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Hello lovely people! Please help me release my 2nd EP by backing my Kickstarter campaign!
Hello lovely people! Please help me release my 2nd EP by backing my Kickstarter campaign!
52 backers pledged $3,102 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Guys! It's Natalie!

Some of you out there may be familiar with my music and some of you may be hearing about me for the first time. Either way, I just want to share a little bit about myself and where I am on my journey.

I came out to LA from the east coast and started to pursue my dream of being a singer/songwriter. I played in coffee houses, open mics, anywhere I could. I took buses everywhere because I didn't have a car and eventually saved up enough money to release some music. Most days I took a train with my guitar to get to the studio, but I got it done! I even managed to record one day in the now infamous Sound City Studios. My 1st EP, "Where I Belong," was released in 2011 and 100% independently financed. Since then, there has been such an overwhelming response from people who love the music, and that's really inspired me to move forward and keep going!

1st Album Cover of WHERE I BELONG
1st Album Cover of WHERE I BELONG

Here is the music video I made for the title track off the first EP, "Search Party"

Alot of you have been asking when I'm putting out new music. Well, I've been writing lots of new songs, I've been in the studio, met with a producer and I really believe that with your help and support I can get this  2nd EP finished and out to you!

I've got some awesome goodies for you all! See them to the RIGHT and below you can see a picture of the T-Shirt and the Guitar.

Limited Edition Kickstarter BACKERS ONLY T-Shirt

  • I came up with this T-Shirt idea of having diamonds fall out of clouds from a quote that I heard, "be not without hope for crystal rain falls from black clouds." This really stuck with me and was the inspiration for the shirt. My amazing sister helped me with the design and this T-shirt will be available only through the Kickstarter campaign!

My First Guitar

  • This the first acoustic guitar I ever owned. It's a Yamaha Acoustic. I taught myself to play on this guitar, wrote my first song, played my first show, lugged this on trains, planes and buses. This guitar has seen it all! Music is so important to me and I'd love to know one of you has this and may be inspired to go after your dreams!

It's important to know that with Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. If I don't reach my goal, I don't get a dime. Contribute to my Kickstarter campaign, share this link with others, and help spread the word!

If I reach the goal, I'll be able to make the EP. If I exceed the goal, I'll be able to make something extra awesome like a music video!

I love you guys. I wouldn't have gotten this far without you! I understand that not everyone can contribute to the campaign - and that's totally okay. Your continued love and support is just as important. Sharing this page is extremely helpful as well.

Throughout the kickstarter campaign, I will keep everyone who has contributed updated with my progress. Staying connected with you is important to me.

From my heart to yours, thank you for all of your support and for being on this exciting journey with me. I can't wait to share this new music!

-Natalie

For more information or to contact me . Please visit or message me on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/natryanmusic

Risks and challenges

EP: If we reach the goal and the campaign is funded, there WILL BE AN EP. I will be posting frequent updates to let everyone know how far along the EP is. However, while recording, I will be dealing with a lot of other people's schedules; For example, the studio, engineers, producers, musicians, etc.. I will work diligently to release the EP as close to the delivery date as possible. Everyone who contributes to the Kickstarter will receive updates on the recording process regularly. Should I expect any delays regarding the EP release, I will let you all know as early as possible.

Skype Chats: Naturally, if there are a high number of backers who I’ve promised a Skype chat with, it may be a challenge to get all of those chats scheduled quickly. However, IT WILL HAPPEN. More than likely, Skype chats will take place once the EP has been finished so I can keep focused on making the music.

Youtube Dedication Songs: Youtube dedication covers will be delivered after the EP is completed so that I can stay focused on getting it done on time.

T-Shirts: same as with the Skype and Youtube covers, these will most likely go out once the EP is finished so I can focus on the music first.

International Shipping: Some countries have restrictions on packages from other countries. In the event that a package cannot be shipped safely to your country via USPS, we'll have to work together to see if we can find a solution either by finding alternative shipping methods or replacing certain items with other more shipping-compliant options. In the event that there are any problems regarding international shipping, either myself or someone on my team will reach out to you and get the issue taken care of.

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    Physical signed copy of the EP mailed to you with a personalized thank you note and a handwritten, signed lyric sheet from me!

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    25 for 25.
    For $25 you will receive a hand-made poetry book/journal from me with 50 pages. The first 25 pages will have poems of mine, and the next 25 pages will be blank for you to create and write your own words. Along with the physical signed copy of the EP, personalized thank you note and a handwritten, signed lyric sheet from me! + Digital download and facebook thank you!

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    Limited Edition T-shirt! (See description to the left.)

    + Physical Signed Copy of the EP with personalized thank you and handwritten signed lyric sheet!
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    VIDEO DIARY!
    I will take you inside the day ins and outs of recording the record and edit an awesome video of behind the scenes "making of the album" to be included on its own disk, with the shipping of your CD!

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    Your name in liner notes! I will add your name to the liner notes of the Physical EP thanking you! + Limited Edition T-shirt + Physical Signed Copy of EP with personalized thank you and handwritten signed lyric sheet + digital download and facebook thank you!

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    SKYPE Session!
    One on one SKYPE session (2 hours) with me to discuss anything you want (within reason of course)
    Your name in liner notes + Limited Edition T-shirt + Physical Signed Copy of EP with personalized thank you and handwritten signed lyric sheet + digital download and facebook thank you!

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    Cover of your Choice!
    I will cover any song of your choice, or one of my own acoustically, dedicate it to you on Youtube thanking YOU personally! You will also receive an mp3 of the song.
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    + Limited Edition T-Shirt
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    BONUS Private Party Jam - I will arrive at any private party and perform an HOUR of my own material and covers. You can request a cover or two and I will personally dedicate it to you for being such an awesome supporter of the Arts and Music. (LA Area Only). + Your Name In Liner Notes + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Physical Signed Copy of the EP with handwritten signed lyric sheet and personalized thank you! + Digital download + facebook thank you!

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    Signed Acoustic Guitar!
    That's right the first acoustic guitar I ever owned will be yours! See photo to the left.

    + Acoustic Cover of Your Choice
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    + Limited Edition T-Shirt
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