Help Solo Guitarist Forrest Brown Fund His First Album!

"Everyone must leave something behind…something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die." -Ray Bradbury
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Forrest Brown
Music
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
1 Team Member

This Is Me

My name is Forrest, and music captivated me from an early age. Ever since I was young I've been trying to make music any way I can.

As a current college student at Belmont University in Nashville, music is all around me every day. Nashville has a certain creative energy to it, and I think this energy is responsible for the songs I wrote for my first EP, which I'm hoping to finish by the end of this semester.

Being a college student, however, I'm a bit short on funds for an EP. There are many factors involved in making an album, and they add up fast. But with your help, I might be able to make this happen.

The Details

In order to make this thing a reality, I need roughly $1,855. I'm asking for $2,000 because Indiegogo keeps 4% of that money and PayPal keeps 2.9% on each transaction. Here's a detailed breakdown of the costs involved:

  • $953.19 for printing (includes shipping and tax)
  • $360 for tracking, mixing, and mastering
  • $80 for album artwork and package design
  • $160 for the Indiegogo video and the music video
  • $100 for marketing (press release, Facebook ads, etc.)
  • $200 for shipping CDs

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help! I'll personally say thank you in different ways for donations of $10, $25, $75, $300, $500, and $2,000. See the "Perks" section for more details!

The Impact

Your support will mean the world to me, but it would also mean a lot to all my friends and family who have helped me out with my music over the past seven years. Here’s what else your support would do:

  1. Help me get started in the music industry. I’m a music business major at Belmont University, so this has the potential to really give me a boost in my future career.
  2. Showcase the talent of my amazing friends who are helping me. Literally everything in this EP except printing and packaging will be done in a dorm room. My friend Mitchell is recording, mixing, and mastering my songs, my roommate Joey is doing all the photos and videos, and my RA Ross is responsible for the awesome album art. This EP would be a great opportunity to show off what talented friends I have and to give them experience and portfolio-building opportunities.
  3. Allow me to share my music with more people than ever. I’ve put a part of my soul into every song on this EP, and that’s something that I think is worth sharing. I believe that, like most things in life, art is only truly meaningful if it is shared and experienced collectively.

Other Ways You Can Help

I’m speaking from experience when I say that not everybody can afford to support projects such as this. But if you still want to help in some way, there are other things you can do besides donate your money.

  • Tell everybody you know. And even some you don’t. Telling people in person would help the most!
  • Share on social media! Actually telling people in person about this (revolutionary in this day and age, I know) will help so much, but if you’re more introverted like I am, you might be able to help more by blowing up Facebook and Twitter with the news. There are even share tools on this very page!

If you're interested in helping me out with promotion or something else, contact me! My email address is forrest.brown@comcast.net.

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$1,400USD
raised in 1 month
70% funded
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$2,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 3, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    The Good Samaritan

    Help me out by donating $5 and I will send you a free digital download of a brand new song from my album!

    2 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $25USD
    The Pen Pal

    I'll write you a personal thank you letter and send you a digital download code for a free pre-release download of the entire EP.

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $75USD
    The Best Friend

    I'll call you to personally thank you and mail you a free pre-release physical signed copy of the EP.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $300USD
    The More Than Just Friends

    I'll include a handwritten note with a commentary of every song on the EP.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $500USD
    The High Roller

    I'll give you a personal concert in a Skype call or in a Google+ hangout!

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $2,000USD
    The Executive

    I'll travel a maximum of 150 miles for a personal concert, hugs, and dinner on me!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
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