Fan funding is all the rage right now. I’m sure you’ve seen it, on Kickstarter and Pledge Music. It’s a lovely way of people who dig a particular artist or band helping out with the logistics of making the music happen. There are costs involved in making music, and while they’re less than a tenth of what they were 20 years ago, they’re still there, and the cost of living has gone up massively so time is more expensive than ever.
But it seems to me that Kickstarter is only really necessary if you don’t have anything else that people can pay for if they want to help out. And I, as you well know, have LOADS of music out there already. All of it worth listening to
So, in lieu of starting a Kickstarter/Pledge Music/whatever fan funding project, I’m just going to invite you to buy some music if you want to help Lobelia and I cover the costs involved in us making the records we’re working on at the moment …and get yourself loads of amazing music to soundtrack your life with!
There are two ways to do that:
- Firstly, If you go to http://music.stevelawson.net you can buy whichever of my albums you want to. The price deal is that you’re invited to ‘pay what you think it’s worth’ – if the music is worth a pound to you, pay that. If it’s worth £50 and you have the means to pay that, feel free to do so. It’s completely up to you.
- Secondly, as you may know, we sell 4GB USB sticks at shows that contain everything we’ve ever released. Thus far it’s about 18 albums, a 45 minute solo live video and my novel. But if you order one now, we’ll send you the stick before we leave for the States on May 4th, and it will have on it:
- my new solo album (a month before it comes out) (in 320k MP3 And 24bit FLAC format)
- Lobelia’s new solo album (in 320k MP3 And 24bit FLAC format)
- My duo album with Mike Outram (in 320k MP3 And 24bitFLAC format)
- The other 18 albums by Lobelia and I (in 320k MP3 format where possible (some rarities lower)
- The live video
- My Novel
This will be the only way to get my solo album before the end of May… It won’t be out online til then, possibly til the beginning of June, but you can have it for just £25 by clicking the paypal button below. Simple!by