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Help me bring my message to the world with my new album, "No Weapon" and join me in the most important month of my life!
Help me bring my message to the world with my new album, "No Weapon" and join me in the most important month of my life!
100 backers pledged CA$ 5,455 to help bring this project to life.

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Watch the video to hear snippets from the upcoming album, "No Weapon." This is just a sample of things to come! Don't forget to hit that green button and pledge your support if you haven't had a chance yet! THANK YOU!

Less than two weeks to go! Here are two new songs from the upcoming album titled, "Lord of the Flies" feat. Fame of MOP x Denzil Porter and "Sleeping Giant." If you haven't had a chance to support the campaign yet, hit the green button and choose a reward! Thank you! 

Lord of the Flies feat. Fame of MOP x Denzil Porter

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 Sleeping Giant

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WE DID IT! WE HIT THE FIRST GOAL! I can't believe we hit the $3000 mark in just 6 days! You guys are AMAZING! Thank you for all of your love and support! NOW ON TO THE NEXT GOAL.. $7000! Check out the info below for more details!

 As a special thank you to everybody who has supported thus far, here's a new video for my song, "Fragments" from the upcoming album, "No Weapon."

Thank you for taking a moment to read more about this campaign after watching the video!

So I guess the big question is, why do I make music? My answer is because I want the good people to win. To me, music is all about love, unity and connection, but it’s also about sharing important messages that may otherwise go ignored or unnoticed. I believe the true value of music is in the human connections that it creates through sharing our deepest fears, loves and vulnerabilities. We all have these emotions dwelling inside of us and a great song that speaks to these aspects of ourselves is what can help carry us through darkness or be the soundtrack to a period in our lives. The best feeling in the world is when somebody tells me that one of my albums helped them through a hard time or was their anthem during a backpacking trip through India. I live to write songs that have meaning and bring value to others. My life’s mission is to make music that will assist in changing the world for the better and live forever through the people it connects with.

This campaign is all about taking my message to the world. While my past two albums both performed well, they failed to reach a larger audience because I just didn’t have the resources to get there. For my entire career I have been promoting my music on my own and I have been limited in my ability to open the bigger doors that can bring me to the world at large. So this time around I will be making high quality videos and hiring professional PR teams who can reach the media outlets and people that I don’t have access to. The first step will be the creation of a visual that will perfectly capture the emotion behind this album. Next, I will hire a PR team to create awareness for both the video and album in North America. In the third phase of my plan I will create another high quality video and hire a PR team for Europe. The final step will be to get on a series of airplanes and make my mark in Canada, the United States and Europe in person. I believe a lot of today’s music has lost its meaning and the world needs positivity now more than ever. It’s important that the world know thoughtful music is still out there and WE ARE HERE TO REVIVE IT!

 

No Weapon Album Cover
No Weapon Album Cover

This will be my third album with Rodney Hazard and it was by far the hardest to make. I really wanted to get as close to perfect as possible with this one so I spent four years working tirelessly to make sure we got it right. I recorded over 30 songs and mixed and mastered the entire album twice with two different studio engineers. As a result, I have compiled 10 songs that I think make up my best body of music to date. I have literally poured my blood, sweat and tears into bringing this album to life. I really believe in the music I came away with and I can’t wait to share it with the world!

My first goal is $3000, but the reality is it will take a minimum of $12,000 to take my music and message across the globe. My mission is to bring this album to as many eyes and ears as humanly possible. Below you will see my plan laid out so you can track exactly where your support will be going.

The first $3000 will be going towards a high quality video. With these funds we will hire a director, crew (lights, set design, etc), professional make-up artists and a post-production team (editing, coloring, etc). For this video we will be doing a modern day post-apocalyptic theme (think The Walking Dead meets They Live). We will have zombies, but all of the zombies will be chained to the material possessions that we now let rule our lives- smart phones, television, celebrity media, brand names, etc. The video will be a commentary on modern western society and where I believe we are headed. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THERE WILL BE ZOMBIES! Thank you all for the love! We did it! This goal has been completed!

The second goal is to hire a professional PR team in North America who will take the album and video and present them to the media outlets. Since 70% of my listeners are located in North America, we’re going to build on that fan base and expand here first.

The next step is to hire a professional PR team focused specifically on Europe. Approximately 20% of my listeners are located in Europe, so we are going to reach that fan base and work on expanding to new listeners in this region. We will also be making another video so this PR team has something fresh and new on their hands to work with.

Transparency is key:

It’s very important to me that you know where all of the money I've raised is being spent. I will provide weekly updates to all of my supporters so you can see your contributions at work firsthand. All of the funds raised in this campaign will be going towards the promotion of this album. The numbers above reflect the cost of PR and music videos, and also the cost of manufacturing the physical pieces of the rewards in this campaign (t-shirts, CD’s, etc). The album is finished and paid for. All we have left to do is make the videos and hire the PR teams!

And now the good stuff.. REWARDS!

 

Jason James "People's Champion" Design
Jason James "People's Champion" Design

 

Jason James x Rodney Hazard "No Weapon" Design
Jason James x Rodney Hazard "No Weapon" Design

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The release of this album may be postponed, but not by much. Depending on the course of action dictated between myself and the PR agencies I hire, we may delay the release by a month or two in order to create more awareness before the actual release date, but otherwise there are very few hurdles to overcome.

