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  Support the Band – Support the Cause

This Kickstarter aims to make a unique band’s musical dream a reality. After several years of successful touring, LoveLikeViolence has been writing non-stop to produce songs for their first album. Completing this record is really special to them for a number of reasons, because they’re perfecting their sound while crafting songs with purpose and a powerful message!

A lot of you have supported LoveLikeViolence, traveled many miles to attend their shows and even spent time with Stephanie, Stephen, Tony and Nate one-on-one. So you know they’re truly a talented, dedicated band.

LoveLike Violence – To Spread Love Like People Spread Violence

The husband-and-wife team at the core of the band has united their love of music and relationship with GOD to create a high-energy, inspirational experience called LoveLikeViolence.

From small venues in their home base of Canton, Ohio, to increasingly larger churches, festivals, and concert venues worldwide, they’ve created a sound that resonates with audiences across cultures and musical genres. Stephanie and Stephen Spencer blend their voices to inspire and share their love of the world through music, bringing a message of peace with an indie rock sound that sometimes borders on ‘punk.’

The band’s name is more than catchy; it epitomizes the couple’s vision of a world made peaceful through inspirational music. Their desire to spread love with the same energy so many people use to spread violence has allowed them to communicate their joy, love of music, and GOD’s love to the masses.

Though they collaborated as a twosome for several years, the Spencers knew their journey would eventually introduce them to artists that shared their musical outlook and spiritual vision. While touring, they added two musicians to the band – bassist Nate West, and (later) drummer Tony Saffell, formally of Inhale Exhale (previously released through Red Cord/Sony Music). With two new talents integrated into the group, LoveLikeViolence's lineup and vision were complete.

They now have a strong, powerful presence across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. With thousand of followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, social media has boosted the band's presence and the love is spreading quickly.

Their Inspirational Christian Rock reaches a diverse group of fans. With a sound comparable to Evanescence, Skillet, and Paramore, original songs such as “Robot Dreams,” “Arms,” and “Skittle” have positioned LoveLikeViolence in a more mainstream way, while broadening their appeal.

“Their high-energy stage show, combined with many powerful songs, make them a must-see live band!”

Michael Graening/Alive Festival

Your Support

By making a generous donation to this campaign, you are giving LoveLike Violence the opportunity to record a breakout debut that encapsulates their musical and spiritual vision. Your gift will be supporting committed grassroots artists, giving them a chance to fulfill their creative dreams.

You will be putting faith in us through your prayer and support.

WHY 100K?

I first saw this band perform on YouTube and was blown away by their sound and even more impressed with their professionalism. With over 15 years in the music industry, including 8 years with Sony Music, I understand the process of budgeting and the costs associated with producing a record – from initial production through publicity.

There is a lot involved in producing a record, especially for independent artists without major label backing. We’ve put together a brief, bare-bones budget of $100,000, *** but we really need more.

We’ve budgeted for:

• Production, Engineering, Studio Time

• Mixing

• Mastering

• Professional Styling

• Album artwork

• Duplication/Manufacturing

• Blu-Ray/DVD Authoring & Manufacturing

• Professional Music Video Production

• Travel from Ohio to New York

• Marketing & Promotion 

• Radio Promotion 

• Distribution

• Kickstarter Fees (5%)

• Amazon Credit Card Processing Fee (3-5%)

  *However, if we do not reach our goal of $100,000, we won’t be able to make the record of our dreams and your credit card will not be charged.

LIMITED-EDITION LLV BEANIES
LIMITED-EDITION LLV BEANIES
LIMITED-EDITION #VIOLENCE T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION #VIOLENCE T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION LOVELIKE VIOLENCE T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION LOVELIKE VIOLENCE T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION LLV HEART T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION LLV HEART T-SHIRT
LIMITED-EDITION THE EVERYTHING BUNDLE
LIMITED-EDITION THE EVERYTHING BUNDLE

Help someone bring their dream to life by contributing

Other Ways You Can Show Support

Spread the word! Tell your family and friends and let them know what's going on. And take advantage of all the social networking opportunities (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, etc.) we now use to connect with one another. Please post links to Lovelikeviolence’s kickstarter page and tell the people in your life about our campaign.

