**CURRENT STATUS, SEPT 16th: REACHING TOWARDS THE STARS and 400+ BACKERS!! THANK YOU!!
Thank you to everyone who has already joined!
(Kickstarter is an "all-or-nothing" crowd funding platform. The artist has a 30-day window to successfully fund this project. Kickstarter takes 5% and Amazon takes an additional 3-5%)
THANK YOU for being here with us!
Our hope and intention for this Kickstarter campaign is that it is a mutually beneficial endeavor! YOU receive the new music/special bonus offers many months before the album is officially released in Winter 2015. In turn, your support allows us to finish this project and fund a promotional campaign so that this music may be heard by a wider audience.
It has been a dream of both or ours, long before we met, to travel and play music. Music is in our bones. For the last few years we've made our living as full-time touring songwriters and somehow, miraculously, have even paid our bills on time. We live as simply as we can...so that we can afford do what we love. We live off of very little. But often we feel like we are the richest people in the world.
Thanks to you.
You've found meaning in our music and encouraged us to keep at it.
And we are!
The recording of Maritime is finished and we want nothing more than to share it with you and the world! This new album brings us to a unique crossroads of opportunity in our musical career. The recording truly captures a moment in time and place and we're ecstatic about its potential to really make some waves, but now we need a TEAM to effectively promote it in the way that we know it deserves. And there aren't enough hours in the day for us to do this on our own anymore.
So we're asking for your help.
THE LOW DOWN:
WITHOUT Kickstarter: self-promotion by musician = few tangible results + lots of time = little time for actually creating music
WITH Kickstarter: promotion by a national publicist = great results/exposure = time for musicians to work on music = better music/healthier musician
YOU + pre-order = new music in your ears long before officially released = happiness = publicity for album = wider exposure = musicians doing what musicians do best: creating music
*The more resources we have, the more ears this music will find*
- Our first goal of $10,500 will cover almost half of our costs, and allow for a bare-minimum publicity campaign.
- Our second goal of $15,000 will allow for nationwide promotion and afford us the opportunity to hire a publicist, which we've never been able to do before. We'll also be able to make a video, launch a small radio campaign, and promote upcoming tours.
- Anything above $15,000 will allow us to really slingshot this music across the country! There are no limits to what we can do, together.
Thank you for being by our side. Please help us spread the word by sharing this link with your friends and family through email/facebook/etc...We are more grateful than you can possibly know.
With Endless Gratitude,
Dave & Mandy
Video made by Robert Shackelford. Check out more of his work here!
Many of you have asked for sneak peeks of the songs from MARITIME, so here you go:
"Could Be Ghosts"
"Dark Dark Woods"
MARITIME ALBUM COVER ART
Limited Edition PRINT SIGNED by ARTIST Glenn Hendrick
(see $200 offering on right)
COSTS: Albums are incredibly expensive to make. The costs for making Maritime include:
- paying (and feeding) musicians
- album artwork
Risks and challenges
We've put every single resource, penny, hour, and breath that we possibly can into this new album. Great leaps of faith are not taken without some fears, but with you on our team, we're confident that we can make this dream a reality.
The challenges that we will face after this campaign is successfully funded are the ongoing efforts to tirelessly spread this music. You can help us by continuing to get the word out to your friends and family. (this really works, we promise!)
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