Crowdfunding can be a mixed bag. Sometimes, it allows bands like Protest the Hero and Devin Townsend to connect with their fans on a deep level outside of the constructs of the traditional music industry infrastructure. Sometimes it allows people to raise $3000 just so they can drop a piano on some champagne glasses in the name of “art,” and sometimes… sometimes it’s just sad.
Case in point, Kickended, a website that archives Kickstarter projects that weren’t just unsuccessful, but ones that didn’t receive a single cent. It’s a stark reminder that just because the platform works for successful artists doesn’t mean you’ll be successful for using it.