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Independent rock band Raccoon Fighter sets out to record, mix, master, press and distribute their first full length album. Read more

Queens, NY Rock
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This project was successfully funded on February 8, 2013.

Independent rock band Raccoon Fighter sets out to record, mix, master, press and distribute their first full length album.

Queens, NY Rock
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About this project

After diligently working away for over a year, writing songs, recording demos, making numerous refinements and honing the material; what, you may ask, is this money specifically needed for?

Well, while talent is a free commodity, making a record is definitely not, especially in today's climate where the costs can be dramatic and extensive.

Firstly, having found the perfect studio, the canvas within which this musical adventure will unfold, it needs to be paid for: studio time, engineers, and various equipment are a costly affair. The final recording then needs to be mixed and furthermore mastered.

As the dollar signs spiral, there are still further measures that need to be accounted for. Pressing the record, packaging the record, marketing and advertising are all needed to bring the music to the masses.

Still there? Good. As you can see the process is one of blood, sweat, tears and equally important: money. You will be helping in creating a piece of art, a musical testament that will stand up and be counted!

Risks and challenges

The three of us have been involved in the NYC music scene for nearly a decade. Not just as musicians, but also as recording engineers at professional studios from time to time. Through our collective experience, we've already searched out the absolute best deal, and are aware of many, many unforeseen contingencies.

PROJECT COST BREAKDOWN:

7 days Recording - $500/day = $3,500
4 Days Mixing - $500/day = $2,000
Mastering 10 songs - $2,000
Engineering fees - $1,500
Pressing CD's - $800
Distribution & Release costs - $2,000

TOTAL PROJECT COST = $11,800

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    Personal email from Raccoon Fighter thanking you for helping support independent artists. THANK YOU!!!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of a new, unreleased B-Side track, EXCLUSIVE to Kickstarter donors!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the complete album, one week prior to official release! + Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE unreleased B-Side track

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    PHYSICAL CD and DIGITAL copy of our new album + PHYSICAL CD and DIGITAL copy of a previous release! + a sticker + Exclusive Kickstarter B-Side track

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    We'll WRITE and RECORD a song for you about ANY TOPIC of your choice

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    We'll put on a PERSONALIZED show for you via Skype +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    The band will take you OUT TO EAT at our favorite restaurant in NYC +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    Our next t-shirt design will have YOUR FACE ON IT! +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    We'll come to you and play a show with SET LISTS of YOUR CHOICE, including COVERS of your choice! (within reasonable distance of NYC area) +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    Play a ROLE of your choice in our next MUSIC VIDEO +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    Get one of our ACTUAL guitars used on the album, signed by the band! +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    Come to the STUDIO in NYC and RECORD tambourine, backing vocals, hand claps, or whatever you do best! +Digital release of the complete album + ALL merch

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    YOU get Executive Producer credit on our album! PLUS EVERY OTHER REWARD LISTED ABOVE!

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    We'll give you WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT! 4REALZ! + ALL merch (we'll contact you and work it out, within reason)

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