June 9 2009
Do you have an idea for a creative project you have always wanted to do, but don't have the money to get it off the ground. Well this site of the day might be your answer. The site is called Kickstarter. The site has simple premise: submit your idea, or creative project, and then set a funding goal and a date to reach your goal and then solicit your friends, your network & strangers to help fund your project. Now you ask yourself, why I would I give money to a complete stranger for a project? Well some of the projects on the site you might find very interesting plus people creating the projects are giving incentives to donate. Also the money you pledge will not be collected until the project reaches it funding goal by set date. So if the funding goal is not met by the set date of the project, no money is collected. The site is for all creative types: musicians, filmakers, authors, bloggers, photographers, designers, inventors, and more. There all types of projects such as a music project to recreate Miles Davis' album "Kind of Blue" with 8 bit machines. The project is called Kind of Bloop: An 8 Bit Tribute to Miles Davis. If you pledge $5 or more, you get an exclusive first access to download the finished album and private behind-the-scenes updates during its recording. If you pledge $30 or more, you will get all of the above, plus a limited-edition CD made only for Kickstarter backers. (Shipping included.) Another project is called Electronola - An electronic gumbo of New Orleans. The creator wants to create an album blending traditional New Orleans musicians and electronic music. There is even a video of the creator explaining the project on his project page. Check out some of the projects for yourself, or if you got an idea for something, create an account and share your idea with the world.