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I'm a completely independent musician, recording a 6 song EP. I want to make this album with you.... and take you to Disneyland!
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Hi,

I’m Tiff and I perform piano pop songs. I live in Santa Monica and I’m originally from sunny San Diego. I’ve made two full-length albums (iTunes) and this new set of songs will be my second EP (6 song album.) After three years of touring and writing, it’s time to go into the studio and record. These songs are my best to date and I can’t wait to share them with the world. 

Demo of "Blind Love."

4th Street Recording Studios.
4th Street Recording Studios.

Taking on such a project involves many creative hands and expensive endeavors. Since I don't have a record company, manager, or agent, I have to pay for everything on my own. So now I’m asking for your help. 

Every gig, every session, I'm always amazed-Eli Hludzik on drums.
Every gig, every session, I'm always amazed-Eli Hludzik on drums.

The New EP Business Plan:                                                                  

  • Studio Time $1260   12 hours of studio time, including an assistant 4th Street Recording
  • Drums and Bass $900  3 songs @150 each. 
  • Strings $500  quartet includes studio time
  • Producer $3,000 $500/each song  Includes pre production on all songs, producing 6 tracks, and mixing all tracks Matchstick Music
  • Mastering $600   $100/each song Lurssen Mastering.   
  • Design EP Cover art $300 Karlin Meehan.  
  • Photo shoot $250  Kelly Mustapha.  
  • New Website $500. 
  • Press 1,000 EPs $1500 Discmakers.com.   .  
  • Kickstarter $440  takes 5%.  
  • Amazon Payments $440takes up to 5%.                                   

Total: $9,691 

The one and only-Jonny Morrow on bass.
The one and only-Jonny Morrow on bass.

What happens after the EP is made?   

After the recording of the EP, you can't just sit around an listen to it. There's more work to be done. I have to promote the EP to music blogs, magazines, newspapers, online media, and radio.                   

Promo Plan:   

  • Magazines/Online Publications: Contact in Jan. 2013 
  • Music blogs Contact in Jan. 2013 
  • Radio stations Contact in Feb. 2013 
  • Video with proper funding shoot music video in Nov./Dec and release  in 2013
  • Tour Booking Now. Tour will cover the Midwest and East Coast and West Coast. TBD Tour dates March-May 2013. 
  • Europe Tour 2014 I will start booking in Aug. of 2013. European tour will consist of two weeks, covering Northern Europe: Norway, Sweden, UK, Amsterdam, and Northern Germany. 

If we surpass our goal:   

If we raise more than our goal of $9,500, I will go crazy with joy and perhaps loose control of all muscle function. With these extra funds I will be able to produce a Music Video. Remember when you used to watch MTV? Well, YouTube is now our main video source and many people get discovered here. Having a video today is just as important as having your songs recorded. 

I will also be able to pay for Tour Support. The tour will be booked and shows will be played no matter what. However, extra money will go to paying musicians, rental car fees, and getting us a hotel room so we don't have to sleep in my van down by a river. Every contributor will receive a collection of "Live Acoustic Covers." This will be a digital download of 20 cover songs performed by me. You want a little Elton John? Done.

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This project will not be possible without your contribution. Every package makes a difference, no matter how big or small. Help spread the word through Facebook, Twitters, Blogs, Email, and so on. Word of mouth will make this project a success.

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If we do not reach $9,500, the project WILL NOT BE FUNDED (your credit card will not be charged) and no packages will be sent out. This project will only happen if we reach our goal. So let’s do this. Let’s make an album together!                                                                             ****************************************************************************************

Thank You! 

Thank you so much for your continued support. I can’t express how much it means to me. All your support, smiling faces at shows, and emails of encouraging words keep me going on this adventure. I can't wait to make this New EP With You.

 -smoochies 

 Tiff

Me pretending to touch buttons, but not. Because people work very hard on the buttons.
Me pretending to touch buttons, but not. Because people work very hard on the buttons.

Risks and challenges

The risks with this project include:
Having to share one surfboard, or an odd number of people sharing rides at Disneyland.

Biggest Risk: Not giving the art of music to people and not paying everyone involved for their hard work.

