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These 6 songs are the BEST I've recorded! I would love your help to hire a team and send them to radio!
These 6 songs are the BEST I've recorded! I would love your help to hire a team and send them to radio!
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I started this project in the Summer of 2010 when I came out to Los Angeles to co-write with Charlie Midnight. We finished a ton of great songs but chose these six to record - bringing in Mark Needham to produce to.

To say I'm proud of the songs and the record is an understatement. They sound amazing thanks to Mark and Charlie and a handful of the best studio and touring musicians here! This one, Long Stemmed Roses made me cry when I first heard it mixed in the studio...

Thanks for listening to it, I think it's still my favorite though it's hard for me to choose just one off the record. This is the best music I've made and they are all truly special. :) You can see why I want to do this record and all the work we put into this justice and hire a team to help me promote the album.

That's where YOU come in.

I think the songs could do really well on radio if given the chance.  When I first wrote them I stayed up all night on a red-eye flight back home because my own songs were stuck in my head! ;-D

And, last week, a station up in Tahoe (101.5 FM) that I walked into while on tour already added One More Thing to their rotation! 

So, I've done a lot of research to find a great team. It's not cheep but I think it's vital to getting the music out there and that's exactly what I want to do! The teams at Notorious Radio and Tinderbox Music will help me get the songs into rotation across the country - allowing the songs to find their wings and be heard. Radio play will help with projects all across my career from music licensing to booking more and better shows.

This will be my first radio campaign and I'm going to do everything I can to make it successful. I am putting together a special handmade package for each station so they notice the CD and give it a serious listen - once they do I think the music will speak for itself. Go check out the whole record on my website so you can see that it's AMAZING!!

Mark and Charlie have been directly involved in discovering and nurturing talent such as The Killers, James Brown, Joe Cocker and most recently Imagine Dragons... and me! :)

Here's the breakdown of where the money is going:

Tinderbox Music - 8 week College Campaign - $1500

Notorious Radio - 8 week Non-Commercial Campaign - $2200

Shipping Costs (>$2 per package) - $800

400 CD's manufactured - $500

Kickstarter/Amazon Fee (>7%) - $350

TOTAL - $5350

Anything raised over this will help me further this radio campaign. I put everything I make back into my music because I want it to get heard. If we raise more then $5350 I would love to record station id's, ship and supply giveaway CD's and maybe even extend the campaign or broaden it to include more regions and ship CD's to more stations!!

Thank you SO much for reading and being interested in supporting this project. If you have any questions reach out to me here or at Natalie@NatalieGelman.com Please support and share the project if you want to and can. I would be so grateful if we can make this happen and get these songs heard!!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with a radio campaign is the possibility that programers or the radio stations audience wont get the music and nothing will happen. While I would love for every single station that gets a copy to wear it out playing it over and over again before the campaign is even over it's possible that the album wont find a home on any station, or that it wont get into rotation and gain momentum needed to make a dent across the country and take things up a level.

That said, I feel GREAT about these songs and the work done on the recording - and my producers past success - that I don't think this will be the case. I have confidence in the packages I'm making separating my CD from the dozens that stations get each week and I feel really confident that the team's I'm hiring are genuinely excited about the album and working to support it too.

I'm going to have a better project if you will get involved and not only support the funding of it but also tune into your local stations and call in thanking them for playing it - or bugging them to play it more. ;)

And as far as fulfilling the gifts - I'm excited about all of them! Especially if some of you are interested in hosting a house concert, having a lesson from me or surprising me with a cover song I have to learn!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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    Get a postcard from the road! I'll mail you a post card while on tour!

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    You'll get am MP3 download of all 6 songs from the new EP and my gratitude! Thanks so much for your support!

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    You're name in lights for only $12! I'll make a digital thank you online and post it on my website and social media. Plus you get a digital copy of the record.

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    You'll get an autographed copy of the EP, a thank you note and an MP3 download when the campaign is funded!

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    You will look great in one of my new Streetlamp Musician T-shirts! They are being printed on preshrunk ringspun cotton and you can choose from men's or women's cuts in Maroon, Navy or Grey in XS - XL. I'll send you the options... Plus everything above!

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    Got a song of mine that you love? Get the lyrics handwritten on hand-pressed paper made by yours truly! I'll also tell you the story behind the song and you can email me any question you have about it too. You also get everything above... the CD, download and T-shirt!!

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    A 60 minute lesson with me! Lets connect on Skype and I'll teach you how to play one of my songs on the guitar and/or give you a voice lesson. You'll also get everything at the $100 level.

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    What's your favorite cover song? I'll learn, perform and record a one-of-a-kind performance of it for your ears only and send it to you! Plus you'll get everything at the $100 level.

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    Your very own 60 minute Skype concert! Invite your friends over, pick my set list and run the show! :D You and I may even end up writing an impromptu song during all the fun! You'll also get everything at the $100 level.

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    Invite your friends over and I'll perform a private house concert in your home, office, backyard or local community center. I'll give a CD to all your friends that come out for the concert! Plus everything at the $100 level. Lets find a date that works!

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    You know how I haven't toured outside the US? This is YOUR chance to change that! I'll come play in your home, backyard, office, community center anywhere in Canada, Europe or the UK. If you're outside of those regions but still want this reward lets see if we can work something out. I'll give a CD to every friend of yours there, you get everything at the $100 level AND you'll get to hear my botch your native language - even if it's also English! ;) Let's talk and find a date that works.

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