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I'm Dana, and I'm inviting you to be an important part of a very special project - My debut album of original songs! Watch my video at the top of this page!
"Optimistic Chick-Rock" is the title I've come up with to describe my music. Listening to the artists of today, I've felt a need to hear more songs with a positive message... So I've found my niche is in writing music that conveys my underlying positive attitude about life. Many times I've been told that it's my friendly personality that sets me apart from other performers, I always make it a point to include my audience members in the magic. That's what my album aspires to do; convey a sense of hopefulness through beautiful music while creating the opportunity for my audience to be a part of the magic!
Let me tell you about how I intend to pull this off-
Joshua Tree is an amazing place to be a musician, especially one embarking on a solo career. I'm so fortunate to be here! Not only is there a wonderful supportive community of music lovers, but there are a wide variety of talented musicians to work with. Creating an album of this kind can expensive, but I'm lucky enough to have professional people to work with who believe in my music and me, and are willing to give me a break on cost so that I can get my project off the ground! Scroll down to see my "Cost Breakdown", it's very reasonable!
Check out the first song we've completed, called, "Thankful", but don't forget to watch my project video at the very top!
So, I'm all set! I've got my mission and the teamwork to get it done. All that's left is to raise the funding and this project is seriously on! Thanks Kickstarter.com for the opportunity to share the making of my album with the people who want it and thanks to everyone for pitching in...I'm so looking forward to be able put this album in your hands! Follow me in this campaign as I post progress updates to this project.
8-10% off the top for Kickstarter/credit card fee's
$4,500 - The album! Includes all recording time/ additional musicians/ mixing/ mastering for 9 more songs
$800 - Distribution! Includes printing of CD's/CD jackets/prints/ shipping costs
$1,500 - Music Video! Includes filming at various locations/editing.
$???? - Extra Funds! Any amount I generate over what I set out as my goal will go towards recording additional tracks and distribution costs.
Total cost= $7,500 That's a really good price for recording and distributing an album and music video! Of course, there will be many additional costs, but with a kickstart from you, I'll be able to make up the difference from my musical performances.
Risks and challenges
Time delays: Although I've been a professional performer for years, I'm new to recording. The people I'm working with know that, and so they are giving me their services at cost. They believe in my music that much! However, they do need to make a living. So, when established artists with bigger bank rolls come to do their recording, I will graciously step aside. I don't anticipate this happening a lot, but have given myself 1 year to complete the project, just to be on the safe side. I'm confident a year will be more than enough time.
Extra cost - My budget for the recording of the album and video is pretty set. I've done my best to estimate distribution costs, but this is my first time doing this so I may go over my budget. However, I've already got skin in the game, and I'm determined to get this album out there. I will scrape together all my pennies from my gigs to make up any difference in cost. Hopefully, I'll raise more money than I set out to and this won't be an issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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