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Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Maxwell Hughes, is making his 3rd studio album! Help make "Only In Dreams" a reality! Read more

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Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Maxwell Hughes, is making his 3rd studio album! Help make "Only In Dreams" a reality!

About this project

Stretch goals:

Thank you all so much for your support and for helping me reach my goal! This is going to be a really great album and I cant wait to share it with you all! However, now is the time to make some really great things happen! If we raise...

$6000: Everyone who pledged will receive 5 Maxwell Hughes stickers and 5 temporary tattoo!!!

$7000: I will finally take control of my live sound and invest in the proper equipment to make sure that whenever you hear me live, it sounds the best it can possibly sound!

$8000: Everyone who pledged will get a fully produced EP of all of my cover songs. I will take those recording, along with my original material, and pitch it to my publisher. Hopefully, you will hear one of my songs in TV/Film!!!

$10,000: Everyone who pledges will be invited to the most rockin CD release party ever! It will be a catered event with local beer from New Belgium Brewery; topped off with the best music the area has to offer!

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My name is Maxwell Hughes and I am an instrumental guitarist out of Fort Collins, Colorado. I have been writing music for 10 years, self produced two full length albums, have been featured on TEDx Talks, and in February, I became a Grammy Nominated songwriter for my contribution to The Lumineers hit album.

My new album, Only In Dreams, is the body of work from the last 2 years. My writing style has matured tremendously and I am excited about the direction that my music has taken. Unlike my previous two albums, Only In Dreams will have the necessary resources to make it a professional and quality album. I have teamed up with Mammoth MGMT and we are anticipating the albums release in May...but I need your help!

My goal of $5000 will go towards:

  • Professional recording, mixing and mastering of this album.
  • Paying for a producer (Myron Dove, former bassist for Santana)
  • Album artwork, packaging and production.
  • Music videos for album promotion.
  • Money surpassing the goal will be used as touring funds.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

It's no mystery that the costs of putting out a quality album are high. A community funding effort distributes those costs in exchange for goods and services. It is a win-win scenario for everyone.

In exchange for your pledges, there are some awesome "gift-backs" listed below. If you like my music but can't afford to pledge, you can show your support by spreading the word (post a link on your Facebook, tell a friend, email someone who might be interested). After all, I wouldn't be able to share my music without people hearing it! 

                                  *****THE WONDERFUL REWARDS!!!*****

  • NEW ALBUM- Signed CD's and digital downloads
  • PAST ALBUMS- Maxwell Hughes and Express
  • T-SHIRTS
So sexy!!!
So sexy!!!
  • GUITAR LESSONS via SKYPE
  •  SIGNED CUSTOM GUITAR STRAPS by Ethos Custom Brands
www.ethoscustombrands.com
www.ethoscustombrands.com
  • PRIVATE CONCERTS
  • AND EVEN A GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE ALBUM!!!

(Check out the rewards section for a full listing!)

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Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter. I cannot wait to share this album with you!  - Maxwell Hughes

Risks and challenges

Recording a quality album is a big deal! There is a lot of work to be done including organizing the recording, mixing, mastering, production, promotion, and all things associated with an album. Luckily, I am now working with a Mammoth MGMT who will be facilitating the entire process. The only thing they cannot help with, is the financial side. That's why I need your help!

I have attempted a previous kickstarter to raise funds for this album. Originally, it was going to be a full band arrangement and have some amazing guest musicians on it. I set that pledge goal at $20,000. I have since restructured the album and it will now be a solo instrumental album. Needless to say, it cut costs dramatically.

I have no doubts that this is going to be my best album to date and am aware of the time and money necessary to produce said album. Any support you can give, from word of mouth to pledging, is greatly appreciated! And remember, this is an all or nothing fundraiser. If my goal isnt met, I get nothing. Nada. Zilch.

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    8 backers

    "TIP" OF THE ICEBERG :
    If you like my music, then think of this as a way to throw a dollar in my guitar case! Every dollar counts and a big thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $10 or more

    50 backers

    "DREAM" DIGITALLY:

    Get a digital download of "Only In Dreams" to blast on your iPod or iPad; in your iCar or at iWork. Pretty much anything with an "i" before it!

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    19 backers

    "DREAM" IN STYLE:

    Sleep tight in your brand new, Maxwell Hughes T-shirt, while your digital download plays you to sleep!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $35 or more

    16 backers

    "DREAM" PHYSICALLY: Listen to your digital download while shortly waiting for your "Only In Dreams" CD and T-shirt to come in the mail!

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  • You selected
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    7 backers

    "DREAM" SAFELY:

    While sporting your new T-shirt and listening to your signed "Only In Dreams" CD, you can drift off into a blissful slumber, clutching a handwritten thank you note from Maxwell Hughes. (In the event of a bad dream, read the note and fall back asleep knowing that you supported a good cause!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    6 backers

    "DREAM" ENTIRELY:

    Put on your new shirt, read your awesome thank you note, acquire 3 CD players and then simultaneously blast all three of your signed Maxwell Hughes' albums: "Maxwell Hughes," "Express," and "Only In Dreams!"

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  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    14 backers Limited (21 left of 35)

    "DREAM" ETERNALLY:

    It's a lot better then it sounds, trust me! Firstly, you get all the goods described above. Secondly, at this level of contribution, I would like to show the world how great you are by adding your name as a donor to the album credits!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    "DREAM" FREELY:

    In addition to all of the rewards, I will give a 45 minute Skype concert to you and your friends. I will play music, you can request songs and I can answer any questions you have regarding me and my music. You will also get a copy of the Skype for your memories!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $600 or more

    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    "DREAM" WITH ME: This pledge tier is for 6 months of guitar lessons. Lessons will take place once every week, for half an hour over Skype. You will also get a video of each lesson to keep up on your lessons! *other rewards unavailable at this tier.*

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    "DREAM" AT HOME:

    In addition to all of the rewards, I will come to your house and play up to 2 hours for you and all of your friends in the comfort of your home! You will also get 10 signed CD's and a signed custom guitar strap by my sponsor, Ethos Custom Brands (pictured to the left).

    http://ethoscustombrands.com/
    http://facebook.com/ethos1

    *I will cover travel and accommodations. Must be within the continental USA and must be scheduled within 90 days of the completion of this Kickstarter*

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    "DREAM" ABOUT THE ONE YOU LOVE:

    I have a special song on this album that is aching for a good love letter to be read over it! At this pledge tier, you get everything below and you get to be the voice of the love letter. Tell that special someone how you feel in a letter written by you, or us, and your love will be forever known!

    *Must provide your own transportation and accommodations*

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Funding period

- (30 days)