If the success of Melbourne prog-metal band Twelve Foot Ninja’s music video campaign, smashing the previous record set by Eskimo Joe in February this year, has taught us anything – it’s that crowdfunding is here to stay.

Whether it’s as simple as a band recording a new album, raising funds for musicians to head overseas to tour, or simply a great music-related initiative, the likes of KickstarterPozible, and IndieGoGo are realising the previously lofty goals of artists the world over.

The Pretty Littles EP

Always good for a laugh, the Melbourne three-piece rockers are asking for a little help from ther fans. As so eloquently put on their Pozible page “We are putting together a new EP and we have run out of cash, anything ya got will help and we’d be forever grateful.”

“The recording is just about there, a morsal or two away from mixing. Then comes mastering, CD pressing, and, money-permitting, a James Cameron-directed video clip, fame, rehab, comeback tour, and finally rehab.”

Up for grabs if you pledge to the band’s cause is a Pretty Littles hamper with all their merch, a personally written song,  a gig at your place, and last but definitely not least, karma.

With a little over a month to go, they boys are a third of their way towards the goal, so get to giving!

Campaign: Pretty Littles EP
Target: AU$1,500

Help Keep veri.live Music Mag Alive

The independent, predominantly self-funded bi-monthly rock’n’roll journal is run almost single handedly with editor Zo Gay acting as designer, layout artist & primary photographer.

With 14 editions published,  and edition 03 winning a silver medal for design at the Victorian PICA awards & over 24,000 vinyl’s pressed, veri.live needs your help to stay afloat. They’re asking for readers of the mag to help contribute to the costs of the next three editions of the publication.

For vinyl fans, you can pledge for a selection of official veri.live test pressings from our most popular splits, including: The Black Keys, The Mark Of Cain & The Tea Party. You can also pledge for original photographic prints, veri.live merchandise, artist signed copies of veri.live and  much more.

Campaign: Keep very.alive!

Lior’s New Album

The angelically-voiced Melbourne singer has finished the writing of what will be his fourth studio album, and he’s asking for his supporters to help fund the cost of recording and distributing his music.

The singer states ” I’m excited to embrace this incredibly connected world we live in and involve you in the making of this album, and to be able to offer more than just the album as well as keep you updated throughout the process.”

Up for grabs should you choose to pledge  to the ARIA award winner’s campaign is a personalised thank you in the liner notes,  signed art prints, hand written lyrics,  a Skype performance,  a signed guitar, and  even a gig in your lounge room!

With 20% of all money raised going to UNICEF’s Global Vaccination Program (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), this is one really worth giving to!

Campaign: Lior New Album

A New Music Rating System

Pressed Heat is a music review hub and rating system that covers all genres of music. As soon as you’ve heard a record you can visit that album’s profile and rate what you thought about the album on a scale from 1-10 and even add a written review.

You can share your reviews and others via social networks to let your friends know what you make of latest releases. Pressed Heat is also aiming to have new music news and more.

The money pledged will go towards coding services, database hosting, graphic design, and publicity.

If you pledge you have the option to receive personal thank you letters or videos, t-shirts, framed records, free advertising and dinner with the founders.

Campaign: Pressedheat.com
Target: AU$10,425

Future Of The Left Album

After a long, some would say appropriate, period of consideration, the rock band known as future of the left have decided to raise funds to record and release their new album.

With the writing done, and they’re recording at Monnow Valley in  Monmouth where both Curses and Travels With Myself With Another were recorded.

The Welsh band are offering some goodies should you choose to pledge including amazing merch, exclusive streams, never before heard recordings, and a personal tour f the studio and recoding process!

Campaign: Future Of The Left: Album

Update On Last Week’s Campaigns

The Wheelharp by Antiquity Music, A groundbreaking keyboard musical instrument that’s like having a real chamber string orchestra at hand,  needs your help with less than a fifth of the needed funds pledged so far!

PIXIES: A Visual History go backed and then some! The photobook chronicling the band’s history exceeded its $150,000 goal by almost $100,000! Unfortunately, this good news is marred by the recent news that Kim Deal has left the band. 

Mark Rudolph’s Closing Doors, the record store comic book met it’s $2000 goal for publishing costs. Hooray!

Aussie soul band  Deep Street Soul  have funded their tour of Europe and even exceeded their goal of $5000. Good job, music fans.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have raised 46% of their intended goal  to record a new EP with 99 days to go. Considering how many fans paid to see the band live on their recent tour of Australia, Trail Of Dead lovers better get to pledging!

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