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Archive for November, 2010

April Smith and The Great Picture Show: New Kickstarter Swag!

We’ve been talking a lot about the pretty cool rewards you can get for backing our Kickstarter campaign (I mean, hello, a trip to Disney!?!!?), and now April Smith and The Great Picture Show have come along to make things just a little bit cooler. How does a Joey’s Song CD and limited edition t-shirt plus a handwritten thank-you note from April Smith sound? Or – how does a Joey’s Song CD, limited edition t-shirt and a phone call from April sound? Yeah, sounds good, right? The toughest choice is choosing between the note and the call. The call gets you a live conversation, but the note last longer…decisions, decisions.

To net your April Smith goodness, make a pledge of $75 or more to our Kickstarter campaign.

Speaking of Kickstarter, we’re over halfway to our goal. To date, 63 very kind people have pledged $4, 470. We need to get that number up to $7,500 before December 16 if we’re going to see any of the pledge money, so while we’re making excellent progress, we’ve still got a ways to go.

If you haven’t made a pledge yet, please visit the Kickstarter page, read more about Joey’s Song, browse our rewards, and consider pitching in. If you have already pledged, we can’t say thank you enough (though we’ll say it often).

If you’ve already pledged – or even if pledging just isn’t possible for you right now – you can still help us out by spreading the word. Consider sending one person to our Kickstarter page today.

By the way, we will be adding new pledge rewards up until the deadline date, so stay tuned for updates.

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Get Involved!

As you might imagine, Epilepsy Awareness Month is close to our hearts here at Joey’s Song. Fighting epilepsy through music is our aim and increasing awareness and understanding about epilepsy is crucial in reaching our goal. This month, we’re asking for all hands on deck. There are so many things you can do to help us help the Epilepsy Foundation in their fight against seizure disorders. Here are five ideas to get you started:

1. Make a pledge to our Kickstarter campaign. Our goal is to raise $7,500 by December 16. In fact, if we don’t raise that much by that date, we don’t see a penny of the pledge money. That’s right – Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform, so even if we raise $7,499, we won’t get any of it without that last penny. That is why we need your help even if you have already made a pledge. Please consider sending your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and anyone else you can think of to our page. The minimum donation is $1, and every single donation in every single amount is gratefully received.

Remember, the money raised in our Kickstarter campaign is earmarked for production costs. Your donations will allow us to funnel every bit of the money raised through the sales of the Joey’s Song CDs to the Epilepsy Foundation, so please consider making a pledge yourself and helping up spread the word.

2. Get social with us. Come find us on Twitter and Facebook. That is where you will get breaking Joey’s Song news, like when new artists come on board. You can also use your own social networking pages to help us spread the word. Retweet us. Like us on Facebook. Post a link to our website. Tell your friends that you’ve made a pledge.

3. Join our mailing list. These newsletters bring you up to date on where exactly we are in the Joey’s Song project and new opportunities for you to get involved. You can sign up on our website.

4. Write about us. Do you have a blog/website? Consider sharing our story. We’re available to answer your questions and provide you with images and whatever else you need, any time. Cover our fundraising goals, cover the incredible music line-up we’ve put together or cover a little bit of everything. We’re here to help with your story any way we can.

5. Tell one person about Joey’s Song today. Just one. Mention us to a friend over coffee, your son or daughter as you’re driving them to school, the co-worker at the next desk, the clerk at your local record store – anyone. Not sure what to say? Visit our website to find out our story and browse the list of musicians involved in the Joey’s Song project.

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