How Much Does Crowdfunding Cost Musicians?

Crowd-funding campaigns for musicians hit the spotlight this year when Amanda Palmer raised more than a million dollars for her latest album through Kickstarter. Palmer drew fire when she revealed how she was spending the money — a lot of it wasn’t going to actually making music, but to the Kickstarter campaign itself. I spoke to two bands running crowdfunding campaigns through different platforms to find out how much it’s cost them to ask you for money.

In the video the band A House for Lions made to advertise a crowdfunding campaign for its debut album, the musicians ask little kids, or, as they call them, “potential investors,” for, well, funding.

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