MotorCityMusicians.Com rose out of the need for better communication amongst members of the music community in the Detroit area. The concept quickly grew from being just another forum, to a site that focuses on bringing greater awareness to the talent that resides in South East Michigan and the Motor City. Leon Carpenter, the sites founder, hopes this effort will result in a stronger community that will someday culminate in the organization of a foundation. A foundation that supports music education in today's young aspiring artists.
With the site now live and production under way for feature videos, the one remaining need for start up is the launch of the merchandise page. This Kickstarter project is intended to raise the funds needed to start offering branded merchandise to the Motor City Musicians supporters. Each reward offered will reflect a few of the items intended for the merch page but with a special twist. This initial inventory will include a special, limited edition "Founding Member" stamp that will indicate that the bearer of the item has been a supporter since the beginning.
THE LIMITED EDITION "FOUNDING MEMBER" LOGO DESIGN
The Motor City Musicians logo has been modified to include a ring of text that will only be available through this Kickstarter project and while additional supplies last. The logo on the front of each garment will be in full color and pristine while the logo on the back will be 1 color and produced to have a "well worn" look to it. This initial "Founding Member" design will signify that the member has been involved since the beginning, something to be proud of!
THE STICKERS & BUTTON
The stickers and buttons will contain the standard logo.
The T-shirt is a heavy weight, 6 oz. Gildan shirt made of 100% cotton. It will be available in 2 colors, black or navy, and will come in sizes ranging from S-2XL (indicated after campaign completion).
THE LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
This shirt is the long sleeve version of the T-shirt. It too comes in a choice of black or navy and is sized from S-2XL (indicated after campaign completion).
THE SHORT SLEEVE SHOP SHIRT
This button up shop shirt by Red-Kap is a 65/35 blend of polyester and cotton. It ONLY comes in black and is sized from S-2XL (indicated after campaign completion).
THE PULL OVER HOODIE
Also by Gildan, this long sleeve pull over hooded sweatshirt is an 8 oz. 50/50 polyester cotton blend with a pouch. It will be available in 2 colors, black or navy, and will come in sizes ranging from S-2XL (indicated after campaign completion).
THE FEATURED BLOG POSTS
In a band, own a studio or venue? Are you connected to the music industry in some way? These rewards will put you in the spotlight. We will shoot and edit a video feature for you and it will be pinned to the home page for the time indicated. In addition, it will be promoted through our other social media outlets from time to time to bring you maximum exposure for the duration of the reward.
FUNDING THE PROJECT
Here is where you come in. We are hosting this Kickstarter project to raise the funds necessary to put together our merchandise page. By pre-ordering the merchandise, the funds will be raised to cover the cost of artwork and set up fees, as well as shipping materials and building this initial inventory. Please share this project with everyone you know. The goal is small but every pledge counts.
If we meet our goal, the project gets funded. If we exceed our goal, we will have the opportunity to start adding other items to the collection sooner than expected, and we have some pretty cool ideas.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES
We've added a premium of up to $5 for stickers and $15 for apparel as a starting point. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact shipping costs to your location. We will find the most cost effective way to get your reward to you as we are very excited to gain international reach.
Risks and challenges
This project is set up to be a made to order offering which may delay the delivery time of the rewards. A reputable company with a long track record has been chosen to fulfill the orders. If this company cannot produce the order at the time of project completion, a second company will be chosen as a back up.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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