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Monika Almon | Kickstarter 2017/18
Monika Almon | Kickstarter 2017/18
Monika & Almon invite you to join THETEAM and be a part of creating their best music, live shows, and videos ever!
Monika & Almon invite you to join THETEAM and be a part of creating their best music, live shows, and videos ever! Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
We're super excited to announce that before going live we received two amazing confirmations. We would like to welcome to THETEAM Grammy® Nominated mix and sound engineer, Ariel Chobaz, and the talented Music Manager for Beats 1 Radio + Apple Music, Karlie Hustle. Both have agreed to work with and advise us on this new project (Ahhhhhh!! So amazing! )
A special message from Ariel:
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Hi everybody! It's Monika and Almon, formerly known as NTUIT, and we want you to be a part of our new album.
Since our last project we've worked on countless song concepts and during the process we created several songs that stood out from the rest. In fact, they stood out so much that many of the songs before had to be set aside. During this process a wonderful thing happened, we discovered a new level to our artistic voices, and along with our new sound and voices something special happened...
WE GOT MARRIED!!
We have been friends and a couple for years, and are so fortunate to be on this journey together. It's rare to find someone you can live, create, work, and party with. We're best friends and our relationship continues to get better and further fuel our passion for music, art, and life.
We're ready to EXPLODE!!!! We’re bursting at the seams to get back in the studio and on stage performing again! With new songs like "I Wanna Fly," "Hearts Bleeding," and "Young in Love," we've been and still are hard at work recording new music. As we write this new album and collaborate, our new songs will feature more live instrumentation blended with our traditional synth sound, creating a BIG BAD-ASS sound we know you’ll love.
Moving forward to make this happen, we have something better than a record label - WE HAVE YOU!
Although record labels may spend gazillions of dollars at every step, it comes at a cost. Labels can be restrictive and impede the artistic process. Enter the amazing power of Kickstarter. Unadulterated art and music DIRECT TO YOU, without someone filtering, altering and watering down the message. NO RULES, just ART.
With our growth, the support of a powerhouse team, and you, we’re poised to push our music to exciting new heights.
Our newest and unreleased song "Hearts Bleeding" serves as a passionate
demonstration of the growth we’ve experienced as artists, and captures the direction we’re
excited to explore moving forward.
Hearts Bleeding (Teaser) - Monika Almon [ Mixed by Ariel Chobaz ]
While our music will certainly include tracks that’ll make you wanna dance, we’ll also explore aspects of struggle and moments of life’s emotional roller coaster
that have taught us so much throughout our journey. From self-doubt and the fears we’ve faced
along the way, to the hopes and dreams of doing more and being more, we strive for self
expression that connects with a purpose.
Everything we're creating represents our best. We're putting all we have and all that we are into each and every step, from each song to each reward.
We're going to make your rewards awesome so that opening it feels as good as PIZZA & FRENCH FRIES taste! (Or whatever your favorite meal may be, but for us it's pizza. Definitely pizza and french fries... Or maybe In-N-Out...or both.)
Additionally, for our two-part album we invite you to be a part of the naming process. All contributors will get to vote on the album title(s) from a pre-selected list.
On this quest to make what we believe will come to define our story, we’re thrilled to stand alongside our ridiculously talented team that make up an epic and honorable host of friends.
After successfully funding this Kickstarter, we'll implement our detailed plan starting with uncontrolled screams of joy, giddy schoolchild type laughter, and body gyrations that vaguely resemble a happy dance. After being revived from passing out from joy, we'll move forward with the album’s production.
We are committed to developing this project with extreme efficiency and we'll use all of our experience and resources to get the most out of every dollar.
In making a two-part album with a combined total of more than 12 songs, we won’t just slap the first songs together and call it an album; we'll develop well over 30 different song concepts and from those select the material that best tells our story. As songs begin to take shape, we'll then set up a rolling recording and mixing schedule so that we’re constantly making progress and moving forward.
Once we're in the mixing phase for most of the album, we'll start to explore concepts for the artwork, photography, and videos. We're looking forward to collaborating with a wide range of artists, directors, choreographers, and more.
As the artistic development is wrapping up we'll be working with THETEAM to further develop our image, live shows, media, marketing and promotions.
Being a dancer (modern, ballet, hip-hop), Monika loves the stage, and live-show production is one of her favorite parts of the process. Choreography, lighting, wardrobe, and everything else that goes into the show will be worked on and rehearsed until perfection. Every step has different demands both physically, mentally, and financially. It's all about getting the music and live performances heard and seen by as many people as possible.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Welcome to THETEAM!!
