Dominic Balli: The Least of These Project

A new music project by independent artist Dominic Balli, to give a voice to the least of these, to bring hope, and to set in motion a different way of thinking.
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Dominic Balli
Music
Ventura, California
United States
2 Team Members

Dominic Balli 

The Story:

The sexual revolution of the 1960’s was just that, a revolution. It actually changed the way people thought. And you know what drove that revolution? Yep, the music. Songs have the ability to set into motion a certain type of thinking. When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” he was doing the same thing – changing the way people thought. So what if there was an album that helped change the way people thought about life, about God, about each other? And what if that album brought people hope? And what if it went beyond that and gave a voice to those who had no voice, to the least of these?DB

In September I began writing this album, and I couldn’t be more excited about these songs. And now it’s time to record the album and get it out to the world. I’m an independent artist, but being independent doesn’t necessarily mean I can do it alone. In fact, I can’t. And I think that’s the way it was meant to be. We were meant to need each other. I believe this album is something the world should hear, and I would be honored if you would join me in the process of making that happen.

You want the nitty gritty? Oh ok… Keep on reading… (A.D.D.? Maybe you just watch the video :D)

The Deets:

Making an album aint cheep you know! A record label budgets anywhere from $60k and beyond for the recording of an album. Because I have my own studio and produce most of my own music I am able to save a lot of money. However, there’s still much cost involved. I’ve got to hire the musicians, additional producers, engineers, programmers, editors, a dude to mix the album, and then get it mastered. It all adds up. So we need $35,000 to record the album, but in order to get the music and message out to the world ,and properly promote it, through compelling video content, touring, publicity, etc. we need to raise another $100,000! Yep, that’s right, a total of $135,000 to really do it right.

(By the way, if we don't raise AT LEAST $35,000 then your contributions are refunded and we don't record this album.) 

The Payback:

Making a really great album is really the best thing I can do to repay you for your involvement. BUT, as a way to say thank you, we’ve set up some super fun perks. Everything from early releases of the album with exclusive tracks, to me doing a private show at your house, to you spending a day with me in my studio, or even a trip for two to Brazil!

Can’t contribute financially, but still want to be a part? We’d love it if you would help spread the word. Tell somebody! Or everybody.

“We weren’t meant to do this alone.”

Love,

Dom

Dominic Balli Live

 

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  • $1USD
    Virtual High Five

    For real. Stick out your hand. Swat the air. Ouch! Nice. That was a good one!

    4 claimed
  • $10USD
    Early Exclusive Digital Album

    Get an exclusive digital download of the album two weeks before the street date (release date). It’ll have all the tracks from the album, plus special tracks that noone else has!

    40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $15USD
    Physical CD

    Feeling nostalgic? Audiophile? Go old school and get better audio quality with this collectors item CD. Nah, it’s not a collectors item. But soon they all will be, right?! (We’ll pay for shipping) + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $25USD
    Personalized Autographed CD

    Autographed CD with a personal love note just for you! (We’ll pay for shipping). + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $35USD
    Limited Edition T Shirt

    Custom made and printed on the highest quality fabrics, this limited edition T Shirt will only be available to those supporting this project. (We’ll pay for shipping). + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $50USD
    Custom T + Autographed CD

    Get both and save some dough! Get the Limited Edition T Shirt, AND the Personalized, Autographed CD. (We’ll pay for shipping). + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $100USD
    The Combo Pack

    One of each of my three previously released albums ("Public Announcement", "American Dream", "Christmas in Cali") - autographed. + The new album autographed with a personal note from me. + Limited edition T Shirt. (We’ll pay for shipping). + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $100USD
    Personal Skype Call

    Let’s skype! I’ll call you, we’ll video chat for a bit, then I’ll play you your favorite Dominic Balli song, and maybe even play you an acoustic version of one of the new songs! + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $100USD
    Exclusive Listening Party

    Once the album is finished we’re going to have an invite only party in So Cal, and we’d love you to be there. We’ll mail you an all access listening party laminate (this is your ticket to get in), then make your way to Southern California and we’ll rage! + Early, exclusive digital album. (Guests pay for travel to CA).

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $200USD
    "Behind the Music" Video Calls

    I’d love to take a group of you behind the scenes. We’ll get on a video call each week for six weeks. You can ask me anything, I’ll talk about the songs, what we did in the studio this week, shoot, I’d even love to get your feedback on the some new music before anyone else hears it. + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $500USD
    The VIP "All In" Package

    Come to the So Cal album release show and hang backstage with us! We’ll grub, hug, take some pics. It’ll be fun. PLUS you’ll receive all these other perks: “Behind the Music” Video Calls + Exclusive Listening Party + Personal Skype Call + Limited Edition T Shirt + Personalized Autographed CD + Early, exclusive digital album. (Guests pay for travel to CA). (Note: Listening Party and the album release show will be over consecutive days (i.e. Fri/Sat) to make it easier for out of state travelers).

    1 out of 25 claimed
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  • $500USD
    The Studio Hang

    Come hang out with us in my new studio for a day while we’re recording, and get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new album. Who knows, maybe we’ll even record some hand claps or gang vocals together while you’re here! + Early, exclusive digital album. (Guests pay for travel to CA).

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  • $1,500USD
    A Day In the Life of...

    You (or you guys) come to Cali and we’ll hang. Get tacos on the pier, chit chat (I’d love to hear your story, and share mine if you want), then take you to my studio and show you some new music (we’ll even jam if you want). Then we’ll hop over to my favorite vegan place (I’m not a vegan, but this place is insane!), and then go back to my house and bake cookies with my wife and kids. OR, you come up with an entirely different plan! + Early, exclusive digital album. (Guests pay for travel to CA).

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  • $2,500USD
    House Show

    We’ll make it easy! I’ll cover my travel, lodging, and food, and show up with everything I need for the show. You just get your people there. I’ll play a totally unplugged, storyteller set for you and your guests. And at the end of the night everyone will walk away with an autographed copy of the new album. (NOTE: This is for acoustic, PRIVATE HOUSE SHOWS ONLY. For normal bookings email booking@dominicballi.com. (House shows will be scheduled for 2014). + Early, exclusive digital album.

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  • $8,500USD
    VIP Brazil Trip For Two

    For real? Yep! All expenses paid. We’ll fly you +1 to Brazil to meet up with us on tour and we’ll hang out together for 3 days. We’ll put you up at a Hotel for 2 nights, feed you some of the most amazing food you’ve ever had, drink coconut water straight from the coconut, and you’ll hang backstage with us at our shows. + Studio hang. + VIP Package. (NOTE: If you want to extend this into your own vacation in Brazil, just let us and know and we can book your return flights on a later date).

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