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We recorded, mastered, painted, photographed, filmed, programmed, and gave you all of our content for FREE.

Meet The Band Famous, entrepreneurs and creators of the Smart Album. With music, art, lyrics, and more available offline on your smartphone, the future of music has arrived. 

See our recent feature! Courtesy of 89.3 The Current:

 

We need your help to take it to the next level. We cannot do this without your help. We need your support to bring the Smart Album to Android, and to help us bring some amazing things into reality! 

We have received support from Greg Deocampo (co-founder of Adobe After Effects and the Hoverboard Program, and Special Agent G of Emergency Broadcast Network), Emre Erturk (celebrity designer), Atmosphere, and many others. 

**Please show your support for Free in this way.** If we can get 50 people, and ideally more, to pledge with Headtalker to share our campaign on their social media by 11/22/2014, a scheduled social media blast will go out for our project!

Why we need funding:

Terry has struggled as a freelance developer to make time to record, as most of his time (due to freelance) is spent marketing for work, and then working to meet deadlines, and around and around it goes. With this funding he would show the world how bright he really shines.

Zander is in school full time and working full time, he literally has minutes in his day to put into this project. If our project is funded he would be able to dedicate thousands of hours to insure that not only our goals are accomplished, but also paving the way for the next platform of music by offering affordable app options to musicians and artists globally.

Norell is working full time and recording with a humble home studio. If our project is funded, she would have ample time to put into development and recording.

What is the Smart Album?

It is the future of music distribution, and so much more. We have major updates planned if this Kickstarter goes through, such as in-app concerts, purchases, and many other things we cannot reveal just yet.

Help us bring you The Band Famous to the Android mobile platform! Designing and developing mobile apps is expensive and very time consuming. With $12,000 we can focus on the development and deployment of The Band Famous for Android, which we will also be giving away for Free on the Google Play Store once it is complete. The Band Famous for Android is already in development, but with your help we can expedite this process: We can have this complete and launched in time for the Holidays, and before the New Year is upon us, you can have The Band Famous for free on both the iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) and Android mobile platforms.

Norell, lead singer of The Band Famous. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ramaker Photography.
Norell, lead singer of The Band Famous. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ramaker Photography.

It takes a LOT of money to make a GREAT album, from studio time, to engineers, mixing, mastering and more. Help us record and master our SECOND album, “Awakening”, which is a tribute album for many, including the lead singer’s late grandfather, her Opa, whom she grew up with. He passed away as a result of an optional surgery on September 7th, 2014.

With $8,000 we can get quality studio time to master our newest tracks and not only will release the album in both the iOS and Android apps, but if we meet our goal we will also release a limited edition CD or Vinyl, depending on what our fans would prefer. We need your input! We anticipate that our second album "Awakening", which we've already begun working on, will be finished no later than July 2015.

Preview a track from our 2nd album:

For more of our music, download our iOS Smart Album, or go to our website, www.bandfamous.com. Click on "Listen Now" once you enter either Desktop or Mobile and sample a few songs from our EP "Last Words".

If we meet our funding goal we will film a high quality music video for one of the tribute pieces, dedicated to Robin Williams and anyone who has ever struggled with depression and other mental illnesses.

With $5,000 we can get a quality music video in high definition and pay models and actors to bring our vision to life. Anticipated completion date: Summer of 2015.

$2,500 will be used strictly for marketing and distribution. We took a big step and moved to NYC this September, in efforts to expand our artwork and our music. We need your help to bring our visions to life and to market both of our apps, our albums, music videos, and essentially help us get to a point in our lives where we can be the philanthropists we long to be. Some of our greatest inspirations include the likes of Ellen DeGerenes, Robin Williams, Bono, and others who use the fame and fortune they've acquired to give back. We are humanitarians, we grew up with hardship, we have empathy and appreciation. We want to do our part to make the world a better place. 

