From the site:
For those wondering why it costs so much to make this EP, here is a breakdown of my expenses:
$10,000 for studio time
$4,000 for Producer Expenses
$2,500 Travel/Accommodation Expenses (Southern California/East Coast)
$2,000 for Art/Promotion/Marketing for the EP
$1500 for Indiegogo Cut for Running This Campaign
Again, I reallyyyyy don't like it when people criticize how much it costs to record, but $14,000 for a producer/studio? He must be after a HUGE name to justify that.
Also, regarding travel - if he's going East Coast, that means he's not going Crummett.