My name is Stephanie Owens, and I’m so excited to start sharing my music and story with you! Singing and performing has always been my passion. Since moving to Nashville about 4 years ago, I’ve been focused on writing songs that clearly portray messages that are important to me, and I feel that I now have the right songs to release for my debut album! (Some clips of my songs can be heard under the "Updates" Section!)
At this stage of my artist pursuits, Kickstarter is the perfect platform for me. As an independent singer, I do not currently have the funds to produce a product that will be ready for mainstream marketing and promotion. Kickstarter allows you to become an integral part of this creative process by funding all aspects of the project in exchange for some awesome rewards! I am passionate about using my music as an inspiration and would be honored for you to join me in this journey!
How the Funds Will Be Used
I am very thankful to have a team of incredibly-talented individuals who will help bring these dreams to life! My producer is Brad Hill, a recent Grammy-nominee, and we will be recording at the iconic Sound Emporium studio! My album will feature some amazing studio musicians. For this recording process, the funds will cover costs for production, programming, musicians, overdubs, mixing, mastering, and studio fees.
Distribution and Manufacturing
Once the music is completed recorded and mixed/mastered, it will be ready to release! There are fees associated with copyrighting the recordings, distributing the music to digital retailers, and manufacturing the CDs.
One of the songs that I will be recording really gives a glimpse into my story and struggles with body image and identity. I am working a with talented team of videographers to create a music video that I believe will be very powerful. Along with this, we will create some complimentary video content.
Kickstarter Rewards and Processing Fees
Included in this budget are costs associated with shipping your Rewards to anywhere in the world. After fees and processing, Kickstarter collects about 10% of the total amount raised, so this is also taken into account.
If we raise more than $19,000, I promise to use all money directly for promotion and touring!
My Game Plan
Sometimes I believe you have to take tangible steps of faith in order to bring things into reality…So I have already set a recording date and booked the studio! In November, my plan is to record all of the music. By December, the songs should be ready for mixing and mastering. Starting in January and into the following months, I will begin releasing these songs as singles. The music video and additional video content will be released along with the complementary song. I am so excited to begin this phase of my journey with your help and believe we can accomplish this together!
Risks and challenges
The main challenge is raising the entire $19,000 in 30 days, as Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform; if we do not reach this goal, I will not receive any of your pledged money. So I really need your help in order to make this project successful!
Other than that, there are very few risks involved! Throughout the recording and filming process, there is always a chance of delays, but I believe my team is strategically and thoroughly planning in order to allow for timely delivery of your rewards! I cannot wait for you to hear and see the finished product of what you are helping to create!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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