Aug 15, 2017
I've had several people ask me over the past few years when I'm gonna record another album in the Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers series. My answer has always been, "Yes... eventually." I have a few new songs. Not enough to make a full album yet. But there enough for me to start planning Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers. But there's a problem...
A few months ago, I emailed my Cat Drinking Tails newsletter (subscribe at catdrinkingsongs.com). I told my cat music fans that I am thinking about the next album. I laid out what I needed to do to make this happen. One, 1000 new email subscribers and 5000 fans on Facebook. Right now, we are no where near those goals.
So what to do?
As much as I loved making these cat CDs, I feel like the excitement has passed. I'm starting to doubt there's still an audience that could support another 'pet project' like this. But there's one more way to find out...Kickstarter.
When I first released Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers, I raised almost $10,000 to fund that CD. That blew my mind. But there were a lot of expenses. I don't think there was much profit on that first run.
Whiskers in the Jar did not fare as well. I think it only raised about $6000. While it allowed me to reach my goal, I learned later was still in the red when all was done. It took about 8 years to pay off this album produced by Rich Brotherton.
So how much would I need to make Sea Shanties for Cat Lovers?
If I'm gonna do this right, like the last two albums, I want a stellar producer and musicians to boot? In this show, I talk in more depth about the future of my cat songs. Despite the poor promotional response, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel...
Listen to find out how you can help!
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