Want me to come play at your house this summer?

The 2017 Bad Decision Tour is taking shape…

And I want to come to your city. More specifically, your house, condo rooftop, vacation home, barn, patio, back deck, ranch, yard, etc. I’d love to come play for you and your friends this summer. “Roxi” you say, “that sounds fantastic, but I’ve never hosted a house concert before, and I have some questions…”

Got you covered! Read on…

What’s a House Concert? How Do They Work?

Here’s the scoop: You invite your friends and family (well, if you don’t like your family you totally don’t have to invite them, but you get the point) over for some food, fun and music. At a prearranged time during your shindig, I’ll play a show for about an hour or so. I don’t need a lot of space. The fact that I’m only a few feet away from all of you is what makes this such a unique experience for everyone involved.

So…like…could I host one in my house? On my back deck? At the local park?

Yes. Yes you could. I’ve played house concerts from Oregon to Ohio and Minnesota to Mississippi. I’ve played them in living rooms, on back decks, in backyards, on patios, in parks, on golf courses, in community centers, and more. Honestly, anywhere there’s a couple of power outlets and some people who love live music works fantastically. Have keyboard, will travel. That’s kinda my thing.

This all sounds like fun – I’d like more info!

Perfect. I’ve got all sorts of information for those considering hosting a house concert at my website right here.

What should I do if I’m interested in hosting? 

Here’s how this works – First, read through the info here at my website. Then, if you’re interested in hosting sometime this summer, hit me up via my contact form and say “Send me your house concert brochure, pretty-please” or “ME! I WANNA HOST!” or something along those lines. And I’ll send you my very official-looking ‘Roxi Copland House Concert Info Sheet’. Read through it, and if it all sounds cool to you, holler back at me with something akin to “Let’s do this!” Then I’ll figure out when I could possibly be in your area this summer and we’ll get a conversation going about putting together a truly fabulous house concert that’ll have your neighbors talking about how cool you are for years to come. (Right now this is limited to those in the 48 contiguous US states, but I have international aspirations, so don’t fret!)

On another note, speaking of cool – I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who placed a Pre-Order for the Bad Decision Record. The tour posters arrived yesterday (see below), the test vinyl pressings arrived last week (also see below), the tees are due in next week, and the CDs and vinyl are on schedule as well (CDs will arrive by the end of April, the Vinyl is coming in May). I’ll start mailing out the Pre-Order packages as soon as the CDs arrive. Hooray!

Pictures, ’cause they’re fun: Here’s test pressing #1 for the new vinyl. Insert happy dance here.

 

Oooh, and posters! I love it when the UPS guy brings me presents. YAY PRESENTS.

 

One more thing – Everyone who Pre-Ordered gets the entire album digitally on Monday, April 10th.

Keep an eye on your inboxes, friends. So excited for you to hear the new music! Feel free to let me know what you think via email or social media. I always love chatting music with people who have impeccable taste (obviously, if you’re receiving this newsletter, you qualify ;)

Cheers, and I hope to see many of you this summer….

-Roxi

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The Bad Decision Pre-Order is Live!

 

Hi Friends!

The Bad Decision Pre-Order is now officially open!

You may have noticed the awesome cartoon above. Many thanks to the brilliant cartoonist Brian Duffy for artfully detailing why it’s great to support independent music. Bringing new music to you requires an army of amazing and talented behind-the-scenes people to whom I am forever grateful. It’s not just writing the music. There’s so much more: recording, editing, mixing, mastering, photographing, designing, filming the music video, printing, packing, shipping…the list goes on and on.

I love making music and sharing it with you. At this point, I’ve spent nearly $12,000 of my own money bringing these songs to life, and I’m not even done paying album-related bills yet. Taking this music to the next level and bringing it to as many people as possible will require expanding the creative team. Specifically this time, I’m hoping to hire some professional music PR. But after recording, mixing, mastering, designing, and printing, there’s only so much left. All of which leads me to how you can help support indie music….

The Bad Decision Pre-Order campaign runs now through March 10th. Go to roxicopland.limitedrun.com. Grab a copy of Bad Decision or one of our other fabulous limited-edition pre-order packages. Sure, you could wait to pick up a copy when it officially comes out in June. BUT, if you pre-order the album, you’ll not only be getting it early. You’ll also be helping your favorite indie artist, since every purchase will contribute directly to helping make this my biggest album yet. Did I mention that, for the first time ever – we’ve got vinyl, baby!

love and bad decisions,

-Roxi

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Bad Decision Pre-Order

Hi!

I know. It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a newsletter (about two months, to be exact). But that’s because I’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new album and all things associated. As a result, I now have two very exciting pieces of news to share:

1) I made a music video (my first ever. EEEEK!) It’s below, and features one of the songs off the new album, entitled ‘Love Me Out Loud’. Directed by my cousin Tony Bonacci (apparently creative stuff runs in the family.) Have a peek:

 

 

Pretty hip, no? I released it on Feb. 20th, and since then it’s received over five thousand views (!) on Facebook. Feel free to share to your heart’s content on your various social media profiles.