We can do it with your help! We have diverse rewards as incentives for every demographic to donate and get something special and unique in return – from customized art

Jacob Alexander aka The Artist Zander
Jacob Alexander aka The Artist Zander
Reincarnation
Reincarnation
Path of Passion
Path of Passion
Love
Love

and body painting

Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice

...to private concerts, live-stream concerts, hanging out with the band or collaborating on the album, to being on the set of our music video, to websites, mobile web apps, native apps, and so much more. Go on, have a look for yourself. We can’t do this without you, and we can never thank you enough. When you give to us you get lots back in return!

~$2500 will go towards covering Kickstarter and Amazon fees.

Special thanks to all of you who have taken the time to watch our videos and share the word about our visions with where we want to take The Band Famous next. Help us take it to the next level! 

Every RT (Follow us @TheBandFamous!) and share (connect with us on Facebook!) helps us expand our outreach. Every dollar counts – and every dollar we raise beyond our goal will only add to the goodness we will give in return! Thank you all!

Special thanks to http://kickingitforward.org 

Risks and challenges

There may be production delays due to emergencies that could arise that would affect one or many of the band members, but we promise to do our absolute best to remain on schedule for the production of the Android app, our second album, "Awakening", our music video, and of course getting the rewards to our supporters!

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    Every dollar adds up! You'll have our gratitude and gain access to exclusive updates here on Kickstarter like demos, song ideas, lyrics and more.

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    #1: Wish our lead singer Norell Happy Birthday – her golden birthday was 09/25! Go ahead, put down $5.00 on her and her band’s dreams. Show your thanks for our iOS app that is already available for free on the App Store!

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    Your Fridge is Famous, just like you. Pledge $15.00 and receive a Famous magnet for your Fridge's flair. It deserves it, and so do you! Approximately 4x6 inches. It features our Famous app logo and our website, alongside a lovely fan art of TBF lead singer Norell by Berk Balkaç.

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    #2: We will mail you a post card giving our thanks for your support!

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    #3: Our lead singer Norell will hand make a genuine gemstone bracelet for you and mail it to an address you provide.

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    *Because Mermaids!* Receive a signed print of Norell from the night she met Zander and was body painted at the High Seas Heaven Exhibition. Norell as a blonde mermaid? That's not something you see everyday!

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    Demo CD & Magnet Bundle: Receive three of our songs from our debut EP (first album) "Last Words" on a CD personalized by us, along with a magnet to give your fridge some Famous swag.

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    #4: Readings by a Rock Star – Receive a 15 minute intuitive and tarot reading from Norell, who has given readings at Maria Shaw expos, and also as Norell on Keen.com. Receive a personal arranged appointment with her by phone, email OR skype with your choice of a general past/present/future spread, or a reading regarding specific questions.

    At your request, I will record a copy and email you the audio recording of our reading together for your records. This way you can easily listen back to it a week or a month or so down the road, or whenever you like.

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    Choose this reward and receive a Men or Women's T-Shirt or Tank Top (see Public Updates on our project page for pictures of each).

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    Select this reward and Norell will be your human jukebox! Pick a song, any song, and if Norell doesn't already know it, she'll learn it, and sing it to you personally via Skype!

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    This reward bundle includes a Men or Women's T-Shirt or Tank Top (see Public Updates on our project page for pictures of each), a magnet, and a postcard signed by The Band Famous.

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    #5: Readings by a Rock Star – Receive a 30 minute intuitive and tarot reading from Norell, who has given readings at Maria Shaw expos, and also as Norell on Keen.com. Receive a personal arranged appointment with her by phone, email OR skype with your choice of a general past/present/future spread, or a reading regarding specific questions.

    At your request, I will record a copy and email you the audio recording of our reading together for your records. This way you can easily listen back to it a week or a month or so down the road, or whenever you like.

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    #6: Receive a special limited edition CD of The Band Famous EP – “Last Words”. It is currently only available in our iOS mobile application, and soon to also be available in our Android mobile application.
    OR Receive a special limited edition CD of The Band Famous second album “Awakening”, which will otherwise be available upon completion in our iOS mobile application, and in our Android mobile application.

    *With this reward, we will also send you a Men or Women's "Famous" TShirt - see our public updates on our project for pictures of each.

