WHO I AM
My name is Brooke Annibale and I'm a songwriter and singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 8 years after picking up a guitar, I've released 2 full length albums and am preparing to record my 3rd.
WHAT I DO
As some of you know, I attended college in Nashville, TN and earned a degree in Music Business at Belmont University. I graduated in 2009, moved back to my hometown of Pittsburgh and began pursuing a career in music full time. I'm a completely independent artist. That means I have to fill the role of booking agent, manager, record label, publicist and everything else in addition to writing and performing the music. I've been booking shows, touring the east coast, running my websites, and writing new songs. Being independent also means I have to fund everything myself.
WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO
I'm getting ready to record my 3rd full length album! I've got an incredible opportunity to work with an extremely talented producer in Nashville. This opportunity is an investment in taking my music and my career to the next level that I cannot pass up. BUT I can't make it happen without your support.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN
This is where YOU come in. I want you to be a part of the making of this record and I'm asking for your support. While a signed artist would have their label fund them money up front to make their record, I simply don't have those kind of resources. I've got to find a creative way to fund this next record, and what better way then to involve YOU in the process! Kickstarter.com has created a platform for which artists can fund their projects, while involving their fans, friends and family, and giving them something great in return.
WHAT YOU CAN GIVE
You can give as much as you want, the minimum being $5. The higher you go, the better the rewards. You can give more on top of whatever reward you want, or you can even just give without getting a reward (But I’d recommend that you at least grab a CD!) You will NOT be charged immediately. You will only be charged on NOVEMBER 4th if we meet the goal!
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN
The coolest part is, when you give to help support this project, you get something in return. I've put together a list of some pretty cool incentives (to the right). The more you give the more you get. From a backers-only inside look at the making of the album, advance copies of the album, to a song written just for you or a performance in your living room, the rewards are great! (If you’re interested in any of the packages that include a live performance, please contact me PRIOR to pledging at BookBrookeA@gmail.com and we’ll make sure it can be arranged!)
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH THE GOAL
As all Kickstarter projects go, this is an all or nothing project. That means I’ve got to reach my goal or I don’t get any of the funds raised, you don’t get any of the rewards you wanted, and I won’t be able to properly make this record. I’ve set my funding goal at $10,000. This only covers a portion of the costs it will take to pay the producer, the musicians, the engineers, the artwork designers and to actually get the CD pressed.
WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO IN ADDITION TO GIVING
Spread the word! PLEASE tell all your friends and family. This campaign won't succeed without you telling others about it. Its easy via social networks or a simple e-mail letting others know what I’m doing and why you chose to support it! Theres a few links at the top of this page that make it easy to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or E-mail. You could even put a widget on your own website or blog!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
Thank you in advance for your love and support. Music is my passion. I love making it for a living and you make that possible every time you support me. You make my dreams come true!
QUESTIONS? E-mail me at BookBrookeA@gmail.com and I'll answer as soon as possible!
Also if you are interested in an pledge that includes a live performance please e-mail me first: BookBrookeA@gmail.com
All of the rewards include shipping. If you are from outside the U.S. the cost to ship your package may be higher, so please keep this in mind.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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