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Dani Shay is collaborating with some friends to make a new full-length ALBUM. Pre-Order / learn more about the DVD & BOOK here!

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Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the prizes!
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DVD:

Come with me on this journey & see what my every day life is like.. I'll show unseen footage from years past, upcoming moments in the studio, one-on-one chats with the camera (you), and maybe even a workout you can do with me from home! :D  Haha, this will definitely bring us closer together.. ;). 

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ACTIVITY BOOK:

I plan on filling the activity book with stories and pictures from my past- some funny, some cute, some weird, some candid - while also giving side-notes on what I've realized since these moments in time. There will be lyrics, poems, drawings, questions, plus spaces for you to write in as well. :) It'll be like we're having our own conversation... Then, on future blogs (or at live workshops), we can discuss some of the entries together.

Here are a few lyric sheets & photos I may use for the activity book:

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ARTWORK:

Professional, life-size prints of 2 of my originals: the widely-featured "Purple Tree" Painting, and the less-well-known-but-still-pretty-awesome: "Create Your Life" Painting.  NOTE: 2 backers can also take home the actual paintings themselves!  (See prize listing for details.)  

Here are pictures of the pieces:

One backer can also get this cool owl box that I hand painted.  It will come with something special inside!

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THE CLOTHES OFF MY BACK:

Everything in this category was either worn by me on TV, on YouTube, or in professional promo / commercial materials!  Each one will be a surprise to the backer, and will come with a signed card featuring a photo of me wearing the piece, and a description of the story behind it.  

Here is a snapshot of some of the items up for grabs:

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I'm also offering some show tickets, house concerts, birthday calls AND appearances, plus even a few roles in my next music video... :)  Everybody wins, just choose the prize that best suits you!  

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So... Who are these "talented friends" I keep saying I want to collaborate with?  Well, I'm meeting new people every day, but below are SOME of the artists who have already jumped on board for the album!
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J.Viewz (was nominated for a Grammy last year!)

We recorded a single together last year.
We recorded a single together last year.

Ever since J reached out to me in 2011, I've been dying to record more music with him. He is so creative & inventive...  LOOK: He even makes music with fruits and veggies! (Watch Here.) 
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Kurt Hugo Schneider
(super talented YouTube artist & producer)

Kurt is a gifted musician, who produces top-notch collaborations on YouTube.  Here is the cover of Nelly's "Just A Dream" that he produced with Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie!  (Listen.  Then come back & make a pledge if you want to hear us do some songs together!)
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Singers from my Glee Project 2 family!  

Ali, Nellie, Michael, Aylin,
Max, Mario, Charlie, Shanna,
Lily, Tyler, Taryn, & Abraham

I love these guys and I can't wait to reunite with them!  We're gonna make some surprise bonus tracks for my deluxe digital download!  Every pledge of $5 or more will receive these songs!
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Beautiful Chorus, Shaina Taub, Ryan Amador, & Christie Lenee

Beautiful Chorus (top left)

We've been friends for years, and finally our creative paths are crossing! I think their voices would be pure magic on one of my songs. :)  (Here is my favorite song by them.)
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Shaina Taub
(top right)   

I saw a live show Shaina did in NYC a few months ago, and it was very inspiring!  The harmonies, the soul, the charm.  (Listen For Yourself Here.)  But don't forget to come back here to make a pledge!  ;)
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Ryan Amador (bottom left)

I recently met Ryan at a songwriters forum in Brooklyn, NY, and really enjoyed the song he shared!  I'm stoked to play & write with him.  Never know what might come to us!  Here is Ryan's latest video.   
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Christie Lenee (bottom right)

She plays those strings like you wouldn't believe! I love jamming with her, and look forward to having her amazing skills on one of my songs. :) (Listen to Christie Play Here.)
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Justin Chase & Joie (my Be More Heroic buddies!)

Been touring with these friends all over the country, performing in schools to raise compassion and awareness.
Been touring with these friends all over the country, performing in schools to raise compassion and awareness.

Justin and I made a cover of "Pumped Up Kicks" about a year ago, and already have another song we want to do together... a new original! :)
Joie and I haven't done a song together yet, but she's crazy talented, and we're both excited to dive in! (Here is her latest video.)  
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Josh Gordon (my videographer friend)

Last year, Josh & I made the official "One" video together, and this year, if we meet the funding goal, we'll bring you even more new video content (both for YouTube, and for the DVD).  :D
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And that's about it, so far!  You never know- more artists may come along as the project develops, but no matter who joins the party, I can promise you this: we're going to make something really special this year... all of us.

