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Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby {CH}ArticleBot » Mar 14 2016, 11:31

Currently out on Kickstarter is a project you might be interested in: the first Heroes of Might and Magic piano sonata album and scorebook.

"The aim of the project is to release Paul Anthony Romero’s album and scorebook with the Heroes of Might and Magic game series soundtrack, recorded during the composer’s only piano concert in Torun, Poland during the 13th Tofifest International Film Festival on October 24, 2015."

The goal is to release the album both digitally and on CD and vinyl, and they have just under 2 weeks left to raise the $30.000 needed to see the project through.

 




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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Pol » Mar 14 2016, 21:54

Would be nice but money are missing.

I actually checked the previous bids from the same team and they were never successfull - apart from first Viola Organista project!

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Vitirr » Mar 16 2016, 19:23

It is a shame that they are not going to make it. It speaks volumes of the state of the community, but to say the truth their campaign is awful. If you've followed kickstarter a bit you know that it is not enough anymore to just present your idea with a sloppy video and have a big name behind (even if it is Paul Romero). You really have to post content and updates, drag the media, social networks, help spread the word. Here it looks like they want the fans to make all the work for them... no wonder why so few people has pledged, probably very few know about it.

I've contributed with my money and sending the news to rpgdot, but I guess it will be in vain.

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby mr.hackcrag » Mar 17 2016, 19:33

This would be cool, but it doesn't look like it will come close to the goal (why is it so expensive?)

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Karmakeld » Mar 17 2016, 23:06

I too wondered about the high costs. It could be stuff like expensive publisher or high quality paper being chosen for the scorebook and I also think vinyl is an additional expense, likely quite costly compared to cd. But 30k $ seems quite expensive. How many copies do they plan to release? If a regular cd release would cost anywhere near just 15k $ I don't think you'd see any underground/independent publishing's. The same goes for book printing. You'd have to sell alot of books to cover even a 10k $ bill. So I would seek out ways to reduce the costs and Vitirr is right, they should be better at doing some advertising. Just my 2 cent.

Edit: I believe there is somewhere near 300k people liking Heroes 3 on facebook, so a post in that particular group, advertising for a donation of 10 cent/person and they should be close to their goal :D
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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Coldy » Mar 21 2016, 18:34

I've backed the project a few days ago. First time I heard about it was here. I wonder if the project was advertised to all major communities.
It would be a shame if they didn't make it.

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Kalah » Mar 21 2016, 19:23

Well, I've done my part. :D
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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Pol » Mar 22 2016, 13:47

Last five days.

164 backers. Pledged $4,763 of $30,000 goal.

Still less than 169 backeres, which were for the Viola Organista CD and of course huge money gap.

No advertising killed the goat? :)

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Erwinner » Mar 22 2016, 21:46

I'd say the goat was definitely killed by the no advertising mate,
plus a few years ago this kickstarter would have probably made that much in one day, I think Heroes 6 and 7 have poisoned the well and nuked the goat of interest in Heroes, even though Paul is still great and has nothing to do with that lol

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Pol » Mar 26 2016, 15:20

Disturbingly sad.

Last 24hrs, not much closer at this moment. Received a "Thank You Letter". Hope that this can be somehow saved

Considering the number of participants it was actually success. 174 backers and almost 5000$ pledged. That should be enough for mp3, flac and piano sheet music book. Having everything just digital would save a lot of money - that however doesn't solve additional goodies.

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Steven Aus » Mar 26 2016, 15:23

AFAIK they don't get any money with Kickstarter if they don't at least reach the target.

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Re: Kickstart Paul Anthony Romero!

Postby Pol » Mar 26 2016, 17:42

It would work out of Kickstarter, that's a possibility.
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