Did you know it takes a recording artist 4,053,110 plays on Spotify in one month to earn the federal minimum wage?
Following your own muse is tough these days. I’m Matthew Fountain. It’s taken me 12 years to write the songs on my album, Born on the Hook. They’re finally ready, and I’m asking for your help in recording it.
Some of the artists who’ve inspired the songs are Leonard Cohen, Talking Heads, Gillian Welch, Nick Drake, Edith Piaf, and M. Ward.
So, why support this project?
I’ve been fortunate enough here in Portland, Oregon to meet the audio engineer Paul Laxer, who’s done work for Typhoon, Morning Ritual, and Holcombe Waller. Paul is a super guy who believes in the project and really wants to help make it happen.
All I have to do is pay him, the studio, the mixing engineer, mastering engineer, cellist, violist, violinist, bassist, drummer, pianist, and backing vocalists.
If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter campaigns work, just know if I don’t raise the full amount of my goal, I receive zero funding. Also keep in mind, the more you pledge, the greater your rewards will be once the project is finished.
Above all, I hope you’ll support this project because it’s truly a labor of love, twelve years in the making. Thank you very much!
Please listen to the demos!!!
Risks and challenges
Making a record takes a lot of personnel. It's possible someone on the team could have a setback, in which case you will be promptly notified via email.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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