Young Voices / Big Sounds Album 2017
Young Voices / Big Sounds Album 2017
Young Voices / Big Sounds is making an album of original songs, written by talented NYC youth, and recorded in professional studios
Young Voices / Big Sounds is making an album of original songs, written by talented NYC youth, and recorded in professional studios Read more
We are YoungVoices/BigSounds.
YVBS is a music organization dedicated to providing dynamic instruction and opportunity to young people in New York City and beyond. Since our founding in 2010, we've worked with over 3500 young people, ages 4-22, through partnerships with 20+ schools, organizations, foundations, and companies.
Beyond partnerships, we’ve evolved into a collective of young voices who love making music, and who strive to perform and record music in new ways and for bigger audiences.
We’ve written over 40 original songs, and are composing new hits as you read this.
In 2017, YoungVoices will create our first album of original music. The songs will be
and you can be a part of it.
Your tax-deductible contribution will pay for the equipment, studio time, and expertise (producing, engineering, mixing, mastering, etc.) needed to bring the album to life. If we really CRUSH this crowdfunding campaign, funds will additionally pay for music videos and an album release concert at a New York City theater.
In return for your investment, you’ll receive custom rewards like t-shirts, posters, music lessons, personalized videos, and concerts in your living room (or wherever else you choose). Most importantly, you’ll receive the music we’ve created, and in this you’ll be receiving our energy, our passion, our creativity, and our hopes and dreams.
Contribute to the YVBS 2017 Album, and then follow us on social media to see the magic behind the music.
The Young Voices Album 2017 project will culminate in a CD and digital stream/download of incredible music, written by members of YoungVoices/BigSounds, recorded at professional NYC studios, and funded by YOU!
Step 1: “Mini Studio” @ YVBS Partner Sites
We’ll create portable “mini studios” at 4 YVBS sites, complete with the fundamental equipment needed for basic recording and music production (interface, mic, headphones, USB keyboard, cables, etc.) This will allow us to take our work to another level; more technology, more creativity, more songs, more learning, more sounds.
Step 2: Recording Dates at Professional NYC Studios
We’ll have a budget for 10 full-day “lockouts” at NYC studios! The most dedicated, passionate, talented Young Voices of all ages (elementary school all the way up to College-aged alumni) will have the unforgettable experience of recording in a real studio, with a trained engineer.
Step 3: Mixing and Mastering
We’ll select the best 10-15 songs for full mix & master post-production and inclusion on final album.
Step 4: Physical Album and Digital Distribution
We’ll press 500 CD’s and prepare tracks for distribution on iTunes, Bandcamp, etc.
Step 5: Album Release and Fulfillment of Rewards
Additional Steps (If we exceed initial fundraising goal):
Step 6: Music Videos
We’ll work with NYC production companies Resonant Pictures and SpinTheVerb Productions to create stylized music videos for 2-3 of the best tracks from the album
Step 7: Album Release Concert
Backers will sit front row at an Album Release Concert at a beautiful NYC theater
Risks and challenges
Our timeline goals:
- January 2017: Successfully achieve or exceed Kickstarter funding goal
- February 2017: Begin Recording Album
- June 2017: Complete and Release Album
- Summer 2017: Fulfill Rewards (certain rewards can be fulfilled earlier)
- Fall 2017: Album Release Concert
We'll do everything in our power to stick to this timeline, and are confident we will.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (34 days)