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Join me as I create my 3rd full-length album during the months of April and May!
Join me as I create my 3rd full-length album during the months of April and May!
98 backers pledged $8,977 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi friends!

I'm returning to the studio to record my third album entitled, "Diligence" and I need you!

Here's a little bit about me and some of my achievements.

I am a solo artist from New England. I’m the sole songwriter, performer and producer for all my records. I own and operate a state of the art recording studio called SL Productions. My sound can be best described as Pop/Rock. Within the past four years, I have traveled across the East Coast of the US, been featured in many entertainment magazines with full page spreads and was on NECN's The Morning Show. I have self-released two full-length albums: one in 2010 (Everybody Dreams) and the other in 2013 (You and Me). My music has been played in weekly rotation on several rock radio stations across the US. I have released 3 professional music videos, performed with a few legendary artists and landed some endorsements along the way.

I have written a bunch of new material that I am eager to record, release and share with the world!

Releasing an album is expensive!

The real question I've been avoiding is ‘how will I pay for this endeavor?’ I realize that time waits for no one so I had to make a decision. It was either sign my rights away to an independent label and lose my musical freedom, or keep control of my own brand.

I believe my goals can be attained on my current trajectory, especially with you behind me. So that's who I have chosen to partner with.

This leaves you, and me. A direct path.

Through my team of advisers, a direct relationship with distributors and my amazing fan base, I have sustained my career by being able to keep all of the proceeds from my music. I am humbly asking you to pledge, pre-order, donate, hire me to come play a show, or whatever you feel like doing so that I may keep control of my music. 

The record may not be fully funded without your help. 

My goal of $8,400.00 only covers the essentials such as production costs for mastering, distribution and music videos. It also covers Kickstarter's fee. 

I hope to stretch past my primary goal so that I may promote and market the record to its fullest potential including press releases, radio promotion, advertising and so much more. My ideal goal is to reach $24,000.00. But first things first, at a minimum, I have to raise at least my primary goal so that I can take the finished project out of the studio. 

 If you back my project: 

• Your card will not be charged until the end of the campaign. And that only happens if I meet the goal. 

• You will receive 'backer only' updates from the studio as recording is happening! 

• You will be the first to hear the record streaming once it is finished. 

• I will love you greatly and feel very warm and fuzzy inside. 

Thank you so much for reading this and considering. 

If you have any questions at all, please email me directly at matthew@matthewneves.com or through Kickstarter. I am very open to your thoughts, ideas and concerns! 

Peace, love and blessings!

 ~Matthew Neves 

Risks and challenges

If I experience any setbacks in the completion of the record, I will let you all know first thing. However, I feel very confident that with your support, I can deliver this project.

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    Receive a personal phone call from me to chat about the new album and music videos + Autographed pre order copy of the new CD + Two additional copies of the new CD to share with some friends + Access to behind the scenes video updates as the album is being recorded + Stream all of the songs on the album before it is released + Digital download + Three completely different 8.5x11 signed pictures + Two signed music video pictures from Eyes of An Angel and Impossible!

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    Receive a personal phone call from me to chat about the new album and music videos + Autographed pre-order copy of the new CD + Two additional copies of the new CD to share with some friends + Signed copy of my first and second CD + Access to behind the scenes video updates as the album is being recorded + Stream all of the songs on the album before it is released + Digital download + Signed poster + Two signed music video pictures from Eyes of An Angel and Impossible!

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    One of the original loose leaf sheets that I wrote the lyrics of the songs on (scribble included) + Exclusive personal, professional, unpublished photos of me recording the album in the studio + Rewards from $250 level!

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    Initialed guitar pick used to create the album + A shout out for you or your business on all of my social media outlets + Exclusive personal, professional, unpublished photos of me recording the album in the studio + Rewards from $250 level!

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    Spend an evening with me in the recording studio and hang out while I record (you must provide your own transportation to New Bedford, MA) + A shout out for you or your business on all of my social media outlets + Rewards from $250 level!

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    Brings me to your town to hang out with you for a day (continental US only) + A shout out or a free promotional shout out of your business on all of my social media outlets + Rewards from $50 level!

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    I will create a short promo video for your business, college, birthday, wedding, or whatever you would like as a video. I can also write a jingle for it too. Will look great on your social network pages + Rewards from $250 level!

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