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Ian Franklin needs your help with finishing & releasing his album, "Breaking Grounds." A collection of songs to inspire & awaken!

Dear Fans, Friends, Colleagues and Family,

I am so excited to be on the verge of releasing my album, "Breaking Grounds."

I started working on Breaking Grounds in November of 2010 with co-producer Ben Bernstein at Petting Zoo Studios in Oakland, CA.  Much of my creative inspiration for the this record is fueled by my work as a Music Therapist. The album is intended to inspire and awaken, both in myself as well as society at large. It is an invitation to the listener to give into what feels good. The album explores life, love, heartbreak, and surrounding ones self with the beauty of the natural world.

Most of the recording is completed and the vendors are secured... Now I just need to finish mastering, and manufacture the album as well as pay for the initial marketing and publicity of the album! 

Your contribution will go towards these finishing costs:

  • Mastering = $1000
  • Manufacturing CD's = $1500
  • Distribution = $1000
  • Marketing/Publicity = $3000
  • Radio Campaign = $2000

I've already spent over $10,000 so far self-funding this record. Now I need YOUR help to cross the finish line!

I am also super excited to feature so many amazing Bay Area Musicians on the album as well, and I think you're really gonna love what you hear.  Check out the video for some previews :) This is a great opportunity for you to help bring art into the world.

Thank you!  I hold each of you in my heart with gratitude for supporting me.

In Light, Love and Music,

Ian Franklin

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    2 free song downloads from recent live performance.

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    Advance MP3 Digital Download of the album, Breaking Grounds + All of the above.

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    Copy of the new album, Breaking Grounds! + All of the above.

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    Signed copy of the new album, Breaking Grounds! + All of the above.

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    Ian Franklin T-Shirt + All of the above! Select your size.

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    Signed limited edition 11x17 Release Poster with original art work, printed on high quality paper, and Personal "Thank You" posted on artist web site home page. + All of the above!

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    Ian Franklin’s full catalog, 5 additional releases dating back to 2001. “Finley Swims” (2001), “Wish-Full” (2002), “What If” (2006), “Baby I Got Your Fix” single release (2010) and “Step By Step” (2011). + All of the above

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    1 Guitar or Songwriting Lesson! San Francisco, CA, Bay Area only. If outside artist home region, then when touring through your city special arrangements can be made, schedule permitting. + All of the above

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    1 hour free Music Therapy service; either 1:1 session with your self or a loved one, or musical play social skills group for your children. + All of the above, up to the $250 value.

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    Private 1-hour house concert for you and your friends! Must be within 50 miles of the San Francisco area. If outside artist home town, tour schedule permitting, we will perform a private house concert for you and your friends when we are on the road! + All of the above, up to the $250 value.

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    YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED SONG!!!! Outside of my being forever and forever in love with you and thinking you are the most bestest best person ever!!! I will write you a personalized song written just for you or a loved one. A great gift, dedication and/or just a fun time having your own song written. Donor has option to provide llyrics and give to IF to set to music and/or donor can request IF write personalized lyrics and music. I love songwriting projects and enjoy writing for you! I will even record the song for you! :-) + All of the above, up to the $250 value.

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