1. What exactly is the CAMP?
The CAMP is a entertainment co-op and artist relations agency designed to help up and coming talent through a member supporting member social network.
2. What makes the CAMP different from other social networks or artists sites?
The CAMP differs from other social networks and artists’ sites in that it is more than a place to share pictures, products and information. The CAMP is actually invested in the physical support of members via investment of it’s own revenues and staff to offer unique career advancing opportunities and compensation.
3. Is the CAMP only for performing talents like bands, comedians, actors etc?
No, the CAMP is also for artists that display their talents through painting, writing, sculpting and more.
4. Is the paid membership the only way to experience the CAMP?
No, the CAMP can be experienced from the non talent relations option of the Friends membership profiles. Friends are supporters of the CAMP or of CAMP members that don’t have access to any of the income generating or career advancing opportunities of the network.
5. Why does the CAMP make money from members’ sales?
Because there is cost to warehouses all the merchandise members will be selling, (and acts as the mail order and online fulfillment company to insure that all transactions are secure and timely) we have processing fees on items sold through the network. Also In addition to the staff that will manage all the shipping and handling needs, there is also the department that handles compensation distribution and accounting . Again, these services and other member support services are why there are both monthly dues and processing fees on sales of goods and services through the CAMP network.
6. Does “No Artist Left Behind” mean that every CAMP will go on national tours and promotional appearances?
While the possibility exists for every member to experience national appearances, tours and income generating sales, there is no guarantee that everyone will experience these to the same degree. Since our opportunities are incentive based, the effort put into supporting others impacts the degree of support returned.
7. Can major label or celebrity talent join the CAMP?
While the CAMP’S primary function is the career advancement of up and coming indie talent, everyone is welcome to join as either a friend or as CAMP talent subject to all the terms of the TOS.
8. What happens if a member is late on dues or the agreed upon two purchases a month?
If a members misses their dues payment, they will receive notification of the missed payment and when another payment attempt will take place. If the second attempt to collect dues is unsuccessful then said member will have their access restricted until the agreed upon payment is made.
Regarding the two purchases a month, if a member fails to choose their purchase items by the designated time explain in the how this works section, then two items will auto send to insure the agreed upon requirement is met.
9. Will the CAMP report sales to Sound Scan?
Products with the proper bar coding will be reported to Sound Scan.
10. Is the CAMP anti record label, or any established entertainment institution?
Major labels, movie studios, mainstream radio and other entertainment institutions can be very beneficial business partners to indie talent and the CAMP. So no the CAMP is not anti-label or anti any established legal entertainment entity. However the CAMP is anti-any business practices on the part of major labels, studios, radio etc that tries to exploit and limit up and coming talent.
11. Can a group register multiple members under one group membership?
No. Each CAMP membership joins individually and has their own account. However this is no way stops groups from setting up their profile and shopping info as a group.
12. How do members without actual products or contents to sell benefit from the CAMP member to member support?
Since not all members offer tangible products or merchandise, the CAMP also promotes usage of members’ services as no different than the selling of physical products. With services having the same push as products, a model for example can have her services secured for a photo shot or music video and have that hiring count as one of the two minimum purchases each member makes a month. Therefore members that are not offering goods are certainly offering services that can be as profitable as physical merchandise, making this one way members benefit from our purchase guidelines without selling in tangible products.