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This project was successfully funded on September 22, 2012.
We've Surpassed the Bieber Level; 3 Ways to Celebrate!
Thank you so very much, backers! We've funded the goal on the project, which means you'll have the necessary features to write out a basic song!
We've heard this is the point where Kickstarters become silent, where few updates are given as a mysterious development process happens behind the scenes. Then, one day, much later than promised, rewards are fulfilled unexpectedly. There are even horror stories of Kickstarters that never deliver on their promises!
Worry not, backers! You have chosen well; read on to see 3 things that await you.
1. Transparency in Software Development: The Next Iteration Is Up!
We want to be living proof that software development should be focused first and foremost on the actual user experience. As the most forward-thinking early adopters, you've literally put your money where your mouth is. You deserve to see progress. We invite you to try out Liederboard at any stage in our development process.
In that spirit, we have uploaded our current iteration on Liederboard. In this version...
--- Pitches! ---
Hold down Q, W, E, R, T, Y, U, I, or O while notes are written. Those notes will appear at the pitches of E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, and F on the staff.
Backers, you have earned the first claim to feedback via comments on this Kickstarter project or direct messages to Danny. Try to write your songs out; we believe you're the best ones to tell us what you need next!
2. We Will Start Fulfilling Rewards!
Congratulations! You funded our project in less than a week, so we're going to mirror that speed -- not just with the iterations on features, but by putting up your names! Expect backer-specific messages to obtain the name, website, or picture you want linked.
As our first $1,500, you will be placed toward the top of your respective contribution sections. Future backers will be listed lower in their respective contribution sections.
That means that if you know friends and musicians who want the higher spots in their respective sections, you may want to tell them to support sooner rather than later.
3. A Cover Photo Is Now Available for You!
I am elated to see this goal fulfilled and excited to see where this project's community will take it next. Do you realize that you've basically told the software industry: "Hey! Music creation is worth at least $1,500 a week" -- even with just the promise of an idea from a single developer armed only with his friends and an ambitious vision? Good job!
Perhaps you're even one of those that has experienced when American schools didn't support the arts as much as you just did. We've all heard of budget cuts affecting music programs, and high school marching bands talk about high turnover among band directors whose resource requests are constantly rejected.
Even if music is eliminated from our schools, you've taken Liederboard one step closer to keeping music in future musicians' lives. Thanks to backers Mei Dean Francis and Spencer Hom, we have a way to convey that in a beautiful graphic featuring the Mountain View High School Entertainment Corps in El Monte, California.
Do you have some great ideas about how this project could affect your life or those around you? Are you an artist with similar music problems you've cleverly depicted? Send it to us! We love hearing from our community as we continue past the Williams level!