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I really like the idea of the crowd funding tour... has there been an example of this?


A recent example is the Skipping Stone Tour by independent singer/songwriter Alexz Johnson. She funded her U.S. tour in the summer of 2012 entirely through her fans via Kickstarter. Her project was only for her tour and she raised enough money to tour 17 cities (15 in the U.S. and 2 in Canada.) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/525963075/alexz-johnson-tour-2012
This is just one example on one crowdfunding site. There have been numerous crowdfunded tours though.

Fred Roosevelt

Another music trend I think will happen is social will get bigger
the idea of discovering music thru friends and tastemakers will take off in 2013
Spotify announced a service like this and there is already a facebook app called


that is trying to do this

it recommends facebook likes for a user based on their taste and in addition.
you can designate friends as tastemakers in specific categories and that influences what is recommended to you.

Mindful Marketing Strategies

our marketing firm is working with a couple of large music suppliers and ticketing offices to implement a crowd-funding solution. It's similar to kickstarter, but much more specialized to music artists.


Thanks for the spam Fred, useful.
FB already does this, it's called posting a link to songs you like.

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