You moan and groan that you’re not getting enough money from your gigs and album sales and that the music industry is nearing extinction. Well, welcome to the year 2010-you have to accept the fact that most fans want FREE music and are not willing to spend much on music itself. So what’s a musician to do if people don’t buy much music anymore? Sigh and exit the door for some corporate job? The battle is not yet over-maybe a kick-ass band merch can feed you and save your band. What did you say? You already tried that but no one bought it? Then find new ways to promote them better and come up with really creative designs. I mean really, really creative designs. Think of things other than shirts and buttons.
Check out these unusual band merch so you’d realize that there is no limit to creativity when it comes to band merch.
Promotional Condoms- Bloc Party
High impact merch/ giveaway at a low cost. Merch like this could never be ignored and it’s promoting responsibility. If you want to have custom-made condoms, this is where you should go. You can have them for $0.4 or less.
Logo’d Lollipops- Beatstreaks
A popular German punk rock band called The Beatsteaks is selling logo’d lollipops at their concerts and on their website – a sweet merch idea! The Beatsteaks “b” logo appears on the surface of the raspberry lollipop in red sugar, creating truly original merch that fans are guaranteed to love.
A truly yummy way to promote your music. The Monkees did it years ago but that doesn’t make it less effective now. Fans get up in the morning to get your box, pour out some cereals on the bowl, and probably stare at your box as they sleepily plan their day.