I can't wait to get started!

I love you guys (my superheroes).  
Thanks again for being a part of this journey with me.  
Talk to you soon!
XOXO  Dani  <3

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Potential Challenges:

- Co-Writers/Collaboration Artists have something else come up, and have to either cancel or reschedule sessions with me: No problem! Of course I want all the listed artists to be involved, but I am confident that my producer(s) and I can create an amazing album regardless. If we can't reschedule a time that works, maybe they'll just have to be there in spirit!

- There are delays with production: If things get delayed to a point where my products won't be delivered by the estimated arrival date, I will notify my backers with a video update right away. I want to keep my supporters well-informed throughout the whole process.

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  • ABSOLUTELY!!! I will ship the prizes ANYWHERE with an address. No matter what country you live in, I have worked the price of shipping into the budget. There will be NO extra charge for international shipping. :)

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    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} a digital download of the entire album, the day it is released. :D

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    {DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} same as above, PLUS bonus tracks (covers, mashups with my friends, funny moments in the studio, etc). **ALL pledges of $5 or more will receive these bonus tracks.** PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently backing at less than $5, you can still get this if you want to! Just go to your page, UP your pledge a little bit, and reselect this package. :)

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    {A PHYSICAL CD, KISSED BY ME} a physical copy of the new album, wrapped & sent to your mailbox. I will kiss each one, but I don't wear lipstick, soo.. you may not be able to tell. ;) PLUS the deluxe digital download and special 'Thank You' card.

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    {BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD} take a peek into my daily life, when you get this behind-the-scenes DVD! With 3+ HOURS of un-seen footage: studio sessions, road trips, workouts, pretend cooking shows, video diaries, made-up characters, and cute animals galore! PLUS- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, and a 'Thank You' card.

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    {LIMITED-EDITION ACTIVITY BOOK} a SIGNED, backer-only version of my forthcoming ACTIVITY BOOK- filled with my journal entries, lyric sheets, old photographs, & side-notes from me to you. There will also be space for you to write in! (I'll be addressing the things I talk about in this book, more on future blogs of mine, and I'll want to hear what you guys wrote!... if you're willing to share, of course.) PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, and a 'Thank You' card

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    {2 SIGNED ART PRINTS} a SIGNED, high-quality, LIFE-SIZE print of my "Purple Tree" painting (the one that's in a lot of my YouTube videos), PLUS a LIFE-SIZE print of my "Create Your Life" painting, also SIGNED (see photos). They will be delivered with an "ID" card describing the stories behind them, PLUS- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, Limited-Edition ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' Card.

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    {THE CLOTHES OFF MY BACK} Have a piece of my fashion history! Every piece in this category has been worn by me (either on TV or in my YouTube videos), and will come with an "ID" card describing the story behind it. PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card. **NOTE: Each piece of clothing will be a total surprise to the backer! Also, REMEMBER: The items of clothing will be sent by this July, but the rest of the package is estimated to deliver no later than March 2014. Thank you!**

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    {BIRTHDAY PHONE or SKYPE CALL} I will call you up on your special day, and sing you "Happy Birthday"! Then we can chat about whatever you want for the next 30 minutes. :) We could Skype too, if you'd prefer that instead; just let me know your choice at the Survey Stage (along with the date & time you'd like me to call! I'll try to get as close to the requested time as possible.). PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card. **NOTE: March 2014 is the estimation for deliverables only (cd, dvd, book, etc.). Your phone call will be made at the time YOU request within the next 12 months.**

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    {YOUTUBE COVER OF YOUR CHOICE} Choose any song you'd like me to sing, and I'll perform & dedicate it to you on YouTube. PLUS you'll get: a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, an ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card. **NOTE: March 2014 is the estimated delivery time for deliverables only! Your cover will be done within the 12 months following this kickstarter campaign, as we lead up to the album. Thanks!**

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    {HAND PAINTED OWL BOX} This owl box is one of a kind, hand painted by yours truly about 2 years ago... It will come with a special surprise inside, PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card. **NOTE: I will send the Owl Box to you by this July, but the rest of the prizes listed are estimated to deliver by March 2014.**

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    {2 BACKSTAGE PASSES} You will have 2 guest list spots to any & all ticketed shows of mine for the next 3 years, and will be invited to come backstage for a visit at the first one you attend. PLUS- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, Limited-Edition ACTIVITY BOOK, and (of course) a 'Thank You' card! (NOTE: these passes may exclude *some* festivals. Travel not included.)

