Aspiring singer/songwriter that's finally ready for the big time!
Aspiring singer/songwriter that's finally ready for the big time!

Hello Angelic Investors!

My name is Jonny Ray aka Raytown, and I'm an aspiring singer/songwriter/producer that is finally ready for the big time!

I'm writing, arranging, performing and producing 7 original songs, ranging from Classic Rock to Reggae, Hip-Hop, Blues, Funk, and a little fusion of those genres.

I have been a musician for about 20 years, and I think it's about time for me to produce some of my work. I also believe it's the perfect time to release an album that showcases different genres and styles into one album, in order to better cater to the current listening trends brought forth by the world-wide distribution of music in the digital information era that we live in today.

I'm almost finished, and have invested close to about $10,000 already on equipment and software. All I need to do now is finish polishing up some of the tracks, get it mastered, and distribute the music through digital as well as physical mediums in order to get the most out of all the hard "work" I have put in ;).

Here is an inventory of my gear!

Toshiba Satellite Laptop
Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
ART Dual MP Tube Preamp
12' USA Custom Fender PJ "Frankenstein" 5-String Bass
14' USA Fender Stratocaster
Roland V-Drum Custom 5 Piece Electronic Drum Kit
Rode NTA1 Condenser Microphone
Fender Cyber-Deluxe Modeling Amplifier
Alesis QX25 Midi Controller
Sony MDR1-A Headphones

Here is a list of the software that I use to produce!

ProTools 10 HD
SampleTank 3
Kontakt 5
Waves Mercury Bundle


Here is a list of the costs associated with getting the album produced and distributed. I expect a 1 to 2 month time frame to get this completed.


Mastering

I will be outsourcing the mastering of the album to a very experienced and uniquely talented mastering engineer, Chris Graham.

Mastering - $400

https://www.chrisgrahammastering.com/product/mastering/


Copyrights

I will be going through the United States Patent and Trademark Office directly for copyrights, and will be submitting it as a collective work, and it's only $35 dollars!

Copyright - $35


Trademark

I will also be going through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the trademark of Raytown, Raytown Productions, as well as the Raytown logo, and all works associated with Raytown Productions. That will be $275 if filed online, which I will do.

Trademark - $275


TuneCore Music Distribution Service

To distribute the album, I'm using a service called TuneCore. It is especially designed to give indie artists the means to produce and distribute an album for a fraction of the cost and hassle it takes to produce and distribute an album using traditional methods.

http://www.tunecore.com/dashboard?pb=fl

The TuneCore service will promote my album on all of the major digital music distribution channels available. Such as iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube just to name a few for $30 dollars.

TuneCore will also allow me to collect all royalties from my self published music for $75 dollars.

TuneCore Music Distribution Service - $105


Physical Distribution

I will be handling the physical distribution of the album, which will be recorded onto a personalized USB stick bearing the album title Raytown Logo and contact details from customusb.com. The first batch will be 250 units.

Physical Distribution - $840

https://www.customusb.com/mini-spin-usb-wallet-card/


Living Expenses

Since I'm a student, I will have to pay for living expenses as well. I will be taking time off school to complete the album…

Rent - $625
Food - $400
Miscellaneous expenses - $300

Total Cost

Which comes out to a whopping total of…

$2980 dollars!


Investor Surplus

Any investor surplus will be used to upgrade my studio to the next level. I already have all the gear in mind to make my next album sound that much better!


Investor Rewards

The investor rewards will be distributed as follows…

$5 - 1 Digital download of the album Raytown - One Man Band!

$10 - 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band!

$35 - 1 personally signed and autographed Raytown T-Shirt! As well as 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band!

$75 - 1 demo of my next album, Raytown - Rogue Mentality! As well as 1 personally signed and autographed Raytown T-Shirt, 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band!

$175 - You'll get a V.I.P. invitation to the record release party of Raytown - One Man Band! As well as 1 name drop in one of my singles, where I will mention you in a song personally, 1 demo of my next album, Raytown - Rogue Mentality, 1 personally signed and autographed Raytown T-Shirt, 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band!

$350 - I will write, record, and produce you a song to be released on my next album, Raytown - Rogue Mentality! You will also get 1 V.I.P. invitation to the record release party of Raytown - One Man Band, 1 name drop in one of my singles, where I will mention you in a song personally, 1 demo of my next album, Raytown - Rogue Mentality, 1 personally signed and autographed Raytown T-Shirt, 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band!

$700 - I will come to your house, make you BBQ ribs and personally play the song I wrote for you! You will also get 1 V.I.P. invitation to the record release party of Raytown - One Man Band, 1 name drop in one of my singles, where I will mention you in a song personally, 1 demo of my next album, Raytown - Rogue Mentality, 1 personally signed and autographed Raytown T-Shirt, 1 Personally signed and autographed physical copy, and 1 digital download of Raytown - One Man Band.

 

Some of my Work

Here is my FaceBook fan page Soundcloud page. I have already posted a few songs to the Soundcloud page, and they are there for investors and fans to see a preview of my songs before the record release in September.

www.soundcloud.com/deflyill

www.facebook.com/raytownrecords

Thanks!

Thank you so much for all of your support and believing in my dream to share my music with the world, and try to reach out to people who can relate to how I feel about life. :)

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