You didn't answer my question (that I already answered for you).
It's not like the people who contribute get nothing out of it. You're just butthurt this program wasn't around during your glory days in a band.
im not butthurt about anything. i still make music and so do my friends. people are just asking for handouts.
the point of this is that its pre-empting the product and creative process. i dont think theres any better way to pay for downloads than directly to the band. but theyre asking for financing to even make an album, not asking for money in exchange for a finished product.