New Goals (summary):
$60,000.00 = Beefed up rewards for everyone who backed $40 or more
$75,000.00 = MORE Beefed up rewards and we go INTERNATIONAL!
Read this (BELOW) if you have not already....
#YTBP (My YouTube Band Project) explained in words:
My name is
. I have a YouTube channel
. I have accumulated more than one
hundred million views
by playing the drums along to my favorite songs,
but now I want to write and record and produce my favorite songs:
especially the ones that don't exist yet.
The core of
this project is to reach out to the masses, accept auditions from
completely unknown (but completely epic) musicians, choose and connect
with the people that inspire me and that I have chemistry with, fly them
to Los Angeles for a few weeks, and write and record an album. I also
want to film the whole process, start to finish, involve YOU (the
backer) in every step of the process, and clearly show what social media
has enabled: that it is now possible to put together a band, make
inspired music that comes from a place of freedom, and all of this
without ANY pressure from record companies.
seems like a lot of money, and that's because it IS. Undoubtedly. But we
have kept the cost as low as we possibly could (no 5-star hotels or
Hollywood-priced recording studios in the budget..) even though it's as
big as flying a group of musicians to Los Angeles (an INSANELY expensive
city, let me tell you) and put them up in a hotel for a few weeks - a clean and cheap hotel just down the road from my apartment.
have been incredibly excited about this project for many months, so the
goal for this Kickstarter project is NOT to become a millionaire, but
simply to see this idea actually happen.
If you don't
know how Kickstarter works: all Kick Starter campaigns are
all-or-nothing. That means that if we reach our goal of raising the
total amount of money in 30 days, everything is successful and it all
goes ahead. But if we only raise 99% of the goal.. your credit
card doesn't get charged, you don’t lose a cent, I don’t get a cent, and
the project can’t go ahead, unfortunately. So there is absolutely zero
risk in donating: you either fund a project that is definitely going
ahead (and you become as big a part of this as the band members and I
are), or you get your money back.
If you are a
musician and you’d like to audition for this project, please head over
to the official project website for more details. Also, if you are a
songwriter and you’ve written some songs of your own that you’re really
proud of, you can submit them too (you will NEVER lose writing credit,
and your song might end up on the album, possibly heard by millions). If
you want to support this project, there are some epic rewards I put
together that you can get your hands on. If you know of ANYbody that
might be interested in this project (either as a musician who might want
to audition, or somebody who might want to support the project
financially) please send them the link to this project so that they can
check it out. Speaking about rewards, just check out the rewards on the right. :-)
think that the size of this project is possibly miles above anything
any independent musician has ever tried
, and that makes this the most
intimidatingly big idea I have ever had. I’ve had this idea for so long,
and I am more excited and passionate about this than I have been about
almost anything else. I just sincerely and honestly and really believe I
have to try this, I can't NOT try it, I can't wuss out and not try
this. I have always pursued what I am passionate about, that’s the way I
try to live my life and that’s what I am doing here.
So if you’ve
followed my story and you want to be a part of this next chapter, or if
you have no idea who the flip I am
and you just think this is a rad
idea, or if you’re at all as excited and passionate about this as I am..
then please contribute as much as you can afford to, and let’s just see
* Official YTBP Site
*Official YTBP FAQ's
*Official YTBP Facebook
*Official YTBP Twitter
*Official YTBP YouTube