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Hello there! I’m doing a PledgeMusic Campaign to finish up my new album and to get the word out. I’ve been writing songs, recruiting incredible studio musicians, producing, recording all over the country as well as in my home studio, and this is the final push: pledges will help with the mixing, mastering, and pressing of the CD. I’ll be offering an inside look into the process of making this record and lots of exclusive items that are available in exchange for a pledge (see below!). Pledges will only be processed if 100% or more of the goal is met within 30 days.
What is PledgeMusic?
It’s kind of like Kickstarter, but made for musicians and the community, with a portion of the final donation amount going to a non-profit. I have selected an organization I have worked with in the past, Girls Rock Camp, whose mission is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music. Additionally, with PledgeMusic, pledgers can mix and match gifts for themselves and/or friends and family as items are a la carte. Pledgers will be the very first to receive the new album, hot off the presses.
I want to pledge! Do I have to pay in US dollars?
NO – pledge in any currency you like! As this is a US-based website, everything is written in dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.
What if you exceed 100%?
This goal is the bare minimum for costs and I definitely have stretch goals…anything over 100% will go towards helping with the CD release tour, promotion of the record,and printing/shipping expenses -- plus more to Girls Rock Camp!
I don’t have much money, can I still pledge?
The power of the crowd is amazing and any pledges (or good vibrations) are greatly appreciated.
I was recently interviewed by Julia Burke of Isthmus Weekly (Madison, WI) and her article does a great job of describing what I’ve been up to:
Leaving the blues behind: Anna Laube’s Catchy Folk-Pop Is Designed to Lift Spirits by Julia Burke for Isthmus, Madison, WI.
“It’s the biggest project I’ve ever worked on, including my college thesis, and probably college in general,” says singer-songwriter Anna Laube. She’s referring to her yet-to-be-titled third album, which she hopes to release within the next few months. She has been working on the record for more than three years.
If Laube’s new song “Oh My! (Oh Me Oh Me Oh My)” is any indication, the record will be filled with the heartfelt Americana and catchy folk-pop of her previous work. The project also meant collaborating with local artists Anna Vogelzang, Nick Moran and Scott Lamps, as well as Nashville producer Skylar Wilson, accordionist Phil Parlapiano and Jason Quever of Papercuts, an indie band signed to Sub Pop.
A multi-instrumentalist who grew up in Madison, Laube found some of these collaborators by touring throughout the Midwest, the West Coast and Europe. Locally, she has raised her profile by making it to the finals of the Madison Area Music Awards and 105.5 Triple M’s Project M songwriting competition.
Songwriting in particular is a source of pride, she says.
“I recently realized I love the moments when a song is being born. That is my favorite part of this career as an indie musician.”
Laube says she’s been working on writing songs that reinforce positive messages, both for her listeners and herself.
“A lot of my songs in the past have been heartbreak or yearning songs,” she says. “Seeing as I sing the lines over and over in performances, I thought it would be good to compose some new songs with words that remind me of love and gratitude and joy instead of some boy du jour.”
This includes gratitude for other artists’ work. The John Mayer lyric “I gotta believe there’s another color waiting on me” inspired “Green,” a song on Laube’s new album. She says the line is a reference to “moving away from having the blues." And move away she does with lyrics like “My tongue’s been in my pocket/My heart’s been at my feet/But music is where they always meet/Music is where we always meet.”
Digital download of album + exclusive updates!
Cover drawing by Emma Laube (this is a close approximation of what it will look like printed).
Will be delivered to all pledgers by March 20, 2015, if not earlier.
Hand-designed, professionally screen-printed American Apparel t-shirt with guitar/violin image and “Music is where we always meet” quote (from the song “Green” on the new album). Mens’/unisex in silver/mint and womens’/fitted in green/white. Please specify size and style + exclusive updates!
Hand-designed, professionally screen-printed Alternative Apparel sweatshirt with guitar/violin image and “Music is where we always meet” quote (from the song “Green” on the new album). Please specify size and style (mens’/unisex or womens’) + exclusive updates!
Signed physical CD!
Cover drawing by Emma Laube (this is a close approximation of what it will look like printed) + exclusive updates!
Will be delivered to all pledgers by March 20, 2015, if not earlier.
Hand-designed, professionally screen-printed onesie or kids t-shirt with guitar/violin image and “Music is where we always meet” quote (from the song “Green” on the new album). Please specify size. Sizes 0-12 months colors vary; 12months – 6 years color is green grass + exclusive updates!
All Pledgers Will Also Receive:
A compilation of songs by some of my favorite songwriter sibs. Extra-special thanks to them for contributing these songs for this exclusive compilation. Including Whitney Mann, Corey Hart, Jason Horowitz, Daniel and the Lion, Sofia Talvik, Beth Kille, Brian Daly, Mark Whitcomb, Emaline Delapaix, Josh Harty, Katie Dahl, Anna Vogelzang, Scott Barkan, Ida Jo, and Emily White. Songs will be delivered as a high-resolution .wav download + as part of the exclusive updates!
Perfect for songwriters, artists, and writers, or people who use paper and pencil for any purpose. Two “Music is Where We Always Meet” hand-stamped recycled composition notebooks (these are great and I use them for my songwriting), two custom “Music Is Where We Always Meet” gold embossed pencils, two double-sided guitar picks, and an organic cloth screen-printed Eco Bag (perfect for these items or even produce at the grocery store instead of plastic bags) + exclusive updates!
Handwritten, personalized, and beautifully framed lyrics just for you! You choose the song you’d like + exclusive updates!
A handwritten postcard and update every month for a year + exclusive updates!
Your name will be included in avery special “Thank You” Section of the liner notes. Plus you’ll receive a signed CD so you can enjoy seeing your name in there!
I’ll call you (or a friend/family member) on your next birthday and sing, “Happy Birthday!” + exclusive updates!
Hand-printed linoleum cut print of “Sweet Boy From Minnesota” single cover by by Chicago artist, Katie Moncton + exclusive updates!
Pick a cover -- your favorite song, perhaps? -- and I’ll make a video of me performing the song (and dedicate it to you!!) and upload it to Youtube for all the world to see (and send you the audio) + exclusive updates!
Every month for a year I’ll send you one of my favorite all time albums (CD or digital, as you wish) and a note about what the record means to me. As mentioned above, this is my favorite exclusive. I LOVE sharing music with people. Love, love, love it + exclusive updates!
Your Own Song! Anna will write you a personalized song. You can choose the mood and theme of the song. You’ll get a high quality recording of the song on CD or .wav, your choice. This could be an great gift for someone special in your life! + exclusive updates!
If you were a federal agency, you’d be the National Endowment for the Arts. You were likely royalty in a past life, entertained by traveling minstrels and court jesters, having your portraits painted by the best of the best. Relive those times in 2014 by being a Patron of the Arts + your name in the liner notes + exclusive updates!
All of the above (except lino print) and I’ll fly to your town and we’ll have house show/party for you. Outside US please contact me first + exclusive updates!
(Does not include Your Name In The Liner Notes or Executive Producer Credit)