We would love to welcome anybody who is interested in OOO! We don't mind if you have little or no money, or if you have enough money to willingly invest more in OOO! - we greatly appreciate any and every support!
The price at the door is not fixed. Everyone who comes can just pay as much as he/she wants between 1,000 - 10,000 yen.
You can even donate more during the festival if you are moved by the performances – anything is appreciated!
*Please order at least 1 drink at each venue.
Crowdfunding isn’t just for collecting money, but also for having discussions and creating excitement for the event. Best of all is for us to reach an agreement on the concept among all who will participate, including the audience. In 2016 we collected 113,500 yen from crowdfunding for OOO! Warmest thanks to all those who participated!!!!!
Our concept is clearly described, including the detailed budget, and we will properly report the accounts after the festival.
The most common way to pay artists in Japan is to pay famous people as much as they ask, but pay nothing for not-so-famous artists (even taking money from beginners in the name of “Ticket Noruma”).
OOO!7 will prioritise covering artists' necessary expenses such as travel costs, parking, items spent on the performance, etc, by money and/or other benefits. Ideally, we will fully cover these costs as well as being able to distribute artist fees equally among all the participants.
Of course, we guarantee the quality of the bill since we treat all the performers equally instead of following the idea of “Name value = payment”.
On the bill of OOO! we have some big names who have already had a brilliant career, as well as those who are not well-known and are just beginning to build their name value. But we carefully curate the lineup and desire that all the participants are artists who should be known at the same level.
There is an idea that those highly experienced experts must be respected more, but we are sure that all the participants of OOO!7 have enough quality to be treated equally. When we collaborate with other artists, the performance must be an equal communication, no matter how famous or experienced the collaborator is.
Another thing is that it costs more for some artists depending on what kind of instruments/gear they use, or where they live. For example, travelling artists need transportation and accommodation, those with a huge pile of gear need to pay for car parking, or some artists spend several thousand yen (or even tens of thousand yen) for one performance. This time, we are trying to make it as fair as possible.
Payment to the artist includes the compensation of these necessary costs in addition to the artist fee as personnel pay.
However, of course I know that it’s normal for many of us to perform for free (unpaid work), and I understand there are implications to setting a minimum guarantee for all artists in these circumstances, but I want to balance the artists who actually cost money with those who don’t, as well as with the total balance of OOO!, so that everything is as fair as possible.
Sometimes some participants get paid tens of thousands of yen to play at big festivals (with grants or sponsorships), while they also participate in small events with small budgets that try to pay a few thousand yen or even only coins. In other (Western) countries it is also quite common to treat artists with food, drink, accommodation, and so on, besides the money.
By way of personal example, the highest treatment that I (Kazehito) received so far was around 80,000 yen (breakdown: 500CHF for artist fee + transportation + 2 weeks accommodation with food and drink). But also I do perform for free sometimes.
Each of you has different financial circumstances. Let’s make this edition of OOO! brilliant by this new way and with your passion!!!!!!!
- Tokyo (local) / Train fare round trip.
- Outside Tokyo / Payment according to the distance travelled and the balance of OOO!7 / rough estimate of around 5000 yen.
- Overseas / 5000 yen minimum guarantee + a fair redistribution of profits with other participants if we get a surplus.
Compensation for other specific necessary costs for the performance.
* We endeavour to achieve this as far as possible!
- If you need a car for carrying gear, we will guarantee 2000 yen for parking.
*Of course we will also do anything we can to support artists, such as finding accommodation, etc. Huge thanks to everyone who is not part of the OOOSOUND team but are helping out in any way!
Sadly, this calculation is still not enough to pay a decent artist fee, nor even to compensate 100% of the necessary costs. If we get a surplus more than the above, we will pay more to all the participants according to the above percentages. Your participation is truly appreciated!!!!!!!
I try to make it fair so that every participant (every artist, venue, audience member, volunteer, etc), each of whom has different circumstances, can get something from the festival, not only money-wise but in the sense of solidarity (instead of some people profiting while others lose).
Well, maybe I have written a bit aggressively above because these are quite new concepts in Tokyo's music scene... But please note that I do not mean that this is the completely perfect answer to this issue, nor that this is only the way to go forward into the future. We are trying out this concept at this edition of OOO!, and I truly hope that this will create further discussions among us all, and that this can be a new opportunity for everyone to search for possible answers to these issues, for participants (not only the artists but everyone involved) alike in all our varied circumstances.
We received by now
¥91,122 / ¥100,000 (¥150,000)
*The paypal transaction fee, etc will be deducted from this number.
12 people are supporting by now!
It depends on the number of audience adn how much they donate, but if we could reach ¥150,000, the stretch goal, highly likely we can pay abit more to all the participants besides the minimum guaranteed compensation.
Big big thanks to:
山本謙治 / Kenji Yamamoto
関直美 / Naomi Seki
児玉澄子 / Sumiko Kodama
外川剛寛 / Takehiro Togawa
徳久ウィリアム / William Tokuhisa
アイケイイチ / Xeiichi Ai
Crowdfunding packages and rewards
*Might be shipped after the event depending on the stock status.
*Click here if you prefer bank transfer instead of paypal.
¥1900~2900 / エントリーパック The Entry Package
Special thank you movie + Ticket
Maniacal tote bag, exclusively designed by HARO + Special thank you movie + Ticket
Totally new and specially made for OOO!7, by HARO, organizer of ‘NHK?!’ and most beloved genius freak who won’t stop shitting nitrogen on the underground scenes of Hiroshima.
*W36cm×H37cm, Strap55cm, Thickness8.3oz, 10l
LOVE OOO! T-shirt(white), exclusively designed by HARO + Special thank you movie + Ticket
The one and only HARO’s Maniacal artwork reconstructed with a hint of love woven into a T-shirt.
Find the hidden LOVE and be granted joy
*GILDAN 6oz body
¥6900~9900 / LOVE ONLY FOR YOUパック The LOVE ONLY FOR YOU Package
LOVE OOO! T-shirt(special in selectable colors, with your name printed), exclusively designed by HARO + Special thank you movie + Ticket
The LOVE OOO! T-shirt, normally made in white with black ink, can be customized to your demand in a variety of base and ink colors to choose from!
Plus! Your own name will be carved onto it too!!!
*GILDAN 6oz body
LOVE OOO! T-shirt(special in selectable colors, with your name printed), exclusively designed by HARO + Maniacal tote bag, exclusively designed by HARO + Special thank you movie + Backstage pass
The complete edition of OOO!7’s exclusive merchandise, amazingly topped off with a backstage pass!!!! No one will doubt you’re the VIP your highness!!!!!!
葉朗 / HARO
シルクスクリーンプリンター/グラフィックデザイナー Silk screen print artist / Graphic designer
Born in 1983, in Hiroshima, lives there on present day. Little by little has he emitted masses of interest in magazine-like forms, as well as “given up” one after another, now existing in the aftermath as an analyst slash crew member of a ship to Psychedelia. Also a member of the 「家作(casa-cue)」, original brand of Takashi Nemoto, President of “Tokushu-Manga”(distinctive manga artwork). Artwork design is done under the name「葉朗(HARO)」, silk screen print under「HARO WORKS」. His favorite flower is Chrysanthemum paludosum.