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Competing with major labels as an independent artist takes bucks.  But with your help, I can get NOTICED, in a BIG WAY. Here's how.
WE DID IT!!! Competing with major labels as an independent artist takes bucks.  But with your help, I can get NOTICED, in a BIG WAY. Here's how.
WE DID IT!!! Competing with major labels as an independent artist takes bucks. But with your help, I can get NOTICED, in a BIG WAY. Here's how.
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Getting noticed in the music business takes more than talent. More than beauty. More than skill. It takes cash. And lots of it. It’s not something that artists talked about in the past. They either had the backing or they didn’t. Today the rules are pretty much the same although the platform for artists to raise backing has changed through sites like kickstarter. 

And just so you know, $15k may seem like a lot of money to you, and it is for sure, however it is a modest amount if you are wanting to compete with the big dogs.  And I do.  I have been dreaming of this my entire life.  It is what I feel in my heart I am supposed to be doing.  Writing, performing, and sharing with you my very personal experiences and thoughts.  I can’t imagine doing anything else.


 My plan is to record the album at Admiral Bean Studio with producer, multi-instrumentalist, and long-time friend, Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam).  Then we get all of our ducks in a row, make a real public launch for the album including radio promotion, publicity, and distribution.  From there I will be bringing the music to your town with a national tour.  Are you with me? I’m ready.  Let’s do this thing.

 The pledges offered here vary from $1 (hey, just throw me a bone!), $3000 to own my infamous red boots from The Voice (Sha-zamm!!!) to $5000 Executive Producer status (HELLO, you are my new BFF!!!!)  I am excited to be including you in this project because I consider you a part of my musical family.  You have been there for me, encouraged me, and supported me throughout this whole journey.  Let’s see how far we can take this - TOGETHER.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my dream become a reality.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk involved is that I don't reach my goal and cannot fund the project. That would be an enormous setback. I am sure I would find a way to record and release an album but it would take much much longer and would be harder to accomplish the goals I have set for myself. I know it will be challenging finishing this project and making sure everything is perfectly executed. I have a support system ready and willing to help throughout the process. I am being as proactive as possible to make this go as smoothly as it can.

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    For $5, Backers will receive a sneak peak early download of one of the songs on the album before the album is released.

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    For $35, Backers receive hand written and signed lyrics to one of the songs on the album, signed CD, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $50, Backers receive a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed CD, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $100, (thank you!!!!!) Backers receive a shout out with your name in the album credits, a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed CD, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $100, Backers receive 10 signed CDs (to share with friends) and early digital download of the album.

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    For $150, Backers receive a hand written thank you note and hand written lyrics to one of the album songs, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a shout out with your name in the album credits, a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed CD, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $250, Backers receive a 1-hour private Skype concert, a shout out with your name in the album credits, a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed CD, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $250, Backer will receive a framed and signed 8 x 10 photo and handwritten lyric, a Cary Laine t-shirt, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $500, Backer will get to come to a recording session at Admiral Bean Studio and see the album in the making, a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed 8 x 10 photo, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $1000, Backer will receive the turquoise necklace I wore for my blind audition and the bracelet I wore on the battle round on The Voice, a shout out with your name in the album credits, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $1000, Backer will receive a house concert within a 250 mile radius of Mobile, AL, a Cary Laine t-shirt, signed 8 x 10 photo, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $3000, (WOW!!!!!) Backer will receive THE INFAMOUS RED BOOTS that got the coaches all worked up in my blind audition on The Voice, a shout out with your name in the album credits, a Cary Laine t-shirt, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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    For $5000, one really cool Backer will receive an executive producer credit with your name in the album credits, a Cary Laine t-shirt, 10 signed CDs, and early digital download of the album.

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