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Crowdfunding has fallen short of early expectations of becoming a major music funding channel and continues to operate largely at the margins of entertainment finance


  • The best-funded Kickstarter project on the platform to date is Amanda Palmer’s $1.2m, ahead of De La Soul’s $600,000, and Christian artist Carman’s $538,000.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the latest happenings in the fan-funded music sector
  • The research note assesses the chances of success for fan funding and what services need to do to break out of their niche status

Key questions answered

  • Which artists have been successful through crowdfunding?
  • What do crowdfunding services need to do to break out of their niche status?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Crowdfunding success stories
  • Self-limiting funding system
  • Revolution tag staring to wear a bit thin


  • Author

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