I haven't had time to post a blog lately. As you may or may not know, I have been very busy working on new recordings and my "day job" has been scheduling me on extra shifts. In addition, I also have been spending time managing the crowdfunding campaign for the New EP. All of this work has a specific purpose though: To record new songs for me to show to my contacts in Nashville and have enough money to spend a month there pursuing my goal. Here's an excerpt from the last update to my Pledge Music campaign pledgers. If you pledged or Pre-ordered my new EP you would have gotten the full letter already.
"Since I last updated, the campaign has reached 109% of funding goal! This is awesome! After PledgeMusic fees (they need to charge something for this great crowdfunding platform), 20% of all proceeds will go to the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation in Toronto. The remaining, I will use to continue to support the music (staying in Nashville for a month is not free, of course). This Saturday, February 20, I’m flying down to Nashville for probably the 7th time. On this trip, I will have 6 new songs to show people, which YOU helped me record. These new tracks wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for your support!! I have set up meetings with some important music industry contacts (at ASCAP, NSAI, Ole, BigDeal Music and more…) and I can’t wait to show them these songs!! Even though the tracks aren’t finished yet (they’re being mixed by my producer as we speak), I think they’ll be my best recordings yet. I hope they blow people away and open new doors for me! Because I really believe I’m ready to make this making-music-thing a full time gig and a career!! And quit my waitressing job! Hahah! Making a living writing songs is my dream. But as you may know music as a business has been hurt a lot by the digital revolution. It is now harder than ever to make it in the music business. Financially it’s a real struggle to stay afloat and keep going. But I’m not giving up. Especially after all your support during this campaign…. I just want to ask you one more favor. Please send me good vibes. Whether it’s a little prayer or positive thoughts, think of me while I’m in Nashville, and wish me good luck. I think knowing that I have people in my life (family, friends, and fans) cheering me on, will give me the faith and strength to really give it my all! I wanna make you guys PROUD!!!"
If you'd like to get the New EP - any order helps - visit my Pledge Music page here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/maddyrodriguez