Sweet Billy Pilgrim have begun work on their new album and have recorded the drums and bass parts to 6 songs already. They are very excited about it, but in order to fund the making of the album they have decided to go down the Crowd funding route and ask their fans to help out
The band explain in their own words
As you are no doubt aware, the music industry itself is currently going through a major transition and we thought we’d take things back into out own hands, at least for the time being. Crowd funding has become a popular way for artists such as ourselves to raise the money needed to make records, and Sweet Billy Pilgrim being Sweet Billy Pilgrim, we’ve decided to follow this popular route with our own particular spin on things.
Nearer to release time, we will be launching a pre-order campaign where you can buy the record, and all that other good stuff, but first we thought it would be nice to try something a bit different. To this end, and with the greater part of the album recording ahead of us, we’d like to invite you to get involved by becoming a patron.
We were having a conversation, when we first started the writing process for this album, that encompassed the many changes going on in the music industry at the moment. Some of which are challenging for us as artists, some of which are exciting and inspiring. The thing that keeps emerging is how much all of this is a conversation. Between us and other artists, between fans, and between us and you.
By becoming a patron you will be helping us to make the album we want to make. All the proceeds will go directly into making it as good as it can be, and we promise not to spend it on cupcakes and dancing girls.
What does a patron receive?
- A signed copy of the new album, delivered to you before the general release date
- Your name in the CD booklet
- A CD of previously unreleased material handmade by us to have now
- A signed copy of Crown and Treaty on vinyl
- Handwritten lyrics of a song of your choice
- An invitation to a private concert showcasing the new songs
All this for just £85. There will also be an option for a deluxe, uber, super patron package which will include a private concert in your own home for £500, if you are feeling extravagant.
And so to you, the early adopters, we want to say a massive thank you for all your support in the past. And thank you for reading this (long) missive. We hope you will join us in helping to make SBP4 a rocking good album.