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I'm raising money to cover the costs of my 4th studio album. With your help, this album could possibly be the best thing ever made.

On the 7th day of my fundraiser I have almost doubled my goal!  Thank you for your support!  Because of your generosity I am planning to start a few new projects to promote the album, including:

A music video for my song, 'Faith in a Man' by Synthetic PictureHaus

A covers album EP (maybe full length, depending on the time and money I have at the end of this whole process!)

Two guaranteed tours OUTSIDE of Colorado with the band!

Any extra money I make from this project will fund these extra ideas and any expenses that come up along the way!  Thank you for supporting me and ACTUALLY, REALLY showing your support by putting your money into my project and what I do. 

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On day three of the fundraiser we reached $10,000!!!
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On day one of the fundraiser we raised $6,000 in 6 HOURS!!
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KICKSTARTER STORY:

This kickstarter campaign is a chance for me to raise money to cover the costs of my 4th coming album, 'Like a King.'  This album features 13 brand new songs, some of which were written in the last year and some which were written long ago! The new album will be professionally recorded and packaged-with new photographs, lyrics and liner notes!  I have been working on 'Like a King' for the last few months and am very excited to announce it's release date is June 5th, 2012!  

If you've never recorded an album before, here are some of the expenses that go into making and releasing one:
Recording and studio time
Paying to have the album mastered
Paying the musicians who played on the album
Paying to have the album printed and pressed
Paying to get the album copyrighted
Paying to have the album promoted by a publicist
Paying the album artwork artist and photographer
Paying the videographers
Paying to have the album distributed to online stores
AND a bunch of other little costs and expenses that pop up out of nowhere!

I am an independent musician.  I don't have the backing of a record label or any fancy people giving me loans to pay for this project.  I appreciate you pre-ordering the album and buying these items now, because it will ensure I have enough money to pay for all the expenses as they come along in the process.  I am a full time musician, so my only income is the money I make on CD sales and from playing shows. (This is an AMAZING thing, but it doesn't leave me with a lot of extra money to save up and put towards these big purchases.)

KICKSTARTER RULES: You will not be charged until I meet my goal of $5,000.  If I do not reach my goal I will not receive any money and you will not be charged.  If I reach or surpass my goal of $6,000, you will be charged for what you pledged and the items you purchased will be shipped to you by the estimated delivery date listed in the description. 

SIDE NOTE: Don't get me wrong, guys, there are a lot of things going on in the world today and there have got to be a billion other people who need this money more than I do.  Please put down whatever you see fit.  I'm not curing cancer or doing anything too brilliant.  I'm just making music and if you've got a little extra to help me do that, I appreciate it!

Finally, thank you for supporting me on kickstarter now and especially during my last few years as a full time musician!  Your interest in my songs and videos on youtube, your attendance at the shows I play, and the way you've let my music into your lives and shared it with your friends and family has made my job as a musician possible (and really fun!).  Thank you so much for that gift! I hope you like the new album!

If you have any questions/comments or words of wisdom, please email: 
danielleatethesandwich@gmail.com

(The song featured in the video will be on the new album! It's called 'Faith in a Man')

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    DONATION-You can give any amount of money you want to help this project! It will be considered a donation and you will not get anything in return...except for the satisfaction of helping a beautiful and VERY talented young woman.

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    STICKER that reads "I helped keep Danielle Ate the Sandwich off the streets." This is a black and white sticker that measures 5.5" X1.5"

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    AUTOGRAPHED HEADSHOT-Danielle will autograph a silly 4X6 'headshot' of herself and send it to you in the mail. There are 5 possible photos to choose from! Buy all five, create an elaborate story about how I'm your girlfriend and your parents might finally believe you're not gay!

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    RINGTONE-download a link to install 5 different ringtones on your smart phone! These will be little songs and phrases created by Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

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    POSTCARD FROM THE ROAD-Danielle will send you a postcard from somewhere as she is touring the USA this Spring and Summer 2012-It will have a personal and unique message written just for you!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new 13 track album 'Like a King'. A download link will be emailed to you when the album releases in June 2012.

