BackerKit FAQ

How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.

To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.

All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.

Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.

Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.

When will I be charged for my pledge?

Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.

The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.

Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.

Project FAQ

Why BackerKit?

We at The Black Piper value innovation, and we especially value innovators who listen. BackerKit is both of these. From the beginning of our relationship, they have made it clear that they want to hear what creators and backers alike have to say. In addition, BackerKit has a vision for the future of crowdfunding that we, frankly, want to be a part of.

Virtual Choir: Do I Need To Record At A Studio?

No. While the better the recording gear you have access to, the better for us, going to a studio is not necessary! We can use cellphone recordings as well as studio microphones, podcasting microphones, and everything in-between.

So... Why Crowdfunding?

When we Kickstarted our debut album, Kaladin, we learned a lot. The process was grueling, and we were a small team. No one knew who we were, and we had no idea if we would succeed. But we had the dream, the training, and the drive. Ultimately, the experience was rewarding. As a result of that campaign, we not only funded a successful book soundtrack, Kaladin, (owing to the incredible fans), but we also built some remarkable relationships and forged lifelong friendships we would not have otherwise. We would not trade the connecting bonds we made for anything. Also, during the Kickstarter, and throughout the subsequent production, the fans rose up and were a powerful force, pooling together to make Kaladin a reality. That album belongs to them. This album - The Black Prism - belongs to you! We want to share the process of creation with you. When you back our project, you become a part of it!

Where Can I Find the Anthology Submission Guidelines

You can find all the info you need (including themes and submission details) here: -- If you become an Anthology Submitter, happy writing!

When Will The 3-Song Mini-Album Be Gifted?

Once the campaign ends, we will be focusing all of our attention on producing the Lightbringer album and fulfilling the merchandise. Once we have completed the Lightbringer album (which will be released by November 1, 2022), we will turn our attention on the 3-Song Mini-Album, which we are targeting to have completed and sent to you sometime in Q1 2023.

I Pledged In The First 48 Hours! If I Change My Pledge, Do I Still Get The Early Bird Rewards?

The Early Bird rewards you receive will be based on the final pledge you choose. If you initially pledged with a Digital Only Tier (1A, 2A, 3A), but change to a non-Digital Only Tier (1B, 2B, 3B, 4+), you'll receive both Early Bird rewards (Pin and Art Pack). But if you started with a non-Digital Only Tier and switch to a Digital Only Tier, you will receive only the Art Pack.

Virtual Choir: Do I Need To Be a Professional Singer?

No. While the better the recording gear you have access to, the better for us, going to a studio is not necessary! We can use cellphone recordings as well as studio microphones, podcasting microphones, and everything in-between.

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