Final Update!: Less than 24 hours left to pledge!
Here's a final day video signing off this kickstarter with a French twist. The song 'Chances' is an ode to my childhood. My mother would play french music and sing in french to me while growing up in Athens, Greece. The song lyrics float on French balladry. It reflects the passing of time by way of chance. You either get a chance, or you lose a chance. With that said:
There are still a couple of chances to get the $75 dollar pledge. This gets you a live video of an original song by me, dedicated to you. If interested, 11:11 PM is the deadline to pledge. There is still a chance to share this video with friends as well. :)
Update!!!: About 3 Days left to pledge: Every dollar helps in reaching the goal. Here's another track to raise your interest in supporting. Thank you to Everyone who has helped so far!
I'm looking to you for help to cover the costs of my debut record, "Positive Love". With your help, this album will take off in dream-like proportions. Become a part of something special.
Over the last 10 years I have honed in on my skills as a singer-songwriter/producer and I am ready to share these accomplishments with you. Having gone through numerous jobs in the past, I have deepened my fundamental observation of life. We all have hardships that we are going through and I'm trying to help shed light towards a positive outlook on life. Ever since letting people into my craft, I have had an overwhelming amount of response that has helped me open up within the last year. People have created music videos, drawn artwork, taken stunning photographs, written articles, and even painted exclusive art on a piggy bank for me to enhance my street performance. I'm thankful for all I have received and I am inviting you to help create the Positive Love debut record movement with me.
Take a closer listen to the title track off my debut record:
Here's a live video for the debut single 'Any Way Out Of It' off my record:
I was recently invited by GBS Detroit to perform at the Motors and Music Experience at the Pontiac Silverdome. Other major artists at the festival included Mayer Hawthorne and the Stone Temple Pilots. Here's a live performance from the GBS live EP that will come with your $15 pledge.
If you are interested in pledging to have me cover a song and put in on YouTube, here's an example:
Here's the Greater Alexander Art masterpiece pledge for those interested in getting a closer look:
Here's a break-down of what your pledges will help pay for:
- Paying to have the record mixed and mastered professionally
- Paying to have the record replicated and pressed for a Digital CD
- Paying the musicians who played on the album
- Paying to get the record published and copyrighted
- Paying to have the record pressed on Vinyl
- Paying for the record artwork packaging layout designed professionally
- Paying the videographers for some extra live video content
- Paying to have the record distributed to online stores
- Paying Kickstarter and Amazon their fees for using their platform
AND some extra headspace for a bunch of other little costs like final shipping and expenses that tend to pop up!
This is an all or nothing project. I am humbled by all of your support. Help create positive love by sharing this kickstarter project with your family and friends.
Risks and challenges
I believe that the positive energy of the universe will hold out its hand and guide this project to fruition. In any case, I'm still a new artist that is building his following one person at a time. I'm willing to take out a credit card loan to cover the costs of everything even if this project does not reach its goal. I believe in the positive potential and success of this record.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I started learning protools professionally at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI a little over 10 years ago. I initially invested in a great mini-me apogee pre-amp because I wanted a nice clean sound. I'll be looking to invest in different pre-amps for my next album.
For this record, I also had friends lend me great microphones like the Blue bottle microphone.
Additional drumset overdubs were done at a church in Sterling Heights, MI. I brought my protools rig over there and set it up. I am thankful enough to have known my friend Jax of Flint Eastwood who let me use the space at night.
The guitar is a one-of-a-kind Hootenanny. I found it up at a thrift store in Mackinaw City, MI. It was sold to me for $20. A U-per ended up drilling a make shift bridge when it should have remained movable. The neck was completely warped, but it sounded like it sounded amazing. I fixed it up and added an L.R. Baggs acoustic guitar pick-up. I'm very thankful for the beautiful sound and cherish it as if it is priceless.
In regards to the note: Note*** If you want a vinyl test pressing with this pledge, select this reward and add $50.
I meant to say add $25 and then your total pledge would be $50.
Also, If you want to add the Eco-friendly CD, add $15.
Both Vinyl and an Eco-friendly CD? add $40.
I recorded digital via protools but in the mixing process some tracks were thrown into analog and then back to digital.
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