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Tired of the same old angry chick rock? Looking for something a little more positive and hopeful? Watch my video!

Having trouble watching my project video? Here's a link to it on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/7rGjuC-UZGQ

Hey Everyone! 

I'm Dana, and I'm inviting you to be an important part of a very special project - My debut album of original songs! Watch my video at the top of this page!

"Optimistic Chick-Rock" is the title I've come up with to describe my music. Listening to the artists of today, I've felt a need to hear more songs with a positive message... So I've found my niche is in writing music that conveys my underlying positive attitude about life. Many times I've been told that it's my friendly personality that sets me apart from other performers, I always make it a point to include my audience members in the magic. That's what my album aspires to do; convey a sense of hopefulness through beautiful music while creating the opportunity for my audience to be a part of the magic!

Let me tell you about how I intend to pull this off-

Joshua Tree is an amazing place to be a musician, especially one embarking on a solo career. I'm so fortunate to be here! Not only is there a wonderful supportive community of music lovers, but there are a wide variety of talented musicians to work with. Creating an album of this kind can expensive, but I'm lucky enough to have professional people to work with who believe in my music and me, and are willing to give me a break on cost so that I can get my project off the ground! Scroll down to see my "Cost Breakdown", it's very reasonable! 

Check out the first song we've completed, called, "Thankful", but don't forget to watch my project video at the very top!

So, I'm all set! I've got my mission and the teamwork to get it done. All that's left is to raise the funding and this project is seriously on! Thanks Kickstarter.com for the opportunity to share the making of my album with the people who want it and thanks to everyone for pitching in...I'm so looking forward to be able put this album in your hands!  Follow me in this campaign as I post progress updates to this project. 

Cost Breakdown:

8-10% off the top for Kickstarter/credit card fee's

$4,500 - The album! Includes all recording time/ additional musicians/ mixing/ mastering for 9 more songs

$800 - Distribution! Includes printing of CD's/CD jackets/prints/ shipping costs

$1,500 - Music Video! Includes filming at various locations/editing.

$???? - Extra Funds! Any amount I generate over what I set out as my goal will go towards recording additional tracks and distribution costs.

Total cost= $7,500 That's a really good price for recording and distributing an album and music video! Of course, there will be many additional costs, but with a kickstart from you, I'll be able to make up the difference from my musical performances.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Time delays: Although I've been a professional performer for years, I'm new to recording. The people I'm working with know that, and so they are giving me their services at cost. They believe in my music that much! However, they do need to make a living. So, when established artists with bigger bank rolls come to do their recording, I will graciously step aside. I don't anticipate this happening a lot, but have given myself 1 year to complete the project, just to be on the safe side. I'm confident a year will be more than enough time.

Extra cost - My budget for the recording of the album and video is pretty set. I've done my best to estimate distribution costs, but this is my first time doing this so I may go over my budget. However, I've already got skin in the game, and I'm determined to get this album out there. I will scrape together all my pennies from my gigs to make up any difference in cost. Hopefully, I'll raise more money than I set out to and this won't be an issue.

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    High Five! Pre-release digital download of a song from the album + special thanks on my fan page! + updates from the project

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    MODERN ALBUM PKG: Digital download of the album + special thanks to you on my fan page! + updates from the project

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    CLASSIC ALBUM PKG: Signed CD + A digital download of the album + a signed limited edition + backer's only print of original album artwork + special thanks on my fan page! + updates from the project

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    I'll write a personal messages of your choice on the CD and the backer's only print of original artwork! + special thanks on my fan page + updates from the project

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    Frame-worthy handwritten lyrics of the song of your choice from the album + ""CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks on my fan page + updates from the project

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    The red fuzzy shrug I wore in my music video, "Thankful" + the "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks on my webpage + updates from the project

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    One of a kind costume piece I made for my performances. Hand painted with metallic fabric paint to capture the light on stage. Shiny! Pretty! (Size Small) + a "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    Custom made T-Shirt! (you tell me your size, I will hand paint the design) + CLASSIC ALBUM PKG + special thanks in the liner notes + updates from the project!

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    I will do an artistic rendering of you or anything you like from a photo you send me + a "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    A seat at the table for a special backer's-only gourmet dinner created by chef DeLorey and chef Goldsmith + a private concert of the songs from the album + a "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG". Believe me, this will be a full on experience for the senses! This will be held either in Joshua Tree or Los Angeles. + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    My original painting that will be used for the album jacket + a "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    Private house concert for you and your friends! All the songs from the album, plus any special requests. I'll drive anywhere within 4 hours of Joshua Tree, (otherwise you cover the travel cost for me +1) + a "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    Stay-cation for two! Let us be your host and guide in lovely Joshua Tree! 2 days and nights, we will house you, feed you, show you around town and the National Park, and I'll entertain you with songs by the campfire. + "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG". A unique and personable way to explore this wondrous part of the world. (You cover your travel costs) + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    PATRON SONG PKG; I will write and record an original song with your input or record a cover song of your favorite recording artist and dedicate it to you on YouTube. You are also invited to the backers only gourmet dinner and of course you get the "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" + special thanks in the liner notes! + updates from the project

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PKG: Wow, you are truly amazing. Choose a bonus track to be recorded for the album + Be listed as the "Executive Producer" in the credits + a house concert for you and your friends (see above for restrictions) + "CLASSIC ALBUM PKG" for all your guests + a cameo appearance in my music video + lifetime tickets and backstage passes to any of my shows + an artistic rendering of the subject of your choice + two invites to the exclusive backers only gourmet dinner + updates from the project + my bewilderment and extreme gratitude

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