VLP Summer 2014 NEW Single, Music Video, Live Album & Publicity Push

VLP is getting ready for an awesome summer of music with a brand new single, music video, & live album release for Summer 2014! But we need YOUR HELP to finish!
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Vince Lujan
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The Plan

Since 2007 the Vince Lujan Project has been a self sufficient, self sustaining, live music act that has funded numerous projects internally by raising their own money, paying cash out-right & even using the dreaded credit card in order to give their very best to their fans. With the advent of crowd sourced funding, (something VLP hasn't tried before) and with various projects in the "half completed" stage due to a lack of funding, VLP is poised to take the plunge and is counting on you to help see these projects through! 

The fellas have met and weighed the options, and as much as we'd like to finish these projects on our own, as we have in the past, we simply can't afford it and don't want to take another risk of enslaving ourselves to credit card debt after we just recently paid off our last studio album.

 By helping us achieve our fundraising goals, you will be actively taking a part in the success of VLP and the completion of some projects that have had to sit unfinished for nearly 3 years while we have struggled to raise funds. 

But more than that, you'll be taking a stand for artists who sacrifice so much to give of their heart and soul, expertise and training, in an industry that is so very difficult to maintain a credible, professional standing. 

People do not often realize the costs associated with being an independent artist and we hope that this initial VLP crowd sourcing campaign will shed some light on this fact to our fans and others about the cost it takes to share art/music at the very high levels that most of us come to expect/demand when we see/hear any artist. Unfortunately, if an artist doesn't look their very best, sound their very best, and present all facets of themselves to the utmost level, the general public has a tendency to write them off and consider their work not as "viable" as some so called "main stream" acts that has the tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars behind them to promote their musical offerings.

We need YOUR help to FINISH what we have already spent loads of time and money on and we want to PARTNER with YOU in a fresh and new way! 


What We Need & What You Get

Line itemized breakdown:

  • Finish NEW live album - disc feature via Producer Marty Laye: $1,300
  • Live album artwork / graphic design with Landa Morgan of Nfuxion Graphic Art & Design: $1,000
  • Mechanical licensing fees for "cover" songs on the album via Harry Fox Agency: $1,000
  • Disc Production and Duplication with DiscMakers: $1,500
  • NEW Single of "Cooler" mixing, mastering, online release: $500
  • NEW Music Video of "Cooler" with director Daniel Alpizar: $2,500 (includes videographer, crew, equipment rentals, post production and rendering, facilities, travel, actors, room & board for band, misc production costs)
  • Working with publicist Danielle Cortese of DCE International Entertainment & Publicity for summer 2014  to execute timing, release and coverage of VLP's Summer 2014 projects: $7,000
  • IndieGoGo Fees: $1,200

PERKS! - what you get:

