£12,158

raised of £20,000 stretch target

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This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 7th August 2020 at 5:51pm

Sound Inc's COVID-19 crowdfunder has been launched to ensure the survival of our amazing business.

by Sound Inc in Blaydon On Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any money generated by our stretch target will be invested in our continued survival throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it's purpose will be to explore other income streams and generally help subsidise us until we are open at a capacity similar to pre-COVID levels.

At the point we return at full capacity, we will then hold the remaining excess money until the pandemic normalises. Once we are stable, the excess money raised will be directly invested into further improving our facilities. This means either purchasing new music equipment to be used by all, or to pay towards direct developments in our studio decor, acoustics and our overall customer experience.

We would like to thank every single person who has helped us reach our goal. You have given Sound Inc a real platform from which to navigate through the fog of COVID-19.

Thank you.


INC IT FORWARD 

My name is Luke Scott, I run Sound Inc studios in Blaydon, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have been proudly serving the North East for over 12 years with our amazing musical facilities and superb skills with a kettle. Thank you for visiting our INC IT FORWARD crowdfunder page. Please watch our campaign launch video to learn more about our story.
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The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, ourselves included. Sadly, Sound Inc wasn't able to access funding that most British business was able to at the beginning of the crisis. A new fund of half the original amount has been released, but there's still no guarantee that we will qualify. We've been proactive and have turned to a people powered Crowdfunding campaign to help us stay on top of inevitable monthly bills while also enabling us to adapt to a new normal.

1591968884_think_sound_inc.pngThe music industry has been hit particularly hard, and every level of our industry is reeling due to the knock on effects of social distancing and strict measures on personal contact and general hygiene. Touring, events and premises based industry (like music venues) have been hit the worst, with nearly every gig and festival in 2020 being rescheduled. Sound Inc is no exception, as we fall into the premises-based business category.

1591967323_sound_inc_office.jpgThe biggest challenge we are going to face is effectively socially distancing our premises due to how small some of our communal areas are. Even when we do resume to a level of normal, there will still be massive stress and restrictions on cleaning, changeovers, and needing to run at 25% or 50% capacity to allow for safe use of the facilities. Our highest priority has always been the safety of our customers and our staff, and our new duty of care will require careful consideration and planning. As a studio, we feel that for the time being, it's best that we wait to see the true lay of the land before deciding how to proceed.

This means that for the time being, we are going to have to remain closed and explore other avenues of funding and commerce to ensure that we're ready to launch back into the action when this awful disease subsides to a level where more normal activity can resume.

We've been the pick of professionals like Years and Years for years and years (excuse the pun) and we intend to get back to offering our touring grade rehearsal studios as soon as we feel it is safe and viable.

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INC it forward is our response to the covid crisis. We are going to be offering different tiers of donations and rewards, alongside the option for you to purchase brand new products which have been cultivated during lockdown. This fund is specifically aimed at helping a business  explore new avenues of income in the face of COVID-19 so that it may have more strings on it's metaphorical bow.

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The goal is to reach our £5000 target so we are able to be match funded an additional £5000. While some of this money will help sustain us, some of it will be deployed in new directions to help us diversify our offerings and ultimately to help us survive the pandemic as a business.

We need your help to make this a reality, please consider doing any of the following to assist in the reaching of our £5000 target.

1. Donate to our Crowdfunder
2. Pledge
to one of our awesome rewards
3. Talk about this Crowdfunder
with your family, friends, bandmates and pets
4. Share this Crowdfunder
on social media

Sound Inc has more story to tell, more people to teach, more growth to nurture, more musicians lost at sea who have yet to find us and call us home.

Help us continue this story.

Help us INC it forward.


#incitforward


We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£80 or more

INC it forward superfan bundle

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC T shirt (any fit) 3] Firebloom INC Supersoft Hoody 4] Firebloom INC coffee mug 5] 250g of Tynemouth Coffee (Ground Inc blend) For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email your selections to: crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£15 or more

Firebloom INC T-shirt (Youth)

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC T-shirt (Limited edition) - Youth XS to Youth XL available - Please email your T-shirt colour and size to crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk Please note that these will be made to order, so we can't re-make them, please double check your size before ordering if unsure.

£20 or more

Firebloom INC tote bag (fully recycled)

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC tote bag (Limited edition) These heavyweight tote bags are made from 60% recycled pre-consumer cotton organically grown & 40% recycled post-consumer polyester. We love eco-friendly at Sound Inc, now you can carry your shopping in a stylish and environmentally concious way. 36cm x 40cm x 6cm.

£25 or more

Firebloom INC T-shirt (Unigender)

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC T-shirt (Limited edition) - XS to 2XL available - Please email your T-shirt colour and size to crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk Please note that these will be made to order, so we can't re-make them, please double check your size before ordering if unsure.

£25 or more

Firebloom INC T-shirt (ladies fitted)

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC T-shirt (Limited edition) - S to XL available - Please email your T-shirt colour and size to crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk Please note that these will be made to order, so we can't re-make them, please double check your size before ordering if unsure.

£30 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Custom guitar/mic cable

Our friends at INC cables are offering custom jack / XLR cables of all standard lengths up to 10 meters. All varieties of connectors, colours and coding options come at no extra cost. You really have the freedom to create an industry standard cable that reflects you and your music. Contact crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk to start building your cable. REWARDS: 1] Industry standard cable

£35 or more

Firebloom INC Supersoft Hoody (Unigender)

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom INC Supersoft Hoody (Limited edition) - XS to XXL available - Please email your sweatshirt colour and size to crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk Please note that these will be made to order, so we can't re-make them, please double check your size before ordering if unsure.

