Six months ago I started creating a video for my Kickstarter campaign to share my thoughts about the new album we are making titled ‘The Exalted One’ (see video below).
At first the process was daunting. Knowing this sacred event comes once in a lifetime raised the bar for composing music that would be worthy of the occasion.
Several friends had encouraged me to launch a Kickstarter as a way of involving the community in the making of this album. I was hesitant at first but then realised what better way of overcoming my fears!
To be honest, embarking on this Kickstarter campaign caused me some fear and anxiety. I would often ask myself ‘What if I don’t make the goal? What if people don’t respond?”
But I decided to practice courage, determination and perseverance in order to accomplish the goal I had set out to create an album in honor of the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Báb.
Below are three reasons I decided to do a crowdfunding campaign.
Reasons for doing a Kickstarter Campaign
1. making an album is an expensive endeavour and often takes years to recoup the costs – sometimes never! (Watch the video below to see where all the costs go)
2. Involving the community in the making of this album
3. Personal growth – pushing myself out of my comfort zone
Below is the video I created for the Kickstarter explaining the project and sharing some of the details of the album.
We have 11 days left to the end of the campaign! Please share the video with your friends. Even though we have made our goal we hope to fund a second album in honor of Abdu’l-Bahá for 2021! I am already collecting the songs to start on the project as soon as I finish this album for The Báb. To support the Kickstarter click here.
I am also accepting PayPal payments separately (please contact me here about that) and also WeChat funds.