Ace Enders of I Can Make a Mess needs your help to release his next record and build a new model for all independent bands.
I Can Make a Mess is gearing up to record their third album, which will be released this spring. All aspects of this record, from the raw music to the multi-purpose packaging and unique plans for grassroots promotion, were inspired and made possible by Ace Enders' extremely close relationship with supporters and he's excited to involve everyone even further with this project.
As a completely independent artist, without a label or manager for the first time in his ten year career, Ace is free to create as he did when first starting out and is able to explore and test a new method of spreading his music. He hopes that we can all use what we learn from this project to create a model that can help all independent bands make a living despite the financial challenges and industry obstacles that exist.
We're happy to be able to work with you and for you to make these efforts possible. Our minimum budget of $10,000 will be used for recording, promotion, and the filming of a documentary. The promotions carried out by our network of interns will include a variety of innovative physical and online grassroots campaigns that will require a relatively small budget with the potential to make a big impact.
A network of 200 dedicated interns is in place, working from their homes around the world as well as in the I Can Make a Mess office in Hammonton, NJ. The internship program is a new hybrid of a record label staff and street team organized into special departments. All of our interns have the knowledge, talent, experience, and passion to carry out efforts that allow the band to function with the same resources of a label. You can learn more about the internship here (http://rockradius.wordpress.com)
This new method of promotion and the circumstances that led I Can Make a Mess to create it will be featured in a documentary film that will share the solutions we've found.
We're really excited to offer each of the incentives at every pledge level. If you have questions about any of the rewards, don't hesitate to get in touch. Attention international supporters: We'd really appreciate if you wouldn't mind using your good judgement to add a bit to your pledge for shipping charges.
***We're including physical copies of the CD for all pledges over $25!! Sorry this wasn't noted in the reward descriptions!***
Thank you so much for your support! We appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 30, 2011 - Feb 21, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Digital album sent to you by email the day before release. Printable promotion pack will be included so you can get involved in the grassroots campaigns and be a part of it!
Pledge $25 or more
Physical CD in limited edition multipurpose packaging. Digital album sent to you by email the day before release. Printable promotion pack will be included so you can get involved in the grassroots campaigns and be a part of it!
Pledge $40 or more
One year subscription to the "Mess of the Month" club. Get a minimum of two exclusive I Can Make a Mess songs per month (originals, covers, b-sides, remixes, etc.) delivered to you by email each month along with extra surprises. The pledge that keeps on giving! Digital download of new record included.
Pledge $50 or more
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Limited edition, handmade silk-screen poster . Includes digital download and one year "Mess of the Month" subscription.
Pledge $100 or more
Limited edition photo book with images documenting the entire process of the record. Your name will appear in the Thank You section of the liner notes. One year subscription to "Mess of the Month" club. Physical copy and digital download of the record included.
Pledge $150 or more
Personal song about a subject of your choice written and recorded just for you. Speak to Ace over the phone about your personal song to explain what you'd like it to be about. Your name will appear in the Thank You section of the liner notes. Digital download of new record and one year "Mess of the Month" subscription included.
Pledge $300 or more
Digital Planes production session. Ace will produce two of your band's songs after you send him your home recording session files and have a phone conversation about what direction you'd like to take so he can make additions and changes. This is a production service offered for bands who may not be able to come to record in New Jersey, but would like a fresh take or different perspective on their music. Sessions are normally $200 per song, so here's your chance to take advantage of the opportunity! Digital download of new record and one year "Mess of the Month" subscription included.
Pledge $500 or more
Living room show! Ace will play a private acoustic show for you and a few of your friends the next time we're in your area. Your name will appear in the Thank You Section of the liner notes. Physical copy and digital download of new record and non-expiring to "Mess of the Month" subscription included.