What a year! In March I recorded my first single 'Take a Chance'
and within four
days I was blowing up the charts with glowing nominations at the Los
Angeles Music Awards! It has also been featured in Skope Magazine,
WhoMag, and several internet stations
including the prestigious Women of Substance Radio!
Listen here to my FIRST SINGLE EVER:
Now it is TIME to Record the Rest of the CD!
My goal is to raise $14,850.00. After sending gifts and paying Kickstarter Fees, I will net the $12,000.00 needed to
make this CD! With Kickstarter It is all or nothing! So please give
Two years ago I thought it was all over for me. I had the
dream of becoming a pop star for far too long, too many years had gone by. Now with focus and determination, I see
that things have only just begun!
Two weeks ago I performed at the Legendary House of Blues on Sunset Blvd! My band members included Ivan Edwards (Drummer for Aimee Mann) Josh Garcia (Bass player for Mary J. Blige. This performance was a real stepping stone in my career, and for me it was a personal breakthrough performance!
September 24th 2012 marks exactly two years since my first show ever at the Talking Stick in Venice California. In just two years, I have written a whole library of really great, catchy and memorable songs. Without your help these songs will NEVER be heard! As my good friend in Chicago says; Don't die with your song still inside! So, I am committed that these songs get recorded! You will love them, as you sing along to them on your car radio on the way to dropping the kids off at school! You can dance to them while you vacuum the carpet, or reminisce to them as you wash those dishes!
By giving me a hand on recording this CD, you can say you were at the GROUND FLOOR of something really BIG! When you assist others with their dreams, you also make your own dreams that much more available to YOU! One thing is for sure! I will NEVER forget YOU for believing in me!
Watch out Lady GaGa, there’s a new dynamo in town with some real moves and her name is Angela Eren; the newest sensation on the Dance ‘n’ Pop scene!
-J.Rae- Chief Editor- Skope Magazine
This month, I will be writing a song a day! The ideas are streaming to me daily and I want to make sure that I have a plethora of songs to choose from. As a matter of fact, because as a pop artist I am committed to writing songs that are relevant to my audience, I am requesting to hear YOUR song ideas! Send me an email and tell me what kind of song you would want to hear! Fast; slow; what you want it to be about...you can even send me some poetry that you wrote in 8th grade! Who knows your song idea may even end up on the final cut! Then, when I promote the album to the world you will be able to say that you helped create it!
Speaking of your ideas; why don't you tell me what you want to see on the "official" "Mom by Day; Pop Star by Night" tee Shirt? Send me your ideas! We can create together a truly memorable tee shirt! I'll design it myself (I also paint and draw) or have one of my talented artist friends design one!
There is no more exciting place than Los Angeles! And there is no more exciting thing to do right now than to be making music! There have NEVER been more opportunites for a mom to be a popstar than right now! I am so glad to be born in this time! I can tell you now that I was born this way LONG BEFORE practically any other pop star I know! (tee hee!)
“Excellent debut recording.”
-Al Bowman Los Angeles Music Awards
It is my intention to inspire others to pursue their dreams no matter how far out, how unreachable, how unimaginable those dreams may seem. To assist you in making your dream a reality I am offering the vision board gift package! You can create what ever picture you want for your life. For you it may not be popstar, it may be something completely different. In any case, it is your dream and you are entitled to have it! If I can do my dream then you can certainly do whatever has been in your heart! Anything you want for your life is possible! You just have to believe! When you believe, somehow things just seem to work out!
As you are all friends of substance, I am inviting you to be
part of my journey! The truth is I have been writing songs
from my heart for a long time now and I'm so excited to finally get them into your hands (and ears,
successful Kickstarter campaign, I will be able
to record, obtain mastering, pay for CD duplication and take my music on
the road. Promote, promote, promote. They say "it takes a village..." and in this case it is certainly true! This CD is only possible with your
“Beautiful song!....” -Sean Guerrier De Bey A&R, Management, - World Live Music & Distribution
“I'm really diggin’ this...I want to sign the single... !” -Mike Rizzo- Grammy Nominee A+R executive.
