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How Much Do You Need to Operate a Band? $100,000 to ramp an indie band to success…perhaps true, but not in the form of the unbelievably poorly conceived article on TIME

The TIME article, “Want to Be a Rock Star? You’ll Need $100,000” has been making the rounds recently and repeatedly infuriating me. Why? Well, it’s both horrific in its accuracy and its inaccuracy. The problem is, these stupid kids in … Read More

Microfunding is the Future of Labels! (…but Kickstarter is [at least mostly] the wrong model for bands)

I am delighted to say that this article has been picked up by Music Think Tank: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/microfunding-is-the-future-of-labels-but-kickstarter-is-the.htmlKickstarter/MicrofundingBy now we’ve all at least heard about Kickstarter.  Many of us have helped to fund projects.  I’ve supported  5 or 6 myself.  The best … Read More

The Motion Sick: Fan-Funded Business Models

http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/are-fan-funded-models-the-future-of-the-recorded-music-busin.html Really interesting article discussing fan-investment based music models.  It’s quite an interesting idea.  Essentially, fans invest a small amount of money into a band so that they can record their next album.  When the album is recorded, the fans … Read More