JORDAN RUDESS, the keyboardist/Continuum-player/multi-instrumentalist
for Grammy-nominated prog rock/metal icons
Dream Theater, has teamed up with
PledgeMusic to launch his next campaign starting April 22, 2013. Through
PledgeMusic--a music company offering artists a new music model
to take control of their work through their online, hands-on,
direct-to-fan music platform--and the support of his fans,
Jordan will release brand new music, technology and videos while
encouraging fans to participate in the creative process in exciting and
has designed a tailored
fundraising campaign to raise money to help release his upcoming
projects. As a pledger, you will gain access to exclusive content and
PledgeMusic will keep you informed of the project’s status every step of the way.
Jordan plans to record both his
“Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra,” as well as a new solo piano album.
Jordan is renown for his interest in cutting edge technology so, of course, this project will be far from traditional.
Rudess will be creating an entirely virtual orchestral
experience, bringing virtuoso instrumental players into the studio and
not only make an audio recording but also capture them on film with the
goal of creating a unique, visual experience.
His solo piano album entitled
“Explores” will be created as a completely interactive iOS app
experience in addition to being made available in a CD and digital
download format. Listeners will be able to use gestures to interact with
the audio and visuals and create their own versions
of his music.
You can view
PledgeMusic campaign at: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jordanrudess
On teaming up with
Rudess explains, “Things have changed so much in the music
business in recent years and now we have the possibility of coming
directly to all of you, the fans, to get involved and to be a part of
making this happen! No longer are we subject to what was,
rather, what is possible!! By enlisting you and working through
PledgeMusic, this will allow me to bring you unfiltered Jordan Rudess
creativity! You will be able to follow along with me as these projects
come to life!”
Co-founder | COO of PledgeMusic Jayce Varden is excited to be
involved with Jordan: “We're honored to be working with an artist of
Jordan's caliber. His mastery of music and technology will be unveiled
throughout the campaign, in true direct to fan form.
That is the essence of PledgeMusic: artist and fans engaged in music
creation through a shared experience."
provides fans and artists the opportunity to work together to make new
records and raise money for charity. By combining
new social networking technology, old school music biz know how and an
irresistible menu of exclusive incentives, fans can visit the site to
hear great new music, enjoy and share unique experiences with the
artists they love and actively participate in the
release process. HANDS-ON, DIRECT-TO-FAN: The new business of making