You’ve probably seen a lot of updates from me recently about my new album, Trouble’s Door, that is coming out really soon, on 10 May. We’re pretty stoked with it, and I reckon its got a pretty fresh sound to it.
We’re just finishing all the things that releasing an album involves – like mixing, mastering, printing, promoting, music videos, and being a proudly independent artist, that means that the cost of all of these things fall directly with me. With the advent of music downloading, its become pretty tough, yet as artists we still don’t want to cut any corners. This is where you guys and PledgeMusic come in. With Pledge Music’s help, we’re giving you guys an opportunity to get your hands on some exclusive stuff and also contribute to the development of this album.
You guys can pledge here in exchange for a range of things, starting at 10 bucks for a heap of remixes and exclusive downloads, and going through to $3000… well, you would have to be one hardcore fan to be dropping 3K on me. But if you’re interested, I have my Steel Guitar that I recorded ‘Introducing’, ‘I Don’t Believe’ and ‘Live at the Corner’ up there! There’s a lot of other stuff as well, like a phone call, a Skype guitar or voice lesson, or a surf with me.
The thing that gets me really excited is that this could be the new way that artists fund music. It’s just between the artist and the fans. If this goes well, I’d love to do more projects, involving you guys in every step of the process. Its kind of like you guys are all executive producers. I think it brings us all closer. Head over here to check it out.