Local musician hopes to fund new album with Kickstarter
The Internet opened up a lot of new avenues artists can use to reach their fans, but there's a new online tool that lets fans invest in projects they choose -- and one local musician used Kickstarter.com to fund his new album.
There are several sites that allow people to give money to causes, ideas, inventions, and other creative endeavors -- and their viral potential is piquing interest.
Take the story of Karen Klien for example. She was a bus monitor who was bullied on videotape. After the incident went viral, someone tried to help her raise money to take a vacation by using Indie-gogo.com, and over $700,000 was sent in from across the world.
Locally, Ryan Townsend Strand met his goal of raising the $6,000 he needs to record his first album, and he joined FOX 9 News to explain why he turned to the web for help.
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Kickstarter made big news on Thursday when the company that invented virtual reality goggles to wear while playing video games topped $1 million in backing after only spending 24 hours on the site.