Jared Mahone and his band take the crowd favorites from his year long songwriting experiment and create a listener-inspired album.
Alright people…let’s do this thing!
After the wrap-up of Jared Mahone’s Mixtape Project (his year-long creative experiment to write, record and release a song every week), the full band is now ready to get into the recording studio to fill out the sounds of those fan-favorite demo releases and make a new album.
Jared Mahone is independent of any music label or restrictive contract so we are able to create music for the crowd of people who choose to follow what we do. But, that also means we are independent of label funding. So, we are looking forward to recording this album, but we can’t do it without your support!
When you donate to our Kickstarter campaign to create a crowd-funded album, you are making the dream of the listener-influenced album a reality. Not only will you become a part of our music community, but we would like to thank you with special incentives at each giving level.
Everyone who donates at least $20 will receive a membership to The Mixtape Project, including all of the song downloads, videos, journal entries and more, as well as a digital copy of the new album. Once you become a member of The Mixtape Project, you will receive personal messages from Jared and be the first to know about where the band is headed next. Mixtape subscribers are our closet network of friends, and we would love for you to be a part of it.
If you are interested in giving at a higher level, there are many fun incentives to choose from to help you determine how you would like to support our recording project. We have limited spots open for the top giving levels so that they are intimate, personal rewards as a very special thank you for making this recording a success.
Again, you are the only reason that this new album is possible. Thank you so much for your support. You are all such an inspiration for what we do, and you are the reason that we continue to do it.
(Next time you see Matt at a show, tell him what you think about his video)
The Mixtape Project is Jared Mahone's 52-week song writing experiment. During 2010, Jared kept an online journal where he attempted to post a song every week, along with videos, commentary, and lots of personal stories behind the creation of each original track. The Mixtape Project was fueled by the community of people who interacted with Jared on a weekly basis to give feedback as each song was released. The complete catalog of songs is still available to download by pledging $20 or more to this campaign.
We are not greedy, people. We have specific recording expenses, and we don't want to ask for more than that. But, if you would like to donate even after we reach our goal, we would have the means to make the album that much better.
We can't give out incentives until we have reached our goal. We have put a 65 day run on this campaign to make sure we do just that. So, expect to hear about your personal incentive the week after this Kickstarter campaign ends.
We are getting started on this project as soon as possible to get your album out as soon as possible. We are trusting that you all will come through with the pledges. Even though we are paying for some of the expenses before we receive the funding, believe me, we will not be able to finish without your help, so give what you can.
You are welcome to give as little or as much as you want. If you feel like you can give more than $1,000 but $3,000 is a little steep, enter the dollar amount with which you feel comfortable supporting us and you will receive the incentive package based on the last pledge level you have exceeded.
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Pledge $20 or more
A subscription to The Mixtape Project; a digital copy of the finished album
Pledge $50 or more
A subscription to The Mixtape Project; a digital copy of the finished album; autographed pre-release CD
Pledge $100 or more
A subscription to The Mixtape Project; a digital copy of the finished album; autographed pre-release CD; limited autographed poster; vote on album artwork
Pledge $250 or more
9 backers Limited (31 of 40 left)
Everything in the $100 level PLUS your name in the "Thank You" section of the CD and a limited run t-shirt
Pledge $500 or more
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Everything in the $100 level PLUS your name in the "Thank You" section of the CD; and free entry to all of Jared Mahone's shows and exclusive live recordings of several concerts until August 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (7 of 8 left)
Everything in the $100 level PLUS your name in the "Thank You" section of the CD; and an interactive, online concert with the band where you and select guests can ask questions and request songs
Pledge $3,000 or more
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Everything in the $100 level PLUS your name in the "Thank You" section of the CD; and a personal house concert for you and your guests anywhere in the continental US (House concert must be scheduled before August 2012)
Pledge $5,000 or more
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The Complete Recording Experience! You will receive everything in the $100 level PLUS you and two guests are invited to the recording studio for a day. You will have lunch with the band, and you will be a guest performer on one song. You could contribute on an instrument track, vocal track, or clap track...we will help you if you need it! And your name will appear as a performer on the final CD! ***To be included in the initial tracking days, pledge before June 17th. If you miss this deadline, you can still pledge because we will make sure your tracks are recorded before the album is finalized.