As a parent, I want my boy Julian to grow up in a better world than the one the previous generation grew up in. The only way to teach him and show him is to lead by example. So here I am, taking a leap of faith by doing my first Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $10,000 for my "Calling On You" album.
My name is Anthony Fedorov. I'm a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm excited to welcome you to my Kickstarter page! Some of you may remember me from the 4th Season of American Idol where I placed in the top 4. Some of you may know me from musical theatre. And some of you are meeting for the first time.
This collection of songs that I would like to record and release have been inspired by some of the current events from this past year. With so much craziness going on in the world I feel like it's my responsibility to put out something positive that hopefully will help some people heal and bring people together.
I've been seeing a lot of fear and uncertainty rising in our country and the rest of the world, and it's been weighing heavily on my heart. For some reason, it feels like the ugly side history is coming back all over again.
My main purpose for this album is to speak out against racism, bigotry, sexism, separatism, basically any form of discrimination. With this album I want to celebrate our beautiful diversity, promote universal love and acceptance, and give hope and strength to those that need it.
I strongly believe that we are born good and pure. Hatred is something that is taught and passed on from generation to generation. So if my album can help even one person feel more hopeful and stronger than before, more loving and accepting, then I've succeeded with my purpose.
I am TRULY grateful to have you guys be a part of this journey. This is not just about me or my family. This is about ALL OF US!!!!! Let's make this world a better place through the power of music.
- Stretch Goal #1- $12,500: This amount, which would factor in the Kickstarter fees and the reward fulfillments would allow me to add an extra song to the album.
- Stretch Goal #2 - $15,000: This amount, which would also factor in the Kickstarter fees and the reward fulfillments, would allow me to accomplish my ultimate dream and goal for this project, which is to do full album of 8-10 songs.
- Stretch Goal #3 - $18,000: By reaching this goal I will be able to shoot full on music video for one of the songs. Stories are always better told through a cinematic experience. I would love the opportunity to bring that experience to life.
- Stretch Goal #4 - $25,000: If we hit the $25K mark, (I might pee just a little) I will be able to put together a publicity team to help me promote this album and push even further to new listeners. I may even be able to shoot another music video.
Risks and challenges
The risk with doing a Kickstarter campaign is that I will have only 30 days to raise the full amount of at least $10,000 or this project doesn't happen. KICKSTARTER is ALL OR NOTHING!
The fun challenge will be to get into the studio 3rd week of January and produce the songs in a time frame of about 2-3 weeks, so I can get the music out to everyone and make sure I deliver on all the music reward fulfillments. I'm definitely up to the challenge! With your support this challenge will be possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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