I can count to ten in 3 seconds or less. I shower in a bathing suit. I like dance-offs, cold pizza, and films about karate tournaments.
UPDATE: WE DESTROYED OUR GOAL!!!!!! TO CELEBRATE, EVERYONE WHO PLEDGES $10 OR MORE WILL GET THEIR NAME IN A SPECIAL SONG I'LL RECORD MARCH 14TH!!!
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HERE'S THE SHORT STORY
Hey guys, my name is PAZ. Some of you know me as a mashup-playing musician from LA, and some of you may know me from my mixtapes. Some of you don't know me at all, and that's ok too. I'm raising money to record a new album, and I thought Kickstarter would be a great way to do it.
My first mixtape was downloaded over 500,000 times, even though we recorded it mostly in bedrooms and garages. I want my next record to sound amazing, so your contributions will go towards things like studio time, production, mixing, and mastering. Your pledge will also earn you a special reward -- there's a list of them on the right side of this page!
HERE'S THE LONGER STORY
Last year I put out my first mixtape, Young Broke & Fameless. It had 12 songs on it, most of them recorded by 3 guys sitting around a single microphone, because… well, that was the cheapest way to do it.
Anything that wasn’t done live was done in home studios – bedrooms, bathrooms, garages – pretty much anywhere we could fit a laptop and a microphone.
I really didn’t know what to expect when I put out that mixtape. I thought maybe a few people would download it, burn my tracks for friends, maybe even sing along in the car. At the very worst, I thought, I could sneak one of my songs into a party mix and hope no one noticed. Hey, it would be pretty cool if someone started asking, “Whose song is that?”
And then the mixtape got downloaded 500,000 times.
It didn’t even make sense. Half a million downloads?! I was dumbfounded. All of a sudden, I was getting calls from people who wouldn’t give me the time of day a week earlier. Producers, record labels, blogs, promoters with beards. Hell, I was getting emails from artists on my ipod. It was weird.
I went from playing shows for 20 people in dive bars to opening for sold out crowds with artists like Girl Talk, Big Sean, Mike Posner, and Far East Movement.
I still wasn't making any money, but it felt really, really good to know people liked the stuff I was putting out. And it made me wonder what my music would sound like if I was able to record it the same way it sounded in my head...
I have a new record I want to make, and this time, I want to do it the right way -- in a real studio, with a real budget, and without anyone from a record label telling me how it should sound, or what type of music I shouldn't make.
With your help, I can do just that.
I’m trying to raise $10,000. Your contribution will go towards things like studio time, production, mixing, mastering – all the things that make music sound great.
And your contribution won’t go without reward. You'll get cool things I'm saving only for my earliest supporters. Things like a limited edition T-shirt that will never again be printed, handwritten lyrics to one of my songs, or even me recording your voicemail message.
For those of you with a little more to spend, I’ll write a song just for you, or even play a live show in your living room. For a little more, I'll even leave your living room.
Every dollar you contribute will be appreciated from the bottom of my heart. Even if its just 1 dollar, 5 dollars, whatever you can afford is ok with me. Everyone who gives at least 5 bucks will get a special postcard from me saying thanks, compliments of our friends at Postagram.
Stay tuned here for updates! I’ll be posting regularly to let you know how things are going. If you want to check out some of my music, you can download some for free on my Facebook page, and follow me here on Twitter.
Thank you for all your support!
Don't worry about it! As soon as the project is over, you'll receive a form to fill out, and you will be able to give me all of your info!
Yes! Here are just a few ways you can help!
1. Like my page on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! http://Facebook.com/paz and http://Twitter.com/pazpaz
2. Tweet or e-mail the following link to this page and invite your friends to help me make my next record on Kickstarter! http://kck.st/z6ZTai
3. Join my VIP List, and get all the new songs I make before anyone else! http://bit.ly/paz-vip
4. Come to my next live webshow! I perform every Tuesday at 8pm PST at http://justin.tv/paz
5. PLAY MY MUSIC LOUD!!!
I really want one of the more expensive rewards ($1000 or higher) but I don't have that kind of money. Can we work something out?
