Getting to Know Our Team: Tyler Webb
I’m Tyler. Radio Tanzania’s business guy. Things most people find insanely boring (spreadsheets, marketing, copyright law), I passionately devour in a quest to become an all-knowledgable business guru. Currently, I’m working on the kickstarter campaign, online distribution platform, and legal knick-knacks.
In the past I’ve worked for a disaster relief non-profit and ran my own music production company. I’m currently based in India on a fellowship in social enterprise. Music and education are my passion, love, and dream. I’m hoping to take the next year to develop Radio Tanzania into something that you, our team, and the Tanzanian people can be proud of.
Thanks for all of your support guys. Though my part’s not the most exciting (business models on how to help the artists and government mutually benefit), I promise nothing less than a miracle. Be sure to hold me to it :).
Thanks for being a part of the mission and dream!
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Dec 6, 2011 - Feb 4, 2012 (60 days)
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THREE DIGITAL MP3 FILES of songs from the archives + your name listed in the "Thank you for Helping Digitize the Radio Tanzania Archives" section of our website with a link of your choice-- your blog or website, a cause you support, your twitter feed, your business, etc.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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The RADIO TANZANIA SAMPLER CD with not five, not ten, but TWENTY ONE hand-picked songs from the archives. This mix will be a preview of what the "Best of Radio Tanzania" CD will be like once we've digitized more music, remastered the tracks, etc. These songs are the jam and most of them have not been available to the public for nearly 50 years. CD will come with a handwritten 'thank you' note. Plus rewards above.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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ADVANCE DOWNLOAD of the "Best of Radio Tanzania" compilation CD with PDF version of liner notes and photos (when it's ready), and you still get the sampler CD now! + rewards above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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HARD COPY of the "Best of Radio Tanzania" compilation CD with liner notes, and a glossy 5x7 print of a photograph from the archives with lyrics from one of the songs (and its translation) on the back + all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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RADIO TANZANIA HOME MOVIES DVD (the rough-cut of the documentary film that we'll put together while we're working on the archives). This will be an inside look into the digitization process, Tanzanian music, and Swahili culture as we see it on the ground. It will include interviews and performances with musicians we meet along the way. At this level, you'll also get your name in the liner notes of the CD, an 8x10 glossy print of a photograph from the archives with the lyrics of a song from the archives and its English translation + all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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RADIO TANZANIA T-SHIRT (limited edition) with our awesome logo on it + all of the above.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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A Skype interview with myself, AND Totoo ze Bingwa or Benjamin wa Mambo Jambo (both popular Tanzanian musicians), a Skype tour of the Radio Tanzania archives, an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit for the "Best of" CD, a professional photo book of prints and lyrics from the archives, a hand-carved Tanzanian craft or necklace + all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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UNLIMITED free downloads of digitized songs from the archives (once we have set up a website), EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit for the "Best of Radio Tanzania" CD, the photo book of photos and lyrics, the Skype tour and interviews, a hand-selected Tanzanian "kanga" cloth with a Swahili proverb on it, and a Tanzanian carved wood handicraft + all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Come to Tanzania and participate in the digitization yourself. Get a tour of the Radio Tanzania archives, attend 2 live music shows and explore the city with the Radio Tanzania team, meet the musicians whose work is contained in the archives, see some music digitized and create your own mixed CDs with your favorite tracks, and take a swim in the Indian Ocean. PLUS all of the above. (airfare not included).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012