Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light

The music of Joni Mitchell.
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Laurie Antonioli
Music
Oakland
United States
1 Team Member

Songs of Shadows, Songs of Light

Laurie Antonioli Sings The Music of Joni Mitchell


I’m a jazz singer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past year, my band and I have created gorgeous new interpretations of the music of Joni Mitchell.

Our Joni sets have been so well received that we’ve performed the show at every major jazz venue in the Bay Area, and the most recent concert sold out two shows at the new SFJAZZ performing arts center. The best part is that we’ve had Joni fans in the audience who otherwise would have never gone to a jazz concert, and they loved the music, too. This was and is important to me — that people who love Joni will enjoy these interpretations and will hear Joni's intention in our version of her songs.

Now we’re ready to make an album so that we can share the music more broadly, and we need your help.

Although the total budget for the project is $57,000, we’re asking for $38,000 — that gets us through the recording, mixing, and mastering of the music and allows us to manufacture the CDs.

Later on, we’ll need $19,000 for marketing and promotion expenses. We’re keeping that as a stretch goal for now, but would obviously like to raise as much as possible to make our Spring 2014 release date.

We’ve got a lot of fun perks, and we’ll be adding new ones as the campaign goes on. Please give what you can, and please help us get the word out by telling all your friends! 

For more information about me, visit my website at laurieantonioli.com or my YouTube page at http://bit.ly/GHwjy2


The Musicians

Laurie Antonioli - vocalist, producer

Matt Clark - piano, co-producer

Sheldon Brown - bass clarinet; tenor and soprano sax; clarinet; and flute

Dave MacNab - guitar

John Shifflett - bass

Jason Lewis - drums

AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Paul McCandless - oboe, English horn, soprano sax

Theo Bleckmann - vocalist

And a very special surprise vocalist, to be announced at a later date


The Budget

RECORDING, MIXING, MASTERING

Recording (the studio, the recording engineer, paying the
musicians, 
editing, and miscellaneous expenses
such as hard drives, 
rehearsals, arrangements,
food and transportation, etc.)                                                                          

$21,000


Mixing and Mastering Engineers

10,000

Publishing costs (the rights to use the music)

2,500

Record/Mix/Master Subtotal..... $33,500

PACKAGING

Photographers, Fine Artist, Graphic Artist                                                           

$3,000


Production of CDs

  1,500

Packaging Subtotal..... $ 4,500

PROMOTION (stretch goal)

Public Relations Consultant                                                                            

$5,000

Advertising

 5,000

Postage

     1,000

Website Development

    3,000

Radio Promotion

    5,000

Promotion Subtotal..... $19,000

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TOTAL BUDGET = $57,000




 

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$14,483USD
raised by 120 people in 1 month
38% funded
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$38,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 11, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Little Green

    Every little bit helps. You will get a thank you on our Facebook and Twitter pages, a thank you from the bottom of my heart and from the souls of my feet to the top of my head, and you are part of the project. I'll also send you one digital download of a song — you'll have to wait and see which one it is!

    3 claimed

  • $25USD
    For the Roses

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll send you the CD: “Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell." You are the backbone of the fundraising effort, you are the ocean that makes it all possible. And you will get your CD the moment it's pressed and ready to go!

    54 claimed

  • $50USD
    This Flight Tonight

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter. CD “Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell,” and a digital download before the CD is released. This "preview" download is very special. You can't share it, or the big surprise will be ruined. Promise me?

    13 claimed

  • $100USD
    Night in the City

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter, a signed copy of “Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell,” a digital download before the CD is released, a signed copy of our “American Dreams” CD, and one invitation to the CD Release party in May 2014. Food will be involved at the party, as will music. They go together, don't you think?

    18 out of 100 claimed

  • $500USD
    A Free Man in Paris

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter. 2 signed copies of “Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light – The Music of Joni Mitchell,” a digital download before the CD is shipped, a signed copy of our “American Dreams” CD, and two invitations to the CD Release party in May 2014. The first 8 donors at this level will receive a frameable postcard of Joni Mitchell's artwork. These are so beautiful. Her artwork is as stunning as her music.

    1 out of 20 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Chelsea Morning

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter. 2 signed CDs, acknowledgment on the CD cover, a digital download before the CD is released, and two invitations to the CD Release party in May 2014. The first eight donors at this level can choose between "Girl's Like Us" (a biography of Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King) or Laurie Antonioli's first LP, "Soul Eyes," with George Cables on piano — it's unopened vinyl.

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  • $2,500USD
    A Case of You

    Thank you on Facebook and Twitter. acknowledgment on the CD cover, 4 signed CDs (great gifts!), a digital download before the CD is released, 1 signed “American Dreams” CD, and an invitation for 2 for the CD Release party in May 2014. Donors can also choose to have a one-hour Skype vocal lesson, a conversation about the music business or any other topic (within reason), OR take one of the "analog" specials: the “Soul Eyes" LP or the book “Girls Like Us.”

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  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producers

    You are now part of the family but don't have to remember anyone's birthday! You can attend 1 day of the recording session at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. You'll receive 4 signed copies of the CD, and in addition to all the other musical gifts mentioned above, you'll get an invitation for 4 to the CD Release party in May 2014. And once the recording is released, you will get 2 tickets to any Antonioli performance, in any city, for one year.

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  • $10,000USD
    Executive Producers

    Now you are REALLY part of the family, but you don't have to attend any holiday dinners! You can attend any or all days of the 3-day recording session at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA. You'll receive all the perks mentioned above, as well as an invitation for 4 to the CD Release party in May 2014. And once the recording is released, you will get 2 tickets to any Antonioli performance, in any city, for one year.

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