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By Zachary Tipton
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About this project

Hello,

My name is Zach Tipton. You may or may not recognize my name from the musical acts I am the Dot and Young Coyotes. I have been making music for about a decade, releasing various LPs and EPs with different people, but I have never released a full record with songs written solely by me. I spent a year writing my first full-length record, and I need YOUR help to fund the process. This includes recording, mixing, mastering, new guitar strings and broken drumsticks. Many unforeseen events during the recording process happen as well. I still don't know what to call the project yet as I will no longer use I am the Dot as my moniker. The name will most likely arise suddenly and spontaneously, like all things. All money raised beyond my goal will go towards promoting the record. (This includes music videos, publicity, cool rock star haircuts, and so on.) I make most of my videos and music for next to nothing, and I can assure you that every dollar raised will be put to good use.

I will use $2,000 for all recording and mixing fees, $1,000 for mastering, and $1,000 for vinyl pressing. The rest goes to fees associated with using this great website.

Thank you to my wonderful grandfather for starring in my ridiculous video.

https://www.facebook.com/iamthedot

I have embedded videos below so you can see a few music videos I've made, along with a few videos internet friends made.

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    All donations deserve a reward. Enjoy the album even if you pledge $1! I will add every name to the credits to the online thank you section!

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    Special I-don't-a-lot-of-money-but-I-still-want-to-help gift: I will send you a special postcard with a download link designed by me after the record comes out. I will hand make each one!

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    Special low price gift: Receive the record and a special digital 3 song acoustic EP before the record comes out!

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    Enjoy all of the above and the vinyl version of the record! (shipping may be included depending on your location)

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    Enjoy the record on vinyl, digital, and receive an album themed hoodie! If you know me, I love the feel of a comfortable hoodie.

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    Enjoy all of the above and receive a personalized thank you with your favorite song handwritten!

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    Enjoy the feel of a nice hoodie or shirt designed by me, the record on vinyl, digital, and I will play a song or two for you through Skype or in person!

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    Enjoy the shirt and hoodie, the record digitally and on vinyl, a poster and I will play four or five songs from my entire "catalog" for you through Skype or in person! Who knows? Maybe you will get an extra...

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    Enjoy a performance on Skype or in person (depending on where you live), the record on vinyl, a hoodie, a shirt, and I will write and record a song on a subject we both love! I will release it as a free digital single too! Think about it! Have you ever wanted to hear a song written with you (or something meaningful to you) in mind?

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    Enjoy the record, a shirt, hooide, and sing on the record (you have to find a way to get to Denver though!), I will paint your portrait OR have a role in a music video! This might be a difficult choice.

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