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    ALBUM PREORDER-one autographed copy of the new album 'Like A King.' (13 brand new tracks, lyrics insert included) (shipping to US and Canada included-international add $5)

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    DID ME A SOLID T-SHIRT: white shirt/black ink-hand drawn cartoon Danielle wearing a crown with a quote bubble that reads "You really did me a solid." Available in Mens S-XXXL. Also includes an autographed copy of the new album 'Like a King.'

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    DEMO EP + NEW ALBUM-This package includes a 5 song demo EP of unreleased first draft recordings. These songs were Danielle's first versions of 5 of the new songs. In this package you also get a copy of the new album 'Like a King.' (shipping to US and Canada included-international add $5)

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    MUSIC VIDEO DVD-Limited Edition DVD of the new music video for ‘Faith in Man’ autographed by Danielle and the crew of Synthetic Picturehaus, with bonus footage and an exclusive blooper reel + a copy of the new album 'Like a King.'

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    Be an extra on the set of Danielle’s new music video! Your name will appear in the credits! Video will be shot in Golden, CO, in April 2012-Date and exact time TBD.

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    CUSTOM RINGTONE-tell Danielle what to say or sing and she'll email you an mp3 to install on your phone as a ringtone + you get a link to download the custom ringtones listed above. (max ringtone is 40 seconds long)

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    PLAYBOY PRIZE: You get 1 sticker, 1 autographed 'headshot', 1 download link to the DATS ringtones, 1 digital download of the new album, 1 copy of the EP and 1 copy of the New Album, 'Like a King.' (All material items can be autographed.)

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    BEHIND THE SCENES STUDIO SET: You will receive a set of lyric sheets scribbled with my notes, three different rough mixes of the songs, illustrating the recording process and how we got from the start to the end. This set also includes photos from the recording studio, a little note from me about the studio experience, one autographed copy of the 5 song demo EP and one autographed copy of the new album 'Like a King.' (shipping to US and Canada included-international add $10)

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    JUNK BAG OF TREASURES-One man's trash is another man's treasure! For this reward Danielle will pick random and crazy items she thinks are worthy of the title "treasures!" Each junk bag features 1-3 random items, a reusable DATS tote bag, an autographed 4X6 'headshot' of Danielle, a handwritten note explaining why she picked the junk that she did for you and a copy of the new album, 'Like a King.' (shipping to US and Canada included-international add $10)

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    PEN PALS-Danielle will be your pen pal and send you a total of 3 hand written letters. She will write you every month, for three months. (2 pages guaranteed, each letter-one letter guaranteed per month) This deal also includes an autographed copy of the new album, 'Like a King' (arriving in June)!

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    PERSONALIZED SANDWICH RECIPE-Danielle will create a sandwich based on your name and facts that you supply. She will also make a youtube cooking video where she will make your sandwich and personally thank you in the video! (plus an autographed copy of the new album 'Like a King')

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    ONE MINUTE SONG: Danielle will write and record a personalized song for you! It will be no less than 60 seconds. The finished song will be sent to you in an email as an mp3. You will also get an autographed copy of the new album ‘Like a King.’

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    YOUTUBE COVER VIDEO-Are you sick of asking me to cover a song and me continually ignoring you? Now’s your change to FORCE me to cover a song that you like, but that I don’t! Your request will be covered by me and uploaded on YouTube by June 2012! I will also do a personal shout out to you in this video! I will take the song suggestion but will cover it in my own style! (plus you get an autographed copy of the new album 'Like a King')

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    SLOPPY SECONDS YOUTUBE COVER-Here's another chance to force me to cover your favorite song and make a youtube video out of it. (It is more than the cost of the last batch of youtube covers, so those early birds get to keep their worms!) Includes autographed copy of the new album, 'Like a King.'

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    YOUTUBE VIDEO DUET! Let's use the internet to make a YouTube video of us singing a duet! I can edit the footage and upload it to my youtube channel, but you will need the equipment and the know how to record your song and video files and send them to me through email! (You can suggest the song you'd like to sing.) Includes a copy of the new album 'Like a King.'

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    TENOR KALA UKULELE-This instrument was played by me in a few YouTube videos and used in the recording of my 2010 release, Two Bedroom Apartment. I can autograph it, draw on it or just leave it plain and "wood-y" (you also get an autographed copy of the new album 'Like a King') (Ukulele info: KA-STE-C Tenor Cutaway w/ EQ, case included) (International Shipping add $100)

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