PRE-RELEASE FUNDING CAMPAIGN
Goal 1 is $1000 (see BONUSES below)
(not updated in real-time)
Music for me has always been like therapy. It was my belief for a long time that listeners came to my songs like someone slowing down to look at a car crash. I've been playing my songs to other people for a while now, and yet it's only just dawned on me that the songs I write are not just for me, but for everyone. I have spent a lot of time over the last 8 months talking to people all over the world about my music, and what I've come to realise is that the songs I write not only reflect my sorrows and joys, but theirs as well. And that, to me, is the miracle that comes from making music.
Making and performing music is about opening yourself up and being vulnerable in front of an audience. And that's also what I love about crowd-funding. It's a way of letting people know how much you need and value the contribution that they can make to your art and your life – by helping to keep the wheels turning. Importantly, it's also a way to help independent artists, like myself, to stay free to follow a vision that the commercial world may not see any real value in supporting.
Sharing my art is something that I now value as much as making it. And that's why starting this crowd funding campaign, seems like the right thing to do at this time in my creative journey. Unlike most other crowd funding campaigns, I'm hosting it here on my own website. What that means is that the money you pledge goes into making the rewards that you are buying, many of which are limited to this campaign, and helping me to continue making more music. Importantly, the money you pledge is also not going into the pockets of middlemen and corporations who have been the gatekeepers of art for the past 100 years. By supporting me here, you are helping me to continue writing, and telling stories in song that are seldom explored in the commercial musical world, and you're helping me to put food on my table, pay the rent and feed the dog.
So please take a look at the rewards offered below and remember that the money you pledge is helping to keep art free and alive. Every dollar you pay to an independent artist to create their art is one dollar that isn’t going into a corporation's coffers. And that's cool.
So thank you for your wonderful support.
MAKE YOUR OWN PreRELEASE REWARDS PACK
Here's how it works:
- Purchase anything (or everything) listed in the pledge shop below.
NOTE: All prices are a suggested minimum. If your heart and wallet are happy to oblige, you can pledge more than the price you see.
- Once you have placed the rewards you want to claim in your shopping basket, go to the checkout and pay. The money will be deducted from your Paypal account.
- All digital rewards will be delivered when the campaign ends – on the 1st of August 2018.
All physical rewards will be manufactured after that time and may take up to a month (at the most) before I send it to you via the glory of the worldwide postage system.
I will keep you informed on how things are going in the Pledger’s only Updates Page. You will receive an email with the password for this page once you have made your pledge.
- NOTE: Prices are all in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
For exchange rates visit: PayPal Currency Converter (requires you to be logged in to PayPal)
If the pledge total reaches $1000: Every person who pledged $50 or above will receive a bonus "The Tighter You Hold Onto Something... Acoustic Live" Digital Download containing the live acoustic performances of the songs on the album, sent to them with their order.
If the pledge total reaches $2000: Every person who pledged $100 or above will also receive a bonus "Best of Coffee and Croon" CD/Digital Download containing 10 of the best tracks from my live cast sent to them with their order.