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Help Eric John Kaiser go record his new album in Gaspésie in Québec / Aidez Eric John Kaiser à enregistrer son prochain album au Québec
Eric John Kaiser new album "Made in Gaspésie" charted #14 in the Billboard World Chart, the week of it's release! Thanks to all for your support
Eric John Kaiser new album "Made in Gaspésie" charted #14 in the Billboard World Chart, the week of it's release! Thanks to all for your support
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WE DID IT ! WE PASSED OUR GOAL! MERCI MERCI MERCI...THANKS TO ALL THE INCREDIBLE SUPPORTERS THAT TOOK US OVER 100%. THANKS TO THOSE SUPPORTERS I'M GOING TO QUÉBEC TO RECORD MY NEW ALBUM! I'M SO GRATEFUL.  

NOW WITH THE FEW HOURS LEFT WE GET TO SHOOT FOR THE STARS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO FUND A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE ALBUM ($1500) AND COVER MARKETING COSTS THAT COME WITH THE RELEASE OF THIS NEW ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER (AD CAMPAIGN, PRESS AND RADIO PROMOTION...$3000). AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST, WITHOUT A RECORD DEAL THIS WILL HELP A LOT 

Bonjour! My name is Eric John Kaiser. I'm a French Singer Songwriter exploring the US and Canada one French song at a time, and I need your help to record my new album in Québec

I am a full time, independent, French singer songwriter originally from Paris, France (now based in Portland, Oregon since 2006) exploring the USA and Canada one French song at a time… I make a living playing music and take care of my own booking, marketing, production and promotion. It's a lot of work but I love it. 

Last June I was selected and received a grant from the "Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques" (a non-profit based in Québec) with the help of l'ANIM. As the only French speaking artist from the USA, I got to go and attend a workshop and perform at an incredible festival called "Festival en chansons of Petite-Vallée" in Gaspésie, North-East of Québec. There, I met a famous record producer Guillaume Arsenault and a wonderful blues-rock singer songwriter Jonny Arsenault who was just featured on The Voice in Québec. 

Jonny Arsenault & Eric John Kaiser
Jonny Arsenault & Eric John Kaiser

After our collaboration ended last summer, we talked about the possibility of doing an album together. My next album! This will be an incredible opportunity for me and I need your help to make it happen. Most of my songs are in French and recording an album in Québec, in such a vibrant music scene, would be an incredible opportunity for me and hopefully open many doors and take my career to the next level. I could then present it to bookers in Québec and record labels in Montreal to get help with promotion and distribution.  

What I need & What you get

My last 3 albums have been recorded here in Portland, Oregon. Going over to Québec to record this next one would represent a big challenge for me and there are higher stakes. I need to pay for 

  • Plane tickets (over $600), 
  • Lodging (TBD)
  • The studio in Québec ($400/day). 
  • The producer's time ($3000), 
  • Professional session musicians (as much as I can afford)
  • Mixing ($2000) once the album is done, 
  • Mastering ($700), 
  • CD duplication ($2000) 
  • Distribution... 

If I get more money that what I'm trying to raise, it will help me with promotional costs (to pay for a graphic designer to do the cover art, a Public Relations agents here in the US to promote the release, for ads, for touring...)

USB Baguette
USB Baguette

In return for your contributions you will receive anything from

  • An advanced digital download of the album before it's release as well as acoustic demos of the song.
  • A signed CD with a hand written note that I will send directly to your home
  • Your name on the liner notes
  • A T-shirt with a French Hamburger on it
  • A hand made flash drive shapped like a baguette with on it all my 4 previous albums. 
  • An acoustic concert in your own living room
  • A signed guitar (the one I used to tour in Louisiana). Better than a live crocodile right ? 
  • Tickets to an exclusive solo CD Release Party
  • Get to play a song on stage with me and my band at our CD Release show
  • and MUCH MUCH MORE... (check out the rewards on the right -->)

KEEP IN MIND IT'S ALL OR NOTHING. IF I DON'T REACH MY GOAL I RECEIVE NOTHING (and if the campaign is not funded it will not cost you anything) SO THIS IS WHY I'M ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.

IF I MEET MY GOAL, the extra dollars will help me invest in marketing to promote the release of the album. 

I'm not alone

Being an independent musician, 

I'm always used to doing everything on my own as much as possible, so asking for your help and support isn't easy. It makes me feel very vulnerable. But I still need to give you a chance to do it if you want. To be part of my team and of this new adventure. Making records is my life, it's why I've been doing this all this time. Your help pushes me to continue to do what I'm doing. It gives a meaning to everything. I can't do it without you. 

Kicktarter is not an investment or charity. It is an exchange: fans help fund the project, and in exchange get rewards directly from me.

