Could you imagine this happening 5 years ago?: An artist takes samples and clips from over 300 songs and combines them into one 70 minute track. Not only is it good, but it’s good enough to spread all over the internet to the point where his website is crashing from all of the traffic.
Then because a group of people love the music so much, they want to turn it into something of their own. But that costs money, so they decide to crowdsource it–and it worked really well. They raised way beyond their targeted goal ($24k) and are able to remix a remix.
There are two revolutions happening. A remix revolution where we are taking each others ideas, tweaking them and building upon them. That’s always been happening, but never at this scale and speed. And the market for everything. Kickstarter is making it possible for the weird to meet the weird and get their projects funded (plenty of normal people on it too). You don’t need permission, but just enough initiative to get a beta out there to the people waiting to be connected to you.
The first installment of a Kickstarter campaign I helped fund was released today. Girl Walk All Day is a 70 minute music video based off Girl Talk’s “All Day” album, funded entirely through Kickstarter. Enjoy