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Equity financing for musical ventures

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Sep 23, 2002.


  1. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    More power to them. For once an artist is ripping off investors, rather than the other way round.

    In the immortal words of Tap:

    Do I have to come right
    Flat out and tell you everything?

    Gimme some money
    Gimme sone money
     
  2. unknown/unknown for username/password always works on nytimes.com.

    Anyhow, the band is selling equity in itself--its mechanical copyrights, in particular--in exchange for capital to fund its newest album/tour cycle. Presumably, dividends were discussed, and everyone will be reasonable.

    I genuinely believe that plans like this can work if a band is willing to be sane with its spending.
     
  3. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Interesting article and concept. Thanks for the link.
     
  4. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    That's a very cool idea. I had a feeling people were gonna start trying alternate means of funding musical projects when the whole Napster thing started. I think it's a great way to circumvent the major labels, as long as the bands don't go nuts with the money.