Hello people! I’ve decided to make this crowdfunder and open myself up to ask for your help. I want to create an album. It has been a long time coming and I am now half waythere in terms of fully produced songs but in reality the album itself is the tip of an iceberg of years of work, life experience, big ups and downs and literally my blood sweat and tears. Lots of tears.
Through 2020 I started to release the kind of music and videos that I’m truly passionate about… and I don’t want to stop now. I love my art and want to share it with you as abundantly as possible. Of course I want it to ‘do well’ and be successful but to be honest, that’s not my priority now. Too many times have I gone for success and fallen into the trap of thinking I need to do things a certain way or be something other than what I am in order to be successful. But what does success even mean if you don’t have your Self? Real success for me means to be my realest fullest Self in everything I do – without that everything else looses its meaning. So I’m asking for your help to do what I do best – make some music and videos with a positive message!
The album will be a collection of songs – some new as well as some familiar for anyone that’s stuck with me since early on. I have 5 songs fully produced and 6 more left to record… I need your help to bring them to life, along with music videos and a marketing budget to help give them a push to as many people as possible!
I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did last year if it wasn’t for private sponsors and support in kind. Here’s a cost breakdown of what goes in to doing what I do:
Studio time (per track): £500
Session musicians (per track): £0 - £150
Music Video: £500 - £1500
Marketing including radio and PR: £30 - £500
I have a team around me to help with everything – Sam my engineer/ co producer, my musician pals, Andy my manager, Luke my radio plugger, and Lewis my PR man. Now all that’s left is YOU.
I’ll be releasing songs individually and anyone that sponsors will receive them for free as well as a personal thank you from me. For bigger investors, you’ll be invited to join me virtually along the journey and get the inside scoop, as well as getting hold of the songs before anyone else has heard them! And for really big investors (£1000+) you’re effectively my label and I’ll come and play a private gig for you and your mates.
Whatever you can give is massively appreciated – you are allowing me to fulfil my potential as an artist and I am forever grateful. If you can’t give money then any support in kind, expertise, help in anyway is more than welcome – just give me an email: [email redacted]
Thank you so much.
Love John x
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