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Bring sheet music to life by creating digital interactive editions. Free for everyone, for any purpose, for evermore!
Bring sheet music to life by creating digital interactive editions. Free for everyone, for any purpose, for evermore!
1,237 backers pledged €51,249 to help bring this project to life.

Almost there! All about rewards

Posted by OpenScore (Creator)
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We started the week with the campaign 70% funded. Now, after an extraordinary couple of days, we are at the verge of success on 97%! Thank you to all our backers for making this happen! We’re not quite there yet though, and we need to get all the way to 100% to make OpenScore the success we all want it to be.

We thought we would take this opportunity to explain how the rewards work. Many of our backers are new to Kickstarter, but even seasoned Kickstarter veterans might want to pay attention because some of our rewards work a bit differently to normal.

Rewards are a way for you to get something in return for your support. As well as helping the project succeed, you can actually get something nice to keep, or to give to someone else as a gift. Different rewards are available depending on how much you pledge to the campaign.

It’s not too late to upgrade to a higher pledge level and gain access to the great rewards on offer and take us that bit closer to reaching the target!

Arty postcard (€25)

The postcard features Nicholas Rougeux’s cover art from an OpenScore Edition. There are various styles of postcard available, and you also get to pick which work is featured. We’ll contact you after the campaign is over to allow you to make your choices. Adjust your pledge amount to a multiple of €25 to order multiple postcards of different works. Backers on higher reward tiers also get the postcard.

Named backer (€50)

We will setup a special page on the OpenScore website which lists the names of everyone who pledges at this reward level or higher (you can opt-out if you would prefer to remain anonymous). We will contact you after the campaign to find out how you would like your name to appear, and we can link the name to your MuseScore profile if you have one. Backers on higher reward tiers also get to be credited.

Personalized score (€75)

Send as score to someone as a gift with a personal message in the inside cover. This message only appears in their copy of the score, not the public score. We will contact you after the campaign to find out which work you would like to give as a gift. We can send the score to you, or email it directly to the person if you prefer (we'll also send you a copy).

Liberate a composer (€100)

Pick any public domain composer on IMSLP and we will liberate one of their works for you. Composers can be liberated multiple times. Each time they get liberated we liberate another of their works. Liberators will be credited on the composer page on https://www.openscore.cc/.

Unlike most rewards, if choose this reward you should send us a message straight away to tell us which composer you want to liberate. This allows us to announce on social media that the composer has been liberated, which helps build support and generate interest in the campaign. We will also contact you after the campaign to find out how you would like your name to appear on the credit.

Liberate a work (€200)

Pick a specific public domain work on IMSLP to be digitized and liberated. Works can only be liberated once, and the liberator’s name appears in a credit inside the OpenScore Edition. Send us a message straight away to tell us which work you would like to liberate and we will reserve it for you on the liberation spreadsheet. You can liberate any public domain piece which hasn't already been liberated, and isn't on the list of iconic works. We will contact you again after the campaign to find out how you would like your name to appear on the credit.

Liberate and dedicate a work (€450)

Same as the “liberate a work” reward, but you also get to write a dedication or message to appear inside the OpenScore Edition. This message remains in the public version of the score indefinitely. Send us a message straight away to tell us which work you would like to liberate and we will reserve it for you on the liberation spreadsheet. We will contact you again after the campaign to ask what the dedication message should be.

Dedicate an iconic work (€900)

Same as the "liberate and dedicate a work" reward, but this allows you to pick one of the works on the Iconic List. There are lots of great works still available, such as Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Beethoven's Für Elise, and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

Backers on all reward tiers can expect regular updates after the campaign is over, as we begin the transcription work to liberate public domain music!

Adam Spiers, Arnaud Vandyck, and 3 more people like this update.

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