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A collection of love, thought, questions, and interpretations will create Allison's third release of 5 acoustic, folk songs.
A collection of love, thought, questions, and interpretations will create Allison's third release of 5 acoustic, folk songs.
43 backers pledged $4,047 to help bring this project to life.

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Allison Preisinger Jade EP - A Five Song Acoustic Folk Album

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Since the release of my last album, "Be Heard", in May 2012 I have been writing and performing around the Pacific Northwest. I have enough material for a full album, but wanted to pick up recording again with a smaller project - one that feels focused, cohesive, and shares my growth as a writer, musician, and person in the last few years. 

And so - the Jade EP project is here! A collection of love, thought, questions, and interpretations in a five song album. 

Enjoy a live version of "You Are Loved", which will be on the album!

In order to make this project happen I need the support of all of you! You who have already supported me, encouraged me, and given me strength. You who are just getting to know me, and I, you. You who live for supporting the arts! 

Here's a breakdown of the bare minimum costs it will take to record, mix, produce, duplicate, and promote this album so that it gets in as many hands and into as many ears as it is meant to:

  • Studio Time and Engineer = $900 - Working with sound engineer and singer-songwriter Moe Provencher
  • Mixing and Mastering = $400
  • Graphic Design and Cover Art = $450 - Working with Angela Boyle, who did the work on "Be Heard", too!
  • Pressing and Printing = $725 - Using Oasis CD Manufacturing
  • Musicians = $500 - Working with skilled, wonderful Seattle area musicians!
  • Promotion Fees = $200 - Help getting the music out there!
  • Photography = $150 - Working with Michaela Patrick, for promo and album design
  • Merch = $325 - Posters, postcards, stickers for promo and rewards
  • Kickstarter Fees = $200 - Kickstarter backer FAQ here
  • Rewards Costs = $150 - Includes materials to create special rewards, extra postage

Total = $4,000

If we exceed the minimum amount, here's what can happen!

  • Extra pay for musicians, who deserve all I can get them!
  • T-shirts! I've never been able to print any, it'd be awesome to offer 
  • Improved, more detailed packaging of the album
  • Enhanced promotion of the album 

I'm so excited to be working on this project! Join me in my excited-ness!!

Thank you for your support!

 Photography by Lindsay Bowen

Risks and challenges

Delays in design, mixing, or project duplication.
Sometimes its difficult to get all the pieces for this type of project put together at the exact right time. If there's a delay in the mixing or mastering, then the project duplication gets held up or if the design needs last minute adjustments, that can also put the timeline off. These are always potential obstacles.

My picky musician ear.
There's always that chance that I will need more time in the studio. As long as I'm prepared, all should go well, but you never know what might change once you're in front of the mic. This may mean extended studio time, which also would throw the timeline off for completing the album.

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    THANK YOU!
    To show my appreciation - your name will appear in the liner notes of the album!

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    Digital Download
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    A simple pre-order of the Jade EP - Physical Copy of album

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    Physical Copy of EP and a postcard
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    Early Download
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    Signed Physical Copy and Poster
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    Handcrafted Item by Yours Truly!
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    Video of a Cover of Your Choice! (Uh...within reason...don't kill me, please!)
    PLUS - signed album and poster, postcard, sticker, and thank you in liner notes!
    (Video est. delivery April 2016, Rest est. delivery May 2016)

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    All Three of My Albums, Signed!
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    Handwritten Lyrics w/ Hand Drawn Design (2 songs)
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    All Three of My Albums, Signed
    Skype Session (Talk about anything, learn some music stuff, ask me questions, I can perform for you!)
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    Book of Handwritten and Hand Drawn Lyrics
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    House Concert (within 300 miles of Seattle, WA)
    PLUS - All albums signed, poster signed, postcard, sticker, and thank you's everywhere!

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