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I am a singer, songwriter, & music producer. After spending the last 3 years dedicating my time to help other artists get to the next level in their careers, I'm really excited to announce that I have been focussing on sharing more solo music again. That means, putting out a new Joel Piper album, the first proper Avery Pkwy rock album, & all the other projects that are living in my head. (I want to play shows as well)
I am so blessed to be able to make music that has touched people. On my journey, God's allowed me to inspire many lives around the world, play with amazing people, and accomplish some cool things. I've released two top 10 iTunes rock albums and a top 11 iTunes pop album. iTunes hand picked me as the free song of the week where I received 1/4 million free downloads in 7 days.
Most of these accomplishments were possible because of YOU! my friends and family.
Right now I make all my records on a 2012 Mac Pro laptop. This recording setup has worked great for me over the past few years!
Using my current mobile rig, recently Jack Tempchin and my album was nominated for "Album Of The Year" for this year's San Diego Music Awards. My old rock band's album debuted at #7 on the iTunes rock chart. And I also had a #1 record on South American Radio RCN with a record I produced for my friend Shawn Pereira.
Also while using my current mobile recording rig, I've helped every new artist I've worked with, either get signed, land management deals, or other opportunities lifting them to the next step in their dreams.
NOW I feel like I am ready to take my musical creativity to the next level.
My goal is to upgrade to a professional high definition recording setup that will provide me no limitations. - To be techy, this includes an iMac desktop, Pro Tools 12 software, pro audio converters, SSD external memory, and the nessesary plugins that are needed for the 64bit system upgrade. (this is a pro solution that will be able to handle musical my ideas)
THE "WHY" OF MY CROWD FUND GOAL:
I feel it is time to up my game and make the most creative bodies of music I've ever made. (Joel Piper, Avery Pkwy, tons of other projects I have planned)
What the average person may not know is how much computer processing goes into making great records that may sound "simple".
For example Katy Perry's song "Teenage Dream" was made on Pro Tools HD software with 128 channels or "tracks" of audio in the session while hundreds of plugins were running simultaneously for mixing. Thats a lot of tracks!
Considering I spend almost every day all day creating music, upgrading to a state of the art HD recording system would allow me to take my creativity to the next level. The "Pro Level" (said in epic deep voice).
At the present time, I am trading work for a temporary creating space from friends in San Diego. So far, I've invested a little over $80,000 of my personal money into getting musical instruments, audio hardware, sound paneling, computers, software, etc.
All of this dedication is just a result of how music makes me feel. I always create with one rule in mind; if the song makes me feel good, then maybe it will make someone else feel good too.
WHAT YOU ARE HELPING CREATE:
Over the years I've had contact with numerous labels and A&R and have had generous input from them concerning my music. But, because of the diversity of what I create, I do not fit into the mold of the music machine's "standard marketable figure".
I'm very thankful that you guys have stuck with me and embraced this attribute about me as I grow and discover more about myself as an artist.
I will continue to try to be an ambassador of love and happiness through art no matter what. So, this isn't me begging for money. But rather, it's about rounding up my friends and family to help me focus on my vision and take it to the next level.
TO ALL BACKERS:
I WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH TONS OF CONTENT ON THE PROGRESS OF MY NEW AVERY PKWY AND JOEL PIPER ALBUMS AS I AM WORKING TO COMPLETE AND DELIVER THEM TO YOUR EARS.
Below are the rewards I've created for you!
Let me know if there are any adjustments you want to make to the rewards, or new rewards you think would be cool so that we can make this work the best it can! This is for you guys as much as it is for me.
Both albums will be completed and delivered in 2016.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any amount of support is not too small or big. I promise I want to make this worth it for you because I understand the value of your hard earned money.
If you feel this is for you, partner with me as I use art and personal expression as a tool to help uplift lives.