I'm making my dream record! Join me on my journey by pledging your support & receive some super sweet rewards in return!!
Right now, i am in the process of putting everything i own into storage. Actually, by the time you read this I will probably in my car...road trippin east with my guitars and a suitcase. Im on a journey to write and record my dream record and i need your help!! Equipment, studio time, producers, musicians, promo, merch...mixing/mastering?!AHHH!! I think Aloe Blacc said it best, 'i need a dollar, dollar...a dollar is what i neeeeed! hey hey' haha!! umm......seriously though...lol
For those of you that have been following my career....you know that this has been a long time in the making!! I've been a quarterfinalist on two of the BEST singing competitions (in my opinion) ever to be on TV!! I have to admit, this last elimination still stings. Although I understand the thought process behind my departure, it hurt because I dedicated my appearance on the show to all of you...and when it got down to it, you didnt even get a chance to vote. Such a bummer!! (yup...still stings)
Well....needless to say.....ive got a lot to write about!!! I've been spending my time putting material together and preparing to put this story to music. This record is a culmination of all my years of hard work, success and failure, and will come straight from my heart!! This 33 day kickstarter project...if we are successful...will make my life long dream come true.
$33K may seem like a lot of $$$...cause well...it is!! To be honest though, it may be JUST ENOUGH to make the kind of album I'm going for. The kind of record that will compete on ANY level in today's musical world. Major labels today typically spend around $200,000 just recording the album--I'm planning to work with 15% of that, and still cover my artwork, photography etc...im also hoping to have enough at the end to mix and master which is really expensive and priced per song. WHY $33,300? When i looked at my profile, i couldnt help but think something was missing.
The number 333 has been following me since the beginning of the beginning...it just seemed right...and dont worry ;) that $300 is on me (which is actually kind've awesome cuz i want one of those guitar string bracelets!!! DAD! i need three hundred bucks! hahaha)
If I surpass my goal, well, the record just gets better and better, I get to cut less corners, and can really focus on promoting this thing and getting it out there. You're obviously free to donate more than the specified amount for any given promotional package, but just as important is the tweeting, facebooking, emailing, and telling all your friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers about this campaign!
This is really exciting for me because its a great way for me to connect more with all of you, by offering some exclusive and unique packages related to the new album. I will keep you up to date here as much as I can - everything from the progress, to the artwork, to the ideas and everything in between as the plans begin to take shape. Who knows....some of my unreleased music from the past few years could pop up as incentive here at some point! (note to self: time to dig through the archives)
This is going to be so much fun!!!
I hope that you find the support pledges exciting, as I had fun dreaming them up! And please...if you know anyone who is a fan of mine that may not see this online...tell them of our exciting new adventure!
i have so many international fans and i love you all!!! but...unfortunately...there will be a charge for international shipping as it costs extra to ship overseas.
international backers please add $3 to your pledge for small items such as postcard / photo, $5 for physical copy album / dog tags, $10 for t-shirt / album artwork).
we'll deliver them as soon as possible after the project end date. soon after the project end date 11 June, we'll send out a survey to all our backers requesting the information we need to get the rewards to you!
YES! you can change your pledge up or down and / or change your reward by selecting 'manage my pledge' on my project page.
i'll be posting them here on this page!! some of my updates are public & others, such as the videos will be for 'backers only'. these videos will not only be for duration of the project funding...but will also extend to the process of making the record itself...so stay tuned!! :)
no! :) although the target funding goal has been reached, you can still pledge! the target i had set was the minimum amount i felt i needed to get the record out to you...the more funding i raise, the better the album gets!
i cant say thank you enough to all of you who have backed my project...but...THANK YOU!!! it means so much to me...
i've been amazed at how team jordis has rallied behind my project...its unbelievable!
the best way you can help me is just letting others know about this project by sharing via facebooking, tweeting, emailing or just word of mouth! it'll all help!
not song suggestions as such, but i'll send an update on the process for voting for songs soon!