Recently I reported on Amanda Palmer’s astonishing Kickstarter success, when the indie artist raised over 1.2 million dollars to help promote her upcoming album/book release.
However many readers pointed out that Amanda Palmer is by no means your average musician. She has a major label past, a huge following, managers, publicists, and a reportedly large mailing list.
So I thought it important that I let you hear directly from another musician who has had considerable success on Kickstarter, but who also perhaps shares more commonality with the average musician who is out their fighting the good fight each and every day.
Her name is Kat Parsons’. Kat is a singer songwriter from Los Angeles, and also happens to be one of my favorite members of the Music Marketing Insider Circle.
Kat recently released her first album with much help from a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $20,000 in donations.
Kat does not have a record label, manager, or expensive publicist, or any highfalutin major label past. Rather she is a your average musician, making good music, working hard at the “business” side of things, and just generally kicking ass when it comes to her career.
So if you were skeptical of Kickstarter after hearing Amanda Palmer’s story, listen to the latest episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast and see what you think.
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And if you’d like to learn more about Kat Parsons’, you can download a free track from her most recent album at KatParsonsMusic.com
Oh yeah, and as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Are you a Kickstarter convert or still unconvinced? Let me know via the comments below.