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About this project

WWW.BITBY.TV is partnering with Little Berlin, Philadelphia on an exciting, unique, multi-faceted project to raise environmental awareness and convert an empty East Kensington lot into a community-accessible, outdoor visual art, garden, and performance space.

In April, 2012 Little Berlin won a prestigious $10,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to transform an unused, empty East Kensington lot into a community-accessible, outdoor, visual art and performance space. While the grant brings a much-needed boost to this project, Little Berlin needs to raise matching funds in order to secure the grant and complete this exciting space.

This project combines BITBY’s and Little Berlin’s commitment to local music and the environment by funding two main projects:

First, the creation of a 12” vinyl record compiling one performance from each of the 12 monthly BITBY episodes. The record features live, outdoor performances by Faux Slang, Streetwalkers, Arc in Round, Oh! Pears, Break It Up, Ports of Call, Summer Fiction, Pet Milk, Blayer Pointdujor, Heyward Howkins, Wigwams, and Psychic Teens. Plus 3 bonus tracks from Gemini Wolf, Echo Orbiter and Shorty Boy Boy. The proceeds from the sale of the 12” will be split evenly between the Little Berlin Fairgrounds Project and BITBY.

Second, any money raised over and above the amount needed to print, assemble, and ship the LP records will go to the Little Berlin Fairgrounds Project (50%), BITBY (25%), and the bands (25%).

HOW DOES MY DONATION HELP?

Here’s how we plan to allocate the funds for this project:

1) Approx. $2,500 will go to pressing and shipping the vinyl records (Plating, Test Pressing, Labels, Sleeves, Jackets, Shipping, etc.)

2) Approx. $1,250 will go immediately to the Little Berlin Fairground Project (We don’t want to wait!)

3) Approx. $1,250 will be split between the bands and BITBY (to help recover production costs, site hosting, and other expenses)

ABOUT LITTLE BERLIN & BITBY

The Little Berlin Fairgrounds project will include a sculpture garden with art installations made by local artists. In addition Little Berlin will organize cultural events such as film screenings, artist’s fairs, performances, and children’s workshops. The project will also collaborate with other local organizations and entities to provide diverse programming that caters to the desires and needs of the community, and seeks to create a sense of ownership and pride among the local residents. A strong emphasis will be placed on sustainable green energy, recycling resources and re-use of materials. Learn more at: WWW.LITTLEBERLIN.ORG

BITBY.tv is a project that showcases music around the Philadelphia area. The origin, soul, and primary feature of BITBY is a monthly episode showcasing a different band in the same backyard in Southern New Jersey. As the months pass and the bands change, so do the seasons, giving the viewer a unique window into seasonal change and the incorporation of natural elements in the sound and appearance of each episode. Visit us at WWW.BITBY.TV

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    LINER NOTES: For a pledge of $5 your name will be listed in the liner notes of the record pressing and on www.bitby.tv as a contributor. You will also receive a limited edition button.

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    KEY GRIP: For a pledge of $15 or more, you will receive all of the lower level awards, as well as a digital copy of the BITBY: August to August 12 month artist compilation.

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    SOUND ENGINEER: For a pledge of $24 or more you will receive all of the lower level awards, plus a VINYL copy of the BITBY: August to August artist compilation. (Backers outside of the United States: please note additional shipping charges may apply)

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    THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: For a pledge of $100 or more, you will receive all lower level awards as well as be invited to a private BITBY event and taping with a special musical guest, catering and open bar. (This reward will be in the Philadelphia area and travel is unable to be provided, so please plan/donate accordingly)

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    THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: For a pledge of $750 or more you will receive all lower level awards, PLUS we will film YOUR BAND for BITBY.tv session and publish/post the session on www.bitby.tv. (This reward will be in the Philadelphia area and travel is unable to be provided, so please plan/donate accordingly)

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