Hello all :) Being an independent artist is hard these days, so I'm asking for your help to make 2 new music videos!
After the release of my latest EP, my band and I have been hard at work rehearsing and performing nonstop.
The majority of us have our nine to fives; we all have bills, taxes, and other life responsibilities taking their tolls. For a musician like me and my bandmates, it doesn't end when we clock out. We go to work and come home to work on our music, our videos, our photo shoots, as well as other random projects dedicated to our craft. So the funds that help pay our bills and such also go towards making our dreams realities. As I'm sure everyone is aware, the term "starving artist" didn't just manifest for no reason ;).
SO. In order to support a creative career, we all--and mainly me in this scenario--need your help and support.
Everyone has been SO amazing since the beginning of my musical endeavors; you come to our shows, you share my songs and videos, and you are just one big bowl of awesomeness in general.
This campaign is asking for you to continue being the awesome people you are, and help me pursue my lifelong dream of being a singer and reaching as many people as I possibly can with my art.
There are many people behind the scenes of what ends up coming out in videos and shows. I have my entire band, Anya & the GetDown (Mathew Gonzalez, Keviano Azevedo, Edgar Fernandez, Marcus "snack|BOT" Daniels, Laxman Drivas). Then there are the multitude of producers behind my work that range from JG, Drumaddikt, Hippie Sabotage, Rey Resurreccion, DJ Cutso of the Bangers, and snack|BOT.
My songs and videos, albeit few, have garnered some amazing supporters in the last year. This is why it is absolutely CRUCIAL for me to be able to put together, film, and release these two music videos for "Maybe" & "1 Less" as soon as possible!
Internet presence for an independent artist is EVERYTHING. And now, with producers such as Bobby Ozuna (Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder), and snack|BOT (Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest), companies such as Redbull, METRO Silicon Valley, LIVE 105.3fm and their amazing DJ's (Menace, Megan Holiday, Miles the DJ, and Aaron Axelsen) being extra helpful and supportive, I need to strike while the iron is hot!
With your help and whatever you can afford to donate to this campaign, I can help keep the ball rolling, keep up my internet presence, and maybe be able to do this music thing full time sooner rather than later! And maybe even win a Grammy in the near future :P. Just kiddingggggg. But it would be cool!! :D
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Of course, with any goal, there will be inevitable setbacks.
Video shoots can get extended, editing might take longer than usual, Matt might be late (LOL), and I might get sick and be unable to perform for you on set, (I don't know how or why, but I honestly get super sick before every show) -_____-
But regardless, I ask you to have faith that my team and I will do absolutely EVERYTHING in our power to get these videos and incentives done in the manner they are presented in this campaign. We will put every ounce of our energies to doing so efficiently, and WILL release a product that will be the utmost accurate representation of our artistry and work ethic.
Your funding will be carefully allocated and used wisely in order to provide the most amazing results possible!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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-THANK YA- For becoming a backer, you'll receive a big ol' mental "thank you" and "high five" for supporting the creation of my next two music videos :). Also, you'll become a member of my mailing list--you can get updates on upcoming projects, songs, photo shoots, shows, and of course, music videos.Estimated delivery:
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-FREE DOWNLOAD & STICKER- You'll receive all perks listed above along with 1 free download of a song of your choice from my latest EP & a lovely sticker. And I know eeeeeeveryone loves stickers.Estimated delivery:Add $1 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with...Scratch 1 download, you get my latest digital EP for FREE!! Yes, the ENTIRE thing! Also, you'll get a special "Thank you" shout out on Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, LinkedIn or any of these millions of social networking thingy mabobbers.Estimated delivery:Add $1 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with...a follow on any social networking site you're on, be it Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, blah blah blah...an autographed physical copy of my latest EP, AND an autographed poster.Estimated delivery:Add $2 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with...your name listed in the credits for both music videos, an exclusive online preview of each video a week before their official release AND an Anya t-shirt designed by yours truly.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with... An exclusive online viewing of both videos in their ENTIRETY 3 days before each premieres. You can get a handwritten "Thank you" letter. Scratched out words, messy handwriting and all. You'll receive a phone call from yours truly so we can chat about the randomness going on in our lives, and finally, a shout out from me to you during my next radio interview!Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with...an invitation to a private screening of both videos at a bay area location a week or two prior to one release that I will also attend. Providing transportation/hotel accommodations are up to you! You'll also get a shout out on stage when I premiere the videos and some yummy treats and snacks while you're mingling and watching. THEN, you'll get a twitter shout out from DJ's White Menace and Megan Holiday, the most awesomest radio DJ's on clear channel.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above and... Come to the set of one of the videos when we begin shooting. Hang out, watch the process, and chat with the crew :D You'll also get a shout out in the behind the scenes footage, go on camera and shout out whoever you want! We'll even do a one song acoustic performance of any song you want on the set of the video. Let us know the song beforehand so we can arrange it plz :)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above along with...a private acoustic set ANYWHERE in the bay area featuring me and my guitarist. You'll get 4 free tickets to our next 2 shows AND I'll buy you a drink at one of the shows you come to. You'll get an autographed, EXCLUSIVE 7-inch vinyl of the 2 singles! Last but not least, you'll get a framed copy of handwritten lyrics to both songs dated, autographed, and everything.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You'll receive all perks listed above AND... You can bring yourself and a friend to any of my shows for LIFE. Any show, anywhere, anytime. You bring yourself and a friend, and you get in fo FREE. You have an invite to come sit in on one of my studio sessions when I begin recording my next project. Chill in the studio, observe the recording process, and see how everything goes down. You'll even get to hear all the screw ups that don't make it on the final record. I'll let you NAME one of the songs on my next project and you can name it whatever your little heart desires. Anything too crazy, and you're responsible for legal fees. Lol.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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You get it all. AND Since you paid for all of this happen, you get a special cameo in one of the videos :) You get a free show from me and my band, The GetDown, and we'll party until the sun comes up. You set the day, and we'll make it happen. If you live outside of the bay area, provide any and all equipment required + rider + travel and hotel accommodations.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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