Kickstarter Funds Music Project
My Nguyen May 3, 2012
A recent study from the US Department of Labor revealed that 1 in 1,146 American adults are working musicians.
Taking into consideration that nowadays music privacy and the accessibility of free music on the internet are taking away from the well-earned royalties of these artists; it is no wonder that musicians are utilizing other means to supplement their paycheck.
While most musicians hold part time jobs, crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter.com are also another great resource to keep those who play music from outright starvation.
Prefix Magazine reports that funding for music happens to be the most successful projects since the crowd-funding platform turned three on Monday.
Boston-native and Dresden Doll, Amanda Palmer, who just announced the release of her first album in four years, Grand Theft Orchestra, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the week. The singer-songwriter’s goal was originally $100,000. Within the first seven hours, Palmer had reached her campaign’s goal. As of Wednesday morning, 6523 backers had contributed between $1 and $1000 a total of $360,328, reports Hypebot.com.
With 28 days left in her campaign, Palmer is by far the most successful project under the “Music” category on Kickstarter. The title was formerly given to Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy with $207,980 pledged towards the end of the recording of their next full-length.
Palmer’s fan-funded project raised $250,000 on its first day alone.
Photo courtesy of Holly Erskine via Flickr.