Hi, my name is Sophis. I am a Haitian-born Singer/Songwriter and performer and I am looking forward to making my very first record. I live in Oakland California and have been performing a great deal in the Bay Area with my band since 2005. The songs for my first album are ready. I just need to get in the studio.
As an independent artist meaning that I don't have the backing of a label, I will have to carry the full financial weight of the project.
So I've decided to partner with the amazing people at Kickstarter.com to raise funds for this recording project - $12,340.00 in 60 days to be exact. I know that amount sounds like a lot, but as recording budgets go as I found out, this number is actually on the conservative side. Tracking, mixing, mastering, paying my musicians, my Producer Gregg Marks , my Sound Engineer Dan Brandon, paying the recording studio itself, paying for art work, CD duplication...it all adds up!
I wish I had a small inheritance right now! :)
If funds surpass $12,340.00, I'll put them into marketing and promotion, so that more than just my mailing list will know about this.
Okay, I know you may be thinking to yourselves, "What do I get out of helping this Sophis fellow?" I can answer that! First of all there is the satisfaction that comes from knowing you're helping to make a dream come true. But let me fast forward to where you GET LOADS OF WONDERFUL REWARDS based on the amount you pledge to the project!
GOODS include but are not limited to:
-Advance copies of the album
-Music available exclusively to Kickstarter donors
-VIP invitation to my CD release party
-T-shirts with Sophis logo and much more things
**SERVICES include but are not limited to:
Ok! I am nervous about this section, but I will keep my word :)
-A spot in my first music video
-A YouTube video of me performing a French or Creole Song on my acoustic guitar and giving your name a shout out during the song.
-A private Haitian Lunch for you and your friends & house concert by me for you
-Did I say you can also have a date with me in San Francisco?
You can read the column on the right of the page for a full list of incentives!
Every reward level includes all the incentives from the previous levels too!
If I reach my goal by the deadline, my project will be funded and you will get stuff. If I fail to reach my goal, however, I will get nothing, you will not be charged, and you will not receive your rewards. Bitter tears we shall weep together :(
Thanks so much for checking out my Kickstarter project. I hope you'll consider helping me out and spreading the word to those people in your life who love helping and/or getting stuff!!
I am looking forward to seeing you at the CD release party as my VIP’s!
With love and respect,
- (60 days)