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Tuesday
Feb012011

Kickstarters galore!

Ace Enders Ducktails

Three NJ artists: Ace Enders, Ducktails & Escape Directors recently launched their very own Kickstarters. If you're not familiar with the program, Kickstarter is a website where artists can create campaigns to seek financial support from their fans to hit selected funding goals. Luckily, all three artists mentioned above have hit their funding targets!

Ace Enders set out to reach $10,000 by February 21st in order to record a new record. The I Can Make Mess Like Nobody's Business front man has now raised over $15,000 towards his project. Ducktails aka Matthew Mondanile set out to reach $3,500 to self-release a vinyl pressing of a new 4 song EP, including his single "Killing The Vibe", which features Panda Bear of Animal Collective. Matt's Kickstarter has already raised over $5,500. Bergen County's Escape Directors have also launched a campaign to to raise funds to record an EP with multi-platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Fiona Apple). They were looking to raise $2,500 and have just hit their goal.

Congratulations to all the artists! All three campaigns are still running though, so if you dig any of these DIY artists please support!

Reader Comments (5)

wow, had no idea these worked so well!
February 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara
was going to give money to Ace, but now that he's basically loaded I might just buy...
February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
get a job!!!
February 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdude
our band saved up for a year while writing material to do our album on our own. yea, we dont have the fanbase to raise 10k even if we tried, but i understand why people are doing this these days. People want new music but they dont want to pay for it at the store or online. So this gets their investment up front - want new music? Help me make it. It makes sense. But, being from the other side of DIY, it also kinda bothers me. #jealous
February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFF
Absolutely Nick. Congradulations on meeting your goal. As the role of the record label continues to change, these kickstart programs are the next (err current) way for artists to make money for recording. Hope you guys have a great recording project.
February 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFF
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