FILMED DURING CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2011
Following the breakout success of the Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) produced EP, The Lost Cause, Vancouver singer/songwriter Billy the Kid (Billy Pettinger) decided to give back to her fans by recording a new album which will be given away for free on the internet.
In order to pull this off, Billy launched a fan funding campaign on her website http://www.billythekidonline.com to raise the money necessary to record her new album. Her fans pulled through in droves, pre-ordering a variety of different album bundles, and the album was recorded over the course of two months, in three different cities in early 2011.
Now that recording is complete, the album needs to be mixed and mastered, which is another considerable expense. So Billy decided to launch phase two of her fan funding campaign. However this time around, she has one-upped herself and has created some incredibly creative new fundraising options.
New fund raising options include a hand drawn cartoon of you for $50, a night on the town with Billy for $200, a weekend with her for $500, co-writing a song with her for $1000, an original song written for you or a loved one for $1000, have Billy mailed to your house for $2000 and hang out with her for a week while she films a documentary of your time together, buy publishing rights to half of one of her new songs for $5000, and finally for $10,000 you can own the publishing rights to any song of your choice.
Once the funds are raised the album will be finished and released immediately on the internet for free.
There's a reason people refer to Billy the Kid as the DIY Poster Girl.
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