Thank You to friends, family, listeners, backers, and supporters of all types.
KickStarter Rewards for Backers
If you are one the backers of my KickStarter campaign, I owe you a special thanks. Your support in this campaign helped me bring my second album 'Songs of Turtle Island' to Spotify and CD. If you chose a reward level that includes a digital download of the album, I sent you a password. Click on the album below and use your password to listen to and download 'Songs of Turtle Island'.
KickStarter is an example of 'Crowd Funding'. Here's how it works. You support me by going to KickStarter and pledging to buy the new album (on CD or digital download), or simply making a donation. If the funding goal ($500 in this case) is met through pledges, then and only then, do you pay the amount pledged. The $500 (or whatever it turns out to be) is then paid to me (minus KickStarter and Credit Card processing fees) so I can proceed with the manufacturing of the CDs and publishing the album to streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc. When the CD's are ready, I then distribute them to my backers who pre-bought them. For the backers who chose a digital download, then I give them the password to the page on this site where they can listen to and download the album to their own PC.
At this point, the KickStarter campaign has concluded - successfully. Pledges have been collected, and should be transferred to me shortly. This money goes for production, publishing, and distribution costs.
The digital download rewards have already been taken care of, and I have a small order of CD's in hand. I can now distribute them to backers who chose that type of reward. Once 'Songs of Turtle Island' reaches Spotify, I'll update the site and make it easy for anyone to order a CD, or listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and other streaming services. This should happen in mid-November 2020.
Follow Me On Spotify
Another great way to show your support is to follow me on Spotify. They pay a lot of attention to how many 'followers' an artist has. They also count the number of times an artists songs are played/streamed on Spotify. And they pay close attention to how many times an artist's songs or albums are added to listeners' Play Lists.
All of those things are instrumental in raising Spotify's awareness of an artist, and promoting the artist in the play lists and promotions that Spotify does - without which, there can be no success on Spotify.
Click the Follow button below to support me by following my music on Spotify. Or click the graphic below to listen to my first album on Spotify. While you're there, please add a song or two to a personal Play List, or create a new one. Thank you very much.