Jenny Mitchell - Wildfires Album

By Jenny Mitchell

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Jenny Mitchell Wildfires Album

Project 2017-11-13 13:02:01 +1300

                                                                                                                         

 Hello there!
 
I’m Jenny Mitchell, a folk-country songwriter from Southern New Zealand
& I am all set to record my sophomore album Wildfires.
 
I’m very lucky to be working with award-winning Sydney based producer Matt Fell. He’s produced music for some of my favourite artists including Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden & even Slim Dusty. We’re all set to record in February 2018 but we need you to jump on board so we can make this dream a reality.
  
A lot changes in three years & I really feel like I’ve grown as an artist since the release of The Old Oak in 2015. I really believe in my new songs & I’ve spent countless hours crafting them to be something that I’m so proud of. I’ve had so many amazing experiences all thanks to music & I am itching to get back into the studio & release some new tunes for you!
 
 
 
This album is going to allow me to step into the professional music industry & unfortunately my uni student bank account isn’t able to financially support that step. So I’ve thought long & hard about offering the perfect rewards that allow you to invest in Wildfires so that we can take this step together.
 
This includes just simply pre-ordering the album, buying tea towels, wine glasses, t-shirts, wedding entertainment packages, house concerts or access to behind the scenes of the creation of this album.
 
I am so blessed to always receive such incredible support that allows me to continue to develop and follow my music dreams. Not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for that support & I really hope you’ll jump on board this adventure with me 
 
Jenny x
 
  
Where will the money go?
 
This money will go directly towards the recording and production of the album itself. This includes studio time, producer fees, musician fees (payment to the amazing musicians playing on the album) and the mixing of the music.
 
Anything funded over the target will go towards the manufacturing and marketing of Wildfires.
 
Cost Breakdown

Studio/Producer - $13,700
Musicians - $5,600
Mastering  $2,500*
Manufacturing - $3,500
Publicist - $5,000
 
Total Album Budget - $30,300
 
(* mastering is the last step of recording an album, that makes it all shiny & ready to play in your car, headphones or speakers)  
  
 As you can see, my funding target is half of what costs are required to record Wildfires. Realistically I'd like to be able to crowdfund $20,000 to take the pressure off financially. All my gig money will be funding the costs of this album, including gigs in Europe in December. While I'm very much aware of the size of this investment - it's something I truly believe so I know it'll be worth it. I hope you do to. 
 
 
 
 

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Updates 7

Did you album arrive safe & sound?

25/11/2018 at 6:53 PM

Hey guys!

By now, you should all have received your albums & those who ordered an Ultimate Giftbox should have them to. The t-shirts & tee towels are FINALLY on their way & will be sent out as soon as they arrive. 

If you haven't received your album yet, for one reason or another, please do get in touch ASAP. 


It's been so humbling to hear from those of you who are enjoying the music & thank-you to everyone who's been sharing the release online & through word of mouth. It all adds up! 

The Australian release tour went wonderfully. We had some great audiences & I loved seeing new parts of Aus. We're now starting to put together the NZ album release shows for next year - I shall keep you in the loop! 

Hope you all had a splendid weekend, 

Jenny x 

Albums on the way!

20/10/2018 at 12:42 PM

Hello, hello!

I am so pleased to tell you that your albums are on the way to your mailbox. 


Because of Labour weekend, they may take a little longer than usual - please let me know if they don't make it to you for some reason or another. 

To those of you who pledged for "Your pick" or an ultimate gift box - some of the merch hasn't quite arrived. I will be sending it out as soon as humanly possible, but in the meantime, you can listen to the full album online here - https://soundcloud.com/jennymitchellmusic/sets/wildfires-jenny-mitchell/s-nT5NS 

Thank-you for being so kind & patient throughout this process. Please stay in touch & please let me know what you think of the record! 

 

💚 Hey team - it's go time 💚

04/10/2018 at 4:35 PM

My dear, patient pledgers. 

It brings me so much joy to announce that Wildfires is set to be released on Monday October 22nd! 

The physical CDs are en route to Dunedin & I'll be sending them out late next week - so you're the very, very first to get your hands on a copy. 

I'm heading to Aus on the 25th of October for an album release tour, but we've decided to treat Gore to an exclusive album launch show before I jump the ditch. If you live around Southland, be sure to grab your tickets here - https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/jenny-mitchell-wildfires-album-launch/southland 

& remember! If you pledged for an Ultimate Gift Box ($100) or a Works package ($1000) you’ve got a free double pass to the launch! 

