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Hi! I'm Mia. 

I'm making a record.     

I need your help.

We are raising $20,000* in 30 days to record my next album, Magicians Never Tell

*I'd have to make about 10,745 balloon animals to get to that point. And by then, my fingers probably wouldn't be able to play guitar too well. 

I'm an independent singer-songwriter. I'm not signed to a label. You can read more about me and my crazy, wonderful day jobs by scrolling down to "About Me(a)!"

Neilson Hubbard, well-respected Nashville producer, is scheduled to record the album this spring. He's awesome. Top-quality Nashville musicians will join. I can't wait!

Here are some of the songs that I plan to include on the album:

"Magicians Never Tell," a song about my dad, is the title track from the upcoming album.

"I Love You Anyway" is about a very special little girl in my life (see more info below!) 

"Lucky Little Girl" was written for Steve Wisinski for Father's Day 2018.

"Science of the Glow" was written after my experience at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. 

I've been playing these songs out over the last few years and am often asked, "Which album is that on?" I've answered, "Oh, it'll be on the next one!" 

 It's time to make the next one. 

The Budget

$20,000 will cover:

  • Studio expenses
  • Engineer and producer fees
  • Paying the musicians
  • Mixing and mastering 
  • CD duplication 
  • Copyright fees
  • Digital distribution fees
  • Album artwork
  • Postage
  • Kickstarter's 5% fee AND payment processing fee (3-8%)

If we surpass the $20,000 mark, all remaining funds will go towards publicity to get the music out into the world! A good, credible PR company charges between $2,000 and $3,000 per month to run an album release campaign (usually a three-month minimum).

What's in it for you? 

All backers will also have exclusive access to behind-the-scenes updates and first access to the album as soon as it's finished, prior to its official release.  

Plus, rewards, galore!

By donating to this campaign, you're showing me that you are someone who believes in me and my dream. I want to do more than just say, "Thank you." You are helping me fulfill my purpose and no "reward" I can give back to you is going to reciprocate that equally.

However, I'm going to try! I've come up with some fun rewards for all pledge levels. 

(Please read the "Rewards" section on this page for descriptions of what these mean!)

Here's an example of a song I was commissioned to write as a gift:

About Me(a)...

I write songs, perform in musicals, direct children's theatre, and dress up like all sorts of characters on the weekends as a children's party entertainer. There are many other oddball jobs I could list... but you get the picture. One day, I might be performing my original songs on a big festival stage and the next, I'm getting punched in the leg (or worse) while wearing a Paw Patrol costume. Life is humbling but I'm grateful for flexible work and for the gift of singing and writing songs. 

Three years ago, I gathered up the courage to launch a Kickstarter campaign to record my second album, Follow Me Moon. I was blown away by the overwhelming support. Talk about an encouraging experience!

Since that release, I've had many more encouraging experiences: prestigious songwriting contests, songwriting schools, touring, and attending folk music conferences.

Other things happened, too. I grew up some. I found love and became a "bonus mom" to the most incredible little girl. I've found a bigger purpose than myself. I've found deeper things to write about. These songs are about family. I've also learned to be proud of being myself in my writing -- goofy side and all.  

My sweet little family.
My sweet little family.

Why am I doing this?

I don't think any of us get into this independent artist life in search of wealth or fame. Simply put, I want to create music that moves and connects people. I want to record it properly and leave it behind as my mark on this world. 

I'm grateful for this platform that allows us to support each other by saying, "I believe in your dream and want to help make it come true." It doesn't matter if that's with $5 we have to spare or with an encouraging message or willingness to spread the word. 

 If you can't donate, but want to stay updated on the album, click here to sign up for my email list: Join Mailing List 

Risks and challenges

If this campaign does not meet the $20,000 goal within 30 days, this album won't be able to happen at this time (scary, but I have faith!)

Of course, there is always the possibility of extenuating circumstances causing delay. If there is a delay for any reason, I promise to be very honest and communicative about where we are in the process.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital, Digital Get-Down(load)

    Digital download of the new album, including album art and lyrics.

    Hear the album before the rest of the world gets to; receive a private download link before its official release to the public! (Bonus points if you get the reference in this reward title!)

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    Signed Physical Copy of the Album

    "CDs? How old are you?" Yes, CDs! Get a signed CD sent to you as soon as they are made (before the official release!)

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    Personalized Postcard +Thank You Video

    Receive a signed CD in the mail, along with a postcard from Nashville with a personal message to you and a special "THANK YOU!" video sent to your email, all prior to the album's official release.

