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An Aphex Twin album from 1994, titled Caustic Window, that never saw official release cropped up on Discogs recently, with a seller asking for more than $13,000 for their test press. After negotiations between Rephlex Records and the seller, it appears that a complicated deal to distribute 500 downloads via Kickstarter for about $16 has been established, with the physical copy being sold on eBay after the completion of the campaign. The last album of entirely new music from Aphex Twin was released in 2001.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/09/14 - 11:05 AM
The Verge looks at how crowdfunding still has a trust problem. The Dangerous Summer fans respond, "no shit."
At the same time, the all-or-nothing absolutism of Kickstarter funding also ensures that you only pay if production can realistically be achieved. In the case of the Healbe GoBe, you could spend $199 expecting to get one for yourself, but if the product isn’t popular enough, the company might take your money without delivering any tangible return. And that's not a rare occurrence, given that only 10 percent of Indiegogo projects are fully funded.
Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 11:28 AM
Imogen Heap has launched a Kickstarter for a pair of gloves that can control music programs with hand gestures.
We are making the first Mi.Mu gloves available to people who want to work with us to shift the paradigm of how music is made and performed. This Kickstarter campaign has been designed to take us from where we are now, having created a self-funded, elaborate, and wildly successful gestural music system with and for Imogen Heap, to finalising a design that can be open-sourced, allowing everyone access to the power of glove.

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Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 10:26 AM
Last year Kickstarter saw 3 million people pledge $480 million dollars.
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.
Jason Tate on 01/08/14 - 10:47 AM
Mest's Kickstarter to fund their acoustic record was successful. The band asked for $3,000 and was able to raise $11,332 with the help of 321 backers.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 11:19 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 12/09/13 - 03:29 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:46 AM
Tom Oakes (ex-The Higher, More Amor) has launched a kickstarter to fund his solo project.

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Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 11:35 AM
Mest has started a Kickstarter to fund an acoustic album.

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Jason Tate on 11/13/13 - 01:12 PM
From First To Last want to release a new EP independently. They have started a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise $25,000 to do that. Also, Matt Good did an interview where he says that Sonny Moore isn't in on the project right now but maybe he will be at some point.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/13/13 - 09:46 AM
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...
Ryan Gardner on 11/05/13 - 02:54 PM
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.
Jake Denning on 10/16/13 - 12:48 PM
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.
Christian Wagner on 10/07/13 - 03:59 PM
A new Kickstarter has launched aiming to get the works of Chopin out of copyright purgatory.
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.
Jason Tate on 09/09/13 - 11:18 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 09/06/13 - 03:05 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 08/26/13 - 06:54 PM
We Shot The Moon have started a Kickstarter to help fund their new album.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/20/13 - 10:57 AM
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.
Christian Wagner on 08/19/13 - 07:28 AM
All Eyes West have started a Kickstarter to help fund their new album. The band has also announced some new tour dates which you can find in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/31/13 - 07:29 PM
Friend Skeletons have launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming EP, People. They're an excellent band so, if you can, help them out here.
Kelly Doherty on 07/24/13 - 12:36 PM
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.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/03/13 - 10:07 AM
Legs Like Tree Trunks have launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming debut LP. Help them out here.
Kelly Doherty on 06/25/13 - 10:14 AM
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...
Ryan Gardner on 06/22/13 - 01:49 PM
I Fight Dragons have successfully funded their next record via Kickstarter, raising $115,052 - their original goal was $20,000. The record will be named The Near Future.
Jack Appleby on 06/03/13 - 03:14 PM
Looks like Eisley's Kickstarter did not meet its funding goal.
Jason Tate on 05/20/13 - 12:01 PM
Greg McKillop (Speaker for the Dead) has started up a Kickstarter to fund a "pay what you can" recording studio.
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...
Jason Tate on 05/20/13 - 11:55 AM
Fred Mascherino (Terrible Things) has launched a Kickstarter to fund a guitar tabs book for his music. View his video in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/20/13 - 09:17 AM
There are only two days remaining to pledge for Nick Thomas' (The Spill Canvas) solo album on Kickstarter. You can view a video in the replies updating the progress on the project.
Drew Beringer on 05/06/13 - 01:47 PM
States released clips of new music over on their Kickstarter.
Christian Wagner on 05/06/13 - 12:41 PM
Eisley have added a couple of new rewards to its Kickstarter campaign. You can also stream clips from the band's upcoming album, Currents, at Amazon.
Drew Beringer on 05/06/13 - 05:59 AM
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.
Jack Appleby on 05/01/13 - 10:46 AM
I Fight Dragons have launched a Kickstarter to fund a vinyl release.

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Jason Tate on 04/30/13 - 10:45 AM
Zach Braff has started a Kickstarter to fund his new film, Wish I Was Here. While it's not a direct follow up to Garden State, Zach says it will be a follow up in the overall tone of the movie.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/24/13 - 10:53 AM
Pompeii has launched a Kickstarter to fund its 3rd album.

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Drew Beringer on 04/23/13 - 01:46 PM
Eisley have started a kickstarter to help fund their upcoming tour.
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...
Jason Tate on 04/19/13 - 11:45 AM
Jamie's Elsewhere has launched a Kickstarter to help fund their new album.

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Drew Beringer on 04/11/13 - 04:46 PM
Farewell Flight has created a Kickstarter in order to record and release a new full-length album.

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Jason Tate on 04/05/13 - 11:48 AM
Jeff Wright (The American Scene) has 24 hours left on his Kickstarter to fund an album for his baby boy.
Christian Wagner on 03/25/13 - 03:08 PM
Still Remains has a Kickstarter set up for recording their new album.

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Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 09:46 AM
Members of Thursday, Glassjaw, From Autumn to Ashes, and Death in the Park have started a new band called Get Involved. The group has created a Kickstarter to raise money to record an EP. Watch a video about the project and members in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 03/20/13 - 08:01 AM
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.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/13 - 05:17 PM
James Dewees has started a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch Reggie and The Full Effect with new album.
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.

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Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 02:50 PM
Veronica Mars gets name dropped in a Motion City Soundtrack song. That's enough to make sure we post about the Kickstarter project to put a movie together. Also, the official V Mars thread in our forums is a great place to hang out with other fans.

Update: The campaign has reached its $2 million goal in less than a day.
Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 10:05 AM
Kevin Devine's Kickstarter ended up raising close to $115,000. Wow. Now I am ready for some new KDev music.
Jason Tate on 02/28/13 - 10:03 AM
Nathan Leone from Madina Lake just launched a Kickstarter for his book, "Dont Love Me, Judge Me." You can check out two excerpts from it on the Kickstarter page.
Christian Wagner on 02/05/13 - 06:15 PM
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