A few weeks ago, Indiegogo contacted me to be a part of a campaign success short film. You can view the short video here. I would not be part of this short film without your support. Thanks.
Tonight (Thursday, Nov.1) I’ll have a chat and performance on Aaron Petrie’s Cosmic Haligonian Show on CKDU. 10:30 AST. Debuting tunes from the Trenton EP.
This is also the last day for the Trenton Project Indiegogo Campaign. Great rewards, short film, music and more.
Well, we’re into the final stages of the Trenton Project Indiegogo Campaign. The campaign ends on Thursday. It’s been months in the works. From conceiving the idea of starting a campaign, coming up with ideas, approaching artists to create artwork, planning the layout of the campaign, shooting a video, research on how to run a campaign. The planning of the campaign has been running aside the writing, recording of the Trenton EP. It’s been a learning experience. Keeping it fresh and entertaining for me has been just as fun as keeping it up to date for you. Trying different ways to sell is challenging. There’s more than one way to sell music. To sell art. To sell ideas. Some ideas work. They don’t all work. So, at the end of the campaign, I’ll sit down, analyze everything. This part of the music business (to be fair, i think only musicians/music fans call it ‘music business’. Everyone calls it ‘business of music’) is where musicians have a hard time. It’s hard enough trying to write songs, but this side, the business/marketing side, is just as important. It’s best not to let this area slide.
Here is your first taste of the Trenton EP. You can pre-order the Trenton EP right here. Go paste the link to all your social media feeds, go call/text your friends, go tell everyone.
In case your not intrigued enough, I’ll also be on Aaron Petrie’s Cosmic Haligonian Show Thursday, Nov.1 on CKDU. 10:30 AST. We’ll have a chat, a performance, debut new songs and more.
PS There will be another new song debuted tonight (Thursday, Oct.25) on Aaron Petire’s Cosmic Haligonian Show on CKDU. 10:30 AST. I would suggest to tune in.
I’ve added a new perk to the Trenton Project Indiegogo Campaign called ‘Heartbreak A Deal’. Check it out, lemme know what you think.
Ok, I just went crazy with a perk (Perk 10) over at the Trenton Project Indiegogo Campaign .Best head there to see it. now.
Well, what can i say. I launched my Trenton Project Indiegogo campaign 8 days ago and it has truly surprised me. A lot of work went into the campaign and it started with a vision and a plan. This was months of work. Coming up with an idea, finding artists that could help create artwork, shooting a short film, setting up an on-line payment account, setting up a website. To see it live is one thing, but to see friends, strangers want to support this project, support me, actually invest money in this or any project is humbling. I also appreciate the social media help. Posting the link to your Facebook page, re-tweeting the link and more. Any and all help is welcomed.
I worked hard to get to this point but I didn’t get here on my own. I had friends who helped me write press releases, correct my grammar, took time out of their schedule to meet with me to discuss this project and much, much more. To these folks, I say ‘Thank You’.
I know most of you who are not familiar with these crowdfunding campaigns, it would seem that the campaign is over. This is not the case. My goal was to raise $1000 during the length of the campaign. I have raised this and I am fortunate but the campaign still rolls on. The campaign runs for 30 days. I will still push forward for the entirety of the campaign to tell people about the campaign, about the project, the perks and more. My goal is still to sell artwork, CD’s, haircuts and more. It’s still my job to tell as many people as possible about the project. It’s still my goal to tell as many people as possible about myself, my music, everything. No one should ever say ‘Well, I’ve made it to Point X, I should stop’. This project and goal is not a destination. It’s part of the journey. It’s one step in the journey. To be a full-time musician, or an artist, or a business, you have to sell, promote yourself 24/7. It doesn’t stop. It will never stop. It may become annoying seeing me promote myself on social media or in person, but it’s what I have to do.
I’ve learned a lot about myself in the making of this project. I have more learning ahead of me……
Audio blog for October 4, 2012. Talking* about Day 2 of Trenton Project Indiegogo Campaign and progress of recording the Trenton EP.
* Oh, see you popped on to the site to hear me talk about the project. Well, it was good. A fantastic blah, blah, blah something something something and now i deleted the audio part of this post. Sorry.
The Trenton Project Indiegogo campaign is underway. You can find the campaign here. There is a short film from Andrew Fleming (his website) to accompany the campaign. Watch the film, have a look at the perks, tell your friends, share on your social media feeds. The campaign will run for 30 days. I hope you can be a part of it.
I’ve added a page to this site called Trenton Project Crowdfunding Perks which will show you all the artwork associated with the campaign.
I’d like to thank all the artists, musicians, friends who have helped me get this far with the project. No one makes it on their own without help. I am very fortunate. Thank you.