In this new music economy, we the people are the record label. We rise up & decide what we want to hear.
We're now at $10K. If we can get to $15K in this last week, it will ensure that we can not only make an EP, but get it heard.
JOIN THE PLEASE PLEASE ME DREAMIN' TEAM!
Here's an indie band DIY budget to make a first recording.
Studio, one week of 10-hr days = $3000
Producer = $5000
Mixing & Mastering = $2500
CD Duplication = $1000
Radio Promo = $3600
Publicity Campaign = $4700
This is the cost to do it "poor man's professional" style. As cheap as possible, while maintaining a quality to compete with the pros.
Who are the Please, Please Me?
Why should I give them my money???
There was a girl in new york city, named Jessie Torrisi
She spent her days working in skyscrapers & her nights secretly writing songs (trying not to wake the neighbors)
She dreamt of traveling the world -- singing, strumming, drumming with a band of merry thieves.... But she'd always wake up alone.
So she moved to Austin Texas …. Always dreaming….
Little by little, her dreams started falling from the sky.
New friends she made along the way.
More than anything, they wanted to make music...
music that would MOVE PEOPLE & be heard AROUND THE WORLD.
they called themselves the Please, Please Me.
Soon they realized if they concentrated really hard, they could summon almost all their dreams into this world…
In fact, there was just one that remained just out of reach.
To make this dream happen, we need YOU.
Be a part of THE PLEASE, PLEASE ME'S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM.
We have the HEART, the SONGS, the CHUTZPAH to make SOMETHING INCREDIBLE.
But we can't do it without you. Please give what you can.
Don't worry, we know a thing or two about GIVING BACK.
(check our rewards page)
THANK YOU * MERCI BEAUCOUP * MUCHAS GRACIAS * OBRIGADA VOCÉS * XIE XIE * ARIGATO * TODAH RABAH
Seriously... thanks! xoxo ~The Please, Please Me
JESSIE TORRISI -- CEO
ALISSA SCHRAM -- NAVIGATOR ON THE CRASH COURSE OF LIFE
AGUSTIN FREDERIC -- THE MAN WHO PULLS THE STRINGS
& CECILY -- BELOVED MASCOT
THE LOAF -- OUR TRUSTY TOUR VAN
ARLO BUSH -- OUR ASS-KICKING CAMPAIGN MANAGER
... AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO JOHNNY, SARAH, THERESA, AND ERIC AT ARCHIMEDES MEDIA LAB FOR CREATING THIS VIDEO
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NO SERIOUSLY, WHY DO YOU NEED MY MONEY?
Well we all know the music industry ain't what it used to be... and that's okay!
Because what are the chances they would've given three late bloomin', outta-the-box characters like ourselves a record deal??
We work, practice, write hard! We love every minute of it!
(even the realizing that brilliant song you came up with after 20 shots of tequila needs a new chorus, or the booker in Omaha double-booked you)
We wouldn't trade this for the world.
We are SO EXCITED that CJ EIRIKSSON, a producer who's made so many records he couldn't count them (including many you've heard) is working with us.
In the last year, we've spent at least $13K of our own money on a VAN, GAS, T-SHIRTS, KAZOOS, PANTIES, POSTERS, WEBSITE, DEMOS, & STARTING THIS EP.
We're out of money! but we're close to done with this EP!
Here's the catch: as you become a more successful band, your life becomes less amenable to real jobs -- the kind where you bank.
When it's all said & done, paying the studio, engineer, producer, CD duplication place, artist to create the cover, photographer to make us look as good as we feel, iTunes to get it online... & then promo... will be $15K - $20K.
So we really really appreciate your help.
We know you work hard for your money too.
And we will go ALL THE WAY to make this a MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE for our FAMILY, FRIENDS & FANS.
~ the please, please me
psst-- go DOWNLOAD some FREE STUFF at thePleasePleaseMe.com
Yes! If you have skills... food, graphic design, web design, video skills, marketing/PR, t-shirt & panty making all cost us money... we will gladly accept a bit of your brains & sweat in exchange for dollars. Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless the internet! All backers at $20 or more will get a digital download of our EP. And if you are not in the US, but live in North America, South America, or Europe, we will mail you a signed EP as well. When shipping rates start to exceed $10, we are kind of fighting against our ultimate goal (unless you've donated $100+), so we'll be in touch to figure how to pls pls you & still leave some money to go towards this project.
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