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Nashville-based husband & wife duo, ELENOWEN, are making their new full-length record & inviting you into the process!

Hello everyone-

Thanks for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter page! It’s such a cool opportunity to be able to team up with friends, fans, and supporters to make creative projects happen.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been pursuing our music career for four years now. These last few years have been filled with some amazing opportunities and challenging struggles that have shaped us into the artists and individuals we are today. During this time, we’ve continued to evolve as artists and as songwriters – really diving into the highs and lows of our journey and it’s been a real season of growth for us. It’s also been a humbling yet equally inspirational time and we are confident we have the collection of songs to make our best record yet...but we cannot bring it to life without your help!

There is a lot involved in making a record, especially as independent artists without the backing funds from a record label. So we’ve put together a budget of $40,000 to cover all the expenses to make our dream record, as well as promote it in such a way that more people can hear it than ever before. Here is what that $40,000 includes:

• Production, engineering, studio time
• Professional studio musicians
• Mixing the record
• Mastering the record
• Album artwork
• CD & vinyl duplication/manufacturing
• Professional music video
• Marketing & promotion

However, if we do not reach our goal of $40,000, we won’t be able to make our record at all (your credit card will not be charged) and no thank you packages will be sent out. So let's do this!

How you can help:

We have put together a list of unique incentives/thank you packages that are only available for a limited time in exchange for your support. Check them out on the right-hand side of this page and choose one that tickles your fancy!

Please help us spread the word to your friends, family members, classmates, co-workers, etc.!

We can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve already shown. Writing and performing music for a living is truly a dream come true and we’re excited to keep moving forward with this new record. Together, we can do this!

Much love,

Josh & Nicole - ELENOWEN

Pictures of Incentive 15B: Autographed Guitar from Blake Shelton

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

While Kickstarter provides artists like us with such an amazing platform, there still are some potential risks and challenges that could come our way throughout this process. There are a lot of moving pieces to this well-oiled machine. We have carefully done our best to map out a solid timeline for everything, but there can certainly be delays in the process (studio time, production, sending out merchandise, etc) and we ask you to be patient if that were to happen. We are confident that snags and road bumps will be at a minimum and we couldn't be more excited to start this new album's journey with you all!

Bottom line - we are fully committed to this project and once we reach our goal, we will be sure ALL rewards are sent as soon as possible.

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    TIER 1 - A big THANK YOU shout out from Elenowen via Twitter. Every little bit helps!

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    TIER 2 - Digital download of 3 acoustic demo tracks from the new record months before its release + Tier 1.

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    TIER 3 – Digital download of the new record two weeks before its release + Tier 2.

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    TIER 4 – A hard copy of the new record + Tiers 2-3.

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    TIER 5B – A signed, exclusive poster + an Elenowen T-shirt + Tiers 2-4.

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    TIER 5A – A signed, exclusive poster + a copy of the new record on vinyl + Tiers 2-4.

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    TIER 6 – 2 free tickets to any headlining show of your choice + Tiers 2-4

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    TIER 7 – Combo of Tier 5A & 5B – a signed, exclusive poster + copy of the new record on vinyl with a digital download + an Elenowen T-shirt.

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    TIER 8 – Handwritten lyrics to one (1) Elenowen song from our entire catalog + your name in the album credits for making the new record possible + Tiers 2-4 and 7.

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    TIER 9 – Digital chord charts to the entire Elenowen catalog + Tiers 2-4, 7-8.

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    Personalized videogram! Whether it's Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Merry Christmas, Congratulations, etc., we'll record a personalized video for you or a loved one that you can have forever. + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9

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    TIER 10 – YouTube video dedication to you with any Elenowen song of your choice + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 11 – Private concert over Skype! 4-song set & you pick the songs + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 12– Two (2) VIP guest passes at a future Elenowen show! Hang out with us before doors open. Eat some food, help write the set list, etc. Show must be mutually agreeable by management and the venue, your travel and accommodations not included + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 13 – Acoustic house show for you and your friends! U.S. locations only, travel/lodging not included + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 14 – Open for Elenowen! One acoustic 15-minute opening slot at a future participating Elenowen show. Serious acts only. Date TBD. The show must be mutually agreeable by management and the venue. Your travel & accommodations are not included + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 15A – Are you an aspiring songwriter? Come spend a day with us in Nashville where we can hang, write a song, and record a quality acoustic version of that song! We’ll even be your background singers if you’d like. Travel and accommodations not included + Tiers 2-4 and 7-9.

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    TIER 15B: The acoustic Takamine guitar that was autographed & given to us by Blake Shelton when we were on NBC's The Voice. Our experience on the show took us to a new level in our career, so it seems fitting to tip our hats to that season of our lives as we step into the process of making our dream record. We've written a handful of tunes with this guitar & have played it live at a number of shows. We're excited to pass it along & hope inspiration pours out of it. Guitar details: new, barely played Takamine acoustic/electric guitar with built-in tuner. Model No. EF340SC. (Pictures provided to the left) + TIERS 2-4 and 7-9.

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