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A captivating collection of tunes with infectiously catchy melody lines and memorable hooks, focusing on love, hope, and despair.
A captivating collection of tunes with infectiously catchy melody lines and memorable hooks, focusing on love, hope, and despair.
155 backers pledged $12,227 to help bring this project to life.
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Heidie Fifield- Debut EP!

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Hello perspective project contributors!

MY STORY:

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Heidie Fifield, and I am a singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.  Ever since the age of eleven, singing, writing, and performing have been my number one passion.  But over the years, like so many, my dreams of having a singing career had fallen to the wayside, and I found myself moving up the ladder in a career that was eating away at my soul by the day.  Five years ago I decided to take a risk, drop my well paying job (which provided a very comfortable life I’ll give it that) and head back to school full time.  Now I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Columbia College Chicago, and more importantly have been given countless opportunities to expand my musical knowledge, and to collaborate with some of the best musicians, studio engineers, songwriters, and music business experts out there today. I am now working professionally as a vocalist throughout the Chicago area, and couldn't be happier.

Why the long drawn out story? Well, my huge life change is essentially what brought me to this point, which was to a career as a vocalist, songwriter, collaborator, and best of all, what is leading me to completing this EP! It's my little way of showing people that beautiful things can come out of risk taking.  But, I can't do it without your help!   

THE MUSIC:

As some of you may know I recently released a single, "No Love Like Our Love" in October 2014. Please feel free to check it out if you haven’t already done so, as it will not only be on the EP, but will give you insight into the kind of sound you’ll be hearing on this record (the link is listed in my bio at the top right corner of this page).  I’ve often been told that my songs are “catchy”, but my goal for this record is so much more than that.  I pull a lot of my material from my own experiences, but have recently been forcing myself to search outside the box, and to draw upon others inspirations and stories. The result I'm hoping is an undeniably honest, soul-grabbing collection of tunes with catchy hooks and melody lines that anyone can relate to.

THE PLAN:

I plan on raising $12,087 in 30 days, in order to complete this project. Here is a breakdown to give you a better understanding of where the money will be going:

Recording Fees (session time/mixing/mastering)

Session Players (quality, professional players deserve to get paid, simple as that)

CD Manufacturing (this includes cd duplication, and packaging)

Album Artwork

Rewards

Shipping

Fees (5% of the total amount raised goes to Kickstarter, plus another 3-5% in credit card transaction fees)

Any additional money raised above this goal, will go towards marketing and promotional costs.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS:

Kickstarter has implemented an “all or nothing” rule.  So in order to accomplish everything listed above, I need to reach at least $12,087 by the deadline, or the project won’t be funded.  Which means, I won’t get to finish the EP, and you won’t receive your awesome reward incentive, which is listed to the right of this page.

Special Incentives:

I want you all to feel as connected and involved in this project as I am. So for ALL pledges, I would like you all to have the opportunity to vote on which illustration will be used as the cover art for the album.  I will set up a separate link for voting coming soon, and each of you with your permission, will get a special shout out on my personal Facebook and Twitter pages to show which image you had voted for (pledge amount kept anonymous). 

Illistrations provided by the very talented Ashley Winters @badkittychic
Illistrations provided by the very talented Ashley Winters @badkittychic

This project is also a part of the http://kickingitforward.org movement.   So I am gladly donating 5% of the total amount raised (of my OWN money, not from funds raised during this campaign) to other Kickstarter Projects.  

With that said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get the word out! This project is not JUST about raising money, it’s ALL about community, support, and working together on something that I know will be something great! ANY pledge is a wonderful contribution.  I promise to include all of you, every step of the way through photos, updates, personal emails, letters, you name it, we’re in this together! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, and for being a part of this exciting process.  Now let’s go make an amazing record!

 

Risks and challenges

The obvious risk is that the project will not get funded. With that said, if by some chance it is not, rest assured you will not be charged for your pledge. If it is funded, how can you trust you’ll receive your reward on time? Like in every project venture, there can be unforeseen setbacks that can arise. But, I can tell you with the utmost conviction that I have spent an enormous amount of time preparing as far as budgeting, organizing, and researching, and will work very hard to get it to you in the time frame promised. This is as much your project as it is mine, and you will be updated and included every step of the way.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS: This will get you free access to my single "No Love Like Our Love", plus a vote on the illustration cover art!

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    THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE: This will get you free access to my single "No Love Like Our Love", a vote on the illustration cover art, plus a free digital download of the EP.

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    THE SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED PACKAGE: You will receive rewards 1 and 2, as well as a signed copy of the EP, and a personalized hand written thank you note.

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    THE EXCLUSIVE POSTER PACKAGE: You get everything in rewards 1 and 2, a signed copy of the EP, a hand written thank you note, plus an exclusive 11x17 limited edition poster.

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    THE CARRY ME ALWAYS PACKAGE: This includes everything from rewards 1 and 2, a signed copy of the EP, a hand written thank you note, a limited edition poster, plus a limited edition screen-printed, high quality canvas tote bag, created by yours truly!

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    THE SPECIAL GUEST PACKAGE: You will get everything from rewards 1 and 2, a signed copy of the EP. a hand written thank you note, the limited edition poster and tote bag, and 2 tickets to the EP release show.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    THE DOUBLE YOUR FUN PACKAGE: Everything from rewards 1 and 2, plus TWO signed copies of the EP, TWO limited edition posters and tote bags, TWO tickets to the EP release show, a hand written note, and your name in the liner notes.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    THE ARTIST PACKAGE: You will receive everything from the Double Your Fun Package, plus an invitation for you and a guest to come to the studio and experience the recording process first hand (Note: 3 hour visit, date TBD, travel not included). On top of all that, you will also recieve an exclusive handmade ceramic bowl set from Artist and Gallery Director of Lillstreet Art Center, Brian Malnassy (who also happens to be my amazing boyfriend).

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE PACKAGE: Includes everything from the Artist Package (except instead of a bowl set, you will receive an entire handmade ceramic dinner set), PLUS I will travel to you to perform an acoustic show (Note: Location must be within 500 miles of Chicago, date and additional details mutually agreed upon after the campaign has ended). You will ALSO be credited as one of the Executive Producers on the EP.

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