“Music is the universal language of mankind,” said Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1835. Over 150 years later, 5 great IndieGoGo music campaigns prove that great tunes know no borders:
Location: Praha, Czech Republic
Story: The Prostitutes are already a popular post-punk band in the Czech Republic. Now they have a chance to blow up internationally by recording their 4th album with a well-respected producer. Claim the album as a perk now, before all your friends find out about them!
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Story: Agent Ribbons hasn’t released any of their minimalist garage-pop in over a year! That changes this February when they record new material for the Cassingle and Loving It! label—that is if they can afford the studio time and get a new van. They have a variety of handmade perks for their supporters.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Story: Based in Brooklyn, but showcasing contemporary talent from all over Africa, the AFRIKA21 Mixtape Project is a tour-de-force of varied musical stylings. Contributions benefit youth initiatives in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Senegal. In return, perks include mix tapes, tee shirts, and (my favorite) chocolate.
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Story: Lindsay Walker is on a mission to bring her brand of bluesy jazz to the world. She’s also easily the best left-handed ukelele player since Tiny Tim. If you contribute to recording her first EP, you get a copy. If you contribute a bit more, she writes you a song. Sounds like a deal to me…
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Story: So Many Wizards wants to cross borders. Literally. This campaign supports the indie-pop quartet as they mix and master their new LP and tour it throughout the UK. Perks range from unreleased B-sides to lifetime free entry to every show they will ever perform.