Fan Funding Gigable Growth Music

What is Spotify (et al.) good for?

Spotify is great for exposure to a worldwide audience. It’s not great as an income source or true fan building.

Release singles to the digital world, then drive new listeners back to a self-branded website to find out who they(fans) are.

Fan Funding Ideas Music

How To Get Your Favorite Indie Band To Your Town

I originally had this idea about 4 years ago.  Ideas are worth exactly zero until you act on them.

Kickstarter + Booking Agent + Promoter = Gigable

Pre-funded gigs where you can hand-pick the venue. I’ve got a test case in the works. Check back soon.

Fan Funding

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter

I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and Pledgemusic – really the whole fan-funded model.  I’ve backed several projects, such as Mike Doughty’s new album where he is recording a new take on Soul Coughing songs.

So I just backed Zach Braff’s project to film a new movie called “Wish I Was Here.” His intro video was pretty hilarious and had some great cameos. The list of backer swag is very cool – you can even pledge your way into the cast ($10k). Although, I doubt that investment would get you a career in making movies, but it’s very cool!

Zach Braff
Zach Braff on Kickstarter












Wish I Was Here