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Be a part of Kendall Phillips' new CD "You Should Know" - it's gonna be awesome!! :)

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Hey guys!

I'm currently working on recording my first CD, I know - totally exciting!!

I've spent the last two years writing too many songs to count, but I've narrowed it down to some that I think really represent who I am as an artist & I think you'll all love to jam to.

The CD is going to be titled "You Should Know" for a few reasons 1- there's a song that will be on the album that's titled "You Should Know" and 2- my CD will read "You Should Know Kendall Phillips" - I think it's marketing genius myself... but, that's just me ;-)

Some of you might be wondering...

"Well, don't you have labels for this sort of thing?"

A: Yes, but most labels want to hear the product before singing a distribution deal... aka no label $$ for Kendall - yet!

So, I started a kickstarter project to help fund the CD.  The $4,000 funding goal does not fund the entire project but is the minimum amount required to make this project happen.  Along with the funding goal, I will be contributing money towards the CD to help make it the biggest success possible.

"How does funding work?"

A: Funding works like this, I have until June 28th to reach the minimum funding requirement of $4,000.   If I go over that - I'll be doing a ridiculous happy dance, because that means I can make this CD all it can be.  BUT if I do not reach at least $4,000 by June 28th - I get Zip! Zilch! Nada! And a very sad Kendall... :'(  

Also, if the $4,000 minimum isn't met, you won't be charged for your pledge. 

"Where does the bulk of recording cost come from?"

A: Well, studios charge you per hour... Then you have musicians - and unless you can get one superhuman guitar/fiddle/piano/drums/steel/dobro/bass/banjo player, you're going to have to pay them individually.... Then there's back up signers, engineers (a paid sound guy = happy sound guy = better sounding you!), and producers to give an outside ear while you're in the sound booth.

As you can see, it all starts to add up - fast!  And as much as I love Top Ramen... I really don't want to eat that, and only that for the next 10 years. (If I'm being honest)

"How will having a CD help you?"

A: In so many ways it's difficult to consolidate!  It provides a product to promote myself as an artist to fans, radio, endorsements, and the ever so coveted record label.  It basically gives me a platform to stand on as I wave and shout, "Look at me!!"

"What do I get out of this?"

A: AH! See, I knew you'd ask that... Well, along with the satisfaction of helping an young performer get one step further in her dreams *BIG GLEAMING SMILE* --- I have a lot of really fun rewards for you guys as my way of saying 'thank you'.

And, you'll be investing in something that you can be proud of.  I have been told from the time I was little, it's a one in a million chance or you can't do it.   I'm alright with those odds, I have been proving over the past few years that I can do it.  Jumping on my bandwagon and being a part of this project is a really fun thing - just ask those who are already a part of - what we like to call, the "cool club".

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    6 backers

    You'll get a free download of Kendall's song "It's You" emailed to you.

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    Pledge $5 or more

    5 backers

    You'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website thanking you for your contribution. And a free download of Kendall's song "It's You"

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    7 backers

    You'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website and a personalized email thanking you for your contribution to my project.

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    3 backers

    You'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website & a personalized letter with an autographed picture mailed to you thanking you for contributing to my project.

  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    3 backers

    You'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website thanking you for your contribution along with a personalized thank you video emailed to you & we'll mail you an autographed poster.

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    11 backers

    You'll get exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes. You'll also get your name on the kendallphillips.com website along with a personalized thank you video emailed to you & we'll mail you an autographed poster.

  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    5 backers

    You'll get a really awesome bracelet (think livestrong bracelets). You'll get exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes. You'll also get your name on the kendallphillips.com website along with a personalized thank you video emailed to you & we'll mail you an autographed poster.

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    8 backers

    You'll get an acoustic recording of one of the songs off the CD and a T - Shirt. Along with having your name on the kendallphillips.com website & a personalized thank you video emailed to you. You'll also get an autographed poster. AND we'll send you exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    0 backers

    You'll get an MP3 download of one of the songs off the CD along with an acoustic recording of one of the songs off the CD. You'll also get a really cool T - Shirt. And you'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website, a personalized thank you video emailed to you, an autographed poster, AND we'll send you exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    3 backers

    Since you rock SO MUCH, I'll send you an autographed copy of the CD & you'll be invited to attend an exclusive performance of the album's songs. You'll get an acoustic recording of one of the songs off the CD. You'll also get a really cool T - Shirt. And you'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website, a personalized thank you video emailed to you, an autographed poster, AND we'll send you exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    3 backers

    WOW... you = AMAZING. You + 1 guest will be invited to attend a pre - release party dinner where we'll get to chat and hang out before the release party. You'll also get an autographed copy of the CD & you'll be invited to attend an exclusive performance of the album's songs. And you'll get an acoustic recording of one of the songs off the CD. You'll also get a really cool T - Shirt. And you'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website, a personalized thank you video emailed to you, an autographed poster, AND we'll send you exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    0 backers

    To thank you the old fashioned way, I'm going to make and send you some of my ridiculously delicious snickerdoodle cookies (trust me, they're worth it!) And You + 1 guest will be invited to attend a pre - release party dinner where we'll get to chat and hang out before the release party. You'll also get an autographed copy of the CD & you'll be invited to attend an exclusive performance of the album's songs. You'll get an acoustic recording of one of the songs off the CD. You'll also get a really cool T - Shirt. And you'll get your name on the kendallphillips.com website, a personalized thank you video emailed to you, an autographed poster, AND we'll send you exclusive videos of the recording process emailed to you so you can see what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers

    You'll get your name in the CD insert thanking you for your contribution as well as a framed and autographed copy of the CD. Along with everything listed in the $200 pledge... plus if you live in IN, TN, OH, KY, IL, or MI you'll get a BIG hug!!! :)

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    Along with everything above you'll also get a personalized CD. One you, and only YOU will ever have. You'll get to pick your Top 10 favorite songs - either songs by me, or your favorite songs in general, and I will record them for you on an acoustic CD. The CD will also include a personal greeting. A one of a kind gift for a one of a kind pledge.

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