Howard Jennings has gone public! Are you a Howard Jennings Music Shareholder? This record will be by the fans, for the fans.
Are you ready to be a Howard Jennings Music Shareholder and Backer!?
So many kind folks graciously ask, "how can we help with your music?" I was looking for a way that could involve everyone and Kickstarter provided a solution. This will allow you to get as involved as you'd like with this project while funding the recording and production of my next record. I've come up with a variety of ways for you to pledge with the concept that a meaningful reward will be given to you in return. From a signed picture to a concert in your living room, I think you'll find something you like within the rewards for your pledges.
The goal is to raise a minimum of $5,900. To be honest, that won't even come close to the total cost to make and promote the record, but achieving that goal would make it possible for me to make this record. People always ask, how much does it cost to record? The answer is, it depends, but when you add up travel, production, studio time, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, and promotion, it is overwhelming to think how much it costs per song. Let's put it this way... an independent artist sells songs on iTunes for 99 cents, of which around 60 cents they see. You would need to sell around 3500 songs to break even for recording just ONE song. That's a tall task for even a signed artist these days. Being an independent artist has its pros and cons. You don't have millions of dollars and a machine backing you, but you have the freedom to take whatever path you'd like in your career. In my case, I can connect more personally with fans. Being a full-time singer/songwriter is a tough career in so many ways, but I feel so fortunate to be able to call it my job, and I owe that to all of you for your support and inspiration.
This is truly a great opportunity for us to gather (even if it's over cyberspace) and create something together. I've been writing new songs nonstop, and it's time to get them to your ears with a little help from my friends (you)! Literally, this project will not happen without your support. If we do not meet the goal, your contribution will be returned to you in full by Kickstarter. This is all or nothing so I'm going to need everyone on board! Please prepare for takeoff!!
Thank you for your continued support.
To the best word/music spreaders in the world!
Always, Howard www.howardjenningsmusic.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
Receive an advanced digital download of the record as soon as it's completed, and a signed pre-order CD in Summer 2011.
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
Receive a "Howard Jennings Music Shareholder" T-SHIRT, in addition to, ALL of the above!
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS of the new album, in addition to, ALL of the above!
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Receive 2 tickets and a backstage meet & greet with me at any one of my concerts while on tour with The Damnwells (March-April 2011), in addition to, ALL of the above!
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
PERFORM on the new album and be listed in the music credits. Musical talent optional! You can do handclaps, finger snaps... but if you really sing or play an instrument, we'll find a way to get you on there! Plus, ALL of the above!
Pledge $600 or moreYou selected
I will play a CONCERT at YOUR HOUSE (Anywhere in the US/1.5 hr concert)!. All of your guests will receive a copy of the new record and a hug if they'd like! Plus, ALL of the above EXCEPT for performing on the new album.
Pledge $750 or moreYou selected
I will write and record an original acoustic song for you or someone that you'd like to have a song written for (the song will be sent within 5-12 weeks from the end date of this project)!! Plus, ALL of the above EXCEPT for a house concert and performing on the new album.
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
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You NAME THE TITLE of THE RECORD (The title will have to be accepted by Team Hoje)! Plus, all of the above EXCEPT for a house concert and an original/personal song.
Pledge $2,500 or moreYou selected
I will play a concert at your house (Anywhere in the world!). All of your guests will receive a copy of the new record. Plus, all of the above EXCEPT an original/personal song, and naming the title of the record.
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