Drum Talk TV Edutainment Channel & Community (Canceled)
Drum Talk TV Edutainment Channel & Community (Canceled)
Drum Talk TV Channel: Education, Entertainment & Community of the Global Drumming Lifestyle!
Drum Talk TV Channel: Education, Entertainment & Community of the Global Drumming Lifestyle! Read more
About this project
For the last 2 ½ years Drum Talk TV has been producing and publishing insightful interviews in the world of drumming. From the legends to the loony; from stars to students; from spectacle to the sublime; from information to inspiration…we’ve built the largest online education and entertainment community focused on the drumming culture and lifestyle. We did this with only the two of us on staff, plus a handful of passionate volunteers, and a ton of sweat equity (and love!).
We’ve produced more than 600 quality insightful, down-to-earth interviews with the Drum Talk TV brand of humor, as well as mini-documentaries on events, causes and shows; we’ve published demos of drum gear and maintenance, as well as videos of drumming-related clothing, furniture, wellness benefits, and comedy…and the list goes on. We have only been able to publish 350 of them--and with your contributions to this campaign, we can get the rest out--plus we can continue to produce more videos and features that you want to see--including more of YOU!
We developed our Website in 2013 to house our web channel, and while there's a LOT of traffic, it is still in Beta! Our avid audience grew so fast that we have neglected the website in favor of getting out more content that our viewers want to see--from the Stars, Legends, and Classics, to the Hidden Gems, Prodigies, Educators, and Heroes overcoming physical Challenges & other Struggles...to the Producers, Managers, and Band Members ('Perspectives' Series), Events, Gear Makers and much more...these are all just a taste of our core material that we produce to bring information, education, entertainment, and inspiration to our audience.
Now, each month we receive thousands of videos from musicians and fans in more than 100 countries, in every conceivable genre, style, personal ability, performance level, and more, which we have been sharing with viewers everywhere. We’ve been introducing these ‘hidden gems’ from all over the world; We help these talented musicians by publishing stories about the material with credits & links; then we promote it, and encourage discussion around it. If a fan sends in a video featuring an unknown person, we ask our community to help us find the person in the video so we can credit them and drive traffic to their channel...it always works!
Many of these videos contain extensions of the culture of music which our viewers may not otherwise ever see, or learn about. We encourage discussion and exchange in a positive way (our community is comprised of all ages, genders, cultures...etc.), and we cultivate a variety of insight and opinions.
With the ability to build an in-house production team, we'll be able to get out all the content that you send to us, as well as the content & features that we have planned:
The goal of $50,000 USD will help us through our major launch in March of 2016; with the production team we need to bring more and more of the world to you, and WITH you!!
How are we qualified to lead this effort? We are veteran 'new media' (as it was called way back when...), marketing, business management, technology, and community professionals with more than 40 years of combined experience in the world of big-branded corporations (some you may have heard of...) and we've been building our plans with the experience we've gained from our 'corporate' lives. OH YEAH, we almost forgot to mention Dan's been drumming for 45 years...live, in the studio, as an educator...and more. Here's Dan's LinkedIn profile and here is Lori's LinkedIn profile. Here's the 'full' story:
Please keep checking back--we will be adding more rewards, and more ways you can be a bigger part of Drum Talk TV!
Here are two of our bundles featuring some of our top rewards. If you've already pledged a contribution of $5 or above, you get the $5 bundle of rewards in addition to your rewards. If you've pledged $10 or more, you get the rewards in both bundles ($5 & $10) along with the reward you already chose! (See our Update #4 for more information--or feel free to contact us here!)
We can't wait to see what we will be able to do together with you, our backers! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as they say, for contributing to this global phenomenon...that is a community for ALL OF US!
~ Dan and Lori
Risks and challenges
We've been through a lot of challenges to keep Drum Talk TV going, at the level of standards we have brought with us from our 'corporate' lives! Our backgrounds and experiences with big branded companies have helped us through each stage of problem-solving, so we feel confident that we can meet almost any challenge and handle what we've set out to do.
With funding for appropriate human and physical resources, and the collaborative relationship with our fans, we are even more certain that our expanded team can bring, and continue to build on, the things our Drum Talk TV community wants, needs, and can dream of.
The other reason we feel this way is the most important one: we are very involved with our community, and we keep them informed if there is any kind of setback. They've been very supportive all the way--even when Dan wore the wrong cape and tights to his superman interview.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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