We give 1% of our sales to Play It Strange. When we say sales we are talking about what accountants call net revenue. That means 1% of every Orbitsound product online or wholesale in NZ goes to the organization. There is no cap on the amount of money we give to Play It Strange.
At Orbitsound we give at least 1% of our time to working with Play It Strange each year. We focus on concerts to help Kiwi Kids grow into Kiwi artists. This is done through our Orbitsound studio initiative.
Play It Strange was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests in songwriting and musical performance.
We hosted three up and coming artists at Backbeat Studio in Auckland. Each artist played 3 - 4 songs in front of an intimate crowd. We recorded and filmed their performances helping spread their talent across NZ.
We comissioned artist Shane Hansen to create a one off kiwiana M9. We auctioned it on TradeMe Cool Auctions, all proceeds to Play It Strange.