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Crowd Funding: Good Idea or Not?

Hi - would love your thoughts on this: I've been considering using crowd funding as a way of raising funds for a festival tour I want to do next summer.  Given that many festivals will either not pay…Continue

Tags: kickstarter, pledge, funding, crowdfunding, songwriters

Started Sep 4, 2012

Searching for a Blues Folk Singer Songwriter
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I don't know if anyone might be able to help me out.  I'm desperately trying to remember the name of a Black female blues/folk singer songwriter who is long dead sadly but never got much notoriety…Continue

Tags: songwriters, dead, singer, black, folk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Gorfinkle Sep 3, 2012.

 

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Performing live with Martin Kolarides & Larry Bartley. Filmed by Mark Joyce.

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Melissa James commented on Truersound's group 'Music Bloggers'
"@Tim M. Otto - I'm always keen to learn more about Tom Waits.  Is there somewhere we can read your blog post?"
Jan 15, 2013
Melissa James commented on Truersound's group 'Music Bloggers'
"@modernacoustic - Hi - I just tried clicking on the link to your blog post but it didn't work.  Is there a problem with the link or could you perhaps post the actual web address?  Always keen to hear new music :-)"
Jan 15, 2013
Melissa James replied to Gerwyn Glyn Owen's discussion 'Essential Collections for a Newbie'
"I also love Gillian Welch and would wholeheartedly recommend her album The Revelator and The Harrow & The Harvest. I would also add: Eric Bibb: Good Stuff Amos Lee: Supply & Demand Amos Lee: Mission Bell Lizz Wright: The Orchard Ray…"
Nov 6, 2012
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Oct 20, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"Thank the lawwd for that, Hal!"
Oct 7, 2012
Melissa James replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Anyone burned by a crowd-funded artist?'
"Has anyone used, or have any knowledge of, IndieGoGo?  Heard the name mentioned tonight by someone for the first time but know nothing of it otherwise.."
Sep 24, 2012
Melissa James replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Anyone burned by a crowd-funded artist?'
"I would say you should contact Kickstarter to find out first from them if they have any update on what's happening with the artist's project.  Or perhaps the artist has a website you can contact them via to ask them directly?  It…"
Sep 13, 2012
Melissa James commented on Harrisonaphotos's blog post 'CD Review - Ryan Bingham "Tomorrowland"'
"I'm disappointed to read your review.  I first learned of Ryan Bingham not long ago when I heard one of the songs from his latest record on Bob Harris' show on the radio here in the UK.  I thought he sounded great and I loved the…"
Sep 13, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"Sure, RP N10,  I understand that.  I guess I don't consider I'm bidding down what I do in trying to reach a wider audience.  Sending out CDs to those in the music press is a tool and, like it or not, it is necessary. …"
Sep 5, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"Hmm.  I see what you're saying but I guess the point is that unfortunately we are, as artists, reliant on reviews in order to gain some exposure.  Giving my CD away to anyone who writes in won't give me the same exposure that…"
Sep 4, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"That's very kind, Sandra.  Thank you so much.  Really appreciate your words.  Never mind Simon Cowell.  If your son and/or daughter get switched onto my music, I'll be very pleased. Thanks Sandra!"
Sep 4, 2012
Melissa James posted a discussion

Crowd Funding: Good Idea or Not?

Hi - would love your thoughts on this: I've been considering using crowd funding as a way of raising funds for a festival tour I want to do next summer.  Given that many festivals will either not pay new artists or will pay but very little, it is likely I'll have to prepare to pay my musicians myself.  This will get incredibly costsly very quickly - especially with travelling costs and the like so any help I can get with this would of course be useful.  Are sites like Pledge Music and…See More
Sep 4, 2012
Melissa James left a comment for Joe Gorfinkle
"Thanks for the "friend" request Joe.  Glad to be connected :-)"
Sep 4, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"It is a difficult one, Hal, and I debate this a lot with myself as I released my album recently.  I've sent out a couple hundred promos at least and, while the return has been worthwhile on some of them as the album has received…"
Sep 4, 2012
Melissa James replied to Easy Ed's discussion 'Used CD or File Sharing: What's The Difference?'
"Ha! Very interesting..."
Sep 4, 2012
Joe Gorfinkle replied to Melissa James's discussion 'Searching for a Blues Folk Singer Songwriter'
"Georgia White, Memphis Minnie, Victoria Spivey Ma Rainey are a few .. hope it helps"
Sep 3, 2012

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