Lauren Blackford’s Debut EP

Hi, I'm Lauren :)

I just graduated college, and it's time to produce my debut project; a 6-track EP. I've had this project planned for a while, and it already means the world to me. Not only does it hold some of my favorite songs I've ever written, but the tracklist as a whole tells its own story.

The project is planned for release in the Spring of 2024. I've allotted this much time to account for the care I plan to put into this project. I've built my career from the ground up, and this project will be no different - it will be written, composed, arranged, performed, and produced completely by myself. I am psyched to make this leap, however, the fees of making & releasing music (especially by yourself) add up quickly. These costs include:

  • Studio Time [$23-$28/hr at Grove Studios]
  • Logic Plugins [prices vary, $99 for Little Alterboy]
  • Mixing/Mastering Services [TBD, standard rates are upwards of $200/song]
  • Publishing Fees [Registration for PRO, publishing admin., etc... $110 total]
  • Cover Art [Photoshoot, photographer travel fee, editing, etc... ~$250 total]
  • Promotion [Budgeting $100 for this]
  • Music Video (assuming all other costs are covered) [$ TBD]

*If goal is met, all remaining funds will go in my Music Savings account :)

I estimate the total cost to be well over $2,000. I understand that this is a large sum, and I am prepared to cover much of it myself, as that's how these things usually go). But considering how much I've supported the community with my music, I wanted to give the community a chance to support me back! Any amount is appreciated, and all donors will be listed in the credits/description of a "Behind the Scenes" YouTube video that will be posted after its release.

In the meantime, check out my website for updates on upcoming live shows, recent videos, and more. Or, follow me on social media @laurbford :)

Thank you!!!


  • Shelly Lake
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Elizabeth Dougherty
    • $25 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 22 d
  • Jill Tewsley
    • $20 
    • 23 d
  • Aidan Berry
    • $5 
    • 23 d


Lauren Blackford
Milan, MI

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