If you are just discovering The Choir through our Kickstarter campaign, we invite you to download for free a 15 song compilation of our songs from our past indie releases. No sign up, registration, request for an email required - just enjoy and download our music here:
The Choir's stretch goals - let's do this together!We are so grateful that our funding goal has been met so that we can record our next studio and live albums. We offer our sincerest thanks once again.
In an effort to increase our production quality, marketing reach, touring opportunities and potential for future creative offerings, we'd like to present you with some cool bonus rewards should we achieve certain levels of funding.
Please consider raising your pledge to take advantage of the merchandise and experiences we are offering. The T-shirts look awesome, the vinyl will certainly be a collector's item, the postcards/stickers will be snazzy, the commentary version will surely be interesting. Don't forget this one time opportunity to interact with us on a personal level – like having your name in the Thank You credits, getting hand-written lyrics, having a song lyric customized to include something about you. We hope to see a lot of you at our Live Experience weekend in Nashville.
With that, we would like to present all of our stretch goals right now!
Stretch Goal #1: If we hit $35k, people who have pledged $30 or more will get a CD and download of Nevermind the Extras. This is the bonus disc from our boxed set, Never Say Never, which includes 19 tracks of rare songs, solo material, re-mixes and more.
Stretch Goal #2: If we hit $40k, people who have pledged $60 or more will get an MP3 and Wav download of The Livestream Bootleg. This is the Kickstarter campaign launch concert we did online on October 1st – Nearly an hour of music and conversation. Derri will mix and edit this to a quality you would expect from The Choir. Also, Never Mind The Extras CD/download.
Stretch Goal #3: If we hit $50k, people who have pledged $60 or more will get the download (mp3/Wav) of a 5 song Christmas EP, which will be a brand new recording of 5 de-plumed style Christmas songs delivered to you in December!
Stretch Goal #4: If we hit 70k, people who have pledged $60 or more will get a DVD and audio CD plus audio download of our live show. We will hire a top-notch crew to video and edit our live performance on March 1st. We'll then be able to create a physical DVD plus audio CD package of the live album for you.
Ambitious? Could be. But we know that we have the coolest peeps out there. We never say fans...we say friends. We hope you will think about taking advantage of the higher level packages, increasing your pledges and working with us to find more people to listen to our music. Remember, whatever higher level pledge you make, you'll be getting all those items and/or experiences plus these bonus offers should we hit our stretch goal
Remarkable! We met our goal. We offer you our sincerest appreciation. While we've achieved our basic funding goal, please continue to consider pledging in the campaign if you haven't already. Your support ensures that you will get the music first (at least a month or so before it releases on our site or digital retail). There are exclusive merch items and experiences limited to just this Kickstarter effort. Additional funds will go towards furthering our reach with marketing, touring and future creative efforts. Join us!
What We Are Doing?
The Choir desires to record a brand new studio album in December, 2013 through January 2014. We also want to record a live album on March 1st, 2014 in Nashville. We would like you to join us in these endeavors. Please browse the details and videos below about the various reward packages we are offering.
Why Are We Doing This Through KICKSTARTER This Time? In the past thirteen years, we’ve self-financed several independent releases. But our budgets have been such that we all have had to work other projects at the same time in order to make a living. We recall fondly the old days...when we were blessed with the privilege of taking weeks at a time, locked away in the studio to focus entirely on the creative tasks before us. Our hope is that we will receive enough pledges from you, our devoted listeners, that we will be allowed the luxury of spending all of December and January in the studio, intent on making our best album ever. With your involvement and generous pledges, we expect to realize this goal, AND ALSO to record a live album which will include many of your favorite classic Choir songs as well as newer material.
What Are Our Goals? What Will We Do With Your Pledges?
Having made music together for thirty years, we are proud of our legacy. But we are very excited about our present and future. We are aching to have the time and production value to make our fifteenth studio offering the best yet. We also want to record a definitive live album on March 1, 2014. With a great crew, fun venue, top of the line gear and you in the audience providing inspiration. We expect to capture a soul-stirring "live and in-concert" recordings of our classic songs and newest material.
The base $25,000 will certainly get the job done for us to see these records through to their very best. We will be grateful and humbled to be funded. And we are hopeful that we will exceed our goal so that we will have the budget to further our marketing and touring objectives. Every week we get emails from old Choir friends who just found us after ten, fifteen or even twenty years. We will use the additional funding for marketing purposes, to reach out to long lost Choir pals as well as win some new fans (hey, it's never too late!). We also invest in our touring, to get out to more cities and improve the production of our shows.
We will begin the studio album in December and plan to complete it before the end of January. This means we can get you the studio album music in the appropriate formats at some point in February, 2014. We will send the digital downloads as soon as they are available and follow up with CD, Vinyl and any other physical materials shortly thereafter.
The Live album will be recorded March 1st. It will likely take two - three weeks to mix and schedule for mastering. The live album is a digital-only release. We will send you the download as soon as it is available.
There are some packages that include both the studio and live albums. We chose February, 2014 as the estimated delivery of the packages as most of it pertains to the studio album. However, the live album won’t be ready until late March, so we’ll send that to you as soon as it is available.
Risks and challenges
The Choir is fortunate to have been supported by faithful listeners for nearly three decades. We are confident that you will help us meet and exceed our goal. Be assured that we will honor our commitments to you, as well as offer what we hope will be your favorite album of all time! Thank you one and all, sincerely, for carrying our songs in your hearts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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