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Support Shani in finishing and promoting "Lift Off",  an indie-folk/pop EP about taking a leap of faith and facing your fears.
Support Shani in finishing and promoting "Lift Off", an indie-folk/pop EP about taking a leap of faith and facing your fears.
207 backers pledged $9,011 to help bring this project to life.

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CAN YOU HELP ME REACH MY STRETCH GOAL OF $10K?

Thanks to all of your support, “Lift Off” will be lifting off!!  Ahh!  I can’t believe it, we reached our initial goal of $7k! I'm am SO grateful. <3

But once the EP itself is finished, then what happens?  With a week left to go in the campaign, we still have time to work toward Flex/Stretch Goal #1 of $10k, and even Flex/Stretch Goal #2!  

For Flex Goal #1, the funds will go toward:

  1. Promoting the EP - as an indie artist, hiring a PR company to give the EP a shot at finding it’s audience is crucial in its success

  2. Music Video - Creating the music video for my single “Stronger Together”, in partnership with Whole Planet Foundation (hiring a director/crew, equipment rental)

Flex Goal #2 of $15k will throw a national tour into the mix!

BONUS REWARD: If we reach our ultimate goal of $15k (Flex Goal #2), I will record and add an additional song onto “Lift Off”!

Guys, let's do this!!  If you haven’t already, please pledge/pre-order the EP now, choose your favorite reward, and share the Kickstarter link with your friends on Facebook - it goes a long way!  Also, I'm still offering an Extra Reward of Limited Edition T-shirts, to any new backers pledging over $15, or existing backers who increase their pledge $2 or more (if original pledge is under $15, add amount to equal $15 or more). Thank you so much, your support means the world!!! <3

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10 DAYS Left - NEW REWARD UPDATE!

I’m offering an EXTRA reward - limited edition T-Shirts! - to backers pledging $15 or more in the last 10 days of the campaign (Mon. 1/30-Thurs. 2/9 @ 8pm PST), AND to existing backers who increase their pledge by $2 or more (if already above $15).  Yay extra goodies!

Thank you guys for the support, hope to be sending many of you the new t-shirts! :)

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My Purpose

I make music because it has always been the most natural thing for me to do. Like breathing.  Over the past few years, I started realizing that my songs have the power to create good in this world, or be the soundtrack for the difficult or not-so-difficult moments in other peoples' lives.  All of a sudden, it started feeling like I was breathing under water (a.k.a. 5 million times more amazing/superpower status). 

And then, to make it even better than that, I had the epiphany of music epiphanies:

My song + Something in your life that needs that exact song = You getting through that something, a little more easily.

AND

Your Breakthrough + You telling me how it impacted you = ME INSPIRED, inspired to keep writing songs, which I then play for you...

And it happens over and over again.

Ok, so maybe the math is off (yeah it's definitely off, I'm a musician).  But, If you've ever told me how my music has impacted your life after a live show, or via an email or message, you have NO IDEA how much that's affected me.  I wouldn't be where I am today without you, and my currently existing songs wouldn't have turned out the way they have, if you hadn't said anything that one time.  You inspire me just as much as I try to inspire you when I write and perform a song.  It's this beautiful exchange that brings purpose to my life and to the art that I create, and I want to thank you for that. 

Performing at Universal Citywalk (photo: Chris Alo)
Performing at Universal Citywalk (photo: Chris Alo)

About "Lift Off" 

The songs on Lift Off were written in the past few years, while I made strides and stumbled, succeeded and failed, was frustrated, and was uplifted. It’s about growing up and persevering. About deciding not to be scared of failing. About facing your fears and taking leaps of faith, to help you become the best version of yourself - however challenging that might be.  

I've grown so much as a musician and as a person in the last few years; and now, my path has never been so clear. This EP and it’s release mark my jumping off point, my lift off into the next stage of my musical journey. Taking the leap of faith into the unknown is scary and exciting, and this EP is just the beginning. And it’s also maybe one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. 

