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Realgrey is Crossing some lines of our own

Realgrey Records is not only central to our music community but a place that goes beyond the music—Realgrey is a proponent of human connection. Our community-run studio has given songwriters and creatives a place to write, to sing, to collaborate, to find their voice, to find each other and to find themselves. It’s a place where songwriters bring their unfinished work when they are hung up on the next line or the next chord. A place where creative minds come together in the grit of the creative process.

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Realgrey Records is launching a Kickstarter Friday July 22, 2022 and it will run until August 22, 2022. We are setting out to raise enough to hire skilled laborers and secure materials to complete the live room.

Our History:
In our early days we began meeting in a living room in Canton, Ohio. There was an abundance of songwriters gathering to share their songs and their creative processes. Ron Flack, our founder, wanted to capture the magic of what was happening in his living room and made a vocal booth from wheels and glass doors. On a monthly basis, we had a room full of songwriters that had never recorded their music but would leave the gathering with raw documentation of sharing their song for the first time—this is how our very first recordings came to be. The conversations that were happening around our living room recordings connected us to our collaborations. We knew the story behind the songs we sang and we knew the journey and heart behind the individual writing it. Month-after-month our circle began to broaden and so many songwriters were coming to gather that we outgrew the small living room space. Ron and the songwriting community began gathering to build a recording studio inside an unfinished Carriage House on the property with the vision that it would also be our new meeting place. Eventually, our monthly songwriting group spun-off into it's own entity called “Bring Your Song” and the studio became what we know it as today: “Realgrey Records.”

Our impact:
Realgrey holds space for everyone involved in the process of making music. Along-side the songwriting group that blossomed, we developed an internship program where aspiring audio technicians and engineers can be involved in the recording process and assist with projects that are being recorded at the studio. We include them in sessions to sharpen and explore their capabilities and to give them the opportunity to work with tools they never have before. Our goal is to allow artists, staff and studio interns to build upon their core competencies and build a bridge between where they are now and where they want to be.

If you’ve visited our studio or any of our Bring Your Song events, you might sense that what is happening here is unique. We asked some of the people in our community to share what our part in their musical journey has meant to them:

Realgrey has helped us grow, helped us write as we watch each other develop and blossom. The more we gathered together, the more evident the impact of this group was. What is transpiring here is a transmuting of creative energy resulting in a deeply connected community. The conversations and collaborations that have happened here have connected artists with each other and has given Realgrey the unique opportunity to become a part of the artist’s process, their craft, their journey, their story.


Our Vision:
The mantra behind everything we do is this: How are we helping artists cross lines? How are we helping them develop and enter into new territory? We ask ourselves this question with every line we cross ourselves. Our crossing lines approach is about creating an artist-centric experience that wraps our community and technology around the artist. Practically, taking an artist from point A to point B means something different for every individual that comes to us. It means giving them access to tools they never had access to before, connecting them with a team of engineers, producers, songwriters and studio musicians to help professionally develop their sound from the very beginning of the process to the very end—and to do it with heart. This allows the artist to self-discover with our support.

As a partner of our growing community, we want to continue to make recording accessible to everyone. We want to continue to invest in those passionate about documenting and preserving the music of our time. We want to continue to wrap our community and tools around the artist and dare them to take the next step into new territory. That’s where you come in.

Pledges


Pledge $25 or more
Cowbell Solo Club
Join our Cowbell Solo Club to receive:

• Play a cowbell solo in the live room
• Crossing Lines Sticker
• Sign our Sponsor Studio door



Pledge $50 or more
Collaborator Club
Join our Collaborator Club to receive:

• Crossing Lines t-shirt
• Crossing Lines Sticker
• Sign our Sponsor Studio door



Pledge $100 or more
Crossing Lines Club
Help us cross-lines and join the club while you're at it! Our crossing-lines club comes with:

• Crossing Lines T-shirt
• Crossing Lines Sticker
• Exclusive Grand Opening Concert Ticket
• Sign our sponsor studio door



Pledge $250 or more
Bronze Realgrey Membership
Purchase our Bronze Realgrey Membership as an artist to fund your next project or sponsor a project of an artist that you would like to be the catalyst for. Our Bronze Realgrey Membership comes with:

• 1 recording session
• Exclusive Grand Opening Concert Ticket
• Realgrey T-shirt and a sticker
• Sign our Studio Sponsor Door

*If you are purchasing a membership as a sponsor, you may choose an artist to sponsor or we will nominate one of our Realgrey artists.
*Membership does not include mixing and mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost.



Pledge $500 or more
Silver Realgrey Membership
Purchase our Silver Realgrey Membership as an artist to fund your next project or sponsor a project of an artist that you would like to be the catalyst for. Our Silver Realgrey Membership comes with:

• 2 recording sessions
• Artist's listening party or ticket for sponsor to attend
• Professional write-up for the artist on our artist page
• Special thanks to the sponsor on the project
• Grand Opening concert Ticket
• Realgrey T-shirt and a sticker
• Sign our Sponsor Studio Door

*If you are purchasing a membership as a sponsor, you may choose an artist to sponsor or we will nominate one of our Realgrey artists.
*Membership does not include mixing or mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost.

Pledge $1,000 or more
Gold Realgrey Membership
Purchase our Gold Realgrey Membership as an artist to fund your next project or sponsor a project of an artist that you would like to be the catalyst for. Our Gold Realgrey Membership comes with:

• 4 recording sessions
• Artist's listening party or ticket for sponsor to attend
• Professional write-up for the artist on our artist page
• Special thanks to the sponsor on the project
• Grand Opening concert Ticket
• Realgrey T-shirt and a sticker
• Sign Sponsor Studio Door

*If you are purchasing a membership as a sponsor, you may choose any artist to sponsor or we will nominate one of our Realgrey Artists. Recording packages do not include mixing and mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost.
*Membership does not include mixing and mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost



Pledge $2,000 or more
Platinum Realgrey Membership
Purchase our Platinum Realgrey Membership as an artist to fund your next project or sponsor a project of an artist that you would like to be the catalyst for. Our Platinum Realgrey Membership comes with:

• 8 recording sessions
• Artist's listening party or ticket to the party for the sponsor to attend
• Professional write-up for the artist on our artist page
• Special thanks to the sponsor on the project
• Grand Opening concert Ticket
• Realgrey T-shirt and a sticker
• Sign our Sponsor Studio Door

*If you are purchasing a membership as a sponsor, you may choose any artist to sponsor or we will nominate one of our Realgrey Artists.
*Membership does not include mixing and mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost.



Pledge $3,000 or more
Platinum Plus Membership + Music Video
Whether you or someone you know is dreaming of becoming a recording artist at Realgrey, our Platinum Plus membership includes all of the perks PLUS an in-house music video in our live room. You can purchase our Platinum-Plus Realgrey Membership as an artist to fund your next project or you can sponsor a project of an artist that you would like to be the catalyst for. Our Platinum + Realgrey Membership comes with:

• Live music video filmed by Pete Campbell with Claymore Pictures
• 12 recording sessions
• Artist's listening party or ticket to the party for the sponsor to attend
• Write-up for the artist on our artist page
• Special thanks to the sponsor on the project
• Grand Opening concert Ticket
• Realgrey T-shirt and a sticker
• Sign Sponsor Studio Door

*If you are purchasing a membership as a sponsor, you may choose any artist to sponsor or we will nominate one of our Realgrey Artists.
*Membership does not include mixing and mastering but can be arranged at an additional cost.





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