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Man Overboard, my New EP coming soon! Thank you to my pledgers and Pledge Music

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.

Having some tea at the studio :)

Having some tea at the studio :)

"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

Waiting for the next session in Da Booth!

Waiting for the next session in Da Booth!

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My Pledge Music campaign at 78% of goal, but need to reach 100 %

Maddy Rodriguez in Campeche, Mexico

Hi There,

I hope you had an awesome Holiday Season and a fantastic New Years!!! I sure did :) I spent Christmas at home in Toronto with my parents, and my boyfriend and his fam too! And then I got to visit my Dad's side of the family in Campeche, Mexico. It was so nice seeing my cousins and aunts and uncles who all live there. I hadn't seen them in 2 years!

But now I'm back in music mode thinking about my recording coming up. I'm hoping to finish 6 songs before Feb 20th, which is when I'm going back to Nashville. 3 or 4 of the songs will be on my New EP coming out in the Spring (if all goes well and we raise 100% of the money we need to record)... The other couple of songs I will use to present to my publishing contacts in Nashville when I meet with them in Feb/March! It's gonna be a lot of work getting these new songs done, but it's my favourite kind of work! I love it!!!

As I've mentioned before, we won't actually be able to complete my New EP and the new demos, if we don't get my PledgeMusic campaign to 100% of the goal! This is because PledgeMusic won't give us ANY of the money we raised unless we reach 100%! And I cannot afford the cost to finish these recordings by myself.

...We hit 78% of the goal a few days ago, which is awesome!!! Thank you so much if you donated. But we have 2 weeks left and we still need to get to 100%. So if you haven't already, please consider pledging and pre-ordering the new EP (which is only $10 !!). It'll mean the world to me!!! There's still some great exclusives left too, which you can receive in return for you donation - such as a signed CD, or a Skype session with me, or your name in the liner notes, or if you live in the Toronto areal - a house concert!!!

I'm very excited about my new songs and I can't wait to share them with you. But I need your help to raise the rest of the money to record them! We're at 78% guys - SO CLOSE!!  Please pledge here if you can: http://www.pledgemusic.com/maddyrodriguez

Btw: All pledgers get behind the scenes access to the recording process and get to hear the songs before anyone else!

All the best to you this 2016! I hope it's the year that your dreams come true!

Love,

Maddy Xox

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