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EarRelevant: classical music journalism

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Raised by 27 people in 2 months
Since mid-February 2019, EarRelevant  has emerged as "Atlanta's voice for classical and post-classical music." Far beyond becoming a new, full-time platform for the writings of composer/music journalist Mark Gresham, it became a necessary vehicle for providing substantive coverage of the region's classical music, post-classical music and opera. This fundraising campaign provides baseline capital with which to sustain EarRelevant and the production of content while we build readership and other revenue sources. While not a non-profit, however, the work done by EarRelevant in public dissemination of music journalism itself benefits non-profits in the music genres listed above by continually informing their audiences and potential audiences in a consistent and substantive manner. With reviews, previews and topical articles in the channels of Symphony & Opera, Chamber Music & Recital, Media & Tech, the Composer's Notebook (very personal observational essays of Mark Gresham) and news from the larger Arts Community. Not only will we grateful for your support, but so will the various musical entities who gain public exposure through EarRelevant. Join me in this new adventure. To have 900 donors of $10 each would be exquisite, but you are welcome to donate more toward the goal, or even past it. And again: many, many thanks for your support.
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Dear Friends of EarRelevant:
April was our best month so far in terms of total readership!

Now that we are nearly 3 months old, counting since mid-February, I've adjusted the campaign's "Story" to bring it more up-to-date, clarify a few small things and fix a few typos. Otherwise, the mission remains the same as when the campaign started.

Our next chronological marker in EarRelevant's development will be Memorial Day Weekend, when we essentially enter "cultural summer" and many performance ensemble and schools wind down their programs until fall.

But that isn't stopping EarRelevant. We will be moving forward, adjusting to the seasonal changes in the cultural scene to continue bringing you stories, sometimes stories from afar that are closely related to Atlanta's music community and sometimes of broader national interest. We've also been adding some new writers, plus a couple of wonderful surprises in store in terms of creative content.

Summer is also crucial in terms of continued financial support beyond advertising revenues, so our GoFundME campaign is critical to getting EarRelevant through the summer, into the new post-Labor Day performance season.

Encourage your friends first to read EarRelevant, then encourage them join in the underwriting that helps make it possible.

We are currently at the 27% mark toward our goal, and we'd like to reach at least 33% or more before Memorial day Weekend begins.

So spread the good word! And once again, many thanks for your continued support of EarRelevant.

~Mark Gresham - composer / music journalist
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Dear friends and supporters of EarRelevant ,

As of today, we have passed the 25% mark on the way to our total campaign goal.

As promised in my last update, here's the video "First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy" with explanatory narration by CD Baby founder Derek Sivers. Watch as a "movement" begins and concludes in under three minutes, one crazy guy out there alone to a whole crowd.

We still have another 75% to go, but as "First Followers" you have all made possible the foundation and acceleration of this movement. Tell your friends about EarRelevant and encourage them to join in the dance!

~Mark
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Dear Friends,
We have reached 22.8% of our campaign goal. looking forward to passing the 25% mark soon. Thanks again for your early generous support. My next update will include a link to Derek Sivers' infamous "Dancing Guy" video. If you don't already know it, you'll understand when you see it.
~Mark
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One week after the EarRelevant GoFundMe campaign began, we have raised 8.9% of the goal. We have a long way to go, but the generosity and the enthusiasm expressed by supporters is palpable -- both by those who have already donated and those who have expressed their intent. I'd love to see the numbers jump past the 10% mark today or tomorrow. You've already shown your financial support. Why not invite a friend to join you? Or even 10 friends? They don't have to give a lot to make difference: 820 more contributors at $10 each and we will reach our final goal. Spread the good word! And thank you again for your support. ~Mark
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