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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Friends, music lovers, overall patrons of the arts: I’d like to invite you to join me in making my second post-Idol album. I’ve spent the last several months collaborating with some incredible songwriters in Nashville, and I’m so excited for the chance to share this music with you.Now, for the next 60 days, you have the opportunity to bring this album to life.

Putting together an album takes a lot of time and money, and if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that I need your help to make this album the best it can be. I know that your hard-earned money is important to you. That is why I have prepared a set of rewards for you in return for your generous patronage—from a vote to choose the album title, to a personal phone call from me, an original song written for you, your name in the album credits, and so much more..Every pledge matters, no matter how big or small, so be sure to take a look at all the rewards listed along the right side of this web page.

I would be so incredibly grateful if you would join me on this musical journey.I wouldn’t have made it this far in my career without the support and encouragement of others, and I have no doubt that together we can make a great album.

My heartfelt thanks in advance,

-Scott

ABOUT ME

In 2009 I had the incredible opportunity to compete on American Idol.I made it to the top 10 and have since been blessed with a full-time career as a singer-songwriter, inspirational speaker, and author.I’ve had the honor of performing for audiences all over the world, as well as with some very talented musicians including Alice Cooper, Michael W. Smith, and the Jonas Brothers.

Even though I’ve been blind since birth, I’ve never let that hold me back in life.I have always strived to reach my dreams and accomplish my goals despite any obstacle, and I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities to inspire others through music.My last album, “Heartstrings,” debuted at #18 on the iTunes Pop Album chart, and with your help, I hope this new album will be an even bigger inspiration to everyone who hears it.

I am incredibly grateful to everyone who helps make this new album possible, and I really appreciate you taking time to visit my Kickstarter page.

COST BREAKDOWN

Tracking: $1,500 - $3,000 per song
The first step in recording an album is getting into a studio with a producer and recording all the instruments and vocals for the album.This part of the process is referred to as “tracking” and is one of the most important in creating the sound of an album. Paying a producer, other musicians, and paying for studio time are the most common expenses during this phase, and the more money that is available, the more talented producers, musicians, and guest artists we can work with.

Mixing: $500 - $1,500 per song
Mixing is where the recorded tracks of each instrument and vocal part of a song are sonically refined so that they meld together properly. The music is balanced and enhanced in every sense, so whether the song is heard on an iPhone, a car radio, or in a movie theater, it always sounds great.Different mixing engineers have different prices depending on their reputation and the skills they bring to the table.

Mastering: $100 - $500 per song
The final stage of audio production is called mastering.You can think of mastering as the final touches put on the audio of an album as a whole.In this phase, the focus is making sure songs flow from one to the next and that the overall loudness of an album is more or less the same from beginning to end.Again, prices can vary depending on which mastering engineer we want to work with.

Graphic Design: $1,000 - $3,000
Once the album has been tracked, mixed, and mastered, it’s time to work on how it looks visually.A photographer, stylists, and a graphic artist are all important to make sure the album looks as good as it sounds.

Publicity: $3,000 - $15,000
The months leading up to and following the release of a new album are crucial to the album’s success.Initial awareness of the album has to be created within a short time frame through publicity campaigns and radio promotions.This type of marketing can be very costly, but the more time and money spent on working with established publicists and promoters, the better chance the album has to reach a wide audience.

THE HIGH-FIVE HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD

SCOTT REFERENCED ON "PSYCH"

"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE"

NEW SONG "LETTERS"

NEW SONG "SAFE IN MY ARMS"

Risks and challenges

Putting together an album is challenging for sure, but Nashville is home to top notch producers, musicians, engineers, artists, and promoters with tried and true reputations. I have worked on many album projects in the past, both for myself and others, so I know what it takes to put an album together. I know that with your help, we can make a world-class album and inspire the world through music.

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    A Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre). You’ll also get an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you.

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    A vote to choose the title of the new album and a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall). You’ll also get a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre), an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you.

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    A personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight. You’ll also get a vote to choose the title of the new album, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre), an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you.

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    A personal phone call from me to you or a loved one, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre), a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you.

