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Going back into the studio- Bianca Merkley's new album!'s video poster

The date is set, and the new songs are ready to be recorded. I only have one month before I go into the studio, so time is ticking! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 28, 2011.

The date is set, and the new songs are ready to be recorded. I only have one month before I go into the studio, so time is ticking!

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Ok, ok…I know what this looks like. I’m just another girl with a guitar singing songs about love, life and self-discovery. But don’t be fooled...I've got new songs and they are busting out of the seams to be recorded so that others can hear. And my hope is that the music I make will reach someone, will connect with someone, and will possibly even uplift someone. That's what makes it all worth it.

As of right now, I have exactly one month before I go into the studio. The dates are set to go finish my second full-length album at the end of June. I'm so excited about this one because it's been a few years since I released my debut album (2007) and I have a lot of new songs I want to share. I've also developed a better sense of what I feel is my authentic sound. This album will be simple and beautiful and I can hardly wait to finish it. I've also started playing with a cellist, Naomi Steckman, who is going to accompany me- so be excited because she is an amazing cellist.

Getting back to the project...the money that is awarded through my kickstarter campaign is going to go toward finishing this album. Then the money that is raised beyond the set goal will go toward touring expenses. After the album is finished, I'll be touring to release and promote the new album, so any extra money that is raised will be very helpful.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you'd like to hear a sample of what the album will sound like, go to for a free download of a song entitled, "I Never Knew." Thanks again!


  • Good question. To be more specific, here's how I have figured it out:
    1. Recoding costs in the studio = $1500
    2. Mixing and mastering costs = $1000
    3. Printing physical copies of CD's = $500

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  • That would be fabulous!! If by chance I raise more money, then that will really help as well since I've got tour dates I'm setting up in Utah, Idaho and Virginia as of right now. So since that all costs a pretty penny just in traveling costs alone, anything extra over the $3000 will also be put to good use in helping me go on tour- so I can make it to you live if you happen to not live in NYC.

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    A digital download of the new album. {I love technology}

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    A signed CD with a hand written note as well as a shout out on Facebook/ Twitter {you can decline the shout out if you'd prefer to remain anonymous- but you’ll want the CD because it’s gonna be sweet!}

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    Same as above as well as a handmade "all natural beauty" bracelet and ear rings made by me. The beads are made by natural seeds from South America. I used to sell them at an eco boutique- they’re lovely. {If you’re a dude, then think about all the possibilities for gifts with the lady friends}

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    Same as above but it also includes a signed copy of my first album as well as a framed photo of the album cover or a shot from the photo shoot {photography by Cristi Dame- she is amazing} and your name mentioned in the credits/ thank you's of the album cover.

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    Same as above but is also comes with a one hour guitar lesson to teach you how to play one of my songs. {If you do not live in the area, the lesson would be done via Skype. If you don’t know what that is, then be prepared to be blown away by this new discovery of video chatting. This guitar lesson can also be given to someone you know that would like to learn the song such as your child or friend, your neighbor, your sister, your dog, etc.}

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    Everything from above plus a singing telegram to someone you love with a song I would write just for them. {This would be done in person if they lived in New York or possibly Utah/Idaho. However, if they did not, then this would be done as a video and it would be sent to them electronically}. This could be a hilarious and unique gift, so I’m excited for this one.

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    Everything from above as well as 5 signed CD's {In which you could use as birthday or holiday gifts. Trust me, they come in handy} and a song I would write just for you. Tell me your story, your thoughts, your favorite things and this song will be inspired by that. I will then record this song and release it as a single within the following year after the full-length album is released. On top of that, I’ll also write a more detailed thank you to you in the credits of the album cover. {See, that is how much I love you!}

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    Everything from above except you would receive 10 signed CD's {for you to use as gifts} and I will fly out to wherever you are {in the USA} and do a solo set house concert for you and some of your friends. I’ll bring the music and a yummy dish to share, and you bring the party. {Woohoo, sounds like fun to me already!}

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