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Makenzie Caine (MakieDoll) is making a record of original tunes! This MN country girl in NYC has an eclectic sound you're sure to love.
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Makenzie Makes MUSIC

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***I've got NEW REWARDS for all of you!!!  For anyone who pledges a  $1 or more... I'll be printing each of your names alphabetically on my album art and in the rolling credits at the end of my music video!

This is the last day: LET'S DO THIS!!  THANK YOU!!!

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Enjoy my single, "YOU'RE A DOLL" in full!...

MY STORY:

My name is Makenzie Caine (a.k.a. Makie) and I make music.  ...And lots of other creative stuff!

{TRANSLATION: Stuff = Performing in NYC, Japan, Korea, Acting in Film & Television, Designing, Blogging... You get the drift.}

I've always been penning my own songs since I was a wee one growing up on the farm in MN.  As I've been in NYC for several years acting and singing "other people's songs," I've decided now is the time to share my own musical creations!  So I'm making a record and I need your help so I can share my music with YOU!

Making an album takes a lot of time and collaborative effort from a slew of talented folks.  It also... [bum-ba-dah] costs money.  ;)

You might be thinking, "Oh my, Makenzie, that's a big number you're looking to raise!"  Well my friends, it's really only half of what we need but we are scrappy creatives and know how to make amazing things on a small budget.

Here's the BREAKDOWN: 

There are recording fees, musician fees, mixing, mastering fees, not to mention the financial undertaking of making a music video, packaging the cd and publicizing it for the world to take notice.  (Or at least a certain audience who might enjoy my music but just haven't heard it yet!)

In return for your dollars, I'd like to share and collaborate through this entire experience with photos, videos and updates.  I'll also give you one-of-a-kind, personal creations from me to you to express my gratitude and appreciation for your spirit and support! –––––>

If you've got a business mind, you might already be assessing your return on investment.  Let me tell you, you should be really excited if you measure your return in creative pleasure, good feelings and collaborative adventure!

So what do you say?  Jump on board this project.  I promise I will not disappoint, and I certainly cannot do this without you.  Allow me the pleasure of taking you on a creative journey.  I have stories to tell through song.  Please help me share them with others to inspire, console, bring happiness and entertain.  Together, great (and FUN) things can happen.

I thank you with everything that I am.  Let's make music!!

xo

Makenzie Caine (Makie)

YOU'RE A DOLL!!!

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PHOTOS

Photography: Robert Jones
Styling: AlixxSchottland.com
Makeup: Amy Wadford

MUSIC

"YOU'RE A DOLL"

Written and Arranged by Makenzie Caine

Produced and Arranged by Saul Simon MacWilliams
Recorded at The Lovely Light

Makenzie Caine: Vocals, Percussion
Saul Simon MacWilliams: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Thumb Piano, Percussion, Music Box, Programming
Adam Christgau: Drums, Percussion, Arranging
Billy Libby: Guitars, Percussion, Arranging

Mixed by Saul Simon MacWilliams & Dan Romer for Drawing Number One Studios

Mastered by Devin Kerr

VIDEO

Art Direction: Jessi Blackham & Jason Small
Props/Hands: Jason Small, Jessi Blackham, Trent Blackham, Eric Sasso
Editing: Jason Small

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    An immediate download of my single once funding is successful – because "You're a Doll!" + hug above

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    A digital download of the entire record BEFORE it's available to anyone else AND a pack of 20 original "You're a Doll" postcards – because, you got it,... you're a doll! + all prizes above

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    A handwritten lyric sheet from an original song on my record AND your name in my video of thanks. ..."Thank you!" + all prizes above

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    A signed physical copy of the new record AND a signed poster of the album art or photo of my mug (or photo of my dog) – tough choice! ;) + all prizes above

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    A wallpaper background for your computer or ipad of the album art or photo of my mug (or photo of my dog). Again...tough choice! ;) + all prizes above

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    A personal "thank you" video from me to you AND a poem I'll write just for you or your loved one (or for your dog) complete w/original drawings. How can you resist?! + all prizes above

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    Choose a tasteful cover song or a great classic tune and I'll sing & dedicate it to you on video, then upload it to the world wide web! + all prizes above

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    Exclusive voting rights on the design of my NEW "You're a Doll" postcard line, plus three packs of 20 AND a delivery of homemade treats! Yes, I can bake too (and cater to your allergies – just let me know what they are)! + all prizes above

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    OPTION 1: Come horse back riding w/me on my farm in MN. I'll cook you a handsome dinner too. We'll sing songs, you can ask my parents embarrassing stories about me and I'll share my "secret sixth-grade rap" with you. Grab your cowboy boots & bring an appetite! + all prizes above

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    OPTION 2: Come to my apartment out east. I'll make you meal to-die-for complete w/holiday treats. You can meet my dog, I'll share my "secret sixth grade rap" and we'll go caroling together! Or we'll stay in and sing other fun songs. Your choice! + all prizes above

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    OPTION 3: Let's have dinner over SKYPE. I'll share my "secret sixth grade rap", we'll tell jokes and sing songs over the 'interweb', I'll even read my favorite kids book to you! + all prizes above

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    I'll make an original, one-of-a-kind painting for you AND write you or your loved one (or your dog) a personalized song. I'll send you handwritten lyrics, record it for you on video & upload it to the world wide web. I'll even record the outgoing message on your cell phone if you'd like. Woot! + all prizes above

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    An Amazing Executive Producer Credit on my album AND a house concert for you and your friends (could also be unique entertainment at your business or company party). *Must be within driving distance from my east coast residence or from my parent's farm in MN. Hey Producer, are you ready to throw a good party?! + all prizes above

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    Be on set for the making of our music video. See everything from hair & makeup to lights, camera, action! Put on some gloves and help w/props and equipment or just sit back in your fancy producer chair and watch it all unfold! Get creative with us! + all prizes above

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Funding period

- (45 days)