54 hours!!! 54 HOURS!!!! WE DID IT!!! YOU DID IT!!!! I am so insanely overwhelmed and humbled and grateful and BLOWN AWAY!!!! THIS IS NUTS!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! I cannot even believe the support and the love.
The funding period will continue until the 12th of May. Anything that we raise over the original amount will go towards additional songs on the album!!! I can't even believe this! I never thought, in a million years, that this would be happening!! That I could maybe ADD MORE songs- MORE MUSIC for the world to hear!!! YOU DID THIS!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
I have picked out another song that I wrote a few weeks ago that I would love to add to the album. It's called "That's What You Get". Ironically enough, my mom texted me this morning: "Just had an ah-ha moment! St. Anthony has NEVER failed me yet! So I thought I would pray that you find "exactly what you are looking for!" Couldn't hurt!"
My response: "Do you realize that I debuted a brand new song last night at Tin Pan South called "That's What You Get When You Find What You're Looking For"?
I now know, without a doubt, that this song needs to be on that record! You guys are so fantastic! I seriously called my mom crying when I saw the numbers roll in! Unbelievable!
You should know that this is NOT NORMAL! Kickstarter projects usually take the ENTIRE funding period and there is usually a HUGE push at the end. YOU ARE NOT NORMAL! YOU ARE FABULOUS!!!!!!
Love Beyond Love.... Danika
Welcome friends, family, and fans!!!
You have no idea how excited I am that you're here- on MY Kickstarter page! I love you already! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
As you probably have gathered by now, I'm FINALLY making an EP! A REAL ALBUM!!! Like, it's going on iTunes and EVERYTHING! The hard copies will come with shrink wrap! SHRINK WRAP -I tell you!!! That is legit.
The skinny: I have come a long way since I moved to Nashville almost 3 years ago. I've been patient- which has been a challenge at times...But I have been patiently watching, learning, and exploring. I started writing- daily. I started performing out- not just in Nashville but around the country. I started recording demos and getting comfortable in a studio. And... I worked like a dog. At one point I was working 5 different jobs, 7 days a week, all while still writing and recording and playing. I was and still am relentless because I believe in what I'm doing. I know I'm on the right path- but I can't do this- make this amazing EP- without your help.
Unfortunately, it is going to take a lot of money to pull this off. I mean A LOT of money. Like 1 million dollars.
Just kidding. Had you sweating there, didn't I? Okay, so not quite a million dollars- but my goal is to raise $10,000. That money will go towards the studio, musicians, background singers, engineering, mixing, mastering, producing, printing, album design, videos and promotion.
But here is the kicker... Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, which means if I don't reach my goal by the end of the funding period, I don't get to use any of the money you have pledged and you won't be charged.... which obviously...makes me super nervous because the stakes are quite high.
But not to fear- I'm not simply asking for a handout. On the right hand side of the page I've got some pretty cool rewards for my backers: everything from a signed copy of the EP, to a personal song written just for you, to a private house concert! Anything you can do, helps TREMENDOUSLY! No amount is too small and every dollar counts!
I would love to have you be a part of this amazing project with me! I've hired the best of the best in Nashville to work on this EP with me and I cannot wait for you to hear the end result! I'm ready- my songs are ready-now I just need the recordings and production to do them justice so some of the big wigs over at the record labels will say, "We HAVE to sign this Danika girl!"
This is the next step; the next thing that's going to change the trajectory of not only my life, but my career. I can't do it alone. So, I am cordially inviting you to go on this journey with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you- from the bottom of my heart. Your support means more than you'll ever know. Now, let's go set this world on fire!
Risks and challenges
Some of the challenges we may face in completing this project include production delays in the studio or delays in the printing of the physical albums. If setbacks arise, I will personally keep all backers informed on what is going on with the project so we're all on the same page!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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