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We're recording and releasing a new album of songs!!
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We're looking for a little "kickstart" to get our record out and about in the world today. We will use your contributions to help record, mix, master and promote this record. The total amount may seem like a large number, but today's competitive market has ensured that connections and forward momentum are no longer generated with a smile and a handshake. 

Why now? We're ready. We've grown as musicians, people and a band. This is the group that speaks the same language, knows the scope of the songs, and performs the material with the intensity it deserves. We are equally as excited to be working with the talented Jeff Plankenhorn as our producer! ( http://theplank.net/ ). Having seen the band develop at our mutual home base Strange Brew ( http://www.strangebrewloungeside.com/ ), Jeff understands the raw energy Good Company delivers live. Cari, Jeff and the band are looking forward to capturing that energy in the studio. 

We plan to spend a little less than half the contributions for the recording, mixing and mastering process ($6500-$9000). We plan on paying everyone involved for their time as that is the right thing to do. We will need to use some of the funding to produce the merchandise we have for rewards and to organize the house/festival concerts ($1500-$3000). The remainder ($8000+) will be distributed to the promotional company(ies) we find will best support our interest. We hope that with your contribution, we will hit our goal, and then be able to court a PR firm to push our record to radio, critical reviews, and possibly yield management and booking teams. We have recorded albums in the past for ten thousand dollars, but they were never reviewed or passed on to radio, or if they did make it to the station, they didn't make it past the front desk. That's where the remaining money comes into play. There are promotional companies willing to go to bat for a product they believe in, and we feel like the product we will provide is worth sharing with EVERYONE!

Music Promotion Company examples:

http://fifthcolumnmusic.com/index2.php#/home/

http://www.planetarygroup.com/

http://www.independentmusicpromotions.com/

Fifth Column Music is an Austin based company, while Planetary is based in Los Angeles. We hope to find a company like these that will take our record to people in our listening realm and amplify it so that fans of music like ours in Colorado, Boston or London may be turned on to what they hear.

Risks and challenges

Things like music, art, and literature are certainly subjective. We're hoping that with enough contributions, we can begin a cycle so that with even modest airplay, or press notice (TV show placement, local rag review) we'll find an area of support we can nurture and help mature to a sustaining status that will feed itself in the press/promotional loop.

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    2 Framed Pictures from Recording Session
    Personal Mention in album notes,
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    Admittance for 2 and VIP SEATING at Record Release Show,
    2 Framed Pictures from Recording Session
    Personal Mention in Album liner notes,
    "Executive Producer" credit in Album liner notes,
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    Admittance for 2 and VIP SEATING at Record Release Show,
    2 Framed Pictures from Recording Session
    Personal Mention in Album liner notes,
    "Executive Producer" credit in Album liner notes,
    Studio Visit (with photo) during session,
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    4 Autographed Copies of to be recorded Album, 2 T Shirts,
    2 Framed, Handwritten Lyrics from song of choice,
    Admittance for 2 and VIP SEATING at Record Release Show!!
    2 Framed Pictures from Recording Session
    Personal Mention in Album liner notes,
    "Executive Producer" credit in Album liner notes,
    Studio Visits (with photo) during session,
    Personal "Festival Style" House Concert at our Studio for you and all your friends with Cari Hutson and Good Company and friends!!!

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