This is a recording project from the singer/songwriter Alison Brook. Her songs are a ministry to the ears of those who will listen.
As you just found out if you read/watched the little clip above, I am Alison Brook and I'm a singer/songwriter. I feel God has called me to be a music missionary--a "musicianary"--so I can share about His love through the songs I write. Thus far in my career I've been involved with different singing groups, traveled, toured, and even did several musical mission trips to countries like Honduras.
Now it's time to share new songs and messages by recording a second album. Even the Bible says "sing a new song to the Lord."
MUSIC: NEW AND OLD
You probably want to know what kind musician I am before you support me. Understandable. Here is one of my favorite tracks from my last album:
The album The Heart of the Matter will consist of 10-12 songs (the final count is still in process) with topics ranging from prayer, marterydom, returning to Christ, Heaven, and love. The center of every song, and undoubtedly the album as a whole, will be Jesus. This is why I chose the title track "The Heart of the Matter." Here is a live performance:
I have been blessed with a small amount of recording equipment that I will be using to record basic tracks at home. From there I will send my tracks off to a producer and several other recording professionals who will add, polish, and produce to make the songs sound professional. I will be using CD Baby, a distribution company that makes it easy for independent artists to share music, to reproduce physical copies.
WHAT IT COSTS
$4,000 - Production
$1,300 - CD Duplication
$300 - Remaining recording equipment needed
$400 - Mastering
$300- Photos, website, design work
$200 - Shipping, odds & ends
[Any funds raised beyond the $6,500 marker will go to hiring more live musicians, touring costs, and promotion. Bottom line: all extra money will be funneled right back into my ministry.]
It's hard to give an example of the rewards listed because they have yet to be created. However, the reward for the largest donation, a house concert, can be really fun. Take a look at one I did last fall:
FROM MY HEART
God has placed within me the drive to write, sing, and record songs. Partnering with me will not only bring a little music to your ears, but will spread of the gospel a little further by bringing this music to the ears of others. Please consider a donation, large or small, to help me reach my goal in making this recording project a reality. I know there are so many things vying for your attention and your money. However, consider this... sometimes music has a way of touching people when nothing else can.
Please pray for me as I venture into this unknown world. Thank you very much!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,500 goal
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Aug 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012 (30 days)
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A happy warm feeling in your heart because you did something good.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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A digital download of "The Heart of the Matter."Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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A digital download of Alison's previous album "No Words" and a hard copy of "The Heart of the Matter" sent with a personal note of gratitude.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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A small art piece on canvas by yours truly, as well as previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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An artsy “The Heart of the Matter” T-shirt as well as previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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A YouTube performance of the song of your choice as well as previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
A song composed by myself on a subject of your choice dedicated to you and performed on YouTube as well as previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
A house concert anywhere in the continental US as well as previous rewards. [Depending on the distance the coverage of travel costs may need to be negotiated].Estimated delivery: Aug 2013