Jakob Martin

July 7, 2010, 11:21 am
Filed under: Blog, Uncategorized

Dear Friends and Fans,

I’m writing to tell you about what I’ll be doing over the next few months, how you can get involved, and why it’s so important that I have your support.

I have always been an independent artist, which means I have the freedom to write and record the music that I love without compromise. On the flip side, I have no record label investing in me, so I must raise the money for every album I put out on my own. It takes an enormous amount of work and a large, talented team to make a good record. It takes even more to promote it and make sure it has a fair shot at being heard. I cannot do this alone. That is why I am reaching out to you – my friends and fans – to ask for your support in funding this project. We have set a goal of raising at least $18,000 for our upcoming album release and promotional campaign, and I’m confident we can get there with your help.

The money we raise will go toward mastering and pressing the album, working with a publicist to get press/media attention, creating a music video, and doing many of the same things a record label would do to get the album to a bigger audience. The difference is we’ll get to do it our way, keeping the music honest and real. I am attaching a link to a  special site – www.jmpreview.info – where you’ll have the ability to sneak preview a recording from the new album and contribute securely online. If you’d rather contribute by mail, let me know.

We’ve put together a few incentives and gifts as a way of saying thank you for your generosity, and you can see a list of those on the preview site as well. Any contribution, large or small, will go a long way toward bringing this project to life. If you’d rather give your time, let me know; there are many ways you can get involved. I’ll be keeping track of how the campaign is going on my blog, and I hope you’ll follow along and see what your contribution has done to help us move forward.

Many of you have been supportive of my music for years and for that, I am deeply grateful. I rarely reach out and ask for anything from my fans, but I am positive that the time is right to take the next big leap, and I cannot do it without you.

Thank you so much for being a part of my life and my life’s work, and together let’s continue to do great things.



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