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Bring the #CallingOnYou album to life so it can give strength & hope, serving as a voice against discrimination.
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Hello!!!!

As a parent, I want my boy Julian to grow up in a better world than the one the previous generation grew up in. The only way to teach him and show him is to lead by example. So here I am, taking a leap of faith by doing my first Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $10,000 for my "Calling On You" album.

My name is Anthony Fedorov. I'm a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. I'm excited to welcome you to my Kickstarter page! Some of you may remember me from the 4th Season of American Idol where I placed in the top 4. Some of you may know me from musical theatre. And some of you are meeting for the first time.

This collection of songs that I would like to record and release have been inspired by some of the current events from this past year. With so much craziness going on in the world I feel like it's my responsibility to put out something positive that hopefully will help some people heal and bring people together.

I've been seeing a lot of fear and uncertainty rising in our country and the rest of the world, and it's been weighing heavily on my heart. For some reason, it feels like the ugly side history is coming back all over again. 

My main purpose for this album is to speak out against racism, bigotry, sexism, separatism, basically any form of discrimination. With this album I want to celebrate our beautiful diversity, promote universal love and acceptance, and give hope and strength to those that need it. 

I strongly believe that we are born good and pure. Hatred is something that is taught and passed on from generation to generation. So if my album can help even one person feel more hopeful and stronger than before, more loving and accepting, then I've succeeded with my purpose.

I am TRULY grateful to have you guys be a part of this journey. This is not just about me or my family. This is about ALL OF US!!!!! Let's make this world a better place through the power of music.

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STRETCH GOALS!!!

- Stretch Goal #1- $12,500: This amount, which would factor in the Kickstarter fees and the reward fulfillments would allow me to add an extra song to the album.

- Stretch Goal #2 - $15,000: This amount, which would also factor in the Kickstarter fees and the reward fulfillments, would allow me to accomplish my ultimate dream and goal for this project, which is to do full album of 8-10 songs. 

- Stretch Goal #3 - $18,000: By reaching this goal I will be able to shoot full on music video for one of the songs. Stories are always better told through a cinematic experience. I would love the opportunity to bring that experience to life.

- Stretch Goal #4 - $25,000: If we hit the $25K mark, (I might pee just a little) I will be able to put together a publicity team to help me promote this album and push even further to new listeners. I may even be able to shoot another music video.

Risks and challenges

The risk with doing a Kickstarter campaign is that I will have only 30 days to raise the full amount of at least $10,000 or this project doesn't happen. KICKSTARTER is ALL OR NOTHING!

The fun challenge will be to get into the studio 3rd week of January and produce the songs in a time frame of about 2-3 weeks, so I can get the music out to everyone and make sure I deliver on all the music reward fulfillments. I'm definitely up to the challenge! With your support this challenge will be possible.

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    FREE SONG DOWNLOAD

    Free early download of any one song you choose and my sincere gratitude for helping me get one step closer to making this dream a reality!

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    FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    Get a free download of the whole album before it’s released.

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    THE CD (AUTOGRAPHED)

    THE CD (AUTOGRAPHED)

    Early release signed copy of the CD + album early download and my eternal thanks!!

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    #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

    #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

    Super cool #StrongIsWhoYouAre T-Shirt (your choice, signed or not) + Free Album Early Download + signed CD.

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    Personal Video Recording

    I will sing your favorite song on video (up to 3 minutes) and send it to you to have for all eternity!!!! :) If I don't know the song, I will learn it. If it's in a different language, that is totally okay. I sing in 5 different languages. There's plenty of room for more!
    + Free Album Early Download + The CD + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt.

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    Get a 1 hour vocal coaching session

    If you live in LA, we'll do it in person. If you're you're not in LA, we'll do it over FaceTime or Skype! :)

    Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

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    Get A Song Written About You!

    I love this part! I want to write you a song. It can be about anything you wish. It can be as serious or as silly as you want, and of course anything in between.

