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Little Pawns Is Now The Official Kris Allen Street Team!

We are so excited to tell you that Little Pawns is now

the OFFICIAL Kris Allen Street Team!



And it’s all because of you! Making flyers, calling radio stations to request “Alright With Me”, promoting Kris’s shows…each and every Little Pawn deserves credit for our official status.


Kris and his team saw what we were doing, what we have accomplished so far, and they wanted to show that they support and appreciate all of our hard work!


Our “Official” title means that we’ll be able to do some really cool Street Team contests with member-exclusive giveaways. We can utilize our creativity by being able to sell exclusive Little Pawns merchandise. Plus, we’ll be among the FIRST to get the latest news on Kris! Naturally, we will continue in our efforts to spread the word about Kris and his music.


You probably won’t notice many changes in the day-to-day business of Little Pawns. However, please be aware that our website address is now: www.littlepawns.com. (I'm sure you all noticed the kick-awesome new banner on the home page, though, right?)


Please note that being “Official” does not mean that we have a direct link to Kris. We are in contact with his management team only. Also, keep in mind that our activities reflect directly on Kris, so let’s make sure we continue to make him look good!


With the slew of new activities that we are going to be able to do, we will be needing all pawns on deck as much as possible. Any effort, no matter how small, is much appreciated. We'd like to remind everyone that we continue to accept donations, which you can find on the Little Pawns homepage. You are not required to contribute, but it would most certainly be appreciated!


Kris sings “Come together…over me”, and that is exactly what we did and what we will continue to do. So be proud, Little Pawns! Be proud! Let's all put our best foot forward to make this street team a success!


Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @littlepawns!


Also, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or questions below!

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Comment by shoshpd on December 7, 2010 at 5:24pm
Emma, I totally agree. And Diana, I still fail to see how giving occasional perks like prizes for making the best video or for requesting at radio or making the best flyer for a show makes this a fan club. That's what we've been doing all along. It's just that now, with the official connection to Kris's management, LP won't have to pay for those prizes out of donations made from members, and those prizes might be able to have an autograph from Kris. Maybe I'm missing something, but we don't have forums here to discuss why we love Kris, or write up our recaps of shows we've been to, or discuss the latest news involving Kris. So, I guess I don't see the fanclub element at all.

At any rate, I agree with you that people can support Kris whether they are a part of Little Pawns or not. I have plenty of Kris fan friends who aren't members here, but still call radio stations to request the song, for example. No one should be here if they don't want to be. I just think it's worthwhile to see how things will work now that we're official before writing us off as just unpaid stooges doing management's bidding. I hope people will give it a shot.
Comment by Diana (butterfly) on December 7, 2010 at 2:54pm
Just... wanted to clear that up, if it was at all muddy.
Comment by Diana (butterfly) on December 7, 2010 at 2:51pm
I would like to point out that at no point in this discussion have I ever said that I would stop supporting Kris. Even if I leave this group, I would certainly work my hardest to support Kris as an artist (in fact, if I leave, it would be with the belief that I would be better able to support him in a non-official way). No one who is upset with this decision has ever threatened taking away their support from Kris's music, not even the people who already left the group. They all still plan to support Kris to the best of their ability.
Comment by Diana (butterfly) on December 7, 2010 at 2:48pm
Emma: That said, I sincerely hope that they're wrong with regards to a sense of entitlement growing along with perks and privileges. But I am certainly aware of more entitlement happening than way than developing because people were allowed to dissent from the popular opinion.
Comment by Diana (butterfly) on December 7, 2010 at 2:31pm
Emma: No, I don't believe so. As you said, Kris has had differences with his people in the past, which he admitted to after they'd passed. It's not exactly a giant leap to suspect that this may be continuing and that he would be classy about any current differences he might have with his people, as he has been in the past. Kris looks uncomfortable doing his PR sometimes - like when he was selling the version of the truth with Pat Monahan.

