SUPPORT THE PROJECT THAT IS BRINGING INDEPENDENT MUSIC TO THE MASSES
We have an opportunity to change the world for music artists everywhere. I am asking all good people to donate to our cause via Indiegogo. We have raised over $11,000 thus far, but need an additional $3,000 by the end of September to make this project a reality...
As you may know, the music industry has been once again transformed and increasingly evolving since the dawn of the internet. Major record labels have been flexing their muscles by laying claim to every significant music outlet that exists. Not only do they have great influence over the channels of media that play the music, but they also have enabled laws that ensure they are paid every time a song is played through these many controlled channels.
In short, major labels control the industry, including who succeeds and what gets heard. Independent artists do not stand a chance at competing against these entrenched operations regardless of the quality of their art form.
The Leggo My Demo project ranks independent music in real-time to give deserving artists a chance to be heard. Our charts bubble up the best new music on the independent market and then our radio plays them in order of what is the hottest tracks at that exact moment. The result is a live feed of the best new independent music that goes straight to the ears of music enthusiasts everywhere. Weekly and monthly winners are selected by the community for additional promotion ensuring a fair path to exposure for any artist.
This directly means that a deserving artist can become known on an international stage within a months time. No record labels to go through, no industry taxes when their music is played and no marketing team to help them get attention. Simply put, artists will become known and gain exposure based entirely on the merit of their music.
The end result of all of this will be a new open market of music that levels the playing field for independent aritsts and music lovers everywhere. If your track is good, it will rise in ranking and be heard on the radio. Independent artists will actually have a chance to be heard and music enthusiasts will decide what they like to hear. All based on real-time user rankings without any middleman in between.
THE HELP WE NEED
As the rapid innovation of web, radio and mobile apps continues we have a limited window of opportunity to remake the independent music industry for the better. We are in the middle of a unique project to seize this opportunity and we urgently need your donation to do it!
Our ambitious project has received a pivotal grant from the Knight Foundation that requires matching funds to release the grant. We have raised over $11,000 but still need to raise an additional $3,000 by the end of our September deadline to release the grant and complete our project! We are asking all people who have an interest in leveling the field for independent music to donate to our matching grant fundraiser at www.indiegogo.com/leggo
Your donations are critical... There are no corporate sponsors or rich uncle money-bags to support this cause. We have relied entirely on small donors like you. Hence, we need YOUR support as we strive to reach this major goal in music industry innovation.
We are almost there and urgently need your help to make a fair playing field for music a reality. All those who donate $9 or more will get special access to the site including production quality downloads of independent tracks. Corporate incentives are also available and our Sponsorship Package is included in the incentives section to the right of this page.
Sincere thanks from all of us here at Leggo My Demo, thousands of independent artists and the masses of users who will have free access to the best new independent music on the market.
Director of Development