Do you want to go to Disneyland or what?!!!!

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, your own garden starter kit with directions and encouraging words from myself. I’ll send you a few packs of seeds that are super easy to grow no matter what climate you live in. Grow your own food. Yum!

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and home made cookies, baked by me. Choose a flavor (chocolate chip, peanut butter, or Oatmeal Raisin) and I’ll mail them to you or whomever. Who doesn’t want a box of cookies showing up at their door?!

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and copies of the first draft of lyrics to selected songs and “Behind the Music.” I’ll tell you all about the inspiration and meanings behind each song and how each song came to be.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and your own personal ringtone. I’ll write and record a ringtone just for you. Tell me some of your interests, your favorite animal, movie, or specific phrase. What ever it is, it’s yours.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and "Tiff’s recipe book", filled with sweet and savory meals and treats. Each recipe has a recommended listening track to accompany the meal or cooking process. Songs include my originals, covers, and jazz classics. All books will be signed.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and a feature in the music video. Hang out on set all day and see what it’s like to be a movie/video star. Must live or be able to get to the L.A. area some time in Nov. 2012

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, and a 1 hour long piano lesson in your home. To be scheduled when I’m in your area. If you would like to gift the lesson to some one other than yourself that’s fine. Must provide piano or keyboard. It’s never too late to learn……but sometimes it’s too early-must be 6 years old or older.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area and dinner with me before the show. You pick the restaurant and I pay.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show, and I come to your house and cook you a three course meal. Tell me what you are in the mood for (and what to stay away from) and I’ll plan a three course meal. I pay for grocery expenses. Just sit back, watch and eat!!! You must provide music for me to listen to while I cook for you. Yes, your Steeley Dan collection will do.

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    --I need more cowbell!!!!!!!!!!

    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area and a day at the studio. Want to be a music producer for a day? I'll treat you to lunch and you'll get to hang out all day in the studio and see how a song is written and recorded. If you play an instrument, I'll get you and that instrument on a track. Don't play? That's ok. I'm always looking for awesome hand claps plus you'll receive Executive Producer credit on EP. You provide your own travel to L.A.

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    --Tiff checks out all your family pictures

    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area, Executive Producer credit on EP, and an intimate house concert in your home. Invite your family and friends over for a night of music in your living room. I provide sound system and keyboard.

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    --Surf Lesson

    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area, Executive Producer credit on EP, an intimate house concert in your home, and

    I fly you out to L.A. and I take you out on my long board and teach you how to surf. We’ll ride the waves for a few hours and then have lunch on the Venice boardwalk, check out all the crazy characters and then go back out and ride the waves some more. You must be able to swim….I’m not going to teach you how to swim. Must provide your own lodging. Flights will only be booked from the continental U.S.

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area, Executive Producer credit on EP, an intimate house concert in your home, and

    I fly you out to LA and take you on a personal tour of Hollywood. We’ll see Grauman’s Theater, go up to the Hollywood sign, eat a dog at Pink’s, drive around and spy on famous people and look at their mansions and take a walk down Rodeo drive. Must provide your own lodging. Flights will only be booked from the continental U.S

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    Limited edition EP, signed poster, your name in the “Thank You” of the liner notes, 2 free tickets to a Tiff show in your area, Executive Producer credit on EP, an intimate house concert in your home, and

    I fly you out to LA, and take you to Disneyland. I pay. We’ll ride all the rides, eat lots of ice cream and popcorn, and get our picture taken with Cinderella and say hi to Mickey. I’m scared of heights, so don’t laugh if I shut my eyes and scream on the Matterhorn. Must provide your own lodging. Flights will only be booked from the continental U.S

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    --“Give me a break…..give me break…..break me off a piece of that-“

    Your choice of one $2,500 package. Plus, I will write a jingle for you or your company. Do you have a company you need to promote? Great! You don’t have a company? Whatever, you need a theme song anyway. All the greats have their own tunes…Jem, Barbie, Lincoln. Play it every morning to motivate you to be your best. Past projects include: Coke, St. Ives, Willy Wonka, Kelloggs, Disney, Coors , MTV, and ABC.

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