Ryan Shaffer is creating Music & Anime
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I am a budding undergraduate Composition major who not only needs to get a foothold in his career early on, but also needs funds for copyright fees, audio equipment, and possibly reimbursement of session musicians.

    I am already invested in a digital audio workstation (DAW), basic instruments, and notation software; however, items such as microphones and audio interfaces are hard on a collegian's budget.  So is the necessity to protect one's own intellectual property (recordings, sheet music, and the compositions contained within).  Additionally, though to a lesser extent, I will need to enlist performers and/or session musicians to help bring my music to fruition, and thenceforth to the public; for commercial projects, paying said musicians royalties will be occasional but inevitable.  The digital age allows for some use of virtual instrument libraries, but only to a limited degree can one duplicate the sound of real instruments through synthesizers (it is not yet possible to completely duplicate and replace the human voice, for example).

 Finally, I am in the beginning stages of developing an anime, whose art and characters' voices will need to be done by someone other than myself.  Though I will be able to write the script and create the soundtrack, many more people will be needed for the processes of storyboarding, character design, environmental design, and dialogue.  These people will require compensation as well.

    I would greatly appreciate nearly any patronage you have to offer towards either of these goals.  Please trust that in funding me, you are funding the public's enjoyment of music and other entertainment.


    Thank you for your consideration.


https://soundcloud.com/ryan-shaffer
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Pledge $250 or more per month
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For donating this much towards my career as a musician, I will e-mail a demo recording of one of the songs set to be released on my upcoming album, Outen the Lights - An LP.

 For donating this much towards our anime project, I will send a signed, custom watercolor painting depicting one or more characters from the anime, based on our existing concept art at the time.
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With these funds, I could cover the costs of registering my music with the U.S. Copyright Office.
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I am a budding undergraduate Composition major who not only needs to get a foothold in his career early on, but also needs funds for copyright fees, audio equipment, and possibly reimbursement of session musicians.

    I am already invested in a digital audio workstation (DAW), basic instruments, and notation software; however, items such as microphones and audio interfaces are hard on a collegian's budget.  So is the necessity to protect one's own intellectual property (recordings, sheet music, and the compositions contained within).  Additionally, though to a lesser extent, I will need to enlist performers and/or session musicians to help bring my music to fruition, and thenceforth to the public; for commercial projects, paying said musicians royalties will be occasional but inevitable.  The digital age allows for some use of virtual instrument libraries, but only to a limited degree can one duplicate the sound of real instruments through synthesizers (it is not yet possible to completely duplicate and replace the human voice, for example).

 Finally, I am in the beginning stages of developing an anime, whose art and characters' voices will need to be done by someone other than myself.  Though I will be able to write the script and create the soundtrack, many more people will be needed for the processes of storyboarding, character design, environmental design, and dialogue.  These people will require compensation as well.

    I would greatly appreciate nearly any patronage you have to offer towards either of these goals.  Please trust that in funding me, you are funding the public's enjoyment of music and other entertainment.


    Thank you for your consideration.


https://soundcloud.com/ryan-shaffer

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Rewards
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 patrons
For donating this much towards my career as a musician, I will e-mail a demo recording of one of the songs set to be released on my upcoming album, Outen the Lights - An LP.

 For donating this much towards our anime project, I will send a signed, custom watercolor painting depicting one or more characters from the anime, based on our existing concept art at the time.