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As we are closing the last chapter on Mars ILL, Manchild prepares to create and share his solo project with the world. "Red Bird Day"
As we are closing the last chapter on Mars ILL, Manchild prepares to create and share his solo project with the world. "Red Bird Day"
208 backers pledged $17,356 to help bring this project to life.

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We Hit Our Goal and Are Funded!!  Thank You!  There is still time for you to pledge and take advantage of the packages listed until 2:43PM EST Tuesday, when the campaign closes.

STRETCH GOAL: If we hit $20,000 pledged before our deadline, that will fund a third Move Merchants album with myself and DJ Sean P.  Thank you again and I can't wait to share my new music with you.

"Red Bird Day" marks the next chapter for Manchild. 

 Your participation in his story and this project is paramount to its success and its creation for the world to hear.

 What does it take to make an album?

Music Production Costs: 

For this album, I have a wish-list of producers that I'd like to collaborate with.  Each track on the album will be of the highest quality and will an amazing complement to what I bring to the table lyrically. 

Mixing and Mastering:

Recording, mixing and mastering of all the tracks professionally will be of the utmost importance.  While I know the material itself will be thought out and executed to an extremely high level, I want the sound quality to match that excellence.  

Artwork: 

Throughout my career with Mars ILL, we have had the chance to create stunning and differentiated visuals for our artwork.  My plan is to capture and expand those sensibilities for "Red Bird Day."  It's important to me that the visuals and artwork match the tone of the music.  

Music Video:

The video will require pre-production, filming, and post-production work. There are a number of ways to approach the video.  Again, the name of the game is going to be quality. 

Timeframe

My plan is to have the album recorded, mixed mastered and pressed along with a video to support it for a September 2018 release.

NOTE:

Any donors at any level will get regular weekly updates from Manchild with regards to the creation and progress of the project.  There will be emails as well as video chat opportunities you can tune into as well.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we will face is producing an album and a video that are of the highest quality. Many artists whose music and videos get a lot of exposure have companies backing them with big budgets. We have our supporters. Thank you for your input and your support.

Accountability:

Again, Any donors at any level will get regular weekly updates from Manchild with regards to the creation and progress of the project. There will be emails as well as video chat opportunities you can tune into as well. Our goal is for you to be a participant in knowing what's happening with this project.

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    Ground Floor

    Receive a Digital Copy of the Album one week before the release date, emailed to you with a personal Thank you from Manchild

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    The Show

    1 pass to attend Manchild's live concert in Atlanta celebrating the release of Red Bird Day. Venue TBD Depending on how many people want to attend.

    You'll also Receive a Digital Copy of the Album one week before the release date, emailed to you with a personal Thank you from Manchild.

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    Step Up

    Receive a Digital Copy of the Album one week before the release date, emailed to you with a personal Thank you from Manchild. You'll also receive a "Red Bird Day" autographed flier and a T-Shirt specifically designed and pressed for the project.

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    No Half Stepping

    Receive a digital copy of the album one week before the release date sent to you personally by Manchild, an autographed "Red Bird Day" flier, a Shirt designed for the album and a printed copy of the album signed by Manchild.

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    Posterized

    Receive a poster of the album artwork. This is a ONE time printing, numbered, and signed by Manchild (Only 50 available) Receive the digital copy of the album one week before the release date, and a signed copy of the album as well.

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    Listening Party

    Exclusive Pre-Release Listening Party. All sponors will be invited to Manchild's home to listen to the new album, ask questions before the release to the public. Includes food and drinks. Travel and lodging must be taken care of by the donor. All guests will receive an autographed copy of the album and T-Shirt. (Limit 15)

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    That Gold Though

    Receive a digital copy of the album one week before the release date, an autographed copy of the album, the album t-shirt and your name printed in the CD booklet and in the video credits as a Gold Donor.

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    Platinum Chain

    Receive a digital copy of the album one week before the release date, an autographed copy of the album, the album t-shirt and your name printed in the CD booklet and in the Video credits as a Platinum Donor.

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    The Process

    Be part of a Day in the Life. Spend a Day with Manchild in the process of making this album. Choose if you want to spend your day watching the writing and recording of the album or attending the video shoot. It's a rare opportunity to take a deeper look into how the art is made. (travel arrangements and lodging will be the responsibility of the donor)

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    Live and Direct

    Your own private Album/Video release party in your city. Manchild will come to you for a night of music, album signings, a talk, question and answers. Dates available from August 2018-December 2018 (Venues outside of the United States must also provide for travel expenses.)

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    Executive Producer

    With such a special donation receive Executive producer credits for the album and the music video. You would be providing a incredible boost to a very special project.

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Funding period

- (30 days)