Kickstarter! Everyone's doing it!
Kickstarter is a company where creative people (and sometimes not so creative people) can ask regular folks for money to help them fund a project. The person sets a goal and if they don't reach their goal then no money changes hands.
Kickstarter was recently in the news when "Scrubs" actor Zach Braff successfully raised $2.6 million to film a sequal to his movie "Garden State."
Now country music is starting to figure out that the fund-raising site might work for them too. On Thursday, Tracy Lawrence officially launched a Kickstarer campaign to try and raise at least $50,000 to record his next album, "Headlights, Taillights and Radios."
I’ve been busy in the studio putting together my latest album, “Headlights, Taillights and Radios”, and I couldn’t be more excited to release it to all of you! This record has been a product of support from friends, family, the community, and most importantly, all of my amazing fans. If you’ve heard my previous records or just happened to come across my Kickstarter campaign and like what you hear, you’re going to LOVE what’s to come! This record holds a piece of my heart, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
The music has been recorded, edited, and is now in the final stages of mixing and mastering. So what’s the point of doing a Kickstarter? Well I’ll tell you. Each and every one of you have played a role in not only my career, but in my life. You’ve gotten me to where I am, and I know that if we team up, the sky is the limit.
My new album is going to be an awesome journey, and I want you to join me for the ride!
That's right, for as little as a $1 pledge you could be an official backer of Tracy Lawrence's next album. If you want to earn some special gifts for your efforts there are those too. Just choose a package of a $10 pledge or more and you could earn gifts such as a digital download, an autographed CD, etc. The campaign lasts until June 23, 2013.