For their fourth album, We The Kings decided that instead of working with a label, they would rather just work with their fans. Thus, they started an Indiegogo campaign with a goal of $35,000, which was surpassed in less than a day. This melodic emo-po band from Florida ended up raising $149,453, with one of their perks being a lifetime of “Tickets + Meet & Greet Cards” to all concerts headlined by the band. We can be sure that the fans that contributed to that perk will be groupies for life and today, their Indiegogo-funded album “Somewhere Somehow” can be found right behind Beyonce in the Top Albums of the iTunes Store!
Ben Ottewell, former member of British rock band “Gome,” is finishing his second solo album that will have a more traceable hint of rock and blues. He decided to crowfund this solo because “Indiegogo lends a kind of transparency into making the record that you wouldn’t normally have in the typical record industry releases and I feel long term Gomez followers will really enjoy engaging in this way.” And he wasn’t wrong! With more than 3 sold-out perks, his campaign has raised more than £25,000 from his fans, most of who will be able to download his new record before it is officially released.
Like many other bands, Nonpoint loves to tour but it was struggling with the amounts of money that it requires. With their à la Ocean’s Eleven funny pitch video, they were able to charm their fans and surpass their goal back in April. With the $52,411 that they raised through Indiegogo, this month only they are touring over 6 states in the U.S. so if you are into alternative rap-metal, there is a chance that they might be touring near you.
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