I am excited to announce my upcoming album is in the works. While I am close to completing the writing and recording, as you probably know, that is just the beginning.
That’s why I launched my Kickstarter Campaign. A few things are needed to complete the album, including the mixing & mastering of the lead single. Zach Ziskin (who recently mixed Linda Perhacs’ critically acclaimed album “The Soul Of All Natural Things”) is slated to mix the single, which is a slice of power pop heaven! This album has FABULOUS guest stars: Fernando Perdomo, Brandon Schott, and Ben Eisen lended their talents and I cannot wait for you to hear.
Here is a video of Fernando Perdomo tracking drums for the lead single:
Here's Fernando tracking tremolator guitar on the lead single:
Here's me tracking vocals for my duet with Brandon Schott on "Fairytale Of New York":
Here are some of the other completed songs going on the album:
The rest of the budget will go to essential radio promotion and PR to break through to the right demographic, and a music video for the single. By reaching my $10,000 goal for this album, I will have given my babies (ahem, songs) a fighting chance to be heard in this world!
Hire a Radio Promoter
Make a music video
Limited Run CDs (only 100 will be made)
STRETCH GOAL: $15,000
Hire a PR Company
2nd Run CDs (for full release)
STRETCH GOAL: $20,000
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Chart: $10,000 Campaign
This is where YOU come in! Feel good about supporting indie music, and reap the REWARDS! $1 digital download of the lead single? No problem! A Shannon Hurley “Switch It On” T-shirt? Hey, I've got that for you! Two tickets to my release show? You're covered! A signed CD? Sure thing. My entire digital catalog? Check. How about a cover song recording of your choice? Or perhaps your very own customized original song? I got ya! The estimated completion date is November.
Personnel: Shannon Hurley (vocals, keys, programming, arranging, mixing), Ben Eisen (bass, guitar, additional arranging), Fernando Perdomo (guitar, drums, backing vocals), Brandon Schott (featured vocals), Zach Ziskin (mixing), Hans Dekline of Sound Bites Dog (mastering). Special shout-out to CD Baby (distribution)and Discmakers (CD manufacturing).
I hope you are as excited as I am to take the journey of a new album! Thank you for reading, listening, and taking the time to support the DIY music scene!
Risks and challenges
I am 100% committed to this project. The risks are few. Most of the songs are finished. However, the music video is a team effort. I want to make sure I hire the best people for the job and that we are all committed to the same vision. If for some the project is delayed, you will be immediately notified and given a new estimated completion date.
If I reach the $20k stretch goal, I will schedule a US/Euro tour that will most likely happen in 2018.
Risks for delivering the rest of the rewards are very low. I have all of the CDs, T-Shirts, and digital music ready to give away when the time is right!
- (30 days)