This is a great primer for anyone thinking about trying to fan fund a music release – taken from the DIY Musician blog.

When undertaking a crowdfunding project of your own, be sure to avoid these common pitfalls:

•   Setting unrealistic fundraising goals: “Internet Angels” (wealthy strangers trolling the internet looking to give away large sums of money) are the exception, not the rule.
•   Underestimating the importance of marketing your project: The assumption that “If You Build It, They Will Come” (simply posting to a crowdfunding platform and expecting contributions) is a conviction best left to Kevin Costner movies.


Crowdfunding is WORK, but it is smart work.


Here are 6 Tips for Crowdfunding Success:

Read the 6 tips here.