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Thank you, Nobility fans and friends for funding this project. The release of our album is right around the corner. Stay tuned.
Thank you, Nobility fans and friends for funding this project. The release of our album is right around the corner. Stay tuned.
180 backers pledged $10,515 to help bring this project to life.

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The Nobility's Fundraising Extravaganza

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Dear Nobility Booster:

Let's get down to brass tacks. Over the past several months, an album's worth of songs have been written, worked up in rehearsal and occasionally played out live. Now, it's time for us to take the next step: Committing these songs to tape for an official album. 

As you're probably aware, this is an expensive process. Studio time must be booked, auxiliary musicians (cellists, flautists, triangle players) hired, props for video shoots purchased, album art and promotional materials pressed...it adds up quickly. In the past, the band has gone into debt to make their albums a reality and fought the uphill battle of breaking even via album sales and live performances. We're trying a different approach this time. The Nobility is passing the proverbial hat, asking our friends, fans and family to help us raise the recording, pressing and promotional costs on the front end. 

By now, you're saying to yourself, "That's great The Nobility, but what do WE get out of it?" 

This is where it actually gets pretty fun for you. When you donate to our campaign, you get cool stuff. And the more you give, the cooler the stuff is that you get. If you take a look to the right, there are opportunities to earn advanced copies of the album, limited edition Nobility t-shirts, one-of-a-kind Nobility Hatch Show Print posters, live shows performed exclusively for you and your friends, scenes from movies acted out in your living room, etc. etc. etc. Pretty exciting, right? 

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Well, fasten your seat belts because it's about to get even more exciting. In Kickstarter world, there are these things called "stretch goals." Our base goal of $8,500 is a bare bones budget to cover recording, pressing and a some light promotion. We're thinking bigger though. We want to use this crowd-sourcing opportunity to attempt a few things that we've previously never had the resources for...things such as pressing an album to vinyl, hiring a professional promotion company for a greater audience reach and our favorite--RECORDING EVEN MORE MUSIC. 

Here are the stretch goals we'd like to try to reach if we can: 

$12,000: We press this album to vinyl and everyone who donates $75+ gets a copy. It will go in your vinyl collection right between New Kids On The Block and Gary Numan. We can already see the impressed look on your house guests' faces. 

$15,000: As of right now, the band is planning on a ten-song album. However, if we somehow hit $15,000, we'll include FOUR bonus songs. That's the kind of bang-for-your-buck that makes Dave Ramsey proud.  

$25,000: The Nobility hires a minor celebrity to be in a music video. We double dare you to try us on this one. 

That's it. That's our spiel. We have music we'd like to make and we need your help to make it. If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're a longtime supporter of The Nobility (once upon a time Jetpack). If that's the case, we're very grateful for you and the truth is you've done enough already. If you ignore this campaign and donate nary a dime, we'll still view you as the bees' knees in a major way. There's no pressure. BUT, if you are willing and you are able. We'd LOVE your help. 

Thanks.

The Nobility
(Cheyenne, Sean, Stephen & Will)

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we have in front of us is financial. If we don't hit our goal, we get $0. Your credit cards aren't charged and it's back to the drawing board for us. But if we do, in fact, meet our goal, we will immediately begin the process of booking studio time, laying out artwork and planning our global domination.

Another challenge is anonymity. If people are unaware that this campaign exists, we probably aren't going to hit that $8,500 mark. The remedy for this is good old-fashioned sharing. Share this link as much as possible. Post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter...staple a QR code containing this link to your coworkers' shirt...whatever you have to do to help us get the word out.

Seriously. Thanks again for your help. We love you.

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    DIGITAL SMILE: The Nobility will email or text you a photograph of a smile specially crafted for you, by one or more of their own faces.

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    ADVANCED DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM: A digital copy of the album will be sent to you before it is available to the general public.

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    ADVANCE COPY OF NEW CD: You will receive an advance physical copy of the new Nobility album before its release to the general public + digital download of new album.

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    COMPLETE NOBILITY DIGITAL CATALOG: A complete digital backlog of all previously released Nobility music (includes two full-length albums + three EP's) + advance physical and digital copy of new album.

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    NOBILITY T-SHIRT: A one-time pressing of a brand new Nobility t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog (NOTE: t-shirt in video was merely a prop and graphic won't be so gargantuan).

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    HATCH SHOW PRINT POSTER: A one-time pressing of an original Nobility poster from the legendary Hatch Show Print + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    ALBUM LINER-NOTES 'THANK YOU': You will be thanked by name in the forthcoming Nobility album liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    NOBILITY LULLABY: The Nobility will sing to you a four-part harmony lullaby over the phone (or Skype), shortly before you drift off to sleep + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ENTIRE PHYSICAL NOBILITY CATALOG: Physical copies of all Nobility albums and EPs while supplies last along with other old band swag + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    COWRITE A SONG WITH THE NOBILITY: The Nobility will record an original song to which you write the words (Keep it fairly clean... the Nobility reserves the right to reject any submitted lyrics that they deem questionable). After it is recorded, we will send it to you in the form of a digital download + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    THREE MEN AND A BABY: The Nobility will come to your home and perform a scene from the hit movie Three Men and a Baby in your living room. (limited to residents within a 50 mile radius of Nashville, TN) + cowrite a song + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    SEAN SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW + FRESHLY BAKED BROWNIES: Sean will come to a (legal) location of your choosing and perform with his acoustic guitar for one hour for you and your guests. Includes batch of freshly baked homemade brownies. Travel expenses required for locations outside a 50-mile radius of Nashville, TN. Reward tier also includes Three Men and a Baby + cowrite a song + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    JUST BECAUSE: Donate to The Nobility's album fundraising campaign with no reward expectations necessary. But do expect a handwritten, heartfelt thank-you letter.

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    THE NOBILITY PERFORM LIVE AT A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOOSING + PERSONAL PAN PIZZA: Getting married? Throwing a bodacious Christmas party? The Nobility will come to a (legal) location of your choosing and perform a full band, one-hour set for you and your guests. Also included: one personal pan pizza - probably from Pizza Hut - all for yourself. Travel expenses required for locations outside a 50-mile radius of Nashville, TN. Reward tier also includes Three Men and a Baby + cowrite a song + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    Pledge US$ 9,999 or more About US$ 9,999

    SHAVE STEPHEN'S BEARD: The Nobility will travel to the location of your choosing and keyboardist Stephen Jerkins will shave his face clean for the first time since October 24th, 2008, right before your very eyes. Reward tier also includes live band performance + Three Men and a Baby + cowrite a song + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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    GLUE STEPHEN'S BEARD TO SEAN'S FACE: After Nobility keyboardist Stephen Jerkins shaves his beard, we will together sweep up the manliness and you can glue it to Sean's face. Reward tier also includes live band performance + Three Men and a Baby + cowrite a song + entire Nobility physical catalog (with swag) + lullaby + thanked in liner notes + Hatch poster + t-shirt + advance copy of CD + digital catalog

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