Firstly, Shoutout to these cool new fans who danced and sang with me last night! Shoutout to new pledgers @nascarrealfast @zuko_manero for pledging to help make my album happen yesterday! It really means a lot when people support the #music and go out of their way to help me grow! ❤️ To contribute to my first album follow the link in my Insta bio! Thank you! 😊🙏🏽🎵
Back to that Q+A from yesterday’s post: Why withhold music that could help people heal? Or at least help us survive a zombie apocalypse. Just kidding... But let me go get my hatchet out of the shed just in case.
TWO. @pledgemusic is a platform that makes it possible to not only make the album happen, but pledgers get the chance to learn more about the artist and actually assist in the birth of the album. You guys are like the nurse in the delivery room. With streaming services taking over CD and download sales, artists currently make little to nothing from these places, and as long as our services are in demand we must keep giving you music. Think about it. @ladygaga and @johnmayer wouldn't exist if you didn't support their music. Their labels and management team would have dropped them years ago if they lacked support. Picture your favorite shows and movies without music. No music at parties, at work, nothing to dance to, and the radio? Forget about it. The world would be grey. With PledgeMusic, we artists have figured out how to keep bringing you music and for you to keep having an enjoyable experience. The difference is, YOU get to be more connected to the creative process. Your contribution acts as placeholder for receiving new music. EVERY pledge will get the album only if the goal reaches 100%. We have just rearranged the order of exchange in terms of money and goods in such a way that enables the artist to create stuff and then give it to the people that have already paid for it. AND the album really is yours because you made it happen! @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter @unistudios #citywalkla#california#streetperformer#mydailylight
#linkinbio Can I guess what you're thinking? I want to take a moment to give a special shoutout to my grandparents! They pledged to my project this past weekend. It's actually a huge deal because they used to have a lot of doubt. They feared that I would not survive in Los Angeles, let alone as an artist. My work ethic and my commitment to music proved them that they could trust I would be just fine.
So why ask friends, family, and fans to pledge? Here's a little history for you. Back in in the early 2000's and prior, labels used to sign artists like myself and give me an advance to go make an album that may or may not top the charts. The artist then would owe back the money regardless of its success, so either the artist would break even at best, or be in a mountain of debt until they put out an album that would succeed the costs. Now, when many labels sign artists, they follow a similar plan, but they tend to better help artists if they have more clout. How do you get clout? By building a following and releasing good music.
The album will be released only if the goal reaches 100%. We have just rearranged the order of exchange in terms of money and goods in such a way that enables the artist to create stuff and then give it to the people that have already paid for it. AND the album really is yours because you helped make it happen.
But you might ask, so why don't you just save up the 10-15K to make the album? Great question. Two part answer. ONE, I could save it in about 5 years or so, which would deny you of more joy and make the album less relevant upon its time of release. Right now there are a lot of people afraid to feel, to hope, and they feel alone. My album has the intention of helping people feel that there's still a light at the end of the tunnel. Why withhold what may actually help others heal? .
Part 2 will be released tomorrow. 😊
FUN FACT: Did you know that the palm trees in #losangeles are just as much as a transplant as me?! Only one specie of palm trees are from #california “The rest are imported from places like Florida and The Middle East to line the streets. Planted during the late 19th century!” -Karen Kolkey
LINK IN BIO to #video and @pledgemusic campaign! Don’t forget to share and support my first album! My song about moving to #LA is really important to share for those who were talked out of their dream as much as I was, and to inspire YOU to follow your ambitions no matter what! The making of this song won’t be possible without you! Do you think you can help? We CAN do it! THANK YOU ❤️ #palmtrees @lunaguitar #artist#streetperformer#singersongwriter#hollywood#southerncalifornia#love#music#mydailylight
Oh hey...just chillin by the #goldengatebridge imagining how cool my FIRST album will be thanks to YOU! The album will only be possible when the pledge goal reaches 💯! I promise I won’t let you down! I will bring you good, REAL music with 100% of my heart ❤️! All who pledge will get the full album first! The link to the full #video and campaign is in my bio. Thank you so much for contributing and believing I can do it! @pledgemusic @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#streetperformer#sanfrancisco#music#love#art#mydailylight @omalleykat see! No fog.
LINK TO #SONG IN BIO: Here’s a sneak peak of a cover I posted FREE for download! I’m going to post more street performing covers for YOU leading up to the album release. That means that in addition to being first to get the new album, you also get a plethora of songs I have played on the street now for supporting me! This song is ONLY available to those who pledge to contribute to the campaign. This song means a lot to me as my dad used to play it a lot in the car and we would sing along together.
I DO NOT OWN THIS MUSIC.
