Help Me Finish My New Solo Album

$5,000 goal

Campaign created 3 months ago

Hi, I'm October Evans, and I'm a genderqueer/trans musician-singer/songwriter living in Colorado. I've been in the independent music scene and did it the DIY route for nearly 20-odd years. I had a good run with my previous 7 bands and a rap group over the years, but now is the time to go solo.

Recently, I hired several studio musicians and had to set up a monthly payment plan with them to help me work on the instrumental tracks for the new solo album, which is slated for a Summer 2019 release date (definitely happening on a Friday - that's all we can tell you! Shhh!), then I'd enter TBM Studios and CCM Studios to record my vocals and do mixing/mastering/post-production work to have it ready for both physical album and digital music distribution on all platforms via CDBaby (for physical album distribution) and DistroKid (for digital music distribution to iTunes, Spotify, Instagram/Facebook Music, YouTube/Google Play Music, Amazon Music, etc., etc.) This album is so important to me on many levels, primarily because I've been writing songs to share my experiences and my journey for the last 20 years, and how it led me to this point in my life, and it's also music that the world needs to hear right now, especially with everything going on politically here in USA and around the world. 

I'm raising a total of $5,000 to cover the costs of studio expenses, pay my studio musicians, mixing/mastering/editing expenses, album artwork designs/photography for the album covers and insert booklets, and to pay for digital/physical album distribution. If you donate 20 or 50 dollars, you'd be helping me finish the new album that's near completion and also get some rewards/benefits in return for showing your support with donations. Those type of rewards/benefits would include stuff like an official October Evans T-Shirt/Sticker bundle pack, a personalized thank you letter/postcard, a free autographed copy of my new album when it comes out, free digital download links/codes to get my new album from my website and so forth.

It's my way of saying thank you for pledging/donating to my campaign to finish a long overdue solo album that I've been working on for the last 6 years, and this fundraising goal of $5,000 will help me get there and get the album out to the world, go back on the road to tour again and support said album, and to make music videos for the upcoming singles yet to be selected, etc. I'm excited about making this happen, and if you have any questions or issues/concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me here.

This fundraiser would benefit me and the aforementioned listed above in the highlighted links, so you'd not only be helping me finish this album, but you'd be helping them allow me to afford their rates and pay them off faster instead of making monthly payments to finish the entire solo album.

Visit my official website here, and support me as a fanclub member on Bandcamp for $3, $5 or $10 a month and/or join me at the only Ko-Fi-exclusive fanclub platform that offers EVERYTHING in your benefits/rewards packages you get, plus more for any price you can afford on a monthly basis - you can pay as low as $1 a month or higher than $100/month and get all the same aforementioned benefits/rewards (the Ko-Fi platform is for low-income/marginalized communities and not for those who are well off and make way more than the 99%), right after you finish donating to help me finish a long overdue album on time for its Summer 2019 release. Those fan-club platforms will generate a sustainable and stable source of income every month so that I can afford to make more music, release more music videos, book more live gigs on the road, afford recording studio expenses, etc., and never again have to rely on one-time donations to platforms like my recently failed Kickstarter campaign or here on GoFundMe.

Some of the rewards/tiers I'm offering on this GoFundMe campaign will be limited, while others will be made readily available and will never run out of stock on both aforementioned fanclub platforms. I look forward to sharing more updates with you here about the new album and I'll see you soon! The deadline to finish this solo album and the fundraising campaign is needed to be done before May 5th, 2019, because that's when I start preparing for the first of 3 music videos, the album release date and the first few concerts locally here to start off my new tour this summer on the road. And finally, to conclude, it would mean the world to me if you donated to this GoFundMe campaign, so that I can make this solo album become a reality and finished at long last after 6 years of toiling away in several studios trying to get it done on a tight studio budget that I could only afford in the past. This is a really important album, and I hope that with your donations, I can put an end to a 6-year-long journey to finish one great album, go back on the road again and so forth.

Stay tuned for more details, be notified of updates here and I'll be seeing y'all soon!

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Here's some news from yours truly:

As of late, I just signed a recording studio contract with Eric Reid of TBM Studios to confirm the payment plan and start the process of recording new tracks for the album. It's an exciting time to be working with him from my home studio here in Arvada and going to visit him at his studio location in Greeley, putting together what I believe will be a kickass solo album.

That said, here's a photo of what I've been working on as of late. Hopefully, it'll help confirm that I am indeed working on a solo album and that I still need your help raising money to finish said solo album. Thank you for being so supportive, and I hope we can raise the money needed soon.


P.S., the reason we're raising the aforementioned total of $5,000 is because according to the studio contract I signed with Eric at TBM Studios, the entire album is a total of $3,850 and the rest of the money is going to studio musicians I've hired, getting the artwork done and the album distribution costs. Hopefully, that'll clear up any concerns or thoughts/questions you might've had regarding this fundraising campaign.
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