This will be a six track EP of life changing pop songs. Haha. I'm really looking forward to releasing my first solo album.
"We already made our initial goal; give again to put us over the edge!"
I'm So Indie No One Has Ever Heard of Me…
…But you can change that.
A couple of years ago I had a band. It was actually signed to an small label in Nashville. We were making a record and it came out kind of country. Well, a lot country.
We got to work with lots of really great people, but the music didn't sound like what I had in my head.
I wanted to create a really amazing pop record, but they (the producer, record label, guy who brought bagels to the meetings) weren't interested in that.
I learned that committees don't make great art. So that's why I'm making the record that for years people have been asking me to make -- the one that "sounds like me."
I'm going into the best studio I know, with the best musicians I know, asking the best fans I know to help make this record happen.
What we need to make this project a success is $4500 in 45 days.
That gets the following:
- Studio time (with all the shiny buttons)
- Sound Engineer (the guy who will eventually auto tune me)
- Musicians (the kind who wear V-necks, so you know they're good)
- Mastering Engineer (the guy who makes it sound like it belongs on the radio)
- CD Duplicator (the guy who makes copies of the CD so I can get you 1 or 10)
On a more serious note, the message of this EP is one I believe in with all my heart.
What I want to say both with the music and how I'm releasing it is that you don't need Hollywood or Madison Avenue or a record label to determine your worth.
I need your help, your support, and yes, some of your hard-earned money to get the message out there.
So please, do any (or all) of the following:
- Invest generously (every dollar counts & you get cool stuff!)
- Post this page on Facebook
- Tweet this project to your followers
- Tell your friends and family (b/c you're always cooler when you know an indie artist)
FYI: YOU WON'T GET CHARGED UNTIL OCT 9TH (provided we hit our goal of $4500).
Please check back every Wednesday for fun updates and new videos.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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HIGH FIVE Anywhere I am you can redeem one high five. Meeting - you can get your high five. Stage - you can get your high five. Please do not request high fives in restrooms (that's just gross.)Estimated delivery:
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V-NECK!!! Hand made, and crafted with love. This will become a signature item later on. All the merch tables will carry v-necks, but only yours will have been made by me (and by me, I mean my wife or someone else more talented than me.) (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE)Estimated delivery:
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YOUR NAME ON THE CD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS You will see your name in shining lights (if you shine a flashlight on the CD b/c that's where you're name will be.) (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE)Estimated delivery:
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BE IN THE MUSIC VIDEO You get to come, hang out at the shoot, and actually appear in the first music video released for this record. Don't worry, being in a scene with me will naturally up your beauty by at lease 600 points (no scale specified). (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE)Estimated delivery:
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PRIVATE SHOW You get me as your own human IPod for an evening at your place. Anywhere within 2 hours of Atlanta. Please, no "Freebird" requests. (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE)Estimated delivery:
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PERSONALIZED SONG You can pick the subject of the song, the tempo, the key, the style in which I sing it. I'm partial to both Gothic Rap and Jazz. So, I can help you finish one of yours or write a whole new one. Up to you. (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE)Estimated delivery:
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PRIVATE SHOW ANYWHERE IN THE US. That's right, I'll fly anywhere in the continental US to play for you and your friends. THAT INCLUDES AIRFARE!!! That's right, you don't even have to pay for me to come out, but it'd be nice if you got me a place to crash and some Ramen. mmmm.....Ramen.Estimated delivery:
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MY GUITAR. You get my guitar. The one I wrote all of the songs on and will use to create this EP. Don't worry I won't cry to hard when I give it to you. Actually, I won't promise that. (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE.)Estimated delivery:
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SEAT AT THE GRAMMYS You read right. Once I win (b/c you and your friends are gonna buy a million copies and the people at the Grammys will be blown away by your love) you can have my +1 seat at the show. Its gonna be a great night, you should really get in on this, b/c there's only one seat up for grabs and then its gone. (if someone does give this one, I will also speak very seriously with my wife about naming our first child after you, no promises, but your name will definitely be in the pool.) (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF ABOVE.)Estimated delivery:
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