Last week I received an email from Under the Radar Magazine asking if any bands were interested in submitting merch items for their gift bags at SXSW 2011.
I thought wow this would be a great opportunity. Of the few music magazines that I’ve picked up, this was always one of them. Under the radar (http://undertheradarmag.com) tends to feature lesser known indie bands, so to have my band associated with this is great for exposure.
The only downside is that I can’t afford the cost of submission. Between trying to fund a 7” record and an upcoming summer tour, I just don’t have the money for this.
Kickstarter.com had come to my attention during fall and realized there is a lot of potential in it, if you do it right. The plan was to fund the 7” and the tour through kickstarter. A project to generate funds for the under the radar gift bags would be a perfect test run!
AND HOW PERFECT IT WAS!
In 3 days time, I was able to raise the $350 I needed. I sent the link to everyone I know and even tried to pass it along to some strangers. It started to feel like a pyramid scheme haha. In any case, I am really excited for this!
Thank you world :)