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The world's first ever full-length album of bright pop by Kathleen, produced by 3-time Grammy award winner Trina Shoemaker!
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UPDATE JULY 4, 2013: Everyone who pledges to LOVE SUPERSTAR will be included in the digital art LOVE SUPERSTAR packet! Your name in the credits FO' SHO'!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR GETTING US THERE & HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Magic is real. 

Love is everything. 

And when you believe, your dreams are at hand. 

For me, my dream was always to sing. In November, after 6 years working at MTV, I quit to make music my full time job, because I figured if I never tried 100%, I'd never really know! Well, fast forward to six months later, and BAM, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING producer Trina Shoemaker is PSYCHED to make a record with me. And ditto, me with her. The songs are written and just waiting to get their moment in the studio, so they can become part of the world's first ever full length record of bright pop. LOVE SUPERSTAR will be dessert for your ears, dinner for your heart and soul!

WHO

Kathleen – singer/songwriter/adventurer/daydreamer. has written songs that have been heard on MTV, NBC and KCRW. has written a new record called LOVE SUPERSTAR and wants to share it with the world. has big dreams & amazing plans for this record.

Trina – a genius. a producer. an engineer. a mixer. the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Engineering (for Sheryl Crow’s “The Globe Sessions”). has worked with Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile (just to name a scant few!). also has big dreams for this record.

LOVE SUPERSTAR – this new record we keep talking (and writing about). about magic and love and miracles. has been gestating in the heart, soul and belly of Kathleen for a few years, and ready to be born with your help.

WHAT

LOVE SUPERSTAR. It costs a lot of money to make a record that sounds like something you’d hear on TV, on the radio and in the movies (all part of the plan, btw), so this is where YOU come in! I believe in this project so much, I’m putting a big chunk of my own money in, and there are still more costs than I can bear on my own.

Costs for things like: Musicians / Travel / Lodgings / Producer Fee / Studio Fee / Mixing / Mastering / Other Musicians / Studio time after basic tracking / Art design / Photo shoots / Poster Printing / CD Printing / T shirt printing / Web coding & design / Postage

WHEN

June 5 to July 4 – KICKSTART LOVESUPERSTAR! Yay LOVE SUPERSTARTERS!

August - Recording. YESSSS!!! This is what this whole campaign is about. 

Sept/Oct - Mixing, mastering. T shirt & art print making. CD making. You know--MAKING STUFF.

November 16 – Los Angeles pre-release party. CDs and goodies handed out to those at the party. Physical goodies being mailed out to everyone else.

November 20 - "Official" release of LOVE SUPERSTAR (ie people who were not LOVE SUPERSTARTERS can hear it on itunes and stuff)

WOOHOO!!!!

HOW ABOUT A SONG? OKAY!

video (interview & "believe") by charles // styling & other general amazingness by amie

AND, please remember, YOU have the power to make this happen. In today's world (and Amanda Palmer's famous words), WE ARE THE MEDIA! Please, share this with everyone you know. There are links at the top, or you can go here to share!

XOXOOXOXOXOXXO THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING!

Risks and challenges

1. There is always the miniscule 0.001% chance that the band will get together and completely hate each other and not be able to work together. In Trina's over 27 years in the business, this has never happened. To me, never as well. If this does happen, fear not, the record will still be made. It would just delay the process, and the people you read about above might not be the ones on the record.

2. The schedule is all locked in at this point (ie studio time booked, musicians booked, etc.), so delays are not expected. However, life is amazing and crazy, and Acts of God or family emergencies DO happen. If they happen and delay things, we'll keep you posted and do our best to stay on schedule.

3. The actual process of making a record involves a lot--scheduling, rehearsing, making songs sound awesome, liaising with designers and manufacturers and keeping everyone up to date, etc. LUCKILY FOR ALL OF US, this is not my first rodeo. Or record, either. I've done this before. Watch out world--here comes LOVE SUPERSTAR!!!!
xxxoxo

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    DIGITAL SUPERSTAR! YAY! Digital copy of LOVE SUPERSTAR before its official release. This includes a LoveSuperstarter exclusive collection of album art, which includes liner notes, photos of Kathleen & the band, random pics from recording, pictures of the songs in Kathleen’s songwriting notebook, and other doodles and fun stuff. If sparkles could be given digitally, it would include those as well. YESSS, you ROCK!

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    CD SUPERSTAR! Okay, you’re retro, and you like your CDs. Yay! You get a physical CD, signed by Kath, PLUS the digital download & special Love Superstarters only album art & goodies. This definitely comes with sparkles!

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    CD & ART SUPERSTAR! A limited edition art print, signed and numbered by the artist & Kath, available to Love Superstarters only! PLUS: CD + digital.