My dream for LoveLike Violence is a big one...I started the process of developing the band knowing it was huge undertaking. Even still, I feel they deserve to share their talents with the world! With God's help and yours, we are committed to make this the best project possible that will richly bless the body of Christ.

Please support this initiative and share our kickstarter initiative with your friends. If we succeed, we will release our first project before the end of 2014!

Thank you for your support.

Love Always,

Akil Brown and all the supporters of the LoveLikeViolence Kickstarter campaign

***Please support this initiative and tell your friends.***

Connect with LoveLike Violence:

www.facebook.com/lovelikeviolenc

www.reverbnation.com/LoveLikeVoilence

www.soundcloud.com/lovelikeviolence-1

twitter: @lovelikviolence 

Booking: info@lovelikeviolence.net

Thanks for all your love and support!

Akil Brown is the founder/CEO of Eturnal Entertainment LLC. Eturnal Entertainment was founded on the core belief of artist development.

Eturnal Entertainment LLC is a register organizational member of the GMA (Gospel Music Association), RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), & ASCAP (American Society of Composers).

ETURNAL ENTERTAINMENT LLC

42 Broadway, Suite 12-227

New York, NY 10004

info@eturnalentertainment.com

Risks and challenges

We are recording and distributing the first album from LoveLike Violence. This means there is a lot more pressure and work on our end than normal. There are pro's and con's to releasing an album independently, but I feel that between my experience in the music industry, and LoveLike Violence's enthusiasm, talent and amazing family, friends, & fans across the globe, we will not only accomplish this project, but come out of it with the one of the greatest album's ever made.

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    {FAITH DONATION}: Show your support and spread love like violence.

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    {FAITH DONATION WITH SINGLE DOWNLOAD}: Show your support and get a digital download & artwork from LoveLike Violence.

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    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM}: LoveLike Violence digital download.

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD}: Backers only, LoveLike Violence album + Digital PDF of the lyrics, & Complete Album Artwork.

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    {LIMITED-EDITION #VIOLENCE T-SHIRT & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ALBUM} Special limited quantity to say thanks for your support!

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    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION LOVELIKE VIOLENCE CD}: Physical copy of the LoveLike Violence. Album sent to you anywhere in the world (+DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {LOVELIKE VIOLENCE POSTER & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD}: Limited Edition Poster & Digital download.

