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Venus Palermo is publishing a soul DEBUT ALBUM, a gorgeous ART and a cheesecake PHOTO BOOK. Become part of it, get them here!

Bonjour, mon amour,

do you feel nostalgic about the fascinating 1920-50s, it's music, fashion and pretty faces? I do! Let's spend time together, in the NEW ERA OF VENUS. Come with me on this EXCITING journey.

Over the past 3 years, I have composed songs for more than one album. Certainly, I could just hop on the back of a major label who would be willing to finance the production of a Venus Palermo record ... but for the price of my ARTISTIC FREEDOM. And what are you getting for it? If my lyrics are made into commercial, room-temperature-shit by the industry, then how will you know the REAL me? Would you ever be able to perceive my TRUE FEELINGS? NO. Exactly. That's why our ways HAD TO cross HERE. I want YOU guys to be my record label. No boss is needed. Together we are STRONGER. We can be INVINCIBLE. Let's create what the world has never seen before. 

Thank you for READING my letter, thank you for PLEDGING and let's REMEMBER what Juliet Marillier said in Son of the Shadows: Don't you long for something different to happen, something so exciting and new it carries you along with it like a great tide, something that lets your life blaze and burn so the whole world can see it?

Lots of kisses,

and THANK YOU

Venus

RETROSPECTIVE. Folk pop, a country ballad, a classical ballad, blues and jazz elements ... The nostalgic 10-track LP will contain my unpublished songs such as CHERRY MY BABY, HALO and DREAM MACHINE, also a German song about my Father, who I lost in tragic circumstances. You will be able to DOWNLOAD all songs including the bonus track, or get the RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM in a jewel case directly to your mailbox, together with the ART BOOKLET, which also contains the lyrics to the songs of RETROSPECTIVE. It is a very personal project, where I am giving all my HEART BLOOD into. The paintings, drawings and abstract artistic visualisations of this project are made by myself, as I was working on it the last 2 years in secret. 

Once the project is funded, a music video for the SINGLE will be produced. At the age of 13 I started creating videos for my YouTube channel VENUSANGELIC and look at this, by NOW my channel has reached 270,000 subscribers and 56,000,000 views. That's MASSIVE, so a massive THANK YOU to you guys. All I had was Windows Movie Maker and a $50 photo camera with a simple video function. Now imagine what a huge change could be made with the funding. Camera men and props will be hired, and I give you my best SHOW I can deliver!

This is the pin-up-style PHOTO BOOK we've been talking about. In collaboration with a bunch of fabulous photographers based here in London, I recreate the emotions of the 1920-50's in beautiful cheesecake pictures, bind them in a thick hardcover book and send it to you! Get your piece of CAKE ;)

I will create AS MANY music videos as I can, in the highest quality and in the most extravagant and artistic way possible. I will pour all my creativity in the plot, matching the lyric's story-telling. NEW rewards will be: DOWNLOADS of the videos, before anyone else can see them, POSTERS and other fun stuff. Of course I will keep blogging about the process and steps I am going through, so you'll have UPDATES often!

VENUS in 2003, already into VIDEO MAKING!
VENUS in 2003, already into VIDEO MAKING!

This is what we definitely need. Many of you FANGELICS ask me, how to look like me, how to dress, where to get accessories to become me on a budget. I should really put out a GUIDELINE, but it would be the easiest for everyone, if you could get offered the RIGHT STUFF nicely organised, affordable and ready TO WEAR. In addition to clothing for the ladies, there will be a few nice pieces for men, too. Rewards will be various items from the store, so that EVERYBODY can enjoy being part of this.

REWARDS: You become part of the Team by joining Venus, in any one of 19 different levels of giving. For each level you will receive a special gift package of appreciation from her. No matter if you are her fan since a long or short time, no matter how your finances look, there is a level for you to participate. Below are all 19 levels explained with previews of the gifts you'll receive:

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The challenge is definitely to deliver the BEST on BUDGET - but this is what VENUS is doing ever since she started her youtube channel with only 13 years. An other challenge is to realise the project in TIME. As everything is well PLANNED and ORGANISED, the songs are written, and so on, it is just about to START and DO the job, once the project is funded <3

FAQ

  • Venus is 16, so she is not allowed to have her own KICKSTARTER account. As it is stated in the rules: *Parents and teachers can launch projects in collaboration with children under 18 only if the adult registers for the Kickstarter and payments accounts and is in charge of running the project itself.

