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Music label specializing in limited cassette runs based in San Diego seeking a button press maker to promote musicians internationally.
15 backers pledged $505 to help bring this project to life.

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Kamala Tapes is a cassette label based in San Diego with a boutique approach to putting out lo-fi music. Our focus is with underground acts with bands who would probably never consider asking labels to release their music physically. That's where we come in and ask if we could do it for them. We believe in the intimacy of the cassette culture which currently has a healthy steady base of fans. 

It is our hope with your help that we can obtain a button press machine so that we can help sensualize our cassette releases by adding a little spizzazz with the complete orders of our fans by providing button options. 

To become completely independent helps our total costs as a small boutique label as we do not want to give up releasing music and working with cassette makers. In other words we don't dub the cassette tapes ourselves but work with a manufacturer with the DIY ethos. 

Every cassette release deserves the bands button and it would be fun to have a Kamala Tapes release that matched the aesthetic of the bands release each time as well. 

Risks and challenges

Here is what we are after: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-inch-Tecre-Pin-Badge-Button-Maker-Machine-Graphic-Punch-1-000-Buttons-Parts-/271844638741…

We're asking for 500$ USD because less fees there will be enough to purchase additional button making gear such as more paper and ink to put on that paper for design so we feel in this sense we are right about at 450$ earnings once fees are distributed to KickStarter.

One of the risks we're hoping to take out is turn around time from button manufacturing. As stated above we want to continue working with cassette tape manufacturers so that our overall turn around time is less and thus ultimately we can put a complete package for bands better. Becoming self sufficient will allow us to become as creative as we want with trial and error and the tip of our finger tips, though we hope more successes will be found through the failures of experimenting!

We genuinely believe in our label and the help we're providing to the bands. We are not limited to releasing music from U.S.A. only but instead see the broad spectrum of the world on the internet as a really great platform and bring about talented musicians who otherwise would probably be buried on the internet. Help us help them become more physical and present to others!

Thank you for taking the time to read about our agenda.

Sincerely,

Kamala Tapes

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    Your name becomes immortalized on a thank you page for our future website. Will work with designers to turn the page into an interactive shrine of some sort. The more names the longer the page the cooler it looks.

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    You get one Kamala Tapes button made with love + personal thank you card + name immortalized on thank you page for future website.

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    Lofi Dream Pop Special! You get Limited Edition /50 one Shindigs Cassette Tape + Kamala Tapes button made with love + personal thank you card + name immortalized on thank you page for future website.

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    Shoegazer Special! You get Limited Edition /50 Pre Order of The White Tulips (Xiamen, China) Tape + Kamala Tapes button made with love + personal thank you card + name immortalized on thank you page for future website.

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    Hand numbered scenic photo print 4" x 6" image of San Diego + Kamala Tapes Button

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    Cassette Collective Special! You get, immortalized on the shrine page, 1 cassette from the first 3 releases + the buttons + thank you card . So yes in total 3 cassettes for 30 bones. But act fast this one's ultra limited. (Please note the estimated delivery is only because the 3rd cassette will be shipping end of Summer, if not sooner. And yes these will ship as they arrive not all in one bunch!)

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    You receive a button from every single project Kamala Tapes creates. This is to say, if we print a run of buttons with only a certain color /50 you are guaranteed to grab the special edition release as well as any band button we put out for ourselves or others.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    One fantastic lucky pledger will receive every single Kamala Tapes cassette + a special thank you card + every button produced by Kamala Tapes shipped to your door paid for by Kamala Tapes for the rest of eternity!

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