We started this fundraiser 2 weeks ago at our show at Cornerstone Coffee Roasters in McMinnville (where we raised $160… thanks to everyone who attended and donated!) Now we are taking it to the next level!
Our fundraising goal of $1000, plus income we’ll earn from shows over the next 2 months, will go toward recording 2-6 songs, and putting them onto digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) We’ll also probably have a small number of cds made. We’ve had a lot of people ask if they can buy recordings of our songs, and with this fundraiser, it will finally be possible to share our songs! And by contributing at $10 or higher, you’ll get your own digital copy of these recordings.
Another reason why we want to get our songs professionally recorded is that we’re heading to the FAR-West Music conference up in Seattle in October, and it will be super helpful to have good recordings we can share with house concert bookers, radio show hosts, and other artists. We’re serious about getting our music out to a wider audience, and you can help us achieve this!
Now, we’re going live with the online fundraiser. If you head over to our Shop, you’ll see various donation levels and associated rewards. We’ve chosen to do the crowdfunding on our own website to reduce the fees that other platforms take. The only fees here will be a small one if you use Paypal (and that comes out on our side, not yours.) Payments can be made via Paypal, check, or cash. We’ve just gotten the Shop up and running, and may need to work out some bugs in the system, so if you have any difficulties, please let us know! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As mentioned about our overall goal is to raise at least $1000. If you look at the individual levels, they show lower goals – those reflect the fundraising goals for each level.
One thought: if you want to skip the online shop, you can also just talk with Jamie or I, and we’ll happily honor the reward for the donation level of your choice.
We appreciate any support you are able to give us! We’re hoping to head to the studio in early July, so if you’d like to help, please check out the Shop, and pledge today!
Thanks so much!!
Val & Jamie