(You can also mail a check...
just email me for details!)
I am finally doing it! I'm busy recording my debut Holiday Album at The Factory Underground Studios. As of now, the album will contain 13 tracks with vocals, piano, bass & violin. Many of you have expressed an interest in contributing financially, so I'm putting the information here. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly.
All contributions are welcome! I will be having a special live-streamed CD Release Event for all contributors! If you aren't able to contribute, I hope that you will at least plan to buy the CD when it comes out in November! If I can sell at least 500 albums, I'll be both thrilled and relieved!
The rough budget for the project is $10,000! $10K is a daunting figure, but I felt drawn to create this now. It's been such a challenging year in so many ways...especially as an entertainer. The holidays have always been a symbol of hope for me, and I think we could all use some hope and joy right now! I am music directing, playing the piano and singing...so that actually saves a lot of money. There is NO money in the budget for myself as the primary artist.
Music Licensing - $1,300
Bass - $600
Violin - $600
Studio Hours with Engineer for Recording & Mixing - $4,500
CD Printing, Mastering, Artwork, Photos, Misc... - $3,000
You are welcome to contribute for any of these items in their entirety. Or you can just make a general contribution. Here are some extra incentives for those of you wishing to contribute. I'm also open to suggestions.
Any contribution over $500 will be thanked on my website and will receive a signed CD.
Any contribution over $1000 will be thanked on my website, will receive a signed CD, will be listed as a 'producer' on the CD liner notes, and will have a credit for a personalized video of myself singing a song for anyone they would like.
Any contribution over $1500 will be thanked on my website, will receive a signed CD, will be listed as a 'producer' on the CD liner notes, and will have a free one hour concert in their home (post pandemic) or a free virtual concert for their friends and family with material curated together with myself.
The album will be out in time for the holidays...by Thanksgiving 2020 at the latest! I'm hoping for November 15th!
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