Hello special friends, family, and devoted fans,
An innovative idea in helping me get my music to you!
Since the age of 12 when my father gave me my first bass, my life has been deeply committed as a musician, teacher, performer, recording engineer, and producer of music. I have remained loyal and diligently true to my purpose through these years, which has lead me to the creation of the album “Miles of Eva”. For those of you who don’t know, Miles is my 13 year old son and Evaline Lena is my 9 year old daughter, living on the East Coast with their mothers. The double album consists of 22 songs, all diverse in genre, representing the best of my talent and life’s work.
The project began in the spring of 2010 in Juneau, AK, at Todd Vierra’s www.contractdrums.com , where the drums and the foundation tracks were recorded. Currently, I am laying all of the final tracks at my studio while working with Peter Ratner of www.peterratnerrecording.com , a highly qualified recording engineer who is supporting me in pre-mixing the songs. The tunes are then being sent to Eric James of http://www.phibarnmastering.co.uk , who is a specialist of audio mastering. Simultaneously the web designers Ben and Mikela from Bear Bones Design are getting the www.lovelifemusic.com website enhanced with the Milo Matthews and LoveLifeMusic Productions pages. At this point all that will be left is the CD artwork, website updates, the initial duplication of 1000 copies, and then the mass promotion.
This beloved project of mine has been 20 years in the making and I am so excited that I am at a place in my life to finally manifest its completion. What I am seeking is the funds that will pay for the above mentioned tasks, which is the purpose of this letter. In my life I have chosen to do the best to live my truth and express myself as authentically as possible when it comes to my music, which I believe at the deepest level, is my gift to the world and my life’s purpose. In return I have received acknowledgement, appreciation, love, and of course material rewards, which I am deeply grateful for. Just recently I was told about Kickstarter, a company which helps artists and small businesses attain their dreams by coordinating and administering the contributions of those interested in helping artist and business ventures continue to create. Finishing this project requires at least $6000 which would help pay for all of the above mentioned. With your support, I can get this music into your hands, and be able to continue building my artistic dreams providing me the means to give back to my family and community.
Side notes: It has been an amazing adventure creating the reality of LoveLifeMusic Productions over the last three years. Since the creation of the recording studio, I have had the privilege to work with many local Homer artists to include Sally Wills, Reuben Cash, Katie Emerick, LoveLifeMusic, plus many more, assisting them in recording and producing their singer/songwriter musical projects. LoveLifeMusic Productions also released the Alaskan Women Singer/Songwriters for Peace in the spring of 2010 which is a compilation album that benefits the South Peninsula Haven House in Homer, AK.
If you would like to mix up your pledge from my reward offers, please let me know and we can work something out.....
Much Love and Blessings and Gratitude, Milo
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