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
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.
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