Yo my name is Nicholas. And this is ridiculous. Need some actual money, not gummy money, so I can make delicious...music? I tried. Sorry, guys.
ANYWAY here's the FRICKIN DEAL: I am a new dad, a new husband, and an old artist (I've been making music since 2002.) Vine introduced me to the world, and I now have an audience that I only dreamed of as a child. I need all of your help. I need everyone's help. Anyone and everyone who has ever cared about music. Anybody who likes amazing, weird art. Everyone who feels like an outsider. I NEED YOU. TO HELP ME MAKE MY ALBUM. To help me survive as an artist in this strange world, and to help me pursue a dream I have had in my eyes since I was 13 years old: The dream to MAKE MUSIC.
Here is pretty much exactly what I need (and I won't get too technical because it's HELLA BORING but you need to know these basics):
1. Professional recording equipment / a studio space to record in. We have two options: I record the album in my home and invest in proper recording equipment and professional assistance. Or, we record in a "real" studio, which costs money PER HOUR to use a studio space, and I need to pay everyone involved. (See #2)
2. A team. (Producers, mix engineers, session players)
3. Album mastering (The final process of recording! This makes the album sound FINISHED. Every song on the radio is mastered. We need radio play)
4. A drummer/band
5. TIME to put together a full length record with the parties mentioned above!
6. Vinyl, CDs, and digital promotion for the music (contrary to popular belief- it costs money to get my music onto iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, and any other streaming platform!)
7. MUSIC VIDEO(S) for the single(s) from the album. (Director, camera, crew, editor.)
8. An eletric shaver because I'm waaaaaaay too hairy.
9. A small bowl of potato salad.
10. Are you really still reading this?
11. Do you get it yet?
12. It's a LOT OF STUFF. LITERALLY WAY TOO MUCH TO EVEN MENTION...
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET FOR DONATING TO MY CAUSE:
• Donate $50 or more - free digital download of album
• Donate $100 or more - free digital download of the album AND a signed CD.
• Donate $200 or more - receive a limited edition vinyl of album
• Donate $500 or more - receive all of the above as well as signed official Megalis merchandise AND a CREDIT ON THE ALBUM.
• Donate $1,000 or more - receive all of the above, + a CREDIT ON THE ALBUM, PLUS a one-on-one LIVE SKYPE CONCERT from Nicholas. Just for you.
The last few years of my life, creating videos and music for ALL OF YOU...have been...LIFE CHANGING. (Still super bummed though that Vine deleted my entire career. Nbd.) But hey! I met my wife on Vine! Can you believe that? We had a BABY TOGETHER. I am more inspired RIGHT NOW than I HAVE EVER BEEN to make this music.
This is the TIME.
THIS IS MY MOMENT.
I have never been one to ask for help. I have done EVERYTHING I possibly can do on my own. I've spent the last DECADE funding my music out of my pocket, putting 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year into it, trying desperately to make this happen. I am so close I can feel it. I just need a little bit of help. And that is why I am here.
Thank you from the bottom of my Greek heart.
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