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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.

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

Amanda Palmer Raises Nearly $1,000,000 with KickStarter – Shattering All Previous Records. Get the full story at http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/amanda-palmer-raises-nearly-1000000-with-kickstarter-shattering-all-previous-records/

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/

Cool jazz, warm nights and ocean breezes are headed to Topsail Island July 3 and 4 for the Ocean City Jazz Festival.

What are you doing this weekend? Join our fabulous co-hosts; six-time GRAMMY nominee, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and former "Good Morning America" anchor David Hartman on Sunday, November 22nd, 6 pm at the Carolina Theatre for the North Carolina Central University "Keep The Vision Alive" Jazz Benefit. Info and tickets at this link http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/branford-marsalis-0