  • $2 - advanced copy ahead of the world wide release (Fri June 13th) of the NEW single of "Cooler" featuring jazz trumpet legend Tony Lujan, a protege of the legendary Clark Terry. (mp3 download)
  • $5 - physical copy of a special edition CD called "The Evolution of Cooler" that includes all the known recordings of VLP's signature latin funk, jazz blues, rock pop tune. (includes previous perk)
  • $15 - advanced copy of the NEW live album by VLP in digital format (includes all previous perks)
  • $25 - physical copy of the NEW live album of VLP (includes all previous perks)
  • $35 - physical copy of the NEW live album of VLP and a reissued copy of VLP's Echo Lab Revisited & your name on our "Gratitude Wall" on our website. (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)
  • $50 - FULL COLOR, NEW 11 X 17 POSTER announcing the release of VLP's NEW live album you helped bring to reality! (includes all previous perks -only 1 copy of new live CD)
  • $60 - Framed, Handwritten, Signed, Lyric Sheet of a VLP song of your choosing done on parchment paper and color ink of your choosing by Vince himself! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)
  • $75 - 1 Hour (or so, we're not that picky) ONLINE VIDEO INTERVIEW with CORE MEMBERS of VLP - Vince, Taylor & James! Ask us questions, stories, songs, & we'll record it for you too! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)
  • $80 - SIGNED & PERSONALLY DEDICATED NEW CD & POSTER  by ALL VLP band members! Vince, Taylor, James, Greg, Jamie, & Evan! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD & poster)
  • $95 - SIGNED & PERSONALLY DEDICATED NEW CD, POSTER & EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT by ALL VLP band members! Vince, Taylor, James, Greg, Jamie & Evan! (includes all pervious perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $100 - 1 Hour (or so, we're not that picky) MUSIC LESSON with any band member of your choosing! Choose from guitar, vocal, keys, drums, bass, sax, or trumpet! Online or In person if within the DFW immediate area. (includes all pervious perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $150 - YOU NAME IN PRINT in the LINER NOTES of NEW live album by VLP! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $200 - PHOTO SHOOT with BAND! We will take a photo with you and get it signed & framed! In addition you get to hang with the fellas and have a sit-down interview with the guys that we'll tape and give to you!
  • $250 - VLP STUDIO EXPERIENCE! say you were there! Be with the band as they record a brand new song in the studio! Get prepared for one amazing day of music making, watch and listen as a new musical creation comes to life! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $300 - DINNER WITH VLP! It's dinner on us at your favorite restaurant! This one will only happen after you've had a chance to experience all the previous perks! Well worth the wait! The fellas love good food and good company and can't wait to share it with you! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $350 - INVITATION TO EXCLUSIVE LISTENING PARTY to NEW LIVE ALBUM! Listen to the NEW Live album before anyone else gets their copy, even the digital download! This is an intimate gathering of only the band members and their closest family and friends and won't be advertised anywhere and is an exclusive, invitation only event! If possible, will include premier of NEW "Cooler" music video! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $400 - DUO CONCERT! Local DFW Area House Concert! Vince plus any 1 other VLP band member will play your house party for an evening of music and story telling you will remember for a lifetime! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt) (does not include travel expense, accommodations, meals, if outside the immediate DFW Metroplex area)
  • $500 - ONLINE Song Dedication arrangement of a cover or original, yours or ours, delivered online! For birthdays, anniversary, mothers day, fathers day, etc. & PERSONAL ONLINE CONCERT with entire VLP band! You pick the set list from our list of covers and originals! And we'll record it for you too! (includes all previous perks, except $400 level DUO house concert - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)
  • $600 - TRIO CONCERT! Local DFW Area House Concert! Vince plus any 2 other VLP band members will play your house party! (includes all previous perks, except $400, & $500 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt) (does not include travel expense, accommodations, meals, if outside the immediate DFW Metroplex area)
  • $800 - Vince will write you a song, record it simply, perform it & post it to YouTube! You will work personally with Vince and craft the subject matter, theme, lyric and melody! Songwriting is such a special experience and Vince can't wait to share it with you! (includes all previous perks, and choose ONLY 1 of the following: either the $400, $500, or $600 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt) (does not include travel expense, accommodations, meals, if outside the immediate DFW Metroplex area)
  • $1,000 - 5 PIECE BAND VLP HOUSE CONCERT EXPERIENCE! Picture this, Vince, James, Taylor, Greg, & Jamie come to your place for an unforgettable evening of music for you and your closest friends! We work with you to create a memory you won't ever forget! (includes all previous perks, except the $400, $500, & $600 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt) (does not include travel expense, accommodations, meals, if outside the immediate DFW Metroplex area)
  • $1,500 - VIP VLP HOUSE CONCERT TREATMENT! This is it folks! The creme de la creme of VLP experiences! This is "jam banding" at it's finest! And will include: bass, drums, guitars, keys, vocals, sax, trumpet, & a very special guest! (includes all previous perks, except the $400, $500, $600 & $1,000 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt) (does not include travel expense, accommodations, meals, if outside the immediate DFW Metroplex area) 
  • We will finish as many projects as we can with whatever funds we receive. We will go in the order presented in the line itemized breakdown of costs.

The Impact

Every penny of your support goes toward making and then promoting VLP's NEW LIVE ALBUM, single, music video and more!

The difference your contribution will make:

  • Furthering the livelihood of the fellas of VLP by allowing them to continuing making their art to a very high standard while not going hungry or incurring more debt to do so.
  • Spread the power of music through education and materials by partnering with the International House of Blues. Read on to find out more...

Stretch Goal - $20,000  

If we reach $20,000 -- which covers all production costs for all projects -- we will donate $1,000 plus 10% of any funds contributed above $16,000, on behalf of all of us, to the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF BLUES FOUNDATION which helps give lessons and instruments and special programs to underprivileged kids in communities all across the nation and helps to promote music education! - http://www.ihobf.org 


Other Ways You Can Help!

Some folks may not be able to contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Help us get the word out by making some noise about this campaign!
  • Send out personal invitations, use Facebook, Twitter and other social media!
  • Use the Indiegogo share tools!

LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

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  • $2USD
    NEW "Cooler" SINGLE!!

    An advanced copy ahead of the world wide release (Fri June 13th) of the NEW single of "Cooler" featuring jazz trumpet legend Tony Lujan, a protege of the legendary Clark Terry. (mp3 download)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $5USD
    The Evolution of "Cooler" CD

    A physical copy of a special edition CD called "The Evolution of Cooler" that includes all the known recordings of VLP's signature latin funk, jazz blues, rock pop tune. (includes previous perk)

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  • $15USD
    MP3 DOWNLOAD LIVE VLP ALBUM!

