A couple of weeks ago we noticed that Denver-based My Body Sings Electric sold out of tickets to an upcoming show. Nothing new here. But, the band used their Bandcamp site to bundle $10 tickets with a free download of their recently released Oceancrest single. Even better, for a couple bucks more, fans could get a free t-shirt, too. Simple, but genius.
“We wanted all of our stuff in one place,” explains band member Brandon Whalen. “Selling tickets and merch has actually been a snap for us,” he adds. The band handled Bandcamp orders and left the appropriate tickets, and goodies, for will-call pick-up at the Bluebird Theatre. Their scheme worked a treat, the band sold out of their allotted tickets quickly. “Pairing tickets with merch is a super stellar way to move some of our inventory, get some income flowing, and get the fans an even better deal,” says Whalen.
Kudos to My Body Sings Electric, check out their pop-leaning indie sounds.
We love to hear of interesting, out of the ordinary, and innovative packages for sale on Bandcamp. Oh, and as I type, here’s a unique bundle I just learned of (surely a Bandcamp first,) from the Brooklyn-based Stars and Letters record label who are bundling A Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) set in a glass vial with free download of the GYPSMYTH album.
Big shout to Stars and Letters, their Misfit Mod “Sugar C” single is a recent personal favorite.