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We are soooo excited to be working on our very first EP! We are a family, country-pop trio and can't wait to share our music with you!
50 backers pledged $8,500 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story:

Hello fellow Kick Starters! We are an up and coming country/pop trio called ARTEN WAY. Our group consists of Jadyn and Jaclyn (who are sisters) and Blake (who is Jaclyn’s hubby). How did we come up with the name “ARTEN WAY” you ask? Well...AR is for Arkansas because that’s where Blake is from and TEN is for...yup you guessed it...TN because that’s where Jadyn and Jaclyn grew up :) All of us were raised in musical families, getting our start by singing/playing in the church. We take pride in writing our own material and coming up with/arranging our vocal parts. We’ve got song topics ranging from sweet/romantic love songs...to funny/quirky relationship challenges...to tying up and throwing a cheating lover into a bathtub (all in fun of course haha)...to moments of desperation and wondering why sometimes you feel like God isn’t listening to you cry out. We all feel a range of emotions on a daily basis, so we try to write in that same fashion...hoping people can connect and relate. In all seriousness, music is more than a fun hobby for us, it’s our calling. We want to be the voice for those who are struggling, we want to be the laughter that reminds people to enjoy life, we want to be the encouragement to chase dreams and we want to be the positive light that emits hope. Music is the most amazing outlet to connect with people! We feel so blessed to even have the opportunity to share our story and goals with you. Any financial contribution would be greatly appreciated. WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! With your help we vow to pour our blood, sweat and tears into this project and deliver an EP that WE can ALL be proud to have been a part of. They say “Team work makes the dream work” and that statement couldn’t be more true! We thank you in advance for your help in bringing our project to life :)

OUR GOAL:

To make a professional 7 song EP (Producers Phil Madeira, Lynn Nichols & Brad Hill, Live Players, Mixing, Mastering, etc), A new photo shoot for album artwork/Web (Photographer, hair and makeup artist, studio/location) and a budget for printing/promotional purposes (via itunes, Facebook, Youtube, etc). Although we actually need a minimum of $13,500, we are setting our goal at $8,500 ($5,000 less) in hopes of airing on the safe side. As you know, with Kick Starter it’s all or nothing. In order to make this happen we NEED to raise AT LEAST this $8,500. Anything over $13,500 would be an additional blessing because we would have funding for real promotion, marketing, maybe even additional songs and a music video! We can't possibly thank you enough for considering to believe and support us!!

Risks and challenges

As with all things in life, obstacles sometimes arise out of your control. The biggest "risk" might be a slight delay in timing (Production, Mixing, Mastering etc can sometimes take a little longer than expected). However, we feel we have given an extremely reasonable time-line and hope to in fact deliver EARLY!

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    A personal thank you on Facebook/Twitter and a free digital download of our new single ONE WEEK before it's available to the public.

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    A personalized copy of our full EP (digital or physical CD) , PLUS the thank you on Facebook/Twitter and a free digital download of our new single ONE WEEK before it’s available to the public.

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    THE BRONZE PACKAGE: You get to vote and help us choose our first single! You get an ADDITIONAL free download of an acoustic (never before released) song, PLUS the signed copy of our full EP, the thank you on Facebook/Twitter, and the free digital download of the new single ONE WEEK before it’s available to the public.

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    THE SILVER PACKAGE: An ARTEN WAY T-shirt, PLUS all that is included in The Bronze Package.

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    THE A.R.P. PACKAGE! You and a guest get to come out and join us at our ALBUM RELEASE PARTY. We will perform, get to meet you in person and you can mingle with the producers, musicians and industry people who helped bring this project (and others such as The Band Perry, Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne & more) to life! PLUS, all that is included in the Silver Package.

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    THE GOLD PACKAGE: Personal letters from all three band members, behind the scenes photos and a signed 5x7 show postcard. PLUS, all that is included in The Silver Package.

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    THE PLATINUM PACKAGE: Free Admission for 2 to any show within the next 12 months, plus before and after backstage access/time with the band. PLUS, all that is included in The Gold Package.

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    THE DEDICATED TO YOU PACKAGE: A video recording of a song OF YOUR CHOICE dedicated to you and released on YouTube. Choose a cover, one of our songs, Happy Birthday, pretty much whatever!! PLUS, all that is included in The Platinum Package.

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    THE PERSONAL SESSION PACKAGE: Quality time with the band, digitally through Skype, or in person if you’re coming through the Nashville area. You can choose Q&A, interviews, lunch, etc. PLUS, all that is included in The Platinum Package.

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    ACOUSTIC HOUSE SHOW: We will come play a 90 minute acoustic show for your family, pals, or occasion of choice anywhere within 120 miles of Nashville. (If PA is needed, must be provided. Anywhere outside of 120 miles of Nashville, travel compensation and housing must be provided). PLUS, all that is included in The Platinum Package.

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    A DAY IN THE STUDIO: You get to hang in the studio during a live session here in Nashville! Whether we’re working on vocals, instruments, or tweaking song lyrics...you get to be there and see how that process goes first hand! PLUS, all that is included in the Platinum Package.

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    THE SUPER STAR PACKAGE! Not only do you get to come hang with us in the studio, you get to BE ON A SONG!!! Whether it's doing some background singing or helping us lay down some live “hand claps” or whistles…or an instrument…you will be involved! PLUS, all that is included in the Platinum Package.

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    THE CO ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE! We get to hang at the studio AND you get your name listed on our EP in the credits! PLUS, all that is included in the Platinum Package.

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    THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE! Ob-vi-ous-ly you're hanging with us and our producers at the studio! But you also get YOUR NAME listed as an executive producer! You might even get a few tears of joy from us lol PLUS, all that is included in the Platinum Package.

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