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The LYNNeS (Canadian songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson) want YOU to be part of their first full-length album together!
The LYNNeS (Canadian songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson) want YOU to be part of their first full-length album together!
238 backers pledged CA$ 21,163 to help bring this project to life.

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WHATEVER you can do to help us with this project will be HUGELY appreciated.  If you aren't in a position to help financially, it would be GREAT if you could SHARE our Kickstarter Campaign with any of your friends, family, coworkers that might be interested AND/OR on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc).  THANK YOU - Lynn & Lynne.

WHO ARE The LYNNeS?

The LYNNeS are Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson – two award winning singer-songwriters from Ottawa, Canada.  Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters, with twelve albums to her credit, a winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Lynn Miles' 30 year music career has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back, with stops in Nashville and Austin Texas.  Lynne Hanson has been recording and performing her original music since 2005, and has released 5 full length albums worldwide, and one EP. In 2010 she won the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award (Ontario Arts Council), and in 2009 was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as well as being a Kerrville New Folk finalist. Lynne is also a published author, having released a book of haiku in 2016. 

http://www.lynnmilesmusic.com
http://www.lynnehanson.com

The Project

We have been friends for a decade now, and have been writing songs together for several years.  Last year we decided to make an entire album together, and we now have enough songs to record a full length album and we want YOU to be a part of it.   

Why We Need YOU

Today's music business model means more and more artists are releasing their albums independently with the help of their FANS. There are a LOT of moving parts to successfully recording and launching an album, so we basically want YOU to BE OUR RECORD LABEL!  Specifically the funding from this campaign will be used to: 

  • cover studio costs at Little Bullhorn Studio in Ottawa, as well as mixing and mastering of the album ($13,000)
  • to hire many fabulous musicians to play on the recording and to pay for their travel and accommodation ($5,000)
  • to pay a graphic artist to design our cover art, hiring of a professional photographer ($2,000)

There will be regular updates to this page, and backers will get regular updates on how the recording is progressing.  And there are a whole range of REWARDS available as part of this campaign.   

IF WE SURPASS THE GOAL, the money will go to cover the costs of all the other things that are key to the making and promoting of a record: Manufacturing the CD, Publicity, Radio Promotion, Videos, Touring ... and maybe even a VINYL pressing!

 

 

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12 Haiku of Christmas | Lynne Hanson
12 Haiku of Christmas | Lynne Hanson

 

Risks and challenges

We've tried to put together a list of REWARDs that will be attractive to our backers to help finance the making of this album. Of course we're pretty stubborn and hardheaded so we plan on making this record no matter what. We think we have a great team lined up, and have lots of experience making albums, so although there can always be challenges with logistics and details we think we can work out whatever curves this project might toss our way. And probably work it into a song just so no experience is ever wasted.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You'll receive a digital download of the album before it becomes available anywhere else. Includes .pdf artwork and liner notes.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $16

    PHYSICAL CD

    Physical copy of the CD. Includes a digital download of the album.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $20

    SIGNED CD

    You'll get a copy of the CD signed by both Lynn(e)s - if they can agree on a pen colour.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $28

    COASTING ALONG

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    • signed copy of the CD
    • The LYNNeS coasters (set of 4)
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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $40

    HEAR US AT OUR BEST

    You'll get a digital EP of outtakes - especially us arguing or pondering the meaning of life. Or what we should order in for dinner. And probably some crying / mixes / alternate takes / songs that didn't make the album because Lynn(e) thought they sucked.

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    • signed copy of the CD
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $60

    ONE OF EACH EQUALS THREE

    Includes a signed copy of the CD, a digital album download, plus one CD each of Lynn and Lynne's back catalogue signed, of your choosing (some of Lynn Miles' CDs may be out of print).

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    • signed copy of the CD
    • Lynn Miles CD (back catalogue)
    • Lynne Hanson CD (back catalogue)
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $80

    THANK YOU PACKAGE

    Your name included in the thank you section of the liner notes - hopefully spelled correctly and with no superfluous E's. There are already too many of those floating around.

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    • signed copy of the CD
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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $101

    HAIKU TO YOU

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus a handwritten HAIKU written by Lynne Hanson (she promises to print neatly).

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    • your name in the THANK YOU section of the liner notes
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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $101

    POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus a postcard from The LYNNeS from the road. The ugliest ones we can find.

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $101

    WHERE'S AUTOCORRECT WHEN YOU NEED IT

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus handwritten lyrics of the song of your choice.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $161

    ALL LYNN(E) ALL IN

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus digital download of all of LynnE Hanson's back catalogue and whatever albums Lynn Miles can remember having recorded. Or you can just take us to dinner :-)

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $241

    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO TALK TO US?

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus 30 minute SKYPE coffee (join us in conversation) OR songwriting session

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    • signed copy of the CD
    • your name in the THANK YOU section of the liner notes
    • 30 minute SKYPE session (chat / songwriting)
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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $241

    SONGS YOU WISH WE'D WRITTEN

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE plus a cover song of your choice - turnaround 2 weeks (hopefully) from Lynn's home studio.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $402

    A SONG YOU WISHED WE'D WRITE

    Includes THANK YOU PACKAGE. Plus we'll write you a song & provide handwritten lyrics (signed) and a photo of us arguing relentlessly over lyrics and whether it could work as a blues song (Lynne).

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $804

    HOUSE CONCERT

    Includes album download, (5) copies of the new CD (signed) for your friends, your name in the THANK YOU section of the liner notes, plus we'll play a house concert in your home (within a 4 hour drive of Ottawa and no international border involved).

    If you'd like to cover the travel costs though we're happy to travel pretty much anywhere ... even to the MOON ;-)

    Delivery of the house concert subject to the availability of The LYNNeS.

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    • your name in the THANK YOU section of the liner notes
    • The LYNNeS house concert (some travel restrictions)
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    Pledge CA$ 1,500 or more About $1,206

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Your name will appear as Associate Producer in the liner notes. Plus you'll get (5) copies of the new CD, plus your choice of handwritten lyrics of your choice of a song, plus 4 tickets to the next The LYNNeS concert when they are in your area.

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    • signed copy of the CD
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    • 4 tickets to a The LYNNeS concert
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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $4,021

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Includes HOUSE CONCERT PACKAGE. If you don't opt for the house concert, 2 lifetime passes to any of our concerts. PLUS an Executive Producer credit in the liner notes and on the back of the CD. You can also join us in the studio for a day (you are responsible for any travel expenses).

    Includes:
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    • signed copy of the CD
    • The LYNNeS house concert (some travel restrictions)
    • your name as Executive Producer in the liner notes and back of CD
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