Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Would You Like to See a Musical Shop Open In Detroit?

A few weeks ago we told you about a contest that Hatch Detroit was holding, they were offering a chance to win start up funds for a new business that would be located within the city. They asked participants to come up with something that was lacking the community and then to propose their idea for possible funding. One of the ideas caught our eye, it was called Third Wave Music. The idea was that there is no music supply stores in Motown anymore, but a lot of musicians. It was time to change that. The idea got a lot of attention and even made it to the last round of the competition.  Unfortunately, they did not end up winning the Hatch competition, but that did not mean that they were ready to give up on this great idea.

If you ask any active Detroit musician, they will agree we need a music supply store in the city. Third Wave will offer lessons, repairs, new accessories, used gear, locally ­made goods, free community events, and  will sponsor a Play it Forward program (which donates a percentage of all band instrument sales toward local public school band programs). Having a resource like this in the community could be monumental to the music scene.

To turn this dream into a reality Third Wave Music has created and began running a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo. The goal is to raise $25k to obtain a space and get this thing going. They are not willing to give up and I believe that if we all come together we will make this happen. The crowd-funding campaign will last for two months, from September 21st 'til November 21st. There are all sorts of incentives that backers will receive, including t­-shirts, music lessons, musical instruments, and original artwork by local artists.

The campaign will also be celebrated with a live music and silent auction event on November 7th at UFO Factory in Corktown. We will tell you more about that event once it draws closer.

For now, head over to their Indiegogo and check out what they are up to. If you like the idea, throw a few dollars their way and hep to make this great idea a reality.


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