WOW. Just wow.
Words cannot describe the feelings we have right now. We JUST hit our initial Kickstarter Goal!!!! This means, all of our minimum costs for this project are being FULLY FUNDED by YOU!!! No matter what happens from now until May 10th at 10am...this project is funded and you get your rewards and we get to deliver this album to you in JULY! Thank you thank YOU! In just 25 days, our community came together to pledge $7000 towards our debut album. We are bursting at the seams with gratitude. Seriously, what a great way to head into our last full weekend of recording in the studio.
So what do we do now?
Well, we still have 5 days to keep pushing - if you haven't made a pledge or if you'd like to up your current pledge, there's still time. If you haven't shared our campaign far and wide, please do. Or heck, share it again and again! We have some STRETCH GOALS and would LOVE to give this project as much love as possible.
STRETCH GOAL #1: $8,500 – PUBLICITY, RADIO PROMOTION
These days it takes a little more than writing a good song, singing beautiful harmonies or being charming on stage to be heard. In order to really spread the music far and wide, you need to have a good PR campaign or risk having the album just sit in boxes in your basement. If we raise $8,500 or more in 30 days, we will be able to pay for a modest PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, including PRESS, RADIO, and INTERNET PROMOTION. This will give the album a much better chance of getting reviews and airplay and being heard by a wider audience.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $10,000 – REGIONAL TOURING + MERCHANDISE (+ BONUS REWARD for ALL BACKERS)
The Sweet Goodbyes would love to take this album on the road for some short regional tours in 2017. We have our instruments, our songs, interested venues and a vehicle but what we don't necessarily have is a whole lot of time and money or MERCHANDISE. Amber and Lisa are both self-employed (music teacher + mental health therapist) and also have families to support so it is important for us to do this thing we love but also not have it become too much of a burden on our families. Being gone for shows can be challenging enough as we juggle work and family schedules (not to mention cancelling a week's worth of music lessons or counseling appointments can put a serious dent in the monthly paycheck)..so, we are establishing STRETCH GOAL #2 at $10,000 to help get us ON THE ROAD and to help pay for some MERCHANDISE to have available at our shows. Who wouldn't love a SWEET GOODBYES bumper sticker, poster or T-shirt?!?!?
If we reach STRETCH GOAL #2 not only will you have a better chance of catching us play a live show near you and pick up some sweet merchandise, but ALL Kickstart Backers will receive an EXCLUSIVE REWARD of a BONUS song recorded in studio (but that we didn't have room for on the CD)!!!!
Whatcha think? Can you help us push through to the next level?? Let's do it!