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The internet makes things easier. Just guess how difficult it would be for us and very other blogger to send out a printed copy of every new post?
The other side of the phenomenon is that everybody can now (trying to) be a musician, filmmaker, writer or journalist. For less money but not for free. So funding combines two worlds. Present a project, whether it is a book, an album or a busniness idea, and let people who like it give some money in advance.
What they get back is a stakeholder idea and/or benefit.
Take Letters of Note, for example. Started as a collection of famous, funny and “fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos” it now became a book.
For those unaware, the Letters of Note book is now funded. Amazing. All being well, it will be published in October. I love you all.—
Shaun Usher (@LettersOfNote) January 05, 2012
Or do you know SellaBand? It’s a platform for musicians that want to find sponsors for an album or tour to do.
“SellaBand is the online platform where music fans from all over the world fund the music projects of independent artists.”
(Artwork: Screenshot of the website)
Sellaband’s live charts of featured artists via this link.
What do you think, makes people promote projects? Which project would you support? Tell us your thoughts or post links to other related websites.