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New York, NY Pop
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With your help, I'd like to record a 5-track EP of original songs!

New York, NY Pop
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Hello, wonderful people! I am Rebecca Minor, and I am writing you from my little apartment in NYC, asking for your support as I record my debut EP! This EP - a fancy way of saying “not a full length album” - will be self-titled, and will feature five tracks of original pop songs.  So, who the heck am I? Well, my last name is Minor, so I suppose I was destined for a musical life, for which I am grateful every day.  This life began with classical piano lessons from a young age, violin lessons, then many musical theater productions and finally, opera training.  In recent years, I stumbled upon writing songs, which was totally new to me, and man, was that creatively satisfying!  I began focusing on pop vocal training, and performing my songs here and there.  I've had such positive feedback that I decided to be brave and take a shot at really going for this - hence, this project.

For the last year and a half I've been studying recording and audio engineering, and I've built up a very decent home studio.  I have most of the equipment necessary to create this EP, but I will need to purchase software sampling programs for piano and drums, and will have costs for mixing, mastering, graphics, manufacturing, and any unexpected expenses that crop up.  I believe $3,500 can make this happen.  And if your generosity should happen to exceed my goal, I will use overflow funds to set up a tour in August! Wouldn’t that be fun!!

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I deeply thank you for your support, and above all, thank you for valuing the arts!

UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who helped me reach and surpass my goal!!!! I have already begun working on the EP and am so excited!!!!Being that I have 3 weeks remaining in this campaign, I might as well reach for the stars, right?!  So please help me spread the word that I am going to attempt to raise an extra $1500, (a grand total of $5000) so that I can go on a mini tour during the month of August!! Possible cities are: Seattle, Portland, LA, Sacramento, Tucson, Boulder, Denver, Dallas/Forth Worth, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville, Albany, and Boston.Just me and my groove pack (the extremely cool name for my keyboard case) on the open road or air, performing acoustic sets of the EP and my other tunes.  Sounds like heaven to me...... :-)

UPDATE #2
Thanks to you, I am a mere $16 away from being able to go on a mini tour in August!! As long as booking works out accordingly, I will come to Austin, Tucson, Pasadena, LA, Sacramento, Boulder (in mid July), Boston and Albany (in early July). I couldn't be more excited about this!!!!!!!!!
One final and rather important element to this project that I've begun pondering is engaging a promotion company to help me bring this EP into the light of day!  Any help towards that in the remaining days of this campaign would be so appreciated - even a reference to a reputable company. I'm looking primarily for internet PR.  Please tell your friends (and enemies, if you want) about my efforts, and together we can get this musical thang out to the masses!  Are you with me?!?
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Rebecca

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    Your name will appear in the credits of my liner notes! You'll also have your choice of my graphic t-shirt or tote bag, plus a signed CD and digital download of the EP.

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    Be a VIP at my CD release party! You and one guest will enjoy free cover and 2 beverages each, courtesy of yours truly! And brace yourself for a public showering of gratitude during the show. Additionally, you'll be given your choice of a graphic t-shirt or tote bag, plus a signed CD and digital download of the EP.

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    I will give a concert in your home! Invite your friends over, and I'll perform the 5 songs on the EP, plus offer a talk-back on the experience of making the EP. Additionally, you'll have your choice of my graphic t-shirt or tote bag, plus a signed CD and digital download of the EP.
    **This offer can only be honored for locations within a reasonable driving distance from NYC**

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    A song for YOU! Tell me your story, or tell me about a person or place that is meaningful to you, and I will write a song and record it for you! Then "you can tell everybody... that this is your song".
    And, of course, you'll have your choice of a graphic t-shirt or tote bag, plus a signed CD and digital download of the EP.

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