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The Classic Crime Fund Kickstarter

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/09/12)
In an overwhelming show of support from fans, The Classic Crime's $30,000 Kickstarter for their new album has already been funded and then some in less than a day. Any money beyond the goal will be used to support the upcoming tour and on the marketing of their new album.
Message from the BandEarlier today I filmed a video at the studio. In the video I thanked everyone for the overwhelming support of our project, and shared that we were more hopeful than ever that we would reach our goal.

I'm not posting that video right now because it's completely irrelevant. We have to make another, better video, in order for us to properly thank you profusely for giving us the ability to make music in this form at this juncture. Did you really just pledge over $30,000 in under 24 hours?

This is mind blowing. It's encouraging to my faith and the calling we feel in music... I think sometimes, while in the trenches of doubt, God reaches down and shows you that you are loved. This is one of those times. Thank YOU so much from everything within me. Your continued support keeps us going.

Now that we've reached our goal, as stated before anything above our goal will go to touring and marketing (like a music video). We'd love to tour the country again, a real, long tour, that hits every area. The more we raise, the more places we can go, and the cheaper the shows tickets will be. We'd love to go to Canada, UK, Europe, Southeast Asia and back to Australia. Those plane tickets are pricey, as well as expenses while we're in those places, but we'd do it just to break even. We'd love to have enough to be able to take our music to places it's never been!

I'm still debating what I'll do if 10% of our Facebook Likers back us (7,434 people). It will be crazy. Help me brainstorm by sending us a message.

I love you I love you I love you,

Matt

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09:36 AM on 03/09/12
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That's unbelievable. Good for them.
09:37 AM on 03/09/12
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Damn that is a crazy number they received in just one day. This better be a damn good album.
09:37 AM on 03/09/12
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I posted about this in the punk thread. Those rewards are insultingly terrible. Fuck these guys.
09:42 AM on 03/09/12
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That's so awesome. Ridiculously consistent group, who I feel have always been criminally underlooked.
09:43 AM on 03/09/12
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So awesome. I love everything they've done and I can't wait for this album.
09:45 AM on 03/09/12
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I posted about this in the punk thread. Those rewards are insultingly terrible. Fuck these guys.

Cue people saying "Well, if people are willing to pay...Then why not?!!" Which is all well and good, but if you take it at face value?

$150 for a 15-minute Skyp session. Doing the math, this guy thinks his time is worth $600/hour.
09:47 AM on 03/09/12
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I pledged $60, and by then they already had $30 000 anyway. Such good bundles.
09:48 AM on 03/09/12
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Cue people saying "Well, if people are willing to pay...Then why not?!!" Which is all well and good, but if you take it at face value?

$150 for a 15-minute Skyp session. Doing the math, this guy thinks his time is worth $600/hour.
I'm pretty sure it says at least 15 minutes. I'm sure that most of the Skype sessions will last longer than 15 minutes.
09:49 AM on 03/09/12
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Like this band, but those rewards are fucking shameful and took the band down a few pegs in my book. $6,000 for a song written for you? $400 for lunch and go-karts, and it doesn't even count towards transportation? $60 for a lock of hair? $55 for a Skype chat where you're only guaranteed 5 minutes? AND the above rewards don't even come with so much as a digital download of the record. Really kinda embarassing.
09:49 AM on 03/09/12
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Cue people saying "Well, if people are willing to pay...Then why not?!!" Which is all well and good, but if you take it at face value?

$150 for a 15-minute Skyp session. Doing the math, this guy thinks his time is worth $600/hour.
I think my 'favourite' reward is $60 for a clump of hair. Who the fuck does this guy think he is?
09:50 AM on 03/09/12
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I'm pretty sure it says at least 15 minutes. I'm sure that most of the Skype sessions will last longer than 15 minutes.

It's the principle of the thing. Kickstarter is a great tool, but when bands offer things like this it gets weird.
09:55 AM on 03/09/12
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I think my 'favourite' reward is $60 for a clump of hair. Who the fuck does this guy think he is?

That one was pretty clearly done with a sense of humor. It's the Skype stuff and songwriting ones that throw me off...
09:55 AM on 03/09/12
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I think my 'favourite' reward is $60 for a clump of hair. Who the fuck does this guy think he is?
Notice how there's a 55 dollar one that has all the good shit. Pretty sure they're taking that as a joke, which is why nobody bought those rewards.
09:57 AM on 03/09/12
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Jesus Christ. No pun intended.
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