“Nice Beat...!” -Jeff Blue-Blue Ladder Multi-platinum music producer, A&R Atlantic Records (Warner)
My goal is to raise $14,850.00. After sending gifts/rewards and paying Kickstarter Fees, I will net the $12,000.00 needed to
make this CD! With Kickstarter It is all or nothing! So please give
Risks and challenges
Once the project is successfully funded, there will be many steps that I will need to complete. The first step is to go through all of my songs and "audition" each song to see if it will end up on the final album. Each song will be carefully considered so that the finished product is the very best it can possibly be. In addition, I will be only working with the absolute best producer/producers available to create these songs into radio-ready songs. I have set aside the month of November to record and master all of the songs. Then, in the month of December I will formulate the best possible publicity scenario for a release date in January 2013. Of course, as my kickstarter family, you will be first to hear the recordings, well before they are released to the public! Effective promotion of the CD is by far the biggest challenge I face in this project. It can take a mountain of money to successfully promote a new album. In this case, I have already been researching the best ways to promote my new CD, using the resources that I have. With intelligent use of the internet there will be many opportunities to have my songs generate momentum online. Nothing online is ever guaranteed however, so I will be prudent with my resources and I will be careful to utilize the experience of the industry's finest experts to promote this work.
My very first CD EVER; I am very excited to have you be a part of it!
My goal is to raise $14,850.00. After sending gifts/rewards and paying Kickstarter Fees, I will net the $12,000.00 needed to make this CD! With Kickstarter It is all or nothing! So please give generously!
SUBMIT YOUR SONG IDEA CD PACKAGE WITH SIGNED PHOTO! Submit your song ideas with this donation amount. It could be someone's name, a poem that you wrote in 8th grade, or just an experience that you want me to sing about. If I use your idea, you get special acknowledgement on that song! Free download of the CD, a special signed backer version of the CD, and a signed photo mailed to you, and a special backer digital copy of lyrics!
SUBMIT YOUR TEE SHIRT DESIGN CD PACKAGE! At this donation amount you can email me sketches or text ideas of what you would consider the perfect rockstar teeshirt! If I use your Idea you get special public recognition of your designing ability! Free download of the CD plus a special signed backer version of the CD, signed collector's photo, and of course, your very own limited edition tee!
THIS IS THE ONE! VISION BOARD KIT! Now you get to take your future into your own hands, with sparkles, glue, markers, pictures, and lots of imagination! There is no limit! Create a vision for your life and watch the miracles happen! All donors at this level get to have their dreams published on a very special Facebook page for the world to see! Once your vision is out there will be no stopping that from becoming a reality! In addition, get a free download of the whole CD, a special signed backer version of the CD, digital signed photo, Limited edition tee-shirt!
WATCH A RECORDING SESSION / COLLECTOR'S MEMORY BOOK! Special online insider live view access to recording sessions. Beautiful collector's photo album/book entitled "This is my Time", with the story of my beginnings, inspirational quotes, lyrics and personal anecdotes. Free download of the whole CD plus a special signed backer version of the CD, digital signed collector's photo!
ROCKSTAR FOR A NIGHT: LIMO RIDE AND MASSAGE! Free download of the whole CD plus a special signed backer version of the CD,
Signed 8 x 10 photo and a
Limited Edition Tee,
Copy of the collector's memory book entitled: “This is My Time” also signed and personalized.
Your name mentioned in the liner notes of my CD.
You will also enjoy a professional 1 hour massage! Limo ride and dinner. Forget the dishes and live like a Rockstar for a night!
PRIVATE CONCERT! Exclusive house concert with some of L.A's best musicians. Some of my previous band members have included Ivan Edwards (Drummer for Aimee Mann) Josh Garcia (Bass player for Mary J. Blige, and Bryan Senatore, Emmy winner. Concert package includes: up to 10 Free CD downloads to share with your friends and family, 10 signed copies of CD, 10 personalized signed photos, up to 10 T-shirts, and one copy of my memory book entitled: “This is My Time” also signed and personalized. In addition, your name will be mentioned in the liner notes of my CD!
BE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! WOW! Thank you for believing in this project and thank you for believing in my music! For your great generosity you will be named executive producer of my project. You will always have "loge" seats and backstage passes! Also, choose from any aforementioned gift(s) of choice!