How much money has Kickstarter.com pumped into the music industry?
By Robert Douglass, June 7, 2012.
Have you ever wondered exactly how much money is flowing through Kickstarter.com into the music industry? I did, and as preparation for my appearance at Classical:NEXT I consulted the Kickstarter site itself, with the help of a little script I wrote, and tallied all of the succussfully completed music projects since the site launched in 2008. The results are pretty remarkable.
In total, in roughly 4 years, Kickstarter has poured a staggering $36,075,878.78 into music projects. Over the 10 categories that Kickstarter lists - Indie Rock, Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz, Classical, World, Hip Hop, and Electronic - Indie and Rock come out on top, raising over $6 and $5 million respectively. Classical, the object of my interest, has received a respectable $1.5 million.