I was lucky to get in early on the Kickstarter crowdfunding trend when I used it to raise money to pay for a commission from Daniel Felsenfeld in January 2011. Since then, thousands of other musicians have used Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms to raise money. It seems like it's the only and best way to fund anything these days for independent artists and small organizations. I have thought about whether I'd ever use Kickstarter or crowdfunding platforms again, and the answer is probably yes.
But not right now.
My flute and percussion duo (A/B Duo) just embarked on some massive projects like commissioning 10 composers at once, touring, and recording. Until our earned income and grant money catches up with our grand vision, we need to do some fundraising. So here we are...
...drum roll please....
BAKE SALE - the old school crowdfunding model.
We didn't bake cookies though. We made limited edition CDs of our new EP plus the ever-affordable digital download, and what would any "band" crowdfunding campaign be without some band t-shirts? Hmm?
In all seriousness, I really hope that many of you who have supported my Kickstarter campaign would consider helping me again by pitching in a few bucks for some tasty tracks (written by Matthew Joseph Payne and Ivan Trevino) and help us raise money for our projects.
If you would like to make a larger, tax-deductible contribution, you can do that very easily with your credit card here.
Thank you again for your support!