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Paula Cole wants You!  Be part of the completion and release of her first independent album, "Raven".  Pre-order and take part here.
Paula Cole wants You! Be part of the completion and release of her first independent album, "Raven". Pre-order and take part here.
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Oct 17th:  Now even more is possible!


Raven

Paula Cole here.  Welcome to the inception of "Raven", my sixth studio album.  I've been making albums since 1993 and I can honestly say this is an important one, a brilliant one.  I'm now flying solo, off major labels and embracing the reality of going direct to my folks.  Using my own funds, I've recorded the basic tracks for "Raven"  but now need and ask your participation in helping me complete this work.  I have more to do;  more recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing.  Your involvement is this:  you sponsor the album "Raven" here on Kickstarter.  By becoming a sponsor/donor you'll pre-order the album, be entitled to unique opportunities and intimate proximity to the music-making .  I'm excited about this new chapter of my career and I sincerely hope you'll support me as I go forth.  Let's walk this path, make memories and amazing music together.  Thank you for your consideration, Paula.

Nuts & Bolts

We're aiming for 37 -  37 days to garner a needed budget to complete this album, giving a fair shot in helping "Raven" fly.  Watch the video above!  Hear that music underneath?  That is but part of a ROUGH mix of one of the new tracks.  It's going to be epic.  But I need you!  Help me complete this album by becoming a donor.  Choose from the packages here and contribute.  You'll pre-order the downloaded single, cd, get a signed cd, even VINYL (yes, VINYL!) or a hand-painted guitar!  And there are a lot of creative packages with opportunities to become a close part of the music or me!  37 days we have to hit our target of $50,000.  If we are not successful, your credit card will not be charged.  But if we reach our big goal, your credit card will be charged at the closure of successful completion of this campaign.  And if by fabulous happenstance we achieve MORE than $50,000 I will absolutely need it and use it in marketing this album.  Since I am no longer on major labels, I'm going commando here and need every dollar to reach fan consciousness with the news of "Raven" and the fact that I'm still here, full of heart.  And so are YOU.  We are here living and loving this life together and I'm incredibly grateful for you. 

Tour

Please visit my website paulacole.com for tour dates and news.  Also connect with me on my Facebook page facebook.com/paulacolemusic as I regularly riff.  I am there a lot, sharing the world of P.C. with you.  I will be touring and hope to see all of you in the venues, shaking, singing, loving, letting it OUT.  I'll be traveling about the States, and hopefully the world, in support of these songs on "Raven". 

Release

Should all go well here with the Kickstarter campaign, I will be aiming for a Spring 2013 release of "Raven" and will absolutely be in touch about all the details. 

Details

Should you be a very generous donor and be one of the lucky recipients of a larger package (guest-singer, lunch partner, studio visitor, house-concert winner, i.e.) then we will work out the details in a mutually agreeable fashion for a mutually agreeable time.  And it will be my honor and pleasure to know you!  Physical items won (cds, vinyl, T-shirts, guitars etc.) will be shipped at time of completed manufacturing.  Additional postage (anything over regular US domestic cd postage) will be charged to you.  I'm estimating March-April 2013 and we will aim to deliver you your "Raven" albums BEFORE release! (Please no file sharing!)  Studio visits will occur early months of 2013, possibly even end of 2012 at mutually convenient times.  Touring/live opportunities will be given a range of a year+, at mutually convenient times.


Couldn't and wouldn't do it without you

You are life-blood in the process.  Thank you.

Love,

Paula.


paulacole.com


facebook.com/paulacolemusic

Risks and challenges

This is my sixth studio album, the fourth one I am producing myself. I feel confident that given the funds I can complete this album.

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    Digital download of Raven's first single + a personal message from me on your FB or email account.

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    Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (will have a bonus track.)

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    Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    Signed exclusive VINYL! version of "Raven" (vinyl only available for this limited run!), download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven". (International shipping addt'l.)

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    Signed lyrics, signed cd, download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven", signed Raven T-shirt, and ANOTHER unreleased exclusive downloaded BONUS TRACK. (international shipping rates addt'l)

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    Signed lyrics, signed cd, download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven", signed Raven T-shirt, and ANOTHER unreleased exclusive downloaded BONUS TRACK. (international shipping rates addt'l)
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    Signed lyrics, signed cd, digital download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven", signed Raven T-shirt, and an mp3 recording of me singing my own personalized happy birthday melody to you or to your named loved one.

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    10-minute Skype chat. You ask questions, or I will. We'll tawk ;)

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    Your favorite song learned (or re-learned!) and performed by me, posted on Youtube in dedication to you. PLUS Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    $750+ Skype voice lesson (approx. 30 minutes)
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    $1,000+ Skype or LIVE voice lesson, songwriting consultation (approx 50+ mins.) PLUS Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    Beautiful Epiphone acoustic guitar: hand-painted(!) and signed by Paula plus signed cd, signed T-shirt, digital download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven".

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    VIP Guest list +1 (or more, city-depending) for any PC show for a year. Includes private meet and greet. PLUS Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    Sing with me onstage - your choice of song, city during our tour! We will rehearse at soundcheck together.

    plus Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Studio time with me in Massachusetts. Come here as we finish Raven. Hear the work-in-progress, witness the process. I also need some fingersnaps or handclaps on a track - or just your vibes. Be permanently a part of the music of "Raven" and have memories of the studio for the rest of your life.
    Digital download of the exclusive Kickstarter version of the album "Raven" (with bonus track) and a signed cd (out of US/international shipping rates addt'l).

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    Lunch in Boston with Paula. We will discuss the album and life in general (I'm a good listener and have another calling as mentor.) You will receive associate production credit on "Raven".
    PLUS Signed lyrics, signed cd, download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven", signed Raven T-shirt, and ANOTHER unreleased exclusive downloaded BONUS TRACK. (international shipping rates addt'l)

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    Private concert at your home on a mutually agreeable date. You provide basics (piano, sound and lights, a couple of flights) we'll make beautiful music and lasting memories.

    PLUS PLUS Signed lyrics, signed cd, download of exclusive Kickstarter version of "Raven", signed Raven T-shirt, and ANOTHER unreleased exclusive downloaded BONUS TRACK. (international shipping rates addt'l)

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