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Karen Olivo (In The Heights, West Side Story, Harry's Law) announces plans to record her debut solo album for release FALL 2015
Karen Olivo (In The Heights, West Side Story, Harry's Law) announces plans to record her debut solo album for release FALL 2015
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OUR START

I have always wanted to do an album of my own and even began working on one not long ago. Unfortunately, I was delayed in the process. But after choosing a new direction for my art, I'm back to finish what I started and I can't wait to share it with all of you!

OUR IDEA

As we start developing the sound of this album, we will begin with a (top secret) song list that will include Broadway, Folk, and Pop titles with a few originals. Then our team will work together create arrangements and orchestrations that will bring the music to life! As we continue through the development process, the sound will continue to grow and take on a life of its own and ultimately become a complete work of art ready for you to enjoy!!

OUR COMMUNITY

I feel very strongly about the power of art, especially independent art. All of the money that goes into developing, recording, and packaging this album will allow independent artists (musicians, photographers, engineers, vocalists, writers, etc.) to continue pursuing their individual paths of artistic and creative growth. Collaborating with artists has always been a focus for me and I am excited to create with this amazing team to make this album for you all!

OUR NEED

I am asking for your support to make this album. I am asking you to be a part of this process by contributing what you can to its success. Even if you can't support us with money; positive thoughts, love, and just getting the word out are very important to our success as well. We have some great rewards in exchange for your support…so take a look and let us know if you have any questions. I have a goal of raising $35,000 to help with studio, mastering, mixing, musicians, duplication, and artwork. Since Kickstarter is an all or nothing program, if I don't hit the goal all of your pledges will be returned to you. Thank you in advance. Let's do this! KO

Risks and challenges

Potential obstacles such as booking a television, film, or stage gig may occur that could delay a Fall 2015 release. Release goals are always subject to delay when recording an album as it is a grueling and passionate process. If this happens, we will still release the album as soon as possible, however it may be a few months behind schedule.

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    Free digital download of album single prior to public release.

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    Digital download of the entire album prior to public release. You will also receive a download of the album single prior to release.

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    JR. FAN PACK: A SIGNED COPY OF THE CD! You will also get pre-release digital downloads of both the album and the single. (international shipping rates apply)

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    FAN PACK: A limited edition album release poster AND an exclusive raw bonus track recorded live in the studio!! PLUS... YOU GET everything listed above in the "Jr. Fan Pack." (international shipping rates apply)

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    SUPER FAN PACK: I want to thank you face to face! Lets have a 10 minute Skype session. PLUS... YOU GET everything listed above in the "Fan Pack." (international shipping rates apply)

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    CONCERT PACK: Come as my special guest to my album release concert in NYC! This package includes 1 ticket and a meet and greet after the show! PLUS...YOU GET everything listed above in the "Super Fan Pack." Travel not included.

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    ORIGINAL ART PACK: Get a signed piece of original pottery, hand-thrown and fired by yours truly!! PLUS...YOU GET everything listed above in the "Concert Pack." Travel not included.

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    DUET PACK: Join me on stage at the album release party in NYC. We'll sing together and create a memory for all time! You will also receive the "Super Fan Pack" listed above. Travel not included.

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    MUSIC VIDEO STAR PACK: Join me on set and make a cameo appearance in my professional quality music video to be recorded in NYC and released following the album launch in 2015.You will also receive the "Super Fan Pack" listed above. Travel not provided.

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    VIP ALBUM RELEASE PACK: You and a guest will join me at my album release party in NYC! You will be my personal invited guests. You will have access to sound check, pre-show VIP reception, VIP priority seating, and hang with me and my friends after the show!! You also receive the "Super Fan Pack" listed above. Travel not included.

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    SPECIAL THANKS: Your name will appear with "special thanks" in the album liner notes AND...You will receive everything listed above in the "VIP ALBUM RELEASE PACK."

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    YOU'RE A PRODUCER!! Your name will be credited on the album as an Associate Producer. You will receive exclusive audio and video materials to review throughout the recording and development process. We want to keep you in the loop! You will also receive everything listed above in the "VIP ALBUM RELEASE PACK"

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    PRIVATE SHOW (AND OPTIONAL MASTERCLASS) IN YOUR HOME TOWN: Host a Special Event at your Church, School, Performing Arts Camp, or University..I'll sing a little bit and share some of the things I've learned after 15 years in the business. I will perform a 1 hour intimate show with an optional Q & A afterwards. This package also includes one 45 minute "Making the Song Your Own" Masterclass for you and the group if you're singers! Pool your resources! Get creative. Let's make it happen. You also receive the "VIP ALBUM RELEASE PACK" listed above. We'll provide our own travel and hotel accommodations! You provide ground transportation to and from the airport and once we get to town. (Offer is good for anywhere in the continental United States.)

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    CONCERT IN YOUR TOWN: I will come to your town and perform the entire track list from the album with a full band at the venue of your choice. Promote the show and invite as many folks as your venue will hold. You will also receive the "VIP ALBUM RELEASE PACK" listed above. If you live more than 100 miles from NYC, you must provide travel and accommodation for me and my band. You can do it! Pool your resources and let's make it happen.

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