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My album, Ever One, is recorded and mixed. With your help, I can get it professionally mastered AND offer some cool extras too.
My album, Ever One, is recorded and mixed. With your help, I can get it professionally mastered AND offer some cool extras too.
449 backers pledged $10,173 to help bring this project to life.

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Pre-release copies of the album, hangable art, and podcast consulting - a one stop shop.

Stretch Goal #4- $12,000 LOCKED

One last stretch goal to take us on home to the end--if we hit $12,000, I will release a vinyl edition of Ever One.  Backers $100 and above will receive the vinyl automatically (if we hit goal) and all other backers can add $20 to their pledge and receive it!  Let's go!

New Reward Update: All Backers at $100 or above will receive a t-shirt featuring the Scott Johnson created album art.  Check it out below! You can also add it to any other package by upping your pledge $22 US or $25 International.

Stretch Goal #3- $9,000 UNLOCKED

The physical CD now a 2 disc set that includes both Ever One and The Mellower--and signed copy in all backer rewards $20 and above!

Stretch Goal #2 - $7,000 UNLOCKED

"The Mellower" will be professionally mastered and provide to all backers th as digital copy!

Stretch Goal #1 - $5,000 UNLOCKED!!

Unreleased 3 song EP called "Three For You" will be mastered and provide as a backer exclusive digital download!. 

Who is Yellowgold?

Yellowgold is me, Jason Howell, though I'm probably better known as that guy that produces podcasts for a bunch of TWiT shows. Or that guy that hosts a show about Android. Or that guy who's really, really tall (or so they say. And they would be right.)

Before all of this podcast stuff, I was a musician and certifiable audio nerd. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and I've written music covering a number of genres throughout my life: Punk, Rock, Industrial, House, Trance, and Folk to name a few. But Yellowgold has always been my solo rock/indie project with over 20+ years worth of original material, all written, recorded, and mixed by yours truly.

In 2009, I decided to release my then latest album, The Mellower, on Bandcamp for free with the option to pay what you want, and demand was much more than I ever anticipated. Enough people chose to pay for the album that I was able to put that money back into my music and buy a new Les Paul guitar. Music funding more music.

Where is Yellowgold now?

I've spent the past year writing, recording and mixing nine new tracks for an upcoming album which I've called Ever One. I've spent countless hours perfecting these tracks and I'm incredibly proud of what I've created. Truth be told, I'd be writing music whether I ever intended to release it unto the world or not, but enough people have asked about it that I again plan on releasing the album for anyone interested.

But I've always wanted to get my music professionally mastered. And this album feels like the right album with which to finally do so. Mastering means I hand over the finished recordings to a trained professional with an impeccable studio designed to pay attention to the sonic elements within the tracks and treat them so they sound good in all environments: Your stereo, car, headphones, laptop speakers, everywhere. It's the icing on the cake, and that's one cake that isn't a lie.

Why are we here right now?

Mastering isn't cheap. Neither is a nice run of CDs for those who aren't ready to go full-on digital with their music purchases. The beauty of this Kickstarter is that I've already done a bunch of the work and the recordings are pretty much complete. I just need help bringing it to the finish line.

What is in it for you?

If you were planning on picking up a copy of the album already, this is your chance to score some cool and unique swag along with it. I've worked hard at offering a number of different funding price points and each offers a healthy dose of extra cool stuff, including even more music! Who doesn't love more music!  There is even an album art poster done by the one and only Scott Johnson that I think is super cool.

Or, maybe you aren't in it for the music. Maybe you are an aspiring digital online media baron. Hey! I do digital online media for a living! (minus the baron part.) I might be able to help you in your quest of world (wide web) domination.

Take a look at all that I offer and I'm confident there's a little something for everybody.

What if it goes beyond the goal?

That's where the stretch goals come in and though I'm not listing those in advance, rest assured that I'll have some cool stuff to toss into the ring if this project goes above and beyond the initial goal.

What happens once the album is officially released?

I should be upfront with this so there is no confusion: Ever One will be available FOR FREE with the option to pay what you want, once the album is released for reals. So, if you are pitching in here, I hope it's because you want to see my project come to fruition--and see the goodies as a nice bonus. Cause I know I do!

Thanks for all of you support in advance. I hope we can share the success of this Kickstarter project together.

Jason Howell (aka Yellowgold)

Risks and challenges

The beauty of this project is that the hard work is all complete. The album is mixed and ready. I've already lined up a Mastering engineer who is ready to get to work. I've priced supplies, shipping and logistics to make sure that everyone who buys a CD, poster, or pretty much anything else associated with this project will get what they pay for as promptly as the work required to create them can be completed.

Obviously I am a busy guy with a full time job and a family, so scheduling the Hangouts for those that buy into those levels will require a little coordination, but nothing unreasonable.

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    Contributor: Thank you for your support! Download the album for free once it is officially released.

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    Fan: Get a free digital version of the album before I make it available to the public!

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    Super Fan: You will receive a CD copy of the album, signed by Jason, before the public release!

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    Groupie: Get the digital album before the public release PLUS a 2nd bonus, full length digital album of alternate versions/outtakes!

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    Roadie: You will receive the digital album and the bonus album and your name will be in the thank you credits! Plus you will receive a 12x12 Album Art poster created by Scott Johnson especially for this release.

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    Trainee: Everything in Roadie plus a 1 hour group hangout to discuss audio/music/podcast production with me!

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    Pupil: Everything in Roadie plus a 1 hour 1-on-1 hangout with me to talk about podcast production and or music production

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    Scholar: Everything in Roadie plus a 2 hour 1-on-1 hangout talking about podcast production /music production

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    Executive Producer: Everything in Roadie, a signed copy of the CD, plus an executive producer credit on the CD! Amaze your friends!

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