This is what it's all about.
For three years now, I have been releasing individual songs as singles at regular intervals. I try not to let my fans wait too long. Producing music is something wonderful, but also always bound to enormous costs. I always bear these costs 100% myself. For me the fun and the art is in the foreground. As an absolute music lover and vinyl and album collector, it has always been my dream to make my own physical record. Why? Quite simple, actually. An album means more to me than just a collection of songs. It tells - similar to a movie - a whole story. You have the possibility to continue singing between the lines in a booklet and hold a physical product in your hands, which can also be sold to like-minded people (and those who want to be) at concerts. It can be touched, felt, signed, hung up, passed around and much more.
In the meantime I have about 25 songs ready, of which I would like to put the best 12, which tell my story, on such an album. However, as I mentioned before, producing an album is enormously expensive. You need a studio, a good producer who shares your musical vision, session musicians who give the sound the perfect feel and an enormous amount of time.
My activities on social media (yes, I admit it, I’m a total Instagram crack), opened the door to a really really awesome production team in London this year. Charlie Freeman - musician and investor - took notice of me and invited me to London for a test session. There I met Jamie Brown and his incredibly talented team of session musicians at JBJ Recording Studios.
After 3 wonderful and efficient days, we had a first song in the can. I was blown away. The people, the feelings and the music. The song is brilliant and so much more than I ever dared to dream. Everyone is up for more. And my songs are ready in acoustic versions (I write all my songs on guitar) and wait patiently in the air to finally be produced properly.
In total the album will cost CHF 26’000. The great thing about this is that 50% is already together. Because Charlie Freeman has volunteered as an investor. You can hear more about it in the project video.
And that’s why I’m writing these lines here today. Because I need your help!
My project is special because ...
An album may be «nothing special» for many out there. For me, however, it means the world.
But what really stands out is the studio and the people in my team. Because in these very rooms, artists like Grammy winner Olivia Rodrigo, former One Direction member Liam Payne, the American DJ Skrillex or the talented Norwegian Sigrid, who is currently cleaning up Europe, have already stood before me.
The fact that a team that deals with A-list musicians like the ones mentioned above is looking forward to working with me is so much more than just ««luck»» for me as a musician. It is also affirmation in what I do, shows me the value of my work and yes I admit it - I am actually very proud of it.
Thomas Edison said: ««Opportunities are missed by most people because they look like work»».
I don’t shy away from work, nor do I shy away from investing time. Because this opportunity, I must not, will not and cannot miss.
This is what I need backing for.
CHF 13,000 is a lot of money. I am very aware of that. The financial resources are divided as follows:
- Studio time
- Payment of the session musicians consisting of drummer, guitarist and bassist
This will produce and master 12 songs and mix the whole album. And if something more actually comes together, the additional money will go into the music video production.