I've been thinking about this for a while now. But thinking alone doesn't make things happen. ACTION does, and these songs aren't going to write themselves. So lights, camera, coffee, comfortable chair, an instrument usually helps, laptop, some candles for mood, more COFFEE, and....(wait for it)
HEY MAN, WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
WOW, I'm glad you asked! Inspired by fellow songwriters Victoria Vox and Ari Hest, who each did 52-song projects of their own. The premise is simple. I write a song each week and deliver it via an emailed mp3.
The way I look at it, it's way better than waiting a year or more for a new album. You all get to hear the music AS it's being written. Some of it will be GOOD, some of it will be NOT AS GOOD, and a few songs might just be GREAT. And you get a front row seat to the whole thing!
- If for some reason I fail to write 52 songs per year as promised, I will refund $1 to each backer for each song I missed.
- In the unlikely event that I fail to write a song in a given week, I get to make it up in a future week. I don't anticipate this happening, but this gives me a lifeline if my house floods, or I get attacked by a pack of rabid honey badgers and require intense physical and emotional therapy.
- The recording quality will vary. It may be recorded with my iPhone in the backseat of a car parked in a suspiciously lit rest stop or a fully produced demo done in my home studio. My goal is to produce the highest quality that time and resources allow for a given week.
WHY RAISE FUNDS VIA KICKSTARTER?
I don't make MUSIC to make MONEY, I make MONEY to make more MUSIC. I am forever a student. My ultimate goal is to be the best songwriter that I can possibly be. Money buys the time to be able to create and make music to share with others full time. In music biz terms, this is similar to what some would call a publishing deal. Only I'm signing a publishing deal with YOU, my fans and supporters.
A very special thank you to TRAVIS FLYNN. A fellow songwriter and videographer who put in many hours helping me make and edit the video you see above (and enduring my A.D.D.). Click the link above to see some awesome videos he has made on YouTube.
Also, thank you to Victoria Vox and Ari Hest for giving me the idea for this project and for generally being awesome.
Last but not least... Thank YOU for reading this. Thank you for being not just a fan, but a PARTNER in this whole thing. You all are the entire reason I get to do what I do, and I'm incredibly grateful! I wish I could hug all of you right now. No, seriously. Bring it in......THERE IT IS. : ]
YES! There are a few rewards above $75 which unintentionally don't mention the CD, the mp3s and all the rewards less than $75, but they are all included.
Yes! Also, for every milestone I'll unlock more rewards. So keep telling your friends!
October 22, the funding cut-off date. So if you're waiting for pay day, wait no more! You can pledge at any time. No one pays till 10/22.
Provided that the shipping isn't more than $20, yes. Otherwise we can work out something where you help pitch in for the extra cost of getting it there. Deal?
Essentially, the money buys time. A project like this will take several thousands of hours dedicated to it. So extra money buys extra time. Time that would otherwise be spent doing (non project related things) to earn a living. The more funds the project raises, the more time I get to spend creating and producing the best songs possible, with the best possible sounding recordings. In return for the added funding I will be (and have already begun) to give away new never-before-heard songs for free to backers.
I'm in the process of writing out a list of extras that will provided to all the backers at different funding milestones. Stay tuned!
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