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Songwriter Joel B. New is creating his first-ever EP of theatrical pop songs, inspired by the classic TV series, "Murder, She Wrote".
Songwriter Joel B. New is creating his first-ever EP of theatrical pop songs, inspired by the classic TV series, "Murder, She Wrote".
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So, I'm a musical theatre writer. That's what I do. Writing and producing new musicals is my dream. I also have a musical theatre podcast. That's also what I do. I have a degree in voice. That's what I used to do. I love "Murder, She Wrote." That's who I am.

But really, what I want to do is combine all these loves of mine and create something unique, weird, unexpected, and very me. Thus the idea of an EP of songs inspired by "Murder, She Wrote" came to be. I like to think of my "sound" as theatrically-inclined pop music, which is where I anticipate "Cabot Cove" will live. Lots of fun, humor, pathos, and head bopping. I can't wait to see what I come up with and share it with you.

Producing an EP does not come cheap! I've got to pay for musicians, studio time, mixing, mastering, artwork, pressing CDs, and promoting it. I wish I had the means to foot the bill on my own, but that's just not the reality I live in. Like everything I do in my creative life, "Cabot Cove" is a labor of love. I'm humbled by the opportunity to make this OUR labor of love, together.

Thank you so much,

Joel

Risks and challenges

I work on many projects at once. I have four stage musicals in development, a biweekly podcast, and a survival job, to name a few things that keep me deprived of sleep. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I keep a rigid calendar of goals and expectations, as a result. However, life happens. God forbid, there's writer's block, scheduling conflicts, maybe my sound engineer's schedule is backed up, there are long lines at the post office, who knows. What I do know is that I'm a creator and achiever of goals. I like schedules and sticking to them. I vow to honor these goals and deadlines as closely as life will allow.

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    Receive a digital copy of "Cabot Cove," a shout-out on my podcast, and a thank you in the liner notes.

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    Get all of the above plus a digital copy of the "Cabot Cove" piano/vocal score.

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    Receive a link to download every song performed on my "Something New" podcast EVER. That's over 50 original Joel B. New songs, right at your ear's fingertips! (Creepy.) I'll even record an introductory mp3 where I thank you by name. I'll try to be witty.

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    All of the above plus a hard copy of the album, signed by the artist! Yeah, we're gonna print stuff you can hold in your hands! It's crazy.

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    All of that plus a hard copy of the "Cabot Cove" piano/vocal score, signed by the artist. Ooh, a book, you guys!

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    You're exclusively invited to attend a closed rehearsal with me, my music director, my producer, and my band! You can say professional musician things like, "The guitar sounds out of tune" and "Can I get some more sparkling water over here?" and "I think someone's been murdered."

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    All of the above plus a private "Cabot Cove" concert in your living room! I'll even bring some of my talented friends to play! In person if you're in New York; via Google Hangout if anywhere else! But it'll feel like I'm there.

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    All of the above plus 2 VIP tickets to the "Cabot Cove" sneak peak concert in April!

    As well as your choice between attending a portion of the recording session OR I'll write you a song. That's right. I'LL WRITE YOU A SONG. About murder, about not murder, your call.

    PLUS I'll solve a murder. Just kidding. But the tickets, session, and song things are real.

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