Hey there, Internet!
Lately my newsfeed seems to explode from all kind of different sites that collect money, Kickstarter, Patreon, whatever there might be. They often do have interesting projects but in the end something always kept me from spending my money to one of the advertised projects. This changed when Faderhead said he would like to try Kickstarter for his new album, FH-X. I can’t clearly say why this time i clicked the button but here are some positive things to think about when you see a crowd-founding thing next time and are not sure if you want to support.
Worst thing: I have no clue where to put this because I am not a cd-collector and hence have no place where I am happy with them, yet!
Most of us know how much money we will make by the end of the month. For people who do some creative job this might be different. Of course those as well sometimes are paid by hour or simply by month but a lot have to pay all their material and create something before even knowing if someone will buy from them, a lot have to work in another job as well to even be able to afford their art. I like the idea of supporting someone during the process of creating, even if we only know a tiny part of the idea when sending the money, chances are the finished piece will be even better!
Those extra bits you get! By sending different amounts of money most people will add special things for you, depending on how much you send! In this case I am very happy I went with a bonus cd, the songs definitely are amazing and the hand written card made me laugh as well!
Support an artist you already follow for some time (someone who you most probably will purchase new releases as soon as possible anyways) or find ideas of creative minds that are new to you! A lot of the artists share details of the creating process with you as they are working on it which I think actually is pretty fun!
Do you know of any interesting projects on kickstarter or similar websites these days? Have a nice evening!