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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 21 2013 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
$18,008
pledged of $399,000pledged of $399,000 goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 21 2013 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

WHAT IS SUB STARS ABOUT?

True talent can be discovered anywhere, and for decades it’s been found underground, nestled amongst platforms, stations, passageways and stairwells of America’s most impressive metropolises public transportation systems. Whether you live in New York, Chicago, Philly or LA, many of us walk past them every day, often times being stopped dead in our tracks by what we see and hear. 

Millions of struggling musicians long for a World stage from which to share their craft, but the majority of them will have to settle for their local underground pathways of urban life. Whether they play Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop or R&B and everything in between, these artists just want to be heard… and maybe make a buck or two while entertaining their audience.

Our goal is to not only showcase who these people are, but to explore their motivation behind the music. The singing pastor who just wants to get a break, the eighteen year-old, passion-filled songwriter, the little drummer boy who’s been playing on pots and pans since he was four – Who will we meet on our journey? Where do they come from? Why do they do it?

Join us and for the first time in history, be a part of this raw and authentic music competition, as Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/producer Eric Benet leads us on this magical journey of finding real talent… underground. 

With your pledge, we’ll capture and showcase these amazing musicians’ raw talent and invite our viewers inside the lives of these performers; tell you their story, show you where they live and where their talents come from. Through continuous online interaction, YOU the Viewer, will help to decide who will hold the winning title of SUB STAR…and maybe witness an impromptu duet with Eric along the way!

Our competitors will first compete for the Sub Star title in their hometown. This is a chance to rally behind your city and its talented artists. The individual winners will then go on to compete in the grand finale for the chance to be crowned a national Sub Star!

Join us on this journey and take pride in having a hand in discovering the stars of tomorrow!

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES:

The most probable risk is with production delays, however if we reach our goal our Emmy award-winning production team is on standby to begin work on the show immediately.

Another possible delay may be due to delays in T.V. distribution, as we may have to wait for an open slot the network schedule, so that more people can see this great show!

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    Access to the private, "Backers Only" section of our website that will feature exclusive content from behind-the-scenes and beyond!

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    Buskers’ Choice - This is a special for all buskers! For $10 we’ll link your website to ours - just send us your info and we’ll include you in the “Friends & Links” section of our website with a direct, one-click link to your site.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIDEO REWARD!
    The first ten people to pledge $50 or more this week through December 6, 2013, along with the top 5 pledges for this time period will receive a personalized video of Eric singing the "Happy B-day Song" just for you! Share it with your friends or play it at your next B-day party! It's a gift that will keep on giving!

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    BECOME A PRODUCER!!! Pledges at this level will be given an Associate Producer Credit in the show with your name appearing in the credits along with the cast and crew. Plus get a reserved spot to attend a taping in your city, two tickets to the Finale, a DVD of the entire First Season of Sub Stars personalized and signed by Eric Benét and the finalists, access to a private, "Backers Only" section of our website with behind the scenes footage and exclusive content, an Official Backer T-shirt, sticker pack and personalized and signed photos of the host and finalists (Acceptance of this reward requires you to sign a non-disclosure agreement).

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    BECOME A PRODUCER!!! Pledges at this level will be given an Associate Producer Credit in the show with your name appearing in the credits along with the cast and crew. Plus get a reserved spot to attend a taping in your city, two tickets to the Finale, a DVD of the entire First Season of Sub Stars personalized and signed by Eric Benét and the finalists, access to a private, "Backers Only" section of our website with behind the scenes footage and exclusive content, an Official Backer T-shirt, sticker pack and personalized and signed photos of the host and finalists (Acceptance of this reward requires you to sign a non-disclosure agreement).

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    Get a reserved spot to attend a taping in your city, a DVD of the entire First Season of Sub Stars personalized and signed by Eric Benét and the finalists, access to a private, "Backers Only" section of our website with behind the scenes footage and exclusive content, an Official Backer T-shirt, sticker pack, personalized and signed photos of the host and finalists, two tickets to the finale with VIP seating (travel accommodations not provided), plus you will be given unprecedented access to witness a full work day in the editing room! You will watch as the editors, Eric and the Executive Producers go through the editing process. This includes day lunch and dinner with Eric and the Producers (Acceptance of this reward requires you to sign a non-disclosure agreement).

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    Get a reserved spot to attend a taping in your city, a DVD of the entire First Season of Sub Stars personalized and signed by Eric Benét and the finalists, access to a private, "Backers Only" section of our website with behind the scenes footage and exclusive content, an Official Backer T-shirt, sticker pack, personalized and signed photos of the host and finalists, two tickets to the finale with VIP seating (travel accommodations not provided), plus you will be given unprecedented access to witness a full work day in the editing room! You will watch as the editors, Eric and the Executive Producers go through the editing process. This includes day lunch and dinner with Eric and the Producers (Acceptance of this reward requires you to sign a non-disclosure agreement).

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    Eric will show up and host a private viewing of Sub Stars in your home town for you and 100 friends! You'll also receive a reserved spot to attend a taping in your city, two tickets to the FInale, a DVD of the entire First Season of Sub Stars signed by Eric Benét, access to a private, "Backers Only" section of the website with behind the scenes footage and exclusive content, sticker pack, personalized signed photos of the host and finalists and an official Grand Puba Backer Jacket.

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