Pre-Order Sherman Modeste's upcoming CD and be part of the conversation.
In 2009, with the help of supporters like you, I released my debut record, Modest Conversation. Since then, I have been preparing to continue this dialogue of lessons learned from life and love with my sophomore record, Modest Conversation 2.
As an independent artist, I am writing to request your financial support. I need your help with the costs for production and post-production. Your gift will go directly to securing necessities: a band, studio time, an engineer to manage studio sessions and to mix and master the record, a photographer for the album's cover artwork, and a graphic designer. All of these are needed to produce a master that I will ship to a pressing plant for mass reproduction. Once that has occurred, I will promote Modest Conversation 2 on tour.
The overall budget for this record is $10,000.00 and guess what? We’re almost there. Thanks to 60 gracious backers who came together this summer to help me raise $3,875.00, we do not have far to go.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. If the goal is not met by December 25th, no money changes hands, there will be no rewards, and ultimately there will be no record. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs. This is why it is best to set the minimum goal of $3,000.00. The beauty of Kickstarter is that we can always exceed the goal; however, we cannot fall short. The more money we raise, the more we guarantee the best quality record is produced. Together, I am confident that we will reach this goal.
Thank you in advance for making this project a reality.
Martin (@keeyen12) - Coach
Jack (@jusjak001) - Director/Cameraman/Video Editor
Shaw (@stylist_4u) - Metallic Gold Tie =)
Words & Melody By: Sherman Modeste
Music By: Jeremy Johnson
Please note the following:
1) All personal happy birthday calls will be placed 12/26/12 - 12/26/13. Will I sing for you? You betcha!
2) All international backers are asked to add $5 to their pledge for shipping. Thank you!
3) All rewards will be disbursed only when the goal is met and only after the manufacturing and packaging process is complete. We will start fulfilling some rewards right away. Other rewards, however, can take up to 6 months or longer. Thank you for your patience. =)
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Once this project is fully funded, my team and I will have roughly 3 weeks to record (at least 7 more songs), to edit, to mix, and to design the cover artwork. That is a lot. We will we operating on a very tight schedule but it is a schedule we are committed to. Should there be any setbacks, we are also committed to doing whatever it takes to release Modest Conversation 2 in May 2013.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 19, 2012 - Dec 25, 2012
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Every dollar counts. Thank you for supporting independent music!!!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Hand-written thank you card + autographed posterEstimated delivery: May 2013
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Autographed poster + a download card w/mp3 code of the 1st single + a personal thank you callEstimated delivery: May 2013
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Hand-written thank you card + autographed poster + autographed copy of Modest Conversation 2 + a personal happy birthday call and song on your birthdayEstimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Free admission to the release party of Modest Conversation 2 (tentatively scheduled for May 2013) + everything aboveEstimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Making Modest Conversation 2: exclusive photos + exclusive videos + exclusive studio updates + everything aboveEstimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Name will appear in the liner notes (special shout out) + everything aboveEstimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Help me choose the cover photo & artwork + the first single(s) + everything aboveEstimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US
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Free House Concert + everything above. My accompanist and I will perform an acoustic version of the staged show. Will contact to discuss further details and options such as travel and lodging expenses. It will be a great show. =)Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $5 to ship outside the US