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Crowd-Funding

I have always wondered what it would be like to have investors Рfolks who believe in me and my music so much that they would front me money for my next project.  Basically, a record label.

What if I had people demanding that I get in the studio to record, demanding that I make a music video.  And what if I was on the hook financially for those outcomes?

Would it produce better, quicker results?

I think so.

There is a newish thing happening on the indie music scene. ¬†It is called “crowd-funding” or “fan-funding”.

The idea is that I get a bunch of friends and fans and family to invest money in my next project.  In return they get something based on the amount they give Рi.e. a cd, a hug, a drawing, a song named after them, a party, etc.  It is like quid pro quo, except there is an element of awesomeness to it.

In addition to getting fabulous prizes, investors have a real impact on my production.

What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Crowd-Funding

  1. Dez says:

    I love the idea of crowd-funding. I’ve given money to a few things through Kickstarter and Have had a great time reading and watching those projects grow.

    If you do it, good luck, and let me know the link to give :-)

    –dez

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