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Heather Mae is a uke-wielding folk-pop singer-songwriter that hails from Northern VA. She'll break your heart while you tap your toes. Read more

Sterling, VA Pop
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Heather Mae is a uke-wielding folk-pop singer-songwriter that hails from Northern VA. She'll break your heart while you tap your toes.

Sterling, VA Pop
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On October 1st, 2010 I began my daily songwriting project "One Year of Songs" and on September 30th, 2011 I successfully wrote and recorded one song every day for a year. I have selected 10 songs from my project to be featured on the "One Year of Songs" album. However, unlike the "OYoS" project, which was mainly recorded using my own personal recording equipment, I am professionally recording this album in the studio (using my own personal funds) and will be releasing it in September 2012. My band, The Make Believe, is performing on the album and I cannot begin to explain how incredibly talented these people are. Seriously, it's ridiculous! September is just around the corner and I am so excited to get this album into your hands. 

Here's the kicker: Packaging, printing, and mastering is expensive. A musician could easily package their album for the same amount it took to record it. I am a completely independent musician. No fancy record label, management, or high end loan backers. Every dollar sunk into this project comes from my pocket and my pocket alone. No credit cards. No massive trust fund. Just me, my part-time job, and the money I make at shows. By pre-ordering my album you are ensuring I have enough money to pay for all the following expenses:

Mastering on the album
Copyrighting the album
Paying for distribution to online stores (such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.)
Printing of the album
Packaging of the album

I have estimated the total cost to be about $1500 (and that's the low end package, with no added expenses). If I make my Kickstarter goal, you will be charged for your total donation. However, if I do not make my goal, you will not be charged and I will not receive any of the funds donated to my campaign. If I make above my goal, I will be able to look at larger packaging bundles for my album, working with a publicist for the promotion of the album, and an album tour. Even if you are unable to donate at this time, please help support this dream of mine by spreading the word to your friends and family. Anything and everything helps!

The support I received during my project was inspiring. Your interest in these songs and this album, attendance at my shows, and the life you've breathed into these songs has made this whole thing possible. I am so proud of the music we have created and grateful for the impact it has had on my life (and hopefully yours). I cannot wait to present to you the official "One Year of Songs" album.

If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to contact me here: heathermaemusic@gmail.com

Thank you!!!!!
- Heather Mae

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    DONATION: Give any amount you want and in return you will receive the satisfaction of supporting a completely independent musician! Also, hugs.

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    DOODLE POSTCARD from Heather Mae & a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the "One Year of Songs" album!

    PLUS: A postcard from Heather Mae and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    PRE-ORDER one autographed copy of the "One Year of Songs" album (shipping to US and Canada included).

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    10-SONG DEMO: This package includes a 10-song demo of Heather Mae's favorite songs from "One Year of Songs" (besides those on the official "OYoS" album). All original, raw, and unreleased recordings. A digital download will be emailed to you.

    PLUS: Pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    POSTER: Official and limited edition autographed "One Year of Songs" poster.

    PLUS: 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    YOUTUBE COVER VIDEO: I love when covers are suggested to me but I hate not having time to make videos. NOW I HAVE NO CHOICE! YAY! Pick a song - yep, any song - and I will folk-a-fy the crap out of it and fill it with so much awesome you'll have no idea what hit your eyes and ears.

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    ORIGINAL SONG: Heather Mae will write a two-minute original song JUST FOR YOU! The finished song will be emailed to you in mp3 form (w/ lyrics)!

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    SKYPE CONCERT (W/ HEATHER MAE): All-request one hour Skype concert with Heather Mae - IN YOUR COMPUTER! You make the set list, she sings the tunes!

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    IN-HOME CONCERT & DINNER (W/ HEATHER MAE): All-request one hour IN-HOME concert with Heather Mae! You make the set list, she sings the tunes! ALSO, Heather Mae will cook a delicious meal for you and your friends! This went over BEAUTIFULLY last time and Heather Mae can't wait to do more! NOTE: This is a great perk for large groups donating together!**(Must be in the DC/NoVa/MD area)** PLUS: 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    SKYPE CONCERT (W/ HEATHER MAE & THE MAKE BELIEVE): All-request one hour Skype concert with Heather Mae and The Make Believe - IN YOUR COMPUTER! You make the set list, she sings the tunes!

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    IN-HOME CONCERT & DINNER (W/ HEATHER MAE & THE MAKE BELIEVE): Personalized one hour concert with Heather Mae and The Make Believe - IN YOUR HOME! You make the set list, she sings the tunes! ALSO, Heather Mae will cook a delicious meal for you and your friends! This went over BEAUTIFULLY last time and Heather Mae can't wait to do more! NOTE: This is a great perk for large groups donating together! **(Must be in the DC/NoVa/MD area)**

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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    WRITE & RECORD YOUR OWN ALBUM: Ever dreamed of writing and recording your own album? Do you have songs or poems collecting dust? Let Heather Mae, the lover of not waiting for "one of these days", help you make this dream a reality. Heather Mae will dedicate three fulls days to help you write and record three full length songs. She will add her own vocals, hand percussion, and whatever else the songs require! At the end of the three days, the songs will be given to you on a CD to do whatever you wish with them. No strings attached! **(Location restricted to the following areas: DC, VA, MD, NYC, and Boston)**

    PLUS: Limited edition "OYoS" poster, 10-song demo of "OYoS" originals (digital download), pre-order one autographed copy of "OYoS" album (shipping to US and Canada included), a postcard from Heather Mae, and a shout-out on her facebook page thanking you and your big heart!

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