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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 11 2012 4:59 AM UTC +00:00
$2,523
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 11 2012 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Friends, 

You all know me as Tess...and my twitter blurb describes me best: Singer, Songwriter, Lover of loving, Pisces, Lefty, Only child, Corny at times. :-D
As mentioned in my video above, The Name Is Tess EP is my very first professional body of work. As you can imagine, the effort really did a number on my bank account. Now the album needs a professional marketing push in order to pique the interest of sponsors, investors and most importantly, to build the much-needed buzz.
Please know that as an independent artist I definitely know what it means to make do with what you have. For example, recording in a flooded basement in order to meet a deadline (boy those were the days). Now it's time to move on to bigger and better things, including marketing materials and events, touring, and shooting more music videos. An effort like that will definitely take a strong backing in one way or another.
Does it take a village to release a record independently? YES and YOU are our village. There is no way we can do this without you.
We released The Name Is Tess EP  (Executive Produced by Mr. Reynolds) in May 2012 and we've gotten an amazing response. Considering such humble beginnings, I honestly didn't know what to expect when people heard my music for the first time. I thought songs like Whore, Morphine or Danger might be a bit much for some folks. Thankfully they have been remarkably received – it seems our passion and intensity breaks through and triggers emotion in listeners. If you haven't already heard, please take a listen for yourself 

The first video off the project has been released and it too is getting a great response! We got over 1,000 views in just 2 days. Here is the video for MJ. Take a look – we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

We are asking for your financial backing (modest or generous) to further promote my album - 'The Name Is Tess'. So whether it’s $10, $100, or $1,000, your contribution will go a long way. 

Just to add some pressure, we have a DEADLINE to meet. If we do not meet the goal amount of $10,000 by the end of 30 days, there will be no funds transferred. That means NONE OF YOUR PLEDGES WILL COUNT!!!! But I have faith that with your help, we will meet and EXCEED our goal.
I already feel so blessed to have the opportunity to make music at all, and with your pledges I hope to share my music with the rest of the world.

Thank you for joining me in this adventure!

Tess

Risks and challenges

I Have the team in place to tackle all the things I'll do with the funds raised. Gearing up to do a tour, we are currently finishing up the research and partnerships to making it successful. We also have a treatment for the video as well as the director and once we have the funds we'll create magic.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    A "HipRockNB" sticker to stick where ever you like :-D and a personal thank you on my site www.thenameistess.com.

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    * A downloadable version of my debut EP "The Name Is Tess" (#TNIT) and personal thank you on my site.

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    * Limited edition pin along with / downloadable version of #TNIT EP / HipRockNB sticker / personal thank you on my site

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    * Autographed promotional picture along with / limited edition pin / downloadable version of #TNIT EP / HipRockNB sticker / personal thank you on my site

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    * Limited edition Tess T-Shirt along with a / limited edition pin / downloadable version of #TNIT EP / HipRockNB sticker / personal thank you on my site.

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    * Autographed hard copy of "The Name Is Tess" Ep along with / an autographed promotional photo / limited edition Tess t-shirt / limited edition pin / downloadable version of #TNIT EP / HipRockNB sticker / personal thank you on my site.

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    * A custom made Beebles chain and ring along with / a "HipRockNB" sticker / a downloadable version of #TNIT EP / personal thank you on my site.

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    * 2 VIP passes to my next show (must be able to cover your own transportation to and from the show) along with / a "HipRockNB" sticker / an instant of #TNIT EP / an autographed hard copy of #TNIT EP / T-Shirt / personal thank you on my site.

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    * Join my village and I for a pizza party on us!!! (pizza is my fav!). Along with instant download of #TNIT EP / autographed hard copy of #TNIT EP /
    limited edition pin / limited edition Tess t-shirt /
    limited edition MJ chain and ring / autographed promotional picture / personal thank you on my site.

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    * My band I will dedicate and perform your favorite song for you via a personalized youtube video!!!
    Along with an instant download of #TNIT EP / autographed hard copy of #TNIT EP /
    limited edition pin / limited edition Tess t-shirt /
    limited edition MJ chain and ring / autographed promotional picture / personal thank you on my site.

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