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    {LET ME WRITE A SONG FOR YOU} You send me whatever information you want me to know (about you, or the person you want me to write for), and I will write an original song just for you, record myself performing it (acoustically), and send it to your email. PLUS- you'll also receive a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, Limited-Edition ACTIVITY BOOK, 2 SIGNED art prints, and a 'Thank You' Card.

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    {ORIGINAL "CREATE YOUR LIFE" PAINTING} Have a Dani Shay ORIGINAL art piece- the "Create Your Life" Painting I made in 2008- SIGNED & delivered to your door (see pics) with an "ID" card describing the story behind it. PLUS- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints (if you don't want the one you're already getting, you can just gift it to someone else!), Limited-Edition ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card! **NOTE: I will send the painting to you by this July, but the rest of the prizes listed are estimated to deliver by March 2014.**

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    {ORIGINAL "PURPLE TREE" PAINTING} Have a Dani Shay ORIGINAL art piece- the real painting that's been featured in so many of my YouTube videos: the "Purple Tree" Painting- SIGNED & delivered to your door, with an "ID" card describing the story behind it. PLUS- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints (if you don't want the one you're already getting, you can just gift it to someone else!), Limited-Edition ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' card! **NOTE: I will send the painting to you by this July, but the rest of the package prizes are estimated to deliver by March 2014.**

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    {PLAY A ROLE IN MY NEXT MUSIC VIDEO!!} Join me for an entire day at my next music video shoot! I will write a role for you to play, and will have a costume, hair, and make-up crew on staff (ps: this may be Ali! haha). PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and of course, a 'Thank You' Card. **NOTE: Estimated delivery is March 2014 for deliverables ONLY. So, please plan on scheduling the video shoot date and location with me sometime over the next 12 to 18 months (max)!** PLEASE ALSO NOTE: I will provide food for the day-of-shoot, including lunch with the whole cast and crew, but you will be responsible for your travel and hotel accommodations.

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    {LIVE ACOUSTIC SHOW IN YOUR HOME!} I will bring my guitar to wherever you live, and perform an intimate 60-minute set for you in your living room! You can invite whoever you'd like, and after the show, we can talk, take pictures, and celebrate together! The whole event should last about 3 to 4 hours. PLUS you'll get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' Card. **NOTE: Estimated delivery is March 2014 for deliverables ONLY. So, please plan on scheduling your house concert with me sometime over the next 12-18 months. :) **

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    {BRING ME TO YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!} I will fly to your home town, and kick it with you and your friends for 3 to 4 hours… I will sing you happy birthday, bring you a special gift, and give you the biggest birthday hug ever. Then we can eat, chat, play games, whatever! (ps- I love games!) PLUS, you'll also get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' Card. **NOTE: Estimated delivery is March 2014, for deliverables ONLY. So, please plan on scheduling your party with me sometime over the next 12-18 months. :) **

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    {PRODUCER CREDIT & HOUSE CONCERT} I will list you as a Producer on the new album, plus fly to wherever you are, and perform an exclusive show in your home. Invite whoever you'd like! We'll have a blast. PLUS, you'll also get- a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' Card. **NOTE: Estimated delivery is March 2014 for deliverables ONLY. So, please plan on scheduling your private show with me sometime over the next 12 months (max)!**

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    {A 2-DAY WRITING, ARTS, & MUSIC WORKSHOP IN YOUR TOWN!} I will fly to your home town, with Ali Stroker (from Glee) and a few other awesome friends of mine, to put on a 2-day WAM! workshop with a group of your choosing. This creative, interactive workshop can be adjusted to accommodate any age group, of 25 people or less. Consider- school or church functions, corporate events, or family gatherings! We will write & perform together, play fun team-building games, and engage in collaborative projects that suit your group's specific needs! Great for youth groups, teens, & adults alike. :) PLUS, this package also includes: a physical CD, deluxe digital download, behind-the-scenes DVD, SIGNED art prints, ACTIVITY BOOK, and a 'Thank You' Card. **NOTE: Estimated delivery is March 2014 for deliverables ONLY. We hope to see you ASAP, but please plan on scheduling your group's workshop with us sometime over the next 12 months.**

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