Remember the old days when you could to buy an LP record and find inside gifts like stickers, patches, even posters. do you miss those days. Today’s packaging of the CD format just doesn’t allow many options for record labels and bands to give away such gifts. Here is a newly discovered product that is doing sort of a reverse take by including a CD in their packaging. The product is called “Band Mates Card Game.”
The producers of band mates have the idea of including indie music artists in the game and packaging the game with a CD Compilation which includes only songs from the bands within the game. WOW - Great Idea! When you receive the CD you’ll also have great card game that is fun and exciting to play.
Speaking with Lynden Cox, the producer of the game from Bull Dog Entertainment. Each game requires 10 bands with each band having 5 members. However all bands are welcome to be in the game even those with 3 or 4 musicians in the band. The band can include a crew members or persons of other importance to the band to make up the 5 members needed.
The main idea behind the game is to help indie bands and labels sell CD’s and spread indie music. The game also works as a distribution tool says Mr. Cox. “Let’s say we have 10 bands from all area’s of the USA. In the band package each band will receive 50 copies of the game/CD package to sell at their shows, online via web sites, and even third party sites. If the bands are from all area’s of the USA, then each band is distributing each others music to all those area’s.”
“It’s all about the bands helping bands and labels helping labels. Of course for larger labels with 10 artists of their own, we can customize any game with only that labels artists, logos, etc.. and make it their own version. Another great tool for labels to showcase bands at trade shows, or sell to the public who would like to hear different bands before buying their CD. In this case band mates will bring in up sales for the labels.”
Bull Dog Entertainment produces the game individually with humorous band names and characters and is currently raising funds for the first run production currently on kickstarter. Kickstarter capaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lcc/band-mates-card-game
There are great reward packages available for individuals and bands. Mr. Cox has also told us “Every band or record label that contributes through a reward package of $100 or more will receive a $250 discount in they are interested in getting into the game”.
See the website for details: http://www.bandmatesgame.com
Blog post sponsored by Band Mates Card Game.