Amelia's Double Album Project: Everyone Together Now!

Inspiring generations through music & art.
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Amelia Robinson
Music
Brooklyn, New York
United States
5 Team Members
Mil's Trills is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Mil's Trills must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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!   

 

The albums

Mil's Trills Logo

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.

 

Amelia Headshot

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!

Suzuki QuiltThe 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

TWO ALBUMS:

  • 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!

OUR TEAM:

  • 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
  • YOU!

 

 

Thank You!

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,

Amelia 

Lincoln Center

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!

 

About Amelia


Mini MilAmelia 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!

 

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  • $15USD
    the "Zygote" perk

    SONG CLIP & RINGTONE! 1) "Mother May I?" SNEAK PEAK (from Michelle Obama's forthcoming album project, Songs for a Healthier America - ahealthieramerica.org/songs) 2) Wurlitzer Ringtone - composed & recorded by Amelia while tracking drums & bass at Thump Studios on June 20, 2013. Hear this clip in the song, "Word Association" on Amelia's forthcoming grown-up album.

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  • $25USD
    the "Newborn" perk

    Digital Download one of the finished albums! Choose which one you want: “Mil's Trills” or “Amelia and d'Family Business.” The album should be ready by January of 2014. Plus, all contributors will get a fabric swatch and a design packet! (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $40USD
    the "Infant" perk

    Digital download of BOTH albums (kids and grown-up!) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet. The album should be ready by January of 2014. (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

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  • $75USD
    the "Toddler" perk

    Your name (or family name) hand-embroidered on the Quilt (i.e. Amelia Robinson OR The Robinsons) + A download of both albums (should be ready by January of 2014) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $130USD
    SPECIAL "Founding Funder" Perk

    A fabric making class and concert for you (+ child if you have one) at Hiho Batik in Brooklyn. If you sign-up prior to June 14, your fabric will be featured in the center of the quilt! + A download of both albums (should be ready by January of 2014) + Your name included on our promotional material as a major part of our team! (amount over $65 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $150USD
    the "Kid" perk

    2 VIP Tickets to our Album Release Party on Jan 26, 2014: Meet the Musicians, Perform on Stage in our Band, Backstage Access and Reserved Front-Row Seating. + A download of both albums (should be ready by January of 2014) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet *VIP includes 2 adults OR 1 adult + 1 child. Applies to January performance date only. Travel/Accommodation not included. Recipients will be contacted with further details. (amount over $45 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $300USD
    the "Tween" perk

    Private Ukulele Lesson (1 hr) + 6 album downloads (can be split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet *Outside NY Metro area? Contact us to make Skype arrangements. (amount over $145 is tax-deductible)

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  • $500USD
    the "Teen / Adolescent" perk

    Group Lesson / Workshop (up to 5 people) OR Private Show OR Sponsor a Show at a Hospital / School / Senior Citizens Center + Your name / business on our promo materials + 10 album downloads (split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet If outside NYC Metro Area, contact us regarding details. (amount over $305 is tax-deductible)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    the "Young Adult" perk

    Visit the Recording Studio while we're in session + have a relaxed lunch with Amelia and the musicians + Your name on promo materials + 10 album downloads (split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet Travel/Accommodation not included. If outside NYC Metro Area contact us regarding details. (amount over $105 is tax-deductible)

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  • $1,500USD
    the "Grown-up" perk

    BE on the ACTUAL album! Play percussion, sing, or holla! + Name on promo materials and album art + 10 album downloads (can be split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet Travel/Accomodation not included. If outside NYC Metro Area contact us regarding details. (amount over $105 is tax-deductible)

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  • $3,000USD
    the "Senior" perk

    Production Credit on BOTH albums + BE on the ACTUAL album + Name Embroidered on Quilt + Name on promo materials and album + 10 album downloads (split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet Travel/Accomodation not included. If outside NYC Metro Area contact us regarding details. (amount over $115 is tax-deductible)

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  • $20,000USD
    the "Whole Shebang!" perk

    U R AWESOME! Executive Producer Credit on both albums + Collaborate with Amelia on a song! + BE on the ACTUAL album + Relaxed Lunch w/ Artists + Private Performance OR Uke Lesson + Name Embroidered on Quilt + 4 VIP Tix to Album Release on Jan 26, 2014 + 10 album downloads (can be split between Mil's Trills and d'Family Business) + Fabric Swatch / Design Packet Travel/Accomodation not included. If outside NYC Metro Area contact us regarding details. (amount over $1,415 is tax-deductible)

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