Over the past year I have spent every dime of extra cash I have made on this project, I wanted to make sure I could work with the best my state has to offer from production to graphic design, studio recording, mixing and mastering, promotion and merchandise. I was once told an investment in yourself or in something you love and support is the only investment worth making, I personally believe everyone should have a dream and everyone deserves a chance to achieve that dream rather it's music, inventing the next big thing or owning a business, you should never give up on a dream and you should always have one no matter how big or small. I have put everything I have into this album L.I.F.E LESSONS life stands for 'L.IVE. I.T F.ULLY .E.VERYDAY.' I will not release this until I feel it has been properly promoted, produced and I have all the features I want on this project, from local artist to nationally known artist I have put 22 years worth of life story's and experiences in this. Music has literally saved and changed my life, I want to be able to save a life if I touch even just one person and help them get through something hard through my music it will be worth it. A lot of people chase fame and fortune, I'm in this for the love if I make it to where I can live of my music and blow up that would be amazing, if not I will still do it it is my passion I cant live without it. What your donation will bring to the table is a sooner release date, the actual ability to press more hard copies, make some merchandise such as stickers shirts hats and anything my fans would like to see made, and most importantly the ability to promote on a more national scale instead of just local including; being able to ship nationwide potential to help fund a tour out of Colorado. Rather you donate $5 because you love my music or you donate $10000 because you support my movement, even if you can't donate share this campaign, share my music, and fan page anything you do helps me build to my dream, even if you don't like my music let me know what you don't like or why and I'll see if I can improve my music to capture your taste. I never thought my music would get as far as it has already and the possibilities are endless but none of it is possible without you I consider my fans as my family. I do not make music about drugs, partying, sex or money I may make a reference here and there but my music comes from the heart from personal experiences. Life is about opportunities, the only way to create opportunities is through hard work and by letting the world know what you're doing rules of attraction state if you put it out there it will happen, well I'm putting it out there and with a little help we can make it happen, I want to change the way the world thinks. I want to be the independent artist that changes the way we look at music. Your donations will help me get there I'm not afraid to stand for what I believe in and I believe in anyone who is not afraid to dream.
WHAT ARE THE DONATIONS FOR AND WHERE ARE THEY GOING
my goal for this campaign is $10000 to help with production, promotion ,merchandise,and product. i have personally put over $6500 to date in this project. of course reaching over $10000 would be a huge help, but if we don't reach the goal whatever is raised will help give this album the push it deserves.
PRODUCTION: the album will have between 12 and 16 tracks on it most of which are already complete, their are features from local and national artist, and i am currently waiting on more major features confirmation.their will be between 4 and 6 videos, 1 aint no love without pain the above video has already been released a second has been shot, part of the funds raised will go to shooting the remaining videos. another part will go to the finale mix and master of the project which will be done by some of colorado's top producers.aprox $2500 will be put into finishing the production of this album
PROMOTION: a large portion of funds raised will go to promotion. no project will go noticed if no one is aware of what it is, or who is behind it. the promotion will consist of online ads on website such as ,facebook,reverbnation,datpiff,youtube, hotnewhiphop, and many more sites. their will be local radio ads ran. posters and fliers will be made and posted all around Colorado in record stores and any place that will allow the advertisements to be. i will also take it to a national level depending on the funds raised such as shipping out of state and trying to land the album in record stores out of state. if the right funds are raised their will be a cd release show set up with a meet and greet where free copies of the album will be given to anyone who buys a ticket. if we surpass the goal of $10000 their will potentially be a national artist brought out to co headline this show. aprox $3500 will be used in promotion.
MERCHANDISE: a small portion of whats raised will be used for merchandise \ such as , t shirts,hoodies,stickers,glasses, and other misc items. why this is important it also helps with promotion and helps spread the word about my music and the movement i have built. a table will be set up at any shows that allow it.so all these items and albums can be sold at shows. aprox $1000 will be used for merchandise.
PRODUCT: the remainder of the funds raised aprox $3000 will be used to get all the hard copies of the album made. this is the second most important part of this campaign. this money will be used to get all the album art and albums pressed and made i would like to have around 1500 copies made to start and will cost right around $2500 depending on what company i decide to use. the other $500 will be used for online product. the album will likely be for free online download and cost between $5 and $10 for a hard copy their will be a standard and deluxe edition of the album the deluxe will have more tracks and bonus materiel.
