About this project
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.
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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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