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Published: 2013/09/04

Umphrey’s McGee Will Fund Hall of Fame Album Through PledgeMusic

Umphrey’s McGee has revealed the initial information for their annual Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 live compilation. This year the band has partnered with PledgeMusic to help fund the project.

The band explains:

Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 is finally here. You voted on the most noteworthy performances of the year, the votes have been tallied, and the master tapes are being compiled into an idealized 3+ hour “show” based on your favorites. The best of the best of 2012 is being edited and remastered for a plethora of digital, vinyl, and custom options.

This year, we have decided to take this interactive experience a step further by crowdsourcing the creation of the HOF album. We are partnering with PledgeMusic to not only offer a wider variety of HOF offerings than ever before but also to give all pledgers at any level access to a special ‘pledger-only’ part of the site. There you will find exclusive updates throughout the process: you’ll be able to see videos, photos, and audio of the entire process of putting the Hall of Fame together. Want a peek behind the curtain of the voodoo editing process? Ever seen vinyl being pressed at the plant? How about band members customizing the LP sleeves? Who knows, you might even get a few bonus tracks that didn’t make the final release or other goodies that are kicking around UM HQ! ::wink, wink::

Why go through all of this? Well, first of all we thought it would be more fun and interesting for you to get a look at the process all the way through — you voted on it, now you get to see how it all comes together. But we also want to put our collective efforts to good work, so a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at MUSC Children’s Hospital, the largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care center in the state of South Carolina. MUSC provided angelic care for several Umphrey’s babies and with our support, they can continue to provide that incredible care to those most in need.

So what are you waiting for? Pledge! You have one month. Tell your friends. Tell them to tell their friends. The more participation we get, the easier it is to throw more content to all you pledgers.

As always, thanks for lettin’ us do what we do.

Team UM

Incentives include customized band member jackets, autographed albums and guest list for a year.

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