Welcome Dear friends to my first Kickstarter
This is a big step for me and I am excited to invite you to take part in helping me create my next record. I've spent 7 years writing and preparing to make a new body of work, and in that time I became a mom of 2 beautiful boys, played a whole lot of gigs and spent a good amount of time dreaming up this project. I’m proud to say I have an incredible team and I know we are going to make something qualitative. With the songs already written, the band and production in place, all we need is your support to bring this to life. Thank you for taking the time to contribute and team up with us!
I’ve been recording music for over a decade, including several EP’s and 1 full length record released in 2011. I write a whole lotta songs…sorting through them to find the very best ones is no easy task; but I’m sure you’ll appreciate this record once it’s released. I have an incredible band made up of some serious players ( honestly, sometimes I have to pinch myself) and we are going to make the warmest, comfiest, downright tastiest record we possibly can.
Kickstarter, what is it and why?
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that allows people to help fund creative endeavors and projects. It’s different from others in that you must COMPLETELY reach your goal or you get NOTHING. This way, all the incentives can be fulfilled and we don’t come up short in funding. These days as an independent artist, it is important to create a tribe of people who support and share your art. This is done through actions as simple as pre-ordering your copy of the record, or choosing from one of the other rewards available. Kickstarter is a great platform to achieve these goals. I’m excited for you to witness this project unfold through regular updates. All the orders and finances are dealt with through one site. This makes things a lot more transparent for everyone. YOU get to say ‘I HELPED MAKE THIS RECORD’. YOU get to be proud of it and know you played a very important part of bringing it to life!
Making of the Record
Making a record costs money and there are a lot of moving parts…
-production and engineering.
-Top notch musicians.
-duplication costs (cd/vinyl).
-Merchandise to fulfill incentives (T-shirts, prints, etc).
- shipping costs.
*** There is also a percentage for using kickstater payed off the top, as well as a tax estimated into the overall sum. So you see, it adds up, and we couldn’t do it without you.
This is where we get to give back to you! Please check out all the amazing rewards in the pledges area, some include…
- Pre release download and copy of the record.
- Limited and numbered Vinyl.
- Rheanna Downey super cool screeprinted tote
- Exclusive art prints by Rheanna (with lyrical lines quoted).
- Personalized song written just for you.
- Pre-release exclusive show (limited seats).
- Intimate House show for you and your peeps.
- And more…
Spread the LOVE
This campaign will run for 30 days starting August 8th, and we greatly appreciate you sharing it with your friends and family. Whether you reach your community through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, emails or good ‘ol fashion conversation, we want everyone to get the chance to join us and we appreciate you spreading the word. IT TRULY TAKES A TRIBE, and I am grateful to call you mine!
We are asking for 20,000 to get a bare bones record out, but we really would love to shoot for much, much more. If we exceed our goal, we will be able to do cool things like promote, license and distribute the record properly.
It is amazing that we live in a day and age where people can band together to see each others dreams come true while supporting the art we love. I sincerely thank you for the possibility of artistic freedom and for pouring into my craft! There is really no way to express my gratitude. YOU inspire me to make the best records I know how to!
Risks and challenges
Reaching out and asking for support is one of the scariest things I have ever done. Making records comes naturally to me; it is a Process and something I love wholeheartedly. Sometimes there are unforeseen delays, however I know that once we fund this baby, its gonna be a joy to bring this project to life. I plan to have regular updates so you ‘ll know exactly where we are at in the recording process and delivery of your AMAZING rewards.
Thank you again! Lets GIT ‘ER DONE folks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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