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.
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
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.
They forgot to include Hayley Williams on this list, however, according to another article from the same site, she's worth around 8 million dollars. Fred Durst is on the list for having 8 million dollars (he's #84).
Over the weekend, NPR intern Emily White contributed a blog post where she admitted to rarely buying music and also what she thinks her and her generation are looking for in terms of a modern form of music distribution. Today, a UGA professor wrote a response letter which we think anyone who is a fan of music needs to read.
Cute Is What We Aim For will be doing an in-store at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey on tomorrow, June 20th at 7pm (day of record release). They will be performing songs from their debut record The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch. Tell all your friends!
As reported by MammothPress.com: According to Fox News, The Killers are being sued for $16 million by their ex-manager Braden Merrick, who filed a suit late Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas. Merrick says the band ditched him and breached their contract.