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Genre: pop/rock/folk ||

22-year-old singer-songwriter from NC raising money to fund first full-length album.
Genre: pop/rock/folk || 22-year-old singer-songwriter from NC raising money to fund first full-length album.
119 backers pledged $7,750 to help bring this project to life.

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My life has been built on music. I was singing before I could speak, and this has been the only thing I've ever wanted to do my entire life. So...I'm gonna do it!

Then: This past spring I graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA after designing my own major by combining classes I took at Berklee College of Music. While studying Performance and Songwriting at Emerson I won an EVVY Award for "outstanding original song" with my track "Paradise,” at Emerson College’s 28th Annual EVVY Awards, the largest multi-camera live switch event any school has to offer. In summer 2009 I traveled to Athens, Greece to write and perform "Chasing Ghosts" as the closing track of Stefanos Sitaras' short film "Colors of the West." It was there that I met Paulos Alexiou, the film score composer, and he produced a number of songs with me the summer of 2010. I spent the last semester of college interning at Warner Music Group in Los Angeles, playing venues like Hotel Cafe and On the Rox and recording with producer Kush Mody.

Over the years I've released various singles but have never had the funds for a full-length album.

Now: I'm in Los Angeles (after driving cross country from North Carolina) and I am ready to take all these songs and turn them into something great. This is where YOU come in! I need your help! Kickstarter is this fabulous interface that allows friends, family and perfect strangers to support each others' projects.

My goal is ambitious: $7000. But possible. Think about it: If 1,000 people donate $7 EACH - that's it! And what is $7? It's a coffee and a muffin at Starbucks, it's a kid's ticket to a movie. PLUS- you get the album once it's done. That's almost half the price of most albums.

I have 60 days (starting on October 3rd, 2011) to reach my all-or-nothing goal - I can go over, but not under - so every dollar counts! If I achieve my goal, I will use the money for production (producer, studio time, musicians, mastering), manufacturing hard copies of the album and a release show once the album is complete. Keep in mind 1 song can easily cost over $1,000 when you calculate production costs, paying for studio time, paying the hardworking musicians etc.

But wait! There's more! I cannot do this without YOU, so I've decided to give something back. I've released a FREE-5-SONG-EP to promote my Kickstarter project. You can download the tracks here:

www.caitlinlinney.bandcamp.com

(share it! It's free and wants to be heard! If you like what you hear, please tell all your friends about it!)

Additionally, I've come up with some great creative rewards for those of you who decide to back my project (see right >>>)

Thank you for your time and thank you for listening. It means the world to me that I can share my music with you.

-Caitlin

www.CaitlinLinney.com

www.twitter.com/caitlinlinney

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Caitlin-Linney-Music/199486095725

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    Thank you so much! Every dollar counts! xoxo- Caitlin

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    Digital copy of album before it's released + handwritten thank you

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    Ticket to release show + digital copy of album + handwritten thank you

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    Handmade journal by me + ticket to release show + digital copy + handwritten thank you

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    I will make you/mail you/bring you my very own delicious banana chocolate chip muffins/cupcakes made with love + digital copy + handwritten thank you

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    Handwritten lyrics to one of my songs + digital copy + handwritten thank you

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    Pick any song and I will cover it on YouTube- dedicated to you + digital copy

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    A song written for you by me (coffee date, skype date) + digital copy of album

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    A song written for you by me + released on youtube dedicated to you + recorded copy of song + handwritten lyrics and chords + digital copy of album

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    House concert (limitations may apply depending on geographical location) + a song written for you by me + handmade journal + digital copy + handwritten thank you

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    Ticket to my shows for the rest of your life + house concert + my very own delicious banana chocolate chip muffins/cupcakes + your choice of reward listed above + digital copy

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Funding period

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