hi jeremy,urbandubz said:Hi there,
Is there anyone here who has a music related T-shirt website/company??
yes, there is always demand for Music designs.urbandubz said:Hi,
The reason I ask, it that Im about to start up a company specialisng in dance / urban music shirts, and was would like to hear from people in this field. How do you find business? Is there big demand for these type of shirts?
advice ? sorry about that. Im not a Music T-Shirt Advice Guru, believe me.urbandubz said:thanks Lucy, for your advice... So where do you think would be the best places to market my music tee's online? I know its quite a broad question, but any help would be great..
Well, I think your concept is good. Undoubtably you and your partner's experience in the music and fashion industry will be a great asset for your business.urbandubz said:What do you think?
I want that as my new forum signature Great advice!Unfortunately, my opinion of your strategy isn't going to help you much in determining if it is a viable business
That's just how it is. If you just tell people your idea, and ask for their opinion, a lot of them will tell you how awesome it is. But if you show them your product and ask them to drop some cold hard cash on it, it's a different story
Another great bit of advice. Having passion about your design subject can make those challenging times seem less like work and more like fun. In the end, if you're getting paid to do what you LOVE doing, you're in heavenI would stick with the dance / urban music shirts because that is what you are passionate about.
like I said, the Hip-Hop and Afro-American Icons of the past (Malcom X included and such) should be dominating the t-shirt market today with legit goods. But it's not.urbandubz said:thanks....
so, do you think its a good idea to specialise in a certain genre of music, or is it more viable to be open ended with it??
I really believe we have something here.. Our Urban Dubz label started out as just an independent record label specialising in the UK Underground dance music scene, and has a little bit of a name for its self on that scence around UK & parts of Europe.
I decided to get involved in the clothing side of things, because of my business partner, who is a well respected designer, who has worked as head designer at Puma, Sergio Tacchini, and Umbro. We thought it would be great idea to set up venture into this, with my experience in the music industry, and my partners experince in the design and fashion industry.
Neither one of us, has ever been involves specifilly in the T-shirt industry, but it just looked as if it can be a great business venture.
The area we chose to aim for with the t-shirts, hasnt really been explored as far as we can see, so we decided to go for it.
The only other record label i can think of who became success worldwide with there music and clothing range, was Nervous Records NYC. I guess we're trying to go in that direction.
What do you think?
this is where you will fail. When money greed comes into play.urbandubz said:having a great idea is one thing, but turning that great idea into "cold hard cash" is another.;-)
I think you may be talking about different things here. Nobody mentioned anything about "gouging artists". Everyone knows you make money off of t-shirt sales, so that's no big secret. You won't fail by wanting to make a profit.There is no one who will support you knowing that you will be making money Off and gouging the artists you represent. Not in this Hood anyways.
Not only do I think this attack is misplaced, I don't think it's even accurate.T-BOT said:this is where you will fail. When money greed comes into play.
You will have a better change to hit the big times and good will come your way when you are truly humble about what you preach and design.