This young Los Angeles rock band needs your help to capture their music and share it with the world
The past 2 and half years have been one of the most intensive, most incredible, experiences of my life. I’ve been part of the inaugural class of the Popular Music Program at the USC Thornton School of Music. As a songwriting major I’ve spent these past 5 semesters working to develop my art and my craft, befriending some of the most talented musicians I’ve ever met along the way. This has resulted in a collection of songs and a band with a sound I’ve never been more excited to share. We’ve been busy arranging and performing here in Los Angeles and with a response that has been motivating, I been inspired to push this project to the next level.
I’m attempting to capture the songs and the band in a professionally recorded 5-7 song EP. This recording would be something to help create a buzz about this project, something to send to music blogs, magazines, and radio stations, something used to book and promote concerts, perhaps even a tour, something to show to industry professionals, and ultimately something to finally get to share with friends, family, and fans.
Unfortunately, recording at a professional level can get to be rather expensive and as a college student, money is not something I see a lot of. Being an independent artist, I am left to pay for the recording, mixing, mastering, replication and distribution of the record. This doesn’t even include paying the band who, because they are my friends, have been graciously donating an enormous amount of their time. So to see this recording actually come to fruition I’m going to need your help. In return not only will you have the satisfaction of helping someone’s dream come true and being an active part of this project, you can receive some pretty cool rewards. [ Cue the rewards to your right → ]
I’m looking to raise about $4000 here on Kickstarter, but anything past that helps this record tremendously. It can mean more studio time to capture more songs, a better mix, better mastering, more copies of final product produced, etc. It can even mean having some money to help promote the record once it’s released.
It’s very important to keep in mind Kickstarter’s ALL OR NOTHING policy. This means that either the project’s fundraising goal is met or NONE of the pledged funds are collected and disbursed. Basically, it’s back to square one. With that in mind, if you feel inspire to contribute to the success of this project, I encourage you to donate and pass this along to anyone you may know who might be interested in helping. Even if you yourself can’t donate, sharing this with people could make a huge difference and would mean the world to me and my band as we pursue our passion.
Click here to visit the project’s Facebook page for live videos, demos, and pictures.
Feel free to message me with any questions!
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pledged of $4,000 goal
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Mar 19, 2012 - Apr 18, 2012 (30 days)
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Exclusive Video Updates. Get some sweet just-for-kickstarter vids that keep you posted on this project from recording to completion.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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The above + An EARLY digital copy of the record. So you can be one of the cool kids.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + An EARLY physical copy of the record. So you can be one of the cooler kids.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything at $6 and above + A SIGNED Early Physical Copy + a HANDWRITTEN Thank You post card. So your kids will know you were one of the cooler kids.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + Your name printed in the EP! Braaaagging rights.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + a Thank You phone call + Bonus Tracks: B-sides / embarrassing home demos. Me in all my bedroom gloryEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + A special designed-by-me "Thank You" poster w/ HANDWRITTEN lyrics to one of my songs of your choice. I promise to use handwriting my third grade teacher would be proud of.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + I'll perform a cover song of your choice and put it up online. Really anything. Even....gulp....the Biebs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + A Songwriting or Guitar lesson via Skype! Kinda like a date. 'cept I teach you stuff. And you can't break my heart. But you can totally buy me dinner.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything at $100 + A sweet photo album of pictures from the recording session taken with a disposable camera by me and the band [So basically, REAL FILM pictures] and HANDWRITTEN notes and other random cool things such as guitar picks and the take-out menu from the place we will take our food breaks, etcEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Everything at $100 + I’ll write and record a song about the subject of your choice and put it up online. Who doesn't want a song about them?Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
A Private Concert [within a day’s drive from LA] for you and your friends where I'll perform a set including your song from above. Come on. Make your neighbors jealous. You know you want to.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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All of the above + Come sit in at a recording session! Your hands may be the perfect size for hand claps ;)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All of the above + "Executive Producer" title in the EP + copies of all future recordings I make + free entry to any concert I ever play + I'll love you for ever and ever and ever and ever.... and ever.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012