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$1,498
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 30 2013 8:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

  Hi. My name is Matt Feddermann. From 2004-2012, I owned and operated Phase Recording Studios in Highland Park, IL.. During that time, I spent endless hours in the studio recording and producing other people's music while keeping my own music career on the back burner. In the summer of 2012 I was forced to close Phase Recording Studios and now I find myself with a back catalog of songs and musical stories of my own but nowhere to record them.  SO, I'm turning to you for help.   I'm also so excited to be working with my music partner in crime, guitarist Danny Shaffer, on this project.   In addition to Danny, I plan on bringing in a host of other guest musicians.

  To properly record and promote an album takes a lot more money than you would think. Studio time. Session musicians. Duplication and distribution costs. PR. Radio promotion. Etc.. To that end, I'm looking to raise at LEAST $10,000 (more money equals more exposure). Now, that sounds like a lot of money, which it is. But in "music business" land, it's a drop in the bucket. To launch the career of a pop star, it costs a record company an average of $1,000,000!

  If I can get 100 people to donate $100, done! The goal has been met! Or 200 people giving $50. 500 people giving $20!  Please, give what you can every bit helps. Another cool thing is that in addition to CD, I'll be releasing this album on USB memory stick which will include the album in MP3 & WAV format in addition extra exclusive "behind the scenes" video and photos from the sessions.

Now, keep in mind, this isn't a donation. At different price points, there are different rewards. Check them out on the right hand side of your screen. In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you'll get by supporting independent music, you get stuff. I'll also be shooting a ton of studio "recording of" video clips which I'll post on Facebook and Twitter so you all can be a part of this making of this album.

Thank you to everyone that has supported me and my music over the past few years! I can't thank you enough. Together, let's make 2014 the best year yet!

Matt 

Risks and challenges

As we all know, challenges and bumps in the road do come up. Studio availability, musician scheduling difficulties, sickness, unforeseen manufacturing delays, etc.. If any of those things happen, it MIGHT delay the release by a week or two. If something arises, I will quickly update the Kickstarter page with a new projected release date. Other than that, the songs are written and Danny Shaffer and I are ready to go. We just need the funds.

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    - CD copies of my first two albums "Live." & "Sometimes Wrong..."
    - Free admittance to the album release party (date tba) for you and a guest.
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    - A copy of the album on CD
    - A USB stick copy of the album in both MP3 & WAV formats along with exclusive videos and photos.
    - CD copies of my first two albums "Live." & "Sometimes Wrong..."
    - Free admittance to the album release party (date tba) for you and a guest.
    - A liner note "Thank You"
    - A 2 hour solo acoustic house concert (within 30 miles of Chicago. If over 30 miles, travel fees will apply) on a date to be determined.
    - A visit to the studio during the recording sessions

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    - Digital download of "Life in Whiskey Junction"
    - A copy of the album on CD
    - A USB stick copy of the album in both MP3 & WAV formats along with exclusive videos and photos.
    - CD copies of my first two albums "Live." & "Sometimes Wrong..."
    - Free admittance to the album release party (date tba) for you and a guest.
    - A liner note "Thank You"
    - A visit to the studio during the recording sessions
    - A 2 hour "Matt Feddermann & Danny Shaffer" acoustic house concert (within 30 miles of Chicago. If over 30 miles, travel fees will apply) on a date to be determined.

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    - CD copies of my first two albums "Live." & "Sometimes Wrong..."
    - Free admittance to the album release party (date tba) for you and a guest.
    - A liner note "Thank You"
    - A visit to the studio during the recording sessions
    - A 2 hour "Matt Feddermann & Danny Shaffer" acoustic house concert (within 30 miles of Chicago. If over 30 miles, travel fees will apply) on a date to be determined.
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    - CD copies of my first two albums "Live." & "Sometimes Wrong..."
    - Free admittance to the album release party (date tba) for you and a guest.
    - A liner note "Thank You"
    - A visit to the studio during the recording sessions
    - A 2 hour "Matt Feddermann & Danny Shaffer" acoustic house concert (within 30 miles of Chicago. If over 30 miles, travel fees will apply) on a date to be determined.
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    - An autographed Dean Zelinksy Private Label guitar used during the recording sessions

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