Local Hastings hard rockers, Hornet, have announced details for their long awaited, as yet untitled, debut album which is set for release in June 2013.
And they want you to be a part of the process.
Hornet are set to record with young, up and coming producer Phil Kinman at his studio in London. Mastering engineer of Iron Maiden’s ‘From Fear To Eternity’, Ade Emsley, is set to master the album.
Hornet are trying a brand new approach to help fund the recording of their debut album. It’s called Pledge Music and it’s a new hands-on, direct-to-fan, fund raising platform.
Many bands and artists are now taking advantage of this new idea, including Ginger Wildheart, The Rasmus and The Libertines to name but a few.
Pledge Music follows the same principle as ‘Kickstarter’, a fund raising platform for start up businesses and other projects which you may have seen featured in the media recently.
Fans can ‘pledge’ for an advance copy of the album which will be pre-released through Pledge Music in April 2013, with 10% of any money raised above the target figure going to Macmillan Cancer Support. A very worthy cause.
There are several different levels and amounts that fans can ‘pledge’, all of which come with their own reward package.
Prices start at just £8, which will get you a free download of the completed album and regular updates from the band. The maximum ‘pledge’ is for £3,000, which will buy you an original Hornet ‘Master’ CD.
Other rewards include a private show by the band, a European tour package and even a bonfire and camping party!
Pledge Music isn’t only available to fans in the UK either. You can get involved wherever you are in the world, so anyone can help Hornet make their own mark on rock history.
You can find out more information and ‘pledge’ here::
The band have even made a short video to accompany their fund raising campaign:
Ideas like Pledge Music and Kickstarter are a great way for bands and artists to help fund an album. Especially those who are just starting out and trying to get their foot into the music business door. It’s also a good way for fans of a band to get involved themselves and to feel more personally involved with the whole record making process.
So, if you’re a fan of Hornet, why not make a pledge yourself and be a part of the buzz around the band.