HERE WE GO! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit this campaign. I truly appreciate you being here and would be humbled to have your support.
My wife Molly and I went down the winding road of doubt for a season; but thankfully in letting the pendulum go there, we were actually given the courage and momentum to continue this career endeavor (take that Doubt, your plan totally backfired). I do have to say a thank you to the fans who have sent in stories about the songs over the years. Your stories were a major tipping point for us. Since starting a family, it's been way too easy for me to get lost in a hyper-practical mindset and your stories helped pull me out of that. Your stories reminded me it's all worth it and restored my belief in the importance of art.
So here we are! BACK ON THE HORSE. Trying to kickstart another full-length album. I'm scared. I'm psyched. Let's do this.
There are rewards listed on the right side of your screen here. In an attempt at fun, the rewards are named after different levels of intimacy in a friendship. ***Please do not use our actual relationship status as your guide*** I deeply appreciate you even thinking about supporting this next album and I love you regardless of whether you can support it or not. You know this.
This is an all or nothing campaign. If you are able to make a pledge, you will not be charged unless we hit our goal of $30,000.
I will now try to predict some questions you may have and answer them as best I can. If I miss something and you have more questions, or if you just have general questions about how kickstarter works, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away!
Who is Joel?
Trying to figure that out, but if this is your first time hearing about my music, here are some links to start:
- Website: http://joelansett.com/
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/49IjdVEbQcukWy36sdRMzl?si=rC7_icr9RqWSZ0YdzUaUfg
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joelansett/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoelAnsettMusic
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelansett
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joel-ansett
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jansett1
And here's a link to listen to an old song that's currently getting the most hype on Spotify and Soundcloud:
Where will the money go?
Molly has a scary looking excel sheet with all the numbers and predicted expenses. The overall budget for this album is split into these main categories:
What songs will be on this album?
Short answer: not sure yet. Long answer: I have about 20 songs right now that I feel good about; but for the next few months I'm just going to keep my head down and keep writing. At the end of the day, the album theme is a high priority for me. For that reason, every song I've ever written (that hasn't been on a full length album) is on the table. There might be a few songs you've heard before, or they might be all new. For now I'm just going to keep writing. Before hitting the studio I'll take a step back to pick the best collection of songs that speak well to the album theme.
What will the album sound like?
Very, very cool. Dreamy. Groovy. Atmospheric. Lush. All the words.
When will the album be released?
Should this campaign be successful, our timeline is as follows:
- Recording: June-July 2018
- Mixing/Mastering: August-September 2018
- Marketing/Promotion: October-December 2018
- Release Singles/Final Promo: January-February 2019
- Album Release: March 2019
$30,000 will bring the record into existence and I would be absolutely blown away by the opportunity to make a second record. Even so, we are not afraid of dreaming big here, and hitting these stretch goals would go a long way in helping the album succeed:
- STRETCH GOAL ONE: $35,000 - if we hit $35,000 we will produce a MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY. I would absolutely love to bring you all behind the scenes on this crazy, beautiful process.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge that will come with this project is simply sticking with our timeline. We've set deadlines and have every intention to meet them. But every now and then there comes an idea that needs a little extra time to mature, a song that needs a little extra work, or a mix that needs a little extra tweaking. Delays will be our biggest challenge as we try to make something beautiful here. In the result of any kind of delay, all backers will immediately be informed of the new timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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