Steel and Wool - Kim Beggs album

Steel and Wool - Kim Beggs' Album Campaign
Steel and Wool song demo 

Steel and Wool, the album, is a collection of songs that make you feel and think. It empowers your head to understand your heart. It helps you to understand the heads and hearts of the people around you. It is album of anguish and wonder.

Steel and Wool will be self produced in the studio with excellent engineers working along side. I have spent the last two years prolifically writing and cowriting. I have also been building my skills, making art and developing film ideas to share with you.

I am looking for you to be on my Steel and Wool Team! By doing so you’ll be actively participating in the creation of the music you love – not only sustaining my imaginative vision, but also nourishing a stronger and better community through music.

I am dedicated to serving the world with music. I am told time and time again how much my music uplifts and empowers the people who receive it. I am constantly humbled and grateful for this and it moves me to keep on creating.

I am dedicated to paying fair wages to all the session musicians, sound engineers, producers, co-writers, and everyone else involved in creating the album. Fair wages are paid either by the hour, by the song or by the day and is based on what each contractor charges. Your investment will benefit all the hard working people contracted to bring this album to life – all those who build the foundation of music in our world and inside our hearts. 


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Kim Beggs Bio

Sincere, vulnerable, clear eyed and tough, Yukon's Kim Beggs has garnered 7 Western Canadian Music Award nominations, including Solo Roots Album 2018 and 3 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations plus a recent nomination for an Independent Music Award for her fifth solo album, Said Little Sparrow. Kim delivers a heartfelt darkness in a beautiful back woods, beat driven performance. Kim has toured with Buffy Saint Marie, Chris Jagger and more. 

“it’s hugely refreshing to hear not only interesting and engaging lyrics, but also beautifully crafted songs”. 

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Some details of production:

The album production will begin on January 5, 2020 and be complete by March 20, 2020. 

At the bottom are the true costs of producing and marketing an album in order for me to present my music and artistic vision to the world. The costs reflect fair wages for all involved in the project.

In the event that the amount raised is lower than the real costs, I am committed to paying fair wages to all people involved. 

The amount that I raise in the campaign will determine to depth of production and the scope of distribution for my album in terms of radio play and beyond.

As a solo artist my entire career is based on hiring every single person who contributes to my recordings, performances and distribution of my music.


How to get involved! How can you help?

Take a look at the different Finance Levels below that are available during this campaign. As you may know, Kim Beggs is also a visual artist and some levels offer some of her very own unique creations. Once you have chosen the option that appeals to you most, proceed as directed.

You may also contact Kim Beggs directly to make a personalized arrangement, such as gifting Airmiles, other in kind donations or donating in a different manner.  email: [email redacted]


ALBUM FINANCE LEVELS:

Level 1 -  no reward requested
any amount you choose
Thank you

Level 2 - every little bit helps!
$1
Thank you

Level 3 - CD Presale
$25 or more
- physical cd
Thank you

Level 4
$50 or more
- physical cd
- thank you in the album liner notes
- art card Kim Beggs painting print
- stone from Yukon River
Thank you

Level 5
$100 or more
- 2 physical cds
- thank you in the album liner notes
- 1 art card set of Kim Beggs painting prints
- 2 stones from Yukon River
- 2 lyric tote bags - lyrics silk screened on
Thank you

Level 6
$500 or more
- 6 physical cds
- thank you in the album liner notes
- 2 art card sets of Kim Beggs painting prints
- 6 stones from Yukon River
- 6 lyric tote bags - lyrics silk screened on
your company logo inside the cd artwork
Thank you

Level 7
$2000 or more
- 15 physical cds
- thank you in the album liner notes
- 3 art card sets of Kim Beggs painting prints
- 15 stones from Yukon River
- 15 lyric tote bags - lyrics silk screened on
-original water colour painting of artistic interpretation of a building of your choice by Kim Beggs
- 15 card prints of this painting with a greeting of your choice on the back
your company logo inside the cd artwork
your company logo at the beginning of official music video from new album
Thank you

Level 8
$5000 or more
- 30 physical cds
-thank you in the album liner notes
- 30 art cards of  Kim Beggs painting prints
-30 stone from Yukon River
-30 lyric tea towels - lyrics silk screened on it
-30 lyric tote bags - lyrics silk screened on
-original water colour painting of artistic interpretation of a building of your choice by Kim Beggs
- 30 card prints of this painting with a greeting of your choice on the back
- original polymer clay, sculpture figurine - artistic interpretation  of you or a person of your choice - designed and built by Kim Beggs, a polymer clay expert and journeyman carpenter - approximately 4” high
- original polymer clay building miniature - artistic interpretation  of your home or a building of your choice designed and built by Kim Beggs, a polymer clay expert and journeyman carpenter - approximately 4” high
your company logo inside the of cd packaging
your company logo on the outside back of cd packaging
your company logo silkscreened on tote bags
your company logo at the beginning of official music video
Thank you
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GOAL: $13500

for hard costs of high quality recording that reflects Kim Beggs' artistic vision:

Detailed Production Costs:

Album Producer
Donated
Kim Beggs - Album Producer

Vocal Producer
$1500
Bob Hamilton

Sound Engineering and Studio Rental
$4000
Bob Hamilton - Old Crow Recording Studio in Whitehorse, YT
Howard Bilerman - Hotel 2 Tango Studio in Montreal, QC
David Gavin Baxter - Knob and Tube Studio in Toronto, ON
Various studios around North America (CAN, USA)

Mixing and Mastering
$3000
David Travers-Smith - Found Sound in Toronto, ON

Session Musicians
$4000
Brian Kobayakawa - upright bass and electric bass (ON)
Anni Avery - organ (YT)
Bob Hamilton - electric guitar and vox (YT)
Gurf Morlix - electric guitar and vox (TX)
Doug Cox - dobro, vox (BC)
Sharon Anderson - vox (TN)
Mike O'Brien - guitar, vox (QC)
Campbell Woods - vox (QC)
Natalie Edelson - vox (YT)
Kevin Barr - vox (YT)
Steve Slade - harmonica (YT),
*and other guests

Album Design
Donated
- Kim Beggs - Album, lyric, chords and story CD insert booklet layout and design

Photography
$500
- Professional photo session

CD and Merchandise Manufacturing
$4000
-CD manufacturing
- tote bags

Original Visual Art Creations by Kim Beggs
Donated
-water colour painting
-polymer clay sculptures


Airfare, Meal and Lodging Costs for session musicians 
$2500
(*Airmiles would be graciously accepted as sponsorship!)
- 1 week of accommodations downtown for Brian Kobayakawa would also be graciously accepted.
- Flight costs, accommodations & meals -  Bass player Brian Kobayakawa to fly to Whitehorse  from Toronto, to record bed tracks recording in Whitehorse Studio


Marketing - not including touring
$32 500 +
Any funds above and beyond recording will be put toward marketing including paying publicist, ads, postage etc
Radio Tracker for several songs - $7500
Publicist- $10000+
Other printed materials - $1000
Mail outs - $1000


GOAL: $13500 needed for hard costs of high quality recording
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Thank you for considering the financing of this album!

kinds regards,

Kim

Donations

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  • Patricia Bragg 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Tom Malone  
    • $10 
    • 8 mos
  • Duncan Sinclair 
    • $200 
    • 10 mos
  • Michelle Godin 
    • $75 
    • 10 mos
  • Sarah MacDougall 
    • $25 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer

Kim Beggs 
Organizer
Whitehorse, YT

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