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This album - and videos - shares the intimate story of my journey through music, travel, love, and life in LA over the past six years.
This album - and videos - shares the intimate story of my journey through music, travel, love, and life in LA over the past six years.
144 backers pledged $15,970 to help bring this project to life.

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    I moved down to LA from Sacramento, CA six years ago to pursue my dreams of “making it big” in the music world. I’ve had some ups…and I’ve had some downs, but overall I’m extremely happy I made the move to the entertainment capital. 

   Today’s music scene is very much DIY, and as much as I want to be able to have my own studio and record and promote everything on my own, I need your help.  

    In the past, I’ve always blown my whole budget on the recording itself…then by the time the album is done, I have NOTHING left for promotion and marketing of the album.  Rookie move...I know.  

   SO, I’ve been doing my homework. I’ve buried myself in how-to books (anybody know who Ari Herstand is??) and I've been following best practices for maximizing my efforts and marketing this album/EP the best way possible. I have a solid plan, and I know what needs to be done.  I'm even using every ounce of my ridiculously expensive Cal Poly accounting degree to make the sure the budgeting and financial forecasting is on point.  (Mom and Dad will be proud.)

   The first step, is securing some money to make the dream come true! Much like Beyonce, I’m planning on releasing a kickass video for most of the songs on this new EP.  I'd like to do a video for each song....we'll see how much money we can raise!  I know people will love the new music, I just need help getting it out there and in front of as many eyes and ears as possible. 

   I will be contacting every relevant blog for my genre, as well as music supervisors and gatekeepers in the industry. I’ve enrolled in a year-long course which should give me the tools to get my music licensed for use in TV, movies, commercials, etc… Very exciting stuff! Just need your help to get the ball rolling.

Risks and challenges

As we all know, there are always risks and obstacles that come with a project like this. Luckily I have a great support team of friends and family who can help out. I've recorded most of the album already, I just need this last push to get all the artwork done, get the merch made, have the albums/CDs/vinyl made and of course finally have a marketing budget to get this in the right hands!

I've done my best to plan on unforeseen obstacles and give myself enough lead time to be able to deliver the prizes on time to my backers. I will be sure to keep you all updated every step along the way. We're all in this together!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    EARLY download of the new album

    The whole reason we're doing this! Keep a copy on your phone so you can listen and show everyone. Before it hits spotify and itunes. :)

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    Download, CD and Koozie

    You get a digital download of the album, a CD (people do actually still listen to these...I think). AND a authentic DD koozie to keep your "soda" cold.

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    • Physical CD
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    DD KICKSTARTER t-shirt!

    These shirts are made only for this KickStarter campaign! You won't be able to get them anywhere else!

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    ADD a vinyl album too!

    Add a VINYL copy of the album with all the liner notes, and extra info about the album. This is my first time getting vinyl pressed...I hope you're as excited as I am!

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    • Physical CD
    • Vinyl EP
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    CD, Vinyl, Koozie, AND a Shirt!

    All the above, PLUS a special Dane Drewis EP t-shirt. Only a few of these made, so grab em now!

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    Hang backstage, grab dinner w the band!

    Come meet the band at our next big show in LA (or your town while we're on tour). Hang backstage with the crew, and grab a bite before the gig. Details tba

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    Private show for you and friends

    Have a 45-minute, private acoustic show with you and some friends where Dane will play all the songs off the new album, along with a few others. (more details tba)

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    • Vinyl EP
    • Private Acoustic Concert
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    Dane writes you a song

    Yes, you read that correctly. With this pledge, Dane will write you your own personal song. It can be about anything your heart desires.

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    Dane's band plays a private show!

    That's right, you get Dane and the band to come play a private (or public) show just for you and your friends. Details tba. This will be a show you won't forget!

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