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Georgia Music Issue

The Oxford American is going to Georgia. Join us!

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The Oxford American magazine is best known for its annual music issue, which includes a gorgeously produced CD of songs selected by our editors. This year, we’re honoring the great state of Georgia and its diverse contributions to the American songbook. In 2015, we’re especially grateful for our partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development for their assistance with the project.

The Peach State has an astonishing musical legacy. To give but a few examples: Georgia is the home state of the Father of Gospel (Thomas A. Dorsey), the Mother of the Blues (Ma Rainey), the Godfather of Soul (James Brown), the Kings of Southern Rap (OutKast), and “the only true genius in show business” (Ray Charles). Not to mention Dave Prater, Blind Willie McTell, The Allman Brothers Band, Gram Parsons, and contemporary greats like Killer Mike, Janelle Monáe, and Deerhunter. The issue will be packed with the timeless music writing that Oxford American readers have come to expect and will be packaged with a compilation CD of excellent Georgia tunes.

Compiling the OA’s annual music issue is a labor of love, but the costs of licensing, producing, and manufacturing a compact disc—on top of the already considerable costs of publishing our beautifully designed print edition—are substantial. Circulation and advertising alone do not cover all the expenses associated with bringing this much-loved issue to our subscribers and music issue fans.

Pre-order your copy of our Georgia Music Issue on PledgeMusic, and enjoy lots of great exclusives: a limited edition poster, a limited edition t-shirt, our limited edition vinyl “Texas Love Letter,” a bundle of rare music issues, discounts to our online store—and much more.

All proceeds will support the creation of the Georgia Music Issue & CD, created by the Oxford American magazine (a non-profit organization).

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Thank You Listing

Thank You Listing
$5
5.00
Available

Support the Georgia Music Issue with $5 and we’ll list your name on our website as a pledger.

Thank You Postcard

Thank You Postcard
$10
10.00
Available

Receive a limited edition Oxford American thank you postcard! We’ll also list you on our website as a contributor.

Oxford American Georgia Music Issue & CD

Oxford American Georgia Music Issue & CD
$20
20.00
Available

Receive a print copy of the Georgia Music Issue and CD. We’ll also list your name on our website as a contributor.

One Year Subscription

One Year Subscription
$25
25.00
Available

Receive a one-year subscription to the quarterly print edition of the Oxford American magazine, beginning with the Georgia Music Issue and CD. You will also be listed as a contributor on our website.

Exclusive Georgia Music Poster

Exclusive Georgia Music Poster
$35
35.00
Available

Receive a limited edition 11×17 inch poster commemorating the Georgia Music Issue, designed by Oxford American Art Director Tom Martin. You will also be listed as a contributor on our website.

Exclusive Georgia Music T-Shirt

Exclusive Georgia Music T-Shirt
$39
39.00
Available

Receive a (sweet!) limited edition Georgia Music t-shirt designed by Oxford American Art Director Tom Martin. You will also be listed as a contributor on our website.

Oxford American Society Membership

Oxford American Society Membership
$100
100.00
Available

Gain membership into the Oxford American Society, which includes four quarterly print editions of the Oxford American magazine, your name listed as a contributor on our website and in the magazine, one gift subscription to the Oxford American magazine, and a 10% discount coupon to use in the Oxford American “OA Goods” online store.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

Oxford American Society + Georgia Merch Bundle

Oxford American Society + Georgia Merch Bundle
$192
192.00
Available

Receive a limited edition Georgia Music t-shirt and a limited edition 11×17 inch Georgia Music poster, as well as membership into the Oxford American Society. Your membership will include a one-year subscription to the quarterly print edition of the Oxford American magazine.

You’ll also receive acknowledgment as a contributor in the magazine and online, a gift subscription to the Oxford American, and a 10% discount in the OA’s online store.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

Limited Edition Vinyl

Limited Edition Vinyl
$230
230.00
299 left

We know we’re celebrating the music of Georgia in 2015, but for you PledgeMusic super-fans, we’re offering our limited edition vinyl LP from last year at a discount—exclusively for you!

The LP contains Townes Van Zandt’s unreleased final demo, among many other rare and one-of-a-kind tracks. The LP is only available as a gift to new members of the Oxford American Society, or in appreciation for your contribution to this campaign. Your name will be listed as a contributor in the magazine and on our website.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

Side A

1. “House of Blue Lights" by Ella Mae Morse

2. “Dirty Work At The Crossroads” by Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

3. “Grand Candy Young Sweet” by Fever Tree

4. “Me And My Destiny” by Doug Sahm

5. “Corazon Viajero” by Tish Hinojosa

6. “Harm’s Swift Way” (Demo) by Townes Van Zandt

Side B

1. “Amarillo Highway” by Terry Allen

2. “Let Her Dance” by Bobby Fuller Four

3. “The Messenger” by Ray Wylie Hubbard

4. “Satin Sheets” by Willis Alan Ramsey

5. “Gospel” by Charlie Sexton

Exclusive Music Lover's Pack: Five Music Issues

Exclusive Music Lover's Pack: Five Music Issues
$515
515.00
3 left

Receive a collection of five OA Southern Music Issues. These five Music Issues and CD compilations feature the music of Arkansas (2009), Alabama (2010), Mississippi (2011), Louisiana (2012), and Tennessee (2013).

The Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee Music Issues are in extremely limited supply and are only available as part of this bundle

You name will be listed on our website and in the magazine as a contributor.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

Rare Music Issues + Sub. + Poster, T-Shirt + Postcard

Rare Music Issues + Sub. + Poster, T-Shirt + Postcard
$575
575.00
3 left

Receive a collection of five OA Southern Music Issues. These five Music Issues and CD compilations feature the music of Arkansas (2009), Alabama (2010), Mississippi (2011), Louisiana (2012), and Tennessee (2013).

The Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee Music Issues are in extremely limited supply and are only available as part of this bundle

Your pledge also includes a one-year subscription to the quarterly print edition of the Oxford American magazine, beginning with the Georgia Music Issue and CD. You’ll receive a limited edition 11×17 inch Georgia Music Issue, and Georgia Music t-shirt. Your name will be listed in the magazine and on our website as a contributor.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

1 Hour Phone Critique

1 Hour Phone Critique
$1,500
1500.00
2 left

Receive a one-hour personal on-phone critique of your writing by an Oxford American editor. Your name will be listed as a campaign contributor online and in the magazine.

*(Available in the United States only)

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

VIP Package - The Whole Hog

VIP Package - The Whole Hog
$1,750
1750.00
2 left

In addition to a one-hour personal on-phone critique of your writing by an Oxford American editor, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to the quarterly print edition of the Oxford American magazine, beginning with the Georgia Music Issue and CD. (Available in the United States only)

You’ll also receive membership to the Oxford American Society and a 15% coupon to the “OA Goods” online store. Your name will be listed as a campaign contributor online and in the magazine.

To be listed in the print edition, you must contribute before our print deadline of October 22

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