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1. A Free Album for all - 2. A 2nd album exclusive for those who help fund through kickstarter!

Heres the basics:

Joe has a lot of new material, and with your help, would like to put out a new album. By helping, you will receive an entire 2ND album. Thats right - a double album. The "main" album being a trio record that will be FREE to the public on the other side of this. The 2nd album being an acoustic album - with Joe backed by a string section on several tracks (not some cheesy outtakes or less serious album) - and available exclusively to YOU for helping with this project. 

Wondering why give away the trio album for free? And why to bother helping with this if it will be free later on? (only 1 of 2 Albums will be available to public after kickstarter)

Here is why:

Help Joe McGuinness do something amazing...

Music fans and artists have been keenly aware that
the music business has changed.

CDs are dying...
Radio is impotent...
The age of the rock star is over.

But, all of this industry flux IS a potential boon for new
and emerging artists. With limited resources, musicians
are starting to refocus their efforts back to what's truly
important -- the MUSIC. Not chasing the ever-elusive
record deal.

Music isn't about ownership, it's about discovery. And we
want more people than ever to discover THIS music, without
the barrier of money.

Fact is, we're still paying off the last album; and we've
barely made a cent from the last two in either traditional CD
sales or digital purchases.

So now we're trying something new...

We believe that job #1 is to grow our fan base as large as
possible. By offering our next album for free, we can cast
the widest net possible because we believe that once people
hear this album, they'll want
to attend our shows, purchase future special-edition releases
or merchandise, or simply become interested fans and pass
our music along to their fans.

We believe in what we do. And we're willing to release the
entire next album for free to prove it. We have no desire to try
to turn THIS album into a commercial enterprise. We consider
it a smart investment in order to reach our ultimate goal...

To build a life making music professionally.

What you're helping us do with your investment is virtually
unheard of in this industry at this level. The nature of this
project gives this album a fairly unique "story" in order to gain
much-needed press attention during the release cycle.

It will allow us to build goodwill with a score of new fans FIRST,
without having to ask them for a thing in advance.

Your donation will help us pay for the recording, mixing and
mastering of the new album. It will be released digitally to avoid
the cost of printing, replication and art direction.

Any money above the set goal will be devoted to marketing the
album through a publicist or indie promotion reps.

Your help on this project makes YOU a part of the album. You'll
own a piece of it, and will be able to say you were a part of something
truly bold and independent.

Thank you so much for your help!

- Joe McGuinness

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    1 page of Joes lyric notebook - containing lyrics from a song from this project (may or may not also contain unused lyrics for a song and/or doodles by Joe) +Digital Album Package (Reward is not a copy of a page or rewritten lyrics - it will be the original, handwritten by Joe, written lyrics for a song from this album - direct from Joes lyric book!)

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    A LIFETIME Pass to any Joe McGuinness Show - (any show Joe headlines no matter where or when or what venue - you and a friend will be on the guest list + Digital Album Download

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