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I'm professionally recording 15 brand new songs about all the fun kids have in the snow and invite you to be a part of the experience!

I'm professionally recording 15 brand new songs about all the fun kids have in the snow and invite you to be a part of the experience! Read more
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A warm welcome to you and your family.

As you can see from the video, the Bakers are having fun with the music, the dancing, and the fake snow machine; but silliness aside, creating high-quality music takes serious investment.

Listen to the It's a Snow Day title track here: 

Phil Baker and his Red Guitar
Phil Baker and his Red Guitar

It's been 12 years since I released my last studio recording and I've wanted to do a new album for quite some time.

Recently, I connected with my former classmate, Randall Barlow, from the University of Miami School of Music.

Randy's had a terrific career in the music business and has offered to produce It's a Snow Day at a cost far more accessible for an independent artist like me.

It's going to sound great, but I need your help to make this happen.

Here's how Kickstarter works:

Artists set a funding goal for their independently created project.  If people like the idea, then they can pledge money in exchange for a variety of rewards such as an album download or live concert DVD.  (See my rewards section on the right side of the page.)

It's more than a contribution, though.  As a backer, you become part of the experience by helping to bring to life the dream and vision of the artist.  Your support creates the momentum for a successful campaign.

What steps are involved in making a professional recording?

For most artists, the recording process goes something like this: songwriting, demo-ing, pre-production, studio production and engineering, mixing and mastering.

How will the funds be used?

The kinds of expenses that typically go into a recording are producer fees, engineer fees, musician fees, studio and gear rental, travel costs, mixing, and mastering.

In addition, there are costs for cover design, manufacturing, distribution, publicity, promotion, music video production, editing, and tour support.

Sound like a lot?  Yes, it is; it's not uncommon for an artist to spend upwards of $200,000 to create an album!  That's why your pledge matters!

Our funding goal of $25,000 is modest in comparison, but it's an attainable goal that will allow us to create a high-quality studio recording.

We hope you'll be a part of the It's a Snow Day experience.

Check out the rewards.  Please make a pledge, and most importantly, share this Kickstarter project with your friends and family. 

Thank you for your consideration, and . . .

Let's make a record together!

Multiple Grammy-nominated Producer Randall Barlow
Multiple Grammy-nominated Producer Randall Barlow

Risks and challenges

Funding on Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing model. The artist must reach the minimum fundraising goal within the allotted time frame to receive any of the money pledged.

An artist, can however, go over the desired funding goal. Additional funds will allow me to add more to the recording project. Cool extras like a horn section, string instruments, and background singers.

From now until December 31, 2013, I'm going to hit the streets running, red guitar in hand, talking with people and telling them about the It's a Snow Day experience.

And next year, you'll have one of the most awesome children's recordings about snow ever, completed on time, and with the quality production and musicianship one would expect from a professional recording studio.

Thanks again.

Phil

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Kids, have your parents send Phil your favorite joke about the snow or winter, along with your name and age, and he'll add it to an ebook that includes all the kids' jokes sent in throughout the campaign. You'll receive a link to the ebook so you can download a free copy; we'll even post a few jokes in the updates throughout the campaign! This ebook will not be sold. **Parents, you can message Phil with the joke after selecting this reward**

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    Advance song download of "It's a Snow Day." To be delivered on New Year's Day 2014 with a personal thank you from Phil.

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    An original handmade snowflake created by the Baker family and signed by Phil; PLUS the song download.

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    Advance downloadable album "It's a Snow Day" (15 songs); PLUS the snowflake and song download.

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    A 25-page ebook featuring highlights, photos, and personal stories from Phil's career as a children's performer; PLUS the advance downloadable album, handmade snowflake, and song download.

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    An autographed postcard of Phil and his red guitar along with an original 4-line handwritten poem just for you; PLUS the ebook, album download, handmade snowflake, and song download.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Advance autographed copy of the new CD along with a previously unreleased live concert DVD from Phil's winter tour; PLUS the red guitar postcard with 4-line poem, ebook, album download, handmade snowflake, and song download.

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    Phil will videotape a personalized Singing Telegram about you and post it to Youtube to share with your friends; PLUS the CD, Live concert DVD, postcard with 4-line poem, ebook, album download, snowflake, and song download.

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    Your family name or company name listed in the CD liner notes with a heartfelt thank you from Phil; PLUS the singing telegram, CD, DVD, postcard with 4-line poem, ebook, album download, snowflake, and song download.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Your family is invited to a private summer concert in Phil's backyard. Be the first to enjoy the new songs performed live. We'll shoot a homemade music video and post it on Youtube, pose for a group photo, and enjoy delicious ice cream treats; and you'll get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Your business or family name on the end credits of the DVD with a heartfelt thank you from Phil; and you'll get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sing in the MORNING children's chorus on Phil's new CD. Your child's name will appear in the musician's credits. You provide transportation to the Beresford, South Dakota recording studio in February or March, 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sing in the AFTERNOON children's chorus on Phil's new CD. Your child's name will appear in the musician's credits. You provide transportation to the Beresford, South Dakota recording studio in February or March, 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Gift basket of 15 CD/DVD combo packs to the children's organization of your choice with a special thank you card letting them know the gift is from you. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Your business logo featured in the opening credits roll of the live concert DVD; and you'll get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sponsor a daytime concert at your child's day care (maximum distance of 25 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled February-March 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Host a concert at your house for your friends (maximum distance of 25 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled February-May 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sponsor an assembly program at your elementary school (travel will be billed separately in addition to the pledge amount; maximum distance of 350 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled February-May 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sponsor a performance at a charitable organization or community event (travel will be billed separately in addition to the pledge amount, along with SD sales tax, if applicable; maximum distance of 350 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled February-May 2014. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Sponsor a corporate performance or event (travel will be billed separately in addition to the pledge amount, along with SD sales tax, if applicable; maximum distance of 350 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All the kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled March-September 2014. Some black-out dates apply. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Your corporate name and logo on the inside packaging of the CD and on the opening credits roll of the DVD; PLUS you'll get a concert to donate. (Travel will be billed separately in addition to the pledge amount, along with SD sales tax, if applicable; maximum distance of 350 miles from Sioux Falls, South Dakota). All the kids get a FREE song download. Concerts will be scheduled March-September 2014. Some black-out dates apply. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Naming sponsor and executive producer credit. Your corporate logo and name on both the inside and outside packaging of the CD. Your kid-friendly, camera-ready, 30-second PSA or message on the front credits roll of the DVD. In addition, you will receive an executive producer credit for the project. PLUS you'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Concert anywhere in the United States. FREE song downloads for all the kids. Travel charges will be added in addition to the pledge. Concert scheduled anytime in 2014. Some black-out dates apply. You'll also get all the rewards at the $50 pledge level.

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Funding period

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