For those of you who have been interested by the adventure of Amanda Palmer on Kickstarter (see How Crowdfunding redefines the future of Creation for million of artists), I just had a glimpse of her campaign’s result which just closed end May.
Have a look at Amanda’s kickstarter page. She had an objective to raise 100,000$.
Are you seated?…
She raised 1,192,793$. In less than 2 months.
She’ll do her compelling project, probably much more and most certainly we’ll hear about her in the future with some new, amazing, awesome projects.
No label, no publisher (which she dumped two years ago). Just the power of the crowd. People voted with their wallets.
Let’s look at the stats: 24,883 backers contributed an average of 48$ each. Out of them 11,100 contributed less than 5$. 20,500 contributed less than 25$. Ouch! Isn’t that democracy? Don’t you have 5$ to spend to support an artist you love??
I’m sure you want to change the world too. When will you leverage the power of the crowd for your project, and stop waiting for somebody else to decide whether what you are doing is right?