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On the latest Music marketing Manifesto Podcast I talk with Kat Parsons about Kickstarter, Amanda Palmer's recent 1.2 million dollar success, and what fan funding is like for the average musician.

IgnitionDeck is a cool wordpress plugin that allows you to Mimic what kickstarter offers but run the program on your own terms. You can learn more about Fan funding in the recent MMM podcast: http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/mmm-podcast-episode-7-kickstarter-for-the-average-musician-with-kat-parsons/

In this recent Music Marketing Manifesto blog post I released the results of a recent music industry statistics survey that I sent out to my 11,000 + subscribers. The results were pretty interesting. Teaser alert.... They ain't good: http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/music-industry-statistics-find-out-how-you-stack-up-against-the-average-indpendent-musician

7 Things You Probably Don't Want to Hear as a Musician...and four things you probably do. The following comes from Lee Parsons, founder of Ditto Music. Ditto is a UK- and US-based digital distribution service that counts over 50,000 artists worldwide.

How are musicians and songwriters compensated when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services?

24 Ways Musicians Can Use the iPad