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After 6 years, it's finally time to make a new album, share it with you    ...and then the world.
After 6 years, it's finally time to make a new album, share it with you ...and then the world.
410 backers pledged $54,971 to help bring this project to life.

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It's happening...
6 years in the making and I'm THRILLED to announce my third studio album is nearly here!

With your help, I will make my best album yet, put together a bigger tour than ever before and share the music with a larger audience! WE CAN DO THIS! In addition to the new album, I have some fantastic rewards for you! New t-shirts! Rare demos and outtakes! Vinyl records, private concerts, private vocal coaching, custom songs and more!

Ultimate goal: $50,000 - New Album + Release + Tour
Flex goal #2: $44,000 - National Tour
Flex goal #1: $37,000 - Marketing Campaign
Minimum goal: $25,000 - Album

BECOMING A BACKER will help me in two enormous ways:

1. SUPPORT THE ARTIST, NOT Spotify or Apple 
(aka The Music Industry Is A Hot Mess)
Making and promoting music is extremely expensive. Yet because of digital streaming services the amount indie artists are paid for their music is at an all time low. For example, if you wait and stream this new album on Spotify or Apple Music, I will make between ZERO and 7 CENTS. But, if you purchase the digital download HERE, I will make $13.50 AND I will put 100% of that in to the album and getting it out into the world!

2. BE COUNTED AS A FAN, SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MUSIC BIZ
(aka Let's Make a Dream Team!)
My level of success as a grassroots indie artist is a RARE THING. And that is all thanks to YOU!!! I love singing, writing, touring, and performing. I truly feel it is what I was put on this earth to do, but I couldn't do it for a LIVING without YOU. And for that I am eternally grateful.

In order for me to put together the team of industry people that can help me get to the next level and plan AN INCREDIBLE NATIONAL TOUR (agents, publicists, manager) it is important to demonstrate to them just how successful I've been. Music biz folks can be extremely hard to convince - a LARGE NUMBER OF BACKERS on this project will show them how many people support me and my music, and want to see me share it with the world!

I hope you will consider becoming a backer not only to own the new album (WOO!), but most importantly to be counted among those that support me. 

HERE'S THE PLAN: 
In May I began recording with producer Brandon Bee in Portland, Oregon, working on many of the songs I've been performing in concert over the last 4 years and the best of what I've written in the last year. We want to create an album that is as exciting and emotive as my live concerts. The first goals will cover album costs and we are hoping to release it in November! Then with stretch goals, we will put together a national tour! I'll hire a publicist, invest in my tour, and invest in promoting the album and tour.

Let's talk dollars...
Typically a music label will spend $500,000 - $2,000,000 to break an artist.  They record an album, make music videos, hire connected agents and publicists, secure great venues, television, and festival appearances, and conduct large promotional campaigns for radio play. As an Indie artist I have to be tenacious, but money still talks.

TO FINISH THE ALBUM: $25,000 
This is the BARE MINIMUM to get the album made and manufactured.

  • Producer, engineer, and musicians: $12,000
  • Studio time/equipment rental: $3,500 
  • Mixing/Mastering: $1,000 
  • Printing CDs/Vinyl: $4,500
  • Artwork/Photography/Album Art: $1,500 
  • Fees & Admin: $2,500

GET THE WORD OUT - FLEX GOAL #1: $37,000
If you've ever wondered how certain artists get interviewed on NPR, booked on Austin City Limits, played on the radio, or featured in magazines - it's usually because they have hired a well-connected publicist that believes in their music! If we reach this goal, that's just what I aim to do!

  • Publicist - 3 month retainer: $9,000 
  • Online Marketing Campaign - 3 months: $3,000

NATIONAL TOUR - FLEX GOAL #2: $44,000
With this budget I could put money into a bigger tour in more cities, at better venues, with both a small advertising budget for each concert (which will help convince MORE venues/cities to book me) AND improving the quality of the concerts themselves (extra musicians, lighting, and possibly producing live recordings of each and every concert!)

  • Tour Support - $7,000

VISUAL/ONLINE MARKETING - FLEX GOAL #3: $50,000 Music Videos are an important marketing tool and at this level of funding I can produce at least 2 (or maybe one really fancy one)!

  • 2 Music Videos - $6,000 

***INVESTORS - We have a plan! Email jenn@jenngrinels.com for more info***

Thank you - For reading. Watching the video. Making a pledge. Spreading the word. It all means the world to me. I'm so excited to see what we can do and even more excited to share this music with you.

Risks and challenges

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There is always the chance that an album takes longer to finish than planned. If it does, It's only because I want it to be perfect. I'll keep you updated if this occurs.

