Fuel the fire and get exclusive rewards - Stephanie needs to raise at least $5,000 of a $30,000 budget to record her exquisite album.
**NOTE: KICKSTARTER TAKES AN 8% CUT OF ALL PROCEEDS. PLEASE KEEP FUNDING!**
I don't believe in the “starving artist” mentality. If you really want to do something creative in your life, go after it and make it happen.
THE HISTORY After two years of insane creativity, I have crafted a delicately intimate full-length/full-band album documenting THE HUMAN CONNECTION - the supremacy of love, the controversies within our society, and the majestic struggle of the Self.
THE ALBUM Renowned producer Matt Pierson (Diana Krall, Kirk Whalum, Brad Meldhau, Jane Monheit) producing this album at Flux Studios in downtown Manhattan. The Rolling Stones, Sean Lennon, Marc Ronson, Mick Jagger, and countless artists have all recorded masterpieces at Flux. We are slated to record for six days this summer with a slew of remarkable musicians; confirmed so far is bassist Alan Hampton (Gretchen Parlato), drummer Nate Wood (Kneebody) and pianist David Cook (Liz Right, Natasha Bedingfield).
ALBUMS COST MONEY I am paying for this album out of my pocket (along with the barely-lined pockets of HSBC, Momma, and Daddy). I have to pay the studio, the engineer, the musicians. I have to pay to get this beautiful album mixed and mastered. I have to pay to create physical copies of the albums. I have to pay for a PR campaign to promote the album, and to tour to support the album.
STEPHANIE’S BUDGET is a whopping $30,100.
$6,300 - studio time at Flux
$8,800 - production & mastering
$7,000 - bass, drums, guitar, strings, woodwinds
$2,000 - graphic design & duplication
$6,000 - distribution & promotion
MY PLEA I am writing to ask you to help me create this record. A buck, ten dollars, fifty -- whatever you can manage (can I hear one hundred? Two? THREE?) will literally catapult my career into a whirlwind of adventure. I cannot do this without you. I cannot do this without you. I cannot. I am paying for this album out of my pocket.
MY GOAL is to raise $5,000 to pay for most of my studio time at Flux.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS If you contribute, you receive spectacular rewards of love (see the right hand side of the screen).
If I go over my goal, the additional money will be spent on the remaining studio costs and replicating the physical copies of this delicious CD.
If my goal isn’t met, I will crawl back into my cave, your money will get refunded to you, and I will sell various organs and limbs to the bank in exchange for a meager loan with a terrible interest rate.
The campaign will end at midnight on my birthday.
OUR CONNECTION I want to share my passion, motivation, and crusade to feel alive with you. I want to make this album OURS - a project fueled by the human connection could not be created in a more perfect way.
Let’s all sing “Kumbaya” and hold hands around the fire. I love you.
MAY 28 8-12pm
Abigail Cafe & Wine Bar
803 Classon Ave & St Johns Pl // Brooklyn, NY 11238
bring your dancing shoes.
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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Apr 26, 2011 - May 27, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Every bit counts - thanks for your support!
Pledge $10 or more
An advanced digital copy of this special album!
Pledge $25 or more
A signed, advanced copy of the album shipped to your home PLUS a hand-written thank you note PLUS a shout out at the CD release party!
Pledge $35 or more
A button and sticker with hysterical lyrics scribbled on them PLUS all the goodies from the $20 category!
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An autographed poster PLUS all the goodies from the $35 category!
Pledge $75 or more
A signed copy of my 2008 EP “the Agony and Ecstasy of” and 3 exclusive unreleased MP3s PLUS all the goodies from the $50 category!
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A single ticket to the NYC CD release show PLUS all the goodies from the $75 category!
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Two tickets to the NYC CD release show PLUS all the goodies from the $75 category!
Pledge $300 or more
Steph will cover (almost) any song you want (absurd songs preferred) and put her live performance of it on YouTube PLUS all the goodies from the $100 category!
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A one-hour private voice or songwriting lesson with Steph PLUS all the goodies from the $100 category!
Pledge $500 or more
Big night out in NYC! Steph will take you out to a luscious dinner and a show at one of NYC’s hottest music venues PLUS everything from the $100 category!
Pledge $1,000 or more
Steph will come over and perform an intimate house concert for you and your friends in your home (NY/NJ/CT/PA/DC/MD), PLUS a spot on the guest list to any of Steph’s shows for the next year PLUS everything from the $200 category!
Pledge $1,500 or more
Two backstage VIP tickets for the NYC CD release show, PLUS an intimate house concert for you and your friends in your home (NY/NJ/CT/PA/DC/MD), PLUS a spot on the guest list to any of Steph’s shows for the next year, PLUS everything from the $75 category!
Pledge $2,000 or more
This amazing pledge gets you listed as an “associate producer” on the album, four VIP tickets to Steph’s NYC release show, four autographed copies of the new CD, and your choice of an intimate house concert or a day in the studio with the band!