SWING FOR THE PLANET! For the good of Mother Earth and future generations
Swing For The Planet! is a good citizenship project whose mission is to inform the general public about environmental issues through music. The aim is not to be dogmatic but rather to evoke our awakening, and we want to spread the word as far and wide as we possibly can. As well as being a well-crafted, high quality musical project, Swing For The Planet! is educational, raising awareness and encouraging people to live in an eco-responsible manner and to take action. Swing For The Planet! is made up of ten tracks inspired by various musical styles so that each and everyone can find what he / she likes the most: pop, rock, electroswing, blues, funk, jazz. The melodies serve as the foundation for lyrics, written in phrasing, that have an eco-responsible message and dissect the challenges we face as a species, especially the future of our planet. It is serious and playful at the same time; a passionate and rhythmical awakening that speaks to lovers of Mother Earth. Climate change is a very complex subject and most people know very little about it; either they don't have the time to find out or they are preoccupied with other things. Others simply choose to remain in denial. Music is a universal medium that transcends cultural differences and borders. It’s a way to send a serious message by touching people's hearts, by stimulating their emotions, without taking anything away from the gravity of the words. Climate experts write articles or make films, others work with foundations or give lectures. We chose music. Swing For The Planet! has all the necessary ingredients to become a commercial success and this is our goal. The album will be recorded and produced in a professional studio, it will be promoted through social media and direct-marketing targeting journalists as well as influencers and climate change experts; hopefully they will help spread the word and generate traction fast. The environmental crisis is very real and the need for action is urgent. We have already begun to see the effects of climate change but the consequences are still modest today compared to what awaits us, our children, and our children’s children. The longer we wait, the worse the damage will be. Some of it may even be irreversible. This is nothing short of an emergency and those of us who can must act now, individually or collectively. It will require a wholesale change in our culture and our behavior. People throughout the world will need to embrace a new set of values and change their way of life. But this change will not come about unless and until we accept that each of us has a part to play. Revolutions, good and bad, have always been driven by the people and this is no different. Swing For The Planet! is certainly hard-hitting but it also carries a message of hope. If music can act as a catalyst for this collective awakening, then so much the better! Contributing to this cultural change is the main objective of the album, and also to make it a musical success thanks to its artistic qualities. For that we need funds. Everyone will win a reward regardless of the amount of his / her contribution; of course the higher the contribution, the more exclusive the reward. And should our fundraising target be exceeded, there will also be a really nice surprise! By helping us fund Swing For The Planet! you will help shake things up, change mentalities, encourage people to be more eco-responsible, and on top with really great songs :)
Our crowdfunding target is 10,000 euros; after deduction the 8% which Kiss Kiss Bank Bank will retain, the remaining 9,200 € will correspond to the minimum budget to bring our project to life, and to thank you for your contribution with lots of great rewards! This is what we call the 1st threshold. There are three budget thresholds which are explained below, and should your contribution exceed our 10,000 € crowdfunding target, this will at help cover one or two other thresholds :) 1st threshold - Production of the album and your rewards - 9,200 € This amount will cover the rehearsals, recording, editing, mixing and mastering of the album, as well as the compensation of musicians (who live from their work). Of course your rewards for all levels of contibution are also included in this amount, as well as their shipping costs. 2nd level - Promotion of the album (and legal services) - 5,500 € With more funds we will be able to rent a fabulous location and topnotch equipment for our 1st virtual concert (rather than with our modest means), and this is important because it will be our very first "public" performance. We will also be able to produce publi-promotional materials for radios, TV stations, journalists, bloggers, influencers, climate change experts ... who will also be invited to attend our 1st virtual concert, and thus give our album a chance to be known by the greatest possible number of people. Last but not least, we will be able to cover legal services related to intellectual property protection and the various organizations which manage music rights and the compensation of composers and artists who have helped us. Kiss Kiss Bank Bank will also retain a commission of 8% from this threshold. You will find below a graphic which details the expenses of the 1st and 2nd level. 3rd threshold - Prefinancing of our 1st live concert in Paris - 4,300 € Of course, the sale of tickets remains the main means to finance a concert, but a pre-payment is always necessary to book a venue, to ensure availability of equipment and to prepare the organization and promotion of the event. Should funds collected reach this 3rd threshold (and after deduction of Kiss Kiss Bank Bank's 8% fee), they will be used to pre-finance the 1st live concert that we are planning in August 2022 in Paris. This is of course conditional to the pandemic situation then. It is kind of the cherry on the cake :) Thank you in advance for your contribution !