No Hard Feelings
hepstyle at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 09:41:08 EDT 2011
I just have a philosophical question about this kind of kickstarter
campaign. I've thought about trying to do one for some stuff, but here's my
obstacle: If you are going to offer a "free" cd for a $25 donation, are you
going to charge the general public $25 as well? How do you overcome the
potential insult of asking for charity and then offering an NPR style deal
where you end up charging the people kind enough to donate, arguably your
biggest fans, more for a product than you plan to charge people who didn't
donate? I see the liner note thing, but is that really added value? It
doesn't cost you anything, nor is it more work to add a name to a liner note
or put a name in a song. And if someone gives $20 they get nothing tangible
in return? Someone who gives you $20 at the merch table gets what, two
cd's? A CD and a shirt?
I guess this is at the heart of my problem. All bands are "listener
supported", but I see bands as straight up businesses. I won't go to parker
and otis because they charge 8 bucks for an egg salad sandwich!
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Mump <gilbertgeorgeneal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello. I'm trying to fund my 4th CD through Kickstarter.com. I set a
> goal, if i make it the donations go to my project. if not, not. I
> would appreciate any help. You can donate as little as $1 but every
> bit helps. Thanks.
> Here's the link to my project. Thanks everyone.
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