After the release of my latest EP, my band and I have been hard at work rehearsing and performing nonstop.
The majority of us have our nine to fives; we all have bills, taxes, and other life responsibilities taking their tolls. For a musician like me and my bandmates, it doesn't end when we clock out. We go to work and come home to work on our music, our videos, our photo shoots, as well as other random projects dedicated to our craft. So the funds that help pay our bills and such also go towards making our dreams realities. As I'm sure everyone is aware, the term "starving artist" didn't just manifest for no reason ;).
SO. In order to support a creative career, we all--and mainly me in this scenario--need your help and support.
Everyone has been SO amazing since the beginning of my musical endeavors; you come to our shows, you share my songs and videos, and you are just one big bowl of awesomeness in general.
This campaign is asking for you to continue being the awesome people you are, and help me pursue my lifelong dream of being a singer and reaching as many people as I possibly can with my art.
There are many people behind the scenes of what ends up coming out in videos and shows. I have my entire band, Anya & the GetDown (Mathew Gonzalez, Keviano Azevedo, Edgar Fernandez, Marcus "snack|BOT" Daniels, Laxman Drivas). Then there are the multitude of producers behind my work that range from JG, Drumaddikt, Hippie Sabotage, Rey Resurreccion, DJ Cutso of the Bangers, and snack|BOT.
My songs and videos, albeit few, have garnered some amazing supporters in the last year. This is why it is absolutely CRUCIAL for me to be able to put together, film, and release these two music videos for "Maybe" & "1 Less" as soon as possible!
Internet presence for an independent artist is EVERYTHING. And now, with producers such as Bobby Ozuna (Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder), and snack|BOT (Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest), companies such as Redbull, METRO Silicon Valley, LIVE 105.3fm and their amazing DJ's (Menace, Megan Holiday, Miles the DJ, and Aaron Axelsen) being extra helpful and supportive, I need to strike while the iron is hot!
With your help and whatever you can afford to donate to this campaign, I can help keep the ball rolling, keep up my internet presence, and maybe be able to do this music thing full time sooner rather than later! And maybe even win a Grammy in the near future :P. Just kiddingggggg. But it would be cool!! :D
Risks and challenges
Of course, with any goal, there will be inevitable setbacks.
Video shoots can get extended, editing might take longer than usual, Matt might be late (LOL), and I might get sick and be unable to perform for you on set, (I don't know how or why, but I honestly get super sick before every show) -_____-
But regardless, I ask you to have faith that my team and I will do absolutely EVERYTHING in our power to get these videos and incentives done in the manner they are presented in this campaign. We will put every ounce of our energies to doing so efficiently, and WILL release a product that will be the utmost accurate representation of our artistry and work ethic.
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