WE DID IT... AGAIN!
Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between... we did it. After thirty days of wild and crazy internet fun, we raised $30,795 towards the future of Allison Weiss Music Inc., two-and-a-half times as much as the original $12k goal. All because YOU are amazing.
Last night was incredible. Thank you everyone who came and hung out at the first ever TELETHON. I had a blast getting to talk to so many of you. I got phone calls from fans all over the USA, talked to my dear pal Bess Rogers & producer Chris Kuffner, and I even got a real-life visit from friends and tourmates, Mitten. If you missed out, you can totally stream the whole thing over at http://allisonweiss.tv and relive it all moment by moment.
SO WE MET EVERY GOAL. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!
It means every person who donated $15 or more is going to get a digital copy of my NEW RECORD, the ACOUSTIC version, and a TEENAGE YEARS EP (to be released later in 2012). Everyone who donated will get my cover of "Call Your Girlfriend." Plus I've got so many pizza dates ahead of me.
Special thanks to the mysterious Tess (last name unknown) who sent us over the $30k edge last night with a super generous donation, and is totally winning this original artwork from Daniel Fishel which you may recognize from the I Was An Island EP cover!!
Oh Internet, I am so tired. Our telethon lasted until two-something-in-the-morning and I sure as hell couldn't go right to sleep after so much excitement. Plus I may be suffering from a little PEDAS (Post Excitement Depression/Anxiety Syndrome)... I miss you already!!
But this isn't the end of the fun. It never is, you know? I'll be spending the next few months finishing this record. It still has to be mixed, mastered, put in some kind of order, and titled. I've got to figure out the artwork, who will promote it, and when it will come out. One of the main purposes of this next project is to take all of this to the next level. After so many years as a DIY artist, I think it's time to put together a team.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT!! LET'S DO THIS.