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Category Archives: crowdfunding

Living on fans: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Rather than enticing people to pay for music through marketing campaigns and radio play, Amanda Palmer is interested in connecting with her fans, becoming friends with them, and creating a system of exchange within the community that is formed. This means that art is not often payed for with money. Read more »

Could we crowdfund the dole?

Following the announcement of the 2014 budget, the director of a leading arts organisation posed a question on Facebook: ‘What recourse do the people have to stop these changes? What are next steps? Would be curious to know of any other effective measures to get the message across… apart from complaining on Twitter.’ Read more »

Hate the player, not the game: Actors compete in the Kickstarter popularity contest

The internet is a place where people feel things deeply. Sometimes, those feelings are about Zach Braff. During the four days it took the Scrubs star and writer/director of Garden State to raise US$2 million dollars on Kickstarter to fund his next movie, numerous commentators felt it … Read more »

Veronica Mars: how crowdfunding could change Hollywood

The unthinkable has happened. Veronica Mars: The Movie is a go. Though movie rumours have been rampant since the series ended six years ago, the possibility was remote. Warner Brothers, the studio that owns the rights to the series, couldn’t see an audience, and there was the … Read more »

Crowdfunding for writers

Writing today is no longer about typing out a manuscript and having a publisher do the work of editing, printing, distribution and marketing. Instead, writers are finding it increasingly important to be entrepreneurial in creating markets for their work. Crowdfunding is an interesting new concept that allows … Read more »