If you have any questions, please do contact me at: ericjohn@ericjohnkaiser.com

Thanks for your incredible support,

Eric John Kaiser
"French Troubadour"
http://www.ericjohnkaiser.com

NOUS Y SOMMES ARRIVÉS! MERCI MERCI MERCI... GRÂCE À TOUTES LES PERSONNES QUI ONT CONTRIBUÉ, NOUS AVONS ATTEINT 100% DE MON OBJECTIF. JE VAIS POUVOIR ALLER AU QUÉBEC ENREGISTRER MON PROCHAIN DISQUE! J'EN SUIS TELLEMENT RECONNAISSANT. 

TOUS LES FONDS RÉCOLTÉS POUR LES QUELQUES HEURES QUI RESTENT ME PERMETTRONT DE PAYER POUR FAIRE UN CLIP VIDÉO ($1500)ET POUR LES FRAIS MARKETING RELATIFS À LA SORTIE DE CE NOUVEAU DISQUE (CAMPAGNE DE PUBS, EMBAUCHE D'UN ATTACHÉ DE PRESSE...$3000) EN TANT QU'ARTISTE AUTO-PRODUIT SANS MAISON DE DISQUE CELA M'AIDERA ÉNORMÉMENT. 

Bonjour,

Je suis un fabriquant de chansons, un musicien français, auto-produit. Je suis originaire de Paris, et maintenant basé à Portland dans l'Oregon sur la Côte Ouest des USA depuis 2006. Je m'occupe moi-même de trouver mes dates de concerts, de financer mes enregistrements et de faire mon marketing et ma promotion. J'arrive à vivre modestement de ma musique. 

En juin dernier j'ai eu la joie d'avoir une bourse du "Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques" avec l'aide de l'ANIM, pour aller jouer en Gaspésie au Québec au festival en chansons de Petite-Vallée. J'ai été le seul artiste francophone a avoir été sélectionné. Là-bas j'ai rencontré le producteur artistique "Guillaume Arsenault", et le guitariste de blues Rock "Jonny Arsenault" qui vient de faire l'émission "La Voix" au Québec. Nous nous sommes découverts beaucoup de points communs et sommes devenus amis. Nous avons également parlé de faire un disque ensemble. Mon prochain album! 

EJK on porch
EJK on porch

Mais, si j’arrive à vivre au quotidien de ma passion musicale, cela ne suffit pas pour réaliser un CD. Je cherche à collecter de l'argent pour financer ce 5ème album qui va me coûter plus de 12 000$ à enregistrer.

L’intérêt de produire cet album au Québec est multiple. J’aurai d’une part une distribution au Québec et d’autre part un tourneur qui me trouvera des concerts. En tant qu'artiste indépendant, cela représente beaucoup. Ce serait une opportunité de carrière formidable pour moi et l'occasion de jouer plus régulièrement devant un public francophone, ce qui n'est pas toujours le cas ici dans l'Oregon. Je sollicite votre aide pour que cette opportunité de carrière devienne réalité et me permette de continuer à créer et à diffuser ma musique.

Ce dont j'ai besoin & Ce que vous recevrez

Cet argent servira principalement à payer pour:

  • Mon billet d'avion (Plus de $700) 
  • Le logement
  • L'enregistrement d'un album de qualité en studio au Québec et le financement des heures de studio (400$/jour), 
  • Le paiement de l'ingénieur du son (40$/h), 
  • Le paiement du directeur artistique (3000$), 
  • Le paiement des musiciens. 

et par la suite le mixage ($2000), le mastering ($700), la création de CD (2000$), la distribution...CETTE CAMPAGNE EST BASÉE SUR UNE SYSTEME DE TOUT OU RIEN. SI JE N'ATTEINS PAS MON BUT, JE NE TOUCHE RIEN (et cela ne vous coûte rien)

Studio Tracadièche
Studio Tracadièche

En échange de votre générosité et de votre soutien vous pouvez recevoir différentes contreparties qui sont toutes listées sur cette page (recevez par exemple chez vous un CD dédicacé avant qu'il ne soit disponible dans le commerce, une clé USB avec toute ma musique, ayez votre nom dans le livret, je vous écris une chanson, etc...).

SI j'atteins mon but, l'argent récoltée en plus me permettra d'investir dans une campagne marketing pour faire la promotion du nouveau disque. 

Grâce à vous...

...je ne suis pas tout seul dans cette aventure. Ecrire des chansons représente beaucoup pour moi. Pouvoir les partager avec vous, donne un sens à tout ce que je fais. Cela me ferait très plaisir que vous fassiez partis de cette nouvelle aventure musicale avec moi. Grâce à vous tout cela deviendrait une réalité. 

Kickstarter n'est pas un site d'investissements ou de charité. Il fonctionne sur un système d'échange. De l'argent collecté en échange de contreparties. L'argent me revient directement.

Si je dépasse cet objectif financier, cela me servira à financer les coûts de promotion et de marketing de l'album.

