Kickstarter has been around since 2009 and only just recently it has burst into the view of the mainstream internet user. Every week, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, games, fashion, food, publishing, and other creative fields. Since its launch more than one and a quarter million people have pledged $130 million to projects by creators who always maintain full ownership and complete creative control of their work.
But there is a stigma associated with the crowdfunding model in the music industry. That Kickstarter is no more than begging for money from friends and relatives. In this episode of the Nashville Tech Feed we dive into the topic of Kickstarter and crowdfunding. Independent author Brett Henley joins us to discuss his Kickstarter project and share his experience from start to finish. Also in the conversation is Artist manager and entertainment attorney Eric Griffin with the music industry perspective.
In the second part of the episode we go over the upcoming Podcamp Nashville 2012 which is April 14, 2012 Downtown Nashville.
As always we end the show with what media we’re consuming.