Crowdfunding and Kickstarter resources for musicians and bands
Qrates is a marketplace where artists can create vinyl records and cassette tapes on demand directly for music fans. Crowdfunding on Qrates is a revolutionary way to release music on vinyl without the traditional financial commitments, backers simply pledge to crowdfunding projects by reserving your vinyl or cassette release. Starting at 100 records or 50 […]
The Diggers Factory platform enables artists to produce vinyl records, CDs, Cassette Tapes and Merch on demand without any upfront costs through preorders. It offers limited editions of (minimum 100 units) vinyl records in various colours and effects, as well as funding projects for independent artists. Diggers Factory connects artists, fans and music professionals in […]
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, with ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers. Music creators can offer their patrons exclusive content, early access, behind-the-scenes, and more. Patrons can support their favourite music creators with a monthly subscription […]
Line-in crowdfunded vinyl pressings service via Hand Drawn Pressings in Addison, Texas USA. $99 to set up your crowdfunding page. If your project doesn’t get funded, you don’t get vinyl records and your fans get their $$$ back.
Free online course from the guys at Soundfly. Learn how to choose the right crowdfunding platform, plan your campaign, determine a timeline and monetary goal, craft your story, create a pitch video, structure your rewards, promote your campaign, and more.
Everpress is a platform that allows independent creators to sell their own T-shirts online. It works by launching campaigns that last for a limited time, during which customers can pre-order the products. Everpress then prints and ships the orders, and pays the creators their profits. Everpress is a simple and sustainable way to sell high-quality […]
Show4me is a music interaction network that connects fans, artists, and music professionals. Fans can discover and listen to new music, follow artists, watch online concerts, and buy albums, tickets, and merch. Artists can create their own artist clubs, interact with their fans, launch crowdfunding campaigns, sell their music and merch, and stream live shows.
Rocket Fuel is kind of like Shopify plus Kickstarter plus Patreon, and is an online platform to enable artists to raise funds from supporters. Rocket Fuel empowers artists by enabling their fans to help fund their next step. Supporters will be asked to sign up for a subscription, purchase products, or make a one-off contribution […]
In this ebook you’ll learn tactics to get more patrons. Strategies on how to market and promote your page and things you may not know about using Patreon for the first time. Advice on how to structure your membership page based on research. The best tool to help manage, track and fulfill merch on Patreon […]
Fan-funded marketing and distribution platform. Corite lets fans get a share of streaming revenues by investing in the music they love. Invite your fans to get support for your next release, and use the money you raise to market your music and engage your fans. Get free distribution and share the revenue with your fans. […]
Fairsound is a platform for artists (in conjunction with Press On Vinyl) where the financial constraints of producing a vinyl record release are removed. Get the exact amount of records you need based on pre order demand. Fairsound distribute your records direct to fan, reducing shipping costs and environmental impact. Quick turn around for re-presses […]
A music artist funding database -no labels or publishing included- put together by Rob Abelow of Where Music’s Going newsletter, which covers some options for artists to get (independent) funding, categorized by funding type and source. Covers stream loans (advances), catalogue sale platforms, distro deals, crowdfunding, collectives and grants. Deep dive post here.