This year has been a huge learning curve & it became apparent pretty quickly that recording the songs was the easy part! Regardless of all the pressure, I am so very proud of the music I’ve created & will never be able to thank all of you for supporting the project.

As you know, I’d never be writing this message without you. 

Thanks for being on this journey with me. Hopefully this is just the beginning x 

You need to pledge to see this update.

3 DAYS TO GO & 89.13% of the way there!

15/12/2017 at 3:38 AM

We are so, so close! With three days left to reach the target, there's definitely some work to do before Sunday! But the past 24 hours have been wonderful & there are lots of new pledgers on board. Thank-you for your never ending support & if you're wanting to share the campaign around, an excellent way to explain what it's all about is to share this blog - http://blog.pledgeme.co.nz/making-wildfires-with-jenny-mitchell/ 

My lovely mother picked up the first of the tea towels to be printed - make sure you get yours before it's too late! 

It's Thursday 2.30pm here in Ireland & I'm just getting ready to play a house concert in New Castle West, Limerick. It's mighty cold over here, so if you're a kiwi reading this I hope you're enjoying the sun! 

Not long to go now x Keep it up! 

Dia duit & dona from Dublin xx

06/12/2017 at 9:19 AM

(Hello & thank-you) 

Me oh my, there sure is a few dollars in the pot now! Thank-you so much to the champions who have been sharing this around like crazy & getting us closer to the funding goal each & every day. 

With only 11 days to go it's now ESSENTIAL that we make sure people don't forget to pledge before it's too late. As most of you know, if I don't reach my funding target I won't receive any of the pledges. So it's time to pull out every resource we have. Social media is a hugely powerful tool & it's now time to utilise that. But don't forget the power of word of mouth! 


Truly so humbled that so many of you are excited about this album. I've worked so hard to put it together & get goosebumps just thinking about getting into studio. 

* I have a new offer on the table, if you can get one other person (by all means get more than one!) to pledge & let me know who it was once they've contributed, you'll get a FREE TICKET to the Wildfires album launch next year. * 

Also, another reminder to make sure you email [email protected] if you've pledged for the All Access Pass & haven't received an invite to the group yet. 

I've attached a short video explaining the entertainment packages available at the $500, $800 & $1000 mark. By all means, if you have an event you'd like me to play at that doesn't quite fit in those boxes get in touch with me & I'll do my best to work something out! 

I can't thank-you enough for your support, let's get this campaign over the finish line x 

Hello from Stockholm!

26/11/2017 at 2:06 PM

Sending love & all my thanks from Sweden! We are almost at $6000 & I can’t believe how quickly this campaign has been moving. 

There are 21 days left & while that may seem like a long time it’s so important that you keep sharing with your friends so that we ensure we make it across the line by the 17th! 

The great thing about Pledge Me is that if you want to invest now but don’t have the cash, you won’t be charged until the end of the campaign. So if you’re thinking of pledging later, do it now so that you don’t miss out on seeing my travels Europe through the All Access Page! 

- If you’ve pledged for the All Access Pass but haven’t been given membership, contact [email protected] with the email you use for Facebook. 

 

Tack så mycket! Thank-you so much! For all of your hard work & generosity so far. 1 week down, 3 to go! 

    Pledgers 173

    Jordan
    2017-12-06 23:44:51 +1300

    "Get it girl!! We love you!:)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-06 21:10:33 +1300

    "Can’t wait to hear it, Jenny! Love Jackson and Amy ❤️"

    Peter Cairns
    2017-12-06 21:02:13 +1300
    Larissa Cooney-Toogood
    2017-12-06 21:00:37 +1300

    "Go Jenny. All the best X"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-06 17:43:35 +1300

    "To Jenny With Love from the Gore Country Music Club inc We are extremely supportive and proud of your achievements."

    Suzanne Frew
    2017-12-06 14:06:48 +1300

    "You are definitely on your way to an amazing future in music, loved your first album excited with Wildfirexx"

    Allia Kennedy
    2017-12-06 09:05:00 +1300
    Trina Routhan
    2017-12-05 22:44:35 +1300
    Sophie Boyne
    2017-12-04 22:33:18 +1300

    "Best of luck Jenny! Xx "

    Sarah Wiegersma
    2017-12-04 22:08:54 +1300

    "All the best Jenny! Such exciting times for you! xo"

    Diana Robertson
    2017-12-04 21:06:59 +1300
    Jackie Geary
    2017-12-04 16:52:02 +1300
    Jeni
    2017-12-04 10:07:00 +1300
    Marylyn Hayes
    2017-12-04 09:58:44 +1300

    "Super proud of you Jenny. Honoured to be part of your success."

