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A new Jana record is on the way! 2019 means back in the studio with Daniel Barrett producing Jana's 4th solo album.
A new Jana record is on the way! 2019 means back in the studio with Daniel Barrett producing Jana's 4th solo album.
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Jana Pochop's 2019 Campaign: The Music Maker Party

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My fellow Americans and Citizens of the World,

I am so excited to launch this album campaign...a campaign that we can win with your support! We talk about my Presidential run one day, and while I feel like I should probably hold something like a city council office first before we head to The White House, THIS Kickstarter campaign is one I am MORE than ready to run. 

I'm really excited to make my 4th solo record, and I'm so glad that my friend and producer Daniel Barrett is back on board as my musical running mate. We've made a trilogy of EPs together, and while I was off making a pop EP with onetwothreescream in 2018, Dan was carefully re-building his studio in a brand new space in South Austin. It's a beautiful spot full of good vibes, and Dan has elected my project to be the first one recorded at the new Broken Horn Studio. 

I have songs! So many songs that I am not quite sure which ones will be on this album. I'm currently in the culling process with a few of my trusted campaign advisors, and sending voice memos to Dan and going through notebooks full of songs. They're about the gamut of things that make up life...some politics, yes. Some love, of course. Some depression and redemption? Yep, been there too. 

Dan and I have talked about angles to approach how we make this, and to be frank, I am not quite sure how many songs we will record yet. A lot of it will be determined by the budget we have to work with. This might be a long EP and...IT MIGHT BE A FULL LENGTH! 

We have dream goals of who might be guest players and singers on the record, and we'll record as many songs as the money will allow. What I DO know 1000% is that what Dan and I work on together will come out sounding great, with a lot of thought and heart behind it. It's a winning ticket, if I do say so myself. 

Some general numbers:

Each song takes anywhere from $1000-$1500 from recording to mixing to mastering to make.

Adding musicians can be anywhere from $100 a song to $500 a day per musician. 

Artwork is generally $1000.

Duplication of discs runs $1200 or so. 

Kickstarter takes 8% off the top, too!

This is the part that will pay to get an album into your ears!  The budgeted goal will make that happen so that everyone gets paid to do their work, which is a really fun bonus part of making an album...paying really great artists to do great work.

(I've tried to build in reward costs, like t-shirts and pins. Those cost...well...money to make! I'm working with a shirt designer right now, and the pins have been made and are ready to ride around on your shirts / bags / anywhere you pin things!)

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But wait! There's more! If we go over the $15,000 goal, that money will be put toward promotion. A good promotion budget plus postage to mail these things all over the country/world is $7000. This would get the album in the hands of a lot of reviewers, publications, radio stations, etc. Maybe I'll even get on "Meet the Press" and double up on my campaign efforts. I'll do as much as I humanly possibly can myself, but it would be amazing to hire real professional promotional help this time.

This is a lot of info, I know. Thank you for perusing it and if you have any questions or ideas or thoughts about any of this...I want to hear them! If there's a package you want that you don't see, ask me...we'll do it. 

And in the meantime, thank you so much for taking a look!

"I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down." ― Abraham Lincoln

My love and appreciation,

Jana

#JPO2020

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It's an all or nothing campaign! If we don't make goal, there will be no money to make a record. There will be no back room pork barrel spending deals...a real clear all or nothing on this goal.

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    Earmarks

    A digital download of the new album first, before the rest of the constituents get to hear it! Fact: After gaining control of the House in 2011, Republicans adopted a House earmark ban.

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    Grassroots Campaign

    You'll get your very own signed CD to love forever, a JPO 2020 Campaign pin, and an early digital download before all the other citizens can have it. Fact: An early use of the phrase "grassroots and boots" was thought to have been coined by Senator Albert Beveridge of Indiana in 1912.

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    The Fiscal Wear

    You'll get an early download of the album and a JPO 2020 Campaign Shirt and pin to stump for your chosen candidate! Fact: in 1940 the first Social Security benefit checks were paid out!

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    The Bipartisan

    One of each, please. A signed album, JPo 2020 campaign shirt and pin, and advance digital download. Also, in 1960 JFK defeated Nixon.

