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I'm creating my first full-length album of original music called, "Gemini".
I'm creating my first full-length album of original music called, "Gemini".
143 backers pledged $8,236 to help bring this project to life.

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Who: Hi, my name's Julia Mark! I'm a singer-songwriter and pianist.  

What: Since releasing my EP, "Question Mark" in 2016 I've been dreaming up my first full-length album. This dream has materialized in the form of "Gemini", a compilation of 12 original songs. 

Where: I live in Boston, MA and this album features several amazing, local musicians. There are talented folks playing bass, drums, cello, and guitar, and singing harmonious vocals. Tracking for the album has taken place at the studio of producer/engineer John Escobar in Watertown, MA 

Why: In the recent past, I was extremely hesitant to share my music. The idea of performing on stage was nerve-wracking, as was releasing recordings and collaborating with other musicians. After graduating college in 2013, I realized I had to make a choice: would I continue to play my songs to myself in a room, or would I expand my musicianship and my “comfort zone”? Thanks to the enthusiastic support of friends, family, fellow musicians, and audience members, I worked through my fears and have grown greatly as an artist and individual. Now I am so grateful to be part of the music scene in Boston and beyond. I love to perform my songs both solo and alongside other musicians. This project is a manifestation of how far I’ve progressed since those early, doubt-filled days. 

When: Tracking for the album is nearly complete! The album will be released in late November or early December.

How: Thanks to the amazing folks at Club Passim and the Iguana Fund, I was able to start my fundraising journey. There are, however, other costs that need to be covered, and your support is vital to this project’s success. There are many ways to help, from donating to sharing the link on social media or telling someone new about Julia Mark Music!  

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Where is my money going?

This fundraiser is for pre- and post-production costs, including recording, mixing, and mastering. One of the fees charged by the Kickstarter platform is a 5% cut, so I am factoring that into the final goal. 

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If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at juliamarkmusic@gmail.com! 

Photo/Video: Roger Metcalf
Hair & Makeup: Maya Landi

THANK YOU!! 

Risks and challenges

We're on track to finish recording in September, and the release show is scheduled. That being said, there is always the risk of extenuating circumstances causing a delay in the release of the final product. As my song "See You On The Moon" suggests, the Internet could break, which would really slow things down. I promise to keep you all updated on progress as the album completes each stage of production!

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    The Single

    You'll get a digital download of a single from "Gemini" as well as a shout-out on social media!

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    Digital Download

    For those who prefer to forgo CDs, you'll have easy access to the full album with a digital download!

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    Catchy Songs, Sticky Sticker

    Show your support of Julia Mark Music with a sticker and digital download!

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    Physical Copy of the Album

    Sure, digital formats are great, but there's nothing like holding a fresh CD and album art in your hands!

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    Signed Copy of the Album

    For *signature*/songwriter enthusiasts: an exclusive, signed copy of the album!

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    Handwritten Lyrics

    I'll send you a handwritten lyric sheet of a song from the new album!

    [If you're on the dating scene you might also request a printed copy of the lyrics to my song, "The Contract", which doubles as a signable contract]

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    Gemini Goods (Merch Bundle)

    Music and merchandise from past and present!

    Includes:
    • Digital download of the album
    • Physical copy of the album
    • Sticker
    • The EP, "Question Mark"
    • T-shirt
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    Cover Song!

    You pick the song, and I'll record it for you with a Julia Mark twist. This can be a video and/or audio recording!

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    • Cover song
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    A New Song For You

    I'll write and record a song especially for you! You can give me a theme, topic, name, or anything really, and I'll run with it!

    This can be a video and/or audio recording!

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    • Personalized song
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    Letters in the Mail

    Each month for 6 months, I'll send you a personalized message in the mail including doodles, inspirational quotes, silly jokes, song lyrics, a horoscope perhaps...a surprise in every envelope!

    Includes:
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    • Physical copy of the album
    • Monthly message through the USPS
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    VIP Listening Party

    Get a sneak peek/listen of the album before it's released at a small, festive gathering!

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    • Listening Party VIP access
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    Eternal Liner Note Glory

    Special recognition in the liner notes of the album for your generous support of this project, plus merchandise of your choice!

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    • Your name in the liner notes
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    House Concert - solo

    I'll travel anywhere within a 3-hour drive of Boston to play a show for you and your guests!

    If you're outside that range, you can also request a virtual concert through ConcertWindow!

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    House Concert - trio

    The band and I will travel within a 3-hour drive of Boston to play a concert for you and your guests!

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    Album Sponsor

    The whole shebang. You'll get your name in the album credits as an official album sponsor, a house concert, and Julia Mark Music merch!

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Funding period

- (31 days)