Zarni is ready to hit the studio again with new songs- This time she will have the help of reputable producer Tyler Johnson by her side
I am so excited to be working with Tyler Johnson, talented manager and producer of Nettwerk Music Group (The same label that fun.,Sarah Mclachlan, Joshua Hyslop, Young Liars plus many more are on)- Check out http://www.nettwerk.com/label
Instead of creating another full length album and being left with the heavy task of self promotion, I made it my goal to find a producer that would like my music as well as have a symbiotic interest in taking me to the next step or in other words, getting my music in front of Label ears. That is an extremely difficult and almost impossible task as an independent artist and I think I have been blessed with this opportunity. We will create a 6 track EP with the goal in mind that each song could be a single. In full length albums, there are often a handful of really strong songs, surrounded by 'filler' songs and we obviously want to put our best foot forth for the Label.
Your help is so greatly appreciated. I have tried to give away as much free music as possible over the last year and I get such a kick out of doing so! The cost of making this $7000 EP simply cannot be done without your help and every single dollar counts! This money includes the Producer Fee, Studio Cost, Musicians Fees, Mixing, Mastering and Printing Physical Discs.
To record an album as an Indie artist is an extremely expensive project and bigger artists spend easily over $100,000. This $7000 goal is a budget I have come up with because I do not have a Label backing me and am doing everything independently.
It is an amazing honor to be working with producer Tyler Johnson and this could be a huge opportunity for me. We are going to write, fix, write, fix on and on until we have 6 strong songs to present to the Label and I couldn't be more excited. I have been working at this since I was 15 years old and this is the one of the more significant opportunities that has ever come my way. My life (consisting of late night gigs, lugging equipment, booking endlessly and often getting turned down, submitting for shows, spending hours practicing and writing, the financial stress of not always working as much, vocal and physical strain due to long shifts etc) is not always the easiest but I would never change a thing about it any of it. I love being a songwriter but I love it more when I get to share it with wonderful people and get to hear your stories in return.
Your support has meant so much to me and can really make a difference with this project! Any donation, I promise, will be well used and certainly deeply appreciated!
Lots of love!
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After the project is funded, we may have some weather delays as the recording will take place mid winter in January, though I don't see this being too much of a problem as we will only need about a week in the studio after our intensive pre-production phase. Pre Production is where Tyler and I will work over email and Skype to slice up, sample and improve the lyrics, melodies etc of each song.
In the unlikely event that the recording is delayed, I will give you all a heads up and give you a new date to look out for the release!
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