Minimal Techno Chief Crowd-Funds for Detroit Club
Terrence Dixon has succeeded in raising enough money to ‘soft launch’ a new club in Detroit, after launching an appeal on crowd-sourcing site GoFundMe.com.
“Today, sadly, Detroit’s own artists have to perform abroad in order to have a career in music, because there is currently not a single club dedicated to this style of electronic music,” the Minimal Techno founder said on the page.
“We currently have all the elements in establishing this fine club, except a building. We are asking you to help Detroit and its artists to be a part of the new Detroit that is currently being built.
Following up on Facebook, this week, he stressed he needs far more contributions in the future than the US$2,000 raised, to cover new bathrooms, a sound system, staffing costs and rental.
“Wanna’ explain this fund to you, it’s for the move in cost of the venue we have, the landlord is very cool and is willing to let us be there rent free for three month’s after we pay the move in cost which is $5000,” he explained.
“The monthly rent is $2500 per month, landlord told us if we do repairs to the building while we are there, that we will take it off the rent,” he said.
“We are asking for help because we have no sponsorship, don’t have an idea how to get it and getting no help so far,” Dixon also added.
“And the people that tell us they are going to help are dragging they feet a little, to be honest, seems like they are waiting for us to get the venue, then they will help us faster.” (Facebook)