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Entries in kickstarter (11)


Grading Pono: How is Neil Young's new music concept faring?

Neil Young’s career has spanned nearly half a century, from songwriting to rocking, to filmmaking and environmental causes. Now he is trying his hand at technology, and in doing so, he is taking on the music industry as we know it.

Inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame not once but twice, Neil Young is a cultural force. As the visionary of Pono he took his star power, connections, and money to get the product off the ground. His passion seems real. Now he serves as the leader of the movement, with a business behind him.

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KBrakes, KBrakes Stop the Drummers Kick Drum from Sliding

Developed for the modern working drummer, KBrakes stop your kick drum from sliding. No matter where you are - on stage, in studio or garage - each anchor features 256 stopping points per side and locks your kick drum firmly in place. Capable of rotating a full 180°, KBrakes lay perfectly flat and can stay attached to your drum while being packed in its case. This unique design fits 99% of modern and vintage drum spurs and is “low profile”, making them blend with the rest of your kit. With a total of 512 stopping points, KBrakes is the most dynamic and powerful kick drum anchor in the world. Visit for more information.


STRANGENESS: Get back MORE than you put in?  What?

As seen in the 2013 October issue of Guitar World Magazine, Ken D. Webber, CEO of Plague of Smiles TM, is running a Kickstarter campaign (that is currently LIVE and needs your support) that highlights a new method of music distribution.  It is called PARANORMAL STRANGENESS.

When was the last time itunes put money back into your pocket?  This new method of using dropcards solves that dilemma and when picked up by artists and fans will produce a new music scene by restructuring the industry.  All anyone has to do is pull out a calculator and read the Guitar World Poster tiers to see how the dropcards come into play.  

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Kickstarter "It Has Begun..." Single & CG Music Video

We thought you guys might be interested. It’s a kickstarter created by my family making a song and CG music video called “It Has Begun” Check it out and let us know what you think! Here’s a picture from the project …

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Collaberation in Music Through a USB Drive

Ideas have the power to shape our world.  Many ideas are held on to and kept secret in fear that someone else will take them. When ideas are not freely shared they will only have one generation.


Ideas can be crafted in such a way that they can be shared, spread, and morphed by other people. This way the ideas begins to split into ever evolving fractals of the original.

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Creating an Unstoppable Kickstarter Campaign: Start With the Fans

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire. He was launching a new podcast series called “The Great Business Experiment: Kickstarter.” It featured interviews with ten successful Kickstarter campaigns to talk about what worked, what was learned, and what can be done for the future. 

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Music project Toma on Kickstarter


My name is Toma-composer and singer,and  I have making the music since the many years.

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I never give up from my dream that one day my songs going to have a chance to be official release.Now my dream is very close to became truth.One day I start to collaborate with Zora,songwriter from Portland,Oregon,and we got idea how to improve now OUR dream.

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UK Musicians get double dose of good news

UK Music, a body representing musicians and others in the UK music industry, which suggests that as many as 13,000 venues in England and Wales could now potentially play host to live music for the first time ever.

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2 Lessons Serj Tankian Can Teach Bands About Kickstarter

Serj Tankian, best known for fronting System of a Down, has fully indulged in his own artistic endeavors since System went on hiatus in 2006. His solo projects have ranged from releasing his second poetry book to an orchestral performance of his critically acclaimed debut solo rock album Elect The Dead.

Now Serj is planning to record his first 4 act symphony called ORCA with The Das Karussell Orchestra at Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria on October 28th, 2012.

To pay for this project, Serj has personally launched a Kickstarter project for ORCA.


The dude is ranked 26th in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. He’s sold bazillians of records in his career. Why the heck can’t he just write a $25,000 check to cover the costs of this project?

Answer: This Kickstarter project serves a much larger purpose for Serj than just raising funds, more on that later.

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Kickstarter vs. NEA: Paths to Indie Funding

Have an album you’re ready to record and release? A film you want to produce and screen at festivals? How are you going to pay for it?

Talking Points Memo (TPM) reported this week that Kickstarter, the popular crowdsourcing platform, will likely distribute more funds to creators this year than the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). As amazing as that sounds, and in some ways is, these two organizations are “apples and oranges,” with different missions and modes of operation.

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The (Current) Limits of Kickstarter

A quick look at why the Mountain Man Music Fest, a Kickstarter-seeded music festival, is having trouble reaching its goal of $65,000.

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