I've finished recording my second full-length album, now I need you to help me release it in a few super-awesome ways for you!
The goal has been reached! I can't thank you all enough!
Now, here's the deal, as you may or may not know my first project goal for my actual costs for this album was $7,000... So, the more of you that pledge to raise the final number, the better it is for both you and I.
For every $100 extra that gets reached over the original $2,000, I'll record an acoustic version of a song off the new album and every whom has pledged $10 or more will receieve a copy of the song.
So, don't be afraid to keep pledging, because the more that's raised, the more I'll be able to do for the album release for you all!
My first try at this Kickstarter project was unsuccessful, so I've scaled back the project a ton to make it something completely possible. Basically, I've taken the vinyl production, as well as most of the producer and release costs out, to make the focus the physical CD release.
As you may or may not know, I'm a completely unsigned artist. Every single thing I do involving spending money for Backseat Goodbye comes straight from my pocket. So, with your help, it's my goal to make this new album release something very special for you guys!
So, long story short, it takes money to make and release a full-length album, a LOT of money. Here's a breakdown of the costs for this specific release:
+ Recording time/producer cost: $2,100+
+ Physical CD production: $1,600
+ Release Costs (promotion, press, etc): $2,000+++
So, what happens here, is you "pledge" money to pay. If I get enough people to pledge enough money to where my goal of $2,000 is reached, then HOORAY.... The project happens just as scheduled, you all get your rewards, and I get to release this album the way it's meant to be released! If the goal isn't reached, then that really sucks and the release doesn't happen this way at all, but then you don't have to pay a thing (but also, none of the rewards happen either.) So, it's a two sided thing here, where if you guys help me then I help you in a way :)
Please feel free to spread the word about this project to friends of yours that like my music (or even to friends that don't know about my music!) You'd be surprised how much one Twitter or Facebook post, one Myspace bulletin, one Tumblr post, etc can help out something like this!
ALSO, you can find out anything you'd need to know about how to pledge simply by clicking the big green button on the right of the screen (just above the Pledge Rewards) that says "Back This Project or Simply Learn More"!
**PLEASE NOTE: By "pledging" money, you will NOT be charged right this second. If the $2,000 is successfully pledged in 30 days, it's then you'll be charged.
Also, PLEASE ONLY PLEDGE MONEY IF YOU'LL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO PAY IT. Any amount, small or large will help, so don't feel the need to over-exert yourself financially. Just give what you can, and it will be appreciated immensely! :)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
Receive a warm fuzzy feeling for being awesome and helping release an actual album.
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
Receive a download of the first single from the album. (Plus all of the above!)
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Receive a download of the special acoustic version of the first single from the album. (Plus all of the above!)
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
Receive a digital download of the full album, and also have your name featured in a special thank you graphic on the front page of BackseatGoodbye.com. (Plus all of the above!)
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
Receive a physical copy of the album, a limited edition postcard, and an exclusive autographed poster! (Plus all of the above!)
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Receive a signed copy of one of my poetry books, and a handwritten thank you letter from me, and an actual original page from my personal notebook of handwritten lyrics from one of the album's songs. Also, you'll get your name listed in the physical album's liner notes (so, where it says "Chad would like to thank"... Yeah, your name will be there.) (Plus all of the above!)
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
You and a friend will be guest listed for my next show in your town. Plus, you'll also receive a very special thank you video made just for you (and not just a lame 10 second video, but a nice, elaborate, one to two minute long video.) (Plus all of the above!)
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