Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) January 11, 2012 -- Four musicians have decided to risk everything for their careers. One of them may end up detained in a professional facility: the highest caliber recording studio they can buy. It's not punishment, but their goal; but only if they complete their independent campaigns on Kickstarter.com.
Many musicians from all points of the country are making an impact on the independent artist site. These strong entrepreneurs include Darcy Donavan (Los Angeles, California), Kip Winger (lead singer of Winger; Oberlin, Ohio), Pig Pen Theatre Co. (New York, New York) and The Hoons (from Alaska originally, and now Portland, Oregon). Each act is in a different stage of their music careers but they have all launched campaigns on Kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. The only catch is that these are "all or nothing" funding projects, which must reach their funding goals before time runs out, or no money changes hands. So how are they doing?
The talented Darcy Donavan hopes to leverage her skyrocketing popularity into her campaign for a new album. With a goal of $20,000 to be met by January 23, 2012, she has some way to go, but this resilient beauty has proven she has the chops to get her there. Darcy's campaign comes on the heels of the release of her Christmas single, "Kiss Me Under The Mistletoe". In it to win it, Darcy will work through the Holidays while keeping her growing number of fans involved. "I am definitely a different kind of artist who believes in giving back to the people who have helped me along the way. " The singer plans on sharing the entire recording of her album with her fans on Youtube.
Kip Winger is no newcomer to the music scene. His long career began as the lead singer of the popular rock band Winger. But for his new project, Conversations with Nijinsky, he uses his music talent to compose a ballet! A what? Over the years, Kip has become an accomplished, award nominated ballet composer. For "Conversations With Nijinsky", he wants to record exclusively with students of Oberlin College. "I always knew I'd end up writing orchestra music," Kip says.
Rounding out our contenders are two debut albums. Pig Pen Theater Co. is looking to put the songs from their musical shows on an album. These innovative thespians are looking good, having already reached the halfway point toward reaching their goal of $8,000. Cool and creative ideas like this one populate Kickstarter. Rock band The Hoons even made the move from Alaska to Portland for their endeavor. No commitment issues with these guys! With just a few days left, they need $6,000 to meet their goal, but are very hopeful of reaching it. Kickstarter has provided a great opportunity for these creative artists to pursue their dreams, and allowed many of them to reach their goals successfully. Good luck to these brave artists kickstarting their projects...and kicking butt at it!
By: Jon Phillipson
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