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NETFLIX & CHILL CD with a MERLE HAGGARD remake by RAY GOVERO

A UNIQUE album with 10 Country songs, 1 Pop song, 1 Christian Contemporary song, and a Rock remake of a Great Old Merle Hagard Tune.

NETFLIX & CHILL CD with a MERLE HAGGARD remake by RAY GOVERO

A UNIQUE album with 10 Country songs, 1 Pop song, 1 Christian Contemporary song, and a Rock remake of a Great Old Merle Hagard Tune.

$760
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 2 2016 4:55 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 2, 2016

About

     Have you ever wanted something so badly that it kept you up at night? Something that was part of your every waking thought ? Something that drives you? I have put everything that I have and everything that I am into this album.  I've dreamed,  I've sacrificed, I've planned,  I've worked tirelessly at succeeding and poured myself into it, and now the only thing standing between us embarking on this dream journey together is a little bit of money. Please give me a few minutes to tell you about my project.  Let me get some  financial particulars out of the way before I tell you about me, what makes this album so unique and why I love it so much.                                                           We began this album  project on 8-1-15.  To date, we have spent exactly $1675 on recording studio time, $50 on digital distribution, $80 on a Nashville Songwriters Association membership, and another $200 on business cards and promo flyers. We have a quote of $1570.00 from "We Make Tapes and Discs" here in Nashville,  that includes the first 1000 cd's and the art work complete. This is a complete production, packaged and ready for the retail shelf. The quote is  available for you to view anytime you like. We also have a quote of $1800 from the studio for the remainder of the recording time. This is an estimate but it is very close.  The cost of purchasing the licensing fee for the Merle Haggard song is $196.00.  We can purchase more of these rights as needed at a cost of $0.091 per copy.  Initial marketing promo packages will cost $200.   The cost of digital distribution through Distrokid will be $50.To date we have also received $575 in private donations not related to kickstarter.   In summary, the remaing cost to complete the project is $3816.  Our funding goal is $5625.  The additional funds are of course for the production of rewards, kickstarter fees and shipping. Any amount that we recieve over our goal will go towards the production of the Netflix and Chill video and to promote the southeast tour immediately following the release.                                                                                  The project is being produced by Steve Goodie. Steve is the host for writer's nights at the world renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tn., and the owner of Pitchperfectrecording.com . Steve has produced many successful projects including his own comedy cd's. Many artists spend anywhere from $500 to $1000 per song for recording, however, Steve being the brilliant musician and a master engineer that he is, typically works in half the time it takes many others to complete the same task. He has also agreed to begin the remaining recording as soon as I reach my kickstarter goal, so I am very excited about getting back in the studio this month. We were fortunate to meet Steve the first time I performed at the Bluebirdcafe.com .                                  I have been writing for about 15 years and I am so excited to finally get the opportunity to make this dream become a reality. I sang with a cover band for about 6 years in south Georgia  (Southpaw), and never really got the opportunity to work on my music but I've always dreamed of being able to share my music with others. I write "radio friendly" songs about love, loss, and fun feel good music.  I grew up in south Georgia where on friday nights wed party around a bon fire droppin tail gates and downin moonshine,  ridin the dirt roads blarin our favorite music. We'd stay up all night just to watch the sun rise, hook up the boat and go down to the coast party all day and camp out on a sand bar, get up and go to church on sunday and back to work for 5 days and do it all over again.  Its been hard narrowing the list of songs I wanted on this cd. My sound woudl be best described as contemporary, with a smoothe growl. Most people release a 10 song cd,  but I just couldn't narrow it that far,  so this cd will have 13 songs that are important to me and I'm confident you will be pleased with it. I think this is a strong album with a good mix of melodies, tempos and topics.   Here are some links where you can check out some of my songs including a sneak peek at part of the title track to the album. Soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/ray-govero ....  spotify, https://play.spotify.com/artist/58ZQWXgCYaQdElPNNOkmu  .... CMT artist www.cmt.com/artists/raymond-govero/  .... itunes, https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ray-govero/id1052007193 .... and  My Facebook music page,  https://m.facebook.com/Raygoveromusic/  as well as all major music download sites under artist name, Ray Govero, including the first song I ever wrote, "Broken Homes and Hearts". I wrote this about my own children and I believe its a song that 70% of the planet can relate to; either as a parent or the child of divorced parents. Im excited to have two of my songs currently being played on www.chasingyourdreamradio.com . I tend to write from personal experience with a commercial twist.                            I  am also currently running a Facebook cover art contest for the cover of this album. The entries will be narrowed to 3 finalists by a local art curator in Nashville. The final 3 will be posted on my Facebook, and the most likes over 7 days will determine the winner and there will be prizes for the finalist.                 My digital distribution is already set up through Distrokid , which will distribute the album to over 150 major music download sites.. Besides good old fashioned hard work, we're setting up physical marketing and  distribution through our ever-growing relationships in Nashville, Georgia, South Carolina, and Misourri. We are working hard on a southeast regional tour schedule to promote the album immediately following the album release which is scheduled for April 15th, provided this kickstarter campaign funds.        My beautiful wife Sonya,  sings all of the background vocals on my tracks which is not only a creative plus but a financial one as well. This album is unique in that it includes 5 traditional country songs,  5 contemporary country songs,  1 Christian contemporary song and 1 pop song. In addition, the album will also feature a rock remake of an great old Merle Haggard tune that I have been wanting to remake for a very long time and I am so very excited about this! They say the greatest form of flattery is imitation. I have the greatest respect for Merle Haggard, his music was the first country music I heard as a kid. I am keeping the title of the song a secret, but you can find out through my kickstarter rewards.                                                                         Immediately upon funding, the first order of businesss will be producing all of the rewards so that immediately upon completion of the album, every item will be shipped to each individual backer.  Secondly,  the final approximate 24 hours of recording time will be scheduled with the studio and paid for in advance.  The deposits for art set up, physical manufacutring and digital distribution will be paid as well with the remainder paid upon approval of art work. In addition a marketing tool package will be purchased as well as sales marketing packages for distributors and the main website will be designed and become operational. My job is extremely flexible allowing me to record just about any time that the studio has available, enabling me to complete the project quickly.                                                                 During the recording process, bakers will have an opportunity to comment, leave feedback and have access to recording segments. I am looking forward to gaining fans and repeating this process with future releases. No matter how much you decide to donate to this project, please know that I appreciate you. No one can do it alone, but together, each one of you has the power to change my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project. Please come be a part of the making of this album.  If you have any questions, please email me at cloud4raynsonya@gmail.com.  You can also contact me via Facebook, my Facebook Music Page, CMT Artist page, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram or by phone at 770-584-2591. Dont let the area code fool you; I moved from Georgia to Tennessee in July of 2015.  I look forward to hearing from you . Thank you so much for all of your support because the truth is we just can't do this without you. 

Risks and challenges

The only potential challenges to this project , other than an act of God, or losing my voice, are two things that we cannot control which are the time it takes for physical manufacturing and the studio time schedule. Pitch Perfect Recording is a small, quality studio. In the past time has been relatively easy to book and we do not forsee any major time issues in recording. In addition, "We make Tapes and Discs" has assured me that their turn around time rarely exceeds 2 weeks.

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