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The release of my full length album, "Something Real." I need your help to fully get this music out to the public.
Josh James
Memphis, Tennessee
United States
1 Team Member

Please go to www.joshjamesmusic.com/listen to download a free preview of the album!

Who Am I?

  • My name is Josh James. I am 25 years old. I am a singer/songwriter originally from Minnesota. I now reside in TN with my beautiful wife and two dogs. I have written songs since the age of 13.

  • Making music has been my passion ever since I started doing it. I believe it is what I was born to do. It has taken a while to get this album done. All mushy stuff aside, I need help! With your financial support, these 9 songs I have recorded can be released in a truly effective way. Instead of passing my album to family and friends over the internet or peddling a few burned CDs at small gigs, I am aiming high. I want to press 1,000 professionally replicated and packaged CDs, make T-Shirts, help pay for some studio costs, and most importantly, hire a PR firm to help me release and promote a single. I also want to offer YOU some very cool incentives for aiding me along the way.

  • The album I have made is probably the coolest thing I have ever done in my life. It has been a great experience. If I don't ever get anyone to listen to it, I am not doing my job. In fact, it will be nearly pointless. I can't justify the time and money spent on this album if it is just satisfying a personal dream of mine. My wife, family, and friends have made too many sacrifices for that. That's what you are doing when you contribute to this campaign. PR is going to be the engine in this musical car. I am anticipating shows, press releases, and a bigger social media and internet presence.

Where does the money go?

  • I am asking for $5,000.
  • $1,000 will go to making CDs packaged and ready to sell
  • Depending on what route I pursue (single/radio release or publishing deals), PR cost could vary, but it won't be cheap! (I would anticipate $4,000 or more).
  • If the goal is not reached, the making of CDs takes priority.
  • If the goal is exceeded, it will assist with studio costs.


With the making of merchandise, I am allowing at least 4 weeks to receive the funds and process my orders. With songwriting and house shows, depending on scheduling, I hope to get them done within six months.

The Impact

You are directly influencing the future of my songwriting career by contributing to this campaign. If it goes well, I can continue. If it doesn't, I will not be able to make another album for a long time.

Other Ways You Can Help

Use the tools below to spread the news about this campaign! Facebook, Twitter, Email, Blogs - I need all the publicity I can get. You are the best resource I have!
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Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Single Digital Download

    Download the single "Rational" from the album

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $12USD
    CD + Digital Download

    You will get a physical copy of the album plus a code for a digital download.

    16 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    T-Shirt, CD, Digital Download

    You will get a T-Shirt, a CD, and a digital download code for the album.

    13 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Behind The Songs

    You get all of the above, plus a behind the songs booklet with stories of how they were written, and a video including footage from the studio.

    14 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    Guitar Lesson

    You get a Skype/Google Hangout guitar lesson from me! I have been teaching since I was about 13, so I should be able to get you started! The lesson must be scheduled with me to take place within 3 months of this campaign. You will also get all of the incentives above.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    Original Song

    Not only do you get everything you've seen so far, but a song written and recorded myself, just for you! I will have some questions for you to answer, and I will write it about you, a relationship, or the subject of your choice! Depending on how many take advantage of this perk, I may need up to 6 months to complete it. Thanks for your patience!

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $750USD
    Ukulele Package

    You get a signed Ukulele, a chord chart for "Don't You Dare" (my song with ukulele on the record), and all of the aforementioned perks!

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    House Show

    I will come to your house, and play my songs (and maybe some other people's songs) for 1 1/2 hours! Plus you get all the other perks! This must be within about 300 miles driving distance from Memphis. If it is more, I will still try to work it out, but may need additional travel expenses. I will work with you on my schedule. Shows will likely be Friday or Saturday.

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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