About this project
Above, listen to the demo of "Wasteland", as heard in the vid...
Hey everybody. Tim here. Welcome to my Kickstarter page. I'm currently creating my new album, and I can't do it without you.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, and was previously in Arcade Fire and Wild Light. Those experiences were tremendous. Now, I've got a new project you can help me build by donating right now.
Watch the video, check out the fun rewards you can get, and back my project so the world can hear it.
How I'll Do It:
The bulk of production will be done in New England, in and around New Hampshire. We anticipate the recording process taking about 6 months from beginning to end (demoing, tracking, mixing). There will be a month or two for sequencing, mastering, artwork/packaging design, and CD production. Overall, we are looking at an 8-10 month process.
We have budgeted $32,500 as the minimum amount of money with which we can properly accomplish this project. As a point of reference for recording costs, the record that Wild Light recorded for Columbia Records had about $100,000 spent on it, all told. This was before CD production costs, marketing, promo, touring, etc.
I will use every dollar much more efficiently than a record label could.
With this $32,500 budget. We'll get it done right, with a simple setup, skeleton crew, and full time work until it's done. I'll be thrilled, we'll make a great record, and it's infinitely better than making no record at all. But it's the minimum.The farther above target we go, the more varied and interesting album I'll be able to make.
It's just you and me. And I'd much rather answer to you.
You people believe in me enough to give me your support. This is closer to how art has always gotten made too. Michelangelo didn't sign a record deal. Patrons with means, who cared about good art getting made, made sure that worthy projects got done. Now with Kickstarter you can give $1 or $100,000. That would be an album...
Funds raised above target will open up the following additional opportunities:
1. More "Studio Art". Bigger budget means we'll be able to go into some nicer studios for certain key parts of the process, get some bang-for-the-buck out of the nicer gear, and bring in some more secondary musicians and arrangements at parts of the process.
2. Stronger launch infrastructure once record is complete so that we can not only successfully make our record, but ensure that our record is successful once it's made. This includes assembling a touring operation, booking, artwork, promo, publicity, etc. Like any other business, a professional music operation has its costs. This is an opportunity to watch this music get made, and the surrounding business be built.
Kickstarter campaigns are all-or-nothing. Let's do this together. Donate right now.
If we don't reach our goal, no pledged money changes hands, and I don't get to make a record. So let's avoid that.
Risks and challenges
My production personnel and I have all been through the record-making process many times. My basic studio crew is already in place and ready to start production on day 1. Between us there is very little that can happen in this process that we haven't already encountered and dealt with before. We plan to do things simply, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
We also have a team of music industry professionals who will be working this project from beginning to end, including management, publicity, and booking, all to ensure that this project is not only successfully completed, but is itself a success after completion.
The range of time that we have allocated for completion (8 months at least to 12 months at most) covers, in my estimate, every possible production delay or contingency that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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