March 17, 2020
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on Vampr’s approach in responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Vampr has implemented a wide range of measures to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our contractors and suppliers. These measures are consistent with advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and we will be actively reviewing and co-ordinating our response as the situation evolves.
Our development team will continue operating remotely, with social distancing very much “business as usual” for them.
It should go without saying, we highly recommend keeping all your musical collaborations online for the time being — follow your local government’s advice with regards to self-isolating and additional safety measures.
I’m sure none of us imagined that our lives could shift so dramatically in such a short period of time. There’s no doubt about it, there’s some tough times ahead. From all of us at Vampr, we wish you all the best over the coming weeks and perhaps months.
We also hope that for those who find themselves spending more time alone, Vampr can be that little ray of sunshine in an otherwise dog-day-afternoon.
There’s always songs to be written, collaborations to be made and networks to be built. Maybe it’s time to dust off those songs at the bottom of the drawer or buried deep in the brain, to reach out to that killer DJ/singer/guitarist/beatmaker you have been wanting to work with and start on the “what’s next” for your musical career.
Let’s face it, it’s a lot more productive than watching another news report on bloody toilet paper!
To our brand new shareholders through our Wefunder crowdfunding campaign, we are working on distributing your perks but due to the small matter of a global pandemic there will be a delay in cap/hat manufacture and additional distribution until things return to normal. We thank you for your patience and look forward to delivering your perks in due course.
In addition, we are planning to soon provide a preview of some of the groundbreaking initiatives we have been working on over the past couple of months. Make no mistake, our pipeline of consumer products for 2020 is rich and exciting and we can’t wait to unveil them.
To the wider music industry, we will be reaching out to our PRO and label partners in the coming weeks to see how we might help their relief efforts for music industry professionals who have been affected by loss of work. No-one knows better than Baz the devastating impact the COVID-19 virus has had on the industry, with his own nationwide tour, 2020’s biggest Australian summer event, having just been cancelled midway through, with more than 10,000 jobs affected.
On a parting note, we’re all pretty much an incredibly resilient bunch, but the physical social isolation of this pandemic has the potential to remove our network of friends and family, the very people we rely on through tough times. To state the bleeding obvious, if ever there was a time to remember that our friends and the wider world are waiting for us online, it’s now 😊
Stay connected folks — and be safe!
Co-founder and CEO of Vampr