    Elizabeth Bennett
    2017-12-04 09:50:12 +1300

    "All the best for the future Jenny. Safe travels."

    Luke Howden
    2017-12-03 13:08:45 +1300

    "Go Jenny - Love your work!"

    Julie mitchell
    2017-12-03 11:33:30 +1300

    "Len & Shona Ross Best wishes"

    Julie mitchell
    2017-12-03 11:28:00 +1300

    "Maggie de Vedder WIth love Jenny. We love you. "

    Tat Up Cycle
    2017-12-02 15:41:55 +1300

    "Love your work Jenny. Best of luck!!"

    Joan Andrews
    2017-12-01 10:20:28 +1300
    Joan Andrews
    2017-12-01 10:17:15 +1300

    "All the best Jenny"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-12-01 09:14:28 +1300
    Anna Jaine
    2017-12-01 08:51:10 +1300

    "All the best Jenny! You'll go far!"

    Brendan
    2017-11-30 22:14:47 +1300
    Ange Landrebe
    2017-11-30 17:32:15 +1300

    "Love your work Jenny- so excited to hear your new album xx"

    Paddy-Ann Pemberton
    2017-11-30 16:13:24 +1300

    "I wish you all the success in the world xx "

    Ronel Kapp Hunter
    2017-11-29 08:23:19 +1300

    "All the best Jenny! Sounding awesome:)"

    Mags Riordan
    2017-11-29 07:57:30 +1300

    "Well done Jenny!!"

    Janet Ann Adlington
    2017-11-29 07:21:29 +1300

    "Looking forward to your new album, we play your first one all the time. Good luck Jenny from your Paihia country fest groupies Janet & Marilyn "

    Nigel Wearne
    2017-11-28 20:42:38 +1300

    "Here's a few boiled eggs for the road. Can't wait to hear the album! All the best with recording, Nige & Amy"

    Jenny Mitchell Wildfires Album

    Project 2017-11-13 13:02:01 +1300

                                                                                                                             

     Hello there!
     
    I’m Jenny Mitchell, a folk-country songwriter from Southern New Zealand
    & I am all set to record my sophomore album Wildfires.
     
    I’m very lucky to be working with award-winning Sydney based producer Matt Fell. He’s produced music for some of my favourite artists including Shane Nicholson, Fanny Lumsden & even Slim Dusty. We’re all set to record in February 2018 but we need you to jump on board so we can make this dream a reality.
      
    A lot changes in three years & I really feel like I’ve grown as an artist since the release of The Old Oak in 2015. I really believe in my new songs & I’ve spent countless hours crafting them to be something that I’m so proud of. I’ve had so many amazing experiences all thanks to music & I am itching to get back into the studio & release some new tunes for you!
     
     
     
    This album is going to allow me to step into the professional music industry & unfortunately my uni student bank account isn’t able to financially support that step. So I’ve thought long & hard about offering the perfect rewards that allow you to invest in Wildfires so that we can take this step together.
     
    This includes just simply pre-ordering the album, buying tea towels, wine glasses, t-shirts, wedding entertainment packages, house concerts or access to behind the scenes of the creation of this album.
     
    I am so blessed to always receive such incredible support that allows me to continue to develop and follow my music dreams. Not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for that support & I really hope you’ll jump on board this adventure with me 
     
    Jenny x
     
      
    Where will the money go?
     
    This money will go directly towards the recording and production of the album itself. This includes studio time, producer fees, musician fees (payment to the amazing musicians playing on the album) and the mixing of the music.
     
    Anything funded over the target will go towards the manufacturing and marketing of Wildfires.
     
    Cost Breakdown

    Studio/Producer - $13,700
    Musicians - $5,600
    Mastering  $2,500*
    Manufacturing - $3,500
    Publicist - $5,000
     
    Total Album Budget - $30,300
     
    (* mastering is the last step of recording an album, that makes it all shiny & ready to play in your car, headphones or speakers)  
      
     As you can see, my funding target is half of what costs are required to record Wildfires. Realistically I'd like to be able to crowdfund $20,000 to take the pressure off financially. All my gig money will be funding the costs of this album, including gigs in Europe in December. While I'm very much aware of the size of this investment - it's something I truly believe so I know it'll be worth it. I hope you do to. 
     
