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Help us bring CCM Magazine, the voice of Christian music, back in print with a 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition. Join the launch team!

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Be sure to check out the CCM Retro Fan Package which includes all of the following (limited quantity):  

  • An Advance Digital PDF of 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition
  • A Physical Copy of the 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition in Print
  • A Retro CCM Magazine T-Shirt (sizes Small to XXL)
  • The CCM Computer Wallpaper/Screensaver
  • 14 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from Popular CCM Artists
  • PLUS, you’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, including: 1) Fan Favorite, 2) Song of the Year, 3) Group of the Year, 4) Favorite Male Artist, and 5) Favorite Female Artist

THE HISTORY

The year was 1978 and Christian music was quickly gaining the attention of the entire music world. That summer a magazine was born that would become the flagship publication of the burgeoning industry, and synonymous with Contemporary Christian Music—CCM. For the next 30 years, CCM led the way with in-depth, exclusive industry coverage and helped launch numerous artists and ministries through the engagement of its community of Christian music fans. Then CCM converted the print publication into an online-only format in April 2008. Since then, CCM has continued to give voice to the Christian music community, but only through its digital platforms. THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE!

THE IDEA

Everywhere we go we hear readers and fans echo what we've been thinking—they miss the print version. We do too! So we’ve decided to join forces with the artists, labels, and friends of CCM to do whatever it takes to BRING BACK CCM in print because for those of us at CCM, this isn’t just a job. We’re fans just like you! Like you, we’ve been touched by this music and, like you, we want to see the magazine that helped build this industry word by word, song by song, back in the hands of our friends, families and communities.

THE PLAN

With your help, we will re-launch CCM Magazine into print beginning with a 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition!  We have been assured from the powers that be, that once we demonstrate the desire of fans like you to hold a beautifully designed issue of CCM in your hands, they’ll support us in helping to raise the additional support needed to BRING CCM BACK in print. 

Phase 1 – The 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition 

Help get CCM Magazine back in our homes and communities by joining the launch team and funding our Kickstarter project. Your support proves to leadership that you all want to BRING BACK CCM in print and will help fund the 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition. 

The extra-large, 160+ page CCM 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition will be chock-full of exclusive interviews, gorgeous photos, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the music you love.

Special features will include: 
--the 35 Most Influential Songs, Artists and Moments in the history of Christian music
--a decade-by-decade review of the songs, bands and stories that have breathed life into believers throughout the world
--a revealing look into the lives of the industry leaders who launched and continue to sustain the CCM industry
--and much, much more!
This beautifully-bound bookazine will be a collector's item...crafted with utmost attention to detail and production quality, and made to last--a fitting tribute to the music that has inspired millions. It is a must-have, one-of-a-kind keepsake that you don't want to miss!

Phase 2 – A Future Subscription Drive

Once we meet our Phase 1 goal, we will begin our subscription drive to re-launch a bimonthly print edition of CCM Magazine in 2014. You, as a launch team member, will get exclusive opportunities to subscribe at a special rate as well as have lots of opportunities to win great prizes. 

WHAT YOUR MONEY IS FOR

Our Kickstarter Goal was set as low as possible and is based on the raw costs of printing and delivering 20,000 copies of a 160+ page, super-high-quality CCM Bookazine. Those expenses only include the actual “Hard Costs” of printing, paying image rights and the other costs associated with producing and delivering the CCM 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition. All other expenses - writing, design, management and overhead - will be covered by the CCM Team that currently operates the CCM Magazine website and produces the weekly newsletter – CCM InTune.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As Christian music fans, here's why bringing CCM Magazine back into print is important, and why it's hard.

There is a perception by some that print magazines are a thing of the past and many companies have bought into that idea. Well, that's bunk! You’ve made it clear to us that you want to experience CCM Magazine in print and bring it back into your home where you can share it with family and friends.

We need your help to prove to corporate America, the big box retailers and anyone with a magazine worth writing that it's possible to start a project with a grassroots show of support and do it right here on Kickstarter. Bringing CCM Magazine back into print is an experiment in bucking the trends of the magazine world and an invitation to challenge your friends who love music to help us all once again have this beloved publication in our homes and communities.

CCM Magazine is poised to focus the power of the Christian music fan and demonstrate that there are substantial rewards to people who believe in the power of the message and who are willing to stand up and stand out. For too long, we've been seduced into believing we should go with the flow. It's time to redefine and demonstrate what the Christian music industry, the artists and the fans are really capable of.

Make it happen. Join the launch team!

FAQ

  • The easiest way to buy a print copy of The CCM 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition, is to scan down the column on the right and select the reward package that you are most interested in. If you can't see the right column, you're probably viewing the websight on a mobile phone, which for some reason doesn't always display the Kickstarter rewards column.

