******23HRS LEFT TO CAMPAIGN*******
There are 23hrs left to my kickstarter campaign for my album release. You can still pre-order and support these last few hours, any small amount helps so much. Thank you all incredibly!
Also, I’ve been back home making a music video for the first single with some local film makers… I'm attaching a sneak peek photo from the production.
This means... Album is coming next, releasing September 2013. More details soon...
Thank you all again,
************UPDATE AFTER REACHING INITIAL GOAL IN 32HRS************
This has been an amazing last couple of days. I launched my campaign on Friday with shaking hands and, once clicked, was dancing around my apartment (my roommate can attest to that--silent dancing at 2am.) And shockingly met my requested goal in 32hrs. I am floored and in shock by the flood of support and love I have received. I truly can't find the thanks to tell you what your support in what I do means to me. It is an incredibly vulnerable and liberating thing to put your dreams out to the world and to have them echo and reverberate back to you from other people... it is something that words can't describe.
In starting this campaign, I was nervous (it's a big leap of faith!) so I set my goal to what seemed like a somewhat attainable amount. In order to complete and get this album really supported and heard, I've made a new stretch goal for the next 26 days! And there are new, awesome incentives I'm really proud of in thanks for your support!
First off, for every pledge of $5 or more, you will receive a recording of a live show specifically hosted for this campaign! More details on this very soon!!
There are also other new awesome incentives including a remix of an album single by Kiings. (These are the amazing guys I just released this song with. They are incredible and great people, check them out!) Polaroids of me roaming NYC, and a mixtape made by me of my favorite friends and musicians!
The new goal: $6,000 for the Kickstarter campaign. My initial goal was set lower than the actual amount needed to master and press my album (actual costs are about $3,700). Taking this campaign further will enable me not only to complete the mastering and pressing process, but to do so much more. First the money will go towards the outstanding costs of mastering and pressing. Next the funds will be devoted to publicity and radio promotion. If there is additional support it would possibly go towards: vinyl pressing (I haven't decided on who I would be using if this is a possibility, but i.e. Pirates Press quoted me at $1450 for 250 vinyl) or (this is a pricey one though at times!) possibly for a music video.
Any amount will start to put the wheels in motion to give this album the best release and possibility to be heard by others! It is hard to express how much your support and love means to me. Thank you a million times over for being a part of the journey.
With huge love and gratitude,
*****************ORIGINAL KICKSTARTER POST*********************
Hi, my name is Christine Hoberg!
I have finished recording my new album with my own time and funding and am doing a Kickstarter to raise funds to master and press my album to physical form (CDs).
This will be the first of my albums I can hold in my hand!
To ensure the most successful release of my newest album I am raising funds through this incredible resource called, 'Kickstarter'. 'Kickstarter' is a crowd-sourcing tool in which an artist can seek support towards finishing a goal and you--music lovers, family and friends, can make an important decision to support them in achieving big goals. This is an amazing tool, BUT if I don't make my goal, I receive none of the contributions! (And your money is returned to you.) Any large or small contribution helps immensely with the completion of my goal.
About my music and me:
I have been writing and performing music in NYC for the last four and a half years. In the last number of years, I have recorded and released three album/eps funded and released on my own.
In the past year I was picked by Spin Magazine out of over 1,500 bands as a contender to play the Spin stage at SXSW, becoming one of the top five finalists in the US. I also wrote a track in collaboration with a group called Flight Facilities which went to #17 on the Triple J charts, went Gold in Australia in addition to being given props by American musician Alicia Keys. I have been busy with other collaborations both locally and globally, including a track released in June with Milwaukee musicians and producers Kiings, which received great and immediate feedback having 7,000+ listens on Soundcloud by the end of the first week.
Enter my new album. After each show I play I am asked, 'Do you have an album with music on it?' And the answer thus far is, 'No'. For many years I recorded and performed music that was simpler to execute and perform as well as record with a typical three-piece band. All of my other EPs I have released have been limited by what I've been able to do monetarily. This upcoming album to me is the culmination of the things I've wanted to say--it is a tiny looking glass into my soul. I really am proud of this album. It's all the weird and dreamy songs I have created and finally have the ability to release as sounds to the world and, with your help, in tangible physical form.
I am an independent artist which in many ways is a blessing because I don't have to have someone else sign off on my art or change it to fit someone else's style. And it is also a challenge because it costs a lot of money to make an album. But I gladly take in stride the challenges and blessings of this wild creative world and aspire to be as expressive and professional as possible with each continuing project that I release.
I have already recorded all of this album. The funds raised from this project will go towards helping me with the cost of mastering and pressing the album to hard copy (CDs).
Raising this money is going towards the pressing and release of this album. This entails the following costs:
Post-production (mixing & mastering at studio), album artwork, and pressing to cds. The estimate right now is roughly $3,700.
I am using my own money as well to offset the costs which are more than my goal request. Any additional funding would be immeasurably helpful in aiding with the promotion and distribution of this record and future live performances.
I work very hard for my music career and would love to properly promote my songs and albums in the most professional and beautiful way possible.
I hope you will join me in support of my new album and that you will fall in love with this project as much as I have! Your contribution will make the release of my album a beautiful reality.
Thank you very much for your support!
With so much love and sincere gratitude,
Video Credit & Thanks to Dan Boujoulian & Dy'ari Rodgers
Risks and challenges
The only challenge I can see that I may face would be delays in the initial schedule, as getting the correct sound for the album is a very important process to me and as timelines from pressing and merchandise companies are always approximate.
But I have successfully released many collaborations and kept my word on what I will put out, so I will communicate about any challenges or delays that may arise in the most open and quick way possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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