Musicians for Music 2.0 is a new kind of organization to help fund music discovery start-ups. It's not too late to change the music ecosystem!
In memory of Dan Nash: 1981-2010 ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Memory-of-Dan-Nash-1981-2010/277167587692 ) who played a tremendous role in helping move this project forward.
Musicians for Music 2.0 is a new kind of organization that will help fund music discovery web sites and technologies.
This Kickstarter campaign is to cover the costs to print and ship presentations to 25+ musicians to ask for their initial investment.
A bit of history on how the idea came to be...
As the power shifts from record labels, radio stations, record stores, and music magazines to online corporations like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Myspace, there are a growing number of music discovery web sites and technologies that can help music fans around the world discover music.
From mp3 blogs to podcasts, music recommendation engines to mobile apps, live event tools to music social networks, curated mixes to internet radio, this is clearly the future, but the majority of these sites are done as labors of love and not yet making money during this time of change.
We need to fund the best of these new ideas until they can generate their own revenue from advertising, grants, sponsorships, merchandise, donors, etc.
With foundations and venture capital firms not always an option, we turn to musicians who succeeded through the business models of the last 50 years can help launch Musicians for Music 2.0 and foster the business models of the next 50 years.
Through these taste maker sites and technologies, fans are directed straight to musician's sites, who can then have a direct relationship with their fans, through mp3 sales, ticket sales, donations, merchandise, and licensing, cutting out the many “middle men.”
If musicians receive the majority of profits from their work, they could live comfortably making music they want to make vs. aiming for mainstream appeal.
To watch a 3-minute presentation, visit http://www.slideshare.net/cmcenerney/musicians-for-music-20-version-3 and join our Facebook Group at http://bit.ly/m4m2vf to show your support and stay in-the-know.
Our next step is to submit a presentation, business plan, budget, and public relations plan in front of 25 successful musicians, with a goal of attracting 12 for the launch of this program in 2010.
Musicians for Music 2.0 will incorporate the best elements from non-profit foundations, venture funds, tech incubators, and advertising networks. The organization will fund taste maker sites and technologies can apply for and receive funding so they can work on turning part-time pursuits into full-time jobs and help more people discover more new music.
Please help us to cover the costs of this color printing and mailings. We need to raise $1,000 (25 people x $40 per package) and welcome your support to help change the music ecosystem.
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Donors to the Musicians for Music 2.0 project will be updated every two weeks with our progress on sending out presentations to musicians and our success with raising the initial capital to start the organization, which we estimate to be 1.5 million dollars for our first fiscal year.
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