[OutVoice] Indie LGBT artist Gene-Manuel calls for a Fan-Funded REVOLUTION via The 888 Project!

management at gene-manuel.com management at gene-manuel.com
Fri Jun 20 12:51:38 EDT 2008

For Immediate Release:

NYC-based indie LGBT artist
Gene-Manuel has launched what he calls a
Fan-Funded Revolution via http://www.the888project.com.  Taking the D.I.Y. idea to a more
personal level, The 888 Project looks to intimately involve the fans in
the recording, releasing, and promoting of
Gene-Manuel’s sophomore solo effort, The Not
Exactly Belonging. 



The 888 Project
offers the opportunity for fans to choose an “experience” that
appeals to them, depending on the donation level they feel comfortable
with.  Ten dollars gets them a
Digital Experience, a digital download of The Not Exactly
Belonging before its release. 
The higher the donation amount, the more intimately involved in the
process the fan can get. Donators to the $100 Euphoric Experience
will not only receive a special 888 Project gift box from
EuphoriaAtmospherics.com, but they’ll also become an Associate
Producer on the record, giving their opinion on the cover image and first
single choice.  For the
top-level donation of $5,000, Diamond Experience members will
receive all the experiences that came before plus
Gene-Manuel will perform for them in a private, in-house
acoustic concert and write, record and include a song inspired by the fan
on The Not Exactly Belonging release.


Every single donation, no matter how big or small, comes
with a private User Name and Password.  These are the keys to the exclusive sections of The 888 Project website, where
fans will be able to follow the trajectory of the writing and recording of
the cd, via videos and blogs posted by Gene-Manuel.  Plus, they’ll get the chance
to read private journal entries, view new photos and even become a
featured fan in The 888 Project Revolutionaries photo page.


Gene-Manuel’s debut cd, Sophisticated
Kink, was independently released in 2006.  Zeitgeist wrote, “it’s a mad variety show
of an album and to be commended for that.”  The videos for “Countless Crowds” and
“8 [Different Ways]” are available for viewing on YouTube and
multiple on-line outlets.  His songs are played by LGBT radio

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