Canterbury prog rockers, Caravan, kicked off recently a Pledge Music campaign in order to release their new, fourteenth studio album, the successor of 2003′s “The Unauthorized Breakfast Item”.
In an open letter, Pye Hastings talks the reasons of making a decision to seek help from “pledgers”.
Those of you who already know Caravan will be aware how overdue a new studio album with this current lineup is.
Those of you who don’t…. Welcome!
I have been looking for a way of doing this for some time and have discovered a truly inspired and groundbreaking way of achieving this without the involvement of Record companies.
Pledge Music have come up with the brilliant concept of allowing the artist to connect directly with their fans/followers so that at long last, we are able to connect, one to one. No more having to deal with some snotty kid (probably still in shorts), who runs the A&R department telling us what we should be doing!
Traditionally an Album would be a finite length of around 10 songs with some artwork for a sleeve and a bit of blog etc. etc. None of this need apply any more !
Pledge Music have created a platform where you can do virtually what ever you like, so we can start with at least 10 new songs but depending upon what you, the “pledgers” want, this can be extended to include extra tracks , different mixes, live studio recordings of back catalogue tracks, daily short clips from the studio as we record and much more. The fun and trauma of recording has never truly been captured and passed on to the fans. You’ve only ever got the finished product. Well now you can be a part of the whole process by pledging to support this project.
Check out the list of exclusives on the right of this page and see what takes your fancy, we feel that we have created some special items and experiences for you. Everyone who pledges will receive a download of the album and you can’t say fairer than that!
Music is important to us all not least because it helps to bring back memories. Well now is your chance to join us in the studio or be our guest at gigs, and make this a truly memorable experience.
I, more than anyone, appreciate how loyal you Caravan fans have been over the last 40 years and would like to say THANKS in advance for your continued friendship and support.
We are up and running!!!!!
Check the campaign on THIS LOCATION.