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Join acclaimed gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss in making a bold new album and music video that explores exciting creative territories.
Join acclaimed gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss in making a bold new album and music video that explores exciting creative territories.
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The past few years have been some of the most difficult of my life. To say that I’ve grown and changed as a result would be a serious understatement. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t -- social media is only a small slice of reality. But my art is a raw, unvarnished presentation of who I am and what is going on in my life. You’ve seen that over and over again, in videos and songs like Rise, Lover, I Do, Bears, Son of a Preacher Man, MamaMore Than Temporary, and Gay Christmas. You’ve seen me struggle, you’ve watched me grow, and together we have connected through our shared experiences.

Territories is the most complex and evocative storytelling I have ever undertaken. You’ve grown to know me as a troubadour of love -- that has not, and will never, change. But in Territories I push that to a whole new level, seeking to map previously unexplored areas of love. That requires venturing into the unknown, places full of excitement and mystery and fear, rather than claiming to understand with certainty what love is.

We’ve been on this journey together for more than a decade now. In fact, my whole adult life has been an amazing trail of long tours, exciting video shoots, cramped studios, and -- most importantly -- you, your smiling faces, captivating stories, late night dinners, endless couches, humbling hospitality, and your unconditional love and support. 

I hope you’ll join me for this new journey as well. I hope you’ll support Territories, my new full-length album, and the music video for my first single.

Thank you.

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Risks and challenges

Creating art is inherently challenging. Beyond the daunting task of making something from nothing, there are relationships to build, puzzles to solve, and of course bills to pay within a reasonable budget. As an independent artist, I have learned how to do all of these things effectively and consistently. My track record speaks for itself.

Over the past 11 years, I have produced 7 full albums, 8 EPs, and 10 singles. In that same time I’ve produced 19 music videos and scored a feature film. I have built relationships with artists all over the world, working with more than 150 independent artists on my last two Kickstarter projects alone.

My work strives to tell stories that nobody else is willing to tell. I have embraced my experience as a gay man and have used it to help heal people and facilitate productive conversation. I have always, and will always, strive to create art intentionally and responsibly.

I will deliver a great product and I will do it within my budget. My history, experience, and past success are proof that I'm up to the challenge.

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    Personalized video thank you on my social media.

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    Digital Download!

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    Digital download of "Territories" and personally autographed album artwork.

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    Limited edition Tom Goss t-shirt!

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    Web Concert!

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    Access to a live invite-only web concert. You get to choose which of my songs I play & ask me questions in real time!

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    2019 Beefcake Calendar!

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    For the fourth year in a row, I'll be doing a sexy and funny calendar -- it's 12 months of Tom!

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    Customized Beefcake Calendar!

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    Got a special day (birthday, anniversary, etc.) you’d like to commemorate? You can share it with the world via a personalized (you can even add a picture), dedicated day in my 2019 Beefcake Calendar. Reserve your day before someone else does!

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    VIP Access!

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    Includes one backstage hangout with Tom before a concert, as well as a private password for behind-the-scenes, invite-only live feeds from scheduled studio recording sessions, music video shoots, and project updates.

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    Territories on Vinyl!

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    Limited edition vinyl printing of my new album, with a special autographed and numbered insert.

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    Dinner with Tom and Mike!

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    Tom and Mike will be your guests for a fun dinner, at your favorite restaurant, when they’re in your town.

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    Your Very Own Love Song!

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    Tom writes a custom, personalized song for you and/or a loved one. You and Tom spend time working together, talking about your feelings and experiences, in order to create something truly unique.

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    Tom Live!

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    Schedule Tom to perform for you and your friends at a house party, a special event, a benefit for your favorite charity, or wherever you'd like. We even work together to create the set list! (Show runs 75 - 90 minutes. Travel and lodging expenses not included.)

    *Also includes rewards #1 - 9, does not include reward #10.

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    In Studio Experience!

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    Spend a full day (between June 8-12) in a professional Los Angeles studio with Tom and Ian as they record "Territories." See up close and personal how a record is really made. A once in a lifetime experience! (Travel and lodging expenses not included.)

    *Also includes rewards #1 - 9, does not include reward #10 & 11.

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    Love Song Live!

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    This is a combination of Rewards #10 & #11 -- you get a personalized love song AND have Tom perform it live at a custom concert. Save $350!

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    Studio & Stage!

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    This is a combination of Rewards #11 & #12 -- you get the studio session experience AND a custom concert from Tom! Save $500!

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    Appear In A Music Video!

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    Ever wanted to be in a music video? Now’s your chance! Be on screen with Tom and company in one upcoming music video. (Your specific role TBD. Travel and lodging expenses not included.)

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    Tour With Tom!

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    Experience life on the road with a touring musician. Spend 3 days & 2 nights on the road with Tom. See the shows, hang backstage, meet fun people, stay up too late, and experience new cities. (Travel expenses not included, travel arrangements TBD.)

    *Also includes rewards #1 - 9 & #12, does not include reward #11 & 13 - 15.

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    You get every reward on this list! Everything! What else could you possibly want?

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