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Singer/songwriter Shani Shousterman = fresh, original, soul-stirring, captivating songstress. She needs your help to record her album!

Hi guys!   I'm Shani and if you're reading this right now I want to tell you that you rock :)  I'm so excited to be working with all of you to reach my goal of recording my first in-studio, full band album!

If you don't already know, I recorded my EP "Warm Rain" independently on my own laptop and editing software.  I'm very proud of it, but I realize it has come time in my musical career to take the next step...literally into a professional studio!

What I'll be Doing (Here’s the Scoop):

I am putting together an 8 song album of original songs that I have written in the past year or two.  Once finished, this album will be making its way to iTunes and various other online distributors, as well as some television and film companies for song placements within the industry (yay!).

I've been working with producer Tim Kobza and my incredibly talented band including Jake Reed, John Schroeder, and Alex Balderston to put everything together so far, and I feel as though I’m on the verge of discovering my best works yet.  We have recorded 4 songs, one of which is my single "On My Way" that I released on November 19th!  However, we still need to go back into the studio, mix, and master all of the songs and then distribute the album.  This requires a significant amount of additional money to accomplish.

Money raised will go toward….

Here are some of the costs your donations will help me cover:

Production, Engineering, Studio Time, Mixing/Mastering, Album Artwork, Distribution, Duplication, Packaging, Shipping, and Promotion, to name a few.

The only way I will be able to make this happen is with your help!

How Does Kickstarter.com Work?

On the right side of this page, you'll see a list of prizes for different amounts of pledges.  Once you decide the amount you'd like to pledge, click on the green button in the upper-right hand corner that says "Back This Project" and follow the steps.

Although I set my fundraising goal at $9,000, there is no maximum amount you can donate. In fact, the costs of the album will probably exceed the goal amount I've set. You may donate as much or as little as you’d like, and you get exclusive awesome prizes in return!  Remember though, that the fundraiser is an All or Nothing deal. I have to reach my goal by my deadline or your money is returned and none of your donations go through to me.  Which means, I won't be able to finish my album.

And Lastly...

I want you to know that you are one of the main reasons I do what I do.  Your support means the world to me and enables me to continue making music that I hope will inspire and touch people's lives in a way that goes beyond just this one project.  So Thank You for giving me the opportunity to share my music with you!

I believe in the principle of paying it forward. So hopefully you'll think about that when supporting me in my goal, and next time you need help don't be surprised if someone is there for you!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Love,

Shani

p.s. If you have any questions at all about the packages, my music, or where your money will be going, please feel free to email me at: shanimusicpub@gmail.com

pps. A BIG thank you to Marc Morgan for making an incredible Kickstarter Video!!

The New Single, On My Way, NOW available at cdbaby.com and itunes.com

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