Sheila E. Partners With PledgeMusic For Forthcoming Album, Music For Today’s Political Climate
World-famous drummer Sheila E. has joined forces with PledgeMusic to launch a pre-order campaign for ICONIC, a poignant new album confronting our current political times. Fans who pre-order the album will not only be among the first to witness Sheila E.’s creative journey, but will also have access to a piece of the icon’s storied history with limited edition items and unprecedented experiences available exclusively through PledgeMusic.
Pledgers can pre-order the album in digital and CD form now on Sheila E.’s campaign page. The leaders in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers updates straight from the band and items not available anywhere else.
With her new project, Sheila E. is taking a stand, serving the country she loves in the best way she knows how – through music. A protest album for modern times, ICONIC draws on great American music history, reinventing revolution songs from the past to resonate with each of us who are grappling with the current political landscape. The album will feature an impressive array of collaborators joining Sheila in her mission, including George Clinton, Bootsy, Ringo, Freddie Stone, and more.
Fans who pre-order the album will get the AccessPass, which will give them early access to a digital download before anyone else featuring tracks only available to those who pre-order through PledgeMusic; plus artist updates, behind-the-scenes content, and sneak peeks into the recording process available only through PledgeMusic. Fans will also be able to pledge on special merchandise and one-of-a-kind experiences available exclusively through PledgeMusic. These include: your name in the ICONIC liner notes; drumsticks signed by Sheila E.; a limited selection of autographed drumheads played on tours with Prince and Ringo; a full performance drum kit played by Sheila on tour; a limited-edition 45 single of “Girl Meets Boy” by Prince and Sheila E.; the chance to ask Sheila ten questions of your choosing one-on-one via Skype; the opportunity to spend two hours in the studio with Sheila as she tracks ICONIC; and much more.
About Sheila E.
One of life’s constants for Sheila E. comes down to a simple phrase: follow the beat. And her impeccable inner rhythm is the pulse behind a trailblazing career that still knows no bounds. World-class drummer and percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Ringo Starr. Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke. Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind the seminal hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre.” Sheila is a fearless multi-instrumentalist, as well as an Actress, Mentor, and Humanitarian.
PledgeMusic is a global next-generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Nashville.