I like music, and so do you. Please help me record my new album in Nashville in a real studio with a real producer. Thanks for looking.
This June and July, I will be in Nashville working with an award-winning producer to record my fourth album. The past three albums have relied heavily on some very talented and very generous friends. I’ve enjoyed them all. They’ve been fun to make and I really like a lot of the music. But this is the album I’ve dreamed of creating. I’ve always wanted to take some of the songs that I’ve written to someone who will hear my vision for them, catch that vision and then show me how to carry that vision even further to places I didn’t even know it could go. I think that’s what this is.
A project of this scale is not cheap. It’s not at all uncommon for artists to spend 50k to 100k or more on an album. I get to do this project for around $25,000...and even better, I have about $15,000 raised already. That’s where the 10k goal of this campaign comes in. It feels like a lot of money to me...which is why Kickstarter is such an impossibly cool tool for independent artists. They have provided a safe and secure way for hundreds of people to partner together on a project. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, which means that the funding goal ($10,000) needs to be met or I get nothing. This means that no credit cards are charged, regardless of your pledge, until the end of the campaign, and only then if the goal is reached.
So please, share this page with anyone who you think might be interested in helping us meet this goal. Share it with your friends, family, co-workers, facebook network...whatever. Take a look at the video and peruse the sweet rewards in the column to the right. I’m really eager to see how this all pans out. Thanks for looking and thanks for your help!Brian
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A digital hug and the knowledge that I am seriously grateful for your supportEstimated delivery:
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A free digital tune from the new album sent to your preferred email account and unlimited digital hugsEstimated delivery:
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You will get to vote on one of the songs that gets put on the album, plus you'll get an advanced digital release of the entire album. You'll get your hands on the new tunes about two weeks before anyone else (except me)...think of it as bragging rights.Estimated delivery:
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An advanced digital release of the new album, plus a physical copy of the album (signed, if you'd like) a week before the official release. Booyah!Estimated delivery:
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Now we're getting to the serious stuff...the advance digital copy, the signed physical copy, and a shout-out in the credits section of the album. In addition, you will be invited to a special friends and family listening party once the album is completed. Whoa Daddy...Estimated delivery:
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All of the stuff from the $100 level...and a copy of the working demos used for the album (the stripped down acoustic versions of the album songs, used for pre-production)... Ka-ZAM!Estimated delivery:
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Maestro...you get the advance copies (digital and physical) as well as a 60 minute guitar lesson. We'll work on whatever you want (heck, we could even skip the lesson and go to lunch...it's your time).Estimated delivery:
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All of the $150 level stuff, plus I will write you your very own song and record it. You will receive a digital copy of your song as well as a hard copy (CD)...happy birthday to you!Estimated delivery:
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All of the $250 stuff...plus, I will come to your house to cook you dinner and play a concert for you and your friends. Dinner is for up to 6...concert is for as many people as you can cram into your house...might want to put away the good china. We can get pretty rowdy. (concert must be booked sufficiently in advance and must be within 100 miles of Kalamazoo, MI)Estimated delivery:
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All the other stuff plus 10 extra copies of the album to give to your friends. You'll also have the opportunity to come and hang out in the studio for a day while we record. If you play your cards right, you might even get to play a tambourine on the album. (You will be responsible for getting to Nashville during one of the recording sessions)Estimated delivery:
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