Si vous avez des questions n'hésitez pas à me contacter sur: ericjohn@ericjohnkaiser.com

Merci de tout coeur pour votre soutien,

Eric John Kaiser 
"French Troubadour" 
http://www.ericjohnkaiser.com

Risks and challenges

If I'm able to raise more than $12 000, the money will go towards paying for promotion and marketing expenses for the album - Si j'arrive à recevoir plus de $12 000, l'argent servira à financer la promotion et le marketing pour la sortie de l'album.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    3 SONGS FROM THE ALBUM & ACOUSTIC DEMOS: Receive 3 songs of the new album by email before it's released + the acoustic demos of the songs on the album
    (3 PREMIERES CHANSONS & DÉMOS: Recevez par email avant leur sortie officielle, les trois premiers titres de mon nouvel album)

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    DELUXE DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM: Receive a download of my entire new album + the acoustic demos + any unreleased bonus tracks + a PDF with the cover art and the lyrics, (just for you!) by email before it's released
    (TELECHARGEMENT DE L'ALBUM EN VERSION DE LUXE: Recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie, mon nouvel album à télécharger + les démos acoustiques + les chansons inédites qui ne sont pas en vente dans le commerce + le pdf avec la pochette et les paroles, juste pour vous!)

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    LIMITED CD ALBUM EDITION: Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)
    (CD EN VERSION LIMITÉE: Recevez chez vous un CD édition limité dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale avec un petit mot perso écrit à la main et un autocollant) + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger (avec démos et titres inédits), juste pour vous!

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    LIMITED EDITION CD & HANDWRITTEN LYRICS & TABS OF THE SONGS: Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + hand written lyrics by me with the guitar chords of 3 songs on the album (you choose which ones) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)
    (CD EDITION LIMITÉE AVEC LES PAROLES ET TABLATURES ECRITES À LA MAIN: Recevez chez vous un CD édition limitée dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale avec un petit mot perso écrit à la main et un autocollant) + les paroles et les accords de guitare de 3 chansons de l'album écrites à la main par mes soins + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger (avec démos et titres inédits), juste pour vous!

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    CD RELEASE SHOW: 1 ticket for my exclusive Solo CD Release Show in Portland Saturday Sept 24th (limited seating) + Receive a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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    LIMITED EDITION CD & T-SHIRT: Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + a limited edition T-Shirt + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)
    (CD EDITION LIMITÉE & T-SHIRT: Recevez chez vous un CD édition limitée dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale avec un petit mot perso écrit à la main et un autocollant) + un T-shirt édition limitée + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger (avec démos et titres inédits), juste pour vous!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    FRENCH GUITAR LESSON: 1 hour Guitar Lesson in French, or in English if you want, at the location of your choice (in the PDX Metro area) + Receive a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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    USB BAGUETTE: Receive a hand made USB shaped Baguette or croissant (with all my 5 albums and 4 Eps) + Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a postcard and a sticker) + Receive a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a postcard and a sticker) + + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

    (CLÉ USB EN FORME DE BAGUETTE OU DE CROISSANT: Recevez une clé USB en forme de baguette, ou de croissant, contenant mes 5 albums ainsi que mes 4 CDs 4 titres + recevez chez vous un CD édition limitée dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale et un autocollant) + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger + les inédits)

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    The "MERCI BEAUCOUP" Reward: You name will be in the thank you notes on the CD and I will sing your name on the thank you track of the album + Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

    (SPECIALE DÉDICACE: Je vous fais une spéciale dédicace et cite votre nom sur la chanson de remerciements de l'album + votre nom apparaitra dans le livret du CD+ Recevez chez vous un CD édition limitée dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale avec un petit mot perso écrit à la main et un autocollant) + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger (avec démos et titres inédits), juste pour vous!

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    CROISSANTS & COFFEE DELIVERY at our office: I will deliver hot coffee and French croissants at your office (PDX Metro area) and a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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    SERENADE IN FRENCH: I'll serenade the person of your choice in French (for 3 songs) at the location of your choice at the office for Valentine's Day ? for a surprise birthday ? (in the PDX Metro area, Hood River and Salem) + Receive (direct to your home) a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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    Pledge $700 or more About $700

    CHEESY FRENCH HOUSE CONCERT: 2 hour house show at your home or at the location of your choice (in the PDX Metro area, Hood River and Salem) & I will bring my Raclette Grill and some French Raclette Cheese to melt it in for 6 to 8 people + Receive a signed limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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    YOUR SONG: I will compose, write and record a song just for you on the subject of your choice or for the person of your choice + get a limited edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

    VOTRE CHANSON: Je compose et enregistre rien que pour vous ou pour la personne de votre choix, une chanson. Vous choisissez vous même le thème + Recevez chez vous un CD édition limitée dédicacé de mon nouvel album (avec inclus une carte postale avec un petit mot perso écrit à la main et un autocollant) + recevez par email en avant première avant sa sortie l'album complet à télécharger (avec démos et titres inédits), juste pour vous!

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    FRENCH DANCE PARY : 2 hour house show at your home or at the location of your choice (in the PDX Metro area, Hood River and Salem) with my full band & after we are done playing I will do the DJ for you. We will provide the sound system. + get a limited ed edition CD of my new album (including a hand written postcard and a sticker) + get a download of the album before it's released by email (with Demos and unreleased tracks)

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