At a certain point in the digital music age, things changed. We went from heavy pirating, to buying songs on ITunes, to paying what we wanted, to Kickstarter. And while that’s probably not how you expected things to progress, that’s where we stand. I for one, am a big fan of Kickstarter as a vehicle for bands to make albums, and so it’s my pleasure to let you know about two Cincinnati acts that have turned to the them, and their fans, for assistance.
Seabird is getting ready to release their third album, and their first one independently. From the band…
We have always wanted to produce an independent record. Well, now we have that opportunity. This has certainly come sooner than we expected and we couldn’t be more excited about it. You guys know we have always done our best to connect with you, our fans. What can we say,we love you guys! Honestly, there is no better way to connect than to get you involved in the recording process from day one.
Seabird is seeking 35,000 dollars for their project and has raised a little less than 4,000 so far.
Kim Taylor is the other Cincinnati musician turning to Kickstarter and she is much more familiar with the independent space. Kim is ready for album number 4, and has this to say to would be donators….
I am an independent musician about to record my 4th full-length record and I would love to do some things that I’ve never had the budget to do before like pay for my very first RADIO CAMPAIGN. In the past, every ounce of funds has gone towards just getting the record made and out. I’ve just never had the extra money to do some of the things that, really, are important to having a record find a wide listening audience. As well, many of the musicians and studios I’ve worked with over the years have given me a lot of time and energy on a dime because they have believed in my music. But this time, I need to push things farther. I’m gonna dream a little bigger.
Taylor is seeking 10,000 dollars from the campaign and has raised just under 2,000 to date.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, each level of donation gets you a bigger and better perk, and both artists have some fun and creative options available for their contributors. I know I plan to donate to both, if for no other reason than to get a new album from Seabird and Kim Taylor, who are both amazing artists.
Will you give a few bucks or more? Have you backed other Kickstarter projects?