Hayden Everett's Debut EP
Hi Folks! Thanks so much for stopping by! Your support/consideration seriously means more than you know.
Lemme start with a lil story - the tale of my first significant injury. When I was two years old, I would crawl up on the piano bench after my older brother's piano lessons and I'd noodle around on the keys, trying to figure out what he'd been playing. Baby Hayden couldn't get enough of the ivories. One day however, I stacked a little seat on top of the bench so that my tiny T Rex arms could reach the keys better. That's where things went awry. I tipped back and cracked my head open on a wooden rocking horse - twas a bit of a day ruiner. That incident couldn't slow down my 2 year old self's massive ambitions, here I am today even more on fire about the power of music.
Now, I am a sophomore at UCLA studying jazz piano performance. The last year and a half, I have been writing songs that wrestle with doubt, recognize glory, express joy and confusion, and tell stories. I am proud of what I have created, and believe strongly that waiting to release them into the world would be foolish.
I have the incredible chance to work with my dream producer, Jeremy McDonald, who’s done work for artists like Kevin Garrett and the Queen B herself!
For me to be able to create a professional product, I need your help! I truly believe that the songs I have written will be of use to you - in discovering new joy, asking questions, and sharing in an awe of creation. Because of this, I am personally investing all of my own savings and hard earned money into this project.
Between production, mixing, mastering, distribution, and promotion, music is super expensive to make! My dream can't come to life without your involvement, and so I humbly invite you to be a HUGE part of making this project happen.
As you can see on the side of this page, I've come up with what I think are some hip gifts for contributing financially to my endeavors.
Thank you so so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
Total Project Cost Breakdown:
Production - $6,500
Mixing - $3000
Mastering - $800
Promotion - $2000 +
Kickstarter cut - about $900
Merch production = $800
- (32 days)