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2nd solo album from former lead singer and keyboardist of Grammy-nominated band Bering Strait.
2nd solo album from former lead singer and keyboardist of Grammy-nominated band Bering Strait.
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UPDATE, 8/26/12:

I am thrilled to say that as of this morning I have reached my minimum goal amount, which means that my new album "Valentine Circle" will indeed get pressed - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all my wonderful backers! :-)

But there are still over a few weeks to go before deadline (9/30/12) and I can still use your help!!! Any additional contributions will be used to make the album:

a) sound better - get it professionally mastered and/or perhaps even bring in guest musicians on certain tracks;

b) look better - get a professional photographer for the artwork and/or expand the packaging to include the song lyrics;

c) reach better - hire a publicist to cover the release and/or a promoter to get "Valentine Circle" heard;

d) some combination of the above that makes the most sense.

I can't wait to send all of you your autographed copies of my new album this winter!!! So let's make it the best album it can possibly be, together. I truly appreciate your kind support!

Love,
~Lydia

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Independent artists have more power now than they’ve ever had in the past. If we’ve got talent and time, if we’ve done our research and paid our dues, if we continuously practice and hone our craft – we can create music and get it out into the world. Simple as that.

But with that new power also comes new responsibility, challenge and essentially a new way of thinking. Something I wasn’t quite aware of back in my Bering Strait days, with major record label resources at our disposal. And that is: our #1 asset is our fans. You are the end consumers of our product, and you are whom we ultimately answer to.

I’ve had a wonderful experience getting my 1st solo album “Hallway” pressed, with the help of my most generous Kickstarter backers. Sure, it was nice to receive funds for my project, but to me it was far more than that. It was a direct communication from my listeners – and you said, “Yes Lydia, we want your music now!”

And for any artist, that part is invaluable. It re-ignites the fire. It re-awakens the muse. It reminds us why we set out to do what we do in the first place.

I loved the experience of getting my fans involved in the release of “Hallway”, and I would like to do it again, on “Valentine Circle”. With your kind help, of course!

Thank you for taking the time to check out my project, and for allowing me this privilege of continuing to create music for you to enjoy. I’m one lucky girl.

Musically yours,
~Lydia

http://www.lydiasalnikova.com/

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    The above, plus: a digital download of my new album at least a week before its official release + and an acknowledgement of your contribution on my website/Facebook.

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    All of the above, plus: a physical autographed CD of my new album shipped to you + an exclusive holiday track (which will not be available for sale anywhere) e-mailed to you in December 2012.

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    All of the above, plus: a 2nd autographed CD of my new album for you or a friend + various cool Lydia Salnikova promotional goodies.

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    All of the above, plus: you pick your favorite song from “Hallway” or from my new album (or even your favorite Bering Strait song!), and I'll record an “unplugged” piano/vocal version of it and send you an mp3. The recording will be yours, for your personal use (won’t be available for sale anywhere)!

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    All of the above, plus: a private acoustic house concert in your living room (within U.S. only) on a date convenient for both of us. If you live in central or eastern TN, I'll make the drive and bring along all the equipment required. Otherwise, traveling costs and appropriate lodging for myself + 1 at your expense, and we'll also need to discuss gear for the show.

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