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    A VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, and watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype. You’ll also get a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    The custom red and black striped, long-sleeved shirt I wore on the American Idols Live tour and an 8x10 photo of me wearing it on stage. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    The pinstriped INC vest I wore during Hollywood Week on American Idol and an 8x10 autographed photo of me wearing it on the show. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    The famous pink pants (Paul Smith jeans) I wore during Motown week on American Idol and an 8x10 autographed photo of me wearing them on the show. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    The grey jacket I wore for the American Idol top 36 photo shoot and my olive green fedora as seen in meet and greet photos from the American Idols Live tour along with 8x10 autographed photos of me wearing both. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    I’ll record a cover song of your choice, dedicate it to you (or a loved one) and shoot it on video. I’ll host it on my website and my YouTube channel. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    The black Howe suit I wore with all the other top 13 guys on the finale of American Idol season 8 and an 8x10 autographed photo of me wearing it on the show. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    A custom photo book with exclusive pictures from the album creation process, a private meal with me, and a mention in the Special Thanks section of the album insert. I’ll also record a cover song of your choice, dedicate it to you (or a loved one) and shoot it on video. I’ll host it on my website and my YouTube channel. You’ll also get a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included **Private meal must be in greater Nashville or Phoenix or next time I'm in your area. You are welcome to come to Nashville if you don't live here)

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    I’ll write an original song for you (or a loved one) and record it and shoot it on video. I’ll host it on my website and YouTube channel and send you a personalized DVD copy for keepsake. You’ll also get a custom photo book with exclusive pictures from the album creation process, a private lunch with me, a mention in the Special Thanks section of the album insert, a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included **Private meal must be in greater Nashville or Phoenix, or next time I'm in your area. You are also welcome to come to Nashville if you don't live here)

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    I will fly to your hometown and give a private concert for your organization, school, church, friends or family. You'll also get 10 copies of the album to use however you'd like. I’ll also write an original song for you (or a loved one) and record it and shoot it on video. I’ll host it on my website and YouTube channel and send you a personalized DVD copy for keepsake. You’ll also get a custom photo book with exclusive pictures from the album creation process, a private lunch with me, a mention in the Special Thanks section of the album insert, a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville, watch a live in-studio recording session for the new album via Skype, a personal phone call from me, a digital copy of my first full-length Christmas album (due out this Fall), a vote to choose the title of the new album, a Twitter follow from me (@ScottDMacIntyre) , a personalized, autographed copy of my book By Faith, Not By Sight, an autographed hard copy of the new album 2 weeks before actual release, a digital download of the new album, access to exclusive behind the scenes content throughout the album creation process, and a personal thank you email sent to you. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included **Private meal must be in greater Nashville or Phoenix, or next time I'm in your area. You are also welcome to come to Nashville if you don't live here *** You are responsible for providing a piano / keyboard and sound system for the performance, as well as covering hotel and airfare and ground transportation. Date of performance will be mutually agreed upon subject to existing tour schedule.)

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    SILVER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE - Your logo on the interior of the album packaging, as well as on my website (scottmacintyre.com), Facebook page, and all promotional materials associated with the album. I will feature your organization in an email blast as well as in a dedicated blog post on my website, and I will mention your organization where appropriate in any media or press related to the album. You'll also get 10 copies of the album to use however you'd like as well as a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville. (*Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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    GOLD SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

    – You get a live performance for your organization or group. You will also get Executive Producer credit in the album insert, plus your logo on the interior of the album packaging, as well as on my website (scottmacintyre.com), Facebook page, and all promotional materials associated with the album. I will feature your organization in an email blast as well as in a dedicated blog post on my website, and I will mention your organization where appropriate in any media or press related to the album. You'll also get 10 copies of the album to use however you'd like as well as a VIP invite for you and a guest to my official CD release party in Nashville.
    (*You are responsible for providing a piano / keyboard and sound system for the performance, as well as covering hotel and airfare and ground transportation. Date of performance will be mutually agreed upon subject to existing tour schedule. **Party date TBD, travel and expenses not included)

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Funding period

- (60 days)