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#PARKOWISKO: SOUND OF GENERATION Festival in Gdańsk

#PARKOWISKO is a family project, during which children, parents, seniors, friends, artists, musicians, and all people with passion and heads full of ideas, will share positive energy, exchange experiences and have fun together in one of the of the district parks in Gdańsk. This meeting aims to integrate generations and exchange intergenerational experiences. Every month from May to September, we visit a different park together. Always looking for new sounds, bands, enthusiasts, beats, DJs and human passions to be able to get to know them and share them with others regardless of age – generations.

The idea is to take blankets, picnic baskets, whole families, and take the opportunity to spend all day on fresh air, together, and with great music in the background. Various thematic zones, such as the Kidzone, Activezone or Foodzone etc, make everyone find something for themselves.

The project is already being implemented from June 2018, but funds collected in this campaign will be intended for the SOUND OF GENERATION Festival at the end of the season.

Polish Traditional Songs

Traditional songs surprise with their timelessness, enjoying the growing interest in various corners of the globe. By entering this trend, the project goes back to Polish roots, promoting traditional songs in modernized arrangements and performing white-song workshops.

Polish folk

At the source of songs #2

Is’s a fresh look at the traditional Polish songs, singing workshops with the best specialists in Poland and incredible concerts in the heart of Gdansk. It is the second edition of the project which has placed in 2017. Five fantastic concerts performed last year by Percival, Żywiołak, Mosaik, Sutari, and Annutara. This year they want to invite Lautari and Jacek Hałas, Joanna Słowińska with the band, Same Suki, Orchestra of St. Nicholas, Ania Broda and Makaruk! Also, experts from various corners of the country will come to Gdańsk to lead workshops of traditional songs and singing “in an open voice” based on song material collected during years of field research in many regions of Poland.

This years edition needs support, the crowdfunding campaign implemented by Crowd-Fund-Port started 08.08.2018 and their goal is stretched from at least 7 800PLN to 38 500PLN (1 900 – 9200€ ). The number of concerts and workshops depends on which goal will be reached. Check the campaign page: U źródeł pieśni #2.

We hope that the campaign will be successful and the project will start in full splendor :).

 

 

Campaign “The Music-sheet-boat”

“Das Notenboot” (Music sheet boat)-
The book will contain all notes, including guitar chords, as well as additional teaching material, so that this book can be a truly musical adventure for kids and adults!

The publication of a story and song book, that’s the goal! An exciting narrative story with lovely illustrations and songs that go into the ear should make the book a favorite piece in the children’s bookshelf. It tells the story of the music sheet boat, which loses its crew (the notes, pauses and omens) in a storm and finds its friends in a big adventure. The book should also be an inspiration for teachers and educators.

 

More information about the campaign initiator: https://www.facebook.com/Kinder.Musikwerkstatt.Jena

Musicraiser, the platform where artists can launch their crowdfunding campaigns!

Music Raiser is an innovative digital platform where a team of young experts in digital strategies and fundraising coming from the music business helps you in building up your musical project through the web. Musicraiser is direct-to-fan platform where artists, musicians and bands can launch their crowd funding campaign and promote their music effectively! These are the numbers of Musicraiser in Italy:

– 5 million euros distributed to artists in 5 years

– 152.234 raiser

– 1303 projects funded until February 2018

– 39 projects financed since January 2018

– In Italy about 1000 albums have been published in 2017 and 200 albums have been financed by Musicraiser about 20%

Since crowdfunding, especially in music, is an increasingly popular method, Musicraiser can give some advice: which are the 8 major mistakes to avoid when launching your music crowdfunding project?
1. Be clear: Chose one main goal and go for it. Campaigns with several aims generally confuse the public and prospect funders. Take in mind your fans often do not tell the difference between production, mastering, recording and so on. Just be clear and simple in describing your project.
2. Do not ask for more than you need: your economic objective must be reachable and proportioned to your fan base. It is much better to raise more than expected rather than not reaching the goal. So before setting it, check your fan page and fan list.
3. Do not wait for miracles: a crowd funding campaign needs creativity in designing it and consistency in collecting. A major mistake is to talk about the campaign before launching it, and then forget about it once it is online as it can go on by itself. Reality is drastically different and your fans will participate only if they consistently feel that the project is important for you. So, Focus on it!
4. Do not stress your fan base: Communication is the key, use it in a smart way. You are promoting something important for you. Do not be boring and repetitive. The right way to communicate is storytelling so tell your story in a honest and direct way and remember to be loyal to your style, let people feel part of it. Publish pictures, anecdotes, thanksgiving videos as well as any material you can identify with.
5. Shoot a powerful presentation video: keep in mind that the video is like a business card. You should be able to convince in no more than 1:30/ 2 minutes your public in participating your project. Remember to shoot the video with the same passion and creativity you put in composing your music.
6. Do not offer ordinary rewards: remember that nobody will be interested in your plectrum unless you are one of the Artic Monkeys… your fan wants exclusive rewards, things they cannot find everywhere. Be creative!
7. Start the right way: the beginning of your campaign is crucial and it will directly affect the results. You will not have a second chance to impress your public. Start from the closest circles (Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram). If they participate you will probably increase your base.
8. Don’t be late in rewarding your supporters: People gave you trust and the chance to make your dream come true reward them in short terms or, in case you know you can reward them in the medium long term only, communicate it to your fans.

Have a good crowdfunding time!

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