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Music is my passion. I love making it for a living and you make that possible every time you support me. So... Let's Make a Record! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on November 4, 2010.

Music is my passion. I love making it for a living and you make that possible every time you support me. So... Let's Make a Record!

About this project

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!

Sincerely,

Brooke





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.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    2 backers

    All of the backers-only updates. Get an inside look at the making of the album via videos, pictures and new song previews.

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    5 backers

    A digital copy of the new album before its officially released + digital copy of The Nashville EP + backers-only updates.

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    38 backers

    All of the above + An autographed physical copy of the new album before its officially released + A handwritten thank you note.

  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    12 backers

    All of the above + Autographed copies of my current releases: The In Between, The Nashville EP, and Memories in Melody.

  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    2 backers

    All of the above + Handwritten lyrics to your favorite song torn from my notebook.

  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    0 backers

    All of the above + A video of me performing your favorite song of mine + an autographed poster.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    8 backers

    All of the above + Your name in the liner notes.

  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    2 backers

    All of the above + Handwritten lyrics from the entire album in a pretty little notebook.

  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    11 backers

    All of the above + An exclusive backers-only CD-R with unreleased demo and home recordings of old, new and unreleased songs!

  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    EXCLUSIVE REWARD: My 30 gb iPod Classic loaded with the songs from the new album, my 3 current releases, the backers-only unreleased demo songs, as well as pictures & videos from the studio + Your Name in the liner notes + the backers-only updates + an autographed copy of the new album before its released! I'll even back up all the content that I put on the iPod on a CD-R for you.

  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers

    I'll come to your house (or church or coffeehouse) within a 2 hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA and perform an hour long set + Your name in the liner notes + The backers-only updates + An autographed copy of the new album before its released (You get to write the set list and you have to invite friends & family.) **Must e-mail me before choosing this option**

  • You selected
    Pledge $375 or more

    0 backers

    I'll come to your house (or church or coffeehouse) within a 5 hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA or Nashville, TN and perform an hour long set + Your name in the liner notes + The backers-only updates + An autographed physical copy of the new album before its released (You get to write the set list and you have to invite friends & family.) **Must e-mail me before choosing this option**

  • You selected
    Pledge $550 or more

    0 backers

    I'll come to your house (or church or coffeehouse) and perform an hour long set (For places outside the ranges above, so let's talk, maybe we can work something out!) + Your name in the liner notes + The backers-only updates + An autographed physical copy of the new album before its released (You get to write the set list and you have to invite friends & family.) **Must e-mail me before choosing this option**

  • You selected
    Pledge $600 or more

    0 backers

    I will write a song about any topic of your choosing (must be appropriate!) and will make a video & a home demo of the finished song for you. You provide the topic, some details, and I'll work from there. + Your name in the liner notes + The backers-only updates + An autographed physical copy of the new album before its released + The Backers-Only CD-R with demos!

  • You selected
    Pledge $650 or more

    1 backer

    Everything from the $650 level, plus I’ll perform the song at the next show I play in your town (and/or an event of your choosing, we can negotiate! e-mail me at bookbrookea@gmail.com)!

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer

    The ULTIMATE Pledge: Everything on this page is yours! (Excluding the iPod). I’ll write a song for you, play a show for you (within a 5 hour drive of Pittsburgh or Nashville), and you’ll get everything else on the page! **Must e-mail me before choosing this option**

Funding period

- (30 days)