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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 1 2019 5:39 PM UTC +00:00.

John DaveyBy John Davey
First created
John DaveyBy John Davey
First created
$2,660
pledged of 13.000 $pledged of 13.000 $ goal
37
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 1 2019 5:39 PM UTC +00:00.

About

photo by Chelsea Batten
photo by Chelsea Batten

My friends,

I'm raising money to make my 3rd full-length album Toss Your Javelin, scale my whole operation up, and enter the next stage of my career as a songwriter and recording artist. As I get into my 30's, I intend to take all of the valuable lessons learned in the testing grounds of my teens and 20's (about 15 years of experience) and synchronize them into this piece of art and put it on a big platform. To step into the arena on the national level, here's what I need:

  • Tracking & Production  ($9000) -  Includes pre-production, travel, studio gear, engineering, additional personnel, production, session work, post-session overdubs, mixing, and a culinary amateur’s love of cooking. 
  • Mastering ($500) 
  • Manufacturing/Marketing ($1640)  
  • Incidentals/Kickstarter Fees/Packaging Materials/Vinyl cost to recoup Dilated Time expenses/Online Distribution ($1860)  

Vinyl will be released by Dilated Time.  

The money used here will put the whole project on firm footing and create the conditions in which this album can really take off. 

Here's a little math to demonstrate how we can get there together:

  •  1625 people pledging $8 
  • 520 people pledging $25
  • 260 people pledging $50
  • 174 people pledging $75
  • 130 people pledging $100
  • 87 people pledging $150
  • 52 people pledging $250
  • 26 people pledging $500
  • 13 people pledging $1000
  • 5 people pledging $2700
  • 2 people pledging $6500

Just by boosting your pledge up to the next level, you can increase your impact by a meaningful percentage!

Risks and challenges

We're trying to hit our goal in 31 days. If we don't meet the goal, the timeline for the production and the release of the album stretches way out into the unforeseeable future. I plan to tap as many resources and favors as I can in the short amount of time we have to get this project as much exposure as possible. I'm working locally to promote it, as well as my reach on social media, personal connections, on my website, and all of my streaming platforms.
Another challenge is getting back and forth between Wisconsin and Michigan in the middle of winter to record the album. I've got good tires and plenty of weight on the back wheels of my van. I'll be making two trips, so send good vibes and I promise to drive safe.
One last challenge to meet will be organizing and shipping all the physical rewards associated with the campaign. My wife Mary is a wizard with organization stuff and she'll be urging and helping me keep up with all that stuff: shirts getting printed, communicating with all of you guys about sizes, addresses, etc.

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    Vinyl Record + Postcard + Download

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    Merch Bundle + Your Name on the Album

    CD + vinyl record + exclusive t-shirt + download + postcard + a beautiful piece of Lake Superior beach glass + your name listed on the album notes as a donor.

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    Private House Concert

    Within 600 miles (or 10hrs) of Marquette, MI. I'll come to your house or the venue of your choice and play a private concert for you and your friends and family. You can pick the opener or let me choose one from your area that I think is great and that you'll like!
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    Bonus: get your name in the liner notes and I'll deliver whatever merch I've got with me on the road to you, including back catalog stuff.

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    An Hour Skype Session + Merch Bundle

    We can talk about anything you want. I'll give you all the ins and outs of the process of writing and making the album or we can talk about cooking or philosophy or your ambitions or feelings or whatever you'd like. I'm all ears! Ew!

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