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Help Xavier Xerxes raise funds to cover the distribution fees and copyright fees to release his new album, "Integrate."
Help Xavier Xerxes raise funds to cover the distribution fees and copyright fees to release his new album, "Integrate."
9 backers pledged $390 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm interested in raising funds to cover the distribution fees and copyright fees for my new album, "Integrate."

I've been recording the music on this album for more than two years and it is my most diverse and best produced album to date. It includes my best guitar, bass, and vocal performances to date. One song, "Epic Daydream," even has a large orchestra in it.

I did go over my $0 budget in the recording process, so I'm hoping to raise more than the $250 goal to subsidize that. I will set stretch goals for music videos and other rewards if/when it comes close to being funded.

For those not already familiar with my music, much of the music on this album could be classified as old school heavy metal, but there are tracks on this particular album that could be classified as progressive rock, new age, and even urban pop. 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 go from meaningful and quite moving, to silly and fun. To illustrate, here are a few music videos with tracks from this album:

 

There is also lots of music at my Reverb Nation profile and at You Tube that you can listen to for free:

http://www.reverbnation.com/xavierxerxes

https://www.youtube.com/user/xavierxerxes4u/videos

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

    Streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    • Streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.
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    Download Access

    Download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    Autographed Physical CD

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    T-shirt Bundle

    A Xavier Xerxes "Integrate" T-shirt, an autographed "Integrate" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    Complete Merchandise Bundle

    An autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, a Xavier Xerxes "Integrate" T-shirt, an autographed "Integrate" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    Previous CD: Back To The Basics

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

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    Previous CD: Xavier Xerxes debut album

    An autographed Xavier Xerxes debut CD, an autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, a Xavier Xerxes "Integrate" T-shirt, an autographed "Integrate" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    TWO "Integrate" CDs Package

    An autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, a Xavier Xerxes "Integrate" T-shirt, TWO autographed "Integrate" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    Two T-shirt Package

    An autographed limited edition 8 x 12 photo of Xavier Xerxes, TWO Xavier Xerxes "Integrate" T-shirts, an autographed "Integrate" CD, and download access and streaming access to the songs from the "Integrate" album.

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    XX CD Catalog

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

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    Your name in the liner notes

    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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    "Associate Producer" Title

    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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    "Producer" Title

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    Electric Guitar Physics Lecture

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

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    Original Guitar Solo

    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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    Original Song

    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)