£40 or more

INC it forward coffee bundle

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom tall latte mug 3] 1kg of awesome Tynemouth Coffee: "Ground Inc" blend Check out their brew guides to select the right blend! - https://www.tynemouthcoffee.com/brew-guides -

£50 or more

Write your own episode of Pudding Tales

Send our doggy mascot Pudding Seafarer on a YouTube adventure in your own episode of his famous show: "Pudding Tales". Why not get him to review your band, check out a famous landmark, or encounter something out of the ordinary. Use your imagination. (Must be family friendly). REWARDS: 1] YOUR OWN ADVENTURE VIDEO! (OMG --- PUDDING TALES!!!) 2] INC it forward badge 3] Limited edition Pudding Seafarer mug and coaster

£60 or more

INC it forward coffee and tee bundle

REWARDS: 1] INC it forward badge 2] Firebloom tall latte mug 3] 1kg of awesome Tynemouth Coffee: "Ground Inc" blend 4] Firebloom INC T shirt (any fit) Check out their brew guides to select the right blend! - https://www.tynemouthcoffee.com/brew-guides - For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email your selections to: crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£80 or more

Acoustic absorption panel

Control the sound in your home music space with a professional, handmade wooden acoustic treatment panel (made with high grade baltic birch plywood). Standardised size and easy to install. Please note that these panels will treat very specific areas of your listening space. Most rooms will require more than one acoustic panel. Contact us for advice. Dimensions: 595mm x 595mm x 50mm Material: Baltic Birch

£84 or more

The Backstage Pass - Discount scheme

The backstage pass gives an individual a personal £1 discount per hour on their share of any rehearsal cost. Also allows other discounts across linked services. Valid throughout 2020 and 2021. REWARDS: 1] £1 discount per hour on any rehearsal studio time (2020/2021) 2] 10% discount in our music store 3] 15% discount on INC cables (from August 2020) 4] Branded lanyard with your backstage pass

£90 or more

"Four Cable Method" loom (ideal for Helix users)

INC cables' 4 cable method loom is 10m long and has 3 signal cables within a strong and flexible Van Damme multicore. The tails on each end have durable sleeving and are protected at the joins. Tail lengths can be customised, as can colour coding. This is an all in one solution that means a quick and easy pack up after a gig if you're a 4 cable guy. Sleeved and unsleeved available. REWARDS 1] INC cables 3 core loom

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

'Skyline' Acoustic diffuser panel

This 'Skyline' diffuser panel is purpose built for scattering mid and high frequencies while maintaining musical clarity in a listening space. Standardised size and easy to install. Please note that these panels will treat very specific areas of your listening space. Most rooms will require more than one acoustic panel. Contact us for advice. Dimensions: 595mm x 595mm x 100mm Materials: Baltic Birch + Redwood

£150 or more

7 of 20 claimed

Own one of our stairs. (Really)

Stairs are normally the enemy. Now you could own one of ours and take pride every time you struggle up it. We will mount a durable print to the front of your step for all to gaze upon in wonderment! REWARDS 1] Your own step (WOOOOO!!!) 2] Firebloom INC T shirt (any fit) 3] Firebloom INC coffee mug + 250g coffee. - email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk with artwork and your T shirt type/colour/size.

£150 or more

Add your dog to Pudding's family tree

Our mascot, Pudding Seafarer, is trying to find his long lost family. Is your pooch related to him? REWARDS: 1] Backstory crafted between your pet and Pudding 2] Framed renaissance style portrait of your canine. 3] Copy of the family tree 4] Ltd. edition Pudding Seafarer mug/coaster/coffee 5] Firebloom INC T shirt (any fit) email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk with doggy photo + Tee type/colour/size (info above)

£200 or more

INC it forward rockstar bundle

REWARDS: 1] HALL OF FAME wall display for home 2] INC it forward badge 3] 2x Firebloom INC T shirt (any fit) 4] Firebloom INC Supersoft Hoody 5] Firebloom INC coffee mug 6] 1kg of Tynemouth Coffee beans (Ground Inc blend) 7] INC cable deal For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email your selections to: crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Nickname Studio 2

Nickname Studio 2 for all future promotion! REWARDS: 1] HALL OF FAME picture + plaque displayed in your studio 2] HALL OF FAME wall display for home 3] INC it forward badge 4] 2x Firebloom Tshirt 5] 2x Firebloom Hoody 6] Firebloom tote bag 7] Firebloom mug/coaster/coffee 8] 2x INC cable reward (see above) For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Nickname Studio 4

Nickname Studio 4 for all future promotion! REWARDS: 1] HALL OF FAME picture + plaque displayed in your studio 2] HALL OF FAME wall display for home 3] INC it forward badge 4] 2x Firebloom Tshirt 5] 2x Firebloom Hoody 6] Firebloom tote bag 7] Firebloom mug/coaster/coffee 8] 2x INC cable reward (see above) For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Nickname Studio 1

Nickname Studio 1 for all future promotion! REWARDS: 1] HALL OF FAME picture + plaque displayed in your studio 2] HALL OF FAME wall display for home 3] INC it forward badge 4] 2x Firebloom Tshirt 5] 2x Firebloom Hoody 6] Firebloom tote bag 7] Firebloom mug/coaster/coffee 8] 2x INC cable reward (see above) For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Nickname Studio 3

Nickname Studio 3 for all future promotion! REWARDS: 1] HALL OF FAME picture + plaque displayed in your studio 2] HALL OF FAME wall display for home 3] INC it forward badge 4] 2x Firebloom Tshirt 5] 2x Firebloom Hoody 6] Firebloom tote bag 7] Firebloom mug/coaster/coffee 8] 2x INC cable reward (see above) For available garments, colours and sizes, see individual clothing items above and email crowdfunder@soundinc.co.uk

Let's make 'INC It Forward' happen

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