3 songs, 1 video, and a whole lottta nice people can help Ariel share her music with as many ears as possible!
My name is Ariel Rubin, I'm a singer/songwriter born on the west coast of Canada, now living in Cambridge, MA. Eight months ago I arrived here with a single goal: MAKE MUSIC! With this goal I had a plan...
Step 1 Take my recently released debut album and a handful of rough tracks and begin shopping myself around the Boston music scene
Step 2 Meet musicians, build a band and continue recording
Step 3 Take Boston, New England and beyond by storm!
I am excited to say that Cambridge has welcomed me with open arms! First I began working with Mike Davidson, a talented Boston-based producer, then Mike lined up a roster of amazing musicians to play on my album and most recently I booked a series of shows in Boston, Cambridge, New York and London. To summarize - things have been going swimmingly!
This campaign will raise money to promote and release my upcoming EP - Big Spoon.
Featuring cover art by the most talented Ms. Becky Comber and three lovingly produced tracks, this record will showcase my songs finally brought to their full potential.
While I have managed to finance the recording out of pocket; the expenses to print, press and create a PR campaign that includes photographs, merchandise and a music video are extensive.
I will also be compiling press kits to send to a vast list of college and independent radio stations across Europe and North America with the aim to gain airplay and begin building a larger fan base.
Simultaneously I will continue to work with my producer honing my songs.
And then there are the CD manufacturing costs...
To date recording fees have totaled over $7,000 and the next phase adds up to an additional $18,000. If I raise my goal you will have helped cover the majority of the costs listed below.
Music video (gear rental, lighting, stylist, travel, director) - $6000
Photographs (photographer, gear, stylist, makeup) - $2000
Web campaign (design and IT)- $2000
Artwork - $1500
CD production (pressing and packaging)- $1500
Radio mail out - $2000
Producer fees/artist development - $2000
Merch (t-shirts, posters, buttons) - $1000
I plan to use the release of Big Spoon to create a buzz about myself and my music while I continue to build a band, connect to a growing fan base and tour locally and abroad. Over the next 18 months I plan to release two more EPs, combining them with the tracks from Big Spoon to release a full album in 2012!
Raising money on Kickstarter is not simply about donations; it's a venue for trade, collaboration and support. My friends and I have a collection of beautiful, hand-crafted items waiting to be shared in thanks for your contributions.
Whether you donate $1 or $10,000 we appreciate you! It's so amazing for artists like Becky, Graydon and myself to have this venue to access the funds to our creativity!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Apr 15, 2011 - May 13, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Every Fan Counts! I will thank you on my website, send you good karma and give you a free digital download of the Big Spoon EP.
Pledge $10 or more
You've Got Fan Mail! I will thank you on my website, send you a hand-written thank you postcard picturing the album artwork and a free download of the Big Spoon EP.
Pledge $25 or more
We Love You! - Check Your Mailbox! I will thank you on my website, send you a thank you card picturing one of Becky Comber's sweet drawings from the video and a copy of both my first album and the Big Spoon EP.
Pledge $50 or more
I Fan You! I will thank you on my website, send you a band t-shirt in your size, a thank you card picturing one of Becky Comber's sweet drawings and a copy of both my first album and the Big Spoon EP.
Pledge $100 or more
The Care Package! I will thank you on my website, send you a high quality print of one of Becky Comber's drawings from the video, a band t-shirt in your size, a thank you card and a copy of my first album and the Big Spoon EP.
Pledge $250 or more
Fan-ship Framed! I will send you everything in The Care Package and an original signed giclée print of the album artwork by Becky Comber.
Pledge $500 or more
Singing Fan Mail! I will send you everything in The Care Package and write an original song for you and perform it either in person (if you are in Cambridge/Boston or I am traveling through your hometown) or via interweb.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Fans Clap Your Hands! I will send you everything in The Care Package and you will be invited to sit in on a future recording session and contribute percussion and hand claps to the song. Then I will cook you a homemade dinner shared with myself, my producer and the band. If you are not local you can contribute hand claps by recording them on your computer and sending us the track, which we will include in our mix and instead of dinner I will send you a box of homemade baked goodies.
Pledge $5,000 or more
A Year of Love! I will send you everything in The Care Package, two tickets to all shows you are able to attend in 2011/2012 and handmade fan mail sent to your house once a month for a year. My band and I will play a private show for you and your friends/family at your location of choice. If you are not local the solo show can be substituted for a live interweb performance. During the show I will perform an original song written just for you.