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The long overdue, first full-length album of new classical music from composer/guitarist Anthony Joseph Lanman!
The long overdue, first full-length album of new classical music from composer/guitarist Anthony Joseph Lanman!
84 backers pledged $4,041 to help bring this project to life.

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WHY I'M DOING THIS...

I've been playing music since I was eleven, and composing music since I was fifteen.  I went on my first tour (with a rock band) at 19.  I went to music school at 23.  I had my first piece of classical music performed by other people at 24.  I had my first international performance at 27.  I had my first orchestra piece performed at 35.  In all that time - with all that music - I have NEVER released an album.  I hope to, at age 40, release my first album to the world!  It will be a culmination of twelve years of writing music, and having that music performed and recorded by myself as well as so many super talented people.

WHAT I HOPE TO DO WITH THIS MONEY...

Here's a rough break down of how the expenses run...

$1500 to produce 1000 CDs with full color, 3-panel digipaks.

$1000 to produce 100 12" vinyl records with blank white sleeves.  (These records will be handed off to 1 of the 5 artists listed in the perks section.  These artists will create one-of-a-kind original art on the covers.)

$300 for the graphic designer to create the cover art as well as the rest of the panels for the CD.

$500 for the artists who will be creating the album covers for the vinyl records.

$200 in Kickstarter and Amazon fees.

Anything beyond that will be used for promotion of the album, as well as producing more CDs or vinyl copies.  In addition, I would love to give more money to the artists that are producing the vinyl covers.

IT'S READY TO GO...

The album has already been recorded and mastered and is basically ready to go.  The next step is producing it.  I hope you can help me get this album out!  You'll find many cool perks on the side bar.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Thank you all in advance!  I'm very excited to get this project underway!

CHECK OUT THE ARTISTS THAT WILL BE MAKING VINYL COVERS...

ROBERTO XAVIER TORRES-TORRES - http://www.rxtt.net/

STEPHANIE STANDISH - http://www.featherweightpress.com/

MICHAEL AND SUSAN TINGLEY - http://www.tingleyart.com/

JACKIE TICE - http://www.jackieticestudios.com/

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for any artist these days is making people aware of your art. Word of mouth is a powerful tool. If you like my music and believe in this project, please share it on your various social media outlets, or just tell someone about it! Thanks!

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    You're pretty cool. Nothing wrong with this level of donation - it will help immensely! You will have my gratitude, and will be mentioned on my web site as a donor. Thank you!

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    Finally, I will give five composition and/or guitar lessons in person (within 50 miles) or over Skype to you, or anyone that you would like.

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    I will give five composition and/or guitar lessons in person (within 50 miles) or over Skype to you, or anyone that you would like.

    Finally, I will perform a concert of solo guitar music in your home, within a 150 mile radius of Terre Haute, IN, or anywhere with travel and accommodation costs covered.

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    Commission me!!! If you're a performer, ensemble or music lover, this is a perfect opportunity to commission me to write a new piece of music. The piece can be for your solo concert, or your ensemble. It can be instrumental or vocal. It's up to you!

    You will receive a mention on my web site as a donor, a signed copy of the CD, AND a free download of an unreleased track! In addition, your name will be printed on the CD jacket in the thanks section, and you will receive a copy of the album on 12" vinyl, with cover art by your choice of the aforementioned artists.

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