David Belt's Debut Album

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Raised by 88 people in 1 month
Hello dear friends,

I want to record my debut music album and I need your help to do it!

Watch one of the songs that I plan to record on my album.

Click here  to view more videos.

- Any $ amount: Digital album before public release.

- $50 or more : Physical CD mailed to you before public release + previous perk.

- $100 or more: 2 free concert tickets of your choosing + all previous perks. *Concerts and details listed here.*
- $150 or more: I will write you your very own "thank you" song! + all previous perks. 

- $250 or more: Invite to an exclusive Live-Stream Acoustic Show. I'll play a few of my songs and host a Q&A about my music and the album. You can watch from the comfort of your own home! + all previous perks.

- $500 or more: Invite to the studio one of the days we're recording and get a sneak peak of the work I'm doing. *All studio recordings will be complete by April 5th.* (Out of town donors can still video call in!) + all previous perks.

- $1,000 or more: Host you, 3 guests of your choosing and other contributors at this level for dinner and a private listening party of the entire album + all previous perks.


As many of you know, songwriting is one of the great passions of my life. Though I have been writing songs since I was 12, I have recently felt an incredibly strong draw to be more intentional with my songwriting and sharing my music with others. Whether in a church service, house show, or music venue,  I clearly see that my songs strongly resonate with so many people - and something very unique and powerful happens when people's stories intersect in a song. And the more I play my music for others, the more I get asked if I have any recorded music. To which I sadly but hopefully reply, “Not yet!”

Recording my music and sharing it with people in a high quality way is my next step as an artist. This means recording these songs in a studio with professional musicians who will help deliver these songs in the best way possible.

This recording will include seven original songs about God’s goodness in my own life, my marriage, and in hardship and loss. I've decided to do seven songs because the time required to record and see them through to the end is what I can realistically commit to at this time. My wife is on maternity leave until the beginning of April which allows for just enough flexibility for me to focus on this project. Now is a perfect time to go for it!

All instrumentation will be recorded with Matt Berry at Hewitt Studios in Minneapolis. All vocal tracks and mixing will be done with Samer Saem El Daher, my brother-in-law and international recording artist. All mastering will be done by Reuben Cohen and Lurssen Mastering who have won a Grammy and have mastered songs by Ryan Adams, James Taylor and many others.

Five of the seven songs will have a full team of musicians featured on them. Each of these five songs will cost $1,525. This price includes recording musicians, paying musicians, recording my vocals, and finally mixing and mastering the tracks. The combined total for these five songs is $7,625.

The last two songs will be more "stripped down" and only feature a couple of musicians. This means less time in the studio and less musicians to pay. These two songs will have a combined cost of $1,680.

The final stages of the album will include digital distribution (putting the music on Spotify, iTunes and every major electronic retailing company out there) for $50. The final stages will also include a cushion of $645 for any unforeseen extra time in the studio, Go Fund Me’s 2.9% fee of the fundraising goal amount and a $0.30 transaction fee for credit and debit card donations.

This comes to a grand total of $10,000.


I have 6 additional songs on standby ready to be recorded at a future date. As I mentioned before, my time currently allows for 7 songs. However, if we raised an additional $5,000 for example, I could go back into the studio later this year or next and record as many songs as the additional fundraised amount would provide for. *insert brain explosion here*

- Reach $ goal by March 11th.
- Complete all recording of instrumentation and vocals by April 5th.
- All mixing and mastering complete by June 1st.
- Album made available to the public by Fall 2019 at the latest. (Specific date to be determined. Stay tuned!)

Share it on every major electronic retailing company (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) for everyone to enjoy!

I will also be sharing this album with my own personal network which includes worship leaders, churches in multiple denominations, my alma mater, musicians and artists around the country. My hope is that these songs will bear testimony to God’s goodness in my life, encouraging others to see his good work in their own lives, too. 

Lastly, I will use this album as a “business card” of sorts as I pursue more ministry opportunities and connections with other worship leaders and songwriters both locally and nationally. I clearly sense that songwriting is my tool to make beautiful art, which in turn inspires life to be lived more beautifully. This album will be a confident and excellent step toward professional artistry.

Would you consider making a generous financial donation toward making this album become a reality? We all have experienced how the power of music and song reminds us of the most important things in life and compels us to live more courageously in the world. I want to create honest music that stirs and moves us to fully live the life we've been given.

Let’s create together!

With all of my gratitude,

David Belt

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If you gave any amount, you’ll receive a pre-release digital download in early fall. A private link will be sent via Go Fund Me to your email address.

If you gave $50 or more, please SEND ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS if you’d like to receive your pre-released physical CD in early fall. Please send me that address at davidtbelt@gmail.com

If you gave $100 or more, you can claim your 2 free concert tickets here: https://davidbeltmusic.com/shows
***(Maximum total of 10 free donor tickets available for each show. First come, first serve!)***

If you gave $150 or more, I will finish writing your very own thank you song (if you haven’t already received it) within a couple weeks! Look for it soon.

If you gave $250 or more, I will be emailing you details about a Live-Stream Acoustic Show. Look for this email within the next couple of weeks.

If you gave $500 or more, you will receive an invite to the studio recording sessions. If you’re not in the Minneapolis area, I will coordinate a video call with you on one of the sessions.

If you gave $1,000 or more, you will receive an invitation via email to a private dinner and listening party which will be early this fall. Invite and details will be sent late summer.

Thanks everyone!
- David
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WE DID IT!!! We raised $10,000 for the making of my debut album! YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!

Thank you for giving, believing, and encouraging me in this process. I’m immensely grateful toward you all and overwhelmed with excitement in looking ahead toward recording these songs and finally getting them out there. Very, very fun times ahead!

If you’d like to stay up to date on the album making process, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1okGTwY_hTYB3dgSu_kfg

Or follow me and “like" my official music facebook page: fb.me/davidbeltmusic

You can also visit my website for more updates, see when my next show is, watch videos and more: https://davidbeltmusic.com

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your support. Love you all. I am beyond happy to be sharing these songs with you and the world.

- David
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Hello friends,

First of all, a MASSIVE thank you for your donation to this project. Words aren't enough to say how grateful I am.

We are just over the halfway point! We have 13 more days to raise the remaining funds. Would you consider taking 1 minute to personally share this project with someone you know or share about it on your social media? The more people know about it, the faster we will reach our goal.

You can copy and paste what I've written below as a template and add or take out whatever you need to make it sound like you.

Thanks everyone! Let's do this!

David Belt

Hi (first name),

My friend, David Belt, is recording his debut album and is giving a pre-release download to anyone who donates ANY amount. Would you take a minute to read more about it and consider contributing? You can hear one of his songs and learn more here:
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