The campaign behind my new single

Hi, I'm Sebastian Tree, an extremely passionate Singer / Songwriter from the UK. I have invested my whole life in to my career and I really love what I do. I am hoping now you guys can be a part of this incredible journey too and help me generate enough money to help promote my new Single!

I am looking to generate £6000 of funding to promote / advertise my new single on Facebook and Instagram. £4000 of the budget will be spent on these 2 platforms as they are the most effective when it comes to music marketing. I will spend £1000 on other sites such as YouTube, Twitter, Apple Music and Spotify. I will use £700 for the music video and
£300 for merchandise after the release date. 

If I don't get the exact funding I need, then I will just use the money I do get from this campaign on advertising the single on Instagram and Facebook.

If I can achieve the funding I require you would literally be the record label I don't have. All a label would do in todays market is mainly promote this song on Instagram and Facebook. Well I've took marketing courses and studied social medial for 4 years now so I don't need to pay anyone to do it. This is where I know how to target and reach an audience on all Social Media platforms....I just need the funding to run the advertising and make the music video.

I will run a 6 week Social Media campaign, generating interest around the release of the song. I know who my target audience is and how to maximise this budget. I have ran campaigns before and in the past paid other companies to do it. The truth is, if I'd of spent the money on advertising myself, rather than pay these marketing companies, I would of seen much greater results. There is no one more qualified than me to run these campaigns. I have heavily invested time and money in to studying Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and YouTube.  I know how the algorithms, analytics and all the technical side to marketing works on these platforms. I may help other people do it too in the future! So Im asking you to fund me and I will work day and night getting the right people to hear my music. Please help me on this journey.

I have been writing songs since the age of 8 and will never stop till the day I die. I am always challenging my art and striving to improve my writing skills. I really feel this is the best song I have written to date and I would love the world to hear it. I have been working with an amazing talented Producer called Ben Preston who helped me finish the music and produced the track and now we need your help to promote it! I wrote this song because of what I was seeing in the world. The message and theme behind the lyrics are people will always be stronger when listening to each other and working together. I think this relates to so many things in the world and needs to be heard by as many people as possible. I believe if we do more listening and less talking, people/communities can and will be great again. I hope you can contribute in spreading this positive message around the world.

Obviously there is no guarantee that this funding will make this song a success but it is the only way people will get to hear it. I believe in the track and I believe a lot of people will relate to it and hopefully use it as motivation to make a difference. 

 

SUCCESS SO FAR...

In my previous releases I have had the following success all through my own finances, belief and brilliant support from family and friends

  • National Airplay on BBC Radio 2
  • Latest Single (Something in the water) entered Viral UK Top 50 on Spotify (Only unsigned Artist in this playlist)
  • Latest Single(Something in the water) hit New Music Friday on Spotify (Only unsigned Artist in this playlist)
  • iTunes Top 10 Single in the Download Chart
  • 2nd Single made the Sky Sports & BT Sports Playlist for January 2017
  • 2nd Single featured on Channel 4's TV soap 'Hollyoaks,' in March 2017.
  • BBC News and Local TV Interview
  • Performed live for BBC Introducing twice
  • 4 Sold Out shows in Birmingham 
  • First Single / Music Video aired at The New York Film Festival 
  • Hand picked out of 50,000 artist to perform at BBC Amplify in London. A new event celebrating 10 years of BBC Introducing

I have made many mistakes along the way, invested in people and companies that on reflection was an error of judgment on my behalf. But these experiences have only made me stronger, more wise and more determined to succeed. 

Other Ways You Can Help

I understand if you can't make a contribution but you can still help by sharing this campaign with others you may personally know who may be able to raise finances for this project.

Another way you can help is by simply sharing this on social media to create awareness and give much needed exposure to this campaign using the Indiegogo Share tools!

Thank you so much for your time and I really hope you can help me in the next chapter of my career. It's been an unbelievable journey so far and I'm hoping with your help we can get my Single heard around the world, spreading a positive and great message to everyone who gets to hear it. 

Thank you. 

Yours Faithfully, Sebastian

The Concept behind my New Music Video, "Worry."


We decided to make a hard hitting and fast paced video as the song has such a high energy to it. Also the lyrics are pretty intense. Mostly when Im writing a song I pick a subject, create a character and dramatise the situation.  So the lyrics are about someone who suffers with anxiety and is deeply paranoid. So thats where the idea of him being chased by people came from. 

The idea for the bath scenes came from the production. The start of the 2nd verse sounds like its underwater so thats what gave me that idea of the character in the bath. Building on this concept we decided the character played by me would take a drug overdose and be found by a paramedic trying to rescue him. We thought this hard hitting video would hopefully grab peoples attention and make a bigger impact with the general public. I think its worked as I have had a few enquiries from people to see if I'm still alive!! Ha ha! 

How my Clothes fell off before the first song finished at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham!

 

“I felt helpless. I could see the crowd laughing as they noticed my costume deteriorating.”…

I was young and naive but full of confidence as I turned up to one of my first gigs at The Hare & Hounds.

I had formed a band at Stratford Upon Avon College and we were massively chuffed when an agent booked us at the venue for a headline slot.

We spent a lot of time promoting it round the campus, created some good hype and had a good crowd attending the show. I definitely thought our image / presence needed working on and that I personally had to make a statement. That I did but…not in the way I was hoping!

I decided to wear some fake gold, necklaces, bracelets, rings as well as a big spike through my eyebrow. I looked a bit like a skinny pale version of MR T.

Everything I was planning to wear as a stage outfit looked quite cheap and tacky. I had no money, no job and any spare change I did have then, id spend on cheap cider at the Off-Licence! Nether the less I was a student trying to discover my identity and I thought I looked cool.

So for the show I’d be wearing a pair of £3 sunglasses, this hideous bowler hat, with graffiti writing all over it that I bought from The Bullring Market… and for some reason decided it would be cool to have a Cane as a stage prop whilst singing and fronting my band.

I went to BHS in Solihull, and came across this walking stick, which had a gold like, “Labrador,” head on the top as a handle and a screw extension at the bottom. The Kane cost £40 but the “0” had faded of the price tag. I took it to the till and caused such an argument with the lady behind the counter about false advertising that they sold me the Cane for £4! Result!

So anyway, there I was, with my new band, ready to take over the world with our music. The college fans packed in to the venue and gave us a generous welcoming as we began to perform our opening number.

 As I started moving this Walking stick around in a suggestive manner to the music…the gold “Labrador,” head fell off the top of the Cane! Disaster! I was left with a piece of wood in my hands…so the Cane lasted all of 30 seconds! I ditched the stick and continued jumping around the stage but then the screws in my sunglasses fell out and the lenses started to flap up and down off my face! I felt helpless. I could see the crowd laughing as they noticed my costume deteriorating so they had to go too. I threw them in to the crowd as if it was some sort of rock and roll gesture shortly followed by this hideous hat I was wearing and sweating to death in. So not even before the first song had finished…my whole outfit had perished. Not only that. Once I took all the fake Gold off I had been wearing …I was left with green marks around my neck and fingers. This was certainly not a cool look for the college bus the following morning!

I sometimes wish I had a photo of me in the outfit but at the same time maybe it would give me nightmares for the rest of my life.