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Kiley Dean's long-awaited EP that shares her journey through the music industries' trials and tribulations.
Kiley Dean's long-awaited EP that shares her journey through the music industries' trials and tribulations.
116 backers pledged $8,511 to help bring this project to life.

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Here's the deal:  I've been a touring background vocalist since I was 16 years old.  I left my senior year of high school to tour with Britney Spears.  WHO DOES THAT???  Me.  After two tours with Brit, I moved to Los Angeles and shortly thereafter, signed a record deal with Timbaland under Interscope records.  I created an album with Timbaland and pretty much immediately after creating this, it was shelved, never to be heard by anyone except my die hard fans.  LOVE MY FANS.  After this heartbreak, I was compelled to start background singing again by being presented with another life-altering opportunity, this time to sing background for Madonna.  Therefore, my career was put on hold to work for one of the greatest stars this world has ever seen.  I have been employed by her for her last two tours that took me all over the world!  WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!!  However, deep in my soul is the desire to give the world music from KILEY DEAN.   The world needs to hear my voice, my words. I've been convinced of this since I was 2 years old.  That is the heart of this project, for the world to connect with my story, feel my emotions, and hear my voice!

Making music costs money.  Lots of it.  As an independent, unsigned artist,  I don't own any money trees.  Either way, two songs from the EP are already written, but need to be finished production-wise.  I will be writing many, many more songs in attempt to find two additional (perfect) songs for the EP.  Therefore, four songs total will be on the finished product.  I am working with great producers, engineers, and musicians, so I assure you this will be a project that you will thoroughly enjoy!!!  Thank you in advance for believing in me!!!

What the money will be going towards and what you will be experiencing with me over the course of this kickstarter is as follows:

-Paying musicians, engineers, producers

-Photoshoot/Photographer for album artwork

-Mixing

-Mastering

-Press/PR/Distribution

-Website management

Thank you SOOO much for your support!!  I have been blessed beyond measure to be able to use my voice as my job for the last 15 years!!!!  I could not do this without love and support from YOU,  and I could not be more excited about OUR project together!!  Again, THANK YOU!!!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be making sure everyone is happy with their rewards. This is my first campaign, so it will be a bit of a learning curve, but I have a precise plan to make sure I fulfill every reward.

PS: all shipping charges for rewards have been added into the campaign goal as well.

The most exciting challenge is the unknown of this next year. The plan is to get this EP done and organize a tour, hopefully very soon. If this happens, then maybe I can come perform in a city near YOU, and I will have YOU to thank for it.

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    A personal shout out/thank you on social media platforms! Thank you!!

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    An advanced digital download of EP before anyone else gets it!

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    A personal call, text, or email saying THANK YOU for your support. Also, I could sing to you, or whoever you want me to, for a special occasion (i.e Birthday).

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    An autographed 8x10 "Scream" portrait from EP photoshoot.

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    Personal 1 on 1 Skype 30 minute meet & greet. Let's get to know each other better!

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    Online Guitar lessons/skype meet and greet with Monte Pittman!!!!

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    Vocal lessons!: Personal 30 minute vocal lesson online using Skype. Invite your friends over and make it a group lesson if you want.

    +Free download on one of my songs not on the EP that no one has heard, produced by one of my producers

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    Handwritten lyrics to one of the songs from the EP (Produced by Josh Devine), autographed by Me and Josh Devine

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    YouTube video of Kiley Dean doing one cover of person's choice (Donor must give 3 choices within reason). Is there something you want to hear me sing? I'll film myself singing the song of your choice. I'll mention your name and that this one is for you. Then it will go up on YouTube and the world will know your name!

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    Autographed Vinyls by Me and Matthew Morrison!
    Plus VIP passes to one of my shows! Package includes: Backstage meet and greet, signed posters, pics for your Instagram, the whole she-bang!

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    In-person private acoustic living room concert (within the LA area). Have your friends over and hear how some of these songs amonst others sound at home. I take requests (within reason always) and will bring some people with me to jam along if available...
    For outside of Southern California, you must pay for travel and lodging.

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