2) You can Pre-Order Bad Decision from March 1st through the 10th here at my website

Reasons why Pre-Ordering is awesome:

1) When you place a pre-order, you get an immediate download of two tracks from the album: Bad Decision and Love Me Out Loud. Who doesn’t like instant gratification?

2) You get the album early. It officially drops in June, but if you pre-order, you’ll get it in April (if you order a CD or digital download) or May (if you order vinyl).

3) If you don’t order during the Pre-Order period, you’ll have to wait until June to buy the album. Sad.

4) We’ve put together several very cool packages that will only be available during the Pre-Order period – including your name in the liner notes, Associate Producer credit and more. See below for details on a couple of the packages, then head over to check out all the Pre-Order package options here.

Blare It & Wear It Package: Be proud of your Bad Decision and wear it well. Be the envy of your neighborhood. Shirt text: “Every great story starts with a Bad Decision.”

Limited Edition Lyric Sheet: Get one of eleven unique lyric sheets, the originals used to record the album (includes various scribbles, lyric changes, and the occasional wine and/or coffee stain).

love and new music,

 

-Roxi

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Gifts for Music Lovers

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You want to be unique. You want to buy independent. You want to gift something meaningful. Giving your supercool niece or nephew a Taylor Swift CD is just not going to cut it. So what’s a determined gift giver to do?

I’ve got you covered. Give ’em the gift of independent music. You get to be cool because you personally know the artist. They get to tell all their friends that their Mom/Dad/Grandma Mary/Uncle Nathan knows the artist. And they get to use every music snob’s favorite line: ‘oh, yeah, this is a Roxi Copland album. She’s an indie artist, you’ve probably never heard of her.’

Things you can currently get your paws at my online store: Albums. Limited edition tour posters (there are 12 of those left). Digital downloads. And an appropriately-titled “I Want It All’ package for $25 that includes damn near everything I’ve released thus far – I will lovingly pack up and mail your musical goodies to the deserving recipient, and I’ll happily sign both posters and albums (just include a note when you’re checking out of the store, saying ‘Please sign to Desiree’ or whomever else your little heart desires.)

There is a really good chance that if you order by, say, December 16th, your albums will make it safe and sound by Christmas. But no matter how late you place your order, I’ll do my best to get it to you posthaste, and will notify you the moment it’s shipped from Santa’s workshop (aka my studio. I’m planning on dressing my two dogs as elves. It’s gonna be great.) So what are you waiting for? Let the shopping begin!

Final shows of the year:

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is rapidly drawing to an end. I’ll be staying close to home for my final two public performances of the year – both are in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Monarch Lounge, located in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. For details, head here.

Progress on the new album:

We’re wrapping up the mixing and mastering on the new record, and starting in on the design side of things. My creative director (that’s what he calls himself, I prefer guy-who-makes-me-look-good) flies into Milwaukee next week for the photo shoot. Hooray!

For Spotify Fans:

 Check out Midwest Living Magazine’s recent ‘Music We Love’ playlist. They’ve included a couple of my songs, and I’m honored to be representing Wisconsin along with fellow Wisconsin musicians Bon Iver & PHOX.

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And just for fun: 

My in-laws sent the cutest little lighted tree and I adore it. Have named him Francisco.

 
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Happy holidays, may the love and laughter at your house be legion.

-Roxi

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It’s Coming…

The new album is coming! I’m thrilled to share that we’ve finished recording and are now in the editing stages. Super exciting stuff. If you’d like to see lots of behind-the-scenes pics from the studio (or even if you just want to see more pictures of our ridiculously cute puppy Haggis) head over to my Instagram.

Calling all holiday procrastinators! If you’ve been thinking about how cool it would be to add a little live music to your holiday party this year, now’s the time to take action as winter weekends are filling up fast. I just played a lovely cocktail event in Madison, Wisconsin last week at the Edgewater Hotel:

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They had a freshly-tuned baby grand piano and plenty of wine, which is really all you need to make a gal like me happy. If you’d like to chat about the possibility of me coming to play for your guests, just drop a line via my contact form. I’ll get back with you shortly and we’ll get the party started (so to speak). PS – don’t fret if you don’t happen to have a piano. Have keyboard, will travel ;)

For the Milwaukee crew: Good news! The Milwaukee Hilton appears to like me – they’ve extended my residency through the holiday season. I’ll be playing two saturdays each in November and December. For dates and details, head to my calendar.

A couple of October pics:

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A shot from the Alexander Recording Kompany in Ames, Iowa during the last week of sessions. This is my happy place.

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A heartfelt thank you – for all the wonderful birthday messages earlier this month. I’m a lucky gal to have such a supportive community.

May the ghouls and ghosties at your doorstep be of the adorable variety, and may there be plenty of halloween candy left once they’ve gone. Cheers!

-Roxi

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