Kickstarter Campaign Thank You

Julie’s Kickstarter Campaign Thank You’s

Earlier in 2013, after I had released the original EP of Fire In The Night, I ran a Kickstarter campaign that ended up successfully funding not only the remainder of Fire In The Night (resulting in the new 12-song album that’s available now), but also my first major tour in the summer of 2013, and my follow up album coming in 2014. There were hundreds of supporters who helped achieve this goal, and I’m incredibly thankful to each and every one of you. The Fire In The Night full CD project would not be here today if not for you!

One of the contribution “levels” was an online thank you for your help, in addition to the albums, concerts, and co-writing packages that we offered. So, without further adieu, here are my thank you’s--and to anyone who contributed at any level in the Kickstarter campaign, THANK YOU for helping me create this project. You are all part of this album, as much as every note of music.

Thank you to Rick, Sarah Neely, Alice and Alex Doyal, Andrew J. Zapanta, Richard & Betty Montoya, The Talbott Family, D & E, Joe and Mel Gammello, A Christian, DB, The Wardell family, Standing in Grace - Janice, Trisha Wolfgram, Bob and Sandra, Lance & Christie Thollander, Bruce and Julie Bannan, The Meyer Family, Lois Salaun, and Cliff and Carrie Woolley.


Kickstarter-final 5 hours

Thanks to your incredible support, we reached the Kickstarter stretch goal this morning, with pledges still coming in (the campaign officially ends at 10 pm tonight)!  Now I'll be able to send every contributor not just the complete Fire In The Night album of 12 songs (parts 1 and 2), but also another new studio album later this year.  THANK YOU so much for your help in contributing and sharing.  I'm blown away by the response I've received for the campaign, and from the messages I've read from so many people along the way.

Since we have made the stretch goal, for the next 5 hours you can take advantage of knowing for sure that you can get the next 2 CD's for $15 here (along with the other rewards if you are interested in them). I am so happy to be able to give back in this way!

Again, THANK YOU!!!


Kickstarter campaign-35 hours left

Hello again! We're headed into the final day of my Kickstarter campaign… it ends tomorrow, Sunday night, at 10:00 pm. We're currently $1358 away from reaching the stretch goal, which would enable me to send everyone who contributed a second album for free, in addition to all the thank you packages that will already be sent out. As I mentioned before, a basic contribution of $15 gets you the new Fire In The Night full CD (12 songs), and if we make the stretch goal in time, that same $15 will also include an extra CD album (12 songs) of new material to be produced in the recording studio! All thank you packages at any level will include this if we achieve the goal.

The most vital thing in these final moments is exposure, so if you're able to share the campaign with others, it helps greatly!

I want to thank everyone again for their help with my campaign--whether through a contribution or a share, you've had a profound impact on the future of my music and worship ministry. I can't wait to present all the new music from Fire In The Night 2 for you (as well as the additional project, if we make it!), and to perform for you on the upcoming July tour. I'll have the tour dates posted soon, and details about the upcoming projects. THANK YOU again for everything!


Kickstarter campaign-stretch goal

We're now drawing very close to achieving our Kickstarter stretch goal of $12,000! Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to the campaign… I am so very thankful for your support!

To anyone who has thought about purchasing my music, or given Out of the Deep a listen on my lyric video, this "stretch goal" on Kickstarter has been set to go beyond anything listed in the Thank You packages you receive for your contribution. If we reach this new goal with your help, it will enable me to record ANOTHER studio album after Fire In The Night, which is what the initial campaign was for (along with the accompanying tour in July). This extra album would be sent to contributors FOR FREE around the end of the year!

The basic Fire In The Night 12-song CD (parts 1 and 2 combined) is the reward for a contribution of $15, with larger packages available that include my other albums Out Of The Deep and Awaken Me. If we reach the new goal, that same $15 pledge will now include this second album of 12 songs. So, $15 gets you two albums instead of one, with no extra charges for shipping. That's a huge savings off of what these albums would cost online after this campaign, since they're priced at $12 each, plus shipping.

If enough people choose this $15 contribution, we can reach the goal before the campaign ends this Sunday night. Please share this blog post or my campaign with anyone you can think of--anyone who is interested in my music, or even someone who likes to get a bargain with 2 CDs for the price of 1! Every share can get us that much closer to achieving the stretch goal.

I'll have my July tour dates posted shortly… everything is ready to go! I'm so excited for the tour, and the upcoming album(s)! Thanks again to everyone for your support.


Kickstarter campaign update

I'm so excited to announce that my Kickstarter campaign exceeded the initial goal of $8000, which is such an incredible blessing!  With your support, everything has come together in only two weeks.  I'm looking forward to sending out the thank you packages that people have signed up for via their contributions (CDs, listening party invitations, and I have many people who chose the package where they co-write a song with me!).

Since the 100% funding was reached before the campaign ends, the opportunity has opened up for me to set a "stretch goal" on Kickstarter.  The means we've now set the goal to reach $12,000 before the campaign finishes this coming Sunday night (we're very close already!).  In addition to the thank you packages everyone will be receiving, if we achieve this goal, I will be able to fund a new full studio album outside of Fire In The Night 2, and this new project will be sent to any contributors FOR FREE when it is finished later this year.  To everyone who has contributed so far, you will receive double what you expected, and to anyone who contributes now, you'll be getting a lot more than we initially listed!

I am so thankful for everyone's support, and I've received the most incredible responses from contributors and people who have shared my campaign with others.  I ask for your help once more in this final week of my campaign… please share this blog post with anyone you know, mention it to family and friends, send people to my website or Kickstarter campaign, and spread the word in any way you can.  I can't do it without your help!  A share is just as valuable as a financial contribution, and I won't reach the goal unless I have enough exposure to as many people as possible in the next few days.

THANK YOU so much for believing in my music!  It has been a humbling experience to see so much support, and I can't wait to share my new music with the world!


Julie Bernstein at Eunoia the Garden concert
Julie performing at an art opening at Eunoia / The Garden on June 7th

New website and Kickstarter campaign

Julie’s new website & Kickstarter campaign

Hello, and welcome to the relaunch of! The new site includes a homepage webstore, since I get a lot of requests from people wanting to purchase physical CDs.

I’m also excited to announce the launch of my Kickstarter campaign! Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that helps artists like me fund their creative projects. Anyone who contributes is “pre-paying” for an album or package of rewards that I send out after the funding process is complete and the project is finished. On my Kickstarter page, you’ll see that there are many rewards / thank you packages on the right side of the window to choose from. So, if you make a pledge, you’re not just putting money into my project, you’re getting a lot in return!

Among the choices I’ve created, you can get signed copies of the new album before the official release, tickets for you and a guest to a pre-release listening party, writing a song together or recording a song of your choice for you, private concerts, and a worship weekend for your church including a mini-workshop with your entire music ministry.

My first album, Out of the Deep, was released two years ago, followed by my piano / vocal devotional album Awaken Me in 2012, and 2013 saw the release of another studio album, Fire In The Night Part 1. The Kickstarter campaign is for the follow-up, Fire In The Night Part 2, as well as to help with my tour of the Midwest coming up in July. I’ve funded half of what’s needed myself, and I have about three weeks left to raise the remaining $8000.

Every little bit helps, even a pledge of $1! You can also help tremendously by spreading the word, through sharing this blog post with others, or the details of my campaign through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, other blogs, instant messages, or even a phone call to a family member or friend.

Thank you for your continued support! I appreciate everyone who has helped me along the way, and I’m so excited to share my new music with everyone, from the new album and the upcoming tour!

Here is the Kickstarter video, which explains all the details: