FAQ

Am I eligible to have KentuckyJam.org help me record and publish my music?

To be eligible,  a musician must:

  •  live in Kentucky or within 20 miles of the Kentucky State Line.
  •  have five tracks (or approximately 25 minutes) of music polished and ready to record.
  • demonstrate hardship impeding ability to record and self-publish your music on your own.

KentuckyJam.org does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age or disability.

What kind of music is KentuckyJam.org looking for?

There are no requirements for musical genre to be considered as a candidate-musician for KentuckyJam.org.  Musicians of all genres are encouraged to perform.

How do I apply to have KentuckyJam.org help me record and publish my music?

Examples of music can be submitted via USPS to:
KentuckyJam.org, Inc.
PO Box 72951
Newport, KY  41071

or

Examples (mp3s, links, etc.) may be emailed to:

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You may also send dates/locations of live performances.  A representative from KentuckyJam.org may be able to attend.

 

Is KentuckyJam.org a record label?

No.  KentuckyJam.org is not a record label.  We do not sell music or profit from it in any way.  We make high quality recordings of an artist’s work, print some CDs and help the artist self-publish the music on the internet. Once the music is published, KentuckyJam.org’s work is done.  The artist can then work to promote and sell their music as they see fit.

What’s the catch?

The catch is that it we work at a slow pace.  We are a small organization operating solely on donations and volunteers.  We will help as many musicians as we can but can only do so one at a time.  Getting one musician recorded and published could take a year due to the complexity of juggling the schedules of all those involved in the process.

How can I donate to KentuckyJam.org?

Checks should be made payable to “KentuckyJam.org” and mailed to:

KentuckyJam.org, Inc.
PO Box 72951
Newport, KY  41071

We are working on being able to accept credit card and online donations.

Why a PO Box and not a street address?

We want as much money as possible to go directly into helping musicians. In order to keep operating costs at a bare minimum, we do not maintain an office space or pay for a telephone. We use the PO Box and email for correspondence to save costs.

Are donations to KentuckyJam.org tax-deductible?

KentuckyJam.org (KentuckyJam) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Any donations made to KentuckyJam are tax deductible. 100% of all donations go to costs.  Board members and officers of KentuckyJam are volunteers. Donations are 100% tax deductible.