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August 27, 2009

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The New Patronage

I talked to CNET’s Elinor Mills today about micro-patronage and my Kickstarter book project; here’s the resulting piece.

I like this line:

Mozart may have had his patron Austrian prince, but he didn’t have Twitter followers or MP3s to share.

(There aren’t any Austrian princes subscribed to Snarkmarket’s RSS feed, are there?)

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Posted August 27, 2009 at 8:53 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted

Comments

It would help if Kickstarter opened itself internationally - I realise that's more Amazon's issue, but Kickstarter has the advantage of a very loyal userbase, and the only other similar site - Fundable - has had complaints of fundees not getting their money.

How would a micropatronage program work if your product is not tangible? I perform, and I also provide services to creative productions. What could I give patrons - an hour of my time? (Kinda inconvenient if you need a merch girl for a 2 hour show and I disappear halfway!) Tickets to a free show? hmm.

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