This post includes a list of the top crowdfunding platforms for musicians.
5 Crowdfunding Sites for Music
Need some money to get your new project off the ground? Not got a big record label backing your vision? Perhaps Crowdfunding could be the way to fund your music.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance.
Put simply, Crowdfunding is asking your fans and members of the public to support your project by investing money in you. In return, artists or bands can offer exclusive rewards such as music merchandise, exclusive music or show tickets or they can offer a % of the profit made from the project.
How can Crowdfunding Benefit Musicians?
There are many benefits of Crowdfunding for musicians, here are just a few of them:
- Artists keep creative control
- Artists cultivate a stronger bond with their fans.
- Fans feel invested in the project and are more likely to support further.
- Artists can raise as much (or as little) capital as required.
5 of The Best Platforms for Crowdfunding Music Projects
Patreon works slightly differently to the other platforms listed on this site. Instead of a one-off payment, fans support their favourite creatives by paying a small subscription allowing them to make a regular ‘wage’ from their fans and supporters.Find Out More
Indiegogo is one of the world’s leading Crowdfunding platforms with a really strong music section. Hit the button below to find out more.Find Out More
Kickstarter is one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world. Their mission is to help creatives to find the resources they need to bring their projects to life. Kickstarter is used by all kinds of companies and creatives, it’s one of the best crowdfunding platforms for discovery and exposure as the community of people who use it is so large.
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Rocket Fuel is another music specific crowdfunding platform which encourages fans to help fund their favourite artists’ recordings, tours or other creative projects.
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For more options check out the Music Crowdfunding section of our free music directory.