This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post will take place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
Every so often, the universe hands you a gift, and for Lisa Mills, that’s the chance to redo her very first studio album, I’m Changing. A few months ago, she was cleaning out her home studio/office when she came across the original raw tracks. Out of curiosity, she played them—and she was stunned. The tracks were really good, magical even, and it made her wonder, What happened between these tracks and the finished product? Short answer: Somehow her original vision for that album was lost along the way. Now, she knows some of you might be wondering why she go back and fool with this album when she could be working on something new. There are a few reasons. For starters, she considers I’m Changing to be incomplete, and before she can move on to her next project, she needs to finish this one the right way.
Second, it demonstrates her abilities as a songwriter, and even now that it’s out of print, the album continues to resonate with fans. She thinks it deserves full marketing and promotional support to reach a broader audience. With your support, just think what the future could hold for the “brand-new again” version of I’m Changing! Last but not least, she thinks this is some of her best work. Now, with expert mixing from Grammy Award winning engineer Trina Shoemaker (the first female engineer to win a Grammy when she was honored in 1998 for her work on Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions), the tracks are exactly the way she envisioned them In fact, as Trina put it, when this album is done, it will be brand-new again. And she knows you’re going to love it.
As of April 3rd, this project has raised around $18,861 of their $30,000 goal. This project only has 9 days left to raise the $30,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $25, you will get a signed copy of the remixed/remastered “I’m Changing” CD with sincere thanks and good thoughts sent your way! For a pledge of $50, you will get a signed limited edition 11×17 poster, signed pre-release CD; digital downloads of previously unreleased raw tracks from the original “I’m Changing” studio sessions and the digital download track of “Slow Down, Slow Down,” a previously unreleased Lisa Mills song available only on Kickstarter. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/327251078/lisa-mills-reclaims-im-changing-her-first-studio