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Melanie BakerBy Melanie Baker
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Melanie BakerBy Melanie Baker
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£1,522
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60
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 8 2019 12:46 PM UTC +00:00.

About

WHO AM I?

Hi! I'm Melanie.

I'm a twenty year old singer-songwriter based in the Lake District, UK. I like writing sad songs disguised as indie-folk/pop ballads. I have been writing my own material and gigging over the last four years, trying to convince myself that I can do this music thing as my full-time job. If I had a penny for every time someone asked me when I'm going to go and study for a "proper" job then I probably wouldn't need to be doing this Kickstarter...

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Photo by Ray Roberts

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

I'm making a new record! This year I'm going to be recording another EP / mini album. I haven't quite decided on the number of tracks yet but you can definitely expect five or more songs...If you have been following me for a while then you'll know that I released a home-recorded EP last year called "Dreamer" which I am still very proud of. I invested a lot of my personal savings into the 'Dreamer' EP but ultimately I made a few rookie mistakes and lost out on a lot. This time around I have no money but a lot more wisdom in regards to where money is most beneficial which is why I need YOUR help.

WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?

I want to be 100% transparent and honest about where your money is going so I put together a little pie chart (technically a pie heart) so you can see exactly how I will be spending it!  Most of it is going towards making the actual music so paying my incredible musicians, production costs, mixing, mastering, studio time etc. 

 WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?

I would never ask for money without the intention of giving something back. So that's why I have a variety of different 'rewards' in return for your support. For the first time ever I have been designing merch (including writing a very small and very exclusive book all about the stories behind my songs and processes!) and for anyone crazy enough to want me to sing at their actual house then here's your chance! 

Risks and challenges

As an independent artist I have to fund everything I do whilst still trying to make money (it feels impossible at times). I want to be able to offer you tangible, physical things in return for your generous support.

Trying to raise £5,000 in only 30 DAYS is terrifying to me. And because of Kickstarter's "All or Nothing" rule if I don't make the full amount, I don't get anything. So whatever you can give, I will be immensely grateful.

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    Thank you!!!

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    Signed copy of the EP! + Thank you note!

    I will send you a signed copy of the EP a week before it's official release AND a handwritten thank you note!

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    2 Signed CD's! + Thank you note!

    I will send you a signed copy of my older EP 'Dreamer' AND a signed copy of the new EP a week before it comes out!

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    Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes!

    I will invite you to a private Facebook group where I will be posting exclusive content, behind the scenes videos and what the songs are sounding like throughout the process! You will also get 2 SIGNED copies of my Dreamer EP and the new EP.

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    MERCH BUNDLE!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! For this reward you will get the full merch bundle (free shipping) including 2 signed CDs, an enamel pin badge, a signed photo an art print AND a tote bag! You will also get access to all the BTS videos / pictures on the private Facebook group.

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    Personalised video cover/original song!

    I will record a personalised video to tell you how grateful I am for your generosity and I will sing a cover / original song of your choice and send it to you! You will also get access to all the exclusive content on a private facebook group AND 2 Signed CDs.

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    EXCLUSIVE BOOKLET + MERCH BUNDLE

    THIS is the reward I am most excited for! I will be printing a very limited run of booklets all about this new record. It will include the original handwritten writings of songs, the stories behind them and how I wrote them, and all of the chords/tabs and sheet music. And of course I will also send you all of the merch bundle too!

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    Chat with me on a Skype call!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! To tell how how much I appreciate your INCREDIBLE support I will call you on Skype and tell you all about the EP. I will also sing some songs of your request and the songs from the EP! AND I will send you a merch bundle + the EXCLUSIVE booklet.

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    HOUSE CONCERT (UK Only)

    If anyone is crazy enough to pledge this amount then I will play an intimate house concert for you and your friends! I'd be willing to travel anywhere in the UK AND I will be able to hand deliver a merch bundle to you so you can avoid those shipping costs ;)

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    HOUSE CONCERT WITH BAND! (UK Only)

    I will CRY if anyone pledges this amount so if you do I will come to your house and play a concert for you and your friends WITH my band. And again I will hand deliver a merch bundle to you!

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