You are THETEAM, so PLEASE TELL EVERYONE and set the link free on all of the internets.
Monika Avalos & Almon Hardtmann
The Album will be released in two parts, each containing a minimum of 6 songs. Delivery dates on rewards are for Part 1 of the album. Part 2 will be completed approximately 6 months from the listed date and will be delivered via digital download.
For rewards involving meetings, the delivery date is for the music and merchandise. Meeting delivery dates and times will vary based on scheduling. All meeting rewards are limited to the Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA metropolitan areas. Travel outside these areas may be possible, however it is not guaranteed and must be approved by Monika & Almon. If approved, all travel costs (flight, car rental, hotel, etc) will be an additional cost to you.
Available in MP3 (WAV upon request).
Digital Album & Artwork
Available in MP3 (WAV upon request) and JPEG.
Includes Part 1 delivered in Compact Disc (CD) format and Part 2 will be available in MP3 (WAV upon request) with Phase 2 artwork in JPEG format.
Design will read, “MUSIC LOVE ART I Kickstarted MONIKA//ALMON 2017/18 Top Backer Cities [ list of city names - we will list the top cities from around the U.S & world that supported the Kickstarter.]” Let's get your city to the top! Additionally, final design and colors may vary.
Following the release of the Part 1 album we will type and print the lyrics to a song of your choice and finish it off with both our signatures.
Signed & Numbered Lyrics
Following the release of the Part 1 album we will print, sign, and number the lyrics to a song of your choice.
Make It Happen
Our friends/fans requested a music only reward that would allow them to contribute to the Kickstarter and show extra support at different levels. So, we created the “Make it Happen” rewards.
Name in the Album & Website
Includes your name printed in the Part 1 album booklet, the Part 2 digital booklet and our official website.
Become a Part of Our Creative Space
Your photo/image will be added to a one of a kind full color print to be displayed in our private recording facility. You will need to supply your photo via email. We do reserve the right to approve the submitted photo.
All IMDB credits delivery dates will vary. Video production and release dates have yet to be determined.
Dance it Out w/Monika and Work it Out w/ Monika & Almon
Will require you to sign a waiver and acknowledgement that neither Monika nor Almon are certified instructors or personal trainers. These rewards are akin to friends dancing for fun or exercising together. Additionally, these rewards are limited to the Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA metropolitan areas.
This reward does not include travel and accommodations outside the Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA metropolitan areas.
Your credit as Associate Producer will be listed on the Part 1 and Part 2 albums and a signed framed & matted album. Additionally, we'll get together for some nip & nosh in the Phoenix, AZ or Los Angeles, CA metropolitan areas. This reward is limited to the Phoenix, AZ or Los Angeles, CA metropolitan areas.
Grammy Speech + Co-Producer
Your name will appear in the album credits and IMDB (2 music videos) as Co-Executive Producer. Plus, when we win our 1st Grammy® or other televised award we will personally thank you in our acceptance speech! You’ll receive a framed copy of the album and artwork commemorating you as Co-Executive Producer & we will hand deliver it in the Phoenix or Los Angeles Area.
All Access, Grammy® Speech + Executive Producer
This all access, lifetime of music and Grammy® speech package is only available to one (1) awesome person. Not only will you be personally mentioned and thanked in our award acceptance you will also, to the best of our ability, receive 2 tickets (upon request) to our futures shows, meet/greets and after parties**. Your name will appear in the album credits and IMDB (2 music videos) as the sole Executive Producer. You’ll also receive a framed copy of the album and artwork commemorating you as Executive Producer & we will hand deliver it in the Phoenix or Los Angeles Area.
** - We will do our best to consistently provide 2 tickets to each of our events upon request. However, there may be times at which who and how many tickets are available will be out of our control.
Designs, colors, and materials for all rewards may vary. T-Shirt MockUp courtesy Graphicgoogle.com - Poster MockUp courtesy of Graphic Burger
Risks and challenges
Like everything a Kickstarter project has its own set of risks and challenges. Whether it is lost deliveries, pressing companies pushing back order dates, computer crashes, weather delays or killer zombie rabbits, things can go wrong. Enter THETEAM!! We have a small but powerful team of awesome people who are committed and share in our vision. Their varying expertise and powerful judo chops will assist us in avoiding many typical pitfalls.
Additionally, we have focused on creating rewards that we know we can provide. And, being directly in charge of the creation process allows us to be completely hands on at every level, ensuring we give you the best possible experience and highest quality products possible.
We will do our best to keep you updated on our progress and schedules as we go. For in-person items we will work with you on schedules/locations and do our very best to give you a wonderful memorable experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter