While it seems as though more and more fan favorite musicians are taking to various crowdfunding platforms for their music/tour costs, former The Smith’s bandmate Morrissey is looking the other way when it comes to getting the funds for his projects.
According to numerous media outlets, the outspoken rocker announced that he plans to never use crowdfunding as a way to fund his music. He also stated that funding method seems to be a desperate attempt and it is insulting to fans.
He revealed to Spanish newspaper El Pais:
“It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask?… (Touring is) the only option left [and] luckily [for] me [it] is very good and exciting. The only unpleasant part of this [is] that whenever a concert is cancelled the story captures attention; but if the concert took place, it would hardly be mentioned. Many people enjoy writing negative things about me. Which is fine with me. Let them go if it makes them happy.”
Despite his negative remarks on crowdfunding, it seems as though Morrissey was basically hinting that he might be working on some new material and possibly a tour.
Meanwhile other musicians that are willing to give crowdfunding a chance have continued to find success, this includes Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Megadeth, who launched a campaign for their 15th album on platform PledgeMusic.
As previously reported, the legendary group, is offering backers a first-ever glimpse into the world of band members. Rewards range from a signed CD, download and AccessPass (unlocking access to Megadeth’s videos, music, behind the scenes photos and private updates) for $50 (currently 88 remaining), to a chance to jam with the band in Nashville, Tenn., before they begin recording, prior to May 15th.
Megadeth’s campaign revealed that physical album products will be fulfilled on or around street date. The estimated fulfillment date for non-album items and experiences is July 2015.
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