SellABand Down Just When It Needs To Be Up
Greeting visitors to Sellaband on Monday morning was the message, "Sorry, we're currently down for maintenance…we expect to be back up tomorrow by the end of the day." An apparently scheduled maintenance had to be extended, and it could not have happened at a worse time for the fan to artist funding enabler.
As Hypebot reported back in December, the site has had trouble generating sufficient fan investments to fund one of its most visible projects to dat – a new album by Public Enemy. In mid-December they had only raised $71,620 or just 28% of a $250,000 goal. Now Billboard and other mainstream media are reporting that Public Enemy and Sellaband have actually lost investors with the total raised now down about $4000 to $67,400.