For the rewards above $1000, send an e-mail to email@example.com and we'll see what we can do. I know these things are really expensive, and they're aimed towards companies that can afford to pay a little more. If you're just buying them for yourself, I can help by lowering the price a little :)
Sorry, but for the items under $1000, prices cannot be lowered!
Which record are you giving away for the digital download / autographed hard copy, and when will I get it?
You'll get a copy of the brand new record Young Broke & Fameless 2. Expect to get it very soon after the project ends. I'm giving away this one instead of the un-recorded one because it may be up to a year before that one comes out, and I don't want you to have to wait that long for your prize!
It would really help me if you could add $5 to your contribution for international shipping :) Thank you for your support!
No problem :) Just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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** ROCK PACKAGE ** Digital Download of The Music Video and High Quality Audio File for My New Single "Beautiful Lies" + I'll Mail You a Limited Edition Postagram Postcard Thanking You For Your Support!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** HARD ROCK PACKAGE ** Digital Download of My New Album "Young Broke & Fameless II" + Secret Digital Download of 3 Unreleased Acoustic Songs and Digital Album Art Sketches + Everything Above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** HEADLINER PACKAGE ** Hard Copy of My New Album "Young Broke & Fameless II" + Everything Above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** GET THE HAT ** Get the green and yellow hat from the Kickstarter video, autograph optional.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Autographed Hard Copy of the Album! + a Special Edition T-Shirt ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER SUPPORTERS!! (See It Here: http://bit.ly/Aab0SV). + Everything Above! (Note: If you don't like the special edition shirt, choose any shirt you see here: www.paz.fm/store). When the project ends, you'll get a form asking you for your size.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** BACKSTAGE PACKAGE ** One-Of-A-Kind Handwritten Lyrics To One Of My Songs (autographed) + Your Name in My Next Album's Thank Yous + I'll Record The Voicemail Message On Your Cell Phone + Everything Above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** ROCKSTAR PACKAGE ** A Private 30 Minute Performance!! I'll get on Skype or Justin.tv and perform a private show for you and your friends, serenade the person of your choice, or even teach you how to play my songs. You write the playlist. Lil Wayne? Fresh Prince Theme Song? You got it. + Everything Above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** MOGUL PACKAGE ** Invitations for 2 To An Intimate Private Acoustic Show at a Secret Los Angeles Penthouse Location (Open Bar Included). + A Special Edition American Apparel T-Shirt (See It Here: http://bit.ly/Aab0SV OR choose any shirt from www.paz.fm/store) + An Autographed Hard Copy Of The Record + Digital Download of The Record with 3 Unreleased Acoustic Tracks!!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** SOCIAL MEDIA PACKAGE ** Want to increase likes, followers, or views on your Facebook, Twitter, or website? I have a massive social media following, and I can help boost your traffic. (here's my facebook page: http://facebook.com/whoispaz). We'll come up with 4 facebook posts my fans would like, and develop a multi-post campaign (1 post on my facebook page every other week for 2 months at peak traffic times) that will get your site seen by as many of my fans as possible. I can give you a few examples of what would be ideal posts to get the highest % of fans/followers, and a strategy you can use to increase likes once they hit your page. Questions? email email@example.comEstimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** LIKE A BOSS PACKAGE ** 2 BACKSTAGE PASSES TO ANY 5 OF MY SHOWS (No expiration) + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT ON MY NEXT RECORD + Everything in the Mogul Package. For those who want to be real investors in my success, this is the package for you. The first major festival I play, your investment will have paid for itself.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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** ULTIMATE ROCK GOD PACKAGE ** Backstage Passes For Life + Appear In My First Studio Music Video + Play With Me Live On Stage... Anytime I play a show from now till whenever, you come backstage. Want a beer? Take it from my dressing room. Tell the security guards to suck it as you waltz through the artist entrance. You'll also appear in my first big budget music video (and be forced to suffer through the after party). And as if that wasn't enough, you'll appear on stage with me at my next major show playing a bass that may or may not be plugged in. You'll perform live for thousands, and if the water's warm, you can take a stage dive and a little swim in the crowd (at your own risk). Live like a rockstar anytime you want :)Estimated delivery: Mar 2012