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.
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.