    On the other side, you allow Venus to grow and publish her songs in a professional quality. It is a pity and a waste of talent, to cook a nice recipe with food picked up from rubbish. We wanted to avoid putting out "quality" mixed up with police sirens from our street.

    And also, all investors will be rewarded, plus, Kickstarter has fees.
    Thank you for understanding this.

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    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE} You'll receive a download code for the first SINGLE and for the BONUS TRACK one weekend before official release, for the music VIDEO in HD and for the live release CONCERT! Delivery starts as soon the single is finished, most probably in March 2014!

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} You'll receive the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD BUNDLE and in addition the full RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM with the ART booklet containing also the lyrics. The 10-track album includes my new songs like: CHERRY MY BABY, HALO and DREAM MACHINE, also a German song about my Father. I'll send you the download code one weekend before official release! Everyone pledging £5 or over will also always get this package!

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    {FLAME DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} You'll receive the DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package PLUS the download of my cheesecake PHOTO BOOK with amazing, surprising pictures of me. This huge PDF file contains all the other promised stuff like lyrics, loads and loads of my ART and even MORE photos than there are printed in the released BOOK. Everyone pledging £10 or over will also always get this package!

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    {EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS} You'll receive the FLAME DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package PLUS you'll get online ACCESS to my personal, password protected BLOG during the project realisation, telling you about my studio work, shows, with many photos and even illustrations made by me. You will be close to me during the whole process of recording the album, doing photo shoots and a bunch of other exciting things we can go through together. You'll will follow me on this artistic journey behind the scenes! (Delivery in February starts for the Blog, download comes to you as I'm finishing the songs and videos!) Everyone pledging £15 or over will also always get this package!

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE CD PACKAGE} Not only you'll receive the whole FLAME DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package and get access to my personal BLOG, but you will also receive the RETROSPECTIVE CD in a jewel case and my ART booklet right in your mailbox! Thank-you card and shipping are included!

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE CD + VINYL PACKAGE} This is the package where you'll receive BOTH the CD and the VINYL set! You will receive the RETROSPECTIVE CD in a jewel case and my ART booklet PLUS 2 pieces of 180g heavyweight black 12" VINYL records, sent right to you in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, holding also my song lyrics and prints of my ART. PLUS the whole FLAME DIGITAL DOWNLOAD package and online access to my personal BLOG. Thank-you card and shipping are included!

