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Fan Republic LogoLONDON, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 – Island Records and Indiegogo have announced an innovative partnership, launching “Fan Republic” as the first collaboration of its kind between a music label and a crowdfunding platform. The partnership will provide a new place to discover and support emerging artists worldwide.
Fan Republic will be a crowdfunding destination powered by “Indiegogo Outpost” and hosted by Island Records, which uniquely offers exclusive rewards for artists who reach or exceed their funding targets. These will include deals and discounts negotiated by Island Records on everything from studio rates to video production and van rental. Island Records is one of the first companies to utilize the recently announced Indiegogo Outpost feature that enables companies to host Indiegogo campaigns on their own websites.
Emerging artists using Fan Republic will also have the chance to connect directly with the highly respected Island Records A&R team, who will be evaluating all projects which reach their funding targets.
Island Records President Darcus Beese says, “A&R is the life blood of Island Records and we also have a great track record of innovation in the digital space. There are many ways for artists to take the first steps in their careers and the crowdfunding route is increasingly one of them. Fan Republic shows our commitment to finding and nurturing great new talent, alongside our partners Indiegogo through their globally respected crowdfunding platform.”
To celebrate the site’s launch, Island Records is offering the incentive of a single release.  The winner will be selected by the A&R team from all the artists who reach their funding target within the first six months from launch–guaranteeing that at least one artist will get an Island Records release as the site gets underway.
Island Records Director of Digital Glenn Cooper says, “We are very excited about the launch of the Fan Republic partnership with Indiegogo. Crowdfunding is an important part of the digital marketing plot for many emerging artists and a great way to build a mutually beneficial relationship with their most engaged fans.”
 
The legendary Abbey Road Studios, a key Fan Republic partner, is also offering to mix and master a single via their world-class online service, for one lucky artist who successfully funds their campaign.
“Our Fan Republic partnership with Island Records is the latest example of how Indiegogo is committed to innovations and collaborations that harness the power of our open and global platform to help people fund what matters to them,” said Slava Rubin, Founder and CEO of Indiegogo.
Fan Republic powered by Indiegogo Outpost has the lowest administration costs of any music crowdfunding platform at 4%. Additional Fan Republic partners for launch include the following: Miloco Studios, Tiger Tours and Crossfire Productions.
January 14, 2014 – Knoxville, TN death metal band WHITECHAPEL spent most of 2013 touring the world, and they’ve captured it all on film.  As a result, the band accumulated a large amount of live performance and behind-the-scenes backstage footage which they’re ready to turn into a brand new DVD.
This time, WHITECHAPELPhil Bozeman (vocals), Ben Savage (guitar), Zach Householder (guitar), Alex Wade (guitar), Ben Harclerode (drums), Gabe Crisp (bass)–decided to make a DVD after producing the 2013 fan-favorite “Spring Tour Documentary,” which exclusively appeared on the band’s official YouTube page.  What better way to get their devoted fans involved with this new project than a crowdfunding campaign filled with special product offers and ultimate access opportunities?
Says singer Phil Bozeman, “This campaign is not our way of asking for a hand-out, we are simply asking for help from our fans to create a special DVD that will make memories for us all.  Please join us in our Indiegogo campaign to make the best Whitechapel DVD ever!”
Some of the incentives being offered to fans who pledge will include digital downloads of the audio of the DVD, a DVD plus t-shirt, a DVD plus hoodie, a DVD plus poster, signed microphone by Phil Bozeman, and a private screening of the DVD with the band in Knoxville.
Whitechapel’s Indiegogo campaign can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/whitechapel-dvd.

Capture the Crown promo 2013December 2, 2013 – Following the success of their debut album ’TIL DEATH and a year of relentless touring, CAPTURE THE CROWN is ready to release new material for their fans. The band has been hard at work on the EP ALL HYPE ALL NIGHT, creating some of their best material to date. However, due to creative differences, CAPTURE THE CROWN will be releasing the EP without the support of a record label. Seeing this as an opportunity to engage and involve their fans directly the band is offering unique perks and once in a lifetime opportunities for those who contribute to the release of ALL HYPE ALL NIGHT at any level via Indiegogo.

“You guys [the fans] are the reason we’ve made it this far! We love you all and we want to prove that to you by giving you the music you want and deserve. You can expect this to be the best music we’ve ever released! We are the ones deciding how this EP is written, produced and most importantly how it’s delivered to you! Expect a side of CTC that you’ve never seen before,” says lead guitarist Jye Menzies.

Singer Jeffrey Wellfare adds, “Thank you so much for your endless dedication and support. We will not roll over, we will not die, we will not go away, this is just the beginning of a bigger, better, and louder CAPTURE THE CROWN! We are now in control of what we give to our fans. We wrote this EP for you! ”

Offered are a variety of perks for contributors ranging anywhere from digital delivery of the album 24 hours prior to release, instruments used by the band, and even the chance of having your name and/or face tattooed on singer Jeffrey Wellfares’ body.

Contribute to the release of “All Hype All Night” EP  here.

July 8, 2013AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK recently fulfilled their contractual obligations to their label and decided to take it DIY and partner with Indiegogo to crowd fund their next record. This will be the group’s third studio album and they are seeking $50,000 for the effort. The band states, “With the evolution of the music industry, it’s becoming more and more difficult for money to find its way to the artist from a record label. With a platform like Indiegogo, we can eliminate the money filter middle man and connect with the fans directly. They are the most consistent part of this bands history and the only reason why we’re around.”

The group is scheduled to return to Castle Ultimate Studios where they recorded their first album, ALLEGIANCE, in September with a planned winter release. The band states, “We’re really excited to work with Zack Ohren again! This is some of the best material we have ever written and collaborating with Zack will bring out that raw, aggressive vibe we got out of ALLEGIANCE. We managed to combine elements from both ALLEGIANCE and INSTINCT at the same time add mature colors we never have before. We’re also thinking of remaking an old song from our early demo days.”

Indiegogo allows fans to connect with artist in fresh unique ways like never before. Campaigners who contribute $25 or more can participate on voting on an album title, view live progress of the album art, listen to snippets of new songs, receive a single before the public, and more… all while having the ability to comment and leave live feedback along the way.

The band further comments, “Regardless if we hit our goal or not, we are still putting out a new record. This might be our last one so why not have some fun and invite the fans to be a part of it? This campaign will tell us a lot about our band and where we go from here. We are risking it all and putting the band’s future in the hands of our fans and are ready to accept our fate…Good or Bad.”

Find the campaign here.

Indiegogo.com has been used by artists as varied as OneRepublic, Protest The Hero, Misery Signals and George Clinton, and it’s fast becoming the go-to website for musicians wanting to raise funds for any number of projects. Indiegogo.com is an open platform and therefore does not curate which artists can launch projects. A flexible funding option allows artists to keep the funds they raise even if they don’t hit their goal.