Help Me Make a Full Length Album!

$4,876 of $12k goal

Raised by 86 people in 60 months
Bethany Michelle Stephens  DUNCANVILLE, TX
Thank you so much for making time to read this! We can do this together!

Here's some ideas for you:
12,000 people gave $1 = $12,000
2,400 people gave $5 = $12,000
1,200 people gave $10 = $12,000
120 people gave $100 = $12,000
12 people gave $1,000 = $12,000

Anyone who gives $20 or more, will receive:
1. A physical copy of the album
2. A digital copy of the album
3. Chord Charts
4. Lyrics

Here are the overall details:
February - March .:. This is when you can give!
April - May .:. This is when music is being made!

Why in the world do I need $12,000?
* Equipment is expensive when you're trying to make something sound pretty.
* Engineering and all the hours it takes to simply track songs is a lot of work for the engineer, the musician/the singer and the producer.
* Producing is the most crucial part of a song. From guitar lead lines to drum solos and bells, production gives a song it's identity.
* Mixing is the part after all the instrumentation and vocals have been recorded where the levels of each track is normalized so nothing sticks out like a sore thumb.
* Mastering. This is the most expensive part. This is also where the magic happens that can't be explained very well, but it makes people's ears dance when they hear a well mastered song.
* Duplication. Everyone forgets about this step. Once it's recorded, you need money to have an actual, physical album.
* Legalities. These songs need to be copyrighted and published the right way. This also takes money.

Anything that you can give is much appreciated.
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Update 16
Posted by Bethany Stephens
36 months ago
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I cannot believe the support! Thank you all so much.
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Update 15
Posted by Bethany Stephens
36 months ago
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We still have five days left and we're doing great! #AllThisForMyBeloved
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Update 14
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36 months ago
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Thank you so much, everyone!
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Update 13
Posted by Bethany Stephens
36 months ago
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A company has approached me and wants to do a corporate sponsorship for my fundraiser! Basically, whoever gives money between now and March 31st, this company will do a matching gift for up to $1,000. Let's do this! http://gofundme.com/bethany-stephens
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$4,876 of $12k goal

Raised by 86 people in 60 months
Created April 10, 2012
Bethany Michelle Stephens  
$200
Mariah Bacile
31 months ago
$70
Mariah Bacile
32 months ago
$40
Mariah Bacile
33 months ago
$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
KR
$50
Kyle Reed
36 months ago

Looking forward to hearing it Bethany!

$30
Anonymous
36 months ago
$45
Mariah Bacile
36 months ago
SG
$25
Steve Gentry
36 months ago
$10
Anonymous
36 months ago
$20
Mariah Bacile
36 months ago
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