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    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!

    The title track from Magicians Never Tell is a song about my dad. My dad sawed me in half in my high school talent show and has been getting better and better at magic ever since! This special reward will get you an exclusive magic trick video from my dad, Barry (a.k.a. "The Great Ernstini!") You are sure to be entertained!!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Original, Personalized Handwritten Poem

    I will write a custom original poem about you, a loved one, or subject of your choice. You'll receive a handwritten copy in the mail. I did this with my last Kickstarter campaign and it was one of my favorite parts of the process!

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    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Personalized "THANK YOU!" video sent to your email
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Personalized Rap, Studio Recorded

    Did you see that cheesy rap in my Kickstarter video? Did you know I have a business writing personal raps as unique gifts for special occasions of all types? This can be for you or a one-of-a-kind gift for your wife's birthday, best friend's bachelorette party, and I've even written funny raps for people to listen to when going into labor. I'll create a track from scratch and you'll receive a studio-quality digital recording. Please send a message along with your pledge to coordinate timing if this will be a gift.

    In addition, your name will be listed in the liner notes of the album in special thank-you section.

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    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Original, Personalized Rap
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Kid's Party!

    If you watched my Kickstarter video, you saw that one of my odd-ball side jobs is being a children's party entertainer! I face paint, make balloon animals, dress up, and even do sing-alongs with my guitar, playing my original kids' material as well as favorite kids' classics. This reward option will get you a one hour party for your child, as long as you live in the Nashville area! (*Must be flexible with scheduling*)

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    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • One-Hour Kid's Party in Nashville Area
    • "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!
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    Original Music to YOUR Lyrics

    Of my many random jobs, one of my very favorites is putting music to students' lyrics through the Country Music Hall of Fame's Words & Music Program. Have you dreamt about writing a song but need some help getting it finished? Send me your original lyrics and I will put them to original music and produce for you a studio-quality recording of the finished song. (Lyrics must be in English, unless you want me to butcher them, sorry!)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
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    Personalized Rap + Edited Video

    This option includes everything listed in the $500 personalized rap pledge, but I will also edit together a synchronized video slideshow to the recording (you provide any photo/video content you want included). This option makes for a special gift with greater impact and is more easily shareable on social media, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Original, Personalized Rap
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • Edited, Synchronized Video to Accompany Rap
    • "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!
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    Personal, Original Song

    It is always an honor to be commissioned to tell someone else's story through song. I have been fortunate enough to have been hired to write songs as gifts for such occasions as anniversaries and births and it is a special experience to dive into others' lives and turn their stories into songs. (Check out this example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJWhfOoa74A&feature=youtu.be ) You give me the subject matter and as many details as you can and I will write the song and send you a studio-quality recording of the finished product, as well as a handwritten copy of the lyrics. Your name will also be listed in the liner notes of the album.

    Includes:
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    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • Personal, Original Song
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    Personal, Original Song + Video

    This option includes everything in the $1000 pledge reward, plus an edited, synchronized video to accompany your studio-quality recording of the song. (Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJWhfOoa74A&feature=youtu.be for an example). You provide any photo/video content you want included and I will edit it to flow with the song. This makes for an even more impactful gift and is more easily shareable on social media, if desired.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • Personal, Original Song
    • Edited Video to Accompany Original Song
    • "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!
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    Solo House Concert

    I will bring my guitar and sound system and put on a cozy, two-set, acoustic concert in your home! Must be within two hours of Nashville. You can invite your friends, family, and neighbors and collect donations to help you cover the cost of this reward, if desired. (Dates negotiable depending on respective schedules; reward expires by December 2020).

    Includes:
    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • Solo House Concert
    • "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!
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    Three-Piece Acoustic Concert

    I will put together a fantastic acoustic trio and perform a concert in your home (must be within reasonable driving distance from Nashville). Invite friends, family, and neighbors and feel free to collect donations to help cover the cost of this reward. (Dates negotiable; reward expires December 2020). In addition, receive multiple rewards from other pledge levels, as listed. Please message me in advance to making a pledge if you're interested in talking about this option!

    Includes:
    • Digital Download
    • Signed Physical Copy of the Album
    • Personalized Postcard from Nashville
    • Personalized "THANK YOU!" video sent to your email
    • Autographed "Magicians Never Tell" Poster
    • Your Name in Album Liner Notes
    • "The Great Ernstini" Magic Show!
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Funding period

- (30 days)