Chicago synth pop group Chasing Mars have put their money where their mouth is, while also innovating in the independent music market. What are the possibilities available to bands when releasing singles or albums? Well, here’s a novel one worthy of sharing.
News release from the band:
We’ve been working on our new album for quite some time now and this October 1st we’ll finally be releasing: “Take You For Granted” our first new single in more than two years.
We wanted to do something special for this release and we are excited to announce that we’ll be releasing this new single, in partnership with OneHourTees.com, as: 5 – limited edition T-Shirts, that will be sold with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Illinois and NW Indiana (http://rmhccni.org) to support kids who have serious illnesses.
So what’s a T-Shirt Single? No, we’re not covering these T-Shirts in musical notation for you to meticulously decipher, we haven’t attached tiny machine-washable speakers to them, nor have we invented a new way to spin T-Shirts on a record player (though we’re working on that one).
Let us explain: For one week only, starting on October 1st, we’ll be putting these T-Shirt Singles up for sale on our homepage (www.chasingmars.com). At the end of the week we’re going to stop taking sales, and no one else will be able to order. This is a one time pressing only and we’ll never print another one of these shirts…Ever!
These aren’t just your run of the mill T-Shirts though. On top of having each shirt uniquely designed by artists we love, each shirt will also contain a QR code and a link that will take you to a free download of our newest single, with 100% of the money going directly to the Ronald McDonald house to help kids who need it the most (pretty sweet right?)
If you purchase one of these limited edition t-shirt singles, not only will you be getting a super limited edition shirt (remember we’re only doing a single pressing), but you’ll also get a digital version of the single and you’ll be supporting a very worthy cause!
Help us spread the word. Tell your friends, tell your family, and help us make this a success. We have some great artists lined up, so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and get on our newsletter to get all the latest updates and see the designs as we put them up. Let’s kick off October in style.
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