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RESET - The New Album from RES
Help make my new album RESET a reality with me. No middleman. Straight from me to you.
Shareese Ballard
Los Angeles, United States
$39,835 USD total funds raised
108% funded on April 16, 2016

——— Thank You All So Much For Your Support ———

 

 

——— New Perks Added 03/24 ———

Good news!!! I have added a couple new perks to the campaign and have reduced the price for a few others. I am committed to doing everything that I can to ensure the success of this campaign. So if you have been holding off because you haven't found a perk that is the right fit for you or there is one you have been eyeing but the price was a bit too high for your pockets.....this is the perfect time to check out these updates!!!
 
If you have already claimed a perk and now want to make a change check out these two links for more info on how to do that:
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I didn't dream about being a singer. I just was a singer. — RES

 

 
Have you ever aspired for something that you refuse to let die? Something that is such a part of who you are that you know you can't breath without it. Something that frustrates you because ever two steps forward feels like you are taking one step back? I can relate. That is how I have often felt about my career as a singer.
 
 
It has been a long, winding road of hills and valleys leading to my next album — RESET. Thankfully, it is currently about 80% completed and with Indiegogo, I now have a straight path forward that will allow me to unapologetically take my career in my own hands and get the remaining 20% done. No label. No middle man. Just YOU and me, finishing this album TOGETHER!
 
 
At first, the title for this album was a play on my name but then as time went on it became an overall theme for my life and society, I live in. This time around I am and have had to RESET my mindset. I am approaching everything from an indie artist point of view and am learning how to deal with being treated as such.
 
Going this route to fund my album is by no means an easy feat but I am fortunate enough to have models in other artists like De La Soul, Lalah Hathaway, Alice Smith, etc who have successfully engaged their fans and brought their projects to fruition by collaborating directly. I know I can do the same with your help.
 
As I continue to grow as an artist my desire is for you to grow with me. I'm at a different stage in my life and would love for you all to experience it with me. This is only the beginning. The success of this campaign will be the catalyst for more to come. 
 

 

If we're able to raise $35,000...

 

... I'll be able to cover the remaining production costs for RESET and release it to you guys — my fans — DIRECTLY! Even the smallest contribution helps get us closer to making the release a reality.  Any funds raised above the goal will be used towards marketing and touring for the album. Here's how the remaining finances break down:

Recording Costs: $30,000 

 

  • Studio rental
  • Musician fees
  • Producer fees
  • Sound engineer
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Visual packaging

 

Extra Costs: $5,000

 

  • Payment processing fees (~3% of total)
  • IndieGoGo's platform fees (5% of total)
  • Perk production costs
  • Campaign administrative costs

 

 

 

What You Can Get By Supporting The Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Other Ways You Can Help

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    Risks & Challenges

     
    If for any reason the creation of this album is delayed by unforseen obstacles or emergencies, we promise to keep you in the loop, be honest, and to deliver the promised creations and rewards as quickly as possible and to the best of our abilities.
     

    About RES

    RES is a powerful soul rock singer whose single, "They Say Vision", was a Top 40 hit with the remix going to number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles from her debut album, How I Do, include Golden Boys and Ice King both which received radio play and struck a chord with music lovers from all walks of life. Her travels around the world as a solo artist, along with her participation in the super group, Idle Warship with Talib Kweli, have solidified her as a creative force to be reckoned with.

    RES’ follow up entitled Black Girls Rock was released completely independent and showcases RES as an artist finding her own voice. RES’ latest EP, ReFried Mac, is a dedication to Fleetwood Mac's vocalist Stevie Nicks. RES respectfully transforms five of her favorite Fleetwood Mac songs into her own.

    Res is presently finishing up a new album of original songs entitled, RESET, to be released in 2016.

