King Killer Studios is a music rehearsal and production facility in Gowanus, Brooklyn, that puts a heavy emphasis on maintaining a community of musicians and providing them with resources to help them thrive in the crowded & competitive NYC music scene, such as an in-house recording studio and showcase stage (as seen in the below video). Since opening in 2008, King Killer has provided Brooklyn musicians with large practice rooms at affordable rental prices, with things like WiFi, electrical service, and heat & AC included at no additional charge.
The Dream Eaters on King Killer's showcase stage (desktop only; link: https://youtu.be/g2WVA1U1-qQ)
This past month (December, 2017), the rooftop unit that provides the heating & cooling to a bulk of King Killer’s rooms began demonstrating signs of deterioration, and after multiple attempts to repair its myriad issues — and multiple dollars spent on those efforts — we’ve been told that the unit is beyond repair and needs to be replaced, which is no small feat, given its size and complexity.
The cost of this replacement equipment will drain our budget to a degree that would make it very difficult to continue operating in support of musicians and bands the way we have for the past 9 years, at least for the foreseeable future.
We don't like to make our problems anyone else's problems. It’s difficult for us to ask for help, but we're up against a wall, and feel we have no other choice but to reach out and ask for some assistance in covering some of the costs to fix this issue so we can get warm again and get the King Killer membership back to creating with a baseline of comfort.
Thanks for anything you can provide. We love you.
$10 - ESTEEMED DONOR PLAQUE
Be memorialized forever on an "Esteemed Donors" placard in our hallway giving perpetual thanks to those who helped us get heat back on!
$15 - RUMMAGE BIN
Come to our office and rummage through our bins. Keep 4 items you want. Secrets and surprises abound in the rummage bin. YAY RUMMAGE BIN!
$25 - CUSTOM GIF
Donate $25 and we'll make you a custom animated GIF! Anything or anyone you want, saying or not saying something! Nothing pro-Trump, tho, cuz fuck that guy .
$50 - BIG DEAL
We'll make a really big deal about you in a minute-long Instagram post. We'll extoll your accomplishments and good deeds alongside flattering photos.
$60 - KING KILLER T-SHIRT
Get a limited edition King Killer T-Shirt (sizes range from S - 2XL; let us know yours!)
$75 - CUSTOM POSTER
Donate $75 & we'll design a custom poster for your band's next show or any event or purpose you want. We'll even toss in a hi-res print on 13"x19" poster paper!
$100 - NAME A ROOM
Give any studio at King Killer any name you want (within reason), & we'll forever memorialize it with a large placard over the door to that room.
$250 - PHOTO SHOOT
Donate $250, and we'll do a full photo shoot for you, you and your partner, or your band. Includes studio AND location shots, and 2 hi-res 13" x 19" prints.
$350 - DIGITAL PRESS KIT
We'll produce a 2-3-minute Digital Press Kit video for you and/or your band, including live & interview footage, photos & text/graphic overlays.
$500 - RECORDING At this level, you will score a full 8-hour day of tracking, mixing, or both at King Killer's in-house recording studio for you and/or your band.
$800 - RECORDING X2!!!
This is the same as the "RECORDING" donation level, but twice the time...not twice the money!
$1,000 - MUSIC VIDEO
We'll produce a music video for you or your band, including concept, shooting, editing, everything, soup to nuts. Samples of previous work by request.
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