I decided to do another experiment. I launched the album recording of Music of Ghouls on rockethub.
fanbased funding is nothing new anymore with a couple of very good services out there, such as artistshare (the first to launch in 2003), kickstarter, and hypebot, just to name a few.
I decided on rockethub, because it had the most music related projects, though I think artistshare is the most serious one out there and I know first hand they do great work. (they’ve won a couple of grammys, go figure.)
rockethub just seemed to be so easy to set up and get started.
so, here are the packages you will be able to fund there to help release my album “Music of Ghouls”
exlusive download of the album, plus 3 extra tracks performed live in my studio.
E Book (download) “Music of Ghouls” behind the scenes (similar to this one) including photos, music scores, lyrics, handwritten notes, designed like a tattoo-flipbook. your name will be in the credits as “producer”
All $20 Value, plus the complete album as high def. download (no mp3 files, but .aiff), handwritten page of a song score, thank you letter from me.
exclusive bass lesson either in my studio (munich, germany) or via online stream, 60 minutes, learn everything I know about recording half the sounds of this album on my upright bass, talk music and profit from my experiments in the music business (availability 5)
Printed Book “Music of Ghouls” incl. Photos, handwritten notes, music scores, lyrics, CD (the album) and a handwritten thank you letter from me. your name will be in the credits as “executive producer” (availability 20)
All $100 Value, plus instead of a CD you will get a preloaded iPod Shuffle (2G) containing all the music. (availability 10)
2 VIP tickets to all my shows in and around munich, germany for 1 year (availability 5)
Exclusive Online Stream Concert, just for you, plus a copy of the video tape of the show (availability 2)
Exclusive Show at your Party or in your living room (Munich, Germany only!), plus 1 copy of the $100 value Book (availability 1)
I’ll fly you to Munich! Follow me around munich, germany. visit the studios (where I’ll show you how the music has been mixed and mastered), visit my studio where I’ll show you how I recorded the bass and vocal tracks, and spend a weekend (max 3 days) hanging out with me in this great city (sightseeing, concerts, theater…) (hotel and flight included, as long as flight costs don’t exceed $1000 USD!) (availability 1)
let’s see how this is going to work out.
here’s my pitch:
if you like my music and would like to be part of the album, please visit rockethub to fuel one of the bundles and get the album on the road.
if you don’t like it you might still know someone who does! please don’t just throw out my album, but forward the rockethub link to someone who you think might like it. you’ll do them a favor, yourself and me. this way you at least spread good karma.
thank you for your support!