Visual and audio artists are connecting more than ever with fans through crowdfunding sites like LegionM and Weeshing.
The deal is pretty simple: fans contribute to a film or band that they like which allows the production to happen. In return, the fans get to see the fruits of their investment and potentially profit as the “less hardcore” also buy tickets and enjoy the show.
Like many crowdfunding ideas, these models take the middle man, who provides nominal value, out of the picture and puts fans in a stronger position to experience their favorite artists. It essentially makes the fan the partner with the promoter.