YouTube, can create a MySpace, Facebook, Twitter account for their band promotion, can blog about their lives to gather followers. And if they have the recording equipment and CD burners at home, they can actually make their album at a very small cost. Anyone can do that. Anyone. The setback is that with millions of bands competing to get attention, it is quite difficult for any band to stand out. Because of this fact, many artists find it hard to concentrate and give 100% effort to their band because the chance of them getting noticed is slimmer. They need a day job to feed and clothe them, to send their child to school, to survive-which is more important. But for the persistent artists, there is always a way no matter how hard it may seem. Their calling is like an itch that needs to be scratched and money,money,money is one, if not the only thing that’s stopping them in their tracks. Some musicians who don’t land a contract have been asking their fans to supply grants for developing new music. Kickstarter is the most famous and successful website that aids the process by providing the software tools for musicians in looking for sponsors.Here’s how Kickstarter can work:
- Sign up a project page. For example, to raise a set dollar amount for a particular goal, like recording an album, a tour, a gig.
- Add friends,fans, family members and tell them about it
- Friends and fans make pledges with a credit card tied to the Amazon Payments system.