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    #7: Receive a special limited edition CD of The Band Famous EP – “Last Words” as well as a special limited edition CD of The Band Famous second album “Awakening”, upon completion. Both albums will be available within the iOS and Android app, coming soon!

    *With this reward, we will also send you a Men or Women's "Famous" TShirt - see our public updates on our project for pictures of each.

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    "Tranquil". A Limited Edition Canvas Mixed Media painting by Norell. Technically in progress, but willing to offer as is (check updates for video of this reward). It would be framed, of course, and shipped to you at an address you provide.

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    Limited Edition CD of both our first EP "Last Words", and our 2nd album, "Awakening" upon completion. This reward bundle also includes a Men or Women's T-Shirt or Tank Top (see Public Updates on our project page for pictures of each), AND DINNER ON US in NYC or a future date and time in a city that coincides with a tour schedule we will inevitably plan in the near future, pending we meet or pass our goal.

    *If you select this reward, please leave a comment on our project page of the city or cities you would like to see on our tour schedule!

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    #8: Be invited to hang out with the band and collaborate on a song together! You can contribute vocals, or an instrument of your choice, and if we all like what we’ve created together, we may include it on our album “Awakening” or release it as a single! You will of course be credited. Have your name appear in the album credits of “Awakening”! (Must provide your own lodging and transportation).

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    #9: Be on the set for our music video (you provide your own lodging and transportation) and your name will go in the music video credits! After filming, be invited to join us for a nice celebratory dinner!

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    #10: One mixed media artwork by Jacob Alexander (you have to pick it up or pay for shipping) OR become a work of art!

    Your choice: either a mixed media artwork by Jacob Alexander, or a Studio Body Painting Experience for you or someone you love! Ever wanted to be body painted before? How about a special customized body paint theme with renowned artist and body painter, and member of The Band Famous – Jacob Alexander? You must provide your own lodging and transportation.

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    #11: Have The Band Famous member Jacob Alexander aka the Artist Zander body paint a model LIVE at a venue of your choice (model included).
    This can be at your next concert or performance, gallery showing, venue, private party, on a boat - for whatever occasion you like!
    (Available for international travel, too. Must also cover travel and lodging expenses if outside the US). Delivery subject to change, depending on desired date/time to redeem this reward and artist/model availability.

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    #12: Receive your choice of Reward #8 or Reward #9 + Receive a limited edition PRINT version of Norell’s book, High Seas Heaven Through Hell, before anyone else, and before it is launched within The Band Famous iOS and Android apps. She will autograph it personally for you.

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    #13: Private Livestream performance by The Band Famous just for you! We are working on a future update that will incorporate virtual concerts in both our iOS and Android mobile apps. You can see us perform a virtual concert before we release the update for everyone else to enjoy!

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    #14: Receive Reward #8 + Reward #9 + Receive a limited edition VINYL record of The Band Famous EP “Last Words”
    OR Receive a limited edition VINYL record of The Band Famous second album, “Awakening”.

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    #15: The Band Famous will perform at a venue/event of your choosing! Even a private house party, if you desire. Performance will include at minimum six songs from our EP “Last Words”, and some live body painting. (If traveling outside of the US, must also cover traveling expenses).

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    #16: The Band Famous will build you a website that is Desktop and Mobile friendly. Check out the desktop and mobile version of www.bandfamous.com and you will understand what we mean by that. The mobile version is a Mobile Web App - it is like a native app, but it runs in the mobile device browser.
    Consultation required for a better estimate of the delivery time. Delivery will depend on complexity of website.

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    #17: The Band Famous will build you a custom native app (your choice of iOS or Android) to host your media, music, art, videos, books, or promote your business – whatever your medium and specialties are – similar to our app The Band Famous, we will create a virtual venue for your desires! You give us the content and color themes and anything else applicable, and we will put it all together and deploy it to the the App Store or Google Play Store (whichever you choose). If you like our app, we will build one for you, with the same high quality you see with The Band Famous.

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Funding period

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