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In 2013 your efforts and commitment created a regional music community. In 2014, this community will become a national movement
In 2013 your efforts and commitment created a regional music community. In 2014, this community will become a national movement
128 backers pledged $9,650 to help bring this project to life.

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2013 couldn't be described as anything less than SUCCESSFUL! With your help, we proudly met all of our goals and developed from local act to regional touring band! 

And after 4 years of doing this, our commitment to music has never been more evident. Through hard work and your support, SOCIO is well on its way to becoming a national act. We've accomplished so much together and now we ask that you join us once more! Let's take the next step and become the National movement we envisioned we would become when we started 4 years ago!

With loftier goals and ambitions, come heftier investments. The following is a list of expenses we face to begin 2014

Recording, Mixing, Mastering the EP = $5,000 (PAID)

Printing and quality professional packaging = $1,200 (PAID)

Online distribution = $100 (PAID)

National Radio Promotion of "Find the Time" EP = $2,000 (PAID)

National Publicity Campaign for "Find the Time" EP = $1,250 (PAID)

Independent promotion of tour dates and "Find the Time" EP = $2,000

Professional Tour Van and Trailer = $12,000

Tour to SXSW (Austin, TX) to showcase and promote "Find the Time" EP = $4,300
-We have 3 showcases booked in Austin during the biggest music conference/festival in the country (South by Southwest SXSW). March 12th we perform at the Handlebar. March 14th we perform at Bourbon Girl as well as The Lodge on 6th.

2014 Total touring expenses/cost of life on the road = $4,000

New merchandise set up and material = $3,000

TOTAL COSTS = $34,850 

TOTAL PAID using 2013 tour earnings = $9,550

TOTAL INVESTMENT STILL NEEDED = $25,300*

*As we mention in our Kickstarter video, though we need about $25,000, the initial investment of $9,300 is the exact amount we need to fund earning the rest. We'll be able to earn the difference through touring, playing shows, selling CDs, and selling music licenses. But we can't do any of it without the up front money! We've budgeted our needs very carefully and this is the exact amount we need to make 2014 the success it is meant to be. 

Risks and challenges

Production risks:

As with many bands and artists, the hold ups in writing and producing a professional CD can seem commonplace. In our case, not only have we demonstrated our ability to create new and professional content in 2013, but we've already completed our 3rd EP which we will be promoting as we spread across the country throughout 2014. There are no concerns with production hold ups or concerns of quality as we enter an even more professional arena. Our material has been played on the radio across the country and we have sold licenses to companies like Viacom, MTV, and the Discovery Channel Networks.

Touring:

In 2012 we laid down a solid foundation to expand throughout our region. In 2013 we established ourselves around that region and launched several tours between the East Coast and the Midwest. We successfully lived on the road together and played a minimum of two shows per week from the course of April through December. Not only did we accomplish this, but we did it profitably and EARNED money as opposed to losing money on our tour investments, unlike most new touring bands. With this experience, we're certain that we can meet the challenges faced with continued expansion.

Please, if you have any additional questions about our experiences and ability to complete this project, do not hesitate to ask! We want things to be as transparent as possible and we want everyone who backs us to feel like they are part of something more. We will answer any questions you have as directly and honestly as possible and if you feel we are missing any key information that would help you decide whether or not to get involved, all you have to do is ask us, and we will respond promptly. We will even be happy to make professional references at your disposal. Our website is www.TheGreatSOCIO.com and you can contact us directly at TheGreatSOCIO@gmail.com or at Berto's Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TGS.VOX

THANK YOU!

Berto, Monty, Craig, and Drew

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    Thank you! You are now a part of The Great SOCIO! Your name will be added to our Kickstarter Thank You list and published to our Website and Social Media pages. You'll receive a digital download of our new EP 'Find the Time'

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    You'll be among the first to have your own physical copy of 'Find the Time'!
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    -Receive a SIGNED copy of 'Find the Time', along with a pair of used and signed drum sticks!
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    -1 ticket to our Music Industry Showcase at the Ardmore Music Hall on 04.19.2014
    -Signed copy of 'Find the Time'!
    -Used, signed drum sticks!
    -Handwritten, signed thank you card!
    -SOCIO t-shirt from the Modern Grip tour season

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    THANK YOU!! -EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt design for Kickstarter backers of $100 or more. Receive a SIGNED copy of 'Find the Time', SIGNED drum sticks, and a SIGNED, handwritten thank you card!

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    PLUS a HAND PAINTED scream logo on a used, SIGNED drum head
    -Receive a "thank you" mention on back of our next CD

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    -Receive 1 ticket to the Phillies v. Mets game on June 1st with the band!
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    -Receive the ONE AND ONLY snare drum head used to record "Vultures" at Forge Recording. Will include a HAND PAINTED scream logo. -EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt design for Kickstarter backers of $100 or more. Receive a SIGNED copy of 'Find the Time', SIGNED drum sticks, and a SIGNED, handwritten thank you card!

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    -Receive the ONE AND ONLY Hand Painted Bass Drum Head from the 2013 touring season! This kick drum head is the same one used in the recording of 'Find the Time'. And it traveled with us to many shows in 2013. -EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt design for Kickstarter backers of $100 or more. Receive a SIGNED copy of 'Find the Time', SIGNED drum sticks, and a SIGNED, handwritten thank you card!

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    -Private Acoustic show by The Great SOCIO
    -Receive a SIGNED copy of our new EP "Find the Time"! -Receive a pair of SIGNED drum sticks! -Receive a SIGNED, personalized, thank you card! -Receive an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Backer T-Shirt!

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    -Private Concert by The Great SOCIO!
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    -The Great SOCIO will write you a song and record it at Forge Recording. Topic and genre decided by backer at our discretion.
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    -Ask The Great SOCIO for any reward of your choice! (Must be within cost and legal boundaries and at the discretion of The Great SOCIO)
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