The Final 48 Hours! Let's Make it Happen...
As we enter the final 48 hours of our campaign I'd like to first say thank you to every single person who has pre-ordered the album with a pledge. Thank you for contributing, reposting the link to your friends and family, upping your pledges throughout the project, and for simply believing in Five Times August. It is because of you we are so close to reaching our goal of $20,000, so THANK YOU (again and again and again!).
It is now time to kick it into overdrive and hopefully finish this thing right. Please make an extra effort over the final two days to continuously repost the KickStarter project link, up your pledges if you can, and spread the word to anyone and everyone. Make it your away message on twitter, facebook, myspace, etc... tell people more about it. Blog about it. Let them know they aren't just contributing to the album, but they are actually getting the album in exchange for their contribution. Repetition is the key!
Also, don't forget there is a special paypal page set up for those that live outside the U.S., or for those that only want to use Paypal. That link is: http://fivetimesaugust.com/kickstarter_paypal.html
I also wanted to address two frequent questions I've been asked over the last month, so here they are...
"What happens if we DON'T reach the $20,000 goal?"
Nothing happens. I do not get ANY of the money, you will not be charged and will not pay anything, and you will not get your pre-order items. It will almost be like it never happened. It'd be a real shame for all of us to walk away with nothing after all of this, that's for sure.
"What happens if we DO reach the $20,000 goal?"
What happens is a chance to really change the music industry. The whole point of this project is to help an artist who is completely without a record label release an album that has major potential to be a mainstream success. I've made a choice to not sign with a record label because I believe we are at a point where the fans are the record label. Thanks to the internet and viral marketing, artists now have the means to really become successful national acts without the financial backing of a big time record label, BUT it all depends on fan support. I believe it's time for fans to get behind their favorite music again. Two things have happened over the last ten years, a lot more music has been released, and a lot less people are buying it. This is an opportunity to start a new music community that truly stands behind the music they hold dear to their heart by backing the artist who makes it.
So, for the next 2 days please put the link http://www.tinyurl.com/ftakick everywhere you can! We can do this : )
Thank you so much,
Brad w/ Five Times August
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 15, 2009 - Aug 17, 2009
Pledge $5 or more
digital download of "Life As A Song" album + exclusive updates via KickStarter.com
Pledge $15 or more
digital download of "Life As A Song" album + Signed CD copy
Pledge $25 or more
digital download of "Life As A Song" album + Signed CD copy + your name listed in the "thank you" credits in the liner notes of CD booklet
Pledge $50 or more
all of the above + Five Times August t-shirt of your choice
Pledge $100 or more
all of the above + signed limited edition lithograph print
Pledge $250 or more
all of the above + handwritten lyrics to your three favorite Five Times August songs + 1 year of free admission to shows + copies of FTA's rare, early, and out of print CD's "Say" "Hover" and "Audience of Zero" (hear how it all started!)
Pledge $500 or more
all of the above + 15 minute personal phone call with Brad + personal video message and performance of song of your choice + 1 year of free merchandise. Every time we put out a new shirt, button, sticker, jacket, it's yours!
Pledge $1,000 or more
all of the above + iPod nano loaded with every Five Times August song and album, and rare recordings! + Dinner with Brad when the band travels through your town
Pledge $2,500 or more
all of the above + private concert in your home (or anywhere). You make the set list and invite whomever you want! + signed acoustic guitar
Pledge $5,000 or more
all of the above + personal song written for you about whatever you want + personal guitar lesson + FIVE TIMES AUGUST WEEKEND CAMPING TRIP! (you and 10 other friends under the stars, around a campfire with our guitars! YEAH!)