Crowdfunder Roundup

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East, west and across the blue Atlantic, opportunities are available to become a patron of the musical arts. Eli August, Unwoman and Victor Sierra are running crowdfunding campaigns. The Americans have taken to for support and the Europeans seek funding via

The two-year-old Patreon differs from other crowdfunding platforms in that it seeks to sustain an artist instead of aiming to fund one project. The pledged amount goes toward a piece of content, with different support packages being offered for different pledge levels. Think of Patreon as a subscription service.

Eli August is utilizing Patreon to provide solo songs and works with his band the Abandoned Buildings. The first song is “Hold Fast.” It’s a Poguesy, nautical knees-up that adds an existential mournfulness to “Raise high and toast your glass/For tonight may be our last.” Eli August can be supported at


Unwoman is using Patreon to create Cello-Filled Cover Songs. She writes that her “plan is to make cover songs, focusing on cheesy songs (both cheesy-good and cheesy-bad) — 1 or 2 a month — and release them (exclusively) to supporters for $1 apiece.” The best of these will be collected on a CD. Unwoman can be supported at


Victor Sierra has mounted an campaign to fund their third album, “Dark Passenger.” The Parisian industrialists seek to raise $3000 by June 2, 2015. They intend to release the album in September. Victor Sierra can be funded at

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