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    {LIVE CONCERT 1TICKET LONDON PACKAGE} You'll receive the whole EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS package, PLUS you'll get ONE CONCERT TICKET for the LIVE RELEASE SHOW in LONDON. That's where you can see me performing the songs from my heart the FIRST TIME, so it is a very special EVENT. I hope to see you there! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {LIVE CONCERT 2TICKETS LONDON PACKAGE} You'll receive the whole EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS package, PLUS you'll get TWO CONCERT TICKETS for the LIVE RELEASE SHOW in LONDON. That's where you can see me performing the songs from my heart the FIRST TIME, so it is a very special EVENT. I hope to see you there! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE FUN PACKAGE} In addition to the LIVE CONCERT 2TICKETS LONDON PACKAGE you'll receive BOTH of the limited edition CD and VINYL sets! My album will be pressed on 2 pieces of 180g heavyweight black 12" VINYL records and sent right to you in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, also holding my song lyrics and prints of my ART. The RETROSPECTIVE CD will arrive to you in a jewel case including my ART booklet. PLUS you'll get 2 CONCERT TICKETS for the LIVE RELEASE SHOW in LONDON. That's where you can see me performing the songs from my heart the first time, so it is a very special EVENT. I hope to see you there! PLUS the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the full PDF including my photos. Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PHOTO BOOK PACKAGE} CHEESECAKE! You'll receive the hardcover Venus Angelic PHOTO BOOK 1 week before anyone else can see it! Yep! This is the pin-up-style PHOTO BOOK we've been talking about. In collaboration with a bunch of fabulous photographers based here in London, I recreate the emotions of the 1920-50's in beautiful cheesecake pictures, bind them in a thick hardcover book and send it to you! Get your piece of CAKE ;) This package includes the full backer-exclusive FUN PACKAGE! You'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, BOTH the CD and the VINYL sets. PLUS the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE SIGNATURE PACKAGE} Here by popular demand! You'll receive the full BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PHOTO BOOK PACKAGE, with the upgrade that the CD, ART booklet, VINYL and PIN UP BOOK arrive SIGNED by me, Venus, into your mailbox. PLUS you'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, and get the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PARTY PACKAGE} Not only you'll receive the whole BACKER-EXCLUSIVE SIGNATURE package, but you are also INVITED to the RELEASE TEA PARTY + LISTENING SESSION in LONDON. You can bring ONE PERSON EXTRA with you, e.g. a friend, a family member ... Let's make some photos, have a chat, a laugh and a great time together! Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO MESSAGE PACKAGE} Not only you'll receive the full BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PARTY package, but I also will create a personal VIDEO MESSAGE for you! I might play the ukulele, dance, sing a song for you, and keep it personal! Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE VENUS' HAND LIFE CAST PACKAGE} You'll receive the full backer-exclusive VIDEO MESSAGE package, (the GOODIES arrive SIGNED + you get 2 concert TICKETS for my release show in London and for the RELEASE PARTY) PLUS I will create a LIVE HAND CAST of my own hand which I will SIGN and send to you. Put this UNIQUE ARTWORK on your office table, in your bedroom, or living room ... it is maybe the most personal reward. That is a rare opportunity, when would you able to get this ever again? Thank-you card and shipping are included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {PRODUCER CREDIT} Congratulations, you helped to UNLOCK MY SOUL! You'll receive the whole backer-exclusive VIDEO MESSAGE package, PLUS you will get PRODUCER CREDIT on the RETROSPECTIVE album! You will be credited visibly with full name on the album booklet. CD, ART booklet, VINYL and PIN UP BOOK arrive SIGNED by me, Venus, into your mailbox. PLUS you'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, 2 tickets for the TEA PARTY, a personal VIDEO MESSAGE and get the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {THE BLUE DRESS PACKAGE} Not only you'll receive the whole BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PARTY package, but you also will be the OWNER of my light BLUE DRESS, which I'm wearing in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M46sQ_oboZc . CD, ART booklet, VINYL and PIN UP BOOK arrive SIGNED by me, Venus, into your mailbox. PLUS you'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, 2 tickets for the TEA PARTY and get the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {THE POLKA DOT DRESS PACKAGE} Not only you'll receive the whole BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PARTY package, but you will also be the OWNER of my POLKA DOT DRESS, which I'm wearing in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLSCXRnjMGk . CD, ART booklet, VINYL and PIN UP BOOK arrive SIGNED by me, Venus, into your mailbox. PLUS you'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, 2 tickets for the TEA PARTY and get the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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    {THE GIVING EXPERIENCE | NOTHING BUT THE <3 } Thanks for your support!

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    {THE RED SHOES} Not only you'll get the BACKER-EXCLUSIVE PARTY package, but you'll also be the OWNER of my RED SHOES, which I'm wearing in my music video VENUS DESU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9_0TXploTs I also took care of them very well. These shoes are leather, originally from a Japanese Brand called ALICE AND THE PIRATES. I bought them in 2010 in Tokyo and was wearing them since then quite a bit. It is a very personal item. CD, ART booklet, VINYL and PIN UP BOOK arrive SIGNED by me, Venus, into your mailbox. PLUS you'll receive 2 tickets for the release SHOW, 2 tickets for the TEA PARTY and get the EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ACCESS bundle including the PDF. Thank-you card and shipping included! (NOTE: This does not include travel or accommodations).

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