First, a few facts:
- I really, really, really want to make this album.
- Making an album is a lot of work!
- I cannot do everything myself.
After over a year of deliberation (really, I have wanted to do this Kickstarter for a year), I have finally decided that my desire to complete this album overpowers my fear of asking for help. So here I am.
I have spent the last couple years writing and recording all of the compositions on this album, and now it is time to move on to the post-production phase. I am thrilled to have a talented mixer on board -- someone who has been working closely with me, who understands the music, and who will do an amazing job bringing my artistic vision to life. I am extremely fortunate to also be collaborating with a masterer whose work I have long admired; she will put the finishing polish on the album and prepare it for distribution. My album couldn't be in safer hands with these two talents. After the music is squared away, I will need to prepare the album for digital distribution, design the insides and outsides, manufacture the physical copies, and sprinkle magical fairy dust on each copy. I am beyond excited to share the finished product with all of you!
I want to take this moment to thank everyone who has supported me in my musical and artistic endeavors thus far. Believe me when I say that I remember every word of encouragement, each message, letter and email from friends, family members, and fans; I am already so touched by how many of you truly support me. I am truly grateful for my career, which has mostly entailed performing the music of other esteemed artists, but this is my chance to finally share my own work as a composer. It means a lot to me. Even if you can't afford to help me out monetarily this time around, I would be honored if you could help me spread the word. You need not feel bad if you are not in a position to contribute -- every little bit of positive energy truly helps. Thank you a million times.
Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
My website: chrysanthetan.com
Preview the album here! http://www.chrysanthetan.com/music/
Video by Corey C. Waters: http://www.coreycwaters.com
Risks and challenges
The music has been recorded and the post-production wheels are in motion, so there are few things standing in the way of this project! However, it would be remiss to ignore the potential for life circumstances and human error. The most plausible challenge that could affect the completion of this album is timing (as in, the album taking more time to complete than expected). I am lucky to already have a trustworthy team on board and on schedule, but I suppose a timing setback could occur if something isn't going just right. Quality over speediness!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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