A lot has changed in the music industry since I began my career. In 1992, I found myself in New York, signing a contract with one of the largest, most powerful and, historically, most important record labels in American recorded music, Atlantic Records. My band mates and I were immediately given huge gobs of money for ourselves, copious amounts more to go toward a recording budget for our new record we would make, and then they piled even more on for our upcoming tours. Record labels were flush and they spared no expense to build a band's career. All the artist had to do was focus on creating the best music they could make. Good times, indeed!
All that has changed now. We, the artists, live in a new world now due to the digital era, thus leading to new ways to discover, listen & buy music, the economy and on top of that laws have not caught up to the technology. Right now, I’m at phase one, creating the CD.
So-what to do? How do we go on recording music? Touring? Playing live shows? Well, the answer is, ((it's all on us now. You and me. We have to do it together)). This is exciting to me because it goes back to the music that I play and how I see it. It's bigger than I am. It's more important than me. I love the fact that I can't do it on my own. Here we are, facing the future together. For once, you can have an immediate impact on the creation of an artists music.
On November 10th, my calendar says that I have committed to begin recording sessions for our new record. We will record 4 to 6 songs, then shop 4 songs to various labels, in hopes that one will believe in us enough to help us distribute and create a buzz over it. I'm responsible for delivering a complete record.
If you would like to make an immediate impact through the power of music, you can do it now. If you want to know how it feels to be a part of the creative process, you can do that now. We are excited to team up with Kickstarter where you can donate as much money as you wish, to go toward the making of the tentatively titled new album “Already Alright!” We have packages available for different levels of pledges. Also, part of these proceeds will go to the revamping of my web site to make it bright & shiny and easy to use. I’ve kept the monetary goal a tad low to ensure we make our target and retain the backing.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to join with us, for the most exciting time in my career, I invite you to help out. I believe in the positive power of rhythm, melody, and words. They come together to build bridges, tear down walls, and even lift up the human spirit. This is the very essence of why I do what I do. It's a whole lot of fun and we have a really good time, and if we're lucky, we get lift each other up!
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