Games Without Frontiers
Donate to get a free song!!!!
We're trying something kind of new.
We're trying to raise funds to cover the costs of recording and working on our new album.
For your donation, you will receive an unreleased Collide mp3. It's our version of Peter Gabriel's song "Games Without Frontiers" that we made especially for this. It won't be on the new album, and the only place you will be able to get it is by donating on our store.
With any donation of $20 or more, you will also get your name in the credits of our new album, as a special supporter.
And now some background on Collide, and to anyone who isn't familiar with how me make music:
We are a completely self run entity. We are our own record company. We do our own recording, producing and mixing. For any of our cover songs that we record, we pay all of the licensing fees. We do all of the artwork that you see, and make all of the merchandise that you find on our store. All of your orders are processed directly from us, with no middlemen.
We've been making music this way since the year 2000.
Here are some interesting facts that some of you may or may not know about the business of being a musician, and what enables us to continue to make music:
* If you buy something directly from our website, and you spend $10, we get the whole $10, minus only the processing fees from either the credit card company or paypal.
* If you purchase something from iTunes, we get about 67 cents for each dollar you spend.
* If you purchase a CD from someplace like Amazon, we get about 45 cents for each dollar you spend.
* If you download something from a torrent site, we of course get $0.
Our announcement of our new donation idea comes only days after we received a message on our facebook page from someone (umm...we'll call her Mandie) that had downloaded almost all of our releases for free. That's about 150 songs. We love Mandie, and we're glad she likes our music enough to keep coming back for more, but the truth is that there are costs that we have to pay to continue to do what we love, and hopefully what you love to listen to.
For anyone who feels like they can help out a little, or for people like Mandie who have been getting our music for free, now is your chance to help and donate to help us continue to make music.