Nothing comes cheap these days. Nobody knows this better than musicians. I've seen bands completely bankrupt themselves (and their friends and families) trying to pay for all the things that go along with making an album. Studio time, engineers, mixing, mastering, packaging, distribution...it ain't cheap.
That's where PledgeMusic comes in. PledgeMusic is a new direct-to-fan platform, designed to help musicians get the funding they need to record and release their music on their terms.
We recently came across PledgeMusic.com and knew it was something we should share with our readers. Here's a bit more on PlegeMusic, straight from the source:
When you launch a Pledge campaign, you invite your fans behind the curtain and into the intimate process of releasing new music. To top that, you join a worldwide network of musicians on the forefront of an innovative movement.
Pledge artists don’t have to wait for labels to give them the green light on new projects, and they don’t have to seek out investors who are willing to fund their projects. Instead, they actively engage and foster relationships with their fans by offering exclusive incentives and behind-the-scenes updates for those who take part in their campaigns.
At PledgeMusic, we pair the most innovative technology of its kind with your social networks to help you maintain your rights, bring new music to the scene and support a charity along the way. The process is simple, really. We help you set up a profile and then you put your contacts to work for you. Start a project, set a monetary goal, dream up personalized creative exclusives for your Pledgers and keep your fans updated on your progress.
We’ve seen this model work beautifully time and again as we’ve worked with established acts like Vertical Horizon and grassroots indie outfits like Madi Diaz.
To become a PledgeMusic artist or to peruse through thousands of artists who already have, visit us at pledgemusic.com.
Let us know what you think...As a fan, would you pledge funds to an artist you like in exchange for access to extra material and the satisfaction of knowing you helped out? As a musicians would you ever give PledgeMusic a try? Leave a comment and let us know.