quinta-feira, 3 de maio de 2012

Crowdfunding - English Translation

This is the English version of the main text presentation for the crowdfunding of my next album, "Fractais".

Hello! My name is Samuel Velho and I'm an independent musician.
www.facebook.com/SamuelVelhoMusic | www.MySpace.com/SamuelVelho
In this solo project (Indie Rock Celtic in Portuguese) I sing lead and background vocals, I play the electro-acoustic guitar, electric guitar, western concert flute, drums, electric bass, keyboard and other instruments needed for the songs. I record in my home studio, and I also mix and master the songs, allowing me to release an album with a very low budget.

The original album "Fractais" was not released yet because of lack of financial funding. I'm not signed with any label, promoter, and I don't have any kind of sponsorship. I communicate regularly with people that like the music I make, who directly support this project. For this reason, the title "Fractais" was chosen by public vote on Facebook. Nowadays, the record industry is concerned only about making money, not taking into consideration their clients, artists and their fans, nor the music or art in general. In return, the artist can share his work directly to those who enjoy it, thus keeping a close connection and mutual interest.

It was launched, on Facebook, a contest for the cover of the CD "Fractais". Anyone can vote on the cover of their preference, by clicking here. In order for the participants to know more about the project and to get inspiration for their works, the CD "Ante-Estreia" was released in 2011, with 4 original songs plus 3 bonus original tracks. Can be heard entirely here.

I'm counting on the support of everyone interested for this project to proceed and survive. Supporters will have their name on the album "Fractais", in the gratitude section.

By supporting this project, you are always rewarded, according to the contributions border on the right. The rewards in digital format can be delivered before the total project funding, by simply contacting me. If  the CD "Ante-Estreia" is not in stock, it will be delivered in high quality digital format. The physical rewards will be delivered personally or by mail, charging only the shipping value. You can also download four free songs here, with no obligation to support this project.

By investing in this project, taking the rewards into account, you are doing a pre-purchase of the CD, t-shirt, custom fractal* and/or private concert.

* The custom fractal is a special gift for the most generous supporters. It will be created by me, taking into account the supporter's taste, like favorite colors and desired shapes. The image will be delivered in high resolution digital format, and may be used as a wallpaper, or printed and framed.

Please spread this initiative and share it with your friends, personally and on social networks.

Expected launch for the album: Summer 2012.

A big, sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the attention.
Thank you!
Samuel Velho
5 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format]
10 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format] + CD "Fractais" autographed
25 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format] + 2 CDs "Fractais" autographed + CD "Ante-Estreia" autographed
35 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format] + 2 CDs "Fractais" autographed + CD "Ante-Estreia" autographed + T-shirt + custom Fractal
50 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format] + 3 CDs "Fractais" autographed + CD "Ante-Estreia" autographed + 2 T-shirts + custom Fractal
175 €CD "Ante-Estreia" [digital format] + 3 CDs "Fractais" autographed + CD "Ante-Estreia" autographed + 2 T-shirts + custom Fractal + Private Concert (1h)

Link (it doesn't exist yet. Update in a few days).

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