IF WE PASS $10000: depending on how far we pass the goal if we do as said in the promotion section a national artist may be brought out for the album release show. everything else will be used to help fund an out of state tour for the album. the goal needed to fully fund the out of state tour i would like to do a 30 to 45 day tour in 15 to 20 city's this will cost between $8000 to $15000.
WHAT YOU GET: as explained in the section below for every donation you will receive something in return. no matter how big or small the donation. for a small donation you will get something like a copy of the album or a t-shirt. for a large donation you will get an autographed deluxe edition of the album a t-shirt ,hoodie ,glasses, sticker, free tickets , meet and greet, and more. for very large donations you can get all that and a full song done for you or you can be in a music video. just go to the section below and find which donation option best suits you and like i said if you can not afford a donation simpley share this page and my music anything you do will help and is appreciated as much as a huge donation.
WHAT MY MUSIC AND MOVEMENT IS ABOUT
For those that do not know I go by 'KID NEON' the name came from a few things, my pops started calling me 'neon' while he was recovering from heart surgery because I've always worn bright colors, 'kid' I added as a way to hold on to my childhood I feel was cut short by having to step up and support my family at the age of 14 and except a lot of responsibilities at a young age so that's the origin of 'KID NEON'. My movement is called 'it iz what it iz' the 'z' is replacing the 's' as a way of being different, being a commonly used phrase that is truly overlooked in it meaning in a world where opinion and appearance is everything I want to change the way people think and look at life. What 'it iz what it iz' means to me, it means that noone can judge me but myself and those who care, noone can determine my fate but me noone can influence the things I do I make my own decisions, media is overrated materiel things and money are running the world and truly ruining respect, loyalty, and family values. I want to be apart of helping the world realize that nothing but happiness, family, loyalty and respect matter. My music is not about the money, clubs, drinking, sex, and cars or anything along that line, I don't support or believe in music that talks about cheating and being with tons of girls I see artist who are married in videos with girls dancing up on them, and to me that's wrong and disrespectful to the one you love. Artist that throw money around and rub it in their fans face to me is wrong, yes it's all entertainment and that's how they achieved their dream, but that's not me nor what i stand for. My music is about things I have been through or things I have seen happen around me, I have songs that are dark about the demons I face daily and songs that are happy about overcoming the odds. I talk about my movement and how I feel the world should look at things and touch on topics you rarely hear about. Yes, there are artist out there that talk about some of these things, but I am a unique style with my own story. Where 'L.I.F.E' came from after my mom abandoned me at the age of 14 and my sister did as well, they left me and my sick father to fend on our own I got very down and depressed after my pops' 4th heart attack and second surgery, I went to visit him and he saw how down I was and I will never forget what he said to me, " one day you will wake up a realize life has flown by as I did when I woke up this morning, I had a blast as a young kid and growing up I have no regrets, I got to see a lot of cool amazing things, I hate that you got put in this situation at a young age and you've stepped up and handled all your responsibilities like a grown man. Please always remember that you get one life and don't sweat the small things and don't let anyone tell you you can't do something, if you have a dream chase it and never stop live life, 'L.IVE I.T F.ULLY E.VERYDAY'. After hearing him say that I had gone to the mall with a friend and found a t-shit that had that saying on it 'L.I.F.E. live it fully everyday' ever since that that's how I live my life and that is what this album is about. With hard work, dedication real fans, I don't want band wagon fans I want a true colt like fan base that will be for life rather I stay underground or blow up I want true real fans who I can consider family one of my favorite bars of all time is by mgk " I WOULD NEVER WANT SOMEONE TO FEEL LESS THEN ME SO PUT THE CAMERA DOWN AND STAND NEXT TO ME " and that's how I always want my fans to think and feel. I do not care if I get big or even make it in music I will always do it as my love and passion. All I want is to live off my music if I could make enough to support my family and team, pay my bills and only focus on music, recording and touring and put out a quality good product I would be happy, anything more then that is a bonus and I will always remember what I've been through, where I came from, who I am and who was there for me. If I do blow up and get huge I will on my family's life, give back as much as possible to my community. Now that you know what this campaign is for what me and my movement are about and what I'm asking for, please take the time to donate if you can and if not share my music and this campaign. Anything you can do is appreciated, much love thank you all for taking the time to check out what I'm doing. Stay positive, humble, focused, and remember only you can determine your fate and you can achieve anything!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
delivery dates on the perks are subject to change if you do not provide a valid mailing address you will not receive your perks or a refund we are not liable for damage to products during shipping. all donations are finale. there is explicit content on the album and some products parental guidance is advised.