#PayWhatYouWant Record Label

by chrecords in West Yorkshire

We did it
On 19th June 2015 we successfully raised £45 with 2 supporters in 32 days

Support a fairer music industry for artists and fans, by supporting Clown House Records. #PayWhatYouWant

by chrecords in West Yorkshire

Clown House Records needs your help.....

Clown House Records are a new record label based in West Yorkshire and our aim is simple. We want to make the music industry fairer to musicians, whilst still providing music lovers with the phenomenal music they all crave at a reasonable price.


Why are we different?

We formed in 2013 by Spencer and Nick. Their hearts beat to a different beat, almost everyday, because they love music. They looked at the industry and all they could see was hard working artists not getting anything for their music and music lovers that were paying well over the odds for their music.

We have a new business model which means our label will be a million times better for artist, music lover and label alike.

Here are just a few reasons why we're different :

- Our signed artists own their music (not the case with some of the other record labels)

- Income from music and event sales, goes directly to the band

- Music lovers pay what they want for the music they download

- We're passionate about music and we're hoping to follow our dreams of doing what we love, working with bands and listening to music


Who founded Clown House Records?

Clown House Records was formed by music lovers Spencer and Nick. For more information about them visit our website www.clownhouserecords.com

(Spencer is on the left, Nick is on the right)


What will we use the money for?

Our pitch aims to raise £5,000 so that we can sign our first artist and work with them to produce their first album. Here are some of the other expenses we are likely to incur over the coming 12-24 months.

- £7,000 to purchase a reliable vehicle to get our bands to and from their gig's, therefore reducing theirs and our costs

- £3,000 to advertise the first signed band

- £2,000 to produce our website and the website for our first signed artist


With this in mind, we've set an overfund target in the hope that you'll be super helpful and give us the helping hand we need to get our record label off the ground and hte music industry changed forever. We really appreciate whatever help you can give us.


Why support us?

Clown House Records is more than just a record label and much more than just a business. We are a business, but music is more than just a money earner.

We love music, especially live music, and we want to follow our dream and help others follow theirs. Our dream is to work in the music industry and we want to help the thousands of amazing unsigned artists, get signed and do what they love.

Music has the power to inspire us, to push us that little bit further, to go the extra mile. It makes you feel alive as it courses through your body. 

We want to be the record label that treats artists fairly, allows music lovers to enjoy their most precious possession as well as working tirelessly to make the industry better and fairer for everyone.

We are different to other record labels, we don't take a percentage of sales, rather a percentage of annual profits meaning that we only make money if the band makes money rather than our label making money and the band being left with nothing.

All of the artists music is owned directly by the band, not the label, something unheard of in most record labels.


What is the 'Founders Club'?

The Founders Club is an exclusive club for those who support Clown House Records at the beginning of this record labels life. People cannot become a member after the label has signed it's first artist, so join now. The club includes exclusive benefits :

- Exclusive opportunities to meet the signed bands

- Free music downloads

- Win signed merchandise

- Regular label updates

- Chance to visit the Clown House Records HQ

Everybody who supports this campaign will join the 'Founders Club' as a special thank you from us for your help.


What is a 'Backstage Pass' from Clown House Records?

A backstage pass allows you to do exactly what it says on the tin, you can come backstage. Your backstage pass allows you and one other person, free entry in to any event being organised by Clown House Records, whether it be a gig, a festival, a charity fundraiser, literally whatever events we run.

The backstage pass can be passed to friends. The only condition with these passes are that you must tell us you intend to go to an event to allow us to plan for numbers.

So imagine Clown House Records signs one of the greatest artists of a generation and we're putting on a festival where they will be appearing, you'll get backstage and most likely the chance to meet the band. You'd get free entry to the event.

For every donation above £10, you'll be entered in to a competition to win one lifetime 'Backstage Pass'.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2 or more

£2 Reward

You will get at thank you email and membership to the Founders Club

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will be entered in to a competition to win a 'Lifetime Backstage Pass', a letter thanking you for your help and membership to the 'Founders Club'.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You will join the Founders Club, enter a competition to win a Lifetime Backstage Pass, get a letter thanking you for your support and the album from our first signed act, signed by the band of course.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Ticket to our first event, signed album from our first artist, entry in to a competition to win a Lifetime Backstage Pass, a letter thanking you for your help and membership to the Founders Club.

£200 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£200 Reward

A ticket to our launch night, ticket to our first event, signed album from our first artist signed by the band in a frame, competition to win a Lifetime Backstage Pass, membership to the Founders Club and a letter thanking you.

£500 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£500 Reward

Backstage Pass valid for 3 years, competition to win a Lifetime Backstage Pass, a ticket to our launch night and our the first event for our first signed artist, a signed copy of their album in a frame, membership to the Founders Club and a letter thanking you for your help.

£1,500 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£1,500 Reward

A Lifetime Backstage Pass, membership to the founders club, a letter thanking you for your help, tickets to our launch night, a signed hard back book that looks at the record label, a copy of our first signed artists album in a frame and the chance to meet our first signed bank as well as meeting the people from the record label. We'll also write to you to thank you for your help.

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