I have decided to make a Go-Fund Me page after speaking with different friends about the best way to come up with the many expenses that go into making a new album. I wanted to let everyone know the details and what will need to happen to make this new record a reality.
I have 10 new songs ready to go and record and first need to pay a studio for the production costs. I have a great studio, Tom Frost recording, located in Sacramento, CA. Tom will also be drumming on the new album. He played on the "Welcome to the Freakshow" album and also did the 2016 tour with Jeff LaBar and I.
Recording costs are a huge upfront expense to make this new record a reality. I will have to drive from Nevada (and sometimes from Canada) to the studio in CA, so travel costs are also involved. After we record we will also have to mix the album and then get it mastered. Once we have the final master completed, we need to press the CD to make it available to the public. So there is a lot of time and scheduling involved in just making and releasing the album, in addition to the large up-front costs.
I would also like to be able to pay to get some great PR on the new album so we can really make M!SS CRAZY known to the general public, beyond the limits of Facebook and beyond where we have been able to reach in the past. Making new music is something that really takes a lot of time and effort. I have done so many albums in the past and to put one together after so many years is hard to do but I am ready and excited to do it.
I am asking that you might donate to this cause if you believe in M!SS CRAZY and want to see this new album come to fruition. If we raise even more than I need, I would love to also release a video and get more merchandise ordered (as many of you have been asking for new M!SS CRAZY shirts and gear) and possibly even plan a tour for 2019. It will all depend on what we can raise and how sales go. The new album is the first step.
I am beyond thankful and grateful for all of you who have always supported my music and many of you who have also supported me in the past in many other ways. My fans are the greatest and each and every one of you is very near and dear to my heart.
Anything you are able and willing to give will be appreciated. Even $5 helps. If I had every fan even donate $5 each, we would be able to do everything first class for this new album. We can do this!
Anyone who donates $40 or more will also get a personally signed photo and M!SS CRAZY CD. Much love to everyone. I look forward to recording this new M!SS CRAZY album and am hoping to be able to release it by February 2019.
Thank you in advance, Ronnie Borchert a.k.a. Markus Allen Christopher