Through the Storms

When my thoughts quiet and I can hear my inner voice,  I hear music. It's been this way for a long time.  I've always had a song inside my heart that I was singing to myself or someone else. Eventually I started recording these songs for other people. For many years I've made music independently as the industry of music flipped on its ends.  The value of music shifted from a purchase economy where we spent $20 to hold on to an album, to interact with the art and the emotions, in some cases for a short time and in others forever. Now we stream a song here or there, and the artist makes about $0.001 (fraction of a cent). For me that has meant that I continue to make & release my music, while I work multiple freelance jobs here in New York. 

That's been cool but ...
In a matter of days because of Covid-19, I'll not be able to be bar tending, event coordinating, etc for the coming months. I'm part of the gig workers economy here in NYC & we're getting hit really hard right now. So, while I lay low at home, I'll be working on my new album.  I'm launching a crowd-funder to finish and distribute it. Is this the right time?  I believe it is, because I believe in the value of music, my voice, my art, and music's power to unite us.  We'll need hope, and the arts even more during this time to maintain our humanity.  I rather be prolific, keep the lights on, and create something that could give some comfort through these troubling times

I've been working on this album for the last year and it's almost done! It's called "Through the Storms". It's a rock & soul album. The album has 13 standard tracks, as well as 5 bonus tracks. I've written and produced the album and it's really personal and straight from my heart. There are songs about loss, grieving, mental health, faith, love. Of making it through difficult times and finding hope and strength. Let's do it together. 
Will you join me in a journey Through the Storms?

- Fund my campaign at a level of $1+, and I'll send you the lead  single & title track from the album "Through The Storms" (available immediately)

- Fund at a level of $20+ and I'll send you a single (eta Summer 2020), and the full album when it's done (eta Fall 2020)

- Fund at a level of $50+ and I'll send you 3 singles (eta Summer 2020), unreleased works in progress  & the full album (eta Fall 2020)

- Fund at $100+ and I'll send you 3 singles (eta Summer 2020), unreleased works, 3 unreleased tracks & the full album (eta Fall 2020)

- Fund at $200+ and I'll send you 3 singles (eta Summer 2020), unreleased works, personalized messages & video footage from the studio, 5 unreleased tracks & the full album (eta Fall 2020)

- Fund at $250+ and I'll shoot headshots for you (NYC area only)

- Fund at $500+ and I'll write or cover a song for you (either to you, or produce the song for you)

The money will be used to finish recording & mixing the album, distribute it, fulfill aforementioned fund-level pledges, and keep the lights ablaze. 

My deepest gratitude and love to you.
xo Aris

Donations

  • Tommy Geraci  
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Thomas Geraci 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 4 mos
  • Drew Broman 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Laura Walker 
    • $200 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Aris Ziagos 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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