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By Dan Shinder
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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!).

The Drum Talk TV Difference - Showcasing Crowdsourced content.
The Drum Talk TV Difference - Showcasing Crowdsourced content.

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!

Here's a taste of the Drum Talk TV Catalog...
Here's a taste of the Drum Talk TV Catalog...

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:

Drum Talk TV New & Additional Features; Partial List
Drum Talk TV New & Additional Features; Partial List

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 we'll use the funds
How we'll use the funds

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!) 

Our $5 Bundle only available until Nov. 1
Our $5 Bundle only available until Nov. 1
$10 Bundle only available until Nov. 1
$10 Bundle only available until Nov. 1

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!

Lori & Dan
Lori & Dan

 ~ 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.

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    !NEW! EXPOSURE Bundle with a 'Meme' and Video of YOU!

    You get:

    [MEME] You at your kit in a Drum Talk TV 'Meme' seen by 10s of 1000s of people!

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    [VIDEO] Your video review of 3 drum solos by your favorite artists seen by 10s of 1000s of people!

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    [MENTION] Your name on our Thank-you Wall on Website!

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    !NEW! DOUBLE EXPOSURE Bundle with 2 videos of YOU!

    [VIDEO] Your drumming clip in a Drum Talk TV Thank-You Video seen by 10s of 1000s of people!

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    [VIDEO] Your Drumming Story in a 3-minute Video, seen by 10s of 1000s of people!

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    [MENTION] Your name on our Studio Wall (Interview Show Backdrop), our Episodes are seen by 10s of 1000s of people!

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    Reward Bundle: Drum Talk TV Voicemail Recording Audio File (Download) plus Your Name on digital Backer "Thank You Wall" in Lobby of our offices.

    Choose 1 of 5 Voicemail Recordings for your phone will be similar to: "Thanks for calling! The party you have called is not available right now because Drum Talk TV is on...This is Dan Shinder from Drum Talk TV letting you know that if you leave your name, message & telephone number, you'll probably get a call when the show's over..." and 1 of 5 'endings':

    1) "It's all about the SPEED, Man!!!"
    2) "And don't ask, Yeah but can they groove? They ARE grooving and will return your call!"
    3) "Remember...you're not a fan of the band unless you know the drummer's name!"
    4) "And remember, the tempo is whatever the drummer says it is!"
    5) "And remember: no drums, no show. Respect the drummer."

    Plus: Website Wall Thanks.

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    We publish a Share-able Graphic Image/Meme featuring a picture of you at your kit, along with one of our 'sayings'. We publish it to the Drum Talk TV Facebook page; Could be seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers.

    Plus: Website/Wall Thanks and Voicemail Audio File.

    Meme could be published & re-published anytime in 2016. When we publish it, we share it on your Facebook profile page as well.

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    You, featured in one of our 'Thank You' Videos (that we create to thank our fans), published on our website and social media channels!

    Each video will feature a montage of a few drummer clips--your name will be displayed on the clip! How it works: You send us one 20-second video clip of you playing at your kit, or, if you're not a drummer, a 20-second clip of you playing your musical instrument; or your band playing for 20 seconds--or you can sing, scat, or just tell us why you backed the project!

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    Associated Producer (AP) Credits on 10 Drum Talk TV episodes--You don't have to be a drummer!

    As a ‘Thank You’ for your contribution to back our campaign, we will put your name in the credits of TEN Drum Talk TV Interview episodes as an Associate Producer!

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    Backer Wall of Fame: Name penned on Production Studio wall (Interview Backdrop) by local art students in special event at Drum Talk TV studios. Episodes filmed in-house will showcase this wall.

    Plus: Website/Wall Thanks, Voicemail Audio File, Share-able Graphic Image/Meme and Thank-You Video.

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    On Camera Review Correspondent: either Drum Solo Review OR Style/Genre Review!

    Due to popular demand—We have just created a new correspondent position and we are launching it with YOU, our fans!

    You send us a video of you reviewing three of your favorite drum solos by either one of your favorite artists, or anyone you find! Or you can introduce our audience to a particular genre or style of drumming in music you come across.

    We will send you easy instructions on how to make a short video of you saying what you like about the solos; send us links to the videos and we do all the movie magic and publish on our channels! Your video could be published, and re-published a few times throughout 2016.

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    Be a Director/Correspondent for IN PERSON Interview at MAJOR MUSIC EVENT as part of the Drum Talk TV crew!

    Be a Director and/or a correspondent to Interview Artists/Educators/Manufacturers for Drum Talk TV IN PERSON with us as part of our media team at one of the events we cover! This could include The NAMM Show, PASIC or one of many other drumming events! (Under Drum Talk TV guidelines & coaching). We are *estimating* that we will know the 2016 filming schedule by May 2016, and will be in contact with you at that time.

    Plus Website/Wall Thanks, Voicemail Audio File, and Share-able Graphic Image/Meme.

    **Reward Limitations: This reward is NOT giftable to another; Minors do NOT qualify for this reward. Travel and lodging expenses not included.

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