What exactly am I raising funds to do?
I'm G, a music artist originally from Brazil, based out of Michigan, currently working on my first full length album! Funds raised in this project will go towards the creation and distribution of this album, including all recording, producing, song registration and copyrights, mastering of the album, the printing of hardcopy cds, t-shirts, & posters, and shipping.
What is the album called? Who is it for, and why am I the right person to make it?
The album is called "Oh Yeah! Wait, What?". It has a pop style, infused with styles such as big band, soul, R&B, hip hop, and funk. It's purpose is to make listeners want to dance, feel loved, see the fun in life, and brighten the listener's day. I've been a musician for almost twenty years, have been writing music since the age of fifteen, and producing since the age of eighteen.
What songs will be on the album? Who will I be working with, and what is the estimated time line for the album release?
Samples of the songs on this album can be heard in the video above starting at the one minute mark, and there is also a full length song and video of "The Doodat Song" attached to this project. I will be doing all the writing, arranging, recording, and producing of all the songs on the album, and the estimated time line for the album release is November of 2013.
What stages will this be accomplished in?
In order to complete this project, the project will go through the processes of writing, pre production, recording, mixing, post production, registration and copyright, mastering, cd printing, and then shipping.
How will I be releasing the music and in what formats?
The music will be released in digital form and hard copy CD, with the exceptions of the exclusive 'digital only' remix mentioned in reward #6, and the personally written song mentioned in reward #9, available only to their respective muses. Those who take advantage of reward #10 will receive their personal song and it will also be on the official album. The song formats will be in .mp3 for digital download and .wav (16 bit) for the hard copy CD.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet; I'm VERY excited about this project and getting it up and running! Thank you for all that you do! If I'm fortunate enough to go over my set project funding expectation, you can bet that there will definitely be some cool surprises and additions added on (which shall not be disclosed yet), however, stay tuned and check back for updates each Monday! Also, I know there's a lot going on in "The Doodat Song" video along with this video, so feel free to contact me or ask me any questions you may have about them, about my project, and anything pertaining to the upcoming album! I can't wait!! Oh yeah! Wait, What?
Risks and challenges
As with any project, there are risks involved, and I've committed myself to being prepared for these in the best way possible. This project's risks include computer crashes, audio data loss, lengthy processing times for hard copy disks, posters, and t-shirts to arrive, rushed producing and mixing of songs, writer's block in lyric and musical inspiration, etc. For these, I've prepared by first already working on this album's prep work for the last year, giving myself a good foundation to work upon. I then calculated the amount of time needed to complete the project along with fulfill all kickstarter obligations, and then added a major cushion to buffer any unexpected delays. As for data loss and computer crashes, I've obtained an external powered back up hard drive to keep all the data stored while working on the album. If even with all precautions there still manages to be a hiccup at any time, I will be sure to communicate to all parties with updates, and will be specific on where the project stands at that moment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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