Coming on the heals of Bob Baker’s latest Music Think Tank post on Fan Funded Models, here’s another viable alternative to consider:
An artist from Los Angeles is offering to turn her back into a giant Tag Cloud to raise money for her next album.
Artist Grasmaand First told Music Think Tank that the tag cloud on her back will generate over $100,000 to fund her next album. $40,000 will be used for production and the remaining $60,000 will go toward promotion.
Grasmaand confidently says “the larger the donation, the larger the font size”. She goes onto say that she is also considering logos, as she calculates that the cost per 1,000 impressions (to an advertiser) over her lifetime is exceptionally low. (hmm?)
When asked about low lighting or visibility from the stage, Grasmaand responded “there are plenty of people that get to read my back up close (I am assuming she means from the front rows of her shows?). If that doesn’t work, buy the CD!”
There you have it - more proof that truly committed artists will do whatever it takes to fund and promote their music.
Out of respect for Grasmaand, no sexual comments please.