The holidays are almost here! Help me craft the best songs to commemorate our lifetime. Join me in creating a holiday legacy! :)
Have you ever had that one dream? Something you've held in your heart since you were a kid? I love music. I love Christmas. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write a great Christmas song.
The kind of song that will be played in malls and on the radio for the rest of my life, and hopefully beyond my life. Played for the rest of my children's lives and generations after them to come.
It has been a long while since we've heard some great new Christmas music. Many of the Christmas standards we know were written in the 50's, 60's and 70s. You're probably thinking "What about Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You?" Well you probably don't realize this, but even that song is 20 years old. I've dedicated my life to become one of the great Christmas songwriters of our time.
For the last year, I have written over 300 original Christmas songs - I've written and worked on these songs consecutively everyday. I have dedicated my life to this goal and put everything on the line. My marriage, my job, my family, my money, my sanity. Everything. My boss did not accept my resignation for weeks and said it would be career suicide. I have subjected my husband to daily Christmas music and more than pressed his tolerance to the limits. My family has been very concerned over my decisions to put my career on hold to pursue my dream. I've put everything on the line to really go after this, and having spent a year towards this dream - I cannot stop now. Out of the hundreds of songs I've written, I've chosen 14 to narrow down into this years 7 song EP tentatively entitled "Everyday Holidays." Holidays because this EP will have other great holiday tracks! Not just Christmas :)
In the last year, all the fear, sweat and tears had been worth it. My first EP "Naughty and Nice" hit Top 10 iTunes during the holiday season last year. My journey has been captured in a documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets entitled "Failure Club." I've earned award nominations and recognition for my songs, including the International Songwriters Competition and Streamy Awards. Here is "A Christmas Song"
This year, I've got some truly EXCITING collaborations cooking. I've been working with some of the BEST Grammy nominated musicians and producers on my journey. I've been told that this record is even better than the last!
This is my first Kickstarter campaign, and I promise that each and every pledger to my project will be invited to be part of this musical legacy. Your promise to me, is my promise to you. Together we will create the best holiday music possible. If there is any record you would want to fund - it will be this one! :)
Pledges are going to go towards the following:
Every single dollar pledged up to $10K will go towards:
- Studio & Equipment Rental
- Hiring and retaining top notch producers, mixers and mastering engineers.
- Hiring my favorite most amazing musicians! Many of which have worked on my last EP "Naughty & Nice" and others who have come on to kick these songs up a notch and a half! They all deserve every dollar they get. Great holiday music deserves great instruments!
Raising the $10K would be a blessing that I would pay forward, after all - it's the Holidays :) The season of giving and perpetual hope is something that lives inside me everyday.
The core of writing the songs that I do is to help spread the holiday joy that I hold so dear to me. Holiday songs are meant to evoke a sense of joy and a sharing spirit. What I've learned since embarking on this journey is that this is not a mission I can do alone. It takes a village to create these songs, and a village to bring them out into the world. By pledging your support, you become part of the village to bring new holiday music to us all. Everyone who becomes part of my journey will be given exclusive updates and personal messages about how my journey is going this year, and have a special place in the legacy.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my campaign and looking forward to hearing from you and writing a Christmas card to you in the future! :) Merry Christmas!
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As with recording any album, there are some snafu's that come. Pro-tools crashes, hard drives fail, diva musician attitudes prevail! Music and production is a work in progress! Being a perfectionist I want to make sure the songs I select are the best reflection of everyone's work and pledge. Christmas comes every year, in my case EVERYDAY! I will promise to you my best to make sure we will all share in the wonder of the holiday spirit :)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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I am a quite accomplished sketcher. If you pledge $10, I will draw a picture of you -- and a prop of your choice -- with a Santa hat on. :) I'm like a Christmas Picasso!!!!Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive a holiday greeting with your advanced digital download of my new EP tentatively titled "Everyday Holidays." Hear it before anyone else!Estimated delivery:
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Deck the Halls! You'll get an advanced copy of ""Everyday Holidays." An autographed Limited Edition Christmas Ornament A great package to help with the decorating of your Christmas tree!Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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Backers will receive a limited edition signature "Ho" T-Shirt, a handwritten Christmas card thank you and a limited edition signed copy of "Naughty & Nice" EP and an advanced copy of "Everyday Holidays."Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Ho, ho, ho! Santa promises to fill your stocking for being so nice! You'll receive a handwritten personalized Holiday card, a limited edition Christmas ornament, a "Ho" T-shirt. You will receive both limited edition CD's of "Naughty & Nice" EP and "Everyday Holidays," as well as bonus download EP of never before heard "Acoustic Sessions." PLUS... at this level, you will receive a sweet treat! Limited edition custom candies to celebrate "Everyday Holidays."Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Backers will be acknowledged as an Executive Producer within my next music video and/or EP. You will also receive an ornament, a red or green "Ho" t-shirt and a personalized Christmas card, along with a signed copy of my "Naughty & Nice" EP and a limited edition CD of "Everyday Holidays."Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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To truly become part of the EP, I will write a song and include your name or someone you love in the verse of a song on the EP. If there is a special holiday memory you'd like for me to use as inspiration to share - I can do that as well. You will be acknowledged as an Executive Producer on the record as well as receive an limited edition ornament, T-Shirt and a limited edition CD of both "Naughty & Nice" and "Everyday Holidays."Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Private holiday performance customized for your family gathering or office holiday party. The holiday performance includes limited edition CD's of "Everyday Holidays" for party attendees. This offer is limited to the lower 48 states. Although I would love to visit Alaska and Hawaii.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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