$50,000 in 36 hours - Your Project Atma Flexi-Record (and beyond!)
This. is. insane.
I don't know how else to put it.
I'm going to tell you a secret. Even in the most basic version, this album was always going to cost us at least $40,000 to make.
I wanted to make it no matter what though, so I set our basic goal at $20,000, knowing that if we could raise that much, I'd have to go into personal debt to fund the rest of the album budget.
If that's what had happened, I would have done it with a smile, knowing that I was making an album I believed in, and that our amazing fans had pitched in just as much as I had personally.
But that was 36 hours ago.
Now, as we've hit stretch goals and upgraded the album the costs obviously go up as well, everything from increased shipping to specialty vinyl upgrades to picture disc manufacturing to the fact that we're going to have to make MORE of these babies, and ultimately in the current maxed-out configuration our production costs are going to be more like $50,000.
Which you just took us past.
In 36 hours.
This means a couple of things:
First of all, I'm announcing our $50,000 stretch reward:
Everyone the $20 Voltron level and above will receive a special Project Atma flexi-disc in the mail soon after the campaign ends - these are amazingly cool little artifacts and they'll have an audio thank you message from us as well as a secret piece of music.
Second of all, we've begun some next-level scheming about where we can go from here. At this point you've made it so that we can do everything we dreamed of doing with this album, and we're going to make sure that every dollar you have donated is spent wisely, effectively, and epically. More announcements on this front soon.
Third of all, this whole thing just started! There's still WEEKS of kickstarter exclusives coming your way, and believe you me we've got some awesome stuff planned.
(On that note, if you didn't already download "Burnadette" be sure to get it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1899688657/project-atma-i-fight-dragons-creates-an-epic-new-a/posts/467600)
GUYS. This is so fun :)