My name is David Chen and I play cello covers of pop songs. I want to record/release an EP of my music, and I'd love your help to make this happen.
I practiced and performed cello for almost 10 years as a kid, then gave it up when I went to college. One year ago, I picked it up again because I thought I could do it differently: by using a looping pedal and a pickup, I could re-create pop songs all by myself using a single cello. So I launched a YouTube channel and was off to the races: http://www.youtube.com/davechenmusic.
Pop Music and Movie Music, Reinterpreted
In the past year, my videos have garnered over 350K views on YouTube and Facebook. But all of the music for these videos were recorded using really basic equipment in my living room. I wanted to capture some of these arrangements in a professional studio, so that they can be enjoyed in the highest quality possible.
Here are some of the costs I have incurred or plan to incur while creating this EP:
~$150 - cost of cello pickup (used for cello amplification)
~$300 - cost of looping pedal (used to create cello loops)
~$1000 - licensing rights to do cover versions of the songs
~$1000 - recording/mixing/mastering
I've already started recording these tracks with sound engineers and am hoping to release the EP later this summer. But this endeavor will be very costly in terms of time and resources, and your contribution is invaluable towards helping me meet the costs.
Any amount you can contribute will help. Thanks for considering supporting me. I can't wait to share my music with you!
Risks and challenges
While this project might run into some minor delays (e.g. the rewards might be delivered a few weeks late), there is pretty much no chance that the rewards will not be delivered at all. Several tracks have already been recorded and completed, and I've fulfilled many Kickstarter projects successfully in the past.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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