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$1,725
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 18 2012 12:31 AM UTC +00:00
$1,725
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 18 2012 12:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

BACKGROUND: The Strive is an unsigned independent rock band from Kansas City, Missouri with potential to break out into the main stream music scene. For two years the band has written music that has ended up reaching listeners all over the world. The Strive has two EP's (Anything Goes and Design The Road) and a single (Sleepless) under their belt on iTunes, and have no intentions of slowing down. The band has played at Kansas City's annual Red, White, and Boom concert along side Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Callait, and played at the Kansas City stop of the Vans Warped tour this past summer. The Strive has also opened for acts such as All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday, Hawthorne Heights, Ivoryline, and Madina Lake. Constantly on the road, The Strive works hard to bring the best live experience they possibly can to your town. Saving money from shows, record sales, and merchandise sales pays for expenses such as gas and hotels, but for this next record, The Strive is turning to YOU, the best fans in the world, for support. 

HOW IT WORKS: We come to you asking for pledges to record our new EP. We want to give our listeners and fans, as well as people in the music industry the best possible listening experience we can possibly provide. Kickstarter allows us to connect our fans with our progress and make our friends, fans, and family directly involved with the recording of our next record. Through online pledges of various amounts, your pledges directly pay for our record to be produced, mixed, and mastered. Our goal is 6,000 dollars. Accounting for the record itself to be produced, the cost of living in the studio, travel expenses, as well as merchandise production to award you all for your efforts, 6,000 dollars is the only way we can make all of this work. Every single donation counts. YOU are the ones making this record.  You can donate various amounts of money to contribute to our success. Even just a dollar is more than we could ever ask for. Spread the word! Tell your friends! If you love what we do want to be a part of something bigger than we could have ever imagined, please, do not hesitate to help us out! For every amount that you donate, there are specific prizes that you will receive IF we achieve our goal.  And there's the catch. If we do not achieve our goal of 6,000 dollars, we don't get ANY of it, the money will be directly refunded back to you, and this record will NOT happen. We wouldn't turn to anyone else at a time like this except our loyal and supportive fan base that has become more like a family with every day that has passed since we started this band.

Risks and challenges

You have no idea how much all of your support has helped us through these past two years. We have all sacrificed and given our blood, sweat, and tears to pursue a dream that each of us are sharing. We are always extremely humbled by the number of people that have helped us along the way, by coming out to shows, buying our music, showing us to your their friends, getting our lyrics tattooed on their bodies forever, and simply giving us the time of day and being so kind. Let's do this together, as a family, and as people who believe that our music deserves a chance to heard.

With so much love and thanks,

The Strive

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    Virtual Hug! We love you.

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    Advance digital copy of the EP before it is released

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    Advance digital copy of the EP and a hand written, signed thank you from The Strive

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    Advance digital copy of the EP and an original acoustic song performed just for you over Skype!

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    STRIVE PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, and a signed promo of the band

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    COVERS PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, a signed promo of the band, AND a special "Covers" CD with all of The Strive's studio recorded cover songs

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    EP RELEASE PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, a signed promo of the band, and 2 tickets to our EP release show

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    HANGOUT PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, 2 tickets to our EP release show, AND a candlelit dinner with The Strive

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    PRIVATE SHOW PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, AND The Strive will play a special private show for YOU. (Within 250 miles of Kansas City, MO)

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    ANYTHING GOES PACKAGE: Advance digital copy of the EP, any Strive shirt of your choice, a signed copy of our debut EP "Anything Goes" AND any creative idea that you can think of. Any donation at this level would be incredible.

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Funding period

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