Some of you in the music community may know me as Loman, or Billy - to my close friends and family, I'm Erik. I want to share an exciting new endeavor with you, and invite you to be a part of it.
This all started with the fantasy of having a studio at Bow Market in Somerville. As the idea evolved & developed, it became clear this would be something much more.
Union Sound is a boutique music tech shop & production studio located in the heart of Union Square in Somerville.
Union Sound will carry electronic instruments & specialized gear that visitors can test on-site in a fully-functional studio environment. We'll also carry consumer audio products for both casual listeners & avid fans.
Outside of shop hours (Noon to 7pm everyday), musicians & producers will be able to book the studio for their own sessions. We'll also offer music production & beat-making services, audio restoration & cassette duplication, and be the site of events & community programs.
Union Sound went from a concept to a reality when we secured our Bow Market location - right next door to Vinyl Index, the area's premier record store.
February will be focused on raising startup capital, with our campaign ending on the 28th. March will be spent constructing the space, building inventory, and solidifying strategic partnerships. We hope to be open before Record Store Day on April 13th.
Here's what we'll utilize the Kickstarter funding for:
- music production equipment
- interactive sound lounge
- hands-on testing area
I am committed to creating an inclusive environment where all members of our community can feed their passion for music and be inspired to create.
It's been a long journey pursuing this passion for music for over a decade, and it finally feels like it's all been for a reason - Union Sound.
Risks and challenges
Understanding that it may take some time to build an extensive inventory of new equipment, we'll also be offering used & vintage items, and consignment items to keep the shelves full.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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