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.
Kevin Devinestarted today, and then later today finished, a moderately lofty Kickstarter campaign to fund his next two full-length records. According to the description Devine offered up on his project page, he wanted to raise a sum of $50,000 to fund the recording and releasing of one solo and one full-band album. These funds would go toward costs like the recording, producing, manufacturing, publicizing and marketing of the records; furthermore, the funds would help Devine tour and promote the albums following their release.
When I write "moderately lofty," I mean it. Devine pegging the costs here at $50,000 is certainly not ridiculous. He's seen some success as a musician, at...
Bob Mould (ex-Hüsker Dü) has started a Kickstarter to help release See A Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould. It's a film/concert shot at The Walt Disney Theater Hall featuring artists such as Dave Grohl, Ryan Adams, No Age and more performing Bob's songs with him on stage. You can watch Bob and Dave's performance of "Ice Cold Ice" in the replies.
Valise have been in the middle of a Kickstarter for their album next year and are closing in on the full amount tonight with 5 days left. For $5, donators get a digital download of the album next year and all donators get an immediate download link for both of their previous releases Dreamcatcher and their new single "Monster." They are recording in January at The Vanguard Room in Florida.
The Venetia Fair have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album. The fund will continue for 30 days to hopefully reach the goal of $8,000. The band is offering exclusive rewards (huge screen printed posters, t-shirts, artifacts from the creation of the album, recording time, etc) to fans along the way.
Check out Static Summer's first single, "Rollercoaster," here. They have launched a Kickstarter to help fund their record with producer John Bender and mixer Jay Baumgardner. They will also film a video for their song "Heartback" and press vinyl if they reach their goal. Hit the replies for the full press release.