Meeting of Important People Kickstarter

Published On January 17, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | Music

Local indie darlings Meeting of Important People are making a new full-length album and they need your support! Kickstarter is a great way to raise money, if you aren’t familiar already. The service crowd-sources funding for creative projects, ranging from music to film to festivals. Project creators reward backers with physical rewards instead of promises of returns on investment, and uses a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. What I find to be particularly neat about Kickstarter projects is the result is engaging. If this project is funded, anyone who pledged has the opportunity to download a digital copy of the album and say they had a hand in making it happen. Other than the great incentives put together by the project, I can see no better reward than that. I know I would certainly back a project by any band I enjoy if I knew I was going to get my hands on some great tuneage as a result.

Their goal is lofty: $5,500 by February 9th. With just 22 days to go, they’re about half way there. If you aren’t familiar with the band, peep the interview we did with them back in May. You can also check them out this Friday at The Rex, as they’re opening for The Clarks. They also have a show February 4th at Thunderbird Cafe with Boca Chica.

Some of this campaign’s unique rewards include:

A personal Valentine’s Day song recorded by the band for your boo in time for the holiday at the $50 contribution level.

An invitation for yourself and a guest to a fish sticks and mac & cheese celebration dinner hosted by the band at the $100 contribution level.

A family-friendly recording workshop at the MOIP recording space at the $250 contribution level.

An electric or acoustic full band house show from MOIP at the $500 contribution level.

Save those pennies and support a great local band! Best of luck to you!

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