The Art of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and it's no surprise considering the millions of dollars collected by musicians to fund their projects. In 2014 alone -- and just on Kickstarter -- Musicians raised 34.1 million and successfully funded over 4000 projects. Musicians need to take advantage of this trend, but the question is, how can they do this effectively...
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Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and it's no surprise considering the millions of dollars collected by musicians to fund their projects. In 2014 alone -- and just on Kickstarter -- Musicians raised 34.1 million and successfully funded over 4000 projects. Musicians need to take advantage of this trend, but the question is, how can they do this effectively...
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Crowdfunding is a hot topic, and it's no surprise considering the millions of dollars collected by musicians to fund their projects. In 2014 alone, Musicians raised 34.1 million and successfully funded over 4000 projects -- and these stats are from Kickstarter which is just one crowdfunding site of many.

Considering the importance of crowdfunding to the question of music and money, we've written a recent series of articles in Electronic Musician magazine on the topic including Money Masterclass: How To Fund Your Music Project, Sequencing Crowdfunding to Get More Funding, and Setting Crowdfunding Goals. And it's a major segment in our 15-hour video online class Making Money With Music.

It’s one of the big reasons why we’ve been invited to speak at the San Francisco Grammy Association's Music Business Night School on The Art of Crowdfunding. So, if you’re in the San Francisco area, we invite you to join us Monday April 20that 6PM at The Chapel (777 Valencia Street between 18th St. and 19th St. San Francisco, CA).

Music Business Night School is a weekly professional development series which runs each Monday in April. The Spring 2015 Session will focus on the topic of identifying revenue streams; besides The Art of Crowdfunding they will cover topics such as Maximizing Your Music on Pandora, Crafting Your Music Marketing Plan, and Music Publishing and Placement. This will be our second speaking engagement for the Grammy Association (our first talk was in 2013 where we spoke on Making Money With Music, the precursor to our online course).

So, if you’re in the Bay area, come on out to hear the talk and meet with us in person. There’s even an after party at the venue where we'll be happy to chat with anyone who stays.

Details:


The Art of Crowdfunding


Date/Time: Monday, April 20 6:00pm - 10:00pm PDT


Located:The Chapel -- 777 Valencia Street between 18th St. and 19th St. San Francisco, CA


Presented by: Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, authors of The Indie Band Survival Guide and the 15-hour Making Money With Music Online Course at CreativeLive


Description: Master the art of successful crowdfunding: how to make viral campaigns, set the right rewards, choose the right crowdfunding platform, target the right backers, and raise the most funds from your campaign.


RSVP or Ticket is Required


Music Business Night School is Free for Members of The Recording Academy; $25 per session for Non-Members


April 20 Session Member RSVP: Click Here


April 20 Session Non-Member Ticket Site: Click Here


April 20 After-Party at The Chapel Sponsored by:Different Fur Studios


For complete Music Business Night School 2015 program overview, please click here

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