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
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!
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.
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
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)
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!!!!
- (30 days)