Kickstarter is a self-described funding platform for creative projects. It is a place for musicians, artists, designers, and basically any creative individual or group to get funding for their passion projects. The creators of each project set a goal amount and a deadline that they want the money by, once the deadline hits every backer’s card is charged. Here is the kicker though—no pun intended—Kickstarter works on an “all-or-nothing” model, so if the project does not receive enough pledges by the deadline to fulfill its goal, then no one is charged.
The only stipulation for joining Kickstarter is that you must have a clear goal, you can not simply raise money for your band because you are broke. The money needs to go toward an album, a tour, pressing a batch of vinyls — something must be produced at the end.
Since anyone can join Kickstarter to fund a project there is a lot of shit to sift through before you find something worthy of throwing your money at. The hip-hop page is mostly atrocious minus a few notable exceptions and the electronic music page is filled with songs fit for video game soundtracks. That being said, there is some talent worth checking out. Here are some of the most promising musicians on Kickstarter.
By Rosa Barney
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