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From the streets of France to the Los Angeles music scene, join MADELINE as she creates a new sound sure to change the music industry. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 5, 2012.

From the streets of France to the Los Angeles music scene, join MADELINE as she creates a new sound sure to change the music industry.

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For as long as I can remember, I've been a performer. Whether I was cutting out my own tickets and charging my parents and their friends to watch me sing in my own home or center stage at my community theater’s performances of the Music Man or Grease, I’ve never been too shy of the spotlight. However, I never realized that a music career was meant to be until I started singing at the Marché des Lices in Rennes, France. I had never been so physically close to my audience; I’d never been able to see how my voice could touch the hearts of so many francophiles walking through the flower booths as I serenaded them with Edith Piaf classics like La Vie en Rose and Padam, Padam

While living in France, I applied to Berklee College of Music’s summer performance program, with the thought that if I was accepted it was meant to be. Sure enough, come July I was moving in to my room in Boston, where I would spend the next 5 weeks getting my first real dose of music education. By the second day, I knew what I’d been missing all those years I had been playing competitive tennis while singing to myself in between points. 

Fast-forward to the end of my senior year in high-school, with performances at the legendary Viper Room and seasonal shows at the House of Blues under my belt I entered my high school’s Battle of the Bands as a one-woman band. Among the judges were industry names like Duff McKagen from Guns ‘N Roses and CAA’s head of music, Rob Light, who awarded me the grand prize of unforgettable advice and 12 hours of recording time at Westlake Studios, in the same studio that Michael Jackson recorded his hit Bad

Soon enough, the time to make a decision to attend Berklee College of Music as a full-time student or pursue my career became very apparent, and I went with my instincts and chose to put college off for a semester. In September 2011 I recorded my demo CD, which luckily made it into the hands of Punk Aristocrats’s producer and founder Jason Hollis (The Fray, The Pink Spiders) right around the time I had to decide, yet again, if Berklee was where I was headed. Jason believed in me, and our work ethics seemed to really click, so I put off school for another 2 years, so I can give my career a fair shot. With Jason and Dan Dixon (DropSonic, PLS PLS) I released my first single Should Have Known on April 29, 2012 and in just a week the music video had over 15,000 views on Youtube. 

The entire song was cut, recorded, mixed, and mastered in about two and a half hours, and the music video was filmed in half a day, all under zero budget. Unfortunately, to really make it in the music industry, there needs to be a budget. Studio rentals, session musicians, writers, producers, and press all cost money, and favors just can’t cut it anymore. For this reason I’m asking YOU to be part of my success, my story, and my journey. I have the foundation, the talent, and a killer team working with me but all I’m missing is a budget to record an EP that will really put me on the map.

So the question is...don’t you want to be a part of the biggest thing on the site KickStarter?

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  • My goal of $20,000 will all go to the recording, production, and distribution of the EP:

    - Studio time for a week

    - Session musicians

    - Producers, sound engineers, and writers

    - Camera crews for the music video shoot and studio footage

    - Pressing the EP on vinyls and CDs

    - Worldwide digital distribution

    - Album artwork and publicity shots

    - A publicist to promote the EP release

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    Digital download of the single off the EP!

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    Reward described for pledging $25 plus a phone call from MADELINE personally thanking you for your pledge.

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    Invitation to the EP release party in Los Angeles and a signed limited-edition vinyl EP with digital download. (Travel expenses not included)

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    Invitation for you and a guest to attend a private lunch with MADELINE and screening of the music video in Los Angeles. Signed limited edition vinyl with digital download. (Travel expenses not included)

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    Invitation for you and a guest to the EP release party in Los Angeles. Signed limited-edition vinyl including digital download. Private lunch with MADELINE in Los Angeles at one of her favorite restaurants. Hand-written thank you note. (Travel expenses not included)

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    Reward described for pledging $1000 PLUS a PRODUCER credit on the EP AND A PRIVATE CONCERT in your home

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    Reward described for pledging $2500 PLUS an invitation to spend a day in the studio with MADELINE while she records the EP in August. (Travel expenses not included)

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