Quote: Originally Posted by Murray 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? Takes credit cards, provides bandwidth, provides legitimacy, and helps build things for other people to use to. Why not use kickstarter? Why not give them more legitimacy. She's not generally in the business of fundraising, and they are. They provide the infrastructure for a modest fee, and using them brings publicity to less famous folks too. She'd even helped fundraise for other MUCH smaller projects. And their cut is a ****ton less than Roadrunner's.