    An advanced copy of the NEW live album by VLP in digital format (includes all previous perks)

    4 claimed
  • $25USD
    NEW LIVE ALBUM VLP CD

    A physical copy of the NEW live album of VLP (includes all previous perks)

    10 claimed
  • $35USD
    THE NEW & THE REISSUE

    A physical copy of the NEW live album of VLP and a reissued copy of VLP's Echo Lab Revisited & your name on our "Gratitude Wall" on our website. (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)

    2 claimed
  • $50USD
    FULL COLOR POSTER

    A FULL COLOR, NEW 11 X 17 POSTER announcing the release of VLP's NEW live album you helped bring to reality! (includes all previous perks -only 1 copy of new live CD)

    3 claimed
  • $60USD
    LYRIC SHEET of a VLP SONG

    $60 - Framed, Handwritten, Signed, Lyric Sheet of a VLP song of your choosing done on parchment paper and color ink of your choosing by Vince himself! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)

    1 claimed
  • $75USD
    ONLINE VIDEO INTERVIEW

    1 Hour (or so, we're not that picky) ONLINE VIDEO INTERVIEW with CORE MEMBERS of VLP - Vince, Taylor & James! Ask us questions, stories, songs, & we'll record it for you too! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD)

    2 claimed
  • $80USD
    SIGNED NEW CD & POSTER

    A SIGNED & PERSONALLY DEDICATED NEW CD & POSTER by ALL VLP band members! Vince, Taylor, James, Greg, Jamie, & Evan! (includes all previous perks - only 1 copy of NEW live CD & poster)

    1 claimed
  • $95USD
    SIGNED CD, POSTER & T-SHIRT

    A SIGNED & PERSONALLY DEDICATED NEW CD, POSTER & EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT by ALL VLP band members! Vince, Taylor, James, Greg, Jamie & Evan! (includes all pervious perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    1 claimed
  • $100USD
    MUSIC LESSON &/or CONSULTATION

    1 Hour (or so, we're not that picky) MUSIC LESSON &/or CONSULTATION with any band member of your choosing! Choose from guitar, vocal, keys, drums, bass, sax, or trumpet! Online or In person, if within the DFW immediate area. (includes all pervious perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    0 claimed
  • $150USD
    YOUR NAME IN LINER NOTES

    YOUR NAME IN PRINT in the LINER NOTES of NEW live album by VLP! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

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  • $200USD
    PHOTO SHOOT WITH VLP

    PHOTO SHOOT with BAND! We will take a photo with you and get it signed & framed! In addition you get to hang with the fellas and have a sit-down interview with the guys that we'll tape and give to you!

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  • $250USD
    VLP STUDIO EXPERIENCE

    $250 - VLP STUDIO EXPERIENCE! say you were there! Be with the band as they record a brand new song in the studio! Get prepared for one amazing day of music making, watch and listen as a new musical creation comes to life! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    0 claimed
  • $300USD
    DINNER WITH VLP

    $300 - DINNER WITH VLP! It's dinner on us at your favorite restaurant! This one will only happen after you've had a chance to experience all the previous perks! Well worth the wait! The fellas love good food and good company and can't wait to share it with you! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    0 claimed
  • $350USD
    INVITATION TO LISTENING PARTY

    $350 - INVITATION TO EXCLUSIVE LISTENING PARTY to NEW LIVE ALBUM! Listen to the NEW Live album before anyone else gets their copy, even the digital download! This is an intimate gathering of only the band members and their closest family and friends and won't be advertised anywhere and is an exclusive, invitation only event! If possible, will include premier of NEW "Cooler" music video! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    0 claimed
  • $400USD
    DUO HOUSE CONCERT

    $400 - DUO CONCERT! Local DFW Area House Concert! Vince plus any 1 other VLP band member will play your house party for an evening of music and story telling you will remember for a lifetime! (includes all previous perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

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  • $500USD
    SONG DEDICATION & CONCERT

    $500 - ONLINE Song Dedication arrangement of a cover or original, yours or ours, delivered online! For birthdays, anniversary, mothers day, fathers day, etc. & PERSONAL ONLINE CONCERT with entire VLP band! You pick the set list from our list of covers and originals! And we'll record it for you too! (includes all previous perks, except $400 level DUO house concert - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    0 claimed
  • $600USD
    TRIO HOUSE CONCERT

    $600 - TRIO CONCERT! Local DFW Area House Concert! Vince plus any 2 other VLP band members will play your house party! (includes all previous perks, except $400, & $500 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

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  • $800USD
    VINCE WRITES YOU A SONG

    $800 - Vince will write you a song, record it simply, perform it & post it to YouTube! You will work personally with Vince and craft the subject matter, theme, lyric and melody! Songwriting is such a special experience and Vince can't wait to share it with you! (includes all previous perks, AND CHOOSE ONLY 1 of the following: either the $400, $500, or $600 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    5 PIECE VLP HOUSE CONCERT

    5 PIECE BAND VLP HOUSE CONCERT EXPERIENCE! Picture this: Vince, James, Taylor, Greg, & Jamie come to your place for an unforgettable evening of music for you and your closest friends! We work with you to create a memory you won't ever forget! (includes all previous perks, except the $400, $500, & $600 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

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  • $1,500USD
    VIP VLP HOUSE CONCERT

    VIP VLP HOUSE CONCERT TREATMENT! This is it folks! The creme de la creme of all VLP experiences! This is "jam band-ing" at it's finest! The band will include: bass, drums, guitars, keys, vocals, sax, trumpet, & a very special guest! (includes all previous perks, except the $400, $500, $600 & $1,000 level perks - only one copy of signed, NEW live CD, poster & T-shirt)

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