Last year I set out to raise money for a new record. I did it right from this very website, just using my existing mailing list and social media reach. The response was awesome!
What began as a “record” evolved into a very different project. Since the way music is consumed these days is so vastly different than even 5 years ago, I decided to change w/ the times. Instead of a record, I decided to give my backers (people who contributed to the campaign) a new song ever month.
I began delivering new songs in May of this year. As I write, I’ve released 5 brand new songs as well as a 10 song live record. Not bad for 5 months!
What dawned on me was that I had a bit of writers block… and I didn’t even realize it! 2010 was the last time I “officially” released anything. That’s waaaaaaay too long to be silent!
Since I feel accountable to the people who gave me money to make new music, I’ve had no choice but to produce. I’ve had to let go of my perfectionism, my fears and anxiety and just get the new music out the door.
It’s been stressful to say the least, but it was what I’ve needed for a long time.
So today I write to announce that I will be doing a Kickstarter campaign to gain more backers, in other words…
- I want more people to hold me accountable,
- I want more people to give me feedback
- And I want more people to care about this project!
So get ready, because I’m on a mission and there’s no stopping me now!