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KICKSTART LOVE with me and let’s, together, complete my first album, RISE IN LOVE.
KICKSTART LOVE with me and let’s, together, complete my first album, RISE IN LOVE.
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NEW REWARD LEVELS!!!

$30 - "YOU ARE LOVED" - Not only do you get everything from "CAN YOU FEEL IT?" but I will throw in a "YOU ARE LOVED" Sticker. I have this sticker on my guitar case. Oh yeah! I will also throw in another hard copy of the album to give to a friend or family member.
 

 $50 - "PASS ALONG THE LOVE" -  Not only will you get everything from "OH, HOW CUTE" but I will throw in 3 more copies of the album to give to family and friends. Say what?! I know.

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Hey Guys!

Soooooooooo…here is the deal… I am finally making my first album. 

What?! YES, I AM! Pretty exciting stuff!  

 About the Album:

The album is ME. Plain and simple. I have put my heart, my soul and so much time into this (thank you to my wife for being patient with me through all this…Love you Bonnie!) When the album, RISE IN LOVE, started, it was just going to be a few songs and I was going to settle with an EP – BUT there was something inside me that wanted to press on.

The album will include 12 tracks total, which will be 10 Original Songs, 1 Short Instrumental and 1 Cover Song. And don’t worry, I got the license for it before I even started recording the song. ☺

All of the songs are inspirational. I consider myself a Positive Music Artist. My intention as an artist is to make music that matters and to inspire the world with my music.

Here is where you come in:

Here is the deal; the album is pretty much done. I just finished the RECORDING PHASE and now it is in the MIXING PHASE. For the past few months, I have been recording it myself in a couple of different studios, including my own home studio. I have been working with some really talented musicians and Back-Up Singers.

BUT there is still work to be done. Still, funds are needed for the next step. The money from this campaign will go towards lots of different aspects of the process, including:

  • Mastering, 
  • Graphic Design,
  • Printing, 
  • Distribution, 
  • Copyrights,
  • Licensing,
  • Marketing
  • And so much more!

$5000 in 40 days is easy. Think of the possibilities if more than the $5000 is made....say what?! Yeah, I said it. Once we get closer to the goal, I will share with you some of the possibilities but why ruin the surprise? :)

So, to put it plainly, I am asking YOU to say YES with me and let’s, TOGETHER, KICKSTART LOVE!

***ALL REWARDS COME WITH A HIGH FIVE AND A HUG - Virtually or In-Person***

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What people are saying:

“Joshua’s music & performance is like a warm hug from a friend that loves you dearly – it is vulnerable, honest, soothing, and makes you feel so good inside. He’s got the acoustic sound & uplifting heart of Jason Mraz and a soulful, gritty voice to soften any heart. He did mine!”

Faith Rivera

Emmy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

“Joshua Sterling is a singer/songwriter whose ability to combine intelligent lyrics with an infectious melody is right up there with the best. His performance is authentic, inspiring and cuts through to the Truth of what he’s singing about. Our congregation rose to its feet at the end of Josh’s first song and it went uphill from there. I highly recommend Josh and his inspirational music to uplift, excite and entertain. He is what we need more of, in bringing New Thought to the World through music.”

Rev. James Mellon

Founding Pastor & Spiritual Director

The Global Truth Center

“Audiences love Josh! He truly sings from his heart!”

Rev. Doug LeBow

Assistant Minister and Music Director

The Global Truth Center

“Joshua’s music is a lovely breath of fresh air. The lyrics are well crafted and his style has a bit of a Jason Mraz-ness to it. Watching him perform is a joy.”

Kelly Corsino

Singer/Songwriter/Speaker

“Integrity, passion, spirit, and craft. Josh Sterling is an extraordinary young artist and performer. The music of his voice and guitar are so seamlessly beautiful. The thought and message of his music so soul inspiring. It is a joy to listen to him and see him perform.”

Sharon Pelton

Former Producer MTV Networks (CMT)

“With the soulful authentic winding vocal of Joshua Sterling, I found myself re-listening to “Home’ over and over again. I had the feeling I was in the dessert watching a beautiful sunset. I had the feeling he was telling his truth like only he can.”

Andrea Lane

Positive Music Artist

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Risks and challenges

I refuse to say that there are challenges but the thing that presents itself as an opportunity for me to grow is that, as an independent artist, I have to, most times, come up with the money myself to pay for this thing called music.

What I will say is that with in any production setting, there is a possibility, for one reason or another, for delay. I sincerely doubt that this will affect the intended release in April.

When the funds are raised, I can confidently say that everything that needs to be done will get done. In fact, everything is already in the works. Just time to provide the monies.