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    Cook With Me.

    Ok, we can have some fun with this one and you'll be able to choose one of two recipes: My organic thin crust home made pizza or my AWARD WINNING Filipino dish Chicken Adobo. BOTH kick some serious ass!!!!!

    I will either Skype/FaceTime you in or record you a personalized cooking video, showing you step by step instructions of how to make these amazing meals.

    I don't brag about too many things but when I do, I prefer to brag about my organic thin crust pizza and AWARD WINNING Chicken Adobo. Stay hungry my friends!

    You will also get an autographed picture of the cooked meal and cooking instructions in the back.

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    Favorite American Idol Performances

    Lets go back to where it all started for me...American Idol! I am so grateful for the time I had on that show. You get to choose your favorite songs from the 4th Season of Idol. Whether it's a song I performed or a song that one of my fellow Idol alums has performed, YOU PICK IT AND I SING IT! Based on your selections, I will put together an online show just for you. BONUS: I’ll also include a personal video recording for you or a friend, plus these other bonuses:

    + Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

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    Custom Lyric Book & "Thank You" mention

    I will make you a custom book with the lyrics from the album as well as lyrics from some of my songs that have never been released before. I will also autograph it with a personal message of gratitude on the front cover.

    You will also get a "thank you" shoutout in the album credits.

    BONUS: I’ll also include a personal video recording for you or a friend, plus these other bonuses:

    Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

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    Personalized Album Plaque

    I will create a personalized, one of a kind album plaque with a message of my sincere gratitude for your amazing contribution towards bringing this album to life.

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    Invitation To A Private Listening Party

    Invitation To A Private Listening Party

    What do you when you finish creating a new album? YOU THROW A LISTENING PARTY OF COURSE! You'll be invited to a private listening party and you get to hang out with me for the night. Time and location TBD. (In person: LA area only.)

    If you can't make it in person to the listening party, then I'll Face Time or Skype you in LIVE so you can hang with me online for the night. (Don't you just love technology?!:))

    BONUS: I’ll also include the custom Lyric Book, a personal video recording for you or a friend, plus these other bonuses:

    +Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt

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    YOU SING ON THE BONUS TRACK!

    You'll be invited to the recording studio and you'll be in the vocal booth with me singing on the bonus track of "Raise A Toast." You will also get your name in the vocal credits.

    If you can't make it in person, I will show you what to record on your phone and your recording will be used in the track. And you will still get your name in the vocal credits.

    BONUS: I’ll also include the custom Lyric Book, a song written about you, a personal video recording for you or a friend, plus these other bonuses:
    + Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt + Personalized Album Plaque

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    SPEND THE DAY AT THE STUDIO!

    Ever wanted to experience how an album is created in the recording studio? I would love to offer you that experience. I'm inviting you to come and hang with me at the recording studio for the entire day. Recording a song in the studio is one of the most intimate and most special feelings ever. I'd love to have you be a part of that process.

    Live in a different city or state or country? No problem. There's nothing that live video can't handle.

    I’ll also include a special thank you for studio assistance in the liner notes.

    BONUS: I’ll also include the custom Lyric Book, a song written about you, a personal video recording for you or a friend, plus these other bonuses:

    + Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt + Personalized Album Plaque

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT!

    You will get an executive producer credit on the album, PLUS everything from a day at the Studio — including the day in studio, the lyric book, a song about you, a personal video recording, and + Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt + Personalized Album Plaque

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    FULL BAND HOUSE TAKEOVER!

    I will put together a full band and we will come to your home and put on a LIVE show of all the songs from the album. Please allow several months for planning. ( Outside Los Angeles - Flights/hotel not included.)

    Plus … all items from Exec Producer, including Executive Producer Credit, the day in studio, the lyric book, a song about you, a personal video recording, and + Free Album Early Download + Physical copy of the CD (autographed) + #StrongIsWhoYouAre signed T-Shirt + Personalized Album Plaque

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Funding period

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