- Over the last 5 years Fake Four has been a risk taking independent record label Fake Four that is approaching their 50th release. Fake Four has released genre-pushing albums by progressive hip hop artists, experimental indie poppers & electronic producers. Today Fake Four founder Ceschi Ramos is starting an 18 month sentence on a questionable marijuana charge. After his family was threatened and he was forced to give a coached statement to Police in 2010 he ended up going to court for years. In the end he has taken a reasonable plea bargain compared to the 5-7 years he was facing. Right now the stability of Fake Four is being threatened by Ceschi's situation & the exorbitant amount of debt that has been accumulated due to legal fees.
- We truly feel that Fake Four is a filling a void with the music we release. We take risks, work hard, and go where very few people in this stagnant industry would dare to go. We believe that our voice is important and that our community is important. Your contribution will help Fake Four maintain and even grow further in spite of Ceschi's absence.
What We Need & What You Get
- We are asking for 15,000 but would actually love to see even more support if possible - with the rewards we're giving we're making it well worth your donation! Fake Four has regularly paid employees and our monthly overhead for the rest of 2013 is over $10,000 per month. It may sound insane, but every month we have to pay for manufacturing, publicists, radio promotions, recording budgets, design work, web maintenance fees, label management, shipping supplies, distribution fees and the list goes on.
- For your generous donations we have really put together some amazing rewards in proper Fake Four fashion. Even the smallest rewards here will be awesome. There are music & video links EXCLUSIVELY available for campaign funders, there are Fake Four gift boxes, and some campaign-only new FREE CESCHI shirt & Fake Four merchandise . For the first time we're offering membership to Fake Four that will ensure you receive our next 10 cds plus a member only shirt. We're even designing a Four Finger shaped USB drive filled with all 50 Fake Four related releases including the ONLY available digital version of Ceschi's very limited Cooler Than Cucumbers release "FORGOTTEN FOREVER". A number of the artists on Fake Four have even offered to make art, record & produce songs with a select number of campaign funders.
- Even if we don't reach this goal - all money will go towards Fake Four & the preservation of the label. Together we will find a way to make this work!
- Your support will not only show utmost support for Ceschi, it will help keep Fake Four alive and growing strong! If you're looking to help Ceschi, this will be the absolute way to do it. Ceschi has put back nearly every cent he's had into building Fake Four. Now that he can't provide his own work or funding there is nothing he would rather want. We plan on releasing 5 albums in the time of Ceschi's incarceration and your help will ensure that we continue to run everything as smoothly as possible. We're proud to say that Fake Four has become one of the most progressive, musically diverse & unique indie labels in the world today and you are helping us keep that vision alive. Let's keep our community strong & help it grow regardless of any obstacles.
Other Ways You Can Help
We've all been in tough spots (like right now) and understand if you can't donate right now. Regardless, you can still help! Do us a favor and help us spread the word about this campaign. Indiegogo has made it easy to share on your facebook page, twitter or other social networks. Go even further - text friends, blog about it, talk to people about it. This isn't your average music fundraiser. Let's raise awareness about it within our communities.
Fake Four would not exist without our loyal supporters and we can't tell you how much you mean to us.