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We're recording our new album and planning all of our upcoming tours. This is YOUR chance to get involved and make it extra special!
We're recording our new album and planning all of our upcoming tours. This is YOUR chance to get involved and make it extra special!
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After a lof of preparation, we are ready to launch our kickstarter project - and are very excited to finally present this to you, our fans!

Performing, touring, writing and bringing our music to you has been an amazing journey for us as a band. We've done so much, and now we want to do even more.

And that's where you can be a special part of this exciting experience.

We're getting ready to record our new album, "Aria" - which represents the idea of expressive melody, in one united voice - and we feel this most fittingly captures our natural energy and dynamic as both artists and a collective unit.

For this project, we feel that we can make things even more memorable by continuing to engage you - the fans - to be a unique part of the album making process. This is especially important because your involvement gives us the freedom to really make the kind of music that truly embodies our artistic spirit.

So we're asking for your support.

We are going to use the pledges from kickstarter to record, mix and distribute a new album independently, print new merchandise, and go on a headline tour in early 2014 to release the new record. We will be touring all over the UK and Europe doing over 30 shows. 

It's an inspiring opportunity to be able to do this with people who care about our music - we firmly believe that there's a great synergy when people join forces in pursuit of accomplishing a common goal. This is that time!

So let's do it - together! Our goal is to make 2014 a big year for the band and our amazing fans.

Thanks so very much,

VIZA

Risks and challenges

As many of you know, we have self-released all of our albums up to this point.

We are super excited about the campaign and ready to send everything out to everyone!

Please know we will deliver all packages in a timely manner. Merchandise and CDs will all be printed on time and provided to backers accordingly.

With that said - here are some numbers to give you an idea of how much this all costs... we are obviously going to do our best to stay on the lower part of the range for all these expenses...

COST BREAKDOWN

Tracking: $1,500 - $3,000 per song

The first step in recording an album is getting into a studio (which we just did) and tracking songs. Paying a producer, other musicians, and paying for studio time are very common expenses, and the more money that is available, the better producers, engineers, musicians, and guest artists with which we can possibly work.

Mixing: $500 - $1,500 per song

Mixing is an essential part of the process - where the recorded tracks of each instrument and vocal part of a song are tweaked and developed in sonic terms so they meld together. This is done to create uniformity and consistency in sound. Of course different mixing engineers have different prices depending on their reputation and the skills they bring to the table.

Mastering: $100 - $500 per song

The final stage of audio production is called mastering. You can think of mastering as the final touches put on the audio of an album as a whole. In this phase, the focus is making sure songs flow from one to the next and that the overall loudness of an album is more or less the same from beginning to end. As with the other categories, prices can vary depending on which mastering engineer we secure.

Graphic Design: $1,000 - $3,000

Once the album has been tracked, mixed, and mastered, it’s time to work on visuals. A photographer, stylists, and a graphic artist are all important to make sure the album's appearance and design matches its sound!

CD & Merch Printing: $1,500 - $2,500

This is the rough cost for producing actual CDs and t-shirts and related gear.

Publicity: $3,000 - $15,000

The months leading up to and following the release of a new album are crucial to the album’s success. Initial awareness of the album has to be created within a short time frame through publicity campaigns and radio promotions. This type of marketing can be very costly, but the more time and money spent on working with established publicists and promoters, the better chance the album has to reach a wide audience.

Flights to Europe for tour: $6,000 - $7,000
Transportation and lodging during tour: $15,000 - $20,000+

To get us across the pond and get around so we can tour in support of "Aria"'s release in early 2014!

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    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    BONUS TRACKS and EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS FROM "ARIA" RECORDING SESSIONS!

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    SPECIAL SIGNED COPY OF "ARIA", SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR BEFORE THE RECORD IS RELEASED!

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    SPECIAL SIGNED COPY OF "ARIA" AND EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT, SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR BEFORE THE RECORD IS RELEASED!

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    A SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION AUTOGRAPHED VINYL COPY OF "ARIA".

    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    SPECIAL MENTION IN THE ALBUM ON THE "ARIA" FAN THANK YOU PAGE!

    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    A SET OF SPECIAL EDITION GUITAR PICKS AND SIGNED DRUM STICKS HAND DELIVERED TO YOUR CITY! *(when we are on tour - scheduling and routing dependent - if unable to deliver via tour performance, will include in shipment of CD/T-shirt)*

    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    PRIVATE 1 on 1 SKYPE CHAT WITH A MEMBER OF THE BAND! *(limited to 30 minutes to fit them all in!)

    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    AN EXCLUSIVE "ARIA" ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN THE CITY OF YOUR CHOICE! *(must coincide with an upcoming tour date). You and a guest will get tickets and special access to a show of your choosing! All travel, accommodations is on you, but we will provide: Two tickets to the show and a Pre-Show Party with the band – come hang with us before the show, take as many photos as you want, we'll sign your Viza collectibles, etc. You will have access to a special viewing area for show)*

    Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    PRIVATE 1 on 1 SKYPE JAM WITH THEOUDPLAYER *(limited to 30 minutes to fit them all in! - jam out with Andrew on one of the instruments that gives us such a unique sound - use a guitar, piano, banjo, violin or any instrument you can think of!) Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    PRIVATE 1 on 1 SKYPE GUITAR LESSON WITH ORBEL AND SHANT *(limited to 30 minutes to fit them all in! - check out some of the technique our guitar players use to write our songs!) Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    A VERY SPECIAL PRIVATE CONCERT - SKYPE INTO A REHEARSAL OR PRIVATE CONCERT LIVE WITH THE BAND *(30 minutes so we can fit them all in!)

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    LYRICAL BOOK OF YOUR FAVORITE VIZA ALBUM OF YOUR CHOICE PERSONALLY HANDWRITTEN BY K'NOUP. Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    A PERSONALIZED SONG WRITTEN AND RECORDED FOR YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE - (ALSO handwritten lyrics of the personalized song delivered to you - does not includ copyright or publishing rights to the song). Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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    REQUEST A SONG TO BE COVERED BY US (ANY SONG!!!!)! We will dedicate it to you & post on Youtube! Plus we will send you an mp3 of the track :)

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    THE BAND WILL PERFORM A SPECIAL PRIVATE SHOW, JUST FOR YOU. *(Limited to Los Angeles area)* Advance digital download of our new studio album "Aria" – 2 weeks before album release (February 2014) PLUS bonus tracks and exclusive extras from recording sessions. Includes a special signed copy of "Aria" CD and special T-shirt, shipped to your door before the record is released and a personal thank you email from the band.

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