New Yorkers know that music is an integral, vibrant part of public transit. Unfortunately, many transit officials don't remember that they legalized artistic performances in 1984 -- and that leads to the arrests and harassment that damps New York's natural talent.
BuskNY would like to remind the MTA and all of its riders that music is legal, loud, and here to stay. Our dream is to see buskers every day performing with bright, bold "Music is Legal!" t-shirts. What better way to spread the word than in a venue with over 5,000,000 audience members per day?
So: how do we make this happen? Easy: we'll distribute 100 (or more) "Music is Legal" t-shirts, for free, to New York's performers. And that's all we have to do -- they'll take it from there.
The funding raised here will go to buy the blank shirts, ink and printing cutouts, as well as to shipping to deliver reward shirts to our funders. And if we overfund the project -- our dream -- it means more shirts and more visibility!
Risks and challenges
Printing the t-shirts themselves shouldn't be a big problem, as long as Milo doesn't let me do too many of them myself!
However, we do risk coming out somewhat in the hole financially -- shipping costs, fees, and income taxes will take a big chunk of the proceeds. So ideally, we'll like to overfund the project to make sure that everything can be paid for.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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