I'm attempting to raise $5,000 so I can pour my heart and soul into a new, beautifully crafted album - for me, and you!
Well hey there!
Come and listen:
I'm Haley Dreis, a singer-songwriter from Columbia, SC. For those of you tuning in for the first time, I've been happily writing my own music over the past two years. I released my first album, "Beautiful To Me" in 2009. It allowed me to be part of some wonderful adventures touring across the Southeast with Jay Clifford (formerly of Jump Little Children), and performing alongside national acts We the Kings and Tonic. It made me realize that I would love to do nothing more than create and deliver music for the rest of my life - for me and you.
I'm excited to announce that I'll be recording my second record! It will be an EP of 7 carefully crafted and selected songs and I'll be working with some stellar musicians and producers in the industry.
I'll be working with Josh Kaler and Jay Clifford at Hello Telescope studios in Charleston, SC (http://hellotelescope.com), who recently recorded William Fitzsimmons' upcoming record. I'll also be recording 2 of my tracks with Kenny McWilliams and Eric McCoy at Archer Avenue Studios in Columbia, SC.
I'm not sure if you know this, but I'm an independent artist. That means I do this all by myself! That includes funding my record. I'm also a full-time college student at University of South Carolina, so that expense is gonna be really tough for me (nearly impossible?)
Unfortunately, it's incredibly expensive to record an album - probably more than you expect! $5,000 to be exact. Here are my costs: I'll be paying for time in the studio, musicians, producers, mixing, mastering, and printing the first 1,000 copies of my record - phew! But hey, the good news is you're here and we can do this together :-)
I've got some really cool incentives for you, like exclusive video updates in the studio, music you won't be able to get on the album or anywhere else - even a private acoustic performance in your home for you, your family and friends.
Here's how it works:
1 - You'll pledge what you are excited and comfortable to contribute
2 - I'll pour my heart out into this absolutely exciting endeavor
3 - You'll receive beautiful new music by Haley Dreis and goodies tailored just for you!
This can't happen if I don't raise my goal of $5,000.
Hmm.......can we do this?
I think so - but I need your help. Your love and support is what keeps this going and alive. I encourage you to take advantage of these one-of-a-kind incentives and comfortably contribute as much as possible.
Thank you so much for keeping music alive! You're the best -
*Note -- Good news! I announced in my video that an album pre-order will be listed for $30. I messed up, It's actually $20 - even less $!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Jan 5, 2011 - Feb 4, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Any pledge of $1 or above will get exclusive video updates of the whole project: behind-the-scenes and in the studio.
Pledge $5 or more
Get your name/link on my website.
Pledge $10 or more
Get the above, plus receive a digital copy of my first album, "Beautiful To Me" + one of the tracks off the EP a week before it is released.
Pledge $15 or more
Receive the video file of the music video I'm filming for one of the tracks off the EP. I'm campaigning a local animal shelter in Columbia, SC , Pets Inc. and the video will involve puppies.
Pledge $20 or more
Get all of the above, plus a pre-order for an autographed copy of the EP a week before it is released.
Pledge $30 or more
Get all of the above, plus an acoustic bonus track of a song off the new EP.
Pledge $50 or more
Get all of the above, plus receive an exclusive studio produced bonus track you won't be able to get on the album or anywhere else + an autographed Haley Dreis poster.
Pledge $75 or more
A beautifully framed and personalized copy of hand drawn lyrics to your favorite Haley Dreis song.
Pledge $100 or more
Get all of the above, plus a limited edition song booklet containing the song lyrics, stories, and inspirations behind the songs on the EP.
Pledge $150 or more
Get all of the above, plus your name in the liner notes of the physical EP + will post a me singing a song of your choice and dedicating it to you on YouTube.
Pledge $200 or more
Get all of the above, plus a personally made CD-R with 5 songs of your choice performed acoustically.
Pledge $500 or more
Get all of the above, and I will write a song just for you. Or I can set music to lyrics you provide.
Pledge $1,500 or more
Get all of the above, plus an acoustic performance for you and your friends in your own home (anywhere within the U.S.)