Fan-funded projects; the future?
The use of various social media to reinvent the way artists create, distribute, and promote their projects should be of great interest to industry professionals; a great selection of other means can be found over at Mashable
If you ask me, the service Kickstarter is providing is a special one. Not only does it ensure artists rely solely on the means they have at their own disposal, but it significantly increases the role consumers and fans play in the production of their favorite music. By doing so, the fan-artist relationship will hopefully reach new and exciting heights.
It’s great to see the DIY spirit still alive and well in the midst of a failing industry.