If you're a fan of Dynamo, then you might realize, like ya, that we haven’t recorded anything in a hot minute. You might also know that for each of our past three albums, we recorded live in front of an in-studio audience. The aim of this was to create a live show atmosphere and energy, as well as to cut down recording costs through ticket sales of these live performances. For this next record, however, we want to stray away from trying to capture our live performances in studio, and instead create a brand new musical experience for us an our listeners.
As you might expect, this sort of project is rather expensive, and we don't have the luxury of a label backing to help us with costs, so we're turning to you, our amazing fans, who have supported us in so many ways.
So you can see how your donation will be put to use, here is our tentative budget breakdown
- $5,000 - 5 full days of recording at Nashville's Sound Emporium
- $6,000 - Engineer/producer
- $1,500 - Assistant Engineer
- $10,500 - Additional Musicians (strings, horns, BGVs)
- $12,500 - Mixing
- $1,500 - Mastering
Promotion & Distribution
- $1,500 - Physical CD pressing (1,000 CDs)
- $2,500 - Physical Vinyl pressing (500 LPs)
- $500 - Artwork
- $8,000 - PR and Promotion/Marketing
- $1,500 - New merch campaign
We realize this looks like a crazy amount, but if you tally everything up, we actually need more than we're asking, especially considering the 10% that Kickstarter and credit card fees take up. And yes, it is possible to do a record for cheaper, which we've done, but we really want this project to be special and to sound of the highest quality, and that demands professionals of the highest caliber. So we can’t thank you enough for your support and we really think your contribution will be well worth it. THANK YOU!!
Risks and challenges
The only risk to us is not having the project funded. All of the hired personnel are lined up and rearing to go! So barring some major catastrophe, this project will be completed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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