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10-track album by NY singer-songwriter Leila.
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To all of my lovely friends and supporters,

For many months now I have been recording my first full-length album with the help of talented producer/engineer/guitarist, Dan Berry. All of the songs on this album are original (written by moi) and dying to be released.

This is where you come in! As easy and cheap as it may be to download music nowadays, making it is a whole different story. It's EXPENSIVE.

The combined costs of mixing/mastering (i.e. all the technical stuff needed to make this album sound professional), CD replication, and album photography/design are going to cost me $2,800 (yes, sounds like a random number - but I really did my homework!) As I'm sure most of you know, most 21-year olds fresh out of college don't typically have this much money.

By making a pledge on my Kickstarter, you are becoming a part of my first full-length album. I have spent the past few years of my life writing and nurturing these songs and I would love nothing more than to share them with all of you. Unfortunately I can't do that without your help!

One thing you all must know about Kickstarter: IF I DO NOT REACH THE GOAL AMOUNT, I WILL NOT GET ANY OF THE MONEY!!!! So while I'm shaking in my boots, I hope that provides you more incentive to HELP A GIRL OUT! I have come up with numerous rewards that I will be delighted to give you as gratitude for your contribution(s), and a little good karma never hurt anybody ;)

Let's make some music!

With a whole lot of love and optimism,

Leila

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    A handwritten thank-you card mailed to your door!

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    My first EP sent to your email + one unreleased track from the new album.

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    A digital download of the album emailed to you two days before the release date!

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    A digital copy of my new album + my first EP sent to your email.

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    Two signed CDs (a copy of my new album and my first EP ) mailed to your door

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Two signed CDs (my new album and my first EP) + lyrics to your two favorite songs on the new album - handwritten in my fanciest script :)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Free entry for you and a friend at the album release party + two signed CDs (my new album and my first EP)

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    Free entry to the album release show + hangout time with the band and I before the show + two signed CDs

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Free access to all shows in 2012 + all prizes listed above

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    Your name in the thank-you section of the album + all of the above prizes

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    I'll record a cover song of your choice and send it to your email + give you all of the above prizes

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    I will write a 3-verse song for you (or about a topic of your choosing) and send it to your email + reward you with all of the prizes listed above

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

    I will write a full radio-length song for you and post it on my Youtube Channel + reward you with all of the aforementioned prizes. And I'll love you forever.

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