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    THE YES CLUB - Woo hoo! You’re in! You gave some love and now you get to feel really good about yourself. You said YES with me and now you get to hear all the yummy details about the whole project. I will send out updates and all sorts of fun stuff. Also, I will thank you via Facebook Shout-Out. So much gratitude!

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    FEELING GOOD - What?! Not only are you in THE YES CLUB but I will send you an acoustic demo of the song, "REACH OUT.” I mean…this baby is rare. It even has the old lyrics on it. What?!

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    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - You get the updates, Facebook shout-out, the rare acoustic demo AND you get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the entire album, RISE IN LOVE. Ah yeah!

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    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC: PART DEUX - You get the updates, Facebook shout-out, the rare acoustic demo, the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the entire album, RISE IN LOVE, and I will send you a personal thank you card in the mail. Getting all ol’ fashioned up in this place. Snail mail, here we come.

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    CAN YOU FEEL IT? - Not only do you get everything from above but I will send you a signed, HARD COPY of the album with a personalized note from me.

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    YOU ARE LOVED - Not only do you get everything from "CAN YOU FEEL IT?" but I will throw in a "YOU ARE LOVED" Sticker.

    I have this sticker on my guitar case.

    Oh yeah! I will also throw in another hard copy of the album to give to a friend or family member.

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    OH, HOW CUTE – Not only do you get the updates, Facebook shout-out, the rare acoustic demo, the signed HARD COPY of the album, the personal thank you card in the mail BUT I will also add a picture of me signed AND a commemorative “I Kickstarted Love” sticker.

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    PASS ALONG THE LOVE - Not only will you get everything from "OH, HOW CUTE" but I will throw in 3 more copies of the album to give to family and friends. Say what?! I know.

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    ON THE LIST – You get the updates, Facebook shout-out, the rare acoustic demo, the signed HARD COPY of the album, the personal thank you card, the signed picture of yours truly, the sticker AND you get on the list for the CD Release show here in LA (if the pledger is not in LA, they will have to take care of all travel expenses). I will also throw in a poster for the show signed by the entire band from the album, which have all said they will play the show. Woo!

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    THERE’S SWAG TOO?! – Updates, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY of album, personal thank you card, signed picture of me, sticker, on the list, signed poster AND I will list YOUR NAME IN THE LINER NOTES for the album. But wait, there’s more! I will also throw in a commemorative “I Kickstarted Love” campaign t-shirt.

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    WORDS, WORDS, WORDS – The updates about the project, a Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt plus I will send you HANDWRITTEN LYRICS for any song off the album – your choice!

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    LET’S HANGOUT – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics AND LET’S HANGOUT. If you are local, we can go get coffee and you can ask me anything. If you aren’t local, we can hangout via Skype. Isn’t technology awesome?!

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    IN LIKE FLYNN – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, hangout time AND you get THE VIP EXPERIENCE at the CD Release show here in LA (refer to travel expenses stipulation from #7) – what does the VIP experience entail? Well, you get to hang out during sound check, hang out backstage AND you get preferential seating for the show.

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    THEY SAY IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, hangout time, the VIP experience AND for the next 5 years, I will call you on your birthday to wish you a happy birthday. I will even sing it to you! Even my guitar will show up too. Her name is CeCe by the way.

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    ¡MUCHAS GRACIAS! – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, hangout time, the VIP experience, birthday calls AND I will make you a PERSONAL THANK YOU VIDEO. I will set a camera up and play any song from the album and send it off to you and share the heck out of it all over the Internet. Whoa!

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    YOUR SONG – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, hangout time, the VIP experience, birthday calls, thank you video AND I WILL WRITE YOU A SONG. We will chat via Skype or phone or in person and we can get an idea, together, of what the song will be about. ☺

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    THE LIVING ROOM SESSION – The updates about the project, Facebook shout-out, rare acoustic demo, signed HARD COPY, personal thank you card, signed picture, sticker, on the list, signed poster, your name in the liner notes, t-shirt, handwritten lyrics, hangout time, the VIP experience, birthday calls, thank you video AND I will come to your place and play a special one-hour acoustic LIVING ROOM CONCERT. You can invite 20 of your closest friends. (*NOTE: If travel is required [more than 500 miles from me], then the pledger will need to provide travel expenses.)

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    THE LIVING ROOM SESSION – PART DEUX - #16 and I will record that quaint little acoustic living room concert, mix it, and send you a copy of YOUR SHOW. If that’s not enough awesomeness all in one thing, you will also be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the album liner notes.

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Funding period

- (40 days)