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    {SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 12" BLACK VINYL LOVELIKE VIOLENCE ALBUM}: Gorgeous limited edition of the album on 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold package. Includes lyrics and photographs. (+ DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 12" RED VINYL LOVELIKE VIOLENCE ALBUM}: Gorgeous limited edition of the album on 180 gram red vinyl in a gatefold package. Includes lyrics and photographs. (+ DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION #VIOLENCE T-SHIRT}: This t-shirt will be exclusive to Kickstarter backers and once they are shipped they will never be printed again! (+ DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION LOGO HEART LOVELIKE VIOLENCE T-SHIRT}: This t-shirt will be exclusive to kickstarter backers and once they are shipped they will never be printed again! (+ DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {SIGNED DELUXE LOVELIKE VIOLENCE PACKAGE}: An awesome, never to be re-produced, SIGNED poster of the album's artwork (+YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {SIGNED LOVELIKE VIOLENCE DRUMHEAD}: LoveLike Violence will sign it / draw on it or dedicate it to you. Your choice! (+YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {SPECIAL THANK YOU}: YOUR NAME featured as a special thank you on LoveLike Violence redesigned website! (+YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {SHOW YOUR SUPPORT}: Show your support with our backers exclusive #VIOLENCE and LOVELIKE VIOLENCE t-shirts. Plus, have your name featured as a special thank you on our redesigned website! (+DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {SKYPE OR FACETIME}: LoveLike Violence will give you a video call on Skype, Google+ or Facetime to say thank you and show you how far your support goes to helping them produce high-quality content. Tell them your problems, concerns or anything you might wanna talk about. (+SPECIAL THANK YOU ON THE NEW WEBSITE, YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE OF LIMITED EDITION BEANIES, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT-STREAMING SHOW + DVD}: You and a guest will get tickets and special access to LoveLike Violence album release concert and taping. All travel, accommodations are on you, but we will provide: Two tickets to the show or stream it live anywhere. Plus you receive the entire show on DVD. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU ON THE NEW WEBSITE, YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE OF LIMITED EDITION BEANIES, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT-STREAMING SHOW + Blu-Ray}: You and a guest will get tickets and special access to LoveLike Violence album release concert and taping. All travel, accommodations are on you, but we will provide: Two tickets to the show or stream it live anywhere. Plus you receive the entire show on BLU-RAY. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU ON THE NEW WEBSITE, YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE OF LIMITED EDITION BEANIES, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {BACKERS OF LOVE}: Thank you for helping us spread love, like people spread violence and releasing our music with the world! (SPECIAL THANK YOU ON THE NEW WEBSITE, YOUR CHOICE of LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {BE IN THE MUSIC VIDEO}: Admit it, you've always dreamed of being in a music video. You will attend the first music video taping for LoveLike Violence and we will even feature you in the video! All travel, accommodations are on you, but you will be able to perform along side LoveLike Violence on their rise to super stardom! Stand tall as the camera trains its eye on you. Your face will be seen around the world, plus you’ll have pizza afterwards. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, TWO LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, DVD or BLU-RAY, SIGNED POSTER, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {VIP FAITH BACKER}:Thank you for helping us spread love, like people spread violence and releasing our music with the world! (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, YOUR CHOICE LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE OF LIMITED EDITION BEANIES, RED OR BLACK LIMITED EDITION 12" VINYL LP, LIMITED-EDITION CD, SIGNED POSTER, LIVE CONCERT DVD or BLU-RAY & DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {RECORDING SESSION}: Join LoveLike Violence in the studio. - Come spend a day tracking a song with LoveLike Violence. All travel, accommodations are on you, but you will see the entire recording process and have dinner with the band. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, TWO LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, DVD or BLU-RAY, SIGNED POSTER, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {LOVELIKE VIOLENCE COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE}: As a very special thank you for your support, we will send you a custom framed plaque featuring the CD & artwork celebrating the release of LLV debut album. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, YOUR CHOICE LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, YOUR CHOICE OF BEANIE, LIMITED-EDITION CD, SIGNED POSTER, & DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {SIGNED PURPLE GLITTER GUITAR}: LoveLike Violence will sign it / draw on it or dedicate it to you. Your choice! (+TWO LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, DVD or BLU-RAY, SIGNED POSTER, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD).

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    {THE EVERYTHING BUNDLE}: As a very special thank you for your support, we will send you a custom framed plaque featuring the CD & artwork celebrating the release of LLV debut album. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, ALL THREE LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRTS, ALL THREE LIMITED EDITION OF BEANIES, RED & BLACK LIMITED EDITION 12" VINYL LP, LIMITED-EDITION CD, SIGNED POSTER, LIVE CONCERT DVD or BLU-RAY & DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {BRING THE SHOW TO YOU}: LoveLike Violence will bring an hour long concert to YOU!!! Live, full-band performance at your church, school, charity event, or home. *NOTE: Unfortunately, we can offer this in the United States and Canada. Travel outside the US & Canada could require additional expenses for travel. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, TWO LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, LIMITED-EDITION CD, DVD or BLU-RAY, SIGNED POSTER & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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    {EXECUTIVE PASS}: Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your help, but we'll try anyway. We'll fly you out to New York City (within the US, international flights could require additional expenses for travel.) for three days and two nights. You'll spend your time in New York City on adventures with LoveLike Violence: Spend the day touring the city and have dinner with the band. You’ll also get to attend the styling and photo shoot for the band. (+ SPECIAL THANK YOU IN ALBUM CREDITS, TWO LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, DVD or BLU-RAY, SIGNED POSTER, LIMITED-EDITION CD, & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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Funding period

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