 I'm ready for lift off, but I can’t do it alone. Will you join me? :)

Lift Off and Whole Planet Foundation

I recently became a musical ambassador for the Whole Planet Foundation (the charity organization of Whole Foods).  Whole Planet provide microcredit loans to women entrepreneurs around the world, helping them kickstart their businesses and lift their families out of poverty. Once I finish the EP, we’ll be collaborating on a music video (for one of the songs from the EP), that will feature some of the women entrepreneurs in the program. We’re also planning a Whole Foods tour from LA to Austin this spring, to raise awareness for the organization. 

I'm partnering with Whole Planet because I want the music to be about something bigger than myself, and I'm excited to be working with an organization that has the same values.  I'm so proud to be able to use my passions and my music to do something meaningful for others!  The funding and release of the EP will enable me to continue to partner with Whole Planet, and hopefully inspire other women to pursue their dreams. 

Whole Foods "Summer Concert Series"
Whole Foods "Summer Concert Series"

How Can You Help make Lift Off a reality?

1) Click the green "Back this Project" button now in the top right section of this page.

2) Choose an amount you feel good about and select the accompanying reward. I've tried to make the rewards fun, personal, and memorable - as a thank you for your support! 

3) Tell your friends. Share this Kickstarter link on Facebook/twitter and via email - this is a HUGE help and goes a long way!

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First Goal: Finishing the EP 

 $7k

Right now, the album is about halfway done. Every penny I've earned from performing over the past few years has gone right back into the making of this EP.  I'm so excited to say that it's turning out to be FANTASTIC. However, I still need to complete the album, and your support will help fund these missing puzzle pieces: 

  • Finishing the production of the remaining songs on the EP 
  • Mixing 
  • Mastering 
  • Album artwork 
  • Manufacturing CDs (Physical CD Duplication, yay!)
**AND, anyone who donates on or before Friday, Jan. 20th, will receive a special BONUS SONG included in their digital download!


Stretch Goal: Promoting the EP, Video, + Tour

$15k

What happens after "Lift Off" has lifted off? To give the EP a fighting chance of finding its audience beyond family and friends, the EP must be promoted. This is something I didn’t have the funding to do for my last album, and I am really excited at the prospect of being able to reach an even wider audience this time.  If we reach $15,000, we’ll REALLY be able to get the word out, and hopefully impact many more people in the process! This is the next step in my musical journey, and for that to become a reality, the funding will go towards:   

  • Promotion - Hiring a PR/marketing company, for a worldwide campaign
  • National Tour of the US - I get to come perform in your city! 
  • Professional Music Video - having the funding to shoot professional footage for an incredible and powerful video that represents my music, while creating awareness for Whole Planet's important cause. 

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From the first moments of starting this EP, I’ve realized that “it takes a village”. The songs are written with inspiration from others or with other co-writers. To reach their full potential, they’re recorded in the studio with an amazing producer. Then comes collaboration with a graphic designer and a CD manufacturer, to actually create a physical product. And then (if you’re an indie artist like me), partnering with the right PR company, licensing company, or booking agent will really bring the music in front of new audiences. 

I started this project working with others, and I can’t finish it alone. It really does take teamwork, partnership, and a community. 

So I’m asking you, as someone who is part of my community, to help me finish funding this EP.  I have 32 days to raise $7,000, or else I don’t receive any of the funding. And that’s pee-in-my-pants scary. But by pledging today, you are directly helping me take that leap of faith, and lift off to the next part of this glorious journey. So thank you in advance, from the bottom of my heart. 

Thank you for your generosity! <3
Thank you for your generosity! <3

THANK YOU!

<3 Shani

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Risks and challenges

The biggest risk naturally, is that if I don't meet my $7,000 goal, I won't have the funding to complete my EP and release new music. Hopefully with your help we can avoid that!

Another challenge is to be able to successfully deliver your rewards as soon as possible. I am so excited to learn covers and make videos, write new songs, perform for you, and make you handmade jewelry! All that takes time, and although it will be a challenge to manage it all and make sure that I get everything delivered in time, I know it will be amazingly worth it!

