latest

Available Now at Music Books Plus, 'Crowdfunding for Musicians - Using Kickstarter, Patreon and More to Get Paid for Your Music'

Canadian Musician's sister site, Music Books Plus, is now selling Laser Malena-Webber's popular and practical book for indie musicians, Crowdfunding for Musicians - Using Kickstarter, Patreon and More to Get Paid for Your Music.

Published by Berklee Press, it's a pratical, musician-focused guide to crowdfunding a music career. It explains the ins and outs of using Kickstarter, Patreon, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding tools to connect to an artist's fan base and run a successful fundraising campaign. It gets into mobilizing fans to support the next album, tour, video, or other music project, or to create a steady fan-sourced income stream to support a career as a musician. Malena-Webber eplains how to develop effective strategies for successful campaigns, including timing, networking, press relations, reward levels, and more. Readers will learn not only how to increase their income, but generally to optimize their career and art while connecting with their fan base. Interviews with artists and industry insiders offer real-world stories and practical advice.

“Laser Malena-Webber has compiled a veritable Hitchhiker's Guide for independent musicians hoping to harness the benefits of crowdfunding," says Storm DiConstanzo, singer-songwriter, Paul and Storm. "Comprehensive enough to help anyone from rank novice to nascent mogul, Laser dishes practical info and wisdom using clear language and easy humor. You'll still need to do the work yourself, but Laser's guide will be your companion for crowdfunding success.”

“I've done a few crowdfunding projects, and I've probably made every possible mistake. Wouldn't it be great if I'd had some kind of a guide, perhaps in book form, something that started with the basics, clarified the dizzying array of possibilities, and then connected my dream with the practical steps I needed to take to make it happen? This is that book," adds Jonathan Coulton, independent musician, Emmy- and Tony-nominated songwriter, co-host of NPR's Ask Me Another. "Crowdfunding is a powerful magic spell, and Laser is the Hogwarts professor who can teach you how to cast it in a way that works for you.”

For more information or to purchase Crowdfunding for Musicians, go HERE.

Author image
Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.