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One single a month for 12 months. Professionally filmed/recorded audio AND video of LIVE, full band, in studio performances.
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Hello again to all of my peoples.

As you all know I am an independent artist. With your help, I was able to create my last two records. ("My Way" and "Fly Away")

I have since decided that making records is ineffective. Here are some reasons why:

      -Records quickly become outdated. By the time It's recorded and released, I may already have 10 better songs that I won't be able to release for another year or so.

      -Records leave you stuck listening to the same old music for months at a time.

      -With the majority of music now being purchased digitally, most people only buy singles, and not entire records.

(I could keep going, but I think you get the picture!)

I have decided that best way to get you guys my newest / most awesome / current music, is by releasing one single a month for the next 12 months. I'll pick the best song I've written that month, record it, and send it over to you!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!

In addition to providing you with new audio, every performance will be full band, filmed live in the studio! So you'll be getting new music AND sweet videos!

We only have 30 days to meet our goal of $7,500 so PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!  NONE of the funding goes through unless ALL of the funding goes through.

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Why I'm asking for $7,500.

Obviously, $7,500 won't cover all (or even half) of the expenses of this project. As a reference, to make my last 5 song EP, it cost me $9,500.

Now I'm asking $7500 for 12 songs AND 12 videos.

$7500 doesn't cover my expenses, but it will give me a HUGE start, and it's a HUGE encouragement to know you guys are on board.

It's sort of a minimum number I need to get started and know I can deliver what I'm promising.

Again, $7500 is a minimum. I promise I won't be mad if you pledge more. Feel free to give as GENEROUSLY as you'd like :)

Also I'll be partnering with Sorted Noise for the duration of this project (the same guys who made my last 2 records). They're giving me a sweet discounted rate, as well as ensuring that we see this thing through!

In conclusion.

You're awesome. My songwriting is getting better every day and I would LOVE for y'all to hear my new songs. ENORMOUS thank you to all of you who have backed my last two projects! This one will be the best by far and I hope you can be a part of it!

<3 MCas

Risks and challenges

Obviously since this project will take a year to finish, it may take even longer than that to fulfill some of the prizes! Please keep that in mind!

Make sure you're in this for the long haul. :)

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    Well, you don't actually get anything. But thank you :)

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    All 12 songs delivered to your email 1-5 days before their scheduled release dates.

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    You'll receive a signed LIMITED edition "Singles Club" poster.
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    You'll get a TWITTER shout out for being awesome.
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    You'll receive a hand written lyric sheet of one of my songs
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    You'll receive the work tapes for the songs 1+ weeks before they're released.
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    Your name will be printed in the liner notes of every hard copy of the final record. (All 12 songs will be packaged into one record after March 2014 when they're finished)
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    You can skype with me and ask me anything you'd like!
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    I will dedicate a song of mine to you in a YouTube video and post it on my channel!

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    A DATE WITH ME!! (Well..sort of) You'll come hang out with me here in Nashville and we'll do stuff for an afternoon! (You are responsible for getting yourself here / travel and lodging expenses you may incur)
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    I will come play an hour long solo acoustic set for you and your friends / hang out for the evening! (You are responsible for covering my travel and lodging expenses. Only available in the U.S.)
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    You'll receive MY GUITAR. My Mahogany Taylor GS Mini. The same one I play at every show and you see in all of my YouTube videos. I'll sign it if you'd like.
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