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DamnMag is an online music magazine showcasing music & musicians who are making a positive change in our world.
DamnMag is an online music magazine showcasing music & musicians who are making a positive change in our world.
49 backers pledged $3,612 to help bring this project to life.

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Like the media, music has the ability to bring issues out of the shadows and into the limelight. So we're developing a new style of music reporting that aims to help musicians redirect the spotlight onto issues that really need it. We want to tell musicians' stories and the stories that matter to them. When paired with a media outlet that gives a damn, we think music can be a significant force for good.

Our editorial philosophy and reporting methods adopt practices from anthropology to explore a more empathetic and holistic reporting style. No tabloid material or critiques here. Instead, we're creating a new style of music reporting: one that celebrates music and gives artists a true voice in the media.

The online magazine you get in the mail!

Why do people subscribe to magazines? Subscribing to a print magazine ensures you're the first to see the latest issue and you get something fun in the mail!

Why subscribe to our ONLINE magazine? DamnMag subscribers are the first to see the latest issue by getting a little something in the mail that leads them to the issue online (just like a print mag). You'll get a different item for every new issue!

As a subscriber, you'll get mail every time a new issue is released and a QR code will lead you to the latest online issue of DamnMag.
As a subscriber, you'll get mail every time a new issue is released and a QR code will lead you to the latest online issue of DamnMag.

We figured the best way to illustrate our idea was to make a sample issue. Click the cover image below to see inside!

Here are some of the fun things we're offering backers. Remember, the first 100 backers at any reward level get a lifetime digital subscription!
Here are some of the fun things we're offering backers. Remember, the first 100 backers at any reward level get a lifetime digital subscription!
Music gremlin artwork was designed exclusively for DamnMag by the talented visual artist S.A.C. T-shirts are screen printed by hand; white on black, or black on blue. Choose your favorite design from 6 different DamnMag music gremlins:
Music gremlin artwork was designed exclusively for DamnMag by the talented visual artist S.A.C. T-shirts are screen printed by hand; white on black, or black on blue. Choose your favorite design from 6 different DamnMag music gremlins:

Thank you for your support! Your pledges will help us create the first issue by funding website designers, writers and photographers. Also, a special thank you to Acres of Lions for lending their hit song 'Reaction' as the soundtrack to our video. You can download 'Reaction' and more of their sweet beats here.

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    ISSUE #1 IN YOUR INBOX! Give a damn? Give some green! Pledge $1 or more and be the first to receive issue #1 digitally. Remember, the first 100 backers at any reward level get a lifetime digital subscription!

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    *NEW* Every backer receives a free song download from Silver Creek's latest album 'Princes & Kings'!

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    ISSUE #1 IN YOUR MAILBOX PLUS A PICK OF YOUR CHOICE! Receive a fun item in the mail leading to issue #1 PLUS a guitar pick printed with your choice of music gremlin artwork, designed exclusively for DamnMag! Choose from country, rock & roll, jazz, dance/dj, metal or pop-inspired designs (See all the DamnMag music gremlins at the bottom of the project page)! [Note: If you'd like a guitar pick included in any reward level above $10, just add $1.]

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    A YEAR OF DAMNMAG IN YOUR MAILBOX! Pledge $15 and get the full year's subscription! That means we'll send you fun stuff in the mail leading you to the latest issue online, and we'll do this every time a new issue is released - for a full year!

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    A YEAR'S MAILED SUBSCRIPTION PLUS MINI ART! Pledge $20 and get a year's subscription (mailed) PLUS 6 mini art pieces of the music gremlins (business-card size). This artwork was designed just for DamnMag by visual artist S.A.C. Keep them all for yourself, or share with friends!

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    SUBSCRIPTION AND POSTCARD PACK! Pledge $25 and receive a year's subscription (mailed) and a postcard pack of music gremlin artwork. Also, our Editor will write you a personalized "Thank You" for your support!

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    ONE-FOR-YOU, ONE-FOR-ME MAILBOX MADNESS! Get a year's subscription for you, plus a year's subscription for a friend! Got a friend's birthday coming up? Early holiday shopping? Or do you just want to show someone you give a damn about them? Leave it up to us! Send us their name, the occasion and the date, and we'll send a personal little something in the mail with a signed note from our Editor wishing them the best along with a year's subscription (mailed), and you'll get a year's subscription in the mail too--You give, you get!

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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN GREMLIN T-SHIRT ADVENTURE!!! A year's subscription (mailed) PLUS a t-shirt featuring your favorite gremlin, silkscreened by hand! Damn asked visual artist S.A.C. if she would design some artwork for us. And she said YES! So we did what anyone would do: We put it on t-shirts! (See styles under 'T-shirts').

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    SUBSCRIPTIONS, T-SHIRTS & MYSTERIES... T-shirt of your choice, a year's subscription (mailed), AND a mystery reward! What isn't a mystery is that it will be music related and contain a significant amount of awesome....You could even say it'll be damn awesome.

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    PICK-THE-BAND REWARD! Suggest a band you think should be featured in DamnMag and we'll get their views on music, the media, or a cause or issue they really care about. You'll also get to suggest interview questions, get a special mention in the byline of the article, and we'll keep you updated as the story evolves. A year's subscription (mailed) and a t-shirt of your choice come with your pledge too!

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    ON ASSIGNMENT! Go on assignment for DamnMag! If you live in the San Fransisco, LA, Toronto, or Ottawa areas, we'll send you to a show, our Editor will give you some reporting tips and advice, and your final piece will be published in an issue of DamnMag! You'll also get a year's subscription (mailed) and a gremlin t-shirt of your choice!

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    DWOG PACO - A year's subscription (mailed), t-shirt with the gremlin artwork of your choice AND a signed copy of award-winning photo-journalist Marc Ellison's (one of our contributors) book 'Dwog Paco'. The book features photos documenting the lives of female former child soldiers in Northern Uganda, who were given digital cameras to help them tell their stories of reintegration post-conflict. For more info about the book visit www.dwogpaco.com

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    This is our corporate-level sponsorship for a company with goodwill who wants to reach our readers in that cool sweet spot where music meets stuff that matters. You get a lifetime subscription to share issues with customers and employees, plus your brand will be the only sponsor of our inaugural issue. Sound like a damn good deal? Let's talk!

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