    If that's the case, get on a laptop, tablet or desktop device and visit www.BringBackCCM.com - which will take you straight to this Kcikstarter - and then check out the reward packages. You can get the physical magazine for as little as $18, with the Early-Bird Special. There is also an amazing deal on the $30, Retro Package - which includes 14 great music downloads, a CCM Retro T-Shirt, The 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition and much, much more!

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  • Have no fear! Once the project closes we will send out a survey asking you for both your size and color preference. We can guarantee the right size shirt an will do our best to accommodate the correct color -although we have a limited number of the colors in certain sizes.

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    CCM FAN PACKAGE ============================== For just a buck, you'll get: An Air High-Five from Your Favorite CCM Artists (use your imagination) - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper that we created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - PLUS, A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song, UNITED by up-and-coming Worship Leader & CCM Staffer, Joshua Jamison.

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    CCM VOTER PACKAGE ============================== You'll Receive: An OFFICIAL CCM BALLOT for voting in the upcoming 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards. Including a ballot for 1) Fan Favorite, 2) Song of the Year, 3) Group of the Year, 4) Favorite Male Artist and 5) Favorite Female Artist - PLUS everything in the CCM Fan Package.

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    THE DIGITAL CHRISTMAS PACKAGE ============================== You'll Receive: An Advance Digital PDF of the 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - Everything in the CCM Voter Package above - PLUS, 3 Christmas Songs from CCM Featured Artists Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb, all delivered to you digitally!

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    THE MUSIC DOWNLOAD PACKAGE ============================== You'll Receive EVERYTHING listed in the CCM FAN, VOTER & CHRISTMAS PACKAGES - PLUS, You'll Receive AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!!!

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    THE CCM EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL ============================== Be one of the first 250 CCM Fans to select The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition in all its Printed Glory and You'll Save an extra $2! You'll also receive: An Advance Digital PDF of the 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM PRINTED MASTERPIECE ============================== You’ll Receive: The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition in all its Printed Glory! - An Advance Digital PDF of the 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM RETRO FAN ============================== You'll Receive: A VINTAGE CCM MAGAZINE T-SHIRT (sizes Small to XXL) - The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - An Advance Digital PDF of the 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM TRIPLE PLAY ============================== You’ll Receive: THREE COPIES of The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition in all its Printed Glory! - An Advance Digital PDF of the 35th Anniversary Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM MUSIC LOVER ============================== You'll Receive: 6 CCM MUSIC CDs from some of your favorite recording artists Featured in CCM Magazine, including Sidewalk Prophets, Darrell Evans, Silverline, Jonathan Thulin, Northpoint and Volume 1 of the CCM TOP 100 (a Double CD) featuring 25 of the greatest CCM hits of all time! - A Vintage CCM Magazine T-Shirt (sizes Small to XXL) - The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM BOOK LOVER ============================== You'll Receive: 4 GREAT BOOKS from some of your favorite recording artists featured in CCM, including Matthew West, Ashley Cleveland, Natalie Grant and Jason Crabb - A Vintage CCM Magazine T-Shirt (sizes Small to XXL) - The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    THE CCM SUPER MUSIC PACKAGE ============================== You'll Receive: 10 CCM CDs from some of your favorite recording artists featured in CCM, including For King & Country, Natalie Grant, Phillips Craig & Dean, Seth Condrey, Dara Maclean, Shane & Shane, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, Girls of Grace and Volume 1 of the CCM TOP 100 (a Double CD) - A Vintage CCM Magazine T-Shirt (sizes Small to XXL) - The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    CCM MUSIC PIONEER PACKAGE ============================== Contemporary Christian Music Pioneer John Michael Talbot has offered up a package of his work that includes a copy of his "Signatures" CD (re-recorded in London with St. Michael's Singers from Coventry Cathedral and the Sinfonia of London), a copy of his 26th book "Nothing Is Impossible WIth God" and an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the Lyrics of John Michael's signature piece "Holy Is His Name." You’ll Also Receive: The 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition, A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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    AUTOGRAPHED SONG LYRICS FROM YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST ============================== Choose from some of your favorite songs signed by these great artists as a personal thank you for your support. Featured CCM artists include - Natalie Grant's "Held", Laura Story's "Blessings" or Sidewalk Prophets' "Live Like That." We'll send you an autographed copy of your favorite song lyrics PERSONALLY SIGNED by your favorite artist and SUITABLE FOR FRAMING! You'll Also Receive: The Official, Extra Large, 35th Anniversary CCM Tribute Edition - An Awesome Looking Screensaver / Wallpaper created from some of the best CCM Front Covers ever - A FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our CCM Kickstarter Theme Song and 3 Christmas Songs from Phillips, Craig & Dean, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb - AN ADDITIONAL 10 FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS from some of today’s top Christian Artists Featured in CCM Magazine as a special thank you. THAT'S 14 TOTAL SONGS!! - PLUS, You’ll get to Cast Your Vote in the 2014 CCM Magazine Readers' Choice Awards.

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