jester1470 Posted April 3, 2013 Report Share Posted April 3, 2013 So as it's being discussed on another thread, what's people's thoughts on the crowdfunding phenomenon. This is a tactic i have been aware of for over 10 years now and it really seems to be finding its place in the modern music scene. Marillion were one of the pioneers of this kind of music crowdfunding in the late 90's, and I was part of the crowdfunding effort for their album Anoraknbophobia,so it's a development i have been following since 1999. It does give artists a lot more freedom but in order to fully appreciate it and use it you need to have a certain sized fanbase to pull it off effectively and you have to have something to offer. There is little doubt Amanda Palmer has been one of the real proponents of this kind of thing in the modern music world and has benefitted massively from it, though it also brings about a down side too in that it, if anything, removes some of the independence because if they've funded something everyone thinks they have a view on how the money should be spent. An interesting way to fund music though. Thoughts ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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