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OK! I made the Pledge Music page live this morning. It has already hit 55% of the target by this evening. Please, no more Paypal. Please use the Pledge Page.
For those of you who have not yet pledged, contributed, and/or are not subscribed to my email list, here is the email sent this morning:
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Hi friends and supporters of the music,
Sorry for those of you who might be receiving this more than once. It means I have you on more than one list and therefore respect you that much more.
I have a new campaign page up at PledgeMusic.com: http://www.pledgemusic.com/
As some of you already know, I have been working on some songs and posting them on my site over the past year. Well, the time has come to wrap up the project. I need one more session, then mixing, mastering, artwork, and manufacturing/distributing a limited run of vinyl records. Everyone who contributes will get a high quality download, at the minimum. But as you will see, there are multiple tiers of rewards to choose from for different contributions.
What Pledge Music is great for is in engaging fans and forming a bit of a community as we steer this project into port. It is different from sites like Kickstarter in that it focuses on music-related projects and a percentage of the pledges received goes to a charity of the artist’s choice. As this project was inspired in large part by a sense of place, growing up in suburban New York, it seems appropriate that the charity I am choosing is New York Cares and their specific focus on relief efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
It is important for me to reach the modest target I set. If we don’t hit it, we receive no funds, as with most crowd-funding sites.
Go to the page, check out the video. There will be videos and other updates as we move on down the line. Thanks to those of you who have contributed already. I promise not to inundate you with too many emails.
Thanks a lot for your support over the years. I hope you dig the new music. And look for a few Buff Tom shows in the spring in Boston and maybe other plaxes not too far flung. We will let you know if we are going to play anywhere else.
Peace and love,