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WHO: Jane Kim is a soulful singer based in San Francisco by way of New York. She is pursuing her dream of recording her debut EP.
WHAT: Kickstarter project: Jane Kim’s Debut EP
Dreams – especially creative ones – are thrilling and inspiring. They test your belief in yourself and launch a roller coaster ride. Sounds crazy, right?! And yet, here I am… I’m going for it!
Recording and releasing this EP means so much to me for many reasons. It’s an opportunity for me to share some of the songs I’ve written in recent years, work with an amazing group of talented friends, head back into the recording studio after a long hiatus…the list goes on. But most importantly, it’s a chance for me to kick start this next phase of my life, one in which I finally get to pick up where I had to leave off.
Why now? A few years ago, I had to pause everything related to singing and my music. It was one of the most difficult and heartbreaking experiences, but it was necessary at the time. For a long while, our family had to overcome some major medical and financial hurdles, and we all had to make sacrifices in order to lend a hand. I put a lot of things on hold so that I could focus on and support my family, but that didn’t mean I stopped dreaming. Now that my family is thankfully in a much better place, God willing – and with the help of the Kickstarter community – I get to go after my dream!
WHEN: Deadline to contribute is Sunday, February 23, 2014 (3:00 PM PST).
About the Kickstarter, from Jane:
An incredibly gifted and passionate team of people have already partnered with me to help bring this EP to fruition. I am so grateful for them! The money that I’m trying to raise will go towards paying them and covering everything else involved with releasing an EP.
I’m aiming to raise $14,000 for this project. This amount will help cover the costs for the recording studio and recording equipment rental, the producer, and the musicians, as well as the costs to edit, mix, master, design, duplicate, print, and finally, ship the EP.
Whew, that was a mouthful! As you can see, so much is involved in a project such as this, and it requires so many people!