6 episodes

In this five-episode podcast from Berklee Online, the online school of Berklee College of Music, we examine four very different musical acts, and track their progress across various crowdfunding platforms, including Kickstarter, PledgeMusic, and Indiegogo. We look at all the pertinent points of launching a successful crowdfunding campaign, and touch upon the history and the future of online music crowdfunding, through interviews with famous musicians, platform heads, and teachers from Berklee Online's esteemed Music Business department.

The Roaring Crowdfund Berklee Online

    • Music
    • 4.8, 15 Ratings

In this five-episode podcast from Berklee Online, the online school of Berklee College of Music, we examine four very different musical acts, and track their progress across various crowdfunding platforms, including Kickstarter, PledgeMusic, and Indiegogo. We look at all the pertinent points of launching a successful crowdfunding campaign, and touch upon the history and the future of online music crowdfunding, through interviews with famous musicians, platform heads, and teachers from Berklee Online's esteemed Music Business department.

    Episode 5: The Future of Online Music Crowdfunding

    Episode 5: The Future of Online Music Crowdfunding

    A chip inside your head that charges your credit card every time you think of a song? A return to serfdom in a capitalist society? A fun and free-for-all approach where communities join together to make music? What is the future of online crowdfunding for music? We answer that in Episode 5 of this five-part podcast from Berklee Online, and we also answer how our artists did with their campaigns.

    • 47 min
    Episode 4: DIY (or Do It with a Posse of Power Rangers)

    Episode 4: DIY (or Do It with a Posse of Power Rangers)

    Who on this podcast is going it alone? Who has a little help from their friends? In Episode 4 of this five-part podcast from Berklee Online, the four artists we're profiling get closer to the ends of their campaigns, and reveal who is totally Do-It-Yourself, who works with managers, who works with consultants, who works with publicists, and who works with a hip-hop version of the Power Rangers.

    • 34 min
    Episode 3: Perks, Rewards, Support, and Skydiving in Diapers

    Episode 3: Perks, Rewards, Support, and Skydiving in Diapers

    What will you offer to make your crowdfunding campaign successful? A vial of your own blood? A skydiving excursion in diapers? A chance for your fans to sign your nude body? Answer: As you'll see from the artists we're following, you'll do whatever gets your fans to fund your Kickstarter, PledgeMusic, or Indiegogo campaign! In Episode 3 of this five-part podcast from Berklee Online, it's all about the perks. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 1: The History of Online Music Crowdfunding

    Episode 1: The History of Online Music Crowdfunding

    Ride shotgun through the history of crowdfunding with those who made that history, including Mark Kelly from Marillion, Ted Leo, Molly Neuman from Kickstarter, Jayce Varden from PledgeMusic, Brian Camelio from ArtistShare, John Trigonis from Indiegogo, and more! In Episode 1 of this five-part podcast from Berklee Online we'll get into the controversial who did what when of online music crowdfunding, and introduce you to our four featured artists.

    • 35 min
    Episode 2: Tell Your Story Online, Sell Your Music Online

    Episode 2: Tell Your Story Online, Sell Your Music Online

    Meet the artists as they kick off their crowdfunding campaigns, tell their stories, sell their music, and get ready for their close-ups in their intro videos. In Episode 2 of this five-part podcast from Berklee Online, we'll get into why they think they deserve your money and get to the bottom of why they chose the platforms they did: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or PledgeMusic.

    • 35 min
    THE ROARING CROWDFUND Trailer

    THE ROARING CROWDFUND Trailer

    Your favorite musicians want to send you their blood and have you sign their nude bodies. Join Berklee Online's Pat Healy as he takes you through the past, present, and future of online crowdfunding, riding shotgun with four very different acts, who are all trying to raise money for their art. It requires a lot more than just blood, sweat, and deep email lists!
     

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

dimebagdinaro ,

hear the roar

Looking forward to this peek into the quintessentially “new economy” practice of crowdfunding, which everyone seems to have a take on, but most of us don’t really know that much about, much less the wide variety of people who utilize it for every purpose under the sun... Pat’s affability, humor, and years of experience in arts & entertainment journalism will make him a perfect host!

EddieMoneyMan ,

Looking forward to it!

Pat is a great interviewer - can’t wait to listen to all the episodes.

Otis Rush ,

THANK YOU!

Great topic and stoked to hear it explored. Pat is a natural podcaster. Stoked he's doing this. Every musician should be as well.

Top Podcasts In Music

Listeners Also Subscribed To