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    TRINITY SUPERSTAR! CD + POSTER + TSHIRT. YES! A super soft vintage style organic cotton limited edition LOVE SUPERSTAR tee, available to Love Superstarters only. PLUS: CD (+digital) & signed poster. All the goodies!

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    CD + ART WITH SPARKLES SUPERSTAR! You like sparkles as much as Kathleen, and you're dying to have a painting of your name, IN SPARKLES. Well, snap! You came to the right place! Kath will paint you a picture that has your name in sparkles (see FAQ for example) and mail it to you! PLUS: CD + digital.

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    LOVE-2-PERSTAR PARTY PACK! 2 CDS + 2 POSTERS + 2 TICKETS! A ticket for you and a friend to attend a private pre-release LOVE SUPERSTAR concert in Los Angeles on November 16, 2013. This fun evening will include nibbles, beautiful art and a whole lot of shenanigans. PLUS: 2 CDs (+digital), 2 Posters, 1 TShirt. SNAP!

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    COVER SUPERSTAR! You love Kathleen’s singing, and you’re like “Dude, Kath, when are you going to cover ‘My Sharona?’ That is my favorite song EVER!” THIS IS THE PACKAGE FOR YOU! Kathleen will learn and video herself playing a cover song of your choice, and if you want, she’ll do a special dedication to you (or one you love) at the beginning of the video! PLUS: Love2perstarter party pack (2 CDs (+digital), 2 posters, 2 tix to LA party, 1 TShirt) AND a handwritten thank you note from Kath. YAY!

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    VIRTUOSO SUPERSTAR! You're big on learning, and you want to learn how to sing (or play piano) better. YAY YOU!
    A 45 minute private voice or piano lesson with Kathleen via Skype. PLUS: Love2perstar party pack (2 CDs (+digital), 2 Posters, 2 Tix to LA party, 1 TShirt) AND a handwritten thank you note from Kath. YES! How fun is that?

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY COVER SUPERSTAR WITH COOKIES! Kath will make a special birthday video for you (or your loved one), complete with sparkles while she serenades the birthday human with "Happy Birthday," AND a cover of your choice. YES!
    PLUS: Love2perstar Party Pack (2 CDs(+digital), 2 posters, 2 tix to LA party, 1 TShirt) AND a handwritten note from Kath AND some of her famous and beloved salted chocolate chip cookies. YUMMYRAMA.

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    ELTON JOHN SUPERSTAR WITH COOKIES! An original song, written for you, by Kathleen. You & Kath will correspond via email about feelings you have that you want to express (to someone, even?!) or a song you've started but haven't finished. Then, she'll sit down & write you up a little ditty based on that convo and record & video and send it to you, for you to enjoy however you may desire! Wheeee!
    PLUS: LOVE2PERSTAR PACK (2 CDs(+digital), 2 posters, 2 tix to LA party, 1 TShirt!) AND handwritten thanks from Kath with those yummy choco chip cookies. TASTYCAKES!

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    PERFORMANCE SUPERSTAR! You like in-person things. That's awesome! Kath will come to you and give a house concert to you and all your peeps. Or, she'll perform at your special event! PLUS: Love2perstar Party Pack (2 CDs(+digital), 2 Posters, 2 tix to LA party, 1 TShirt) AND a handwritten thank you AND those delish salted chocolate chip cookies. MMMM. (If more than 300 miles outside of LA, may have to be routed with touring.)

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    STUDIO SUPERSTAR PLUS ONE! You are amazing. In honor of your amazingness, please A) come hang out for one day at the studio with Kathleen & band while they record. Recording is currently scheduled for August 12-17, 2013, and will be in the Catskills. Hang with the band and see the creative process of making a record from the inside! This includes accomodations for one night once you're there! (Flights not included) B) Your choice of any incentive above up to the $1000 level C) Your name in the liner notes for LOVE SUPERSTAR as a SUPER LOVE SUPERSTARTER. PLUS, D) If/when Kathleen is on TV or the radio as a guest on a talk show, she will personally thank you for being a SUPER LOVE SUPERSTARTER. This one can't be guaranteed, obviously, HOWEVER, Kath is doing her damnedest to a) get there and then, once she is, b) to talk about YOU. PLUS: Love2perstar Party Pack (2 CDs(+digital), 2 Posters, 2 Tix to LA party, 1 TShirt) and handwritten thanks and Kath's choco chip cookies.

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    TITLE TRACK SUPERSTAR! HAVE A SONG ON LOVE SUPERSTAR NAMED AFTER YOU.
    Seriously, how cool is that? Your name in the liner notes as well, obv, as a SUPER LOVE SUPERSTARTER. PLUS your choice of any incentive above up to the $1000 level. PLUS: Love2perstar Party Pack (2 CDs(+digital), 2 Posters, 2 Tix to LA party, 1Tshirt) and handwritten thanks & Kath's choco chip cookies! YES!

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