We’ve discussed plenty of controversy about how musicians and artists will get funded in this day and age of the internet. I haven’t any magic to offer but when I do see a small ray of light I will bring it forth to hopefully spark ideas.
One such ray of light is a website called Kickstarter. These guys have a really brilliantly executed operation that kick starts companies, artists, musicians and inventors, by getting funding for them through the online community.
I first heard of this group because they funded an interesting loudspeaker project. The goal was to raise $125K and they succesfully raised almost $1,000,000 instead. You can see the video on this here:Bluetooth streaming radio
How would this work for artists and creatives? Check this out: Andrew York album funding
Andrew York is a musician and is looking to fund his next album. He’s already met his goal and by the time you read this he’ll be getting even more.
Is this the ultimate solution? Probably not, but it certainly is a ray of light – and a bright one at that.
Good news is the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and I am convinced it isn’t a train.