Make music and let your fans participate-
Your fans have more options than ever before to directly impact your career. Let them be involved in the process. You can create and give them access to behind the scenes. Listen to them and get to know what they want. Ask them what they love most about your music. Crowdfunding is more than money coming in, it's about building a deeper relationship with your fans. Here's three of our favorite crowdfunding tools:
Patreon allows creators to get paid by running a membership business for your fans. You receive a subscription amount in exchange for exclusive experiences and behind-the-scenes content. You create on your terms with the predictable income from your patrons. Patreon allows you to regain your creative freedom.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. It helps creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. Their mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Fund your projects up front, and bring your fans into the creative process.
Pledge Music is a unique marketplace where fans and artists connect. They're dedicated to bringing innovative artists and passionate fans closer together. They encourage you to give back a percentage of your funds to the charity of your choice. They provide a way for your fans to experience your music and your creative process.
We love all three of these services and see many artists using them in successful ways. Consider trying one and thinking about how to engage your fans and bring them in on the process. Build a sustainable music career and fanbase using crowdfunding and have fun along the way!
- James & The Multi-Platinum Team