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Thank you everyone!! We successfully finished our campaign and now it's time to get everything ready to send' em out your way! If you missed the opportunity to preorder my CD, we will have them available on my website soon! Blessings,YoungMin
Thank you everyone!! We successfully finished our campaign and now it's time to get everything ready to send' em out your way! If you missed the opportunity to preorder my CD, we will have them available on my website soon! Blessings,YoungMin
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YoungMin You's First Official Album Release

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Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm so happy you're here on Kickstarter for the official Album release of Walk on Water! 

Update: We hit the initial goal in the first 12hrs! Wow! What!?

I’m so grateful to each and everyone of you who has pledged and also to supporters (Hello!!!) still to pledge (every single backer counts - even if it's just $1, it helps the campaign so much!)! I wanted to announce a few new amazing stretch goals and you’ll find them just below!

$7,500 Stretch Goal :: Adding an extra track to Walk on Water by collaborating with another musician before the release date! (drummer, violinist...or cello!) I will create a collaborative work that everyone will love!

$10,000 Stretch Goal :: We will be able to pay a crew to help create an amazing music video in unique places around Northern Michigan (I’ve found that it’s expensive to move a piano around). It will be so worth it! ||| Oh, and there will be a private, invite only digital concert I will be hosting for backers before the end of the project! You will be able to join me live and celebrate! Make sure to think of a song to request on the broadcast (details will follow if/when we hit the goal)

$12,500 Stretch Goal :: Hitting this would allow me to hire a local videographer (who is amazing!) part-time to work more closely with me! Instead of only being able to make cool videos once a month, I can create the best quality (professional level) videos every week. | There will also be a secret bonus gift added to every pledge of $20 or more that will be shipped to backers!

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This can't happen without you! For years now, I've been playing concerts and making music...now it's time to finally release my first official CD/Album. Below you'll find a number of questions and answers that I hope give understanding to the goal for this Kickstarter and why I need YOU to help make this happen!

What is the main goal of this Kickstarter?

Pre-orders for my upcoming CD release, Walk on Water. All funds will be used for the new CD + gear for future music video production!   

What is this first CD about? Why am I creating it?

I love all sorts of musical genres, but I’m a huge fan of piano music. I realized that while there are countless piano covers of pop songs, there's not much out there in terms of Christian music. So I started choosing some of the most powerful and beautiful current worship songs and prayerfully arranged each of them in my own style. Since there are no lyrics to them, it’s perfect background music to meditate to, study to, or work with. It’s designed to bring encouragement and to lift the spirits of everyone that listens!

Why do I need to raise the funds? What will the funds be going to exactly? 

The funds will go towards finishing this CD + creating better music and video production. That includes all the licensing fees, production costs, designing of the CD, audio engineering, updating camera gear, instruments, music studio equipment such as a new computer, studio monitors, headphones, software, to all the costs that involve making a great quality music video (videographer, moving the piano, lights, and props, etc.)

When will Walk on Water officially release? 

4/3 (All rewards will be shipping as the album goes live/releases!)

Will you ship internationally?

Currently, the process can be difficult for some countries so I have to take each inquiry on a case by case basis. If you will email Music@YoungMinYou.com with your desired pledge, I will work diligently to figure it out!

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Thank you so much for being here! This can't happen without you! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to DM me on Instagram (@YoungMinYou) or email me at Music@YoungMinYou.com, I'll be so happy to chat with you!

Risks and challenges

It’s almost there! There are very little risks associated to the project besides the financial part! Which is why I'm here on Kickstarter!

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    Digital Thank You + Credit on Website!

    You'll get a digital hi-five and big thank you/shout out from me + credit on the Album section of the YoungMinYou.com website!

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    Digital Download of Album

    You'll get a Digital Download of the album (Plus the Above Rewards)!

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    Physical CD

    You'll be one of the first to receive a Physical CD (Plus All Above Rewards)!

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    Name on Album Credit + Signed CD!

    Early Bird 2: Signed CD & Permanent Name Credit on the "Walk on Water" Sponsors’ List (Plus All Above Rewards) - Only 30 Available!

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    Signed CD + Special Thank You video

    Signed CD and I will personally mention you in a special “Thank You” Video on my YouTube Channel (Plus All Above Rewards)

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    2 Signed CD's + Piano Cover (you choose)

    2 Signed CD’s and you get to pick a song for me to cover! I will make a unique piano arrangement of ANY song you choose and dedicate it to you in an MP3 format!

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    2 Signed CD's + Sponsored Music Video

    2 Signed CD’s and you get to sponsor an entire video production! This means that a YouTube video, piano arrangement, recording, and sheet music will all happen because of your help. I will verbally thank you and give you a huge shout-out in the video that you made the video possible! (Plus All Above Rewards)

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    Private Piano Concert + Dedicated Video

    I will travel to you for a private concert anywhere! We'll celebrate together and enjoy some amazing music and fellowship! The whole trip will be captured and made into a YouTube Vlog video, so we can cherish and share this special time with everyone (only if you would like)!! *Plus All Above Rewards

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    Name on Album Credit + Personal Letter!

    Early Bird: Signed CD & Personalized letter from me + Permanent Name Credit on the "Walk on Water" Sponsors’ List (Plus All Above Rewards) - Only 30 Available!

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    Signed CD + Personal Letter!

    Early Bird 2: Signed CD & Personalized letter from me + (Plus All Above Rewards - except for Early Bird 1) - Only 30 Available!

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