Starving Artist Fund

There’s no question that advances in technology have helped independent artists to reach more people than they ever could have back in the day. Gone is the time when a major record label deal is necessary to attain musical success.

However, part of how independent artists do it (especially early on) is through generous contributions from family, friends and fans who believe in their talent and in what they are trying to do.

For those who don’t already know, I am in the process of recording my debut full-length album, a disc titled “Free Therapy.” This disc is a crucial component in getting me to the next stage of my career. There are rooms I simply cannot even approach without a professional quality full-length CD in hand.

It’s been about three years in the making thus far, and a lot of time, love and money has been spent to get us to this point.  Most of that money has come from people like you. All of the instrumentation for the 18 tracks on the disc have been recorded, with some amazing musicians lending their talents–people like Duke Levine (Aimee Mann, Mary Chapin Carpenter), John Curtis (Pousette-Dart), Jake Armerding, Jerald Harscher, Kristen Miller, Fred Ellsworth, Tim Cook, Rick Hilton, and many others. The CD is being engineered and produced by Tom Eaton who has worked with Vance Gilbert, Rob Laurens, Susan Levine, Kristin Cifelli, and countless others.

The lead vocals are about 3/4 of the way finished. There will be background vocals to add after that. Then there is the mixing, the mastering, the graphics, the actual disc pressing, and the promotion of the finished product. I’m excited about the progress we’ve made and SO proud of the way this disc sounds. If I only get to make one CD in my life, I will know I made the album of my dreams. The only thing holding us back from finishing it up and getting it out there is money.

There is so much in this world that we can’t control, can’t fix, can’t affect. Wouldn’t it be nice to make the choice to affect what you can? To help turn someone’s dream into reality?

If you find yourself humming along to the tunes posted here, consider donating a couple dollars to help me get that disc finished that much sooner. You can choose simply to pay for your copy of the disc in advance, which is $15.00. If you can afford to be more generous, consider becoming a Gold, Platinum or Corporate Sponsor for $25, $50 or $100 respectively. If you don’t have much, but wish to contribute something, donate a dollar. No amount is too small, truly. When enough people donate together, every penny makes a difference.

Thanks for taking the time to visit this blog, and particularly this page. If you are here to make a contribution, please click the image below to donate securely via PayPal.

Thank you for helping to make my dream come true!

~ Kim


One Response to “Starving Artist Fund”

  1. Week Twenty-Seven « Kim Davidson: New Song Weekly Says:

    […] Meanwhile, it would appear over the past couple months that I’ve been writing what may very well be my next album. Does it seem that way to you? Can you hear the common threads between many of the most recent tunes, and imagine them all together, fully produced with some gorgeous instrumentation behind them? I definitely can. And there are a few oldies but goodies that I would love to throw into the mix and hit the studio. All in good time. “Free Therapy” has to be finished before I can move onto the next thing. If you’d like to help get it finished, you can find more information here. […]

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