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Old 01-17-2013, 04:59 AM   #21
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Totally wanted the Rody Karaoke option.

It's pretty amazing how quickly they hit their target amount.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:56 AM   #22
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I would like to see how much their new album is pirated and how that compares to when they were with a label.


well since they're presaling their album (with an early release date) to donaters, they might avoid the travesty that happened with scurrilous where everybody got the album a month ahead of time due to leaks and the band got screwed entirely.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #23
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well since they're presaling their album (with an early release date) to donaters, they might avoid the travesty that happened with scurrilous where everybody got the album a month ahead of time due to leaks and the band got screwed entirely.


I didn't even notice the early release date thing. That's pretty cool.

They've already sold a few thousand copies and they're not even done writing it. I'm gonna go ahead and so piracy is no longer a problem for these guys.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:12 AM   #24
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:32 AM   #25
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Has been going on for a while: http://www.pledgemusic.com/

Very much brought to prominence by Ginger from The Wildhearts (http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/gingerwildheart) who released three albums last year and a triple album the year prior to that.

As long as the artists and service providers don't abuse the system it very much looks like a good model
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:36 AM   #26
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I love Protest the Hero. Just wanted to say that. I also donated an undisclosed sum, will again if any new perks come up with the next 28 days of the deadline.

This is a pretty neat way of releasing an album, I'm glad they jumped onto the "Fu! labels" wagon. All the more support to guys that make me happy music and go see at their shows (albeit once in australia..).. They need to come down to Aus more. But that's expensive I guess. : (
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:08 AM   #27
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I've known a few smaller bands to do this, but they're probably the only one that I've heard of that I don't listen to.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #28
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They got funding easily because they're a known band. Have to see how it works out with an unknown band first.


A band I know who are relatively small with 2000 likes on facebook got funding for their first album through a similar scheme.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #29
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I remember when bands used to get money from their fans after they had recorded their album.

That's pretty difficult these days.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:48 AM   #30
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I don't know them or their music, but those perks are both hilarious and ingenious
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #31
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Protest the Hero are a pretty good band

but the idea is great.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #32
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I would like to see how much their new album is pirated and how that compares to when they were with a label.


From what I gather though, it wouldn't matter too much. Since they are not with a label, the label doesn't need to recoup their costs as the costs are already paid for by the fans, so when they release the album they're pretty much even and all album sales would be profit (instead of album sales paying back to the label).
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #33
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This is not going to be very effective for bands that are not already well established.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #34
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My band did a crowdfunding thing for our debut EP. We've only just started gigging in the last 6 months or so and only have a couple of hundred Facebook fans so we set a modest goal of $1000 AUD and got around 125% of it at the end of our campaign. Not enough to fund the entire EP but it helped a lot, especially considering half of our band members are unemployed.

You can check out the kinds of rewards and stuff we offered at pozible.com/hypergiant
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #35
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Protest the Hero are playing in a dive bar in my town in a couple weeks that I've played a bunch of times, 5 times this year actually, and are playing with crappy local bands that friends I have are in. tickets are 10 bucks and the facebook page has under 100 people going. Sure seems like things aregoing well for them!

Protest plays a ton of shitty bars in Canada because that's where they started and they like the feel of the really small venue

I bought the vinyl option. Seemed pretty cool.


Also, they don't seem to care if people pirate their music. Hell, I've seen live videos where Rody is all "Now go buy our album. Or pirate it. IDGAF"
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:27 AM   #36
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From what I gather though, it wouldn't matter too much. Since they are not with a label, the label doesn't need to recoup their costs as the costs are already paid for by the fans, so when they release the album they're pretty much even and all album sales would be profit (instead of album sales paying back to the label).


most of these "donations" are actually album presales, since a lot of people are buying the perks available. so basically, they're selling the album in advance so all they're obligated to do is release a good album, and it's already sold. this gives them the propulsion required to get back on the road and (as i said before) helps avoid the inevitable piracy that comes after the album drops

it's not 100% original, but that presale twist i think is a gem of an idea. another (lesser known) band was doing this as well but i honestly can't remember their names, it was quite recent though. it's an idea i'm definitely interested to see develop, cause it really does, basically, cause how are you going to torrent something that won't exist unless you pay for it?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #37
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More like the past. Marillion has successfully been doing this since the 90s.

And they did it without Facebook or Indiegogo, to boot.
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It works with unknown bands too, or relatively unknown anyway. Dorje - Rob Chapman's band did this to fund their tour with the drills this year
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It's not like this is the first time somebody's made a ton of money on Kickstarter
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