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Public Radio is the 50th wedding anniversary of well-written rock n' roll and catchy electronic music.
Public Radio is the 50th wedding anniversary of well-written rock n' roll and catchy electronic music.
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Public Radio.

Yes, that is our band name, and let me tell you why...

Our band is built around the fact that music should be open, accessible, and unaffected by corporate interests. It is our goal as a band to create inspiring music that is a catalyst for your own creation. We want to lift you out of everyday life into something new. Just how a public radio program in the morning in traffic can take you to another place - we want to create a moment with you.

We created our first EP in the rolling hills of Regensburg, Germany with our good friend and producer, Nicolas Balachandran. The 5 song EP, 'sweetchild' was very successful and earned us a couple major label showcases. However, since less than 5% of music is purchased legitimately these days, we are staring at an empty bank account.

We would like you to be our, 'Interscope'. We would like you to be our 'Capital' , and you can wear a suit if you want... Before I tell you what we need, I want to explain kickstarter to you - I was skeptical too.

Fan-funded albums, really? I was completely skeptical about a fan-funded album when the idea first started surfacing in the indie circles several years ago. My thought was, 'If I can't pay myself back with record sales, then why would I be able to with donations'? I was a pessimist. However, I began to see some friends have success and raising quite a bit more than their goals. I am a believer now...

Here are a couple things that you need to know: 1. No money is given to us until the fundraising campaign is complete. 2. No money is given to us if we do not meet our goal.

That information is important to you for several reasons: 1. You don't have to worry about us stealing your money. 2. You don't have to worry about us stealing your money.

enough said...

The Deal: Nicolas will be in and out of the states during the recording as he is a successful and busy producer. To keep costs down we will work mostly out of my house and send files back and forth until it is done. Nicolas believes in Public Radio as much or more than me - he is giving us a deal, trust me.

Album Name: suggestions? Album Length: 10-12 Songs Songs you may already know: Beautiful, Outlaw, Miss America...

Production: 2000 Mixing: 2000 Musicians: 500 Studio: 300 Mastering: 1500 Artwork: 300 Duplication: 1200 Backup Hard Drive: 200

So, that is the skinny. We will have some awesome incentives at certain pledge levels(Similar to a NPR fund drive, but WAY less annoying) Check them out!

We believe in our community both locally and around the world. Help us to create something amazing - it will come back to you, we promise.

Love, Public Radio

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    VIP pass to album release party, a limited edition t-shirt, autographed copy of the album, and a digital copy before the public release date.

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    All of the above... Your name in the liner notes of the album, a member of your choice to record a personal greeting on your voicemail.

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    All of the above, and a private unplugged show(partial band) at your home or venue(max of 100 miles from Charlotte,please).

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    All of the above... and a full-out rock show from Public Radio at the venue of your choice(max of 100 miles from Charlotte).

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