Here’s something different I’m going to start doing. I’m going to take pictures of bands’ merch booths from shows and have you judge them.
And that simple way is more merchandise.
If you have a diversity of merchandise that ranges in price from $1 to $20 (and higher), you will get more sales and more money from your shows.
Just Love Coffee Roasters, Tyrus Morgan, Dewveall, and everyone involved put in plenty of quality work to create a wonderful CD+Coffee package. Here are some takeaways to make your own business partnerships more seamless and successful.
Just Love Coffee’s Christmas CD is a new take on classic Christmas songs. The songs were produced and arranged by Rob Webb, the owner of Just Love Coffee, and Tyrus Morgan, a talented artist and good friend of ours. It features several great artists, singing songs like “We Three Kings,” “Silent Night,” and “I Saw Three Ships.” There’s even a great electronic, dance-y version of Deck the Halls and we lent our voices to “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”
The coffee is a special blend called FaLaLaLaLa Holiday Blend. It’s pretty delicious. All of Just Love’s Coffee is fair trade and grown sustainably. On top of that, Just Love Coffee donates 5% of every bag sold to Charity:Water. Here is a great story about Just Love Coffee’s vision.
You can purchase a 13oz. bag of FaLaLaLaLa and a copy of the Christmas CD, for $22.95, at https://justlovecoffee.com/shop
I don’t know that we necessarily learned anything, but it can be a lot of fun to be a part of projects like this. Life can get very busy and it’s easy to get wrapped up in your own world and regular projects, but it’s a great idea to step outside of yourself for a bit and work on something that’s not necessarily for your benefit, but for the benefit of others.
Welcome to my brainstorm! I decided to just do a brain-dump of different things a band can sell at their shows and on their website. This list is far from exhaustive, and I’m sure there’s a ton of other cool things. But, I wanted to have fun and write down some ideas. Especially since I need to start making merch for my band, soon!
I went to a show tonight. Every Monday I try to catch “Metal Monday” at the 2 Bit Saloon in Seattle. Tonight, was a great show! However, I’m noticing mistakes that every band should just slap themselves over.
I’m slapping myself, because I’ve done the exact same thing in my bands. Here they are.