Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
$1,251 pledged of $2,500 goal
backers
By Ryan Albritton
$1,251 pledged of $2,500 goal
backers

About this project

UPDATE:
We finished the recordings last Sunday with The Orbz and have been mixing it since. It is going to be a great inaugural EP for this project. With 10 days left, it is now imperative that we come together and push this fundraiser to the successful side. With a physical CD, funding in the future will not be an issue. The next step will be to take this first EP to local businesses and ask them to support their arts community by sponsoring the next volume or volumes. Eventually, we would like this project to be a means to fundraise for local artists' albums and I think that is the truly exciting part of all this. Imagine local music being produced through funds generated from this project- i.e. the local business community supporting local artists who, in turn, support them. It's truly a sustainable model for the local economy and arts scene.

This may all happen once there is a physical product with which to go after sponsorship dollars. This is why STL LOUD needs community support right now. Help us make sure these first two EPs are pressed and you will have done a great service to local music, hopefully, for years to come!

STL LOUD began as an ambitious goal for St. Louis music. It was a “What can we do with what we have, and how?” situation. Since writing about this multi-faceted question on our website a few months ago, the response has been tremendous, and we realized that growing the local music scene was and is on the minds of both artists and fans alike. Our proposal is a network, or community, of St. Louis music and musicians that supports itself and grows together, with the eventual goal of making our city a destination for artists from elsewhere to perform, create, and develop in the Midwest landscape.

The first step in the LOUD plan is a series of local EPs to be released every three months, featuring unreleased material, recorded and produced by R&R Music Labs free of charge and then distributed around town in the form of pressed CDs. Each EP will be officially released at a showcase. This gives each band or artist the opportunity to play to the other bands' audiences, and gives you, my fellow St. Louisans, the opportunity to hear music that you may not yet be aware of. Each EP will also be in digital form and available for download to facilitate the dissemination of STL music through the web.

STL LOUD vol. 1 (See cover art above)

Off Broadway: January 14th, 2011

Lineup:

-Langen Neubacher

-The Warbuckles

-Andy Berkhout

-The Dive Poets

-The Orbz

-Via Dove

Eventually, this project should sustain itself with money raised at each showcase, but every project needs a [kick]start. So, I'm asking you to support the future of St. Louis music and the unique possibilities it holds, by immediately funding the pressing of STL LOUD vol. 1 and vol. 2

Here's the breakdown:

CD Pressing 1- $1050

CD Pressing 2- $1050

Promotional Material: $400

=$2500

Anything extra will go to the growth of this project.

Thank you for listening and keepin' it LOUD!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The "Shaw on a Saturday Morning" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: You get the satisfaction of supporting local music and an STL LOUD button.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The "The Grove on a Saturday Night" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: In addition to the satisfaction you'll feel and the button, your name will appear in a special place in the liner notes.

    Less
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    The "MetroLink in a Tunnel" decibel-level of LOUNDESS: In addition to having your name immortalized on this important piece of culture, you will also receive a hard-copy of the first two CDs free.

    Less
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    The "Cherokee Street During a World Cup Game" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: Your name on CD, a copy of it and the next one, and let's see...you're on the list for the Showcase at Off Broadway on January 14, 2011. Come join the fun for free (drinks not included)!

    Less
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    The "Wash Ave During the RFT Showcase 2010" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: You get your name printed, you get the copies, you're on the list, and you get an advance digital copy of the EP before the show!

    Less
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    NEW REWARD: The "Monad's Last Show" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: Everything else, but instead of the advance EP, you get a screen-printed copy of the poster courtesy of STL-Style.

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    The "Dogtown on St. Patty's Day" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: Named, CD'd, you get the download, and you get +1 on the list for the release!

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The "Soulard During Mardi Gras" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: OK, so, you get your name on the CD, you get the CDs, you're on the list with +1, AND I'll get the bands to autograph a poster for you!

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    The "Rock Concert at the Pageant" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: Wow, If you give this much to the cause of furthering this endeavor and the musicians supporting it, you get everything previously mentioned, except, in the liner notes you will be credited as a producer on the first TWO EPs and you get 4 tickets to the first show.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The "Busch Stadium on October 27, 2006" decibel-level of LOUDNESS: You are truly a music-lover and supporter of your city and its scene! In addition to all the previous thank-yous, R&R Music Labs will record, mix, and master a song for you.

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (61 days)