Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on December 4, 2013.
About this project
A warm welcome to you and your family.
As you can see from the video, the Bakers are having fun with the music, the dancing, and the fake snow machine; but silliness aside, creating high-quality music takes serious investment.
Listen to the It's a Snow Day title track here:
It's been 12 years since I released my last studio recording and I've wanted to do a new album for quite some time.
Recently, I connected with my former classmate, Randall Barlow, from the University of Miami School of Music.
Randy's had a terrific career in the music business and has offered to produce It's a Snow Day at a cost far more accessible for an independent artist like me.
It's going to sound great, but I need your help to make this happen.
Here's how Kickstarter works:
Artists set a funding goal for their independently created project. If people like the idea, then they can pledge money in exchange for a variety of rewards such as an album download or live concert DVD. (See my rewards section on the right side of the page.)
It's more than a contribution, though. As a backer, you become part of the experience by helping to bring to life the dream and vision of the artist. Your support creates the momentum for a successful campaign.
What steps are involved in making a professional recording?
For most artists, the recording process goes something like this: songwriting, demo-ing, pre-production, studio production and engineering, mixing and mastering.
How will the funds be used?
The kinds of expenses that typically go into a recording are producer fees, engineer fees, musician fees, studio and gear rental, travel costs, mixing, and mastering.
In addition, there are costs for cover design, manufacturing, distribution, publicity, promotion, music video production, editing, and tour support.
Sound like a lot? Yes, it is; it's not uncommon for an artist to spend upwards of $200,000 to create an album! That's why your pledge matters!
Our funding goal of $25,000 is modest in comparison, but it's an attainable goal that will allow us to create a high-quality studio recording.
We hope you'll be a part of the It's a Snow Day experience.
Check out the rewards. Please make a pledge, and most importantly, share this Kickstarter project with your friends and family.
Thank you for your consideration, and . . .
Let's make a record together!
Risks and challenges
Funding on Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing model. The artist must reach the minimum fundraising goal within the allotted time frame to receive any of the money pledged.
An artist, can however, go over the desired funding goal. Additional funds will allow me to add more to the recording project. Cool extras like a horn section, string instruments, and background singers.
From now until December 31, 2013, I'm going to hit the streets running, red guitar in hand, talking with people and telling them about the It's a Snow Day experience.
And next year, you'll have one of the most awesome children's recordings about snow ever, completed on time, and with the quality production and musicianship one would expect from a professional recording studio.
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Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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