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I'm about to record a new album & I'm inviting you into the process. Studio & players are locked in, songs are in hand, let's hit it!

Well, I've never done anything like this before. It feels kind of crazy.

There's a lot of risk involved in this sort of thing. On your side, you'd be contributing to a record you've never heard before and I'm already taking steps toward making that record without the certainty that I'll have the funds to make it.

We've scheduled a studio, players have cleared their calendars, plans are being made and we're moving forward. Beneath any act of risk is some form of belief. 

Some of you have been fans for years and some have just recently become acquainted with my music.  Whatever the case, I imagine you're here because the music has connected with you in some way or another at some point in time and I'm glad that you're here.  Together we can make this happen!  Allow me to share a bit of insight on how all this comes together. 

There is a lot involved in making a record and it can be a very costly thing to do.  From renting the studio, paying producer, engineer, musicians, mixing, mastering, art design & manufacturing.  I set my budget at $19,000 which will cover all the basic expenses of recording. If we go over budget, that money will find a place in promotion, touring and other avenues to help get this record out.

Every penny counts! 

I will keep you posted along the way through my Kickstarter blog and tell you more about the record, the players, the studio and all that's involved.  I want to invite you into what's going on and how this thing is coming together.  I would also love to hear from you. Tell me what you'd like to hear about.  I'm wide open and want to make this the best experience for you along the way.

Let's do this!

Sincerely,

MPJ

*If you just found me and want to know more about me and my music, you can visit: www.mpjmusic.com 

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  • We will be sending a download link within a message via Kickstarter to each person who places a pledge that will contain an exclusive demo (plus a couple of surprises) from the new album. Look to receive yours within 1-2 days of when you placed your pledge.

    Thanks again for the support and let us know if there's anything else we can do as the campaign continues.

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  • Yes, you'll get a digital copy of the new album a month before it's released, along with a signed CD and a signed, exclusive poster by Austin artist Chris Taylor.

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    TIER 1: Immediate download of an exclusive demo from the new album (only available to contributors to this campaign) and a digital download of the album a full month prior to the release date

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    TIER 2: Hard copy of the CD plus the pre-release download a full month prior to the release date. (All previous tiers offers included)

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    TIER 3: A signed, exclusive poster made by Austin artist, Chris Taylor  (All previous tiers offers included)

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    As we near the end of our Kickstarter campaign, we thought it would be nice to add one more package into the mix. We're calling it "Matthew Perryman Jones: A Kickstarter Collection" and it features digital copies of all three of his albums ("Throwing Punches...", "Swallow The Sea", and "Until The Dawn Appears"), "The Distance In Between" EP and a compilation of singles, rarities, and live tracks (compiled exclusively for this collection). For those who are long time fans to those who are just now becoming familiar with Matthew's music; it's all here for you.

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    TIER 4: A signed copy of the CD and special access to video footage from the studio. Videos will be posted daily to a password-encrypted page on Vimeo. (All previous tiers offers included)

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    TIER 5: *EXCLUSIVE TIER I will put together a package featuring an assortment of books and music that inspired me during the writing process of the new album  (All previous tiers offers included)

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    TIER 6: VIP concert package: At any headlining show of mine, YOU AND A FRIEND will join me for the entire evening--soundcheck, dinner before the show, help make the set list, get a song dedication, pics and 2 front row tickets to the show (when seated). (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 7: I will personally put together a handmade & handwritten lyric book of all the songs on the new album including photos from the sessions.  (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 8: 30 min Skype session. You can ask questions about songwriting, career advice, stories behind the songs, or request songs for me to perform just for you. (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 9: *EXCLUSIVE TIER One of my favorite creative outlets is painting. In this tier I'm offering an original 24x36 painting featuring a lyric from one of my new songs, exclusively for you. You can also suggest what colors I should use. (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 9.5: *EXCLUSIVE TIER Austin artist Chris Taylor will be spending the week with Matthew and his band while they record; working alongside them to create paintings that will ultimately be used in the artwork and packaging for the new album. Choose this offer and you'll get an exclusive, one of a kind original painting from the new album artwork. You can view some of Chris's art at www.christaylorworld.com

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    TIER 10: *EXCLUSIVE TIER Come to Nashville and spend the day in a songwriting session/workshop with me. I'll also take you to lunch at one of my favorite local dives and give you a tour of Nashville.  (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 11: *EXCLUSIVE TIER If you are a performing songwriter, I will fly you to Nashville, produce a song for you and be your background singer. 1 full day in studio. (mix and mastering not included/Limited to the continental US) (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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    TIER 12: Living Room concert.  I will come to your home and perform for you and your friends. This will need to be booked 6-8 months in advanced.  Limited to the continental US only. (All previous tiers offers included with exception of EXCLUSIVE offers)

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