There's no place for entitlement here, and that's what we should be focused on is his music, and supporting him, and trying to get the word out more about him, and becoming official may help us in the long run.

Actually, one of the concerns that I have heard from other people is that the official street team may lead to more entitlement from fans (from people who have had experience in fan groups for artists in the past that went bad).

Shoshpd: The perks make it feel more like a fan club to me. They don't to you. We are different people. I don't think this news comes as a shock to either of us.
Comment by Emma on December 7, 2010 at 1:34pm
Diana: I agree with you, only in the part that you say that Kris is in no way going to endager his relationship with the management, but I think you're stretching the facts a little bit too much just because Kris may have had creative differences with the management in his past.

I think it's amazing that this group of fans has gotten the official nod, and just like LaNette said, it is a good way for them to hear out the fans, and it's a wonderful means of communication, which we lacked in the past, but we still complained about things that were not going as we thought they should be. Then again, we are fans, and we don't have all the rights on an artist just because we went to a few concerts and bought the CD. There's no place for entitlement here, and that's what we should be focused on is his music, and supporting him, and trying to get the word out more about him, and becoming official may help us in the long run.
Comment by Vincentia on December 7, 2010 at 1:23pm
Well, I think LaNette and Shoshpd have said it all for me! Thanks to you both!
Comment by Little Pawns on December 7, 2010 at 12:59pm
LaNette: I could't have said that better myself! Thank you for your support!
Comment by shoshpd on December 7, 2010 at 12:47pm
I don't know where you get the idea that we are going in the direction of a fan club. I think it's just the opposite. Our goal and focus is still to promote Kris. Getting exclusive giveaways and such from management is about providing incentives for working to promote Kris. It's no different than the contests LP has already been having, except that now, we can have some cool stuff that we don't have to pay for to give away as prizes. Also, whatever any of our views are of Kris's management and label, and I think you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks that all their decision regarding Kris have been perfect, I agree with others that it isn't our decision to make for Kris as far as what to do about that. We can all interpret his "poker face" however we want, and we can all say on twitter or LJ or blogs or whatever what we think about 19 and Jive, but I think what we can all do best here at LP is what we have been doing: requesting AWM at radio, voting in radio polls and challenges, giving positive feedback when AWM is played, getting publicity out for any shows he has (this time without fear of breaking the law by appropriating Kris's image without his permission), and generally spreading the word about what a great singer, songwriter, musician, and performer he is.

A fan club is about what we can get from Kris, and what Kris can get from us, in terms of paying dues, buying M&G passes, etc. A street team is all about what we can do for Kris.

I know that there are plenty of us who have different views of Kris's personality/persona/who he really is, etc. But we all agree we love his music, right? And that more people need to hear it? To me, that's what this place is about. All of us, coming together, to get the word out to radio, media, and the general public that they need to check him out. To this point, I feel like that's what we've all been doing. I don't see anything about us becoming "official" that changes that.
Comment by Diana (butterfly) on December 7, 2010 at 11:25am
LaNette: I think we can both agree that Kris is a smart cookie who isn't going to actively endanger his relationship with his management or label. But it's been pretty obvious that he isn't thrilled with everything that his label/management has done, just as it was always obvious that he didn't actually ever think "No Boundaries" was a great song. No poker face.

It just sorta feels, like, well - as though Little Pawns is going to be more of a 'fan club' than a street team. But it also sounds like one of the major problems between the people who do and don't have issues is largely one of vocabulary differences.

It could be that the founders of LP always meant for it to go in the fan club direction. I don't know. I know that the impression that I received before signing up and what's recently happened are very different. And I am sorting through what that means for me. Because I wouldn't necessarily not join something because it's a fan club - I joined Adam's Official Fan Club because, hey, perks!

Again, for me, it feels like a very big change in tone for things to get official. But apparently, for the founders, that tone was the tone that they meant to convey all along.

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