Wow, what an experience this Kickstarter project has been for us. We are so sincerely thankful. Due to the overwhelming love and support from each contributor - friends, family, and fans alike - we will be finishing our debut album and completing the most important step in our future as a band. This is such an exhilarating time for us - to see so many people believe in what we are doing and support us, now that is the biggest motivation there possibly could be. Every day we are taking strides forward and this is only the start of what is to come.
Stretch Goal: $10,000
Each pledge from here on out will continue to make a huge impact on the album. Please consider pre-ordering the album now to become a contributor to our project! The money will be used to increase the quality of the album and the exposure it will receive. We will put it into music videos, playing more shows in more distant cities, and attaining radio & industry promotion.
Thank you so sincerely much
The four of us (Chris, Clayton, Oren, & Philip) have poured our time, energy, money, emotion, and passion into this adventure called Louder Space. We have accomplished significant goals, and made great headway into the music industry.
In the past two and a half years we recorded and released 8 songs (completely free to download), put out two self-produced music videos, as well as one concert video, and played up and down the state of California. We know that people are getting as excited about this as we are, and we want to do nothing more than continue to pursue this crazy dream. The movement is spreading; but we need your help to keep it going.
Today, we have come to accomplish our most important goal to date: completing our debut album.
The debut album is oftentimes the most defining and influential of a bands career: The Killers, Guns N' Roses, The Strokes, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Vampire Weekend, Weezer... the list goes on. In the last months, we have combined all our will and energy to produce something special. Something completely unparalleled and new. We wholeheartedly believe it has the potential to be the defining album for Louder Space.
Below are the first three songs we recorded for Airwaves - there are nine more songs ready to go. All we need to finish this is the funding.
In this day and age of the music industry, releasing a complete studio album independently is considered a major right of entrance. It is an accomplishment that does not go unnoticed by important players within the industry - primarily because it is such an expensive process. A band must be completely dedicated to themselves and their dream to follow this endeavor.
To successfully release a studio album, a band has to cover costs including studio time, mastering & production, distribution services, CD printing, music videos, radio promotion and more.
- Studio time: 80 hours @ $50/hr = $4000
- Mastering & Production 20 hours @ $50/hr = $1000
- Distribution Services: $150
- CD Printing: $1800 for 1000 CDs
- Music Videos: ~$500-$750 per video
- Promotion: Whatever extra funding we have goes into promotion. $500-$1000
As you can see, this adds up into the thousands of dollars. Each member of the band is 100% dedicated to the albums production, and put our complete financial backing behind the project. We truly believe in ourselves in this venture, and have worked incredibly hard to bring Airwaves to life.
We just need your support to finish the job.
Thank you so much for taking the time to hear us out. Check out the rewards on the side for contributing to our campaign, and don't hesitate to spread the word.
We appreciate your love and support more than you know. This is our dream and we truly believe we can make it a reality. Please help us finish Airwaves so we can spread our story and music with the world.Sincerely and with much love,
Chris, Clayton, Oren, & Philip
Risks and challenges
The main challenge to our album is funding. Once we can pay for the expenses, everything should run smooth.
One other thing to mention is that our timeline is not set in stone. Recording, producing, manufacturing, and releasing an album is no small task. We will ensure our project reaches our highest personal standards before release.
This is not the first time we have done this, and we are 100% confident in successfully completing the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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