Joe Newton's DEBUT ALBUM

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Hello Everyone!!




       It has been a long time coming…


10 years of song writing

15 years of practicing guitar

180 sets of new guitar strings

4000 cups of coffee

5500 cups of tea

buckets of rain, buckets of tears 

journeys far and wide




      And now, I finally feel ready to share my vison of music with the world


ABOUT MY MUSIC


My name is Joe Newton and I am a singer/songwriter from Dorrigo, NSW, Australia.

               I have spent the past decade fervently striving to express the inexpressible through my music. I have written about 40 songs which speak of the many different facets of this mystical life we all live. My songs are an expression of my philosophy. They speak of the land, of consciousness, of the way we live, and of my own personal journey through life.  I would love nothing more than to craft them into a tangible article that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.


My dream is to create music that awakens the love in peoples hearts. Music that inspires, empowers, and connects. So that we can rise as one people and heal this beautiful world that we live in.


Here are two songs that will on the album:


                    

 

                               and this

                                         https://soundcloud.com/joenewtonmusic/iamhuman-demo-slow-version


Over the coming week I will be uploading a few more demos onto my soundcloud. So stay tuned!!!


you can follow my journey through my new website

joenewtonmusic.com




THE RECORDING

         I have stepped into recording studios on more than one occasion to record, though each time I have not been able to step into the heart space my music has grown from. My music has developed from the wilderness. From the campfires. From the tears. From the laughter.  From the inconceivable beauty that is life and death. And from the comfort of being alone, singing as though no one is listening. I wish to give these songs the time and feeling that they deserve.  


            I have arrived at the decision that I want to record my music in this space. In a space where I can completely relax and be myself  ............      A space that is either my home or a place that feels like home.


 


So my goal with this crowd fund is to setup my own home studio.


                                             To begin..


I will record my first album SLIPSTREAM

I have designated 1 month to go to the mountains and record my music in the comfort of my family home in dorrigo and a few other locations scattered through the mountains

This first abum will mainly be a solo acoustic album though i will definitely be experimenting wiith sound to convey  certain emotions and to create the atmosphere i want to achieve.


                              

The album will also feature a few guest appearances from the incredible array of musical genius' that i get to call my friends

THE FUTURE


      I will not stop there.


I have two more albums i will be recording.  (that are already written.) 


Also, by setting up my own studio I would love to create a platform where i can  help other musicians like myself to record and produce music. I live in a small community with so many amazing musicians, especially young musicians, and i would love to help them in any way I can in following their passion. :)


My goal is to press this album onto vinyl..  Vinyl pressing can be an expensive job so this will happen later on down the road.. If i reach my target in this campaign my seconf target will be Vinyl pressing

I'll keep you all informed ;) 


P.S. Really excited about the album cover.. though it shall remain secret for now





Budget Overview


I have my guitars and I have my voice

I have my heart and I have my soul

I have the computer and the recording software


Though to get the sound I'm going for i will need:


RECORDING INTERFACE:

Apogee element 46 - $1200


MICROPHONES:

I have a couple mics already though to get that sweet sweet sound 

I will purchase:

Rhode NTK - $800


HEADPHONES:

Closed ear - Sony MDR-7506                 - $150

Open ear   - Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro  - $210


MONITORS:

Yamaha HS8 - $800


Mastering  (10 songs) -  $1500

Album art -  $300

Printing     -  $1000 (500 copies)

Pozible and credit card fees - $600



OVERALL BUDGET - $6560

Potential Challenges

These are the challenges that i forsee


1. FACING MY PERFECTIONSIM AND BEING HAPPY WITH MY PRODUCT


As an artist there is a part of me that strives for flawlessness. 


I have a strong vision of the music i want to create... And a deep knowing that I can achieve it. Though I also understand that i still need to be real with myself and not to strive towards an unobtainable goal.


2. PROMOTION


Spreading the word of my campaign..

Not only do i need your support in funding my dream though I also need your help in sharing this campaign with your friends and family. 



I thank you all  from the bottom of my heart, for all your help and support. I look forward to you hearing my album.




Please check out and follow my networks below


website


facebook


soundcloud


instagram


youtube


May the road rise up to meet you.

 May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

and the rains fall soft upon your fields 




..... PEACE BE WITH YOU .....

AU$1 +No RewardYour reward is being awesome
8 Chosen | Unlimited Available
AU$5 +1 SongHigh Quality Download of one song of your choice from the album
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$10 +Mp3 DownloadYou will receive: 1 x Mp3 Download of my album "slipstream
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$15 +High quality DownloadYou will receive: 1 x WAV. download of my album "slipstream"
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$25 +Signed CD Album & Thank YouYou will recieve: 1 x Signed copy of my album "slipstream" 1 x High Quality Donwload 1 x handwritten thank you card
18 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$45 +2 CD's, Download & Thank YouYou will receive: 2 x Signed copies of my album 1 x High Quality Download of my album
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$50 +CD, Download, Thank You & Ticket to ALbum LaunchYou will receive: 1 x Signed copy of my album "slipstream" 1 x High Quality Digital Download 1 x Handwritten Thank You Card 1 x Ticket to my album launch in Bellingen, NSW, Australia
18 Chosen | 32 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$75 +The Lyrics PackageYou will receive: 1x Signed Copy of my album "slipstream" (CD) 1 x High Quality Download 1 x Ticket to my album launch 1 x personalized thank you card and 1 x Handwritten Booklet of lyrics of all the songs that will appear on my album
6 Chosen | 4 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$100 +Special Thank YouYou will receive: 1x Signed Copy of my album "slipstream" (CD) 1 x High Quality Download 1 x Ticket to my album launch in Bellingen NSW, Australia 1 x Thankyou card and 1 x honorable mention and thankyou in the album cover
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$400 +All GoneA Song For YouYou will receive: Signed CD, High Quality Download, Ticket to Album Launch, thankyou card, honourable mention in album cover + I will write you a song.. About anything of your choice and.. (almost anything) record it and send it to you
3 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$600 +Lifetime VIPYou will receive: CD, High Quality Download, Thankyou Card, Honourable mention in album cover, free shipping + Free entry to all my shows forever. ( Not including festivals and support shows ) ...... if I can have guests you will be on the list!!!
0 Chosen | 3 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$700 +House ConcertYou will receive: CD, Download, Ticket to album launch, thank you card, honorable mention in album cover, free shipping + An intimate house concert for you and your friends This is reward is only available for the Mid North Coast of NSW ( unless you are willing to cover travel expenses than i will go anywhere on earth )
1 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$800 +The Guitar PackageCD, Digital Download, Ticket to Album Launch, thank you card, honorable mention in the album cover +You will receive my first guitar... Signed by me.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018
AU$1500 +Biggest Fan PackageYOU WILL RECEIVE: 3 x Signed CD's 2 x Digital Download 1 x 2 Disc Live Recording from late 2016 1 x Hand written Lyrics Booklet 1 x Lifetime entry to my shows (not including festivals and support shows) 1 x song written and recorded just for you 1 x I'll take you out to dinner ( when we happen to be in the same place at the same time ) 1 x honorable mention and thankyou in the album cover 1 x house concert anywhere in Australia (excluding travel costs) 1 x ( exslusive preview of the album )
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is October 2018