My album "Apples/Blossoms" wants to be born! People like you are the reason I write & play. With your help I can continue to folk-rock it out.
First of all, if you're at this page it means you're considering backing an independent musician, and for that I want to thank you. You are the reason little folksingers like me can continue to do what we love, and the reason we want to give it all back to you in the form of great music.
The Project: Apples/Blossoms
I used to tell people I had a Persephone Complex. This was my way of explaining how my personality was different in the Summer and Winter months, and how I could be both extra- and introverted, alternately. Recently, I noticed that my songwriting has Persephone Complex, too. There were songs that I wanted to record, but didn't seem to "go" together... so instead of making a single album with them all mixed together, I decided to create two EPs - one for Winter and one for Summer. Thus, the idea of "Apples/Blossoms" was born.
I've had this album in the works off and on for over a year now. We've hit some big bumps in the road and some straight up "Bridge Out Ahead!" signs, too. I have new determination to continue and with your help, I know we can make it happen.
My fundraising goal is $3,500. This will go toward paying for studio time & my producer (who also plays most of the accompanying instruments that aren't mine), paying my designer, and paying to have the discs and download cards printed & shipped. There are also a couple of cover songs on the album, and in order to legally release those I need to pay a licensing fee to the Harry Fox Agency which I estimate will come to a few hundred bucks.
Every single project backer will get email updates from me about the progress of the album, and sneak peeks into the recording process. I'll send you MP3 downloads of the album before it is released to the public. You'll also get a personal love note from me.
Pledges in higher amounts will have even more fun rewards, all of which are described over on the sidebar.
Best Birthday Ever?
The deadline for pledges is fittingly on my birthday. Meeting my goal would be the best birthday present I could ask for. Again, thank you so much for considering backing this album. Who needs a record label when I have fans like you?
If you haven't already, please come find me on Facebook and Twitter! I love having conversations with fans almost as much as I love writing songs.
I also have a blog over at Write. Play. Repeat. and my music website is, as always, Juliana Finch Dot Com where you can stay up to date on performances.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 6, 2010 - Aug 21, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
*MP3 download of the album before it is released to the general public.
Pledge $10 or more
*MP3 download of the album before it is released to the general public. PLUS: a signed, limited edition hard copy of the album.
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above, PLUS: * A copy of my first EP. * A download card for my full-length album, "How To Take the Fall"
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above, PLUS: *A personal phone call from me so I can say "Thanks!" and you can ask me whatever you want within polite limits. This can also be via online chat if you prefer.
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above, PLUS: *A private house concert for your friends & family if you live within an 8-hour drive of Atlanta, GA.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, PLUS: * A private house concert for your friends & family if you live anywhere in the U.S. !
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, PLUS: I will write a song specifically inspired by your life!