About 89 percent of that money was given to successful projects, and there were also more of those than ever too, with 19,911 projects getting funded. But while the numbers show growth for Kickstarter, that growth has dramatically slowed from its previous year. Between 2011 and 2012, pledges rose by over $200 million, while last year, they rose just $160 million.
Looking for a different way to display your records, but still be able to access them to play? Check out this Kickstarter from the aptly named "Records On Walls."
In 2010, I came up with the idea for Records On Walls. My educational background wasn't in design or manufacturing, but I wouldn't let that stop me. I was obsessed with producing this invention, convinced that it solved the problems I was having with displaying my record collection.
After several design iterations and prototypes, I developed the first version of Records On Walls, and started shipping them from my basement to North American customers. Although feedback for the product was great, there was still room for...
The producer of a documentary about The Wrecking Crew (ie: the band behind some of the most well known music ever recorded), has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to be able to afford the licensing costs to release the film.
This is a documentary film about an elite group of studio session musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960’s who played on hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, 5th Dimension, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Rivers and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and that’s just a few! The amount of work in which they were involved was tremendous. These musicians...
New Noise Group - a 501(c)(3)(pending) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles - has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the building of a professional recording studio for aspiring artists. The studio itself will be located in a to-be-determined space in or around the Los Angeles area, and is targeted to open on February 1st, 2014. More details are in the replies.
Over the past decade or so, the entire music industry has been turned upside down with the digitization of music through Napster, iTunes, and music streaming," explains New Noise founder and CEO Omid Majdi. "One thing that has remained the same, despite the changes around it, is the record-making process. The only...
The Classic Crime are celebrating a decade of existence, and to celebrate, they're going to record 10 acoustic "re-imagined" versions of songs from the very beginning of their career, all the way to present. To do this, they've started another Kickstarter project, which you can check out here.
Update: The Kickstarter has already surpassed its $15,000 goal in less than a day.
Kiss Kiss has launched a Kickstarter to fund the vinyl release and re-master of Reality Vs. The Optimist. It would be on 180 gram 12” vinyl via a triple label collaboration of Eyeball Records, frontman Josh Benash’s Motor Oat Records, and guitarist Mike Abiuso’s SwitchBitch Records. If the Kickstarter achieves the required amount, a limited edition run of 250 units will be printed and pressed. If funding exceeds the required amount, any additional proceeds will be put toward pressing 250 more copies of the album on vinyl along with a potential release of Kiss Kiss’ The Meek Shall Inherit What’s Left on dual disc vinyl.
Here's how it works: If the project successfully meets its fundraising goal ($75,000 by Sunday, October 20), it will hire musicians (some of the best Chopin pianists in the world) to record and release to the public under a CC0 license the entirety of Chopin's life's work, some 245 pieces. Then, if you're making a movie (or writing a Wikipedia page, or a blog post, or whatever else you might be doing) and looking for that particular Nocturne, you'll have a place to turn to.
Brian Bonz (you may know him from Kevin Devine's Goddamn Band) has set up a Kickstarter for his new album.
Misophonia is a project born out of this phase of my life. I'd scored a documentary for PBS about artwork in New York City's subway stations, and much of that material formed the record's blueprint. I experimented with sampling music and found sound, using new programs and abandoning any prior strictures with approaching previous work. Chris Bracco, who produced From Sumi to Japan, returns to collaborate on Misophonia. The Major Crimes continue their trek forward on this one, as well, along with both old and new guest musicians.
Long time AP.net user, ghsNICK!, has launched a Kickstarter for a "minimalist wallet" -- we're big on community, so we felt like helping out and dropping a link to his page for him. Plus, he sent us one to check out, which I am pretty sure was just a bribe so I'd remove some old infraction points. Anyway, I spent the day playing with it and all in all I think it's a pretty interesting concept. I like the idea of a small and minimal wallet for the few things I do carry with me on a daily basis (can we move these all to my phone yet?). Given that I only really need my ID, a few credit cards, and maybe an insurance card ... it really does lighten the load of what I carry around in my...
Icarus The Owl will hit the studio this fall with producer Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Closure In Moscow, Dance Gavin Dance) for the follow up to their 2012 album, Love Always, Leviathan. They have launched a Kickstarter to help fund the album and have plans for a release date in February 2014.
Accents will begin recording their sophomore full-length album this August with Mike Kalajian (Moving Mountains, Ace Enders) at Telegraph Recording in Poughkeepsie, NY. The band has also launched a Kickstarter for the album, and the project video features clips of some new songs.
Night Dive (featuring members of Portugal. The Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Wild Orchid Children, Alligators, Time To Fly, Arper, The Divorce, Dawn Solaris, Map Of June, and Ships) have launched a Kickstarter to help fund their new multi-media project.
Night Dive is a collection of friends and musicians that grew up playing music with one another – sometimes in the same band, sometimes as members in the same thriving music scene. The connection shared by this group was unique, but it wasn't until this connection was removed several years back that it was fully realized just how unique it was. After playing music with other people, and replacing the time spent together...
The idea for this project comes from my own personal experience of recording bands for years (and being recorded myself) both in and out of pro audio environments. There is a huge gap between the "we just formed a band and need a demo" level and the "I am an established artist ready to go into a real studio environment with a producer and record a full length album." There are very few options for entry level artists to produce examples of their work to shop around and get gigs, and thus they end up spending thousands of dollars to record a CD when they have not had a chance...
I Fight Dragons have raised $50,000 in 36 hours to fund their new album/vinyl release via Kickstarter. As a result, they have added additional "stretch goals" - whenever the campaign reaches a new milestone, backers will receive additional rewards for their original contributions. For example, the $20/double gatefold w/ companion graphic novel has become a triple gatefold w/ companion graphic novel, fold-out poster, fluorescent blue vinyl, a 7" picture disc shaped like an 8-bit fireball, and an exclusive flexi-disc with a thank you and secret music.
We have ambitious plans for touring in 2013 and beyond. We expect this upcoming album to be our most successful record yet, and we want to be able to play in front of every single person that will to listen to us. This includes all of our fans in the U.S., as well satisfying relentless requests for us to play for our fans overseas. Specifically, we will be supporting Say Anything on their Rarities Tour this Summer (See dates). But, this is going to be more difficult than ever, since we not only have to support ourselves on these tours, but we have four beautiful new mouths to feed, safely transport, and care for. This...
Metro Station have set up an indiegogo campaign for a new EP. I'm not one to usually make jokes about these things ... but shouldn't some of that "Achy Breaky Heart" fuck-you-money help fund this? Or did they boot that guy out of this band? I'm confused. Anyway ... um ... yeah.
i've spent many years touring with my chemical romance as their keyboard player and over those years i realized that i am without a doubt, a silly person, i write silly music, say silly things, i generally have a very absurd look on life. Reggie, is how i share that silliness with all of you. I've always been honest with my music. Whatever goes on in my life i write music about.