     
     
     

    Comments

    Did you album arrive safe & sound?

    25/11/2018 at 6:53 PM

    Hey guys!

    By now, you should all have received your albums & those who ordered an Ultimate Giftbox should have them to. The t-shirts & tee towels are FINALLY on their way & will be sent out as soon as they arrive. 

    If you haven't received your album yet, for one reason or another, please do get in touch ASAP. 


    It's been so humbling to hear from those of you who are enjoying the music & thank-you to everyone who's been sharing the release online & through word of mouth. It all adds up! 

    The Australian release tour went wonderfully. We had some great audiences & I loved seeing new parts of Aus. We're now starting to put together the NZ album release shows for next year - I shall keep you in the loop! 

    Hope you all had a splendid weekend, 

    Jenny x 

    Albums on the way!

    20/10/2018 at 12:42 PM

    Hello, hello!

    I am so pleased to tell you that your albums are on the way to your mailbox. 


    Because of Labour weekend, they may take a little longer than usual - please let me know if they don't make it to you for some reason or another. 

    To those of you who pledged for "Your pick" or an ultimate gift box - some of the merch hasn't quite arrived. I will be sending it out as soon as humanly possible, but in the meantime, you can listen to the full album online here - https://soundcloud.com/jennymitchellmusic/sets/wildfires-jenny-mitchell/s-nT5NS 

    Thank-you for being so kind & patient throughout this process. Please stay in touch & please let me know what you think of the record! 

     

    💚 Hey team - it's go time 💚

    04/10/2018 at 4:35 PM

    My dear, patient pledgers. 

    It brings me so much joy to announce that Wildfires is set to be released on Monday October 22nd! 

    The physical CDs are en route to Dunedin & I'll be sending them out late next week - so you're the very, very first to get your hands on a copy. 

    I'm heading to Aus on the 25th of October for an album release tour, but we've decided to treat Gore to an exclusive album launch show before I jump the ditch. If you live around Southland, be sure to grab your tickets here - https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/jenny-mitchell-wildfires-album-launch/southland 

    & remember! If you pledged for an Ultimate Gift Box ($100) or a Works package ($1000) you’ve got a free double pass to the launch! 

    This year has been a huge learning curve & it became apparent pretty quickly that recording the songs was the easy part! Regardless of all the pressure, I am so very proud of the music I’ve created & will never be able to thank all of you for supporting the project.

    As you know, I’d never be writing this message without you. 

    Thanks for being on this journey with me. Hopefully this is just the beginning x 

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    3 DAYS TO GO & 89.13% of the way there!

    15/12/2017 at 3:38 AM

    We are so, so close! With three days left to reach the target, there's definitely some work to do before Sunday! But the past 24 hours have been wonderful & there are lots of new pledgers on board. Thank-you for your never ending support & if you're wanting to share the campaign around, an excellent way to explain what it's all about is to share this blog - http://blog.pledgeme.co.nz/making-wildfires-with-jenny-mitchell/ 

    My lovely mother picked up the first of the tea towels to be printed - make sure you get yours before it's too late! 

    It's Thursday 2.30pm here in Ireland & I'm just getting ready to play a house concert in New Castle West, Limerick. It's mighty cold over here, so if you're a kiwi reading this I hope you're enjoying the sun! 

    Not long to go now x Keep it up! 

    Dia duit & dona from Dublin xx

    06/12/2017 at 9:19 AM

    (Hello & thank-you) 

    Me oh my, there sure is a few dollars in the pot now! Thank-you so much to the champions who have been sharing this around like crazy & getting us closer to the funding goal each & every day. 

    With only 11 days to go it's now ESSENTIAL that we make sure people don't forget to pledge before it's too late. As most of you know, if I don't reach my funding target I won't receive any of the pledges. So it's time to pull out every resource we have. Social media is a hugely powerful tool & it's now time to utilise that. But don't forget the power of word of mouth! 


    Truly so humbled that so many of you are excited about this album. I've worked so hard to put it together & get goosebumps just thinking about getting into studio. 

    * I have a new offer on the table, if you can get one other person (by all means get more than one!) to pledge & let me know who it was once they've contributed, you'll get a FREE TICKET to the Wildfires album launch next year. * 

    Also, another reminder to make sure you email [email protected] if you've pledged for the All Access Pass & haven't received an invite to the group yet. 

