I hope you are well and are managing through these winter months. Keep your head up, spring is just around the corner!
I am writing to you because of a great, yet frightening, opportunity I have. As I am sure you are aware, music has always been a huge passion of mine. From piano lessons to high school performances, to studying music at Belmont, I have realized I just can’t seem to escape it. With that being said, I have decided to put my fears aside and start an official project for my own original music under the name “Mar”.
I have been given the amazing opportunity to record my songs and produce an EP, a short album of sorts, of approximately 4-5 songs. These songs mean a lot to me and I believe have been essential stepping stones in learning more on what life means and have helped me in unfathomable ways in my personal journey. I care a lot about these songs because they come from a very vulnerable place, not to mention, this is the first of anything like this I have ever done.
What is most scary about this project is the fact that I am unable to fund the finances for this to happen and thus, requires me to ask others to believe in these songs and to join me in the process. Yes, this means I need investors, though I would like to call it “co-creators” if that’s alright. I am working with a Belmont grad who started his own recording and production company called Lost Harbor Music.
My fundraising campaign for this project is just kicking off and will include three main phases. The first phase, roughly $400 dollars will cover getting started in this studio. This is where we start building the songs from bottom up, including both technical as well as creative aspects to each song. The second phase is the fun one where everything is set to record. For this phase I can start and finish recording each song with all instrumentation and see it come to life. Phase three is follows recording and includes the mixing and mastering of each track. In this phase all our work in the studio gets put seamlessly together to create the finished product.
Far apart from money, I mainly ask for prayer for this whole process and journey, prayer for humility, thoughtfulness, provision, peace, and creativity.
Thank you so much for your love, prayers, and endless support- in
whatever shape or form that has been.
Feel free to reach me through here: firstname.lastname@example.org
And listen to any rough tracks of some songs (both that will and will
not be on the EP) here: https://soundcloud.com/marsongs
As well as a recent video,