Ever wondered what I sound like singing an indie-folk-pop style jingle? Wonder no more; here’s a song that I wrote as a crowdfunding reward for my album patrons, web design/ software development company Square Turtle Studios.
I performed a “house concert” in an office, as a reward for the Special Sponsor of my album The Second City, Trilogy Advertising and Marketing. It was a really lovely evening, with Trilogy’s employees, contract workers and network of contacts enjoying lovely nibbles and drinks and a chance to catch up. I also performed for them a song that I wrote them as part of their crowd funding reward, entitled “We Do It Right”.
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Shameem is busy in the recording studio during December and January, recording her second album! There will be more news of upcoming shows soon, so please stay tuned. Meanwhile, Shameem would like to thank everyone who contributed to the crowd funding campaign to make this album recording possible – she has thanked all supporters individually in this blog article and this blog article (look for your name!). Thanks to the generous contributions of 104 supporters, 104% of the target amount was achieved.[pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-sU9l6G3EnQA/UqRqXz-nnNI/AAAAAAAABNQ/-UHSt90OcbY/s144-c-o/Album%252520Recording%252520011.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/118294268219415625349/Blog#5955001564613024978″ caption=”Shameem dons her cans” type=”image” alt=”Album Recording 011.jpg” pe2_single_image_size=”h400″ pe2_img_align=”center” ]
November was the second half of our crowd funding campaign, during which time we met and exceeded our target! Enormous amounts of gratitude to everyone who contributed making this sophomore album project possible! I continued to take a “thank you” picture every few days to express my gratitude to all the supporters. Your names are here:
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We launched the crowd funding campaign for our next album on Monday 7th October, and we’re now almost halfway through the 56-day campaign. It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ve been so blown away by how amazingly supportive and generous everyone has been of the project. Within the first 24 hours we had already met 25% per cent of our target, which climbed to over 40% after one week, 67% after two weeks and 81% after three weeks!
Today is Day 1 of my crowd funding campaign! Details of the campaign are already on my News page, so I just wanted to give a shout out here to the team from Red Bird Creative who donated their time, talent and skills to creating this neat little video for the campaign – thank you Zoe, Sam, Reece and Natasha!
Hi, it’s Shameem here. I’m in the midst of preparations to record my second album – we’ll be starting the production sessions in December! Because I’m an independent artist (i.e. no record label), I need your support to help to raise the funds needed to record this album through my crowd funding campaign. Crowd funding is a new and exciting way that many artists use their networks and communities to support new projects. Friends, family and fans can contribute, and will be rewarded according to how much they contribute.
Depending on what you contribute, you can:
- receive a copy of the album before it’s released
- have a singing lesson with me
- be credited on the CD liner notes as a “patron” or “honourary producer” of the album
- And much more!
Please check out my crowd funding page on the Pozible website to find out what this album recording is all about and how you can get involved. Check out the video at the top of the page for the juiciest details!