Jordana de Lovely is a singer-songwriter, based in Brooklyn, performing, writing, and recording original indie acoustic soul music.
name is Jordana de Lovely and I am an independent singer-songwriter in
Brooklyn, NY, making my debut EP. Want to ride with me and help?
Do you like good music and believe in supporting independent artists?
If you answered YES, read on....
Who am I?
I am a soulful singer, storyteller and songwriter: blending blues, jazz, and folk, and evoking journeying, triumph, loss, love, and more love. For the past few years I have been performing in New York, and last year I went on a worldwide tour with singer and songwriter José James, with whom I have been collaborating as a co-writer and guest performer. After this experience, I was inspired to create my own solo project—a six-song EP recorded here in New York City, with an amazingly talented crew of musicians. Once completed, the album will be released digitally and in an elegantly designed, limited edition, eco-package.
“Why do I need money?” As most of us know, times are tough. I have saved up a lot of hard-earned money, but I’m still short in reaching my total budget to make this album the way I want to. I am seeking benevolent benefactors to invest in my EP so that I can pay for the studio, musicians, engineer, producer, and manufacturing. With your money and mine, my music will be finally be available to eager listeners! Plus, you will get rewards for your support!
“How does it work?” At Kickstarter, the idea is that the project initiator (me) sets a financial goal and a time limit. I have Forty Days to reach my goal of raising $6,000! If I don’t reach that goal, all donations are refunded to the donors. Why? Because Kickstarter doesn’t want donors giving money to projects that don’t have enough funding to succeed. A project that's underfunded is a project that doesn’t happen. So if you want to donate, ask a friend to do the same, and I’ll be that much more likely to reach my goal—and get there faster! For example:
If I can get....
240 people to donate $25, I will reach my goal!
110 people to donate $55, I will reach my goal!
Every dollar counts! (Note: If I do reach my goal and there is still time on the clock, I can continue to accept donations. )
“What’s in it for me?”
New music from a new, independent, up-and-coming artist. Good karma. The joy of supporting my dream and helping to make it real. You also will receive one or more gifts from me based on how much you choose to donate. Take at look at the Rewards section on the right side of your screen. Find the level you want to donate and the reward associated with it, and wallah! Rewards include digital downloads, album artwork, limited edition CD in eco-friendly packaging, sheet music, executive producer credit, private concerts, guest lists, and the chance to come check us out in the studio while we record. Every dollar counts, and you have many options to choose from. But above all, you make a difference in this artist’s life and career.
“I’ve never heard of you before? Are you any good?”
Listen and find out at www.jordanadelovely.com. Or google me; search for Jordana de Lovely. It’s a great way to discover my work, performances, and songs.
“My bad. You're amazing. Sorry to ever doubt you.”
No worries! Donate to me. Share this link. Spread the word. Let others know that they can be a part of my album. Tell the postman, the jogger, the next-door neighbor, your co-workers. Let’s do this!
“OK, I made a donation. Now what? Anything you want to tell me?” Um. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. May your gesture be returned back to you a thousand times over. I appreciate your support! And SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
photo credit: Matthew Sussman | www.matthewsussman.com
If Jordana de Lovely doesn't raise $6000, her project goal, Kickstarter will not give her ANY of the money raised, and all pledge amounts will be refunded to backers.
Um, No. It's real. I have had many friends who have started their career with Kickstarter. It is a legit amazing resource for entrepreneurs, artists and people with a dream to solicit support from people who want to support artists making art!
Importantly, with the record industry in such financial flux, many musicians and singers have utilized Kickstarter to gain support for recording, producing, promoting, and releasing their music-something unfortunately that has become a past time practice or priority for Music labels.
Its not a hoax, it just takes 4 minutes out of the day to watch and decide if you want to pledge and receive a gift for your pledge!
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Sep 12, 2011 - Oct 22, 2011 (40 days)
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Our thanks! Every dollar counts!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Physical copy of a limited edition eco-package CD. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Signed copy of the CD and limited-edition poster. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Two complimentary tickets to a show. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Handwritten copy of the lyrics to your favorite song of mine, plus handmade jewelry by yours truly. (Yes, I make incredible jewelry with vintage beads, feathers, and gems.) Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Come hang at the studio in NY while we make this album! See what it’s like behind the scenes. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Personalized song—I will write a song for you about anything you want, record it in lo-fi, and send it your way Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Executive producer credit. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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A live performance by Jordana on Skype or video chat. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Private house concert in the New York City area. Or other arrangements can be made. Plus everything above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012