Michael Paulo Record project

$16,200 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 25 months
I have been in the music for over 40 years. There has been so many changes in that time. When I first started artists could get support from a record company to help share their music.  When I started playing music it was because I loved playing the sax , It wasn't about fame and fortune. I have been very fortunate to have recorded a lot of music with many great people  in my career and make a living doing it . Today there is virtually no support from record companies for artists like myself to continue to share our songs and music . The reality is we get paid less and less for the music that we have recorded in the past that in turn has helped us to continue recording our songs. Today we get paid a fraction of a cent for a song that we recorded.I don't think many people realize this.  So many of us now depend on crowd funding to get our music heard. Where is the value in this? A world without music is like the sky without sunshine. I have been very fortunate to have touched the lives of many around the world with my perfomances and songs and I consider this a blessed gift to be able to do so. I have completed 60 percent of new songs I have recorded on my own and with the help of many friends who have contributed their time to my project . I hope this funding can compensate them and also provide the resources to complete my project . It's been 7 years snce my last recording and I have taken it as far as can and hope you can help me finish this. I have spent a lot of years helping to raise a lot of money for different charities and have always hesitated to ask for my own personal project. I ask for your support  and hope that you will give me the opportunity to continue to share my lifelong passion. you can learn more about what I do at www.michaelpaulo.com
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Good morning all,
Going down the final stretch and finishing up cd graphics and mastering to get it packaged! Thanks to direct donors we have surpassed our goal and have hired Radio Promoter Cliff Gorov to promote my first single. He has been the number one guy for many years . So excited to put something out again and it would not have been possible if not for all of you . I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and I hope the music on this record will bring you and lot's of other people joy and happiness... I plan to mail out everyone's copies in April after we get all manufactured .
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Just finished a beautiful song with my Friend Producer Paul Brown , he produced and played some cool guitar on it too..Mahalo all for helping to get it done..
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Hi all. Had a great session with my friend Paul brown yesterday. Paul has had many hits in his career and thanks to you all we got another track done. Mahalo for the opportunity to make my own music again Aloha. Michael.
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Aloha, All,
What goes around comes around , Just made a 4300 dollars donation to the red cross from the recent concert in Hawaii. Received a bunch of private donations taking my record campaign to over 8500. I am traveling for the next two weeks but now can get right into the studio to finishing the project when I am off . Appreciate you all and you helped make it happen..Aloha,Michael
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Maria Ferrell
5 months ago

Mr. Paulo, you are exactly right, that you have not only provided countless hours of listening pleasure of your beautiful and varied music songs and instrumentals. I listen to your music, every night. It is so romantic, and it is obvious that you feel deeply, every note that you play. 'My Heart & Soul' is my favorite, along with your live performances. Your beautiful maturity in some of the later songs you've played is so masculine and makes me breathless. My sweet husband died this month, and listening to your music helps. I don't have much but of course I will support you. Tomorrow, I will send my first $25 to you. I can't wait to hear more of your music. I watch your every move and facial expression when watching your live videos. Your decency, penchant for helping others , and your masculinity and romanticism is how every man should be. Thank you so very much for coming back to us. I love you so much Mr. Paulo

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$16,200 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 83 people in 25 months
Created March 28, 2016
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$100
Joseph Solis
1 month ago

As I was listening to your "My Heart and Soul" CD, I looked you up on Wikipedia to see how you were doing and happened to see the "gofundme" account set up on your behalf. I am by no means a rich man, but $100.00 will not kill me and worth supporting your goals, as listen to your music. I wish you nothing but the very best in continuing your music career. I am saddened that the "Smooth Jazz" genre is no longer played on the radio and lucky that I still have my CD collection and relive the 80's & 90's when your music was going strong. Put me on your mailing for any future dates on your schedule. Good luck and may your luck turn around. Joe

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May you continue to BE blessed and TO bless your friends and fans for decades to come!!!

NY
$100
Nelson & Myra Yuen
2 months ago

We really enjoyed your last concert which showcased your own musical talents. Looking forward to hearing your new CD.

CR
$25
Carol Robinson
2 months ago

I was at your concert 1-27-18 and it blew me away! Awesome!

ST
$100
Steve Trecker
2 months ago

Michael, Great concert last night. Thanks for working so hard on your new album/CD - can't wait to hear it.

$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
Maria Ferrell
5 months ago

Mr. Paulo, you are exactly right, that you have not only provided countless hours of listening pleasure of your beautiful and varied music songs and instrumentals. I listen to your music, every night. It is so romantic, and it is obvious that you feel deeply, every note that you play. 'My Heart & Soul' is my favorite, along with your live performances. Your beautiful maturity in some of the later songs you've played is so masculine and makes me breathless. My sweet husband died this month, and listening to your music helps. I don't have much but of course I will support you. Tomorrow, I will send my first $25 to you. I can't wait to hear more of your music. I watch your every move and facial expression when watching your live videos. Your decency, penchant for helping others , and your masculinity and romanticism is how every man should be. Thank you so very much for coming back to us. I love you so much Mr. Paulo

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