This quarter, I’ve been focused on the creation of six new merchandise items. As of yesterday, I have added two more to the four already created, fulfilling on that commitment.
I’ve always been excited about the idea of creating my own merchandise, but putting a structure around it and committing to the outcome has made a difference in me pushing forward with this project where I might have otherwise put it off until later.
I love it that the tools are better than ever, and there’s barely any friction to setting up custom merchandise anymore. It’s still not whiz-bang easy, but if you’ve got your designs ready, and you know the process, it takes 20, maybe 30 minutes per item.
Anyway, here’s what’s new:
The Music Entrepreneur Unisex T-Shirt
The Music Entrepreneur formed the foundation of what would ultimately become Music Entrepreneur HQ. But in the early days, I had a logo professionally designed. Even at that point, the potential was obvious to me. I knew the logo would look great on custom merchandise.
It’s taken a long time to get to this point, but for the first time ever, a T-shirt donning this beautiful logo is available.
The shirt is available in S, M, L, XL, and in multiple colors – black heather, heather midnight navy, dark grey heather, and aqua.
You can grab the t-shirt here.
The Music Entrepreneur Unisex Fleece Zip Up Hoodie
To round out the selection, I’ve also created a unisex fleece zip up hoodie donning the logo that’s still very much associated with Music Entrepreneur HQ today.
The hoodie is available in S, M, L, XL, and in multiple colors – black, charcoal heather, navy, and alpine green.
So far, this is the only piece of merchandise with an embroidered logo. Neat!
You can grab the hoodie here.
I’ve identified a couple of other items I would love to add The Music Entrepreneur logo to, so stay tuned. I don’t have a deadline for those, but when they’re ready, I’ll be sure to let you know.
With my growing involvement in podcasting, I’ve also made the foray into wearables / merchandise. You may have seen my first T-shirt design.
Today, I wanted to share a couple of new additions to the inventory. I will be adding these to a new page on the website as well.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex T-Shirt
The T-shirt has been available for several weeks, but I didn’t get around to announcing it in an official capacity until today – in the latest episode of the podcast, and right here on the blog.
The T-shirt, donning the latest, longest-running iteration of the podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, as well as in multiple colors – black, dark grey heather, asphalt, gold, and white. I’m especially excited about the gold, though it might be too “loud” a choice for some.
You can grab the T-shirt here.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex Fleece Zip Up Hoodie
The hoodie became available just today. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of hoodies, and they are my go-to in the fall, and the winter (depending on how cold it is, of course – a hoodie won’t be quite enough to keep you warm during cold Calgary winters).
The hoodie, donning the official podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, and you can find it in a few simple colors – black, charcoal heather, and white.
You can grab the hoodie here.
Will there be more to come? Yes, there will be! I’m big into T-shirts and hoodies myself, but you’re welcome to let me know what you’d like to see. If it exists, there’s a good chance I can add my design to it.
And if you do choose to patronize my store, thank you in advance. I do this for the love of it, not for the profit of it.
This quarter, I have a new focus. I shared a little bit about it yesterday, but here it is in a sentence:
I’m launching a new Def Leppard fan podcast and merch line.
We’re officially three weeks into the project, which of course I intend to document as it unfolds.
At this point, we’re still very much speculating on what’s possible, generating ideas, and looking for team members, but there is a bit of an esthetic that’s quickly forming.
I’m starting to see this project as an opportunity to be as outrageous as I want to be. I’m seeing it as a sandbox in which I get to play and be as ridiculous and crazy as I desire. And that’s why it’s going to be a success!
I’m especially excited today that our first T-shirt has launched!
Here it is:
Yes, like I said, it’s completely outrageous. And that’s what makes this fun! This may be the first entry into our merch line, but it certainly won’t be the last.
I’ve already had some questions about the new shirt, so here’s a convenient FAQ, just for you:
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s everything you need to know about the new unisex T-shirt:
Is the T-Shirt Available for Purchase? Where Can I Get it?
Yes, the T-shirt is available for purchase, and you can find it at this link.
How Much Does the T-Shirt Cost?
$25 USD plus shipping. That goes for all sizes.
What Sizes Are Available?
We’ve set up S, M, L, and XL for your convenience.
Is it Only Available in White?
Yes, currently, it’s only available in white, but we plan to launch a black one soon.
Will There be Other Designs?
Of course, the sky is the limit! You can expect to see David Andrew Wiebe, Music Entrepreneur HQ, and even The New Music Industry Podcast shirts and wearables soon. My focus this quarter, though, is to launch as many Adrenalize wearables as possible.
Who Designed the T-Shirt?
I designed it alongside my sister and my podcast co-host Brennan.