From Bill: “Many of you knew of our attempts to launch our album (formerly titled Hall of Mirrors/Room of Woes) via a funding group called Kickstarter. (They had made serious national news as being artist-friendly by being able to appropriate support for artistic projects). That same company also made national news just last week when it’s online security was breached by hackers.
Although NO credit card data was stolen, some people did have malicious spy-ware (mal-ware) sent to them & their Email contacts. The upshot? We have cancelled our project there.
To be honest? I had reservations from the start, mostly because we’ve never had a problem with simply appealing to YOU, the fans, for support of my work. I “succumbed” to various voices who claimed to be “in the know” about Kickstarter and it’s way of reaching more folks.
The truth? We reached no one new as far as backers go that we haven’t reached before directly by taking pre-orders here.
I have to chalk this up to a “live and learn” experience.
SO: We’ve renamed the album. (Yes, I’m a bit superstitious!)
It is now “Dover Beach.” (Named after the poem by Matthew Arnold.) It is still due out in Sept, 2014.
The Big News? “Dover Beach” will be offered in Hardcopy Cd/Vinyl/and digital download formats!
We’re very happy about returning to this approach.
It makes my work available directly from us…to you…with NO ONE in the middle.
On a side bar? I think the new album is sounding fantastic. Strong songs. Strong lyrics, Strong recordings.
We hope you’ll pre-order Dover Beach soon.
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