JP3 is putting their mark on the map this year with a full length
album release! We're headed to Fortress of Solitude Studios in
Maryville, Tennessee at the end of January for a week to record some
more of our music for you! Your contributions will go straight into
the studio production expenses of this CD.
We don't want to come across as ungrateful. For that reason, we're
offering some great perks for being part of this process.
The cost of the studio time can rack up quickly. We have a baseline
estimate of $1500 for a week worth of recording. While we're going to
be putting in as much money as we can, your contribution goes directly
to the costs along with the post production and printing which will
run roughly another $1500. A $3000 baseline estimate includes:
- 1 Week of studio recording time
- Post Production, Mixing and Mastering
- CD Production for the first batch of CDs
- Submission to Pandora, SiriusXM, iTunes, etc.
About the Goal
So what we've done is set an arbitrary goal. The number is there
specifically to have a ceiling and is in no way a reflection of what
we need. We will be grateful for your contributions in any capacity
and don't want to put a hardened goal down. We basically don't want to
pressure you into anything. You're contributions are a HUGE help and
any amount is an amount that we're grateful for. So our goal, which is
set at $3,500 is simply a number that is required on the platform.
Keep in mind, in the event we fulfill this campaign, every penny will
go toward the CD. There are always expenses outside of studio and
mix/master. Prices get lower when more CDs are purchased, there are
costs associated with Pandora, iTunes, etc. Promotions and Advertising
for the new album are all external costs that we can apply funds to so
rest assured, our goal here, although arbitrary, has investments that
the funds can be applied to.
Largely, the bulk of this campaign can be viewed as a presale effort.
Each contribution of $20 or more receives a signed CD. For the larger
contributions, we've thought of some very unique perks that not only
get your hands on a CD, but make you part of the project. Our perks
include everything from special thanks in the liner notes on the CD to
signed lyrics sheets and even a private show for you and your friends!
The way we have the campaign set up is simple-- if we don't meet our
[arbitrary] goal, the funds still go toward the project. As we said
before, this isn't a matter of maxing out this project. It's just us
asking you and giving you a way to help us with initial costs and get
you your product.
Recording a full length CD offers priceless advantages. We have our
sights set on Pandora, SiriusXM Radio, our already amazing local,
regional, national and international FM Radio support as well as other
submissions including the annual Blues Music Awards!
Our first album, Out of the Wreckage, saw multiple successes as an
independently recorded and released album. One song specifically "Pack and Run" was aired on the Best of 2011 show on 96.7FM Phoenix Radio in the United Kingdom. That album paved the way for this project which will be some of the best studio captures of JP3 to-date.
Other Ways You Can Help
We are absolutely NOT offended at all if you can't do monetary
contributions for any reason. As we said, we do not want to come
across as greedy and we don't want to pressure anyone. You can help
non-monetarily too by sharing this campaign with friends, simply
liking us on Facebook, anything!