$3,316
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58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 16 2018 9:48 PM UTC +00:00
$3,316
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 16 2018 9:48 PM UTC +00:00

About

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

Recording:

  • $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)

Post Production:

  • $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

Merchandise

  • $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.

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Support

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    Dynamo Sticker and Thank You Card

    Get a Dynamo sticker and personalized thank you card delivered to your home

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    Exclusive Digital Copy of New Record

    Get an early digital copy of the new record before it's official release date

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    Private Dynamo Concert

    Those who pledge $50 and above will receive an access code linking you to a private online Dynamo performance.

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    Signed Vinyl & Exclusive T-shirt

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    CD/Poster Bundle

    Get physical copies of our first three CDs ("Live at Oceanway," "Find Your Way," "Celina") and a signed poster featuring the new album artwork.

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    Private Video Lesson or Interview

    Get an exclusive experience from one of our band members by selecting one of the following

    Ryan Connors - piano, song writing, arranging
    Josh Blaylock - synth, Logic
    Zachariah Witcher - bass, life advice
    Ross McReynolds - drums, golf swing
    Nate Felty - drums, general automotive maintenance
    Kevin Gatzke - saxophone, horn arranging, how to solve a Rubik’s Cube
    Andrew Golden - trumpet, Russian
    Hank Born - guitar, free round of golf
    Adam McPhail - guitar, how to make mac n cheese out of the box

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    Dynamo Score and Sheet Music

    Get a physical bound score and PDFs of sheet music and lyrics to your favorite Dynamo tune

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    Pre-show Dynamo Hang!

    Hang out with us before a show in your city while we're on tour! We can grab a bite, go bowling, play laser tag, have a group therapy session.. whatever you want!

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    Cover Song Arrangement & Recording

    In the past, we've been known to put our spin on classic songs. For this pledge, you pick any song, then we will re-arrange and record it and send you a physical copy of the recording once it's complete.

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    Private Dynamo Concert

    We come to you and play 90 minutes of music for you and anyone you want to invite. Must be within 1000 miles of Nashville, TN.

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Funding period

- (30 days)