NEW ALBUM CAMPAIGN
COUNTDOWN.. 2 WEEKS
Greetings Jean Paul Bellanger,
Only 2 weeks away now from the launch of my first ever fan interactive album campaign – exciting, right? It’s all taking off like a rocketship for Mars on Nov. 1 via PledgeMusic – are you ready to climb onboard?
What is PledgeMusic? PledgeMusic.com is an online Direct-to-Fan / Fan-funded music platform that facilitates musicians reaching out to their fan-base (termed Pledgers) to financially contribute to upcoming recordings or other musical projects. In my case I have decided to share the album creation process from the very beginning through to release (Spring 2013). Depending on which pledge amount you give you get an exclusive pledge reward in return (similar to Kickstarter.com).
Here are 3 more previews of the exclusive pledge rewards I’ll be offering for each album supporter via PledgeMusic (15 in total to choose from at launch). All pledge rewards include a digital download of the final album weeks before the rest of the world – so get pumped:
$55 Signed Lyrics & Setlist + Autographed CD – THE “FAITHFULLY YOURS COLLECTION”
Get 1 sheet of complete handwritten lyrics and 1 handwritten setlist from my live show (performed and dated). All personally autographed to you in sincere thanks.
Seriously, this will be a lengthy and focused process as I rarely even touch a pen, pencil or crayon anymore! Very rare gift to have indeed..
The lyrics will be from a randomly chosen song off the new album OR take your pick from any previously recorded original tune of mine. I will aim to please, just let me know 🙂
This pledge also includes a personally autographed “Dangerously Close” new album CD.
$250 Hardcover Photo Book + Autographed CDs – THE “TRUE BELIEVER”
Rock ‘n roll in all its glory as displayed through 7 years of photographs from my live shows at Hog Penny in Bermuda, plus personal stories behind the songs of “Dangerously Close”. All collected for you in a beautiful, hardbound LIMITED EDITION photobook (available strictly through this campaign – no where else).
Printed throughout are quotes from the fans who have rocked alongside me over the years.. including yours. Tell me in 2 sentences or less what you love most about rock ‘n roll music and I’ll print your quote and name in the final copy of the photobook.
Seriously, I’m pulling out all the stops to make this a very cool and exclusive item you will treasure forever! Each book will be individually numbered and autographed by Will Black and photographer, Monbill Fung.
$400 Studio Recording Session Engagement Via Skype – THE “INNER CIRCLE”
Get a closer look at how it all goes down inside the recording studio. Join me and my studio engineer as the final tracks for “Dangerously Close” are recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto.
I’ll set up our 60 minute session on my laptop via Skype. You will see and hear everything that happens in the control room.. This is the true “inner circle” that only a select few get access to.
I will also perform and record a live acoustic song for you during our time together. It will be a studio quality recording that I will send to you as an MP3 at the end of the session in thanks for your pledge support.
I hope that you are amped like me to see how this is all going to turn out – I can’t wait to start fulfilling these pledge rewards and getting to know you guys personally! Together, let’s get “Danerously Close” – more details next week 😉
I’ve also posted new pics from the video shoot on Oct. 5 at Hog Penny for the “Pretty Garden” single. Pics are available here – the song and video are available on Nov. 1 at PledgeMusic.
Thank you for your support & rock on,
“PRETTY GARDEN” VIDEO SHOOT
PICS WITH HOGFISH
On Friday, October 5 I had my band Hogfish in the environment at Hog Penny to get filmed performing my new upcoming single “Pretty Garden”.
Awesome night and thank you to the crowd for coming out and supporting the band and Milton Raposo for shooting a great video. Lots of cool pics to wander through here.
You can read Sarah Lagan’s article for the Bermuda Sun about the night’s performance right here.
“Pretty Garden” will debut on Nov. 1 exclusively at PledgeMusic.com.