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For the grand finale of the Composer Quest podcast, Charlie will embark on the ultimate quest for composing wisdom and enlightenment.
For the grand finale of the Composer Quest podcast, Charlie will embark on the ultimate quest for composing wisdom and enlightenment.
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    World Tour Album Download

    This digital album will be a collection of jingle-quality songs Charlie writes with his interviewees during the tour.

    NOTE: A donation at any level will give you access to all project updates, including some Kickstarter-exclusive videos from the trip.

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    Mystery Postcard

    Charlie will send a handwritten thank-you postcard from somewhere on his journey. He'll aim for the most ridiculous and/or special one he can find for you.

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    Charlie's Polyalbum

    You'll get an artifact from Charlie's musical history: a signed copy of his one and only physical album, The Mystery of Grey Matters. It's a 3-disc story album, where disc 1 and 2 are COMBINED on disc 3.

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    The Composer Quest Golden USB Drive

    You've unlocked a treasure! This flash drive will contain all Composer Quest episodes (plus a Kickstarter-exclusive BONUS EPISODE!), Charlie's Music Production Lessons, Composer Quest jingles, Composer Quest-themed ringtones, and a large chunk of Charlie's own music.

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    Sponsor an Episode

    You'll get a special "on location" thank you in the episode you sponsor, and you'll also have the opportunity to challenge Charlie with a songwriting prompt. You may choose a location on the tour route, and he'll complete your challenge there, along with that week's guest if possible.

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    Song Spotlight

    You get a 30-second "commercial" for your music. Send Charlie your best 30 seconds of a song, and it'll be immortalized forever in a Composer Quest episode, along with a mention of your website.

    Note: since the show is kid-friendly, Charlie reserves the right to ask for a different recording if yours is extremely offensive.

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    Charlie's Notebook

    For the ultimate collector: the small notebook that launched the podcast. It features Charlie's scribbled notes for each in-person interview from Seasons 1 - 5, plus a few pages of brainstorming that led to the inception of Composer Quest.

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    Lessons with Charlie

    You get three one-hour, one-on-one sessions with Charlie (in person or online) to learn about topics of your choice: composition, music theory, music production, podcasting, video production, web marketing, etc.

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    Solo or Small Ensemble Commission
    (4-6 minutes, 1-5 performers)

    Charlie will compose a new piece of music for you or your ensemble, and work with you in person if it fits in the tour schedule.

    If you're not a performer, Charlie will write this piece of music in your honor, for a special occasion or as a gift for your musician friend(s) (1-5 performers).

    See youtube.com/charliemccarron for examples of Charlie's composing.

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    Large Ensemble Commission
    (4-6 minutes, over 5 performers)

    Charlie will compose a new piece of music for your ensemble, and work with you in person if it fits in the tour schedule.

    If you're not a performer, Charlie will write this piece of music in your honor, for a special occasion or as a gift for your musician friends (over 5 performers).

    See youtube.com/charliemccarron for examples of Charlie's composing.

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    Executive Producer

    For the philanthropist who wants the full behind-the-scenes experience: Charlie will mention you as Executive Producer in each episode, and you'll get once-per-week check-ins with him, hearing stories from the road, production secrets, and drafts of the episodes before they're posted.

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