Seattle’s legendary London Bridge Studios is calling for help in saving The Neve, the vintage mixing console that was involved in recording Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Blind Melon and more. The campaign is up on Indiegogo, where a bunch of sweet supporter rewards and the campaign video are posted. Check it out, and consider supporting a cool cause (and maybe get your name etched onto the restored Neve console!
We all already know how much the internet has flipped the music industry upside down. Labels are no longer necessary to get the funding to record the album you want to record or buy the van you want to tour in (among other things). Nowadays you can use crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. These ingenious tools allow you to go straight to your fans, tell them what it is you need their money for, give them a list of cool rewards they’ll get for donating a certain amount, and BAM, you’ve got your money and you’re on your way. I love this concept. It’s a brilliant idea and in my eyes brings the fans closer to the artist and makes them feel more involved. It shows that they are necessary for the artist’s existence and an integral part of their failure or success