First, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my page! My name is Whitney Mongé and I’ve been performing Alternative Soul Music in the Seattle area for over 8 years now. Some of you may know me from street performing at Pike Place Market which I consider to be my stomping ground. Busking has been a major catalyst in my growth as an artist and as a human being. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve encountered have emboldened my love for life and for music. Thank you to everyone that has dropped a dollar in my case, bought a CD, or simply said encouraging words to me. I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have the love and support of my community. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
Transitioning from Street to Stage
In the last couple years, I’ve evolved from playing on the streets to playing on the stage. I adore street performing, but I felt it was time to move forward and cultivate my dream of playing to larger crowds in bigger venues. It can be hard to rock out alone, so I began putting a band together with people I truly enjoy and inspire me to play my best. Christian Liebig, William Mapp, and Woody Frank are all talented, dedicated musicians who have brought a fresh perspective to my music. My solo act will always hold a special place in my heart, but I can't tell you how much fun I am having playing with this band! My songs have really transformed into music I can be proud of, and I want people to be able to take home these new grooves we've created. In November 2015, we started recording some songs at Synergy Studios and Studio Litho, but I need your help to finish them.
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
Crowdsource campaigns are a bit nerve racking, because it requires being open to receive. Asking for help has never been my strong suit, but I know this project deserves your participation and involvement. So far I've recorded all of the tracks for our 6 song EP, but they need to be edited, mixed, mastered, and distributed. The plan is to release the album on CD and online for downloads via iTunes, Amazon & www.whitneymongemusic.com by January 2017. The bare minimum to get the EP finished is $8,000 which includes all of the above expenses along with campaign costs. Here's a breakdown of what it takes to complete my project:
- Editing: $300.00
- Mixing: $1200.00
- Mastering: $300.00
- 1000 CDs: $1,500.00
- Reward Production Costs: $2500
- Online Distribution: $200.00
- Campaign Video: $300.00
- Album Cover Photos: $300.00
- Campaign Ads: $300.00
- Taxes and Fees: $1100.00
Grand Total = $8,000
Skies the Limit With Stretch Goals
If I surpass the minimum goal of $8k there are some bonus outcomes:
Be a Part of My Growth
I know $8k seems like a lot to complete a project, but these expenses are essential in getting my album finished and gaining maximum exposure. So you're probably wondering how can you help? I put together some awesome incentives if you pledge today including a songbook with chords/lyrics to my music, a special campaign limited edition T-Shirt, VIP Access to the release show, and so many other great items that are only available through participating in this fundraiser. An important note: If I don't meet my goal of $8,000 by October 22nd, I will not receive ANY of the funds raised which means you won't receive your incentives*. This is why your involvement in my project is the evolutionary piece to it's success. So if you pledge $1 or $1500, you are getting this EP one step closer to finished, and that's a HUGE step in the right direction.
Thank you again for considering being an asset to my music and I can't wait to get these songs out there!
*no money will be charged to your Paypal account if the fundraiser does not reach it's goal of $8k.
Risks and challenges
I cannot stress enough that this is an all-or-nothing fundraising platform. Although I am confident that the goal will be met, it's critical that lots of people share my project on social media as much as possible. #TeamWorkDreamWorkLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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