www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tyrone-noonan

Tyrone Noonan worked with Pledge Music in the lead-up to the release of his debut solo album I Believe. The combined campaign was a huge success, raising much-needed funds to assist with promotion and distribution of this independent release.

Pledge is a direct-to-fan music company, allowing artists to get more involved with their fans, and allowing fans to help build and support an artist’s music career. Artists can raise money for their music projects and for charity, offering a wide range of exclusive incentives beyond the traditional CD, including handwritten song lyrics, Skype concerts and even personalised songs.

HERE’S A RUNDOWN OF THE CAMPAIGN PUSH:

“I’m very excited to be releasing my debut solo album I Believe.

It’s been an amazing journey, starting with band recordings made in Australia, and then working with American luminaries including mix engineer Steve Hodge, whose credits encompass Janet and Michael Jackson, George Michael and Sting, and co-producer Paul Peterson, who was discovered by Prince and whose performing, recording and writing credits credits include Stevie Wonder, Steve Miller, The Beach Boys, The Corrs and Gavin De Graw.

So I know this may sound like it has all the hallmarks of a major label album, but the whole project, so far, has been funded by little ol’ meĀ  me and now thanks to the gang at Pledge Music you can become directly involved with the crucial final phase of releasing my album to the world.

The bigger the rubber band (smiling, slingshot “pulling back” hand action), the more chance it has to fly!

By offering a basic pledge you will receive exclusive access to behind the scenes videos and photos, live in the studio recordings and interviews and unreleased demos. You will also be the first to receive the album as a download when it’s released, and the first to hear some of the remixes that I’m really excited to be working on at the moment.

On the right hand side of the Pledge Page you will see a number of exclusive items that are only available there, including hand written lyrics to the song of your choice, a skype songwriting session or live concert, a mystery box (ham it up!) and lots of other goodies.

I hope there’s something there to tempt you (smile), and please act now as I must reach my goal or target amount within the project’s limited lifetime. If I don’t reach my goal, then no-one gets charged, and no-one will receive any of this cool stuff!

The other great part of all this is that a portion of the money raised will go to charity. I’m currently based in New York to help promote my music over there, but I was back homeĀ  Brisbane during the recent devastating floods, and so I have decided to nominate the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal as my charity.

Thanks very much for supporting my music, it really means a great deal to me. Bye for now, and I hope to see you at a show sometime soon! Cheers Ty”

SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS:

It’s a pretty simple process to pledge. First of all, visit here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/sign_up
A sign-up page will appear. Click on “Fan” (not “Artist” or “Other”), then add your email address and create a password (one that you will remember).

Then it will ask you to create a “Profile”, which you can ignore if you like, but it’s recommended to at least add your name in the name box and then hit the “create” button at the bottom of the page.

Then visit this page: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tyrone-noonan and pledge away! Once you’ve pledged, it would be cool to share with your social links as well, and it will ask you if you’d like to.

Have your credit card details ready (it’s a secure site), and check the card will be valid In July, as the pledges will not be taken until then (and only if I reach my target amount)!