Grammy Award winning Singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has joined forces with PledgeMusic, the front runner in the direct to fan experience, to offer fans up close and personal access like never before.
The platform brings fans into the making of his new album – from choosing the concept and title of the record to influencing what songs Michael records and which guests join him. Celebrity fans will have access to many other once in a lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise – like a visit to the recording studio or a limited edition book of archival photos.
Bolton explains, “You’ve all been asking about it and the time has finally come to announce plans for my brand new studio album. I can’t tell you the name yet because I’m going to ask you to help me decide on what I should record next! Through the PledgeMusic platform, I’m inviting you in on the journey from concept to completion. Hopefully, it will challenge and inspire you as much as it does me, and I can’t wait to see what we create together! This is my way of saying thank you for being so incredibly supportive over the years. Let’s go!!!”
Previously successful PledgeMusic campaigns like that of Lindsey Stirling, whose record Shatter Me, released in partner with PledgeMusic, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in April of 2014, right behind the soundtrack to Frozen, PledgeMusic sees abundant success for Michael Bolton’s campaign.
Scott Graves, Head of Talent Relations at PledgeMusic commented, “75 million fans can’t be wrong: there just aren’t many artists in the modern era whose careers compare to Michael Bolton’s. And we couldn’t be happier about the chance to assist Michael and his fans with an up-close and personal view of the making of his newest record. This is the start of something great.
To pledge, please visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/michaelbolton. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Michael Bolton Charities, which is now in its 22nd year assisting children and women at risk.
Michael Bolton is a celebrity as a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 55 million records worldwide. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 22nd year.
In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, David Foster, Walter Afanasieff, and “Mutt” Lange. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kanye West and Jay Z. Making him one of the most successful music celebrities of all time.
Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the forthcoming Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters.
Continuing to tour the world each year as a famed music celebrity, Michael has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King.
Recently, Michael became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy-nominated video, “Captain Jack Sparrow” that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up nearly 140 million views on YouTube.
Bolton has continued his comedic appearances in several episodes of CBS’s hit series Two and A Half Men as well as the hit Fox network show Glee, HBO’s hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and ABC’s brand new series Repeat After Me, executive produced by Ellen Degeneres. He has also featured in TV campaigns for Honda, Starburst and Optimum and has ongoing campaigns with American Greetings.
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