Messina successfully kick starts new CD
Friday, June 21, 2013
– Jo Dee Messina has kickstarted her next album.
So much so that Messina, who is funding her release through her fans via Kickerstarter, exceeded goal of $100,000, thus securing the recording of her latest album. Over the course of 30 days, fans, known as Team JDM, put their money upfront. As of mid-afternoon Friday, Messina received money from 833 backers totally $111,045.
Two supporters contributed $10,000, which earns them the right to have Messina perform an acoustic concert for up to 20 people at their home.
"The people are the ones that make music possible," she said. "They are the ones that come to the shows, request the songs and get the records. When I first started the campaign, many folks didn't get it. The ones that took the time to learn about it got that this project is something we are all doing together. Once again the fans have shown their love and loyalty. I am truly grateful."
The Kickstarter effort officially ends Sunday, June 23 at 9 p.m. eastern. All money raised above the $100,000 goal will go toward promotion of the album.
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