    Perks
    $45
    USD
    + Shipping
    Keep it old school (SIGNED)
    Some of us still prefer the full deal, a real CD with artwork to gaze at and credits to read. You will receive a SIGNED physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    49 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $20
    USD
    A peek into my process
    A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    57 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $30
    USD
    + Shipping
    Keep it old school (UNSIGNED)
    Some of us still prefer the full deal, a real CD with artwork to gaze at and credits to read. You will receive an UNSIGNED limited edition physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive Indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    15 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $45
    USD
    Bare (Unreleased Acoustic EP)
    A digital download of an unreleased acoustic EP with new and classic RES songs + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    11 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $45
    USD
    + Shipping
    Step up your tee game
    A limited edition RESET t-shirt + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    26 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    You pick
    A digital download of BARE (unreleased acoustic EP) & 1 other $45 price level reward of your choice + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    15 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    For the love of vinyl
    An exclusive autographed vinyl of REFRIED MAC or RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    19 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    Sharing is caring
    You will receive not one but 2 SIGNED limited edition CDs of RESET (one for you and one for a friend) + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    4 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    + Shipping
    It was written
    An autographed handwritten lyric sheet of a RES song of your choice + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    12 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    + Shipping
    A very special thank you
    An autographed CD of RESET plus your name in the thank you section of the liner notes + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    17 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    Get in the mix
    Choose three acapellas from select songs from How I Do and REFRIED MAC to use to create whatever remix you like. I will provide email feedback and post select mixes to my soundcloud page with all your info/credit to help promote it. + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    2 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    I got you covered
    I will cover a song that you choose and post to my youtube page. (Note: I will have the right to ask for alternate song choices if needed) + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    12 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $150
    USD
    Ask RES anything
    I will chat with you on skype for 30 minutes about anything. Talk about the album, chop it up about life or ask that one question you've always wanted answered + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    2 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $500
    USD
    Let's go outside
    Enjoy a beautiful hike with me at Runyon Canyon or a beach bike ride at Venice Beach. We will hang for at least an hour. + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    3 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $1000
    USD
    + Shipping
    For the songbird
    I will provide guest vocals for your song and provide feedback if requested. (Note: I have the right to approve/disapprove the subject matter. The final mix also has to be approved before release.) + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    1 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $1500
    USD
    + Shipping
    Spin selecta
    I will come and DJ your private party (US only) for up to 2hrs + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    0 claimed
    Ships to: United States
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $2000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Home is where it's at I
    A solo live performance (US only) by me at your home for you and your friends. I will be accompanied by a DJ or acoustic guitar (at my discretion). We will create the set list together to ensure you get the most personalized concert experience. + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    3 out of 5 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $5000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Home is where it's at II
    You will receive a live performance (US only) by RES and her 3-piece acoustic band at your home for you and your friends. We will create the set list together to ensure you get the most personalized concert experience. + A signed physical CD of RESET / A digital download of RESET + A signed RESET t-shirt + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    0 out of 5 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $10000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Be the exec
    Not only will you appear in the album liner notes and on the back of the CD as executive producer you will collaborate with me to figure out the song order for RESET + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + A signed RESET t-shirt + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    1 out of 2 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    Perks
    $45
    USD
    + Shipping
    Keep it old school (SIGNED)
    Some of us still prefer the full deal, a real CD with artwork to gaze at and credits to read. You will receive a SIGNED physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    49 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $20
    USD
    A peek into my process
    A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    57 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $30
    USD
    + Shipping
    Keep it old school (UNSIGNED)
    Some of us still prefer the full deal, a real CD with artwork to gaze at and credits to read. You will receive an UNSIGNED limited edition physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive Indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    15 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $45
    USD
    Bare (Unreleased Acoustic EP)
    A digital download of an unreleased acoustic EP with new and classic RES songs + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    11 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $45
    USD
    + Shipping
    Step up your tee game
    A limited edition RESET t-shirt + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    26 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    You pick
    A digital download of BARE (unreleased acoustic EP) & 1 other $45 price level reward of your choice + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    15 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    For the love of vinyl
    An exclusive autographed vinyl of REFRIED MAC or RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    19 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $75
    USD
    + Shipping
    Sharing is caring
    You will receive not one but 2 SIGNED limited edition CDs of RESET (one for you and one for a friend) + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    4 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    + Shipping
    It was written
    An autographed handwritten lyric sheet of a RES song of your choice + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    12 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    + Shipping
    A very special thank you
    An autographed CD of RESET plus your name in the thank you section of the liner notes + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    17 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    Get in the mix
    Choose three acapellas from select songs from How I Do and REFRIED MAC to use to create whatever remix you like. I will provide email feedback and post select mixes to my soundcloud page with all your info/credit to help promote it. + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    2 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $100
    USD
    I got you covered
    I will cover a song that you choose and post to my youtube page. (Note: I will have the right to ask for alternate song choices if needed) + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    12 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $150
    USD
    Ask RES anything
    I will chat with you on skype for 30 minutes about anything. Talk about the album, chop it up about life or ask that one question you've always wanted answered + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    2 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $500
    USD
    Let's go outside
    Enjoy a beautiful hike with me at Runyon Canyon or a beach bike ride at Venice Beach. We will hang for at least an hour. + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    3 claimed
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $1000
    USD
    + Shipping
    For the songbird
    I will provide guest vocals for your song and provide feedback if requested. (Note: I have the right to approve/disapprove the subject matter. The final mix also has to be approved before release.) + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    1 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $1500
    USD
    + Shipping
    Spin selecta
    I will come and DJ your private party (US only) for up to 2hrs + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    0 claimed
    Ships to: United States
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $2000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Home is where it's at I
    A solo live performance (US only) by me at your home for you and your friends. I will be accompanied by a DJ or acoustic guitar (at my discretion). We will create the set list together to ensure you get the most personalized concert experience. + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    3 out of 5 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $5000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Home is where it's at II
    You will receive a live performance (US only) by RES and her 3-piece acoustic band at your home for you and your friends. We will create the set list together to ensure you get the most personalized concert experience. + A signed physical CD of RESET / A digital download of RESET + A signed RESET t-shirt + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    0 out of 5 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
    Get this perk
    $10000
    USD
    + Shipping
    Be the exec
    Not only will you appear in the album liner notes and on the back of the CD as executive producer you will collaborate with me to figure out the song order for RESET + A signed physical CD of RESET + A digital download of RESET + A signed RESET t-shirt + 1 exclusive indiegogo demo recording of a song that was recorded/written on my laptop one morning in bed for RESET + A tweet or facebook shoutout thanking you for your support.
    1 out of 2 claimed
    Ships Worldwide
    Estimated September 2016
    Estimated September 2016
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