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Music Funds for Grassroots Indie Artist "Ariel Jade"

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Hiya! My name is Ariel Jade. I'm an independent music artist & songwriter from Mississippi, splitting time between there & Nashville. I grew up playing bluegrass, blues, folk, and Celtic music! I still have a love for my grassroots music but also now incorporate many "classic rock" & "folk rock" covers into my live gigs - i.e. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, CCR, The Band, Eric Clapton, etc. - as well as some "old" country like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.
I am currently recording an album that I am writing with some very talented people from RCA Records - however, I am still an independent! That means I out-of-pocket studio and travel expenses, but it also means that I maintain more administrative rights, etc. with my music.
That all being said, it costs me roughly $1,000-$1,500 each trip per song. I'm on song 5/10 right now, and my savings fund has dwindled to nothing more than 1 month's worth of bills.
I have to either stop production mid-album until I can save enough funds, or the internet & crowdfunding lovers of music will save my work on this project & release projection for end of 2024.

I'll set a goal per each song and will update the goal as we knock each song out!
After my album is covered, roughly at the $6,000-$7,500 mark after studio tracking time & mastering engineer payments have been made, I will increase the goal again to help me purchase a camper van that will allow me to start traveling for gigs and not spending my entire payment on lodging. I also don't have a vehicle right now - I am blessed with a partner who lends me theirs - so getting the van will also give me a primary vehicle once again. I had to sell my last truck to pay for home repairs after spending most of my initial savings on a divorce case that was ultimately denied in the state of MS.

ANYWHOOO - if you'd like to support this lil ole indie artist, please donate here!
Every penny counts. Every "share" counts. I appreciate you taking the time to read!

Regardless of if you can contribute, I really hope you enjoy the new songs that I have been writing & recording. "Find Your Happy" & "As Close As You Can Get" are out now if you want a taste of the new 'old country' sound that I'm leaning into for this particular album! Streaming on all platforms - just search "Ariel Jade" (: Listen FREE on YouTube <3

Donations (5)

  • Bob Borucki
    • $200 
    • 13 d
  • Steven Knox
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Steven Barry
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Thomas Webb
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 2 mos


Ariel Jade Riche
Jackson, MS

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