Layla's first full-length electronic music album, HOT CHOCOLATE, featuring 10 songs!
Help Layla raise $10,000 by August 15! Plus a free download of Layla's song “Secret” for a limited time.
Welcome to my Kickstarter page! I'm Layla, I've been a singer all my life and music is my passion. Last year, after touring in Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham, and New Orleans, I began working on a four-part EP series based on the theme of Chocolate. I finished my first indie-pop EP, Chocolate Ice Cream, in July 2010, then finished my second indie-rock EP, Spilt Chocolate Milk in October 2010. Then I went on a more electronica direction with my last EP, Bittersweet Chocolate, which was released in March of 2011. I was honored to have been featured as Amoeba Music's artist of the month in March, and you can actually find this EP at their store in Hollywood.
Now I am ready to take my music to the next level. I am working on the last piece of my Chocolate series--a full-length album called Hot Chocolate. This album is going to be an electronic music album with ten songs—the best songs that I’ve ever written to date. We already have three of the songs, taken from my last EP, Bittersweet Chocolate. Therefore, we need to finish seven more songs to make this album complete. As some of you may already know, there are many costs that go into producing an excellent album. To finish my album, it will cost:
• Production and recording costs (estimated $3,000)
• Mixing and mastering fees (estimated $1,500)
• Pressing and packaging CDs (estimated $1,000)
• Promotional and marketing materials, including flyers, press kits, music videos, etc. (estimated $4,500)
The last piece (the promotion/marketing) actually plays a very vital role in the record making process. After all, if I make an awesome album but no one knows about it, then all the work put into the album is in vain. The music industry today is a challenging one, especially for indie artists like me, as record labels are not actively seeking us out. That’s why I’m here on Kickstarter, to raise money for this album.
The way that Kickstarter works is this:
• You pledge an amount that will go towards the $10,000 goal.
• You submit your credit card information through Amazon Payments.
• If we reach the $10,000 goal, your credit card is charged. If we don't reach the goal, your credit card is not charged and the project is not funded. :(
It is important that I raise this amount because if I don't reach $10,000 by the deadline, I do not receive anything, and I will not be able to complete my album! We can also raise more than $10,000, which would allow us to have more opportunities to share my music with the world.
Whatever you can contribute to this project will mean so much to me. In return for your contribution, you could receive a pre-order of my album, in either digital or CD format, and if you contribute more, I will give you more cool stuff! I will also give updates on the recording process along the way.
Many of you have watched me grow throughout the years and I am so
grateful for all the love and support I’ve received from you guys.
Thanks for coming to my shows, buying my CDs, giving me advice, and
encouraging me to keep going!
Thanks again for your support!!!
With Love and Gratitude,
add my music page on facebook for updates on this journey! www.facebook.com/laylakilolumusic
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Jul 2, 2011 - Aug 16, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You'll receive updates on my journey throughout the recording process. I will also give you my eternal love and gratitude for your support! Thank you so much!
Pledge $10 or more
You get a pre-ordered copy of the 10-song HOT CHOCOLATE album as a digital download 2 weeks before the CD release!
Pledge $20 or more
You get a personally-autographed copy of HOT CHOCOLATE album AND the digital download.
Pledge $30 or more
You get two never-before released songs, a personally-autographed limited edition poster of Layla and everything above!
Pledge $50 or more
You get your name included in the credits of HOT CHOCOLATE liner notes and everything above!
Pledge $75 or more
You get a limited-edition vinyl copy of HOT CHOCOLATE (a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing) and everything above!
Pledge $100 or more
You get free admission to one show in 2012 where I will acknowledge you onstage and everything above!
Pledge $200 or more
You get VIP admission for two to my exclusive album release party. I will also call you to personally thank you and we can talk about anything you like...and everything above!
Pledge $300 or more
You get a 20-minute live set performance via Skype or Facetime and everything above!
Pledge $400 or more
You get a two-hour session with me as your personal shopper and fashion consultant in Los Angeles area and everything above! If you hate going shopping and you desperately need to do so, we can go shopping together and I can do all the work of picking out stuff, comparing prices, and sticking to your budget. Or, if you have too many clothes like me and you are having trouble matching things together, I can go through your closet and tell you what you should keep, which pieces go well together, and what should be donated to Goodwill. Or if you like to shop, we can also just go out shopping!
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You get Layla's Ibanez bass guitar or Simon & Patrick acoustic guitar used on the new album and everything above!
Pledge $1,000 or more
You get a live one hour-long house performance in Los Angeles area for you and your friends and everything above (except the bass and acoustic guitar)!
Pledge $1,500 or more
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You get a live one hour-long house performance in Los Angeles area for you and your friends, and my vintage 1985 Lowrey Genie organ that was used on the new album and everything above (except the bass and acoustic guitar)! (only one organ available)