@lunaguitar #artist#Stevie nicks #fleetwoodmac @pledgemusic #singersongwriter#mydailylight
#tbt to this moment of the FIRST time I street performed EVER in #downtownburbank in February 2016. I was so nervous and I had no idea it would lead to where I am now, creating my FIRST full album! Thank you to the following people who came out support me! @alistarrlight @annieshred @dreameaterofficial @maxconscious @tythesoundguy Now YOU can be part of an even more special milestone and grow with me to make the new album! Only those who pledge today will be receiving a free download of one of the cover songs I sang that night. Will you grow with me?! Thank you! #linkinbio @pledgemusic @lunaguitar #dolphin#burbank#streetperformer#singersongwriter#artist#mydailylight
#linkinbio This is the face of a girl who is so happy about all the support I have received so far. YOU are the reason why I do music. I care most about making it for YOU! Not everyone is fortunate to have this powerful support. I can’t believe I have this good, and I promise not to take it for granted. I’m so excited to see who else will to join me on this artistic journey! Who else is coming? ❤️🤘🏿✌🏽😊 🎵 THANK YOU for pledging today! @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#backyard @pledgemusic #pledgemusic#la#california#music#album#mydailylight
Day 2 of: Link to campaign in profile bio! Thank you so much to everyone who shared and pledged to support the making and release of my FIRST full #album yesterday. I've been working nearly a year putting the #magic together. It means so much to be able to make meaningful #music with you! The goal has not been met yet, but your pledge no matter what, much proves that we will get there together! THANK YOU! @lunaguitar #ukulele#artist#singersongwriter#bikini#hawaii @pledgemusic #linkinbio#love#mydailylight
#linkinbio to full video and see special appearances by @katieferraramusic @cassmillermusic @mikehillbass @toddmccool @thejamespearsonmusic @tommcnalley @streetlightcadence @jonathonfranklinhawaii @yourannabellee and more. The big news has finally arrived! I am going to be releasing an album early 2019, and I want YOU to be a part of the recording and release process of my FIRST full album! Pledge to preorder “Interlude” today to be a part of history in the making! Those who choose to support the project will receive the new album before anyone else and VIP behind the scenes exclusives. How cool is that?! 😎 Thank you so much for believing in my music and pledging today! Special thanks to the following people who helped make this campaign possible: @mr_telegenic @markpelli @tythesoundguy Mike Hill Bass, @cheshirekate8 @penguin_afro Alyssa @pledgemusic @cafeimprovprinceton Much Love! ❤️ 🎵 ✌🏽 🤘🏿
Playing @relmcamarillo 6:30-9:30 tonight! Tomorrow night I’ll be playing @mtlowebrewing 7-9 PM. I have some special news I want to announce about the new album. Just a few more days till the big news. I can’t wait! Until then, catch me playing the new songs this weekend. :) @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#music#newalbum#mydailylight
First fitting for my first pair of custom @empireears in-ear monitors at @musicianshearingsolutions The experience was somewhat odd, yet satisfying. I laughed a lot! For those of you who don’t know what they are, they “are devices used by musicians, audio engineers and audiophiles to listen to #music or to hear a personal mix of vocals and stage instrumentation for live performance or recording studio mixing.” - @wikipedia .
Here are some words of #wisdom brought to you by #billmurray to start your week: “Life is so damn short. For fucks sake, just do what makes you happy.” Lately, I’ve been noticing how easy it is to fear the unknown and the likelihood of failure. As long as you listen to that fear, you will fail, so kick it out of the driver’s seat. Whatever you love, just do it and put in 100% of your heart. The only thing holding you back from what you want is nobody but YOU. #love#dreams @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#inspired#mydailylight
October’s show schedule.
I can’t wait to play at @unistudios #citywalkla @republicofpie @relmcamarillo @mtlowebrewing @melrosetradingpost and I cannot wait to start teaming up with @stand4kind ! Thank you everyone who came out last month and thank you so much for believing in me. ❤️✌🏽🙏🏽🎵🎤💪🏿🙈 Thank you @s2bee @mcmv_1905 and Christina for working so hard to give us opportunities during @horrornights @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#music#stand4kind#mydailylight
This upcoming month is going to be really exciting! I’ll be releasing some special album news, my show schedule, and sharing the beginnings of my journey with @stand4kind with you! Please look out for it on my feed and stories. I really want you guys to be a part of the excitement! I’ll also will do my best to do some live video via #socialmedia and #periscope through out the month. Until then here’s where you can catch me:
Tonight @bellcottage 6-9PM
Tomorrow: @unistudios #starbucks 8-10 PM
#stand4kind @lunaguitar #artist#singersongwriter#mydailylight 📸 @nicoledibphotography @sewingwizard @true2tom