I'm excited to announce a really awesome start up I'm working on called "Audition Source!"
Audition Source will be an online platform that is designed to help performing artists find the best audition materials and other professional resources for their repertoire, while helping the creating artists (composers, lyricists, and playwrights) get discovered, credited and paid for their material!
This website will include an advanced search engine of an interactive database of audition material. When you click on a song or monologue, it will open up a profile which will include:
-Links to sites or places where you can find and/or purchase sheet music, scripts and audio/video files or accompaniments.
-Details such as character bios, vocal range, the show synopsis, song genre and style, etc.
-Info about performers who may have done the piece/role before.
-Recommended and similar material.
Audition Source will also be a forum for performing artists to discuss and rate materials based on factors such as how often the material is seen, the difficulty of the accompaniment, and more!
Here is another cool part: YOU can help add to the database! Simply fill out a form with as much information as possible to be uploaded to the database, which will then be validated for accuracy by a group of moderators, and PRESTO! Your material can be a part of the site. This will create an ever growing database of materials, which will be regularly updated for accuracy. See something missiing or incorrect? Let us know and we can make the changes needed!
In order for this to happen though, I need YOUR help! My goal is $2000 for seed funding to start this business. I will be applying for a Fiscal Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas to help obtain grant funding. Fractured Atlas requires that you raise $1000 on your own, to qualify for grant funding and sponsorship.
The funding I am seeking goes toward:
-Staff time for site research/design/planning
-Set up and State fees for setting up an LLC
-Domain name licensing
-Marketing and advertisement
My projected deadline to meet my funding goal is January of 2018!
I would like to mention that I am also doing a research project for school detailing the journey I am taking to start up this business, so the sooner I can move on to the next phase of the project, the better!
I am accepting any amount you can give! Be it $100, $50, $25, $18, $10, $5, or even $1. If you cannot give to the project, I would also appreciate it if you could share my gofundme campaign on social media with your friends or family! It only takes a moment out of your day, and would mean a lot to me.
Asking for help is extremely difficult, so I am incredibly humbled to be putting this out there and asking for your help in making this project a reality. I think that many artists would benefit from this website, and it would create an incredible new platform to help connect the performing arts community.
To show you my gratitude in helping me fund this project, if you choose to not give anonymously, you will be credited on Audition Source. I am also going to be doing special online performances, with more details to come, to present another opportunity to recognize anyone that contributes. All contributors will get free swag and and discounted merchandise! Anyone who contributes $100 or more will also receive a free membership to the platform for all time!
All that said, I appreciate any help you can provide, be it in a small contribution, or support in sharing my campaign and spreading the word. Anything helps! Thank you for taking the time to read about my campaign and I hope you have a fabulous day!
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