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Los Angeles, CA Music
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on December 20, 2012.

This journey is going to be amazing. Thank you for Your Support!

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We have Great news!!!!! We have privately raised the funds outside of kickstarter and would like to thank the kickstarter community for their support.  Because we have everything needed to make this dream a reality, we do not need the help of Kickstarter anymore and have decided to cancel the Campaign. We had a great experience with kickstarter...Stay tuned for the album!

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Hi Everyone! It's Sharon Leal.  Thank you for checking out my page.  This is my first big Studio album undertaking.  I Have been signed to labels in the past but It didn't work out due to creative differences.  Now I am here on Kickstarter and able to do everything my way and create great music for you.  I have been writing these songs for years and I am glad that my boyfriend Paul talked me into doing a kickstarter....so here I am!!!!!  Please watch the video above where you can listen to some music teasers and hear what I am1 about.  Thank you so very much.

If you decide to come along for the ride, please remember to tweet and Facebook it to let your friends know.  You are all appreciated.

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(From Paul): One day I came across a bunch of recordings.  I started to listen and it was her singing songs that she had written over the years.  They were amazing!!  I said to her "I am going to start a Kickstarter campaign for you because these are hits and the world needs to hear these songs". It just amazed me that she has been writing music her whole life but never released an album.  Life is too short and NOW it is time to help her show the world her music....But a good album ain’t cheap. She has already teamed up with some heavy hitters in the music industry and begun recording.  We are asking you to come aboard with completing the album and everything that comes with that.  

  • LEGAL FEES
  • MARKETING
  • ART WORK
  • HIRING ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS
  • MIXING AND MASTERING

If by chance we exceed our goal, don't worry, we will definately put your money to good use.  There is a much bigger picture than just this album.  Any additional money will go towards:

  • MUSIC VIDEOS
  • MARKETING & PR (YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH)
  • TOURING
  • ADDITIONAL ALBUMS

To thank you so very much, you’ll see tons of rewards on the right side of your screen, bonus tracks, merchandise, and other random stuff that you’ll be able to point to and tell your friends “I helped make this amazing album possible”.

**ALL SHIPPING COSTS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY PACKAGE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE!**please bare this in mind when you look at the prices. it was easier to do things this way for all parties.

The recording industry has changed dramatically. The usual sources of financing, such as record labels, don’t exist in the same way anymore. Kickstarter offers the unique opportunity for friends, family and fans to be involved in this exciting creative process. You being a part of this really means a lot to us.

Check Out her singing in a few films: 

Sharon Leal & Beyonce Knowles in Dreamgirls
Sharon Leal & Beyonce Knowles in Dreamgirls
Sharon Leal & Tyler Perry in "Why Did I Get Married"
Sharon Leal & Tyler Perry in "Why Did I Get Married"

Risks and challenges

Being an independent musician doesn't make creating an album more risky than being signed to a label... in fact, it makes creating an album less risky! By making this album without label support, there's no chance that a clash of opinions will delay the album and no risk of the album being put aside because of changing market conditions.

Perhaps the biggest problem most independent musicians face when creating an album is simply getting it produced. Once you've perfected your lyrics and poured your heart out in dozens of notebooks, finding a great producer to help you put it all together can be difficult! Thankfully, that's not a problem for this project.

WE THANK THE KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONES SUPPORT!

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    5 backers

    Thank you soooooo much!!!! You will get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of 4 songs on my album and an email from me with a scanned hand written lyric sheet of one of my soon to be hit songs:):)....and you know we love you!

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    11 backers

    7 SONGS AND A TWEET!!!!!!Thanks for your donation! I will personally give you a thank you shout out over twitter to let the world know how great you are. We will also send you 7 songs, as well as the hand written lyric sheet.

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    $25 reward

    15 backers

    EARLY BIRD DOWNLOAD, SIGNED CD, A TWITTER FOLLOW, A SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE TRACK, A POSTCARD FROM ME & MENTION YOU IN CD BOOKLET. I will write a special thank you inside of my album cover for you!!!!!!! Sometimes there isn't enough space on an album to put on all of the tracks that I love. For you, that won't matter. You'll get an early download of the album with an EXCLUSIVE TRACK that you can keep secret from everyone else, the fun email updates and photos and the comfort that comes with knowing all of Twitter knows how cool you are for supporting us. I will also send you a note on one of my custom postcards.

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    8 backers

    TWO TICKETS TO MY INTIMATE CONCERT / RED CARPET CD Release Party! This concert is just for my Kickstarter Supporters, Celebs and Friends. It will be a Bast! Location and date TBD...Prob in LA or NYC. You will also get all of the free "unlimited" stuff and tweets above. This is going to be a blast. I hope you come!

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    $75 reward

    3 backers

    2 VIP PARTY TICKETS. There will be a VIP section of the party. You will have full access to it. Plus I will send you a postcard with a note thanking you. You will also get all of the "unlimited" items, CD, and tweets above too. I appreciate you.

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    $80 reward

    1 backer All gone!

    A SIGNED 'WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED: 7TH DAY' HAT & DVD. Own My crew gift from the my film. I will write a personal note to you and sign it. You will also get the party concert tickets, bonus tracks, emails, lyrics and the tweets. The Hat is Black and says "OT7D" on the front. It is pretty cool. I only have ONE.

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    1 backer

    SIGNED MOVIE POSTERS I will send you a signed poster from one of my films that you can frame if you like. Actually you can tell me what poster you would like me to sign, and I will send you it: Between my films "Why Did I Get Married 1 or 2", "Woman Thou Art Loosed", "This Christmas", or "Dreamgirls". With this, you will also get the CD release Party Tickets as well, and the Notes, tracks, cd, and Tweets.

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    3 backers

    BE CAST IN MY MUSIC VIDEO! If you want to be in a music video, well....NOW is your chance. Travel not included. You will also get everything that isn't "Limited" above including the concert tickets, cd and bonus tracks and my love.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    MOVIE MEMORABILIA FROM MY NEW FILM "ADDICTED" for Lionsgate where I play a sex addict based on the famous Zane books.... These are props used in the film from mouse pad, mugs, and pieces that decorate the office of my character named Zoe. They all fit nicely into a bag used by her character. You will also get everything above that is not "Limited".

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    1 backer All gone!

    MY DIRECTOR CHAIR BACKING FROM MY LATEST FILM 'ADDICTED'. I will sign you a personal note to thank you. You are also welcome to any "unlimited" swag mentioned above, including the tickets, cd's and more...

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    SKYPE SESSION WITH ME. You can enjoy a live skype session with me for 20minutes. Ask me anything you want! Now is your chance. LOL... You are welcome to everything swag above too!! This can be scheduled as early as this month if you like.

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    $2,500 reward

    1 backer

    A PRODUCER CREDIT and a SET VISIT on MY NEXT FILM. All of the cool "unlimited" perks above plus be a producer on the record!!! Your name will be credited on the album.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    DINNER ALONE WITH ME. A table for two at a restaurant in LA, NYC, or ATL. (If you want to come to LA, We will also fly you and put you up for the night (Note: US Domestic flights only). Your gift bag will be absolutely filled with everything mentioned that is "unlimited"above as well.

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    $10,000 reward

    2 backers

    SPEND THE DAY WITH ME I will come and fly to whatever city you may be in and hang with you. Feel free to plan the day. You know I will bring all of the "unlimited" goodies that everyone else loves above....Including the producer credit, the Skype with me, set and studio visits and more.

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