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    Joint Chiefs Of Staff Writing

    This collection is a round table of the good stuff. You'll get a blank writing notebook sprinkled with notes and quotes and thoughts from Jana just for you, the new album and Jana's EP trilogy on CD (signed!), a JPO 2020 campaign shirt and pin, and an advance digital download! Fact: The Joint Army and Navy Board was established in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

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    Thinkery Talking Head

    A one hour Social Thinkery brain-picking session with Jana (talk about social media strategy, booking, the music biz, whatever!) as well as a signed CD, JPO pin, and digital download. In person if available or via Skype. Fact: a talking head is a television pundit.

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    Electoral Music College

    A one hour guitar or songwriting lesson with Jana as well as a signed CD, JPO pin, and digital download. In person if available or via Skype. Fact: the U.S. Electoral College consists of 538 electors, and an absolute majority of 270 electoral votes is required to win an election.

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    Thinkery Talking Head

    A one hour Social Thinkery brain-picking session with Jana (talk about social media strategy, booking, the music biz, whatever!) as well as a signed CD, JPO pin, and digital download. In person if available or via Skype. Fact: a talking head is a television pundit.

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    White House Dinner VIP Show (1 Ticket)

    1 ticket to a VIP album release show at Backyard at Gruene in New Braunfels, Texas. Includes a catered dinner and dessert by Sandiland Baking (!) along with an intimate living room show by Jana, 1 signed copy of the album, campaign pin, and early digital download also included. VIP Show date will be determined once the album is done but will be scheduled in advance so folks can make plans. Fact: the White House Executive Chef works in one of two kitchens at the White House: The main kitchen, which is located on the Ground Floor of the White House, and the Family Kitchen on the Second Floor.

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    Liner Notes Amendment

    Your name as an esteemed campaign supporter in the liner notes, 2 signed CDs plus Jana's life's work on USB, advance digital download, and a campaign shirt and pin! Fact: 33 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been proposed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification since the Constitution was put into operation in 1789.

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    White House Dinner VIP Show (2 Tickets)

    2 tickets to a VIP album release show at Backyard at Gruene in New Braunfels, Texas. Includes a catered dinner and dessert by Sandiland Baking (!) along with an intimate living room show by Jana, 2 signed copies of the album, campaign pins, and early digital download also included. VIP Show date will be determined once the album is done but will be scheduled in advance so folks can make plans. Fact: in 1961, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy reorganized the White House staff and created the title of Executive Chef for the first time.

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    The Filibuster

    I'll write a song just for you. We'll chat about whatever you want to chat about, I'll hole up in my bunker deep under Washington, D.C. to write, and I'll send an acoustic demo version of your song along with a signed copy of the new album, campaign shirt and pin, and advance download! (And for the lawyers, I'll retain rights to the song as the writer...if you have questions please ask me). Fact: the English word filibuster was borrowed from Spanish in the 19th century.

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    Speaker of the House Concert

    A Texas house concert (let's work together on scheduling!), 3 signed albums, some campaign pins, a USB drive of everything I've ever made, and an advance digital download. Fact: the U.S. Constitution doesn't require the Speaker to be an elected member of the House of Representatives, although every Speaker thus far has been.

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    Texas Caucus Concert

    Texas House Concert DELUXE! A house concert for you and your friends/constituents PLUS 2 t-shirts, 5 signed albums, a box set, a liner note mention, pins, downloads, all the stuff! Fact: the word "caucus" might derive from the Algonquian cawaassough, meaning an advisor, talker, or orator.

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    Whistle Stop Concert

    A house concert in the lower 48 (scheduling contingent on Jana's calendar), 10 signed CDs, 2 t-shirts, pins, and a liner note mention! You can even gather folks and ask for donations to make up this initial investment...what a balanced budget! Fact: a whistle-stop campaign is a style of campaigning where the politician makes a series of brief appearances or speeches at a number of small towns over a short period of time.

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    Super Tuesday

    One of everything...or is there something I missed? Let's talk. You'll be listed as Executive Producer and receive a house concert (lower 48), 10 signed albums, 2 t-shirts, everything I've ever made, a Social Thinkery consultation, a guitar/songwriting session, and whatever else we can throw in because you are awesome. Fact: Super Tuesday is in either February or March of the presidential election year...this album will be done by the next Super Tuesday.

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