Just over a week ago I launched my album crowdfunding campaign. I knew the theory – create what you hope are exciting perks, explain what you need to money for, then publicise the heck out of it on social media. The first two parts were relatively easy. I want my album to be the best it possibly can be, and I would struggle to find the cash upfront to pay my guest musicians even before thinking about mastering and pressing the CDs.
The third part was where I anticipated problems. My ludicrous lack of self esteem meant there was a very real fear that I’d talk myself out of publicising the thing! Which is a bit like opening a shop and putting a closed sign on the door, it rather defeats the object. And in the first few days, I found myself dealing with almost constant anxiety attacks! But thankfully, at the same time I’ve surprised myself by eagerly looking forward to sharing my progress.
“What can I tell people today?”
Quite a lot, as it turns out. So far my updates have mainly been delight at my lovely supporters and the crowdfunding progress (70% as of writing). But as the campaign progresses I’ll be sharing news of studio sessions, announcing guest musicians and revealing the track listing. That one might be a while though, because I haven’t decided it myself yet!
If you haven’t come across my crowdfunder yet, the link is at the top of the page. Please take a look, watch my video and maybe even get yourself a copy of my forthcoming album!