Quote: Originally Posted by Dean Roddey Well, I guess one answer is: Have you tried to raise a milllion dollars lately? How many artists do you know who have done that on their own? Kickstarter is a well known organization, which I assume lends some credibility, visibility, and organization to the process, provides the payment processing and tracking (I assume) and so forth. Has anyone (famous or semi-famous) tried? Does Kickstarter advertise projects where people who wouldn't normally know about something now know? Did people who didn't already know Amanda contribute? Just seems that if she said on her own website, please crowd source my new album, then her same devout fans would have done so, regardless of Kickstarter. Seems like Kickstarter gained more credibility from Amanda then she did from them. I get the basic organizational part. But is that worth $50,000?