, keep encouraging people to 'Sponsor a Song' to buy their album in advance!
As silly and outrageous as the video above seems, I am enthusiastically serious about making my third studio album. I believe in these songs and that they deserve a place in your hearts, heads, and computer speakers. First, thanks to you for your continued support. I would not be here: in that suit, writing this note, or looking like a downright fool on camera without you. Second, the last 6 years of touring, writing, and selling songs have been absolutely incredible. In particular, I’ve had some great momentum in the past three years, logging many a tour date in my Honda Civic playing with a wide range of other rad, well-liked acts, getting great press from the likes of Southern Living to Paste Magazine to stinkin’ American Airlines, and helping start a great songwriting Collective with some of my friends down in Atlanta. I’ve also made a bunch of new friends and fans out west the past couple of summers in Oregon at a YoungLife camp. I’ve enjoyed my time sharing songs and getting some serious love out there.
So, I really want to continue making jams and getting them out to you. The music business is a wasteland of fierce cougars and dangerous bugs with long names and, sometimes, I think it’s too difficult to survive. But YOU can help become my brave battle partner in the wilderness. The major label is on it’s way out. Thus, I am choosing to finance my own dang album, and I want you to be a part of it. $15,000 is the minimal amount of money needed to create a competitive recording within my genre. We gotta pay engineers, mixers, masterers, players, print costs, art, and web people. I feel that this amount is doable with all the family, friends, and fans that have expressed invaluable support for me and what I do. Any money we can raise above this (let’s do it!) will pay for videos, a publicist, and really put a punch behind the release of the record. The only catch is: if I don’t raise this amount by October 27, I don’t get anything. Nada! So, tell your family, friends, karate instructors, talking dogs, coaches, and everyone else!Now, by partnering with Kickstarter and by launching the SPONSOR A SONG CAMPAIGN, I can partner with you in the coolest of ways. I’ve put together all of these pledge packages to say thank you for joining me:
-Personal Thank You Letter with customized Spotify mix
-Band House Show and BBQ (we do the buying and grilling) at your house
-A limited editon “Sponsor a Song” Print with your sponsored song (Bluesy, Acoustic Aggressive Contemplative, Bearded Indie Mellow-Dramatic, HIT)
-A limited edition ‘Sponsor a Song” T-Shirt with your sponsored song (Bluesy, Acoustic Aggressive Contemplative, Bearded Indie Mellow-Dramatic, HIT)
- Acoustic House Show
-A song co-written, produced, and mixed by Micah
Check it out: if you like my music and want to see it continue to exist for sale in the world, you can actually be a part of the success of this album. When you hear it blaring through your speakers you can say “I made this happen kind of.” If you say those types of things, of course. BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKE IT HAPPEN. So, I’m starting this recording on October 24th. I’ve enlisted an all-star cast to help bring these songs to another level. Producer Stephen Gause will be taking the helm and steering these songs into the hearts of America and the world beyond. I really, really, really believe in these songs and cannot wait for you to hear them. Remember-you're basically buying the album in advance and getting to hear it before anyone else. So, please, SPONSOR A SONG!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 1: Get a digital copy of the record 2 weeks in advance.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 2: Get a signed physical copy of the record 2 weeks in advance plus a covers EP exclusive to the SPONSOR A SONG CAMPAIGN (Choose 3 songs for Micah to cover and send your way from a list sent to you) and everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 3: Get an exclusive “Sponsor a Song’ Screen Print poster with your sponsored song (choose Bluesy, Aggressive-Acoustic Contemplative, Bearded Indie Melodrama, Hit, or Micah) plus everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 4: Get an exclusive “Sponsor a Song’ T-SHIRT with your sponsored song (choose Bluesy, Aggressive-Acoustic Contemplative, Bearded Indie Melodrama, Hit, or Micah) plus everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 5: 4 Unreleased songs, Personalized Handwritten Letter with a Spotify Mix suggestion, and everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 6: Name in the liner notes + everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 7: All my records: These are the Roots, Advancement EP, Pawn Shop, Gathered ‘Round the Greasefire and everything above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 8: A personal song written for you based on a phone call with Micah. The song will be written for you by your sponsored song (choose Bluesy, Aggressive-Acoustic Contemplative, Bearded Indie Melodrama, Hit, or Micah), performed, and recorded on video. Finally, I'll email it to you so you can post it on the web. Then, everyone can see and love you! plus SASP #8 and above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 9: VIP show package. Have your ‘SPONSOR A SONG’ song played for you LIVE in your town the next time I come through. You also make the setlist. Dinner with me and band. 2 free front row tickets to the show. Plus SASP #7 and above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE10: Come to Atlanta (travel not included) ,we write a song together, eat chicken wings on me at JR Crickets where ‘CHICKEN IS CHICKEN BUT THE WANG IS THE THANG’, and you go home with a recorded song that we wrote together. Plus SASP #7 and above.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 11: A house concert (must fit into tour dates if 180 miles outside of Atlanta). Get all of your friends together for a show where YOU make the set list. Pull together your friends and get them to pitch in for this one. Also, you can have a ‘SPONSOR A SONG’ set that is played entirely by YOUR sponsored song. CRAZY right? Plus SASP#7 and up.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDGE 12: $3,000 full band BBQ and show brought to you by Bluesy (must fit into tour schedule if outside 180 miles of Atlanta). We’ll cook and play for you and all of your friends. You just provide the sides, and we’ll provide the savory steak, chicken, or meat you so desire. Along with the songs of your choosing. Plus SASP#7 and up.Estimated delivery:
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SPONSOR A SONG PLEDG E 13: $5,000 a full out studio production of a song we write together. This will be with a top Atlanta engineer, studio players, and mixed all for you! You’ll also get a professional photoshoot to use for promoting your incredible song. Plus SASP#7 and up.Estimated delivery:
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