Title

Finding money for your project – a look at Kickstarter and other fan-funding sites

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Disc Makers Blog

ISSN

2572-6803

Publication Date

11-3-2011

Abstract

For decades, record labels have served as “banks” for musicians, loaning artists money up-front to write, record, and release their music. In the utopian scenario, this up-front money (an advance), would be paid back from the artist’s royalty earnings from album sales (recoupment), and everyone would walk away happy.