Kathy Matthes is creating stories2music
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Sometimes something quite ordinary becomes something quite extraordinary.  The simple act of teaching myself how to use the Audacity sound editing software resulted in an amazing occurrence.  When I narrated one of my flash fiction stories in Audacity and chose four random pieces of film music as background music, the music synchonized with the story as if it had been written specifically for the story.  The music gave the story life and created a richer, more imaginative and emotional experience. 

It had to be a coincidence, but the same thing happened over and over as I experimented with more stories. There are now 16 stories2music--all with music that perfectly synchonizes with the stories.  Clearly, this is no coincidence.  It constantly astounds and amazes me, and I love the surprise of watching each new story come to life.  I have also recently put a poem to music (poetry2music), which was a surprising success.

You can read more about the "Story of the Stories" on the s2m blog: http://kmatthes.edublogs.org/about/

However, to be legal and ethical, the music pieces must be licensed in order to make them available on a website.  The least expensive licensing is "web-only" licensing, which means the audio stories can be listened to on a website, but they cannot be sold, downloaded or put on a CD.  The cost is $150 per music piece.  I have been able to license 11 stories, but 5 stories are awaiting licensing.  The cost of licensing is preventing me from putting the stories on the web.  It is also discouraging me from creating more stories because I can't license them.  The stories must also be copyrighted, which is $35 per story.

I am looking for patrons who believe in the stories and who want to help me get them licensed and available.  The next step is to purchase "sale" licenses so the stories could be sold.  Your support would make these stories available.  Thank you.
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Preview of new stories
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Preview to new stories before released to public

Acknowledgement of Support
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Preview of new stories before released to public

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Goals
$0 of $3,520 per month
Please note: This is not the amount I need each month from patrons. This is the amount I need to buy "sale" licenses for these stories. After they are licensed, I would at least $150/month to license new stories.


The second goal is to obtain "sale" licenses, so the stories could be sold on Amazon, iTunes, etc. to generate more funds for future stories.

West One Music and APM Music are giving me reduced rates to get the stories "sale" licenses.  

10 "True Love Imagined" stories ($1,900).
5 stand alone stories ($1620)

*Note: 10% of the funds go to Patreon and card processing fees.
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Sometimes something quite ordinary becomes something quite extraordinary.  The simple act of teaching myself how to use the Audacity sound editing software resulted in an amazing occurrence.  When I narrated one of my flash fiction stories in Audacity and chose four random pieces of film music as background music, the music synchonized with the story as if it had been written specifically for the story.  The music gave the story life and created a richer, more imaginative and emotional experience. 

It had to be a coincidence, but the same thing happened over and over as I experimented with more stories. There are now 16 stories2music--all with music that perfectly synchonizes with the stories.  Clearly, this is no coincidence.  It constantly astounds and amazes me, and I love the surprise of watching each new story come to life.  I have also recently put a poem to music (poetry2music), which was a surprising success.

You can read more about the "Story of the Stories" on the s2m blog: http://kmatthes.edublogs.org/about/

However, to be legal and ethical, the music pieces must be licensed in order to make them available on a website.  The least expensive licensing is "web-only" licensing, which means the audio stories can be listened to on a website, but they cannot be sold, downloaded or put on a CD.  The cost is $150 per music piece.  I have been able to license 11 stories, but 5 stories are awaiting licensing.  The cost of licensing is preventing me from putting the stories on the web.  It is also discouraging me from creating more stories because I can't license them.  The stories must also be copyrighted, which is $35 per story.

I am looking for patrons who believe in the stories and who want to help me get them licensed and available.  The next step is to purchase "sale" licenses so the stories could be sold.  Your support would make these stories available.  Thank you.

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Rewards
Access to my Patron-Only Feed
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to Patron-Only Content

Access to Patron-Only Polls

Name listed on Donation page

Member-Only Access on stories2music website
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to Patron-Only Content on Patreon

Access to a Members-Only section on the s2m website

Name listed on Donation page

Preview of new stories
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to Patron-Only Content on Patreon

Access to a Members-Only section on the s2m website

Preview to new stories before released to public

Acknowledgement of Support
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to Patron-Only Content on Patreon

Name listed on Donation page

Access to a Members-Only section on the s2m website

Preview of new stories before released to public

Acknowledgement at end of new stories and new ebooks