First of all I want to thank you all for helping us reach 25K and then 30! Now 35!!!!! THANK YOU !!!! I AM THRILLED, excited and just over the moon!!!! We are SO close 40. Either way I'm making this record now, but 40k will give me the money to go beyond just selling it out of the back of my van.
While I did not get a record deal on The Voice, I still believe that my dream will come true, and YOU have a big part in it. Please join team #IBelieveICan and help us reach $40,000. I will put on a FREE ALL REQUEST CONCERT if we reach 40K. WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOON JUNE 17th, SO PLEASE BECOME A BACKER TODAY! (concert will be live streaming so all my backers can watch from their own home and live chat with me)
The Money: $50,000 (I am working hard and saving hard to put in at least 10K of my own money, because I believe in these songs so much)
Recording cost- $10,000 include a studio, engineer, producer, and hiring musicians
The physical CD - $5,000 includes album photography, artwork, graphic design and pressing
Digital media - $5,000- Photography, a music video, and a new website that features the new album
Publicity- $20,000- this is crazy expensive! but it's THE ONLY WAY TO GET ON RADIO, TV & IN PRINT. Includes hiring a publicist and radio promoter to work the record and it's release. (this is how you get the buzz going, and it the most crucial element to succeeding)
Tour support- $10,000 - The "Vantasy" is getting old, I gotta get a new one, and being on the road cost $$$ Gas, Hotels, paying players, if you guys can get us to $40,000, I can put in the rest and get back on the road and come meet to you!
My story: I’m finally making the record I came to Nashville to make. It's a record that took a decade of living to write. It’s finally “My Turn”. These songs are so special to me. They are the story of my life, the struggles and heartaches of living, trying to make ends meet, trying to catch a break, and dreaming in unfair world. I want to share these songs with you. I want you to hear me, I want you to know that you are understood.
I moved to Nashville in 2012. I had spent seven years on the road with my band “Sarah and the Tall Boys”. We logged 250,000 miles on my van playing every festival, beer joint, bar and honky tonk that would have us.
When I got here, I had made the decision to go solo. Ian, my husband and guitar player and I stopped booking shows, got day jobs and wrote. We wrote every single day and we wrote the best material that I have ever penned.
I was ready to make the record but just needed the money, so the two of us started working two jobs each hoping to save enough to get into a studio and make it.
But then, “The Voice” called….
I’m back in Nashville and so incredibly grateful for the experience I had on the show. But that is over now and unfortunately being on The Voice meant giving up our day jobs and getting by on a small stipend from the show. So now we are out of money and out of jobs, but we do have one really incredible album on our hands and we need your help to make it happen!
Making a record in Nashville costs a lot of money. The producer costs money, the studio costs money, the musicians cost money. Then you have to manufacture it, you have to pay for good graphics, design and packaging. After that comes the promotion, which is the most expensive part! There are photo shoots, videos, radio promotion, and marketing.
If you’ve followed me on the show or found me while I was logging all those miles, you know one thing about me. I don’t give anything half my time. And I’m certainly not going to half ass this record. It deserves better.
I hope you’ll find a level that works with your budget or you find something that you really want. If nothing else, I promise you about an hour of music that is funny heartbreaking, inspirational and honest.
Thank you Sarah
Risks and challenges
As it says in the description of this Kickstarter campaign, I don’t half ass anything.
My plan is to have this record done and ready to ship to my Kickstarter contributors in December of this year. However, I will not do this thing unless I do it right. There may be scheduling issues with the producer or musicians or there may be delays with artwork and packaging. Or we might just not have time to do fit every element in to get it out by December.
If that is the case, I will be keeping my supporters informed of the process and aware of any delays. We don’t anticipate any but if there are, it is only because I want the very best possible final product to deliver to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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