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We've written a new oceanic album, and we need your help to bring it to the surface!
We've written a new oceanic album, and we need your help to bring it to the surface!
We've written a new oceanic album, and we need your help to bring it to the surface!
180 backers pledged $15,570 to help bring this project to life.

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The Whizpops Ocean Album!

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This project has 3 main goals:  

1.  To record a quality, 10 song album about ocean animals.

2.  To make animated music videos.

3.  To make educational children's books from our music and self publish them.

How will the money be used?

We are slated to begin recording in January. We will use the funds from this campaign to record, mix, master, and print 1,000 CD's. We are working with a new producer to make our best sounding album to date!  

The album will contain songs about Manta Rays, Blue Whales, Coral Reefs, Manatees, Starfish, Angler Fish and Sea Turtles, to name a few!   There will be a total of 10 exciting tracks, spanning several genres of music!  

Your pledges will help us bring our songs to life like never before! We are talking with local animators right now and getting geared up to bring our new song about Angler Fish to life in a music video. We have begun sketching the storyboard, and are excited to meet with our animator this month!

Funds from this campaign will also help us publish our very own children's books. Right now, a local artist is illustrating "Dinosaurs" (from our last album "Science and Wonder") and we will have it ready for the CD release party in April.  We have several other songs that will translate into amazing stories, and we look forward to publishing several children's books in the near future!

A sample of an underwater dino scene!  Artist -Glory Lawson
A sample of an underwater dino scene! Artist -Glory Lawson

Risks and challenges

We know it is a lot of work to do in a short amount of time, but we feel very confident that this project will be finished on schedule. This is our third album, so we have a really good idea of how the studio process works. The music videos and books will be created by a third party, and that helps us focus on making our best album yet! The band is dedicated, efficient, and inspired to complete this project successfully!

Your pledges will help us make the most of our time and creative energy. Our main goal is to enrich kids' lives through quality, educational music and books, and inspire them to be the next generation of creators!

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    Thanks for the doll hair! For this token of generosity we shall bestow a personal email of thanks upon you.

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    Tired of not having any cool Whizpops tattoos and stickers! Well, not anymore! We will send you 3 Whiz tattoos, AND 3 sweet Whiz stickers!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Yep, yer getting the new album! Better get that sweet sound system you've always wanted! Available in CD or digitally on iTunes.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Inconceivable! The BOX SET! All 3 Whizpops albums will be mailed to you in April! The Adventures of Stretch McCoy, Science and Wonder, and our new ocean album! Can't beat that!

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    What's that you say? A pre-released, autographed copy of the album for only $25? Yep, that's what we said! And we'll even throw in the tats, and stickers!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Get your claws on our first ever CHILDREN'S BOOK! The Dinosaur song has evolved into a real book, and is being illustrated by a local artist right now! Oh, and it comes autographed, along with the CD!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    What? A one-hour, 1-on-1 music lesson with a Whizpop? Need to brush up on your guitar chords, or dial in your chops on the drumsticks? We will offer a music lesson on any of the following instruments! Guitar, piano, drums, bass, ukulele, mandolin, or violin! Also includes the new album!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The Royal Treatment! Backstage passes to the CD release party, at the historic Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT on April 18th! Come hang out with us before we take the stage! Plus, you can pick out a T-SHIRT of your choice and have refreshments with the band! (admit 1 adult and 1 child) Also includes an autographed CD, stickers and tattoos!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Join the band on the next concert poster! Our amazing and talented artist, Josh Quick, will draw you in the poster! Just send us a picture of your mug, and we'll take care of the rest! Includes the new album, stickers, and tattoos!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A private one hour show at the historic Stensrud Building in Missoula in early June! The tickets are limited, so it will be a very intimate show, and sure to keep you entertained! The Whizpops will provide refreshments for you and your family! Each pledge comes with 4 tickets! Also comes with the new CD, stickers and tattoos!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    For this kind pledge, we shall add your name onto the album's liner notes! That's write, your name will be written inside the album cover, for all eternity! Also includes an autographed copy of the CD, stickers and tattoos. Shucks, we might even ask for your autograph!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    BE ON THE NEW ALBUM! Come help us record this new album by joining us in the recording studio! Play some percussion, or add your voice onto one of our songs! Includes autographed CD (when the album is finished) stickers, and tattoos!

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    The Whizpops are known for coming up with wild, wacky themes for each show! This time, YOU get to decide the theme for a show, and we'll make it happen! Also includes autographed CD, stickers and tattoos!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Tired of having to rally up the family and drive across town to see your favorite kids band play? No problem! We will make life easy by coming to your place and setting up a private 1-hour concert! Invite the neighbors, tell your friends, and let's boogie down! (must be within a 30 mile radius of Missoula) If you live farther away, contact us and we'll work something out!

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    Love cheetahs, but can't seem to find a good song about one? Well, we have a reward for you! For your generosity, we will write a song about ANY animal you wish, play it at a show and dedicate it to you! Also includes autographed CD, stickers and tattoos!

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Wow, thanks! Ok, so now you get to pick an animal that you want us to sing about, AND we will record it for you! You will also get to come to the studio and help us out by singing or playing an instrument! But why stop there? You can perform it with us at a show! Yep, you're an honorary Whizpop now! Includes autographed copy of the new album, stickers and tattoos!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    WHOA! You just earned the right to decide the theme for our next album! (nature related) and pick an animal you want us to write about. We will also bring you in to the studio when we record it, and make you an honorary Whizpop as you help us record the track! Includes backstage passes to the CD Release at the Wilma, a T-Shirt, an autographed copy of the Dinosaur book, new CD, stickers and tattoos, and a high five from all the band members!

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