I've got a friend who's a struggling musician, and I was talking with him the other day when he told me that he had been trying to compile a Christmas album of his original songs. I got super excited for him, until he reminded me of the money that it costs to do something like that. He would have to pay for a recording session at a studio, and pay to get the album put onto the likes of Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Apple Music, etc. Then, if he wanted to take it further, he'd have to print CDs and everything.
I have agreed that I'll help him out with the costs, but (as an artist) I don't have much cash to splash either. I really wanted him to succeed with this album, however. He showed me a couple demos for what he was planning, and it's absolutely wonderful.
So I thought I'd come here, and ask you guys. All I'm asking for is a simple $500, just so I can see the joy in his eyes this Christmas. I really appreciate all who help out, no matter how small the funds.
Thankyou so so so much, and a merry Christmas to all of you :)