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Stephanie Owens is Recording Her Debut Album!
Stephanie Owens is Recording Her Debut Album!
154 backers pledged $19,125 to help bring this project to life.

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Stephanie Owens - Debut Album and Music Video

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About Me

Hi Everyone!

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!)

Why Kickstarter?

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

Recording

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.

Music Video

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.

Additional Funds

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!

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    PERSONALIZED THANK YOU EMAIL

    You will get a personalized email from me to thank you for being such an important part of this journey!

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    PRE-RELEASE DIGITAL SINGLE DOWNLOAD

    You will get a free download of my debut single from the album before it is released to the public!

    Includes:

    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    PRE-RELEASE DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    You will get a free download of my entire debut album before it is released to the public!

    Includes:

    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM

    A physical copy of the album will be personalized and signed by me and mailed to you!

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    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    HANDWRITTEN SONG LYRICS

    Pick your favorite song off of my album, and I will send you a handwritten and signed copy of the lyrics!

    Includes:

    - Handwritten Song Lyrics
    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    SKYPE CHAT

    It would be an honor to meet you and hear part of your story! We will set up a 10-minute Skype chat!

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    - Skype Chat
    - Handwritten Song Lyrics
    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    SKYPE PERFORMANCE

    As part of our Skype chat, I will perform live! You can choose your favorite song off of the album, and I will sing and play it for you!

    Includes:

    - Skype Performance
    - Skype Chat
    - Handwritten Song Lyrics
    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    SKYPE STUDIO SESSION

    During one of my recording sessions, I will Skype you in for 10 minutes to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the production process!

    Includes:

    - Skype Studio Session
    - Skype Performance
    - Skype Chat
    - Handwritten Song Lyrics
    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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    PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT

    Invite up to 25 friends to join us for a private concert at your home! I will perform a 30-to-40-minute set and would then love to spend another 30 minutes hanging out with y’all! (I will travel up to a 200 mile radius from Nashville or up to a 100 mile radius from Lynchburg, VA or Huntington, WV.)

    Includes:

    - Private House Concert
    - Skype Studio Session
    - Skype Performance
    - Skype Chat
    - Handwritten Song Lyrics
    - Autographed Album
    - Pre-Release Digital Album Download
    - Pre-Release Digital Single Download
    - Personalized Thank You Email

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Funding period

- (30 days)