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Aimee Bobruk and producer Brian Beattie are recording a new album. 3 songs in & she needs your help to finish!
Aimee Bobruk and producer Brian Beattie are recording a new album. 3 songs in & she needs your help to finish!
177 backers pledged $12,260 to help bring this project to life.

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This is me, Aimee Bobruk. I live and write in the room you saw in this video.  
And I have a dream of finishing the recording of my second album.

Last year I wrote over 30 songs in my little room.  I recently put these self-made demos on a CD and shared them with one of my musical heroes, producer and engineer, Brian Beattie.He has recorded musicians like: Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Roky Erickson, Okkervil River, and Shearwater.

Brian listened to my new songs and smiled really big, "Let's make a record!"
So far, we've recorded 3 songs for my new full length album. 
Listen to a sample of what we've done so far! http://wp.me/pFkAY-2d

I have 10 more songs to track. 
But right now I don't have enough money to finish the recording process.

It takes about $1,000 to record one song in a professional studio.
I am an independent musician, which means I pay for everything "out of pocket" (i.e. my personal credit card--ouch). I pay for the recording, mixing, mastering and packaging of my own music.

You Can HelpPledge Goal $10,000 in Six WeeksI have set a goal to raise $10,000 from Oct 3-Nov 13.  $10,000 would fund the studio costs (paying the producer/engineer and studio time) for exactly 10 more songs.  I actually need more than $10,000. Paying for the musicians, printing the CD, and then finally marketing it through publicity and radio campaigns costs around an additional $8,000.  But I want to set a reasonable goal, and $10,000 would make a tremendous difference by providing me with the means to simply record my songs, as envisioned in Brian's studio.

All or Nothing
If the $10,000 pledge goal is reached in 6 weeks, then I will be awarded the money, and be able to finish the recording of my new album. But if the pledge money is not reached, then I receive nothing at all, and the record will remain unfinished.

What You Get When You Pledge
You can pledge any amount. 
($1 up to as much as you feel expresses your enthusiasm for the music) Special goodies limited to this project only include:

  • Exclusive video, photo, journal updates from the studio
  • Advanced/signed CD, limited edition poster and shirt (designed by artist Haylan Teel, search "Galactastica" on Facebook)
  • Your name listed in the album credits
  • I write/record you a song
  • Private house concert and recording of show
  • Backstage VIP seating/passes
  • Executive Producer Credit and Studio Access

Please pledge today and help me bring these new songs out of my little room and into the big world.

Thank you,
Aimee Bobruk

E-mail me with any questions: aimeebobruk@aimeebobruk.com

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    Digital download of the full-length album upon release.
    Exclusive access to video, photo, and journal updates from the studio!

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    Autographed CD: Advanced/signed CD with a handwritten "Thank You" note on my homemade sewn stationary. Plus access to exclusive updates.

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    Limited Edition Poster + Demos CD: Screen printed by hand and designed by artist Haylan Teel. Poster signed/numbered and only available through this project. A CD of my self-recorded demos of the songs that appear on the album. Plus everything above.

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    AB Tee-Shirt + Personalized Ringtone: Handprinted and designed by artist Haylan Teel on comfy American Apparel threads. Only available through this project. I will record a personalized ringtone just for you. Plus everything above.

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    Your Name in CD Liner Notes: Your name printed in a special "Thank You" section in the CD package for this and future pressings of the CD. You will go down in music history and all your friends will be jealous. Plus everything above.

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    AB Art + Handmade Lyric Book: Framed one of a kind collage on a recycled LP cover. Enclosed is a hand-written collection of the album lyrics on my original sewn paper constructs. Only 20 will be made for this project. Plus everything above.

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    I Write a Song for You: Pick any topic/phrase and I will write, record/demo and video the song for you. It could be about anything you choose, like your pet fish or secret love! If it's cool, it might make the new album. Plus your name in liner notes of CD, AB shirt, ringtone, demos CD, poster, signed new CD, "Thank You" note and access to updates.

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    House Concert & VIP: I come to your living room and perform/record a 75min private concert for you and your friends. The recording is free for you and guests. Reserved VIP seating and backstage passes at the CD Release Party (Austin, TX). Plus your name in liner notes, AB shirt, ringtone, poster, demos CD, signed new CD, and updates (Travel expenses not included, to be booked 2-3 months in advance)

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    Executive Producer, Studio, 1 Year VIP: Your name displayed as an "Executive Producer" in the CD packaging. One day visit in the studio during the recording of the album. 1 year free entry to all performances (festivals excluded) in addition to VIP and backstage passes at the CD release party (Austin, TX). A pre-listening party at my studio or your home for you + 3 friends--you hear the album first! Your choice of the goodies listed above (any or all) + a dozen fresh baked snickerdoodle cookies made by yours truly.

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