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    YOU MATTER

    You understand how important it is to show support for independent artists. Thank you for being a part of this. Thank you for being counted.

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    COUNT ME IN

    Be the first to own a digital copy of the brand new album!

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    I'M A FAN

    Be the first to own the CD version of the new album!

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    SUPPORTER

    Get ready for a BRAND NEW JENN GRINELS T-SHIRT DESIGN.

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    FOR THE RECORD

    Vinyl is here! Finally! For the very first time a Jenn Grinels RECORD complete with album cover artwork.

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    FAN CLUB STARTER PACKAGE

    Get all the basics - a signed CD, a digital download and a T-Shirt sent to you!

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    AFFICIONADO

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    CURATOR

    Get never before heard b-sides, demos, and studio cuts! Only available here. Jenn has curated a digital album of acoustic demos, unreleased tracks, studio outtakes and more! Available only through this Kickstarter! In addition, choose to receive the new album on CD OR vinyl!

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    SING OUT LOUISE

    1 hour of private voice/performance coaching from Jenn! Beginners welcome! For you or someone you'd like to give the gift of music! Available through this Kickstarter only! To be scheduled at an agreed upon time in 2018, via Skype or FaceTime.

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    SUPER FAN

    Everything you need plus an extra T-Shirt to give away and help spread the word.

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    COLLECTOR

    ONLY 2 COPIES AVAILABLE! Live at the Rutledge, the limited edition live album (2015), and what many consider their favorite Jenn Grinels release. Only 1000 CDs were made and each was numbered. This album is SOLD OUT and was NOT released digitally! If you would like to own one of 2 remaining copies from Jenn’s personal collection - this is the way! Signed upon request.

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    VIP LIST

    Get up close and backstage with Jenn! 2 tickets, soundcheck AND backstage access to ANY JENN GRINELS HEADLINING TOUR DATE. Signed merchandise! Headlining tour dates TBD (2018 - 2019)
    Confirmed cities:
    San Diego, CA
    San Jose, CA
    Annapolis, MD
    Washington DC
    ...more cities announced soon!

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    • 2 TICKETS ANY JENN GRINELS HEADLINING DATE 2018 - 2019
    • 2 BACKSTAGE/SOUNDCHECK PASSES
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    ARTISTE

    You've heard Jenn sing. Now you want to sing like her? Tips, exercises, and personal coaching. Three one hour private voice lessons with Jenn, via FaceTime or Skype. To be scheduled at agreed upon times in 2018/2019. (Can be gifted to 3 people).

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS

    Ever wanted to see your name in the album credits? Here's your opportunity! Be among those personally thanked in the album artwork! Your generosity is truly instrumental in making this album happen and the album artwork will reflect that.

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    COLLABORATER

    Jenn will write and record an original song for YOU! It can be about whatever you'd like (within reason). Jenn will work with you via Skype or FaceTime on ideas and lyrics. Dedicate it to someone you love, or for a specific occasion. OR choose your favorite cover song - Jenn will rearrange it, sing it and record it just for you!

    Includes:
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    CONCERT PRODUCER

    PRIVATE SOLO CONCERT - Host an unforgettable evening of music for your friends and family in your very own living room or backyard. You can ABSOLUTELY accept donations/contributions from your audience to offset this cost. (Sound & lights included, travel not included. If you are flexible in terms of the date, we can find a "routed" date that fits with existing tour dates to make travel costs minimal.)

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    SUPER CONCERT PRODUCER

    PRIVATE CONCERT (FULL BAND) Your own private concert for you and your friends! LIGHTS, SOUND, MAGIC! Host an unforgettable evening of music! (Travel not included, can also work together to find a "routed" date with existing tours to make travel costs minimum.)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & VIP

    You are a key part of the team! Be named EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the album in the liner notes! Jenn will travel to your home to perform a private solo concert for your friends! (travel included in the U.S.!) PLUS - come to ANY headlining concert in 2018 - 2019 AND hang out backstage because, again, you are part of the team!

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    • PRIVATE CONCERT (SOLO)
    • 2 TIX/BACKSTAGE PASSES ALL Headlining dates 2018-2019
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    SUPER PRODUCER & VIP

    We can't do this without you! You'll be recognized as an Executive Producer in the album cover notes! Your own private, FULL BAND concert at an agreed upon date (travel included), AND your name on the VIP list (+1 guest) at ALL Jenn Grinels concert 2018 - 2019 (headlining OR support), PLUS autographed copies of the new album, in CD and vinyl! (And of course T-shirts and the digital albums.)

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    • 2 TIX/BACKSTAGE PASSES ALL Headlining & Support dates 2018 - 2019
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