    I've attached a short video explaining the entertainment packages available at the $500, $800 & $1000 mark. By all means, if you have an event you'd like me to play at that doesn't quite fit in those boxes get in touch with me & I'll do my best to work something out! 

    I can't thank-you enough for your support, let's get this campaign over the finish line x 

    Hello from Stockholm!

    26/11/2017 at 2:06 PM

    Sending love & all my thanks from Sweden! We are almost at $6000 & I can’t believe how quickly this campaign has been moving. 

    There are 21 days left & while that may seem like a long time it’s so important that you keep sharing with your friends so that we ensure we make it across the line by the 17th! 

    The great thing about Pledge Me is that if you want to invest now but don’t have the cash, you won’t be charged until the end of the campaign. So if you’re thinking of pledging later, do it now so that you don’t miss out on seeing my travels Europe through the All Access Page! 

    - If you’ve pledged for the All Access Pass but haven’t been given membership, contact [email protected] with the email you use for Facebook. 

     

    Tack så mycket! Thank-you so much! For all of your hard work & generosity so far. 1 week down, 3 to go! 

      Jordan
      2017-12-06 23:44:51 +1300

      "Get it girl!! We love you!:)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-06 21:10:33 +1300

      "Can’t wait to hear it, Jenny! Love Jackson and Amy ❤️"

      Peter Cairns
      2017-12-06 21:02:13 +1300
      Larissa Cooney-Toogood
      2017-12-06 21:00:37 +1300

      "Go Jenny. All the best X"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-06 17:43:35 +1300

      "To Jenny With Love from the Gore Country Music Club inc We are extremely supportive and proud of your achievements."

      Suzanne Frew
      2017-12-06 14:06:48 +1300

      "You are definitely on your way to an amazing future in music, loved your first album excited with Wildfirexx"

      Allia Kennedy
      2017-12-06 09:05:00 +1300
      Trina Routhan
      2017-12-05 22:44:35 +1300
      Sophie Boyne
      2017-12-04 22:33:18 +1300

      "Best of luck Jenny! Xx "

      Sarah Wiegersma
      2017-12-04 22:08:54 +1300

      "All the best Jenny! Such exciting times for you! xo"

      Diana Robertson
      2017-12-04 21:06:59 +1300
      Jackie Geary
      2017-12-04 16:52:02 +1300
      Jeni
      2017-12-04 10:07:00 +1300
      Marylyn Hayes
      2017-12-04 09:58:44 +1300

      "Super proud of you Jenny. Honoured to be part of your success."

      Elizabeth Bennett
      2017-12-04 09:50:12 +1300

      "All the best for the future Jenny. Safe travels."

      Luke Howden
      2017-12-03 13:08:45 +1300

      "Go Jenny - Love your work!"

      Julie mitchell
      2017-12-03 11:33:30 +1300

      "Len & Shona Ross Best wishes"

      Julie mitchell
      2017-12-03 11:28:00 +1300

      "Maggie de Vedder WIth love Jenny. We love you. "

      Tat Up Cycle
      2017-12-02 15:41:55 +1300

      "Love your work Jenny. Best of luck!!"

      Joan Andrews
      2017-12-01 10:20:28 +1300
      Joan Andrews
      2017-12-01 10:17:15 +1300

      "All the best Jenny"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-12-01 09:14:28 +1300
      Anna Jaine
      2017-12-01 08:51:10 +1300

      "All the best Jenny! You'll go far!"

      Brendan
      2017-11-30 22:14:47 +1300
      Ange Landrebe
      2017-11-30 17:32:15 +1300

      "Love your work Jenny- so excited to hear your new album xx"

      Paddy-Ann Pemberton
      2017-11-30 16:13:24 +1300

      "I wish you all the success in the world xx "

      Ronel Kapp Hunter
      2017-11-29 08:23:19 +1300

      "All the best Jenny! Sounding awesome:)"

      Mags Riordan
      2017-11-29 07:57:30 +1300

      "Well done Jenny!!"

      Janet Ann Adlington
      2017-11-29 07:21:29 +1300

      "Looking forward to your new album, we play your first one all the time. Good luck Jenny from your Paihia country fest groupies Janet & Marilyn "

      Nigel Wearne
      2017-11-28 20:42:38 +1300

      "Here's a few boiled eggs for the road. Can't wait to hear the album! All the best with recording, Nige & Amy"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/12/2017 at 7:00 AM.