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G is finally releasing an OFFICIAL album! Be a part of this innovative and fun project!
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15 backers pledged $1,750 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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    Thank you so so very much for your support!

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    E-MAIL + 2 SONG DOWNLOADS A thank you e-mail, and digital copies of 'The Doodat Song' plus a song called 'We Go Together' months before the album is released, exclusively through kickstarter!

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    REWARD #2 + DOWNLOAD ENTIRE ALBUM
    a digital copy of the entire album!

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    BOTH REWARDS #2 to #3 + AUTOGRAPHED CD autographed hard copy of the album!

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    ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #4 + AUTOGRAPHED 11” x 17” ALBUM ART personalized to you!

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    ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #5 + UNRELEASED "DOODAT" REMIX + CUSTOM T-SHIRT with album art! (size will be required). All that, plus this "Doodat" remix will not even be on the hardcopy album!

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    ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #6 + PERSONAL PHONE CALL + ALBUM CREDIT I'll personally call you to thank you, plus an album insert credit to you with funny optional title added (Ex: Joe Smith, the credits may read: “My veterinarian Joe Smith”). Titles are first come first serve. (I reserve the right to decline inappropriate titles).

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    ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #7 + LYRIC PARTICIPATION Write 4 bars (8 seconds) of your very own lyrics I will use in a song called “The Fluffy Kangaroos”. This song WILL be on the album! (Please nothing explicit, immoral, or cruel. I retain song copyright).

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    ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #7 + I WRITE YOU A SONG + UNRELEASED REMIXES ALBUM + LIVE SET VIA SKYPE I write you a personalized song to which you get a digital download and hard copy of + a VERY limited edition autographed hard copy and digital download of a "Remixes" album of songs on this project + a live acoustic performance of your song to you via Skype. (I retain song copyright)

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    Ok, seriously. I only have two kidneys, my pets aren't for sale, and I legally can’t offer my body, so how about this; ALL OF REWARDS #2 to #6 + REWARD #9 + YOUR SONG GOES ON THE OFFICIAL ALBUM + I’ll come spend an entire day with you + take you out for tacos + fake propose to you at a local coffee shop (guy or girl) and post the video on Facebook + call five (5) of your family members and/or friends and tell them what a wonderful person you are + listen to you talk while, on a keyboard, I provide live soft background music in a musically therapeutic session + I’ll play you the song I wrote for YOU, and YOUR very own song will be on the actual album!! (US only. If international, please contact before contributing. Time and Day spent together TBD based on scheduling).

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    This is for SPECIAL REQUESTS ONLY, whether it be I perform your song at your wedding or hold an entire concert at your house. Please CONTACT BEFORE CONTRIBUTING to discuss details of request and scheduling. Oh, and by the way, you're one of God's greatest gifts to humanity. And by humanity I mean three people in particular. Muah, Myself, and I. All three of which are now your new BFF's.

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