I'm about to record a new album & I'm inviting you into the process. Studio & players are locked in, songs are in hand, let's hit it!
Well, I've never done anything like this before. It feels kind of crazy.
There's a lot of risk involved in this sort of thing. On your side, you'd be contributing to a record you've never heard before and I'm already taking steps toward making that record without the certainty that I'll have the funds to make it.
We've scheduled a studio, players have cleared their calendars, plans are being made and we're moving forward. Beneath any act of risk is some form of belief.
Some of you have been fans for years and some have just recently become acquainted with my music. Whatever the case, I imagine you're here because the music has connected with you in some way or another at some point in time and I'm glad that you're here. Together we can make this happen! Allow me to share a bit of insight on how all this comes together.
There is a lot involved in making a record and it can be a very costly thing to do. From renting the studio, paying producer, engineer, musicians, mixing, mastering, art design & manufacturing. I set my budget at $19,000 which will cover all the basic expenses of recording. If we go over budget, that money will find a place in promotion, touring and other avenues to help get this record out.
Every penny counts!
I will keep you posted along the way through my Kickstarter blog and tell you more about the record, the players, the studio and all that's involved. I want to invite you into what's going on and how this thing is coming together. I would also love to hear from you. Tell me what you'd like to hear about. I'm wide open and want to make this the best experience for you along the way.
Let's do this!
*If you just found me and want to know more about me and my music, you can visit: www.mpjmusic.com
We will be sending a download link within a message via Kickstarter to each person who places a pledge that will contain an exclusive demo (plus a couple of surprises) from the new album. Look to receive yours within 1-2 days of when you placed your pledge.
Thanks again for the support and let us know if there's anything else we can do as the campaign continues.
Yes, you'll get a digital copy of the new album a month before it's released, along with a signed CD and a signed, exclusive poster by Austin artist Chris Taylor.