The Silver Age is my eleventh album, featuring ten great new songs, produced by Peter James Millson and featuring guest appearances from several great musicians and artists. The problem we have (and the reason this campaign exists!) is that we have run out of money required to finish the record, have it mastered, manufactured, released and promoted properly. We're halfway into the recording process but, due to very lengthy delays and letdowns in releasing royalties by PRS (the source of the funds that us working songwriters largely rely on for our income), any and all of my income from elsewhere (live work, sale of my equipment etc) has to go into living expenses, rent, feeding the kids etc.
So, for the first time in my 21yrs of working in music, I'm trying my hand at crowdfunding! I'm totally inexperienced with this stuff, and have no idea whether this campaign will succeed or fail. That is entirely up to you! There are a ton of options for pledging as little or as much as you wish, you can bung a quid into the hat or go nuts.
Anything and everything that you can contribute will be very sincerely appreciated and put towards finishing an album which I'm immensely proud of. 'The Silver Age' has taken four years of writing and pre-production and represents a huge artistic endeavour on my part, it sounds unlike anything I have ever done before, and I cannot wait to finish it and release it into the world with your help. All contributors to this campaign will be personally named and thanked in the sleevenotes of the album.
Thankyou, sincerely, for taking the time to read this and consider this campaign.
Risks and challenges
Of course, every creative project has a destination rather than an ETA, but the aim with the new record is to have the entire endeavour completed, mixed, mastered, manufactured and released by November at the latest, with a series of singles released prior to this, and the pre-release downloads/physical copies/reward packages in your hands by the end of October.
If, however, there is any delay along the way which means your rewards may reach you later than anticipated, you'll be the first to be kept abreast of it, and updated with date changes etc should they occur!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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