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All we need now is money for mastering, mixing, promoting, and printing, so we're reaching out to get it finished!
All we need now is money for mastering, mixing, promoting, and printing, so we're reaching out to get it finished!
189 backers pledged $10,120 to help bring this project to life.

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Our music is raw and simple, but genuine. In our case, we hope that is our advantage.


As a duo, we are pretty used to doing things ourselves. We still hand manufacture our old EP's! So this time around, we've chosen a few good musicians, some generous friends/artists, and a couple professionals to make this Album a work of art.



We've recorded 12 songs that will be released on the Album. The Album will be called Mantra, named after one of the tracks on the album. 


With the funding we hope to compensate our mixing engineer and our mastering engineer, have our cd's manufactured by a company, and have the album professionally promoted. We have our engineers picked out, our album art is almost complete, and we are still looking into who will promote it for us.

http://cicadarhythm.org/

https://www.facebook.com/cicadarhythmmusic?ref=br_tf

We hope that the Album will encourage people to seek us out at and come to a live show, and we hope that people who already do come to our shows can enjoy these songs at their leisure. It will be our life line to have something concrete, with all of this cumulative hard work in it, when we are performing and travelling. We can't wait to see and hear the finished product, and we can't wait to make you part of our story!

Wondering where the money is going? Read below

$4000 to $5000 will go to mixing the 12 songs. The mixing will be done Duane Lundy at shangri-la studios out of Lexington Kentucky. $1000 will go to mastering the 12 songs. The mastering will be done by Rodney Mills at Rodney Mills Mastering House in Atlanta Ga. $1000 will go to printing. We will print 1000 CDs through Disc Makers. What ever is left from the budget will go to promotion. Promotions agencies get things on radio and in magazines and other social media outlets. Kickstarter takes 5% of what we make and Amazon payments take 4% to 5% too. So if we make the $8000 goal then kickstarter and Amazon get $720 to $750 by default. So ideally we will have around $1000 for PR but it may end up being around $250 which should suffice for 1 month of promotion.

Rewards!

Digital downloads or Physical copies of the Full Length Album, Mantra.

Cicada Rhythm T Shirt (comes in black and white)

Hand-Made CR Bottle cap magnets!

Risks and challenges

I think the biggest challenge we have before us, since we aren't with a label, is successfully promoting the Album. This will have been the single most ambitious thing we have taken a chance on. But we have integrated the Atlanta music scene enough to know who to talk to about getting the music out there. And if that fails, we will do what we do best, which is playing every show we can get our hands on and showing off our finished project with pride and glowing faces!

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    A personal thank you card from Andrea and Dave.

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    A digital download of the newly released album.

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    A physical copy of the new album mailed promptly, and directly to you.

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    A signed physical copy of the new album, plus a signed poster and a hand made bottle cap magnet.

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    A Cicada Rhythm newly designed T-shirt, autographed physical copy of new album, and a hand made bottle cap magnet.

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    A private personal lesson with either Dave or Andrea over skype, or in our home, and a digital dowload of the new album.

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    Two tickets to a show of your choosing, A Cicada Rhythm T-shirt, a signed poster, and a signed copy of the new Album.

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    A lengthy coffee date with Cicada Rhythm, a personalized thank you letter, a mention in the credits of the album, A signed copy of the album and poster, a Newly designed T-shirt, and a hand made bottle cap magnet.

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    A private show with Cicada Rhythm (within Georgia), a signed copy of the New album, and a poster created with the date and place of the event.

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    A private show with Cicada Rhythm (within the southeast), a signed copy of the New album, and a poster created with the date and place of the event.

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    A private show with Cicada Rhythm (within the southeast), a signed copy of the New album, a poster created with the date and place of the event, a signed T-shirt, a hand made bottle cap magnet, and a mention in the credits of the album.

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    A private show with Cicada Rhythm anywhere within the USA, a signed copy of the New album, and a poster created with the date and place of the event.

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    Dinner party and private, recorded, live, performance with Cicada Rhythm anywhere within the USA. If you're in Atlanta, we'll cook for you in our home. You get all the physical goodies promised above plus a chance to get to know us AND we will love you forever!

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    Become our executive producer for our next album! Be featured in our next music video. Get a special song written inspired by you. Get all the goodies above!

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