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I am releasing my debut album, "Warmth" on innova Records featuring music for multiple electric guitars by American composers.
I am releasing my debut album, "Warmth" on innova Records featuring music for multiple electric guitars by American composers.
85 backers pledged $7,345 to help bring this project to life.

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After many years of studying classical guitar, my love for the electric guitar was rekindled after playing several "classical" pieces that called for electric guitar while in graduate school. At the end of my studies, I did a final project recording the accompanying parts of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint for a final recital. I was greatly energized by overdubbing multiple parts in the studio and I was inspired to make my first CD entirely of pieces for multiple electric guitars.

Now that the music has been recorded, mixed, and mastered, it's time to get it out into the world. Innova Records, the recording label of the American Composers Forum, has agreed to release the record. The funds raised through this campaign will pay for design, duplication, administrative costs, and the distribution and publicity provided by the support of a record label. 

Innova is a unique not-for-profit label that supports their recording artists better than most record labels. While the label does charge an administrative fee to release a title, proceeds from sales go straight to the artist. Having Innova's support will give my CD a wider network of distribution and publicity while I can focus on what I do best: playing music.

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 For more information about Innova, check out the video below:

Your support of this project will be greatly appreciated. I look forward to sharing this music with you all and I'm excited to join the exciting and diverse cohort of musicians that Innova has curated so far.

Risks and challenges

All of the hard work for this project is completed. The audio for the CD has been recorded, mixed, mastered and is ready to go to press. This campaign will finance design, duplication, and label fees that cover publicity, distribution, and general operations for a label that exists to distribute the work of artists like me. Because I've finished the most challenging aspects of this project with my own resources, the timeline on this project will be short and you will receive your rewards for backing the recording sooner!

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    You will receive two tickets to Trevor's CD release concert at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on a to be determined date, plus autographed score, a signed CD, digital download, and thank you.

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    Personal Arrangement

    I will record an original multiple electric guitar arrangement of a piece or song of your choosing (yes, even flight of the bumblebee). CD release party tickets, autographed score, Signed CD, digital download, and thank you included.

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    Trevor Shaves!

    Not only will you receive all of the great rewards at lower pledge levels, but I will also shave my beard clean off and send you a digital picture of my baby face.

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