Although it has been around for a couple of years, I’m sure most of you still have not heard of Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is a crowd funding website where people (like you and I) can fund any creative project we are interested in. These projects can be anything that deals with art, design, comics, dance, fashion, independent film, food, games, music (yes hip hop and R&B), photography, publishing, technology, and theater.
The idea is that you as an independent hip hop artist, can have your music project funded by people who believe in your project, and are willing to help fund it. They would be actual investors in your music project.
Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter. Just recently I saw Lord Jamar, one third of the legendary hip hop group Brand Nubian, with a project on Kickstarter. In his campaign, he is hoping to raise $5000.00 to complete his new album (Known Associate)and funding for his first video off the album.
Another interesting project I saw, and one I will contribute to (and you should too), was a project by Kenneth Price. Kenneth Price is an Emmy Award winning film marker from North Carolina. His project is to involves raising $25,000.00 to help create a documentary called the Harvard Fellow Documentary, where he will be documenting 9th Wonder’s (yes 9th Wonder, one of the most creative beat makers and producers of our generation) time while at Harvard University.
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