Tim Halperin, one of the top 12 males on the recently completed Season 10 of American Idol, has independently released a brand new music video of his original song, “The Last Song,” funded entirely by fans. Check out the video below.
Halperin, an unsigned singer/songwriter, took the initiative on his own to partner with a crew of filmmakers and dozens of volunteers in Fort Worth, Texas, to create the video using a budget of $8,000, completely donated by online supporters.
Halperin performed his original ‘The Last Song’ for judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson on American Idol, earning a spot in the show’s top 24 and the first round of live episodes that aired in March 2011.He has made the song available as a free download at http://www.TimHalperin.com and will include it as a track on his new full length album, scheduled for independent release in September.
“The video for ‘The Last Song’ captures my creative process through symbolic images and a unique storyline,” Halperin said. “The response from my fans – more than $8,000 in donations – has been overwhelming. This is truly a testament to the power of independent collaboration, apart from a major label or American Idol, and I’m excited for everyone to see the finished product.”
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The release of “The Last Song” video is just one of the ways Halperin has independently capitalized on the momentum from his time on American Idol. He launched a new Web site, http://www.TimHalperin.com, and has been blogging about his post-Idol experiences. Halperin also has been touring the country playing acoustic sets for crowds, and serving as a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio show through a segment entitled “Idol Got It Wrong.