What is the “Double Album Project”?
The Double Album Project is the debut release of my two music lives: one as a children's music performer, and another as a grown-up music siren.
My music explores identity, love, family, and encourages individuality within a larger community through growth and development. I strive to bring people together, break age barriers, and inspire generations.
Why two? Why now?
A) Balance. I need both halves of my music to make me whole.
B) One of my songs has just been selected by Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health to appear on a cross-genre kids album, Songs for a Healthier America promoting nutrition and exercise in youth across the nation. I'll be joining the ranks of Doug E. Fresh, Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, and Matisyahu who have also contributed tracks to the cause.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity! Now is the crucial time to produce an industry-standard product and get my music out there!
Album 1, Mil’s Trills, is a live performance series featuring original, quirky and highly interactive tunes for families with young children ages 0-7. With a rotating cast of musicians, we discover a world of instruments while encouraging parental engagement in early childhood music education.
Album 2, Amelia & d’Family Business, is my solo project for “grown-ups,” featuring songs that pack a bit more of a punch. I combine cabaret, hip-hop, funk & reggae into an album that reflects another side of me; an album with themes that are more mature than what I can put into my work for kids.
What you get
My music only works if you're a part of it!
The COMMUNITY plays such a large role in my work, so I wanted to use this chance to bring people together through music AND art, too. As a contributor you'll not only get first dibs on my albums, but you'll be given the tools to share your creative self through through the making of a community quilt.
When you contribute to this campaign you'll be given the tools to design your very own square of fabric based on "what music means to you". Send it back to us, and we'll combine it with others, include it in our album art and bring it on tour with us. This quilt will be our visual pledge to make music and inspire generations!
(My mum, a quilt artist, played a large role in encouraging my creative endeavors. This new quilt is an ode to a quilt she made me at the age of 7 for my first piano recital)
The cost of making two albums at once
- 27 songs
- Hours & hours of studio time, recording + mixing (approx 20 days remain)
- Studio: $200 / day (a great deal!)
- Musicians: $250-1K / day
- Producer: $500 / day
- Mastering costs: $1,500 (a steal, normally this is $150/song)
- Album Design: $175
- Distribution Costs: $3K
- Promotion / Website: Let's get the album done, first!
- Producer, Rocky Gallo (John Legend, Norah Jones)
- Grammy Award winner, Dean Jones, sprinkling on his magic touch
- 10+ of the best musicians in NYC
- Friendly studio owners
This is a collaborative effort and we need eachother now more than ever! Your participation can help us all leave a legacy and a lasting impact in the arts. Together, we can build safe and supportive places for our families and ourselves to share music with the ones we love.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about my music and my double album project. I’m incredibly grateful for your (tax deductible!) contributions and can’t wait to share this journey with you!
With warmest wishes,
Other ways you can help
Can't Give? Tell! igg.me/at/ameliarobinson
Donate your time / supplies:
- We’ve got a lot of fabric to prepare & send out, so if you have extra stamps, envelopes, extra fabric, or time to help us put the rewards together, we sure would appreciate it!
- Do you play an instrument? Come & join our band in impromptu promo shows around town!
Amelia Robinson is a Suzuki trained pianist, vocalist (and more recently e-ukulele-ist) who has performed at Lincoln Center, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Brooklyn Public Library, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Rockwood Music Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at Carnegie Hall alongside Marvin Hamlisch. She has also appeared live on BBC Radio 1. As a composer, Amelia has worked with award winning British composer, Michael Nyman, the London Symphony Orchestra, and premiered her interactive multi-media orchestral piece for massed bicycle bells, The Cycle Symphony, at London’s East End Film Festival in 2011.
Her work has been recommended by New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out NY & London (Critic’s Choice), Brooklyn Parent Magazine, and AOL’s Patch.
Special Thanks to: Family, Friends, Neighbors (Squad 1 Firefighters, Flash Mob-sters), Karla Chee-a-tow, Mona Lipson, Helen Murphy, Lizzy Doe, Dan Lohaus, Keith Rigling, Gethin Aldous, Megan McCormick, Rob King, Adrienne Almeida, Rafi Pope, Maria & Mitch, Jess Cohen, Anthony Matt, Tessa Morgan, Abby Levin, Megan Piontkowski, Jen Chu, Lorenzo Wolff, Justin Hofmann, Jesse Neuman, Rocky Gallo, Dylan Suher, Mil’s Trill-ers & all my fans!