All of the rewards purchased through this campaign will be delivered to you in a timely fashion as outlined by Kickstarter. Packing and shipping all of these rewards may cause me to lose a few hours of sleep, but I’m not a stranger to hard work. Besides, what’s a few hours when you’ve just taken the first step towards living your dreams? I will be more than happy to go the extra mile for anybody who puts their hard earned money towards helping me achieve my goals.

Thank you!!

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    FULL ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    Get the full digital download of the new album

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    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    PERSONALIZED AUTOGRAPHED CD

    Get a personalized autographed CD of the new album

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    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    YOUR NAME IN THE ALBUM CREDITS

    Get your name in the album credits as a special thank you on the back cover and a personalized autographed CD of the new album

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    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    JASON JAMES T-SHIRT + 2 CD'S

    Get a limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice plus 2 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    In addition you'll receive:

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    NO WEAPON T-SHIRT + 2 CD'S

    Get a limited edition Jason James x Rodney Hazard "No Weapon" t-shirt in the size of your choice plus 2 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    In addition you'll receive:

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    GOOD SAMARITAN

    If you're wanting to support but don't want anything physical in return, that's ok too! With this reward you will receive a shout out on a new song and your name as a special thank you in the album credits just for being awesome!

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    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    Pledge CA$ 140 or more About $106

    MUSIC VIDEO APPEARANCE

    Did you ever see a music video and wish you could be part of the action? Well, here's your opportunity! With this reward you will have a role in one of my upcoming music videos.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 180 or more About $136

    JASON JAMES HOODIE + T-SHIRT & 3 CD'S

    Get a limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice plus 3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album and a limited edition Jason James t-shirt

    In addition you'll receive:

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    Pledge CA$ 180 or more About $136

    NO WEAPON HOODIE + T-SHIRT & 3 CD'S

    Get a limited edition Jason James x Rodney Hazard "No Weapon" hoodie in the size of your choice plus 3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album and a limited edition Jason James x Rodney Hazard "No Weapon" t-shirt.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

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    Pledge CA$ 240 or more About $182

    VIDEO APPEARANCE + HOODIE & T-SHIRT

    Get a role in one of my upcoming music videos and also a limited edition Jason James t-shirt and hoodie in the size of your choice

    In addition you'll receive:

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $227

    SKYPE HANGOUT + PERSONALIZED VIDEO

    Wanna hang out and talk politics and social issues or just shoot the breeze? We can do it! With this reward we will hang out via Skype for an hour and I will answer any questions you have. I will also record a personalized video message that you can keep and share as you please.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 400 or more About $303

    CUSTOM VERSE BY JASON JAMES ON YOUR SONG

    Want me to feature on your song? With this reward I will write an original custom 16 bar verse and feature on the song of your choice.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 460 or more About $349

    SIT IN ON A STUDIO STUDIO SESSION

    Sit in on a studio session with me while I record a new song for a future album

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $379

    EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE + Q&A

    Get an exclusive acoustic performance by me followed by a Q&A session and hangout right in your living room!

    In addition you'll receive:

    10 personalized autographed CD's to share with your friends

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 540 or more About $409

    BOXING AND/OR KICKBOXING LESSON

    Get a one on one two hour boxing and/or kickboxing lesson with me! I have been boxing for over 10 years and kickboxing for 5 years and I love sharing my knowledge of these art forms with others. Come get a great workout and learn some self defense in the process!

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 580 or more About $440

    COVER SONG RECORDED BY JASON JAMES

    Do you have a favorite song that you would like to hear covered by me? We can make it happen! Let me know which song you would like me to cover and I will create my own interpretation of it.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 700 or more About $531

    SONGWRITING/VOCAL DELIVERY LESSONS

    Get 3 one hour songwriting and/or vocal delivery lessons from me either in person or via Skype.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    3 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 800 or more About $606

    FULL SIZE LIVE CONCERT

    Get a full sized live concert at the location of your choice. This show will be a non-ticketed event, meaning it will be a private concert for you, your friends and your family. All you need to provide is a sound system and I will be there to perform!

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    20 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $758

    CUSTOM SONG FROM JASON JAMES

    Get a full custom song written and recorded by me about the topic of your choice. This song will be made exclusively for you and is yours to keep!

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    5 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT

    This is the full, complete package. Get an executive producer credit on the new album, an acoustic performance and Q&A in your living room and a custom song written and recorded by me about the topic of your choice.

    In addition you'll receive:

    A limited edition Jason James hoodie in the size of your choice

    A limited edition Jason James t-shirt in the size of your choice

    30 personalized autographed CD's of the new album

    A role in one of my upcoming music videos

    A shout out on a new song

    Your name as a special thank you in the album credits

    An advanced digital download of the new album 2 weeks prior to the release date

    The digital download of both Jason James' previous albums- Marvelous World of Color and Pyramids In Stereo

    **To claim the video appearance portion of this reward you must reside in or be planning to visit the Greater Vancouver area at your own expense in November 2016

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Funding period

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