Recording an album costs a lot and wouldn’t it be nice if that was not only my own money. I read about applying for a subsidy in a Dutch magazine. I had an e-mail exchange with a lady who explained “the rules” to me. I expected rule #1 to be that you have make good music (whatever that is), but music was not mentioned at all. Instead you have to make your subsidizers believe that you are going to earn money with your project. But if you know that beforehand, you can just apply for a loan.
Then, I started thinking about crowd funding. Everyone does that these days, so why not me? However, I am not sure where to look for a crowd. And I don’t feel entirely comfortable with the idea that people pay me for writing and recording songs, before they can have a listen. So then it came to me. Suppose I pay for this album myself and then you go out and buy it? Deal?