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The Chain Tape Collective
The CT Collective was originally started by Michael Klobuchar as a chain tape group; that is, as a group whose members recorded music by mailing a master tape throughout the United States and Europe. The finished tape was then cleaned up and distributed to the members as a CD. No one got paid for any of this, and the organization, mastering, and mailing of our collaborative projects was done by members who volunteered their time and resources.
Since then, we've started to do more than one project at a time, and we've also decided to streamline the recording process by having people simply mail their contributions to the person mastering the project. After this stage, copies go out to other people who have volunteered to duplicate CDs and distribute them to the contributors and to other interested parties.
As part of our effort to streamline what was otherwise a rather cumbersome process, we have organized a main mailing list through which all projects are now coordinated. As projects get underway, they get their own mailing list.
To join the CT Collective, suggest projects, and contribute music and/or labor to the cause, go to the links page and click the mailing list link.
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