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    DIGITAL SINGLE

    Enjoy your very own digital copy of the EP's first single!

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    DIGITAL ALBUM

    Receive the digital album before it's released to the public! (Includes digital album artwork!)

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    Signed CD + Handwritten Thank You

    Guess what? Sharpies are the new thing. I'll be using those puppies on your signed CD, and you'll get yours before it's released to the public, plus special a handwritten Thank You Note!

    Includes:
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    • Handwritten Thank You Card
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    YOUR NAME IN A SONG!

    YOUR name (woohoo) will be in the little fun thank you song that I write and release on Youtube to thank you amazing backers! ==>> PLUS a signed copy of the EP and a digital version of the EP!

    Includes:
    • Your Name in a Song!
    • Signed copy of the new EP
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    2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in LA!

    You'll receive 2 tickets to the EP release party in LA (transportation not included). Watch the new music unfold, live, before your very eyes! And then come say hi to me and the band after the show!

    Includes:
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
    • Signed copy of the new EP
    • Digital Download of the EP
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    Handmade Jewelry + Tickets + CD

    I just discovered I like making jewelry! You'll receive a very special, limited edition, metal stamped bracelet or necklace, with your choice of lyrics from one of the songs on the EP. Example lyrics:

    - "Lift Off"
    - "Stronger Together"
    - "Swinging from the Chandeliers"
    - "Nothing But This Moment"
    - "The Journey's the Best Part"
    - "Live Forever Young"

    **These can be fitting for both guys and girls!**

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
    • Signed copy of the new EP
    • Digital Download of the EP
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    ALBUM CREDIT - Your Name on my EP!

    That's right...your name will be printed in all it's glory, in the liner notes of my physical EP!

    Includes:
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    VIP ONLINE LISTENING PARTY

    You'll receive a VIP Access Pass to my Live-stream, pre-release acoustic show, which includes:

    A VIP ONLY performance at the beautiful TC Helicon Studio, featuring the live acoustic pre-release debut of the songs on the EP. AND, a Q&A/Virtual Meet & Greet online after the show.

    **This will be taking place in March or April 2017, and will be a designated, scheduled date**

    Includes:
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    COVER SONG VIDEO DEDICATION

    Choose a cover song of your choice (your favorite one in the world that's non-offensive) and I will do an acoustic cover of it, give you a shoutout, and post it on Youtube!

    Includes:
    • Cover Song Video Dedication
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    A CUSTOM SONG FOR YOU!

    I'll write a song for you or a loved one, inspired by your story! Then I'll record an acoustic version of it, and include it in your Digital Download (so it's an extra special secret song only for your copy of the EP!) ==>

    (Custom song delivery may be after the physical EP delivery, and after you get all your other rewards)

    Includes:
    • Custom Song for You
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    Special Acoustic House Concert!

    I will perform an acoustic concert at your house, for up to 1.5 hours, for you and 10 of your friends. And, you'll receive 10 additional signed copies of the EP for your friends!

    **(If you live more than 3 hours outside of LA, you must provide transportation & accommodation).

    Includes:
    • Special Acoustic House Concert
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    FULL BAND CONCERT!

    Me and the band will come over and perform at your house, for up to 1.5 hours, for you and 10 of your friends. And, you'll receive 10 additional signed copies of the EP for your friends!

    **(If you live more than 2 hours outside of LA, you must provide transportation & accommodation).**

    Includes:
    • Full Band Concert!
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Album Credit - Your name on the physical album!
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

    You. are. a ROCKSTAR. You will be listed as Executive Producer on my album liner notes, and will also get the whole shebang. EVERY reward in EVERY tier!* You are amazing!

    *(excludes full band show)

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Album Credit!
    • Special Acoustic House Concert
    • Custom Song for You
    • Cover Song Video Dedication
    • VIP Access to online, livestream pre-release show
    • Limited Edition Handmade Jewelry w/ Lyrics from the EP
    • 2 Tickets to the EP Release Party in Los Angeles!
    • Your Name in a Song!
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