Let's make sweet music together. The songs are written, the players are ready, the piano is tuned and now we just need you!
About Me: Hi! My name is Stacy Rock. Yes! That's my real name. I was raised in Montana but now live in Brooklyn, NY. I write songs. I sing and play piano. Six years ago I put out my first album called One Way Home. The album did really well and I toured all over the country, several times, singing songs from it. I met amazing people and musicians and learned:
That really, I'm only good at one thing, and that's Making Music. Watch the video above and you'll see that my friends agree...
About this project of making music: I've written some new songs and I want to turn them into a five song EP. It's that plain and simple. When I put out my last album, Myspace was just taking off, Facebook didn't exist and Twitter was just a tweet in the sky. I'm not on a record label, but now with social media and Kickstarter, fans, family and friends have all the power of a record label. You can decide if you want to hear my music ... and I hope you do!
Do I just want you to give me money?: No! There are a couple of great things about Kickstarter.
One: Nothing is for free. There is a gift for each level of donation and I have tried to make it equal to every inch of your generosity. You can see all of them on the right over there. If you want something different, email me, I'll see what I can do!
Two: Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING funding. If I don't make my goal, I don't get any of the money. Nada, Zilch, Zero, Negativisimo. You will never be charged. You know what I love about that? We are in this together. It becomes our project.
Why so much money?:The last album was 11 songs and cost me $14,000. YES, $14,000. Sheesh. I was also touring when gas was soaring up around $4 a gallon.. um.. it still is, right?
This time, I'm a bit older and wiser (well, definitely older) and here's my mathematical breakdown of costs for 5 songs:
- $2500 for studio time (that's about 5 days)
- $875 for mixing ($175 per song)
- $400 for mastering
- $1000 to press 1,000 CD's (the most cost effect amount to press)
- $1200 for travel and musician pay
That may look like a lot of money but when it comes to recording an album, that's on the lower end!
What if we raise more than the goal?: We'll all meet in a central location and go for pizza! No really, the extra money will be used for the following:
- musician pay
- possibly the recording of more songs
Why will it take until the summer of 2012 to make this album? Because I'm having a baby! I'm due in February. I could try to push it (not literally) and be in the studio in January, but I'd like to wait until this new and beautiful element is part of my life. Who knows, maybe I'll be inspired to write a bunch of new songs and make it a double feature? Or maybe the child will be a genius cowbell player at the age of two months? Who knows...
Where can I hear more of your music? You can go to my website and watch videos, download tunes, look at pictures... click here.
A big thank you to my friend Pat Hamm for making the very funny video at the top of this page. And many thanks to Rebecca Calamar, Liza Pross, Patrick Hambrick, Randall Leddy, Bergie, Roger and Virginia Rock, Mickie and Andrew Hamm for making fun of me in the video. I appreciate you so much. xo.
THANK YOU! Stacy
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The Old Project Package: I'll send you a download of my debut album, One Way Home, within one week of your support. So you get this download regardless of me reaching my goal! If you already have the album, you can gift the download code. Also included: The Sneak Peak Package.Estimated delivery:
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Beneath the Music Package - join us on the musical journey: I'll send you home recordings of the songs before we go into the studio, early versions of the studio recordings, video diaries from the studio plus all the previous packages. It's like you'll be there with us!Estimated delivery:
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Cover Song Package: I'll record any cover song of your choice and send it to you via video and audio formats, plus: The Sneak Peak package, Let's Get Physical Package, The Fully clothed and Fed Package AND The Beneath The Music Package.Estimated delivery:
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Just For You Package (HOLIDAY GIFT ALERT): I'll write a song for you or someone of your choosing (we'll work together on the theme) and send it via audio and video dedicated to the one you love.. even if that's yourself. We can try to do this before the holidays if you want to gift it or I can send a little video note saying it's on it's way. I'll make it cute and santa-ee. You'll also get all of the above. Ho ho ho!Estimated delivery:
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Let's Write a Song Together Package: All of the above packages plus a Google or Skype songwriting session. We'll write the song together and then I'll reocrd it and send it to you.Estimated delivery:
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The Producer's Package: All of the above plus an Executive Producer Credit on the album and a really cool surprise. ;)Estimated delivery:
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Live Concert Package: I'll come to your house or your theater or your arena and play live for you and your friends. I'll also bring 50 signed copies of my new CD that you helped me make! All of the above packages included except The Artwork Package, The Digital Performance Package and SHHHHHH Package. If you live more than 6 hours from NYC, this package may include some travel expenses so please contact me before purchasing.Estimated delivery:
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