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Xavier Xerxes wants backers to get CDs manufactured for his new heavy metal album that he just finished recording.
Xavier Xerxes wants backers to get CDs manufactured for his new heavy metal album that he just finished recording.
13 backers pledged $640 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm looking for backers to fund the manufacturing a short-run of CDs for my upcoming album, "Back To The Basics". The music has been recorded, mixed, and mastered so I'm just needing some help to get CDs made for those who want them.

I set my funding goal based on prices to produce a basic CD package (with a 2 panel color insert). My hope is that my funding goal can be exceeded so I can make it more of a deluxe CD package with liner notes that would include the lyrics to all of the songs on the album and some art and photos as well. If the funding reaches $450, I can include an 8 panel color insert. If the funding reaches $550, I can include a 16 panel color insert.

I want to produce enough of these CDs for the backers and have some extra units that can be available for promotional purposes etc.

It doesn't seem like it's really an album unless there are actual tangible units manufactured. I'd appreciate your help in making this happen.

For those not already familiar with my music, the music on this album could be classified as classic or old school heavy metal. My influences include Judas Priest, Accept, Iron Maiden, Dio, Dokken, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Van Halen, Joe Satriani etc. I'm sort of known for an unconventional frenetic guitar style. The vocals are clear and melodic and the lyrics on this particular album are meaningful and often quite moving. To illustrate, here is the music video for a track from the new album entitled "Mother Of Exiles":

There is also lots of music at my Reverb Nation profile that you can listen to for free: http://www.reverbnation.com/xavierxerxes

Thanks for your consideration of my project!

Xavier Xerxes

Risks and challenges

To fulfill the rewards to the backers, I'll need to get T-shirts made, photos produced, and streaming and download website set up. The funding will cover that and postage to send the rewards as well as manufacturing the CDs. Since the music is ready, the risk seems manageable.

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    Streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    Download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    A CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    An autographed CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    An autographed Xavier Xerxes debut CD, an autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, an autographed "Back To The Basics" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    The complete Merchandise Bundle which includes: A Xavier Xerxes T-shirt, an autographed Xavier Xerxes debut CD, an autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, an autographed "Back To The Basics" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Back To The Basics" album.

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    YOUR NAME printed in a Thank You section in the CD liner notes, YOUR NAME listed in a Xavier Xerxes guitar solo video posted on YouTube, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    YOUR NAME credited as 'Associate Producer' in the CD liner notes, a personalized guitar lick thank you video posted on YouTube by Xavier Xerxes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    YOUR NAME credited as 'Producer' in the CD liner notes, a personalized guitar lick thank you video posted on YouTube by Xavier Xerxes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, a personalized guitar lick thank you video posted on YouTube by Xavier Xerxes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Xavier Xerxes will sing "Happy Birthday" to you or person of your choice and make the video available on YouTube, and YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Autographed hand written lyrics sheet for "Back To The Basics" (the title track) that was used in the recording session, YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Autographed final draft of "Reach Out For A Hand" used in the recording session with hand written take table used in the editing process, and YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    An electric guitar physics lecture and demonstration video featuring Xavier Xerxes posted on Youtube, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Autographed final draft lyrics sheet with hand written notes for "Standing On Broken Dreams" used in the recording session with hand written take sheet used in the editing process, YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Autographed penultimate draft of "Reach Out For A Hand" with hand written revisions used in the demo process, and YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Xavier Xerxes will compose and record an original guitar solo for you to be used in your song or otherwise made available you as a file download or on Youtube, and YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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    Xavier Xerxes will write, compose, and record an original song for you, and YOUR NAME credited as 'Executive Producer' in the CD liner notes, and the complete Merchandise Bundle.

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Funding period

- (30 days)