Modest Conversation 2: A Dialogue of Lessons Learned From Life & Love.
Hi. I am Sherman Modeste. Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter project.
In 2009, on my own dime, and with the help of family and friends, I successfully released my debut record, Modest Conversation. I am proud to report that the record did well. Thanks to advancements in the distribution of music (iTunes and cdbaby), as well as social media networks (shermanmodeste.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace), the record reached the ears of listeners in the UK, Canada, the Caribbean, Japan, and Spain. Though the record did well, I would like to continue the dialogue with your help.
I need your help with production and post-production expenses. In exchange for your generosity, all contributions will receive a reward, or rewards, when the goal is met.
It will cost more than $3,000.00 to work with pianist-producer, Jeremy Johnson, hire a 5-piece band, book studio time, hire an engineer to run the studio sessions and mix and master the record, hire a photographer for a photo shoot for the cover artwork that a graphic designer has to create before a master is shipped out to a pressing plant to be duplicated for the masses and eventually marketed and promoted on tour. Nevertheless, I chose this figure because I am confident that we can both reach and exceed this goal in 45 days.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. If the goal is not met by the deadline, 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 bare 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 ensure the best quality record is produced.
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, so please bear with me.
Lastly, help me spread the word. Tell your family and friends about this project. Hopefully they will like what they see and hear and become a backer by making a pledge too. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please note the following:
1) All personal happy birthday calls will be placed from 7/16/12 to 7/16/13.
2) All international backers are asked to add $5 to their pledge for shipping. Thank you!
Video Credits: The Cast of "The Moneymen" (lol)
Jack (@jusjak001): Director/Cameraman/Video Editor
Davis (@meldee3): Production Assistant
Modest Conversation (the 